7 Days Ayurveda Abhyangam Massage Training in Spain

Ayurvedic Abhyangam Massage Training, Spain

The wonderful benefits of Ayurveda medicine and massage await you in beautiful Spain! During this residential course, you will learn how to perform the ancient Abhyangam massage with theory and practice, with yoga and meditation on the side to make you feel renewed. You will feel deep relaxation, personal development, energy balance, a healthier complexion, and increased energy, amongst many other great things during this training.


  • Ayurveda theory and Ayurvedic cuisine
  • Daily five elements meditation sessions
  • Abhyangam massage theory and practice
  • Many oils brought from Kerala, India
  • 3 daily organic vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Diploma or certificate

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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The accommodation will be in a shared twin room or in a private room. Dhara Holistic Care has selected a beautiful location for this Ayurveda Massage Training. They try to offer in your accommodation the essence of Mediterranean.

Amazing, beautiful, and deliciously decorated spaces with harmony in original cottages have been renovated with a fresh style that respects the simplicity, tranquility, and the spirit of old Mediterranean while creating a cozy atmosphere in a current frame environments. Onsite, there are facilities for hydrotherapy and air chill-out for your enjoyment throughout the day.

Dhara Holistic Care Massage Training and Yoga Retreat Spain Program

The program will include theory and practice of the following Abhyangam Ayurvedic massages from Kerala:

  • Massage Abhyangam Sukhathirummu Malayam or therapeutic massage rejuvenation for full body - taught and synchronized to two and four hands
  • Abhyangam or Champi-massage Shiro full therapeutic head massage
  • Abhyangam Mukha-massage full massage therapy facial

The week will include 42 hours of teaching spread for assimilation in seven hours per day, four hours in the morning from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and three hours in the afternoon from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. It will be divided into ten hours of basic theory and thirty-two hours of practical classes to assimilate methodical treatments perfectly, which constitutes a total of forty-two teaching hours. The course will be held within the deadline, as it is an intensive training character.

Theory (10 hours)

Block one: the bases

Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Definition
  • Goals
  • Health care concept
  • The eight branches of Ayurveda
  • Essential qualities of the therapist


  • Mythological and historical roots
  • Transmission of Ayurveda through centuries and civilizations
  • Prohibition and liberalization
  • Ayurveda in the 21 century


  • Cosmology and philosophy of creation principles
  • Holistic philosophy
  • Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Dharma: purpose of life
  • The four attributes of man: atma, manas, indriyas, and sharira
  • All three gunas

Theory of Ayurvedic medicine and its basic concepts

  • Theory of the five great elements
  • Concept of body, mind, and soul
  • Theory of the tridosha and its subdivisions
  • Features and functions of doshas
  • Concept and the constitution of the body, balance, and imbalance
  • Balancing the doshas and the characteristics of each prakruti
  • Health-balance concept
  • Eaquema of different constitutions and Ayurvedic test
  • Three gunas, attributes, physical, psychological, and mental actions

Block two: the mind, anatomy, and physiology

Topic 1 - The mind in Ayurveda

  • Ayurveda and the mind
  • Parts of the mind: buddhi, chitta, manas, and ahamkara
  • Subtle forms of doshas: prana, tejas, and ojas
  • Mind sattvic
  • Yoga, meditation, and pranayama

Practice (32 hours)

The practice consists of Ayurvedic massage practices Abhyangam and Ayurvedic cuisine workshop for three hours.

Ayurvedic cusine workshop

  • Prepare Ayurvedic small dishes for your body type
  • The best practices for nourishing the body with food and herbs
  • How to use spices medicinally
  • How to make ghee and other Ayurvedic preparations
  • How to create a thoroughly wholesome and satisfying Ayurvedic meal

Daily program

Day 1

  • 12:00 Welcome and check in with some detox juices
  • 14:00 Vegetarian lunch
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Introduction and Ayurvedic basic principles
  • 20:30 Vegetarian dinner

Day 2

  • 09:00 Vegetarian breakfast
  • 09:45 Elements meditation
  • 10:00 Theory class
  • 12:00 Tea time
  • 12:15 Theory class
  • 13:15 Massage class
  • 14:30 Vegetarian lunch
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Massage class
  • 20:30 Vegetarian dinner

Days 3 to 6

  • 09:00 Vegetarian breakfast
  • 09:45 Elements meditation
  • 10:00 Theory class
  • 11:00 Massage class (or Ayurvedic cuisine workshop on the fifth day)
  • 12:00 Tea time
  • 12:15 Massage class (or Ayurvedic cuisine workshop on the fifth day)
  • 14:30 Vegetarian lunch
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Massage class
  • 18:30 Tea time
  • 18:45 Massage class
  • 20:30 Vegetarian dinner

Day 7

  • 09:00 Vegetarian breakfast
  • 10:00 Meeting
  • 12:00 Namaste and check out

Included excursions

If you wish you can make some excursions to the nearby beaches or to picturesque places in the area at no additional charge.


Javier Mantecón
Asramam Vazhavara College, Kerala (Ayurvedic Massage)
University of Kerala (Ayurveda Practitioner)
Javier has been traveling to India for over 15 years with continuous experience as a teacher of yoga and meditation. Asia has been a place of his continuous inspiration as different teachers in different areas have given him a broad and solid vision. He is also the creator and founder of several wellness centers, projects, and the coordinator of massages and treatments for six years in specialized centers and spas. Javier has a diploma in Ayurveda and panchakarma massage in Asramam Vazhavara College, Kerala, and in Ayurveda treatments by Dr. Vijay Carolin of the University of Kerala, India.



Denia is situated north of Javea and is regarded as the very northern part of the Costa Blanca coastline. The sun is said to shine there 320 days a year. Denia and Javea are divided by the Montgo mountain which is said to resemble a sleeping elephant. The mountain is certainly spectacular and offers a number of walking routes.

Denia is right on the coast and the 20 kilometers of beaches are of very high quality with lots of brightly colored restaurants and bars by the sea. Denia’s beaches are very wide with great water sports such as windsurfing. Every year, the beaches are awarded the European Blue Flag for their water quality and clean fine sand.

Les Rotes is a nature reserve with no boats allowed and has a variety of marine life to see. Snorkeling and scuba diving are very popular in this section of Denia. This part of the coast is protected including the natural dunes, caves, plants, and wildlife.

A footpath allows you to walk from Denia marina all the way to the lighthouse which is a few kilometers. The majority of the area is flat and there is wheelchair access. Along with this route are some traditional restaurants and bars which make it a very pleasant place to take a leisurely walk as refreshments can be found along the way.

Nearby places

  • Denia bus station - 10 minutes
  • Valencia Airport (VLC) - 60 minutes


The price of this retreat includes all vegetarian meals. Food during the retreat will be vegetarian and mostly organic. During the retreat, you will receive valuable information on the principles of yoga diet and how to incorporate health into your everyday routines. The proper digestion and regular detox is the key to physical and mental health and to a decrease of disease.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time during this retreat, you can visit the large market in the Monday morning, explore the ruins of the historic landmark of the castles, take a walk along the walking routes in Montgo Natural Park which provides you with stunning views over Denia, and visit the Torre del Gerro viewpoint which is a 16th century watch tower that can be accessed via a steep walking trail.

What's included

  • 3 daily organic, vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 42 hours of practice and theory Abhyangam massage theory and practice
  • Ayurvedic cuisine workshop for three hours
  • Daily meditation
  • Course manual and handouts
  • Diploma or certificate
  • Many oils brought from Kerala, India
  • Ayurveda theory and practice

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Valencia Airport (VLC). Transfer from and to this airport is available on request.

Arrival by bus

From the airport, you can take a one-hour bus to Denia then take a taxi to Villa Aurelio. The taxi costs around 15 EUR.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 40 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 3 days before arrival.
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