7 Days Ayurveda Abhyangam Massage Training in Spain, open all year

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7 Days Ayurveda Abhyangam Massage Training in Spain, open all year

The wonderful benefits of Ayurveda medicine and massage await you in beautiful Spain! During this residential course, you will learn how to perform the ancient Abhyangam massage with theory and practice, with ayurvedic food on the side to make you feel renewed.

You will feel deep relaxation, personal development, energy balance, a healthier complexion, and increased energy, amongst many other great things during this training.


Benimeli is situated north of Segaria Valley and is regarded as the very northern part of the Costa Blanca coastline. The sun is said to shine here 320 days a year. Segaria Valley and Javea are divided by the Montgo mountain – said to resemble a sleeping elephant. The area is certainly spectacular and offers a number of walking routes.

Benimeli is on the coast and the 20 km of beaches (15 min. by car) are of very high quality. Every year the beaches are awarded the European Blue Flag for their water quality and clean fine sand

Les Rotes is a nature area with no boats allowed and has a variety of marine life to see. Snorkelling and scuba diving are very popular in this section of Denia. This part of the coast is protected including the natural dunes, caves, plants, and wildlife. A footpath allows you to walk from Denia marina all the way to the lighthouse which is a few kilometres.


The program will include theory and practice of the following Abhyangam Ayurvedic massages from Kerala:

– Massage Abhyangam Sukhathirummu Malayam or therapeutic massage rejuvenation for the full body – taught and synchronised to two and four hands
– Shiro Abhyangam or Champi-massage full therapeutic head massage
– Abhyangam Mukha-massage full massage therapy facial

The week will include 36 hours of teaching spread for assimilation in six hours per day approximately, three hours in the morning from 10:30am to 1:30pm, and two and half hours in the afternoon from 5:00 to 7:30p.m.

It will be divided into six hours of basic theory and thirty hours of practical classes to assimilate methodical treatments perfectly, which constitutes a total of thirty-six teaching hours. The course will be held within the deadline, as it is an intensive training character.

Theory (6 hours) – Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Definition
  • Goals
  • Health care concept
  • The eight branches of Ayurveda
  • Essential qualities of the therapist
  • History
  • Mythological and historical roots
  • Transmission of Ayurveda through centuries and civilisations
  • Prohibition and liberalisation
  • Ayurveda in the 21 century
  • Philosophy
  • Cosmology and philosophy of creation principles
  • Holistic philosophy
  • Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Dharma: purpose of life
  • The four attributes of human being: atma, manas, indriyas, and sharira
  • All three gunas
  • Theory of Ayurvedic medicine and its basic concepts
  • Theory of the five great elements
  • Concept of body, mind, and soul
  • Theory of the tridosha and its subdivisions
  • Features and functions of doshas
  • Concept and the constitution of the body, balance, and imbalance
  • Balancing the doshas and the characteristics of each prakruti
  • Health-balance concept
  • The three different constitutions or tridhosas and Ayurvedic test
  • Three gunas, attributes, physical, psychological, and mental actions
  • Yoga, meditation, and pranayama

Practice (30 hours)

The practice consists of Ayurvedic massage practices Abhyangam. Abhyangam massage practices with one and two therapists, in a traditional way. You will learn this traditional massage methodically and finish the course with the appropriate knowledge to start practicing for yourself.

You will learn theses three massages from Kerala:

  • Massage Abhyangam Sukhathirummu Malayam or therapeutic massage rejuvenation for full body – taught and synchronised to two and four hands
  • Abhyangam or Champi-massage Shiro Abhyangam full therapeutic head massage
  • Abhyangam Mukha-massage full massage therapy facial

Retreat schedule

Day 1
16:00 Welcome and check in with some detox juices
17:00 Introduction and Ayurvedic basic principles
20:00 Vegetarian dinner

Day 2
09:00 Vegetarian breakfast
10:30 Theory class
12:00 Teatime
12:15 Theory class
13:00 Massage class
14:00 Vegetarian lunch
15:00 Free time
17:00 Massage class
20:00 Vegetarian dinner

Days 3 to 6
09:00 Vegetarian breakfast
10:00 Theory class
10:30 Massage class
12:00 Teatime
12:15 Massage class
14:00 Vegetarian lunch
15:00 Free time
17:00 Massage class
18:30 Teatime
18:45 Massage class
20:00 Vegetarian dinner

Day 7
09:00 Vegetarian breakfast
10:30 Massage class
12:00 Teatime
12:15 Massage class
14:00 Vegetarian lunch
16:00 Namaste and check out


Javier Mantecón
Javier has been traveling to India for over 15 years with continuous experience as a teacher of yoga and meditation. Asia has been a place of his continuous inspiration as different teachers in different areas have given him a broad and solid vision.

He is also the creator and founder of several wellness centres, projects, and the coordinator of massages and treatments for six years in specialised centres and spas. Javier has a diploma in Ayurveda and panchakarma massage in Asramam Vazhavara College, Kerala, and in Ayurveda treatments by Dr. Vijay Carolin of the University of Kerala, India.


As you’ll be one of the four only guests at Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in our Home Care Mediterranean Coast at Benimeli, you’re guaranteed individual care and attention at all times for an optimal use of the teachings. The venue is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.

The accommodation will be in a private or shared room. Dhara Holistic Care has selected a beautiful venue for this Ayurveda training in the essence of the Mediterranean coast.

One of the things Dhara Holistic Care regular clients really value is having the house to themselves whilst knowing they are nearby. Customers normally book with a partner or friend interested in the same purpose, and then we provide a discount.

The house is ideal for four guests. There are two bedrooms, along with the bathroom, a treatment room and a peaceful living room with a private swimming pool. We have a small library of books on Ayurveda and yoga available. The nearest beach is 10 minutes by car. Beautiful and deliciously decorated spaces with harmony, simplicity, and tranquility.


  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet


The price of this retreat includes all vegetarian meals. Food during the retreat will be vegetarian and mostly organic. During the retreat, you will receive valuable information on the principles of yoga diet and how to incorporate health into your everyday routines. The proper digestion and regular detox is the key to physical and mental health and to a decrease of disease.

The following meals are included:

The following drinks are included:
Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
Gluten Free

If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Retreat price

1 person 2,100€ Total price
Private single room
Private house

2 persons 3,800€ Total price
Private double room
Private house

Payment Policy

A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price. The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date. The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • 3 daily organic, vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 36 hours of practice and theory
  • Abhyangam massage theory and practice
  • Diploma or certificate
  • Many oils brought from Kerala, India
    Ayurveda theory and practice

Hydrotherapy Facilities: the outdoor swimming pool and chill-out areas are there for you to enjoy at any time

Does not include

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers from and to the venue

Optional activities

If you wish you can make some excursions to the nearby beaches or to picturesque places in the area at no additional charge.

What past guests have said

Review by Miguel Meza from United States
October 8, 2018 “Amazing Experience at Dhara Wellness”
I liked everything. From the cozy homey environment to the unbeatable location in a quite valley. The class was enlightening and thorough. The food was homemade and delicious. Javier even arranged a lease on a bicycle so that I could see the valley and the surrounding towns. Overall this experience is unrivalled in comparison to other retreats I’ve gone for classes.

Review by Michelle Converse from United States
March 13, 2018 “A Very professional Training”
Javier and Ana have been the perfect hosts. Made me feel right at home in a foreign country. Definitely the nicest people I have ever met. They even helped with future travel plans and offered contact information of people they know in other cities I would be visiting. Javier is very knowledgeable about his craft and was encouraging when I felt like I wasn’t doing a good job. Fantastic people, amazing program, in a gorgeous location. I will definitely look back on this experience with fond memories.

Review by Alice Turlong from United States
September 21, 2017 “Ayurvedic Massage in-depth retreat”
Javier has been a phenomenal instructor. He has explained things thoroughly and identified alternatives when I could not accomplish the move in the standard way. He and Ana have been very gracious in opening their home to us. His cooking skills are amazing. He has made this entire experience very meaningful.

Review by Mollie Dulcie from New Zealand
April 3, 2019 “Amazing program”

They welcomed us into their home providing our own room and bathroom. We felt right at home and the meals were tasty, organic and more than enough. We can’t thank Ana and Javi enough for this hospitality and would definitely return for another course if we could.

This training was an intensive week long course that covered all information necessary to practice this type of massage as a professional. The course included hands on practice on clients every day as well as ayurvedic theory and take home pamphlets with a depiction of every movement included in the massage.

How to get there

Full address: Carrer Segaria 6, Benimeli, Denia, Marina Alta, Province of Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain
Recommended Airports ALC Alicante–Elche Airport located 74 km away. Transfers are available for additional €140 for a maximum of 3 people or from VLC Valencia Airport located 83 km away for the same price.

Arrival by airplane
Please book your flights to Valencia Airport (VLC) or Alicante–Elche Airport (ALC).

Arrival by bus
From Valencia airport, you can take a one-hour bus (16 EUR) to Denia, and then take a taxi to the venue. The taxi from Denia bus station to the venue costs around 35 EUR, in some cases we can pick up the clients to the station.


To make an enquiry and book this 7 Days Ayurveda Abhyangam Massage Training in Spain, send your request to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.