Come and immerse yourself in this beautiful work during the two 5-Day hands-on workshop retreats, held in Santa Barbara. Nestled between verdant mountains and the sea, and home to a relaxed population of friendly soul searching people, Santa Barbara has always been known as a place for healing. Blessed with its perfect Mediterranean climate, natural hot springs, and fresh ocean air, it is the perfect home for the Maharani Academy and our teachings. Study the science of Ayurveda and the art of Pancha Karma and Sacred Bodywork here is sure to be a very inspired and rewarding experience on so many levels. Give and receive these amazing therapies as you work with your fellow students, and learn Ayurveda in a supportive, beautiful environment. Student housing support is offered for all students who are coming from out of town and a wide variety of options are available. A delicious lunch is included daily.

First 5-Day Workshop Retreat August 7-11th

Day 1: August 7th, 2019

9-10am-Opening and closing rituals

10-Noon - Indian head massage

Noon-1:30-Lunch buffet 

1:30-5pm-Abhyanga massage training#1

5-5:30pm- Closing circle 

Day 2: August 8th

9-10am-Intro to Marma (SVA Samadhi Marma)

10-Noon-Abhyanga # 2


1:30-5pm, Abhyanga # 3

5-5:30pm Closing circle 


Day 3: August 9th

9-10am-Herbal Kitchen (making oil, PK recipes) 

10-Noon-Abhyanga # 4

Noon-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-5pm-Abyanga # 5

5-5:30 Closing circle


Day 4: August 10th

9-11am- Marma Foot treatment

11-Noon- Abyanga # 6

Noon-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-5pm- Abhyanga and hot towel compresses


Day 5: August 11th

9-10am-Biz-Work with CAP, marketing, set up clinic, scope of practice, ethics

10-Noon- Steam therapies (Svedhana, Nadi, Box, bath)

Noon-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-5 Shirodhara (Demo Shiro manual only, do electric on each other)

5-5:30pm Closing circle

Second 5-Day Workshop Retreat September 11-15th

Day 1: September 11th, 2019

9-10am-More opening and closing rituals

10-Noon - Nasya--Sinus Treatment part #1

Noon-1:30-Lunch buffet 

1:30-3:30pm-Nasya-part #2

3:30-5pm-Garshan, Ayurvedic silk glove massage

5-5:30 Closing circle


Day 2: September 12th

9-11am-Ayurvedic Sense therapies-part #1  (Netra Tarpana)  

11-Noon-AV Sense therapies-part #2 (Kavalagraha, Gandusa)


1:30-5pm, AV Sense therapy-part #3 (Cont. Nasya, Karna Purana)

5-5:30pm Closing circle 


Day 3: September 13th

9-10am-Herbal Kitchen (making Pinda, PK recipes) 

10-Noon-Pinda Svedhana # 1

Noon-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-5pm-Pinda # 2

5-5:30 Closing circle

Day 4: September 14th

9-10am-Herbal Kitchen (Udvartana wet/dry, Basti, PK recipes)

10-Noon- Udvartana, part #1 (Dry/Wet)

Noon-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-5pm- Udvartana, part #2


Day 5: September 15th

9-10am-Lepas - Herbal, localized paste application and herbal kitchen and apothecary 101 

11-Noon- Marma Therapy-Advanced (Chakra basti) - part #1

Noon-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-5 Marma Therapy (Full Body Marma) - part #2

5-5:30pm Closing circle

7-9pm Gala Dinner and fire ritual w/blessings

Santa Barbara