Classes with
Diamond Way Ayurveda Educators

 And please note that ALL of our classes are NCBTMB approved for CE hours and recognized by both the AMTA and ABMP.
We are also registered for CEU credit in Florida for massage. Aestheticians should consult with their local boards for CE hour approval.
Along with CEs, students will receive a Certificate of Completion

Classes with Costs are as follows...
3-Day Program with day for theory integrated into program (standard class): $395
2-Day Class - practical instruction only (require students to read relevant portion of Ayurvedic Spa before attending) - $295
Special Tutorials - when you cannot work with the scheduled dates and want to come and training by yourself or with one other associate - $200/day
DISCOUNTS Available: Bring a friend and they will receive a 15% discount.
 Attend more than one class in any calendar year and ALL classes after the first one attended are 15% off
 Attend a Refresher class at a 35% class price reduction.

Note that Trainings on the WEST COAST are with Melanie and Robert and are located in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Trainings on the EAST COAST are with Diamond Way Ayurveda trainer, Dawn Tardif and are located in Beverly, MA.

Many people have expressed to us how difficult it is to manage one of our scheduled class dates.  To help you in this regard, we have created 2-day tutorials, that you can arrange to suit your schedule if we have similar availability.  Look at the training you would like to receive and contact us.  These are tailored for you (and a friend if you want to bring one).  The cost is 2 days for $400.

If you would like to download our registration form for any of our classes, please click on: DiamondWayAyurvedaRegistrationForm.doc


(Remember that we also have our 3 CE hour HOME STUDY Programs , which will provide you with the theory and visual material in both our book, Ayurvedic Spa, and DVDS for our
Tibetan Shirodhara , Ayurvedic Face Rejuvenation , and PediKarma .
Follow the links to order these programs from our secure SHOPPING CART.)

CLASS Schedule

Kansa Wand and Gua Sha Training

APRIL 20th-22nd, 2020

 Description:  Kansa Wands have become the most sought after tool for aestheticians and massage therapists.  Their ability to energetically effect positive changes and enhance overall wellness is extraordinary.  

Capturing the bio-electromagnetics of the acupuncture meridians and the chakra grid, they are easy to use and bring a whole new level of vitality, vigor, and radiance to your clients.  And they are great to use on yourself.

Participants will learn how to use each of the kansa tools; for the face, the body, the feet, and for marma and pressure point work.
And now, Diamond Way Ayurveda is - once again - bringing an innovation to therapists and the spa and beauty industries...
GUA SHA is a traditional therapy of Chinese Medicine, now being presented to aestheticians and massage therapists world wide.  To this ancient and affective therapy we add KANSA, the healing metal of India and Ayurveda.

Learn how to most effectively use Kansa wands and gua sha tools in this 3-day program on California's Central Coast. To include:

* Theory, Demonstrations, and Practice Time

* Training Manuals

* 21 CE hours

* Daily vegetarian lunches
* A heart-shaped gua sha as a gift for attending

Bring your own tools and receive a a 15% discount on the class price.  Bring a friend and they will receive a 15% discount.

COST: $395

Deposit due by November 1st: $125

CALL: 805-904-6408 to register or get more information.


Ayurvedic Face Rejuvenation and Kansa Face Wand  


FEBRUARY 17th-19th, 2020

Description: Ayurvedic Face Rejuvenation is a three part series designed to be a 60 to 90-minute hands on service that has three parts.

 OPENING - quickly calms, balances and relaxes even the most high drive client.

  • MARMA - specific points and strokes are used on the face to revitalize the tissues. This sequence fits in well as the massage portion of any facial.
  • CLOSING - pleasantly invigorating sequence to refresh the body and clear the mind so the client can leave relaxed but alert.


The unique combination of gentle, balancing touch, use of marmas (vital energy) points, stimulating scalp and ear massage, together with aromatic oils/lotions can deeply calm, refresh, re-energize your face and whole being. The parts may be used together and combined with questionnaires, product advice and relaxation time to make a 90-minute service. Segments of this protocol can used as an add on service or can be included and adapted in addressing specific problems such as tired eyes, sinus problems, or jaw tension.


 * Introduction to Ayurveda - Ayurvedic treatments and principles

 * Five elements and three doshas

 * Understanding mind/body types and using questionnaires

 * Factors that balance and aggravate doshas, subtle energies of the body

 * Discussion of customizing treatments - six sense theory

 * Understanding your co-workers based on Ayuvedic understanding


 * Work on the feet to relax the head, neck, shoulders and back

 * Polarity balancing techniques

 * Scalp treatment with warm oils

 * Work on the neck and chest

 * Face rejuvenation using marmas

 * Work on the ears to freshen the body and clear the mind



Tibetan Shirodhara

JUNE 8th-10th, 2020

Description: SHIRO means "head" and DHARA means "stream."  So SHIRODHARA, literally translated from the Sanskrit means to play a fine stream of warm liquid on the head. In the spa setting, most often the liquid played is oil that may or may not be infused with herbs. Buttermilk,very concentrated salt solutions, and hydrosols can also be used.  In general, what we at Diamond Way Ayurveda recommend for spas is to use refined sesame oil. (Many of the herbally infused shirodhara oils are best used in clinical settings and simply add unnecessary expense for spa operators.) In the spa setting,the stream of oil flows between 10 to 25 minutes, using about 1.25 pints of oil.  In a more clinical setting under the care of an Ayurvedic physician, the oil may stream up to 48 minutes.

In either a spa or clinical situation, the oil most often flows in a steady stream on the middle of the forehead, the point that is also known as the "third eye" or Ajna chakra.  Shirodhara can also be done by playing the oil on the crown of the head, again a chakra point, which is a Tibetan style, or in various patterns on the forehead.

Tibetan Shirodhara is the name we have given to the signature treatment we teach and practice.  It is a 90-minute sequence that brings together four Tibetan body therapies in a seamless rhythm and is designed to help balance all of the subtle energies of the body - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha - and take the client on a personal journey into a peaceful and profoundly deep state of relaxed awareness.

Who Benefits from Receiving Tibetan Shirodhara?

 Shirodhara is called psycho-spiritual massage in Tibetan medicine.  We feel it is the treatment that most embodies a total mind, body, and spirit experience and we recommend it for clients that need:

 * deep relaxation and/or stress reduction

 * rejuvenation after deep cleansing

 * headaches/migraines

 * Insomnia

 * anxiety

 * better decision making power

 * better clarity and focus

 * to quickly recover from jetlag

 * to deeply rest and nourish the nervous system



Himalayan Mountain Abhyanga
MAY 18th-20th, 2020

 Description: Abhyanga is the full-body oil massage of Ayurveda.  In this technique, not only are the strokes and points touched and the order in which they are touched important. Likewise, the products that are used, the oil, lotions, and ubtan powders, are also extremely important.  They feed the skin and the entire body-mind.  In Himalayan Mountain Abhyanga, we combine aspects from both the Indian and Tibetan traditions of Ayurveda.  And, it is an excellent technique to use as snehan or massage for purva karma prior to Panchakarma. 

Class time will be divided between theory and practice.  By the end of the class, participants will have given and received each part of the treatment as well as a full treatment in its entirety.



MARCH 23rd-25th, 2020

Description: PediKarma was created by Robert Sachs of Diamond Way Ayurveda.  Spas worldwide are now using this technique which includes foot elemental analysis , foot salt soaking, Ayurvedic Reflexology, and Kansa Vataki, using Diamond Way Ayurveda's Kansa Foot Wand. This is a great gateway treatment which invites people to explore the world of Ayurveda and bodywork in general.  Once they have it, PediKarma becomes a client favorite. In this class you will learn:

  •  * Ayurvedic theory behind the marma points on the feet, known in the West as reflexology points.
  •  * The benefits of all four phases of PediKarma
  •  * To offer the treatment in its entirety (as well as receive)



Tibetan Blissfiul Sleep

WEST COAST TRAINING DATES: TBA - (Tutorials available)


Description: Insomnia and disturbed sleep are pandemic in our fast-paced society.  And over the counter and prescribed medications for sleep are all too common.  These may address the symptoms, but rarely do they help to dismantle the stress and lifestyle choices that create the problem in the first place.

   In this special 3-day training, Melanie and Robert Sachs will provide you with both the information and techniques that will help your clients to let go of stress and get deep and beneficial rest.

Subjects to be covered in the practical hands on 

training include...

* reflexology sleep series

* oils and lotions to help ease pain and tension

* abdominal massage

* Tibetan marma series for insomnia

Theory training will include...

* Ayurvedic theory on insomnia, sleep, and rest 


* diet, exercise, (which participants will learn) and 

environmental and ecological considerations to 

enhance rest and sleep.


Tibetan Chakra Stone Ritual



Description: Developed from Robert Sachs' work and study with Tibetan Physician, Dr. Lobsang Rapgay, Tibetan Chakra Stone Ritual is a 90-minute treatment ritual that is not only deeply relaxing, but also put's your client in touch with the profound subtle energies of the chakras.  A truly transformational experience both for them to receive and for you to offer.

This treatment training will include...

 * Theory on the Chakras from the Tibetan Tantric tradition

 * Special Yantra Yoga massage

 * Tibetan Common Stress Marma Sequence

 * Channel-Clear Breathing Exercises

 * Training in how to palpate and dowse the chakras

 * The Use and Placement of Semi-Precious Chakra Stones

 * Guided Imagery

Students will practice each phase of this treatment separately, then together.  The goal is to give you a training that feels like a retreat for you and gives you tools and skills you can take home and

immediately apply into your massage or spa business.


PREREQUISITES TO ATTENDING are that you have aesthetic or bodywork license or training, are a health care professional, or a student of Ayurveda, yoga, or other esoteric tradition.  

Special Techniques


Unique Ayurvedic Therapies

* Netra Basti

* Nasaya

* Karna Purana

* Nadi Swedana

* Discussion on the uses of digestive cleansing process used in Pancha Karma




To Be Announced   /   805-904-6408   /   P.O. Box 13753  San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

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