TRAINING with US
We at DIAMOND WAY AYURVEDA would like to thank-you for your interest in learning more about Ayurvedic spa techniques. We offer seven spa treatment classes. All of these trainings are offered in San Luis Obispo, California. Selected others are offered on the East Coast with Dawn Tardif. We also travel and train on site if that is your interest. See our Calendar of Events for times, locations, and more details. We also have HOME STUDY Programs for Tibetan Shirodhara, Ayurvedic Face Rejuvenation, and PediKarma which you can order from our SHOPPING CART. ALL of our classes are NCBTMB approved (provider #450683-08) and thus can be used for CE hours with the AMTA and ABMP.
We hope the descriptions of the treatments and information on the associated theoretical aspects of Ayurveda will help you better understand the elements used in each treatment and the type of knowledge needed to best guide your clients through this type of approach to well being. Each of these treatments in its unique way helps restore harmony and builds inner strength, clarity and connectedness, all qualities so rare yet so needed in the chaos of modern living.
If you need more information about our classes in San Luis Obispo we have enclosed more information on training hours, tuition fees, travel options, hotel accommodations and class dates. If you need additional information of any sort please do not hesitate to call, fax or email us directly to discuss your particular needs or ideas.
For those of you who would like to SPONSOR A TRAINING WITH US we are available for trainings in house, at a regional training center or for any group of 10 students or more. If you are interested in sponsoring such training we have enclosed details about our fees, suggested class size, classroom needs and so on. If you need additional information of any sort please do not hesitate to call, fax or email us directly to discuss your particular needs or ideas.
Diamond Way Ayurveda treatments provide a unique way of preserving this ancient tradition whilst providing needed benefits to today's client. It is our sincere wish that these time honored Indian and Tibetan Ayurvedic techniques will bring benefits and enjoyable experiences to you and your clients and in turn inspire many wonderful things in our world. We invite you to join us in the adventure of bringing the jewel-like wisdom of Ayurveda to your practice, spa or wellness center.
CLASSES IN SAN LUIS OBISPO
Each treatment requires a three-day training, 9 am.- 5 pm. each day, with one hour for lunch, making 21 hours of classroom time in all.
Students will be offered Ayurvedic theory that relates to the treatment, full demonstration of each part of the treatment and ample time for practical hands-on experience, including giving and receiving the treatment. This ensures that students have confidence and proficiency at delivering this service and being familiar with how each treatment can feel for their clients.
ADVICE TO STUDENTS
The treatments are simple but require finesse and focus to be effective. There is no better way of learning than by doing. Because we have so much information to share we are limited on classroom practice time so we suggest you treat friends or family members six times before offering services to the public. Treating front desk, sales staff or any one else that talks to your clients helps a great deal with marketing new services as they are then able to tell about benefit from first hand experience.
A Certificate of Completion is offered as conformation of attendance for each 21 hour course. Only one hour total can be missed for any reason for the student to still get a certificate. Our classes are NCBTMB approved and are recognized by both the AMTA and ABMP. Also, most certifying boards accept our programs for CEU purposes. PLEASE consult with your respective board ahead of time. If class description and program details are needed by your board, we shall be happy to send them that information. These courses alone do not allow students to give Ayurvedic treatments professionally. Participants must either be registered as students of or licensed in massage, cosmetology or aesthetics, chiropractic or other allied or similar medical practice.
Price per student $395 for 3 day (21 hour total) trainings, $295 for 2 day (14-hour) trainings, and $195 for 1 day (7 hour) trainings . Fees includes a training manual, product for classroom use, Certificate of Completion, light lunch and afternoon tea.
Students are entitled to a full refund of all fees paid for a program up to 10 days before a program begins. If cancellation occurs after that date and up to the first day of the program, $100 of the deposit made will be kept for administrative costs. If there is no notification provided by the student, all fees paid will be retained by Diamond Way Ayurveda. To cancel attending a program, please call or fax 805-543-9291, call toll-free at 866-303-3321, or email us at email@example.com.
NOTE: Diamond Way Ayurveda does not participate in the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. Also, for those attending classes in San Luis Obispo: Any questions or problems concerning this school that have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school should be directed toi the Bureau of postsecondary and Vocational Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 "R" Street, Suite 5000, Sacramento, CA 95814-6200, Telephone (916)445-3427.
TRAVEL and TRAVEL COSTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
If you prefer to drive we are approximately 4 hours from San Francisco or Los Angeles off highway 101. If you like a scenic route from northern California, you can take Highway 1 through Big Sur down to San Luis Obispo.
Local accommodation ranges from the most basic at $40 per night to $150 per night. Here are list of options for your consideration.
Embassy Suites - 1-800-362-2779
Madonna Inn - 805-543-3000 (If you like pink, this place is for you.)
Peach Tree Inn - 805-543-3170 (the one we mostly recommend for price and general comfort)
Royal Oak - 805-544-4410
Vagabond Inn - 805-544-4710
Rose Garden Inn - 805-544-5300
Motel 6 - 805-541-6126 or 805-541-6992
DATES for CLASSES in SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA for SPRING 2013
HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN ABHYANGA
January 28th-30th, 2013
AYURVEDIC FACE REJUVENATION
February 18th-20th, 2013
MARMAS and MUD MAGIC
TIBETAN BLISSFUL SLEEP
March 18th-20th, 2013
TIBETAN CHAKRA STONE MASSAGE
March 4th-6th, 2013
September 16th -18th
KANSA MASSAGE TOOL TRAINING
AYURVEDIC DIET and LIFESTYLE TRAINING
5-Day PANCHA KARMA TRAINING
Information about other classes with Melanie and Robert is available if you go to "Calendar of Events."
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CLASSES AT YOUR SPA or TRAINING CENTER
$1000 for a one-day training, $1800 for two days, and $2400 for three-days with each additional day being $800 after that. Each day is seven hours of training that is 9 a.m.- 5p.m. with one hour for lunch Each treatment protocol requires two days training time absolute minimum.
Airline ticket in coach plus taxi and/or shuttle fares or 35 cents per mile by car
If the time difference is three or more hours different from U.S west coast time we ask for one extra night in a hotel before the training and, depending on flight schedules one night after completion of the program.
FOOD and BOTTLED WATER
Per diem $50 approximately depending on location
PRODUCT and EQUIPMENT
Dependent on protocol
Maximum of 14 students in classes that require practical instruction.
No limit for theoretical presentations. We are happy to do a short evening presentation for friends, clients and people who are not able to attend the full program. Please choose a subject you think will have wide appeal in your area.
SUGGESTED STUDENT FEE
We suggest a minimum of $135 US per day with a non-refundable deposit of $100 per REFUND policies listed above (in compliance with California Postsecondary and Vocational Education standards, although by state may vary). At the same time, if this is your facility. we suggest that there either be a more reduced fee or way in which each therapist trained compensates the spa for the training received.
A quiet room large enough for 7 massage tables, 15 chairs and some display tables. Bathroom near by is an asset and a place to wash equipment.
ITEMS YOU NEED TO PROVIDE
- Black or white board and writing materials
- CD player
- Massage tables and linens (students can bring their own)
- Chairs and/or floor cushions
- Water and hot tea
DISPLAY AREA and REGISTRATION TABLE
We like to provide students with products they use in the class and as a service to them we have these items available at student prices.
FOR OUR HOST...
As our host we invite you and one helper to attend the program free of charge and keep all monies made in excess of agreed upon expenses outlined in a signed contract.
After our experiences with working in house with spas and training centers over the years we request that you honor the following guidelines:
- Give us the time we request for each protocol. We are consistently asked to reduce the time frame. In our experience this is false economy. With Ayurvedic treatments it is essential your staff have both a theoretical and practical grasp of the treatments to be able to present themselves as credible professionals. Plus, the more confident your staff feels about performing a service after training the more they will enthusiastically promote that service. This is especially true if staff are going through an intensive training period prior to opening or re-training.
- Give your staff time to attend the training. Training time should be exclusively devoted to training. It is very disruptive to a class if staff come and go to give other treatments, tasks or appointments.
- Consider asking your staff to pay for a percentage of the training cost. This helps staff appreciate the opportunity you are offering them and makes them more highly motivated students.
- One room large enough to accommodate all the staff in the training is most effective.
- Appoint one person to organize the training area and be responsible for having all products and equipment available. They should also organize set up and clean up help.
- Staff should wear their uniforms during training. It symbolically represents that they are receiving this training courtesy of you.
- No food or drinks other than water allowed in the training area. No chewing gum during treatment practice.
- Structure time for your staff after the training to give and receive a minimum of three treatments to each other and/or front desk staff.
- Include front desk staff in the training. They need to understand and be able to confidently communicate about new services.
We provide a training manual that includes an overview of the theoretical aspects of the treatment and a detailed description of the practical treatment protocol for each staff member/student. A master copy will be available for your records together with a list of products and equipment needed and order blanks from the best sources of supply.
A list of products, equipment and classroom needs will be provided prior to the class. We provide product and any specialized equipment needed in the training session. For supplies of products and/or equipment for on going treatments we provide all ordering information. Courses are taught by Melanie and some by Robert Sachs please check the following list for who teaches on which topics.
We thank you for your interest in our services. If you need further information or assistance please contact Melanie or Robert Sachs in one of the following ways indicated in the CONTACT US portion of the website.
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