Ayurveda Massage & Shirodhara Training

A training in Ayurveda Warm Oil Massage (Abhyanga)

Learn the art and science of Ayurveda Massage
with a seasoned professional.


Darci Frankel has over 14 years experience in teaching Ayurveda Massage.


January 21-23rd 2011, Kauai, Hawaii

February 25-27th 2011
Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, Ca

$650 or $550 if paid before Jan 1st

Free bonus self care class before the workshops.


You will learn:

* Some basics of Ayurveda

* Specific massage motions to
balance the 5 pranas in the body.

* An Abhyanga Massage routine
for one or two therapists (tandem).

* How to perform self Abhyanga

* Introduction to Marma Chikitsa
(Ayurveda Acupressure)
* Enjoy catered lunches.

"Darci has a strong commitment to healing and transformation which she expresses through her wisdom in Ayurveda."
Deepak Chopra M.D., Author
the Path to Love


“Our body is our temple. Ayurveda, the science of life, is a treasured gift given to us by the source. 
If you feel inspired, join me on this journey,
 back to the Self.”


“Darci’s Ayurvedic training comes from great Guru Shishya Parampara (Lineage of Ayurvedic Doctors) with Dr. Vasant Lad. My personal experience has been that Darci has very deep insights in regard to good health and longevity, her association is truly inspiring. I highly recommend we all seize this opportunity to deepen our knowledge with Darci, in these ancient Vedic traditions.”  ~ N.H.


Ayurveda is a complete system of well-being and self care originating in India some 7,000 years ago.  It is said that Ayurveda is the mother of all healing modalities. The goals of Ayurveda are to prevent disease, preserve health and promote longevity. 


       Abhyanga, Warm Oil Massage is a traditional, rhythmical massage from ancient India where warm herbal oils are poured on and massaged into the body. It is extremely nourishing, nurturing, balancing and one of the most thorough massages you will ever experience, especially if it is preformed in the traditional way with two practitioners.  Abhyanga is a must for seasonal cleansing, stress release and rejuvenation!


Please call to inquire and to register.

Remember, you receive a discount before until December 31st.


Shirodhara Training

A training in Shrodhara, Ayurveda's stress management system.



"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, Excerpt from the first text on Ayurveda compiled over 5,000 years ago.

Shirodhara is the sublimely restful treatment within Ayurveda where a continuous stream of warmed oil gently pours on the forehead. 
This is a blissful one-hour treatment where you enter a deep state of relaxation. This sublime treatment involves a warm oil bath gently flowing (“dhara”) onto your forehead (“shiro”), which helps: Remove stress and tension from the mind/body. Balances the emotions.   Pacifies insomnia, depression, panic attacks and addictions.     Deeply conditions hair.  In ancient Ayurveda texts, it is recommended 14-21 consecutive days. However, one treatment is still very beneficial. You emerge feeling so refreshed as if you have just completed a long, deep and blissful meditation.

8 hours of training and experience, preferred pre requisite Abhyanga training. Cost $555 for the training.

  • Shirodhara pot and stand are an additional cost please inquire.

  • Price may vary depending on the price and availability of materials.

  • prices do not reflect Hawaii general excise tax.

About your instructor:

" I have been offering these healing modalities to my clients for about 15 years now.  And it is with great pleasure that I share and teach these modalities. It truly makes my heart sing to be able to share the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with you."  For more information please see About the Founder  (http://www.panchakarma.net/founder.html)

Shirodhara Training dates to be set, please call to inquire. 808-826-6621

Accommodations are an extra charge, double and triple occupancy is available with other Ayurveda Apprentice Program students. Please contact www.hcr.com for information on accommodations.
Individuals interested in learning, please call to schedule your training. 

Ayurveda Apprenticeship Program

  • Open to students of all levels who have a sincere desire to learn.
  • Curriculum is designed to serve the needs of the individual. 
  • Four to six week sessions.

      Practitioner training for:

Medi Spas
Day spas
Destination Spas
Individual Massage therapists
Massage therapy schools

Please call for more information and availability.
808.826.1811 or HanaleiDaySpa@gmail.com

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