|About||We offer AYM treatments, workshops and therapist trainings in the UK, the Netherlands, Greece & Portugal. https://ayurvedicyogamassageuk.org|
|Mission||Despina wants to help promote a culture of massage and knowing, healing touch in the UK. Ayurvedic Yoga Massage UK has developed out of this intention, trying to make training easily accessible, highly effective, compassionate and fun.|
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage UK offers treatments, workshops and courses in London, Leeds, Greece and elsewhere. Workshops and courses are taught by Despina Psarra.
Despina came across AYM in early 2011. She knew she was going to love it when she heard the name (yoga AND massage!), attended a course and fell in love with the method instantly. She started practising AYM full time almost immediately after the course, and realised that everyone else also loves it as soon as they try it. For years people have been asking Despina to share the method, and in early 2016, after assisting her teacher during his India trips for two consecutive years, she received his blessing to teach.
Since then she has been training lots of wonderful therapists to help share AYM together. Despina is really excited to see the AYM UK community grow, to see the light in students’ eyes when they fall in love with AYM like she did, and to know that so many more people will be have the opportunity to experience the benefits of AYM as a result.
|Founded||by Despina Psarra in 2012|
This style of massage was developed by Master Kusum Modak in Pune, India, after many years of studying ayurvedic massage and Iyengar yoga.
The massage is experienced in different ways by different people. It can work at physical, emotional, mental and energetic levels. It improves breathing, blood circulation and energy flow. It helps open and align the body, and induces a deep sense of relaxation and renewed energy.
It can be adjusted to suit different people, from soft and soothing sessions, to intense remedial sessions.
The traditional way of teaching AYM is very effective at getting students to practise something very effective very quickly. The courses are practical and hands-on, and we learn a sequence of massage strokes, mobilisations and stretches, with indications and contra-indications for each part of the sequence. So students can very quickly offer extremely effective and safe sessions.
Further training will allow students to adjust their sessions better to client needs, and respond to a wider range of client needs more creatively.