Ayurveda Therapy

International School for Ayurveda (ISA Kiental)


Complementary Therapy Training in Ayurveda Therapy at Kientalerhof

Learning in harmony with nature
We believe that aspiring therapists deserve the best possible training. We are convinced that we offer the ideal environment for comprehensive, concentrated and practice-oriented learning.

Starting in 2024, an Ayurveda therapy training at complementary therapy level will start annually, consisting of 15 levels of 4.5 days each + 1 spa internship week.

What is Ayurveda?

The term Ayurveda is composed of Ayus and Veda. Ayus is a Sanskrit term meaning “life”. Veda is also from Sanskrit and means “knowledge”. Ayurveda means the wisdom of life and is an more than 3000 years old holistic system to keep people healthy. Health is harmony – Ayurveda is based on the fundamental assumption that the entire cosmos, including man, his food and his environment, is composed of five elements in varying proportions: ether (space), air, fire, water and earth. These also determine in their mixture the three basic energies or doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The Tridoshas regulate all physiological and mental processes in man.


The training covers the entire wealth of the Ayurvedic healing art:

  • Thorough and sensitive anamnesis: all beginning is the good listening.
  • The various massage techniques and the fascinating knowledge of the herbal oils used for this purpose
  • Ayurvedic nutritional counseling; indispensable part of a successful therapy and immediately practical for the client
  • Samkhya: history, philosophy, worldview. Background and larger context of Ayurveda – the strong roots for the wide tree of practical applications.
  • Yoga and Pranayama (movement and breathing exercises) – the treasure trove of supportive measures given to clients for their health self-responsibility.
  • Marma Therapy: the Ayurvedic energy points that are specifically activated during massages. Highly effective, sustainable and enriching the practice.
  • Mother, Baby, Child: Ayurvedic healing art for these crucial phases of life
  • Prakriti and Vikriti: the teaching of human nature, how it is weakened and strengthened again
  • Ayurvedic Psychology: fascinating insights into the Ayurvedic science of man and life and how we can use it in counseling and therapy support
  • Internship in one of our Ayurvedic cures: Become competent for the supreme discipline of sustainable effective cures (short or Pancha Karma cures)
    The contents are taught by our very experienced Ayurveda teachers, who also practice as therapists themselves. As with all OdA KT recognized training courses, there is also the possibility to take a higher professional examination after completion of the training and to obtain a federal degree. This is accompanied by the possibility of receiving up to 50% of the training costs (max. CHF 10’500) reimbursed by the federal government.

    Further informations >> Data Costs overview Ayurveda Therapy KT


    Course manager

    Irene Mathys

    Course management: | E-mail: irene.mathys@kientalerhof.ch

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