Ayurvedic Marma Therapy

Marma Therapy: 20hr Professional Development Training with Dr Shishir Prasad

If you’re a yoga teacher or student looking for an additional healing modality to integrate into your classes and practice, this 2-day Marma Therapy training offers hands-on practical demonstrations that will be invaluable for therapeutic practice and personal use.

A Marma Point is a vital energy point located on the surface of the body.

Ayurvedic medicine describes a Marma point as a junction between the physical being and inner consciousness. They are located at anatomical sites where veins, arteries, tendons, bones or joints intersect. They are also known as neurolymphatic points, stimulating the removal of lymph and enhancing the body’s organs.

Marma are a concentrated pool of prana or vital energy force within us.

This workshop is an opportunity to become more aware of the vast benefits and potential of Marma therapy and also a way to teach people how they can do the Marma therapy for their own benefit in an easy, effective and productive manner.

Stimulating a marma point alters the body’s biochemistry and can unfold radical biochemical changes in one’s physiological, neurological and hormonal response. Stimulation of this inner pharmacy provides feedback to the body’s systems to produce the necessary response for improved function. This can be helpful in remedying a range of ailments from tissue related injuries, to physical and psychological imbalance or illness.

Completion of this training offers Yoga Teachers 20hrs of Professional Development to add to total teacher training hours. It also accounts for 10 CPD points.

Benefits of Marma Point Therapy

Marma Therapy is an important aspect of Ayurveda. It is an excellent way to deal with some of the problems listed below and many more. It is easy, effective, and rapid acting. By acting on the marma points we bridge the body, mind and soul providing profound physiological and physical effects directly to organs and systems.

Marma therapy is commonly applied to:

  • Low back pain
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Migraine
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Osteo Arthritis
  • Sciatica pain
  • Bicipital tendinitis

Some advantages for both patients & clinicians:

  • Low cost treatments
  • Medicine-free treatment options
  • Non invasive technique
  • Can be used inconjunction with other medical treatments
  • Side-effect free when performed correctly
  • Fast acting, whole-of-person results

Dr Prasad will cover:

  • Advanced anatomical Marma Science, its concepts, theory & relationships with Yoga
  • Physiology of Marma Therapy, how it affects our biochemistry/srotas (body channels)
  • Specific anatomical locations of all 107 points and applications (limbs, head, neck, thorax, back)
  • Conditions treated, case discussion, live practicals
  • Proper stimulation of Marma points to obtain best therapeutic results.
Who should do this course?

Ayurveda is well known in Australia and needs no introduction. The essential component of Ayurveda known as marma is less common in the West and focuses on principles of energy healing to completely heal or aid in healing and curing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual illnesses. This aspect of Ayurveda spread out of India and influenced the development of Chinese acupuncture.

This course is is perfect for yogis and many yoga-adjacent health practitioners, such as:

  • Ayurvedic professionals, from health counselors to BAMS graduates, seeking to advance their anatomical knowledge of marma points
  • Doctors, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage and Body Therapists
  • Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Homeopaths, Yoga Teachers, Kinesiologists
  • The general public and people with current conditions are also welcome to attend

Dr Prasad is world-renowned and can provide tangible information to help people understand how efficacious Marma treatments are.

Dr Prasad will teach the intricacies not often discussed in Marma training courses. The art and technique of stimulation varies for each of the Marma Points. You will learn connections with stimulating points and respiration; Yoga asanas and postures combined with marma which provide immediate pain relief and improved range of motion and gait.

Practitioners, both medical and non-medical all over the world have booked into Dr Prasad’s training courses, and lectures.

About Dr Prasad

Dr. Shishir Prasad is a world-renowned Marma Specialist, travelling internationally to deliver Marma Therapy presentations, workshops and lectures. He has worked with the World Former United Nations interns and Fellows (WAFUNIF) at the UN Headquarters in New York, is a member of the Expert Committee on Marma Chikitsa of CCRAS, Government of India and AYUSH Curriculum Expert Member AIIMS in Rishikesh.

He is also the Founder of the International Marma Science and Yoga Foundation, professor and Ayurvedic Doctor based in Dehradun, India.

Tickets and Event details

Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June 2024
10am – 5pm AEST

Level 1 , 52 Hall Street, Bondi Beach

$550 for Yoga Australia members
$650 for non-members

Included in your Training Package: Recordings of the live event for ongoing practice and study, handouts and more.