12 CE Hour Ayurvedic Massage (Computer-Based Live Interactive Webinar)

CE Institute


This live course is approved by NCBTMB, FL, SC, GA & TN boards of massage and all states that accept NCBTMB hours.  Florida Board of Massage will accept this course as a live "relevant to massage techniques" hands-on training for the 2022/2023 relicensing period due Aug 31, 2023.

If you are taking this training for CE credit, please check with your own board to ensure you will receive the credit you need PRIOR TO registering or paying for this class.  There is a $25 cancellation fee to cancel for any reason, plus 7-days notice is required prior to the start of training to change or cancel.

In this live interactive webinar, you will have some opportunity to have instructor interaction with questions/answers and hear other students' questions regarding the presented material.  Our webinars are largely interactive with polls, break-out sessions with the other students and more.  Please read the email instructions provided prior to the start of your training to get the very most out of it!  Please login to your live webinar 30 minutes prior to the start of class.  Any student who is not logged in at the start of class, or anyone does not attend the entire online class will not receive a certificate or CE credit.  We cannot provide a certificate or partial CE credit for partial attendance for any webinar. Please click HERE to view our Webinar FAQs & Policies.  Thank you.


    This 2-day 12 CE hour Ayurvedic class is offered as live, hands-on, webinar in the EASTERN TIME ZONE on the following dates:


    • Please select "1:00 pm July 26, 2023" above for the following 2-day schedule:  Wednesday & Thursday, July 26 & 27, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm Eastern Time


    • Please select "10:00 am August 26, 2023" above for the following 2-day schedule:  Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 2023 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Eastern Time


    A 30-minute meal break provided in the middle of most classes as well as a 10 minute break each class hour.


    Ayurveda is one of the oldest traditional medical practices from India. Ayurveda is translated as the Science of Life or Knowledge of Life.  The word “Ayus” means “life” and “Veda” meaning “science” or “knowledge”.

    In this class you will learn how to perform a full body Ayurvedic Massage known as Abhyanga. The effectiveness of Abhyanga is due to the profound and deeply relaxing friction-based strokes using warm oil and a mindful touch.  The calm approach and relaxed state during the massage promotes circulation, provides a general sense of wellbeing, and opposes the effects of everyday stress and strains on the body and mind.  

    Abhyanga is a deeply relaxing oil massage for the whole body and it is given with gentle rhythmic strokes that help restore the balance of the Doshas, the functional aspect of the body according to Ayurveda. 

    To understand Abhyanga, it is necessary to understand the basic principles of Ayurveda. The balance and inner calm of the therapist plays an important role. These are the aspects of this ancient technique that will be transmitted to you during this class.

    Students will:

    • Understand the Basic principles of Ayurveda
    • Learn self-abhyanga(Ayurvedic massage) for inner peace and balance
    • Watch instructor demonstration of an Abhyanga Full Body Ayurvedic Massage
    • Practice Abhyanga Full Body Ayurvedic Massage
    • Perform Body constitution evaluation/questionnaire
    • Learn about Tridoshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha
    • Learn how to customize your full body Ayurvedic treatments
    • Determine appropriate massage oil for each client
    • Student lab to custom blend oils for the 3 doshas
    • Learn Abhyanga benefits and contraindications

    We invite you to immerse yourself in the life-changing training of this ancient science and I look forward to sharing the theory and practical elements that make this timeless tradition such a sacred and powerful addition to your current practice.

    Abhyanga is a growing treatment and service provided in various spa and therapeutic settings.  After this class, students will be able to independently customize and provide a one hour full body abhyanga appointment for clients.  A few weeks before the webinar, students will be able to download a written protocol, workbook and client questionnaire that are used to independently provide this very special appointment service  Add another service to your existing repertoire and find a new way to work with Abhyanga!


        About your Ayurvedic Instructor:

        Desiree Collazo runs our Ayurvedic Program at CE Institute LLC.  She was initiated as Swami Shantiananda of the Shiva Kriya Yoga School of Divine Values and is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic consultant and practitioner.  She is a teacher of various ancient and modern modalities of healing. 

        Prior to reaching CE Institute LLC, Desiree spent 19 years as staff at one of the most popular and prestigious massage schools in South Florida - Cortiva formerly known as the Florida College of Natural Health.  She started as an instructor and worked her way up to become the Director of Education for the Miami Campus until the school closed in 2019.

        Desiree’s interest in Ayurveda began during her education as a massage student in 1998, where she started her self-studies and attended local workshops.  She accomplished her Panchakarma apprentice training with Dr. Aparna Bapat in September 2008.  In 2009 she travelled to India to further her proficiency in Panchakarma Therapies under the guidance of Drs. Sapna,  Rajesh Deven and team.  Desiree now organizes annual trips and travels to India every year to further her Ayurvedic studies and practices.

        On August 2009, Desiree received a Bachelor of Vedic Studies (Ayurveda) from the Sai Ayurvedic College of Miami.  Her teaching career began in 2000 in her alma mater as a Clinical Massage and Basic Skincare instructor, and later in the Paramedical Skincare program, which included Ayurveda training.

        Desiree has lectured at National Beauty Conferences and has written various courses as an approved CE provider for the Florida Board of Massage and Board of Cosmetology.  She continues to provide CE seminars for the bodywork and spa industry plus lectures on the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.

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