Ayurveda Yoga Bodywork

What is “Ayurveda Yoga Bodywork”?
Ayurveda Yoga Bodywork is a unique bodywork technique kusummodak that combines deep tissue work with coordinated breathing and yoga stretches for the whole body. This traditional method has been designed in the beginning of the 80ies by Master Kusum Modak in Pune, India. As a female student of Yoga Guru B.K.S. Iyengar, Master Kusum combined the essence of Iyengar Yoga and her personal experiences and knowledge of Ayurvdic Massage, which she has been taught by her old Master Lamaya Maharaj, an expert in therapeutic massage.

The bodywork is done on the ground on a comfortable mat. Working with hands and feet on deep tissue helps to release knots and blockages of the muscles as well as removing toxins. This prepares the receiver for passive yoga stretches. Combined with synchronized breath, the receiver is led deeper and deeper into assisted yoga positions which can balance physical maladjustments and bring the body back into harmony.

With the unique use of the indian-based Calamus powder, together with a small amount of organic quality oil, body toxins are removed. The cleansing and stimulating qualities of the oil activate skin, blood-circulation and the senses. This technique helps to release physical and emotional blockages and toxins, bringing the body back in balance, improving respiratory problems and giving the receiver with a deep sensation of relaxation.

My path to  Ayurveda Yoga Bodywork
During my fifth trip to India in 2015 and at the same time second pilgrimate to the source of Ashtanga Yoga, in Mysore, I was lucky enough to meet my Ayurveda Yoga Bodywork-teacher Ananta Sylvain Girard. Since the very first encounter with this radiant, fascinating soul I was convinced of having found the right teacher who resonated with me in harmonious, right bodywork. Since then I am pleased and grateful to treat interested people with this deeply effective and soothing bodywork.