Frequently Asked Questions
After the completion of your case studies for each module, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion.
This is not a license nor a registration, but a certificate that states that you have completed the courses.
Ayurveda is not yet regulated in Canada, but there are practices allowed and you can continue your education to receive registered Certifications as an Ayurveda Practitioner or Lifestyle consultant EMAIL US FOR MORE DETAILS.
These classes can be the start of your career into the healing arts. If you are already an esthetician, RMT or other wellness practitioner, these classes will enhance your skills set and help you to integrate the healing wisdom of Ayurveda.
You can add these courses as additional services you offer or these can be the beginning of your career into the healing arts.
A private customized schedule is available for long distance students or someone who has never taken courses in the healing arts and may need more one on one guidance and coaching.
Students who have never taken training in healing treatments before book private classes with me so that I can cater to their training and help them start out their career in the healing arts with advice and support.
Time is spent reviewing your hands-on training as well as helping you with your brand, and I have several dates available to begin training you when you are ready. If you are already trained in any spa services or other healing modalities adding Ayurveda Wisdom will enhance your clients experience.
If you are new to all of this I would recommend starting out with one module at a time, like Indian Head Massage.
The next module for you to take is Ayurveda Facials, we need two full days for this course when I train you privately, you are then welcome to audit when I teach the course again for your third practical experience day.
After these two courses, you can begin offering services to clients and see how it goes for you before investing in learning the Ayurveda Abhyanga massage which is Module 3 Tri-Dosha Mind and Body Therapy, as this course is more in depth. If you decide to take this course then we need 3 full days, and your fourth day you can audit when I teach it again for practical experience.
The next course is Indian Hand and Foot therapy which is a one day intensive course you can take anytime.
The last course is Shirodhara which is a course I recommend is taken after all the above four modules are completed.
Some long distance students or students who are really excited to learn and want to do an intensive, book a full week and get all five modules done as an intensive with me. You are welcome to do that as I offer customizing our schedules to make this work. You will be the main student with a second student that has already taken the course for them to practice giving you the treatments and you will practice on each other. This means that my focus is completely on you! You will gain so much support and guidance. I will then help you with advice on how to start your own business and how to market yourself and create your service menu, These are the bonuses of taking the full one week intensive.
If you live in Toronto, I would recommend that we do it in two weeks, meaning you do two modules one week, then the other modules the following week, and after all four modules are complete, you take the last training in Shirodhara. This will give you time to digest the training.
Out of town students find it better to come to Toronto and take all the modules at once, If you are from out of town then I will also add two hours of training over Zoom for you to videotape yourself giving a treatment for my feedback.
Ayurveda philosophy, and technologies provide psycho-spiritual emotional support remedies to help you provide further care for your clients in need of guidance and self-care practices.
Integrating Vedic knowledge into your practice will firstly help you as a healer to further understanding your own body-mind connection and prevent future illness and imbalances. The theory will assist your own personal development and provide deeper knowledge on the Chakras, the Gunas (Three Mental Natures) and the Doshas. This knowledge will help you personally and help you understand the challenges that your clients are facing.
Ayurveda is not yet a regulated practice in Canada, after completing these courses and the completion of your case studies, you will definitely know how to perform these services and may offer them to others.
You will not be able to call yourself an Ayurveda Practitioner, nor any designation using the name of Ayurveda, other then stating that you are now trained in Ayurveda Spa services, and are an Ayurveda Spa Specialist after the completion of all modules.
Many students take these courses to get an idea if massage and healing is what they wish to invest in. This helps you decide if you will be moving towards full training as a Registered Massage Therapist or Esthetician and as an Ayurveda Practitioner before you receive your license and designations from accredited institutions.
We recommend searching www.airbnb.ca and search for places in the King West, Queen West area of GTA. We are located in the King Street West area and there are several airbnb places that are affordable for students to stay in.
You may want to try streets in the surrounding areas of King and Queen West, look up Tecumseth, Wellington, Blue Jays Way, Stewart, Richmond, Adelaide, King West, Queen West, Portland, Brant, Bathurst, Niagara, Near by hotels are The Hyatt on King, The Drake Hotel on Queen, The Thompson Hotel, and One King West Hotel.
To register send us a detailed email to firstname.lastname@example.org answering these questions…
A) Objectives and goals that you have from these workshops?
B) A history of your past training and designations
C) Any medical conditions or allergies that you have
D) Call 416 504 6049 and do a credit card payment over the phone OR
E) email bank transfer to email@example.com and use the password Academy OR
F) Use paypal to Andrea Olivera email firstname.lastname@example.org OR
G) Bring Cash payment and save!
A) If you would like to prepay for your course and sign a copyright waiver over email, you can receive your training manuals in an electronic file as well as a first assignment. This gives you time to organize your training manuals.
We recommend that you place your step by step treatment instructions into plastic sleeves or laminate them to use during your practical workshops. This prevents them from getting damaged with the oils.
B) We recommend that you book yourself in for a treatment with Andrea Olivera to experience her work as a client. Booking the services that you will be trained in prior to the class or after your classes with Andrea Olivera will give you many insights and the experience will help you learn how to provide the same experience for your customers.
C) In Vedic tradition, the teacher guides the students towards their life purpose (Dharmic path) once they know the students birth chart. We recommend booking a Karmic Life Reading with Andrea Olivera prior to your training. We can arrange a Zoom reading or book an appointment in person to begin the journey together. We will need your time of birth, date of birth and place of birth Learn more about the services and readings at www.ayurvedaritualsspa.com
– Two large bath towels
– Four hand towels (not face towels but the standard hand towel)
– Hair brush, hair tie, and hat
– Your own lunch and snacks, drinking water,
– Pen and paper.
– Face mask and disposable gloves.
King Street West offers metered parking. There are parking lots on Wellington and Tecumseth. There is no parking available in the building, please do not ask Security Desk, should you need help call us directly at 416 504 6049.
Taking the TTC, We are a few doors down from the corner of King and Bathurst. You can take the King Street Streetcar from King and Yonge to Bathurst or the Bathurst streetcar from Bathurst subway to King Street West.
We can discuss these details futher, please set up a booking call with Andrea Olivera.
For a list of our Fall 2020 dates please see our calendar here.
Look forward to sharing the wisdom of Ayurveda with you.