Marma Training

The Mother of All Healing Therapies

Marma Therapy, known as the mother of all healing therapies, is a 5,000 years old system of Ayurveda. Marma means vital energy point, a bridge between body, mind, and spirit. The Marmani are located where the three doshas and anatomical-energetic structures meet. Stimulating these points causes hormones, neurochemicals, and stored memories to be released, balancing the body and promoting wellbeing.

A profound treatment, Marma therapy creates an opportunity to experience powerful and dynamic
transformation at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, through connection to the higher mind and the subconscious. Though resembling acupuncture points and extending to larger areas of the body, marma
points bridge the gap between the physical and energetic bodies by carrying information between the mind and the body’s organs and tissues.

Course description:

Beginners Level Training

40 hours | Classes begin Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Marmani of Head, Face, Neck, Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Functional energetics of Marma Therapy
  • Ayurvedic corollaries with Marmani
  • Classification, location, and function of the Marma Points
  • Benefits of Marma Therapy
  • Treatment sequence
  • Allied therapeutic modalities (aromatherapy, crystals, therapeutic touch)

Intermediate Level Training

40 hours | Classes begin Friday, January 25, 2019
Available to students completing the Beginners Level Training Course
  • Refinement of treatment method
  • Identifying client conditions to apply appropriate treatment
  • Yoga physiology (Koshas, Nadis, Chakras) and Marmani
  • Marma Points connection to mental and conscious states

Advance Level Training

40 hours | Classes begin Friday, February 22, 2019
Available to students completing the Beginners and Intermediate Levels
  • Understanding planetary influences and Marmani
  • Purification of the vessel (practitioner)
  • Abidance in sacred qualities (use of mantras, sound healing, and other vibrational techniques)
All training courses are available on five consecutive days or weekends

For Ayurvedic Practitioners, Health Care Providers, Massage Therapists, and Body Workers.

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Applications and Benefits of Marma Therapy (Marmachikitsa)

Marma therapy restores balance to the nervous system, burns cellular toxicity, and assists the brain in
the release of neurotransmitters that affect mood and pain. It also brings luster to the skin and an overall feeling of both rest and rejuvenation.


Physical Pain

Marma points are stimulated to reduce pain, improve circulation, de-stress the tissues, and improve
healing response: i.e., physical trauma, sports injuries, migraines, back and neck pain, scoliosis,
fractures, surgical recovery, TMJ syndrome and chronic fatigue to mention a few.


Organ Support and General Circulation

Local marmas can be stimulated to improve circulation to and from the deeper organs and tissues that cannot be easily massaged, to improve healing, increase oxygen, remove accumulated wastes (aam), and allow
the organs to self-heal: i.e., marmas of the neck and throat for thyroid conditions, similarly for kidney
stones, ovarian and uterine fibroids, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, constipation,
hepatitis and increases the body’s immune response.


Emotional Release

The marmas are delicately accessed and stimulated to remove blocked psychosomatic pain: i.e., high levels
of stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), loss and grief.
This profound work restores the flow of subtle energy and awakens the body’s innate healing powers.


Spiritual Awakening

Some of the Marmani are located close to the seven major chakras. These marmas can be used to awaken and heal imbalances in the chakras for those aware or not of their spirituality regardless of one’s religious beliefs. This application helps to release reoccurring obstacles to spiritual growth. It removes mental blockages, including those in the subconscious mind.


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As a young woman who has been deeply interested in ayurvedic healing modalities for many years, attending Anay Abreu’s Marma Chikitsa weekend-long workshop was the first step toward realizing a personal dream.

Words will fall short of what I gained and experienced on a conceptual, physical and spiritual level from the two full workshop days. I have no massage therapy background, but through expert hands-on instruction by Anay, a clearly designed anatomical guidebook created by her, and the supportive environment she created, I took off.

The sessions were seamlessly organized – with theoretical information and hands-on instruction throughout the weekend. In fact, students spent most of their time doing hands-on healing work. Practicing! We had plenty of opportunities to ask questions. She is a kind, thoughtful instructor imparting a tradition that has the power to heal on a deep level.

I hope many more people have the opportunity to learn from Anay and gain instruction in Marma.

Sabrina Lopez

This to me is the summary of your teachings and my experience. Forever grateful for you Amrita.

It was like having complete direct experience of Prana and Shakti. Being awakened or unveiled. Effortlessly. Without control.

My experience with the Marma Therapy workshop was profound. It is said that true knowledge is transmitted through direct experience. This is exactly what was transpired as Amrita teaches through love, devotion, divine knowledge, and direct experience. She has a true gift and it is evident that it is her Dharma to share this with others. It was more than I could have imagined. Such attention to details, such intuition, such love and comfort as we truly learned hands-on in a group flowing in Prana. And I think it is safe to say that we all have nothing but positive feedback from our experiences.

With deep gratitude. I look forward to practicing, sharing and learning more from you Amrita.

Leela Martin
I believe this is the missing piece to create my private practice.
What a major revelation… So grateful to have met you.
Alison Lessard


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