Learn basics of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage in an idyllic surrounding of Blue Indigo Cottage and Yoga Retreat Centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia


Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) is a full body massage, involving alternation between deep tissue massage and assisted Yogic stretches. Gradually a sense of openness and deep relaxation is brought to the person receiving it. Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is performed on a mattress on the floor. Both hands and feet are used in the process of delivering the massage. We also work with the breath, to increase the therapeutic benefits. Mindful touch and deep, relaxed breathing allow the nervous system to relax and let go. This helps to re-educate the system and brings long lasting effects of feeling centred, less likely to get agitated or restless, and experience clarity of thoughts. Another unique tool of the AYM is the use of calamus root powder which, mixed with a little oil, removes toxins from the body and helps to warm up the tissues. The scrubbing and stimulating feeling awakens the skin, blood circulation and the senses.


You will learn a basic sequence of massage strokes and stretches, along with their indications and contraindications. We will cover the entire body, learning to alternate deep stimulation and body opening Yogic stretches. The workshop is designed for both massage therapists and beginners on the path of body work. It is especially beneficial for Yoga practitioners, as it helps to develop body awareness and recognise the body’s needs and limits. The training will be accompanied by elements of meditation and breathing exercises.


Day 1:

  • 9 am Introduction
  • 9.30 – 12.30: the back
  • 1.30 – 5 pm: stretches for the back and scapula

Day 2:

  • 9 am – 12.30: back of the legs
  • 1.30 – 5 pm: front of the legs

Day 3:

  • 9 am – 12.30: abdomen, chest, face and head
  • 1.30 – 5 pm: stretches for the legs

Day 4:

  • 9 am – 12.30: sitting stretches
  • 1.30 – 5 pm: revision and closing ceremony

Dates and Pricing

Date: 25-28 May 2017

Full package : $500 (all inclusive)

  • accommodation (cottage)
  • 3 meals/day
  • massage manual
  • certificate
  • daily Yoga classes

For outside stays: $380 (you sleep elsewhere)

  • 2 meals/day
  • massage manual
  • certificate

Location: Blue Indigo Yoga Cottage, Psa Gne 1200, Siem Reap, Cambodia