Ayurveda Marma Course

The term ‘Marma’ originates from the Sanskrit language, in which it means ‘mru’ or ‘marr’. The phrase ‘Marayate Iti Marmani’ means that there is likelihood of death after infliction to these places, thus they are known as Marma. The word Marma is used to refer to places that are tender, secret or vital. There are a total 107 Marma in the body, whereas in Tamil traditions there are about 108, while in kalari tradition there are 365 Marma points. Life force energy is concentrated in these points. The Marma points are located at the point where the flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet, or the junctions where Vata, Pitta and Kapha meet; where Sattwa, Rajas and Tams join; or where Eternity and Relativity connect.

Marma therapy, is an ancient Indian practice that focuses on the manipulation of subtle energy (prana) present in the body, for the purpose of supporting the healing process. It is dependent on the utilization of all108 points in the body that are viewed as access points to the body, mind, and consciousness. Proper knowledge of Marma enables the practitioner to work on the flow of prana through both the gross and subtle bodies for the purposes of restoring health and peace of mind.

One of the important principles of Marma therapy and massage is: where a strong blow can cause injury, a mild touch can cause healing. When the knowledge of Marma is merged with the ability to perceive and control the flow of prana, Marma Chikitsa becomes a powerful skill when it comes to influencing the healing of every known condition.

The understanding of Marma, combined with the knowledge of Ayurveda, has the potential to help with all physical and mental diseases. Out of the 108 marma points in the body, 64 are considered as kulamarma (vulnerable points which can be used to heel or to harm the body. The mind is considered to be the 108th marma. If the marma points are pierced with force, it could lead to trauma or even death. The other marma points are identified for better understanding according to the physical components.


It takes care of blocks in energy channels called strotras.

It pacifies the vata dosha, (air and space elements), bringing it to its normal path especially vyana vata, (a sub-dosha which controls the autonomic nervous system.)

It creates physical, mental and emotional flexibility. Because of ama (toxins) and because of vata, human beings after the age of 35 or 40 become stiff- and this happens to animals and plants too. As vata increases in our body, we experience degeneration. This stiffness could be seen as being fixed in ideas, emotions and physical movements.

This subtle treatment leads to an opportunity to experience incredible and dynamic transformation at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels through building a positive connection with the unconscious mind. At times, people are unable to get out of their ‘comfort zones.’ They think they have absolute limitations. After marma therapy is done, they can proceed with taking positive risks.

This is a huge aspect of the Ayurvedic treatment. Marmas are specific points on the body where the application of slight force or pressure induces the flow of vital energy (Prana) in a complex system of subtle channels known (nadis). In accordance with the knowledge found in Dhanur Veda (deals in martial art) ayurveda idenitifies about 107 therapeutic marma points.

Hence, healing through the Marma abhyanga influences the chakras, Physical health and the doshas. The purpose of a Marma Abhyang is to simulate the various body organs and system. Kalari Marma Therapy focuses on rejuvenating the body to relieve occupational illness and stress related diseases. It often helps the couples to re-establish harmony in marital life. In this field, Kalari master (Gurukual) is the spiritual Guru counsellor and physiotherapist all rolled in to one Marma Chikitsa.

To name a few diseases in which Marma chikitsa is highly appreciative in giving cure are high listed.

  • Paralysis
  • Sciatic pain
  • Migraine
  • Tremors
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Muscular twitching & cramps
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Facial or Bell’s palsy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Lumbar Spondilitis
  • Lumbar Spondilolisthesis (Disc bulge or prolapse)
  • Cervical Spondilitis
  • Cervical Spondilolisthesis (Disc bulge or prolapse)
  • Frozen Shoulder (peri arthritis)
  • Carpal tunnel Syndrome
  • Muscular and joint pain
  • Frozen joints
  • Muscular strain
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Digestion and elimination problemsv
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Headaches and migraines, Confusion, memory loss and mental focus
  • General aging problems
  • Glandular issues, Low energy and fatigue
  • Anxiety and depression, Breaking through limited belief systems
  • Stress response, fears and phobias
$850 USD

Duration: 5 Days

When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for teacher training course

Please follow these steps:

Step one: Apply on line
Step two: Await confirmation of your application( via email with in 48 hours)
Step three: Our coordinator will guide through the balance


Training Dates

21st November – 28th November

12th December – 18th December

16th January – 21st January

20th February – 26th February

20th March – 26th March