This is a 2-Day seminar in Newport, RI. Or choose to do the homestudy e-course.
1. 18 CE Credits Live Seminar (6 theory credits + 6 hands-on credits with the instructor + 6 hands-on credits at home). $308. Required Home Practicum: Five client testimonials submitted to total the extra 6 hours needed.Approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #155301-00).
2. 10 CE Credits Online Homestudy $182. Exam, Practicum Forms, Instructional e-DVD & Illustrated Manual. Approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #155301-00). Most states approve any courses that are NCBTMB approved, but every state has their own set of rules regarding massage. Click on this link to find the rules in your state.
This is an ancient oil therapy from Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a time-proven, evidence-based holistic medical system of self-healing. This is potentially one of the most "spiritually awakening" therapies on the planet and it is one of Karyn's most favorite therapies to give to her clients. It raises consciousness, bliss, peace, removes stress and so much more. Even the practitioner receives the benefits when they GIVE the treatment! The treatment will be demonstrated using oils, however students will practice this therapy using water.
Anyone can come. You don't have to be a healer or massage therapist. All students will give and receive the therapy as well as be presented with a demonstration of how this therapy is given properly. This particular shirodhara therapy is very unique because it incorporates heated and chilled sea stones to help harmonize and ground the clients during this very uplifting therapy. It helps pacify the "internal wind" we all carry around from stress. Karyn also uses stones in the oil to help regulate the temperature of the oil, as well as infuse the prana from the ocean that is within the matrix of each stone.
Benefits of Shirodhara Therapy:
Eliminates diseases of head and disorders affecting neck, eyes, ears, nose and nervous system.
Balances the third eye and stimulates the nervous system by releasing neuro-hormones and creating ecstatic feelings of relaxation and pleasure.
Helps overcome stress and its ill effects on nervous system
Helps relieve insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, rheumatism, hypertension, asthma, hair problems and stress
Gives great mental relaxation
Invigorates the body and mind and stimulate cognitive memories.
Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate at the skull and hairline from stress.
Renews the sweetness of life.
Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines.
Opens the third eye.
Heightens the senses.
Activates the pituitary gland.
Increases spiritual awareness.
Regulates mood and depression disorders.
Activates the memory.
Stimulates the 6 & 7th charka which regulates our breathing patterns.
“One who applies oil on his head regularly does not suffer from headache, baldness, graying of hair, nor does his hair fall. Strength of his head and forehead is especially enhanced; his hair becomes black, long and deep-rooted; his sense organs work properly; the skin of his face becomes brightened; applying oil on the head produces sound sleep and happiness.”
Ayurvedic physician Charaka, in the first text on Ayurveda, written over 2,000 years ago.
This therapy is an excellent addition to your massage or healing practice. It includes marma massage of the face, head, neck, shoulders and feet. This ancient therapy enlivens the “mind” or innate intelligence that lives in every cell in our body. It is a mind-melting experience, where it clears away negative thoughts by dispersing the negative electrical impulses that accumulate at our foreheads form overthinking and stress. It is one of the only therapies that assists in raising consciousness, allowing for spiritual and cellular activations within the physiology. These spiritual heights can also be reached during deep meditation.
Karyn will lead the class through the concepts, theory, benefits, precautionary measures and a demonstration of shirodhara therapy and a guided stone harvest on the first day. On the second day of class, students will have the chance to practice and receive shirodhara therapy through a guided practicum forum with Karyn. Shirodhara therapy involves a controlled flow of warm oil is gently poured over the “Ajna” or third eye chakra. The oil then streams down the crown chakra, which magnifies the senses, awakens the body’s natural healing process, reverses imbalances within the body, rejuvenates the face and renews the sweetness of life Shirodhara is one of the most unique therapies available for reducing stress and enhancing cellular intelligence and immunity.
What does Deepak Chopra say about Shirodhara? Learn more.
Learn the history of shirodhara therapy
Become competent at massaging the head & feet
Ascertain the contraindications
Understand the benefits
Become proficient in performing shirodhara
Discover marma points on the head and face
Learn about Ayurvedic facial analysis
Comprehend nasya and karna purana therapy
Become familiar with the Ayurvedic classification of massage oils
Define some common shirodhara remedies
Learn how to put the shirodhara equipment together
Become skilled in keeping the temperature of the oil consistent and the flow of oil uninterrupted.
Develop your intuition and how to connect deeply with your client
Please Note: To become an effective shirodhara therapist, it takes devotion, practice and more practice. The motivation to learn shirodhara therapy must come from your heart. It is not a therapy you can learn in a few days and become an expert, nor is this a therapy you should water- down in order to make make more money in your spa. This is a very sacred, profound art that takes lots of time and dedication to learn.
Class Credits: 18 CEs from the NCBTMB
Required Home Practicum: Five client testimonials submitted to total the extra 6 hours needed.
Location: 855 Waterman Avenue, Unit B, East Providence, RI 02914
Food & Dining: Bring your own, or join us at one of the nearby restaurants
Master Instructor: Karyn Marie Chabot D.Ay, MS, LMT (Karyn’s Bio)
PLEASE NOTE: The instructor of this class is subject to change. All Sacred Stone instructors are certified, qualified, experienced, skilled, gifted, and approved by Karyn!
What To Bring?
Massage linens (Top sheet and fitted sheet) (Students who don't bring sheets can buy a set of used sheets at the school for $15)
2 hand towels
1 large towel
Pen or pencil + paper
Pillow to sit on the floor if you don’t want to sit in the chair
A sturdy bag for stone harvesting at the beach
Sunscreen and good walking shoes
Any type of foam for extra padding for the massage table
Please note: SAMA is not responsible for traveling expenses should the class be canceled due to inclement weather or if the instructor is sick. We don’t have a list of substitute teachers locally, so if a teacher is sick, class will be rescheduled. Students must make travel plans with this in mind when planning to attend SAMA classes from out town.