New for 2021, Introducing the AOA Academy!

Indian Head Massage for Yoga Instructors and all Caregivers

Online Workshop

Dynamic, in-depth ONLINE learning

Questions about the workshop? View our FAQ at the bottom of the page.

Expand your skills in the Ayurveda Healing Arts.

Learn in the safety of your own space, wherever and whenever you choose, at your own pace!

This course features:

  • 90+ Minutes of Video
  • 100+ Pages of course manual with comprehensive steps
  • 1 on 1 consultation with Andrea Olivera after case studies are completed (via Zoom)
  • Quizzes & Reviews
  • Free 2 hour webinar with other students (Live via Zoom)

This treatment rejuvenates the body, mind and spirit.

By taking this course you will be able to release mental tensions, blocked cellular memory, emotions, and help relieve migraine headaches and insomnia for your clients or loved ones. This method is custom designed using the Andrea Olivera Method.

This treatment can can easily be integrated into your yoga studio or spa offerings, and is also a great beginning step for starting a career in the healing arts.

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Your Instructor, Andrea Olivera

Using 30 years of knowledge and healing experience treating and training thousands of people from all walks of life, Andrea Olivera brings you techniques that goes beyond normal treatments, integrating various modalities within Ayurveda and including a seamless integration of multiple eastern and western disciplines to produce the best effects and outcomes.

Instruction Manual Page Examples


Namaste, my name is Anandashakti. I am a yoga instructor with 30 years of experience teaching. I have been offering a 500 hr YA Ytt for many years under Sananda Devi Yoga. (I am currently taking a break from the YTT due to the Covid global situation.)

I am so thrilled to offer a letter of referral for Andrea Olivera. Andrea is a forerunner in the Ayurvedic and Yoga communities in Canada .

For decades she has been sharing the teachings of Ayurveda to Yoga instructors and practitioners to deepen their understandings of themselves, the nature of the Sadhana they perform and of Vedic teaching. 

She has hosted expos to successfully bring the Yoga and Ayurvedic communities together so that these sister sciences can thrive and support each other in the way they were intended.

She is an inspiring teacher and has offered her life to study Ayurveda, always keeping abreast of its latest understanding. Everyone who studies with Andrea begins to understand their spiritual and physical nature more directly and make new positive life choices.

As you know when the principles of Ayurveda are applied to yoga teaching, we can offer yoga programs to our students that truly meet their needs and are communicated in a way that helps them comprehend. 

I highly recommend Andreas Program as a wonderful and practical addition to any yoga instructors understanding of life through the Vedic teachings.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me

– Anandashakti,

Andrea Olivera has been teaching Ayurveda Spa therapies, providing services and products to our community here in Toronto and across Canada for years. 

She has taught several times at our yoga studio as well as at the Yoga show doing traditional luxurious Ayurveda Beauty treatments, introduction to Ayurveda and Jyotisha at our YTT. She has trained several yoga teachers, including myself, Abhyanga Ayurveda massage and Indian Head Massage workshops.

She is an incredible inspiration as a teacher and practitioner to all whom she meets… and has been for many years. I cannot say enough about her wisdom, expertise, compassion and love for all whom she meets and trains. She is a true humanitarian, and offers her services and knowledge wholeheartedly and generously from a pure heart. 

Meenakshi Joy,

Marla Meenakshi Joy, Former Co-Owner/Director of Downward Dog Yoga Centre

Marla Meenakshi Joy, (Former Co-Owner/Director of Downward Dog Yoga Centre), first traveled to India in 1988 to study meditation and the philosophy of the Vedas with Swami Shyam, as well as other learned scholars in the Himalayas. She is a Certified Meditation and Yoga Philosophy teacher from the International Meditation Institute in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Himalayas, and, along with her studies with her Pranayama teacher Sri Sudhir Tiwari, has also completed an “Advanced Pranayama” training with Sri O.P. Tiwari from the Kaivalyadhama Institute in Pune, India.

She has been teaching in teacher training programs since 1999 across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, as both a teacher of Philosophy and Sanskrit, Chanting and Meditation, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, and Restorative Yoga.A practicing Shiatsu Therapist since 1993, and teaching Mysore (Self-Practice) around the globe, Meenakshi has a healing and informative touch. Since 2015, she has been studying her newest passion of classical Indian dance (Odissi) with esteemed teachers both in India and Canada, and has performed at some festivals in both countries as well.As a celebrated song-stress, she also leads Kirtan (call-and-response chanting) with her band SWAHA, with inspired musical compositions with her partner/keyboardist, Ron Reid. She has produced four CD’s of Sanskrit chanting entitled “Prayer’s”, “Salutations”, “Vishnu’s Dream”, “Bolo!”, “Shanti Pulse, and their newest CD “Gone Beyond”.

I am a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and taught hatha yoga, with an emphasis on Yin Yoga, for over a decade prior to focusing my career on TCM. As a health practitioner, I have had the opportunity of experiencing different treatments and training from many people.

I have received many treatments from Andrea Olivera and was lucky enough to take her Indian Head Massage training. She is not only a skilled healer but has created excellent courses with comprehensive training materials and many opportunities for students to not only learn the theory but also gain valuable practical experience with plenty of hands on practice. I would not hesitate to recommend her courses to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of Ayurveda and its application to the spa, health and wellness industries.”

Tony Tavares R Ac. RTCMP,

Andrea Olivera is a trailblazer in the yoga world by introducing and teaching Ayurveda in many Yoga Teacher Training Programs. She has been at the forefront of the industry by hosting and presenting Ayurvedic luminaries such as Robert Svoboda and Mother Maya Tiwari to the masses. She created and presented two Ayurveda Expos in Toronto to unite the Yoga sister sciences of Ayurveda and Jyotish with great success. She continues to teach and enlighten by hosting satsanghas over the years with some of the greatest Yoga Philosophy teachers, and Ayurveda and Jyotish experts worldwide. Andrea is a rare and cherished teacher to many who have been inspired and elevated through her extraordinary gifts.

Carmela Savoia, Director & Owner of Yoga Plus

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Module 1 of the Ayurveda Spa Specialist Program is a full in-depth training of the scalp massage using warmed herbal oils massaged into the scalp and hair, upper chest, neck, shoulders and full back. We also show you a mini version of a manual Rejuvenation Shirodhara, warmed oils pouring over the third eye. You will learn a facial cleansing procedure, a facial rejuvenation massage with Marma therapy, and a seated warmed oil back massage. It is a more extended treatment. The treatment includes a hot oil conditioning hair treatment.

This course, Indian Head Massage for Yoga Teachers and Caregivers, is recommended for estheticians, RMT’s and other bodyworkers, as well as anyone looking for a first step into the healing arts.

Module 1 is also a prerequisite before taking Module 2 (Ayurveda Facial), Module 3 (The Tri-Dosha Mind and Body Therapy- Abhyanga course), or Module 5 (Shirodhara).

Andrea Olivera invites all Yoga Teachers and Caregivers who have taken the online training to an Upgrading class, or as she likes to call it a “grand mothering”. This takes you into Module Two at a fee of $100+HST for the online video training, or in person for $200+HST. 

In this upgraded class you will learn…
– Advanced scalp massage techniques using warmed herbal oils
– A mini manual rejuvenation shirodhara, a facial cleansing procedure
– A rejuvenation Facial Massage with Marma therapy
– A seated, warmed herbal oil back massage 
– Further theory on the Chakra system in Guna Therapy

You will receive a Certificate of Completion along with Continuing Education hours. After completing this course, you will not be considered “Certified” or “Licensed” as this is only a workshop that offers Certificate of Completion.