Sivananda Vidya Peetham

Foot Reflexology & Shiatsu Intensive
First step to nature cure – Oriental Medicine
Residential Course : Level – 1

Course Date & Donations

Course location is Amboli, Maharashtra, India. Please find the details of location here

Please find all course names and corresponding donations

for Indian Nationals here for non Indian Nationals here

The daily course donation includes a course manual, food & accommodation from the last arrival date to the first departure date, tuition as per the daily schedule shown below and the use of ashram facilities.

Requirements – Pre-requisites :

➢ There are NO pre-requisites expected of participants before taking this course except knowledge of English.

Skill Level – Basic + Intermediate

Nisargopachar Propagation Trust (Working for the cause and welfare of mankind through nature cure ), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India ( ) will be conducting a four days long Foot Reflexology and Shiatsu Intensive in the Kodakkad location while Sivananda Peetham will conduct the yoga activities during the workshop days for the participants.

Course Overview :

Reflexology and Shiatsu are non-invasive body work therapy. Both are based on the same principles of body self-healing energy concept defined in Oriental Medicine. The theory proves that entire body has relation to the specific areas on the body surface. These are reflex areas and are identified on the feet and hand under Reflexology, whereas in Shiatsu, areas are located on and around affected body part. These both are complimentary therapies. Based on the theory, body energy is regulated to bio-equilibrium when varied specific areas and points are stimulated. Oriental Medicine can be practiced with different modalities of stimulation. Mechanical means ~ Acupressure (in Japanese Shi – means fingers of hand and Atsu – means pressure) is one. Self-healing quality of the body is enhanced or accelerated by these therapies.

Description :

Reflexology is practiced globally by many. It is a popular therapy that uses specific reflex points on the hands and feet for stimulation to improve health and well-being. For reasons Foot Reflexology is practiced by most of the practitioners. The Reflexology & Shiatsu both therapies are proven over the years to treat variety of medical conditions of the body. In combination these give an added edge – a synergetic effect. These methods are very effective and efficient. It has a peculiar way of diagnostic assessment. Many have started to resort to these methods as their first option. The course is designed in the manner that the aspirant practitioners will acquire professional approach to address the ailments. This helps therapists to achieve bio-equilibrium proficiently. The course contents provide the knowledge of Foot Reflexology and Shiatsu along with related Surface Anatomy.

Brief contents of the course :

➢ Concept of Oriental Medicine
➢ Different Modalities or Techniques applying Oriental Medicine
➢ Reflexology Concept
➢ Why Foot Reflexology
➢ Mapping of Feet with Zonal Concept
➢ Surface Anatomy – System-wise discussion
➢ Different modalities of applying Pressure
➢ Shiatsu discussion
➢ Relaxation Technique
➢ Live Demonstrations
➢ Practical

Duration for the course :

➢ Four days residential course.
➢ 16 hrs. Class room studies.
➢ 4 hrs. Practical.
➢ 2 hrs. Group Discussion.

Yoga activities :

Please see below the daily schedule. Yoga classes, meditation and chanting are daily practices of the ashram throughout the year.

Daily Schedule

05:30 am
Wake up
06:00 am
Satsang ( Meditation, chanting and lecture ) or silent walk
07:30 am
Tea Time
08:00 am
Asana and Pranayama class – beginner and advanced levels - 2.0 hrs
10:00 am
10:30 am
Seva time – selfless service
11:00 am
Session 1 - Foot Reflexology and Shiatsu – 1.30 hrs
01:00 am
Tea time
01:30 am
Session 2 - Foot Reflexology and Shiatsu - 1.30 hrs
03:30 pm
Session 3 - Foot Reflexology and Shiatsu - 1.30 hrs
05:30 pm
Dinner & free time.
07:00 pm
Satsang (meditation, chanting and lecture )
08:00 pm
Session 4 - Foot Reflexology and Shiatsu – 1.0 hr
09:30 pm
Lights out

• Attendance at all activities is mandatory.
• Changes in the program may occur from time to time, in case necessary.

Number of Participants :

➢ Maximum number of participants 20.

About Faculty

➢ Faculty is in practice since 1988.
➢ Faculty has treated varied physical conditions of patients in five figures.
➢ Faculty has trained over 750 therapists at varied levels.
➢ Has unique approach of Research into the ailments, conditions surrounding human beings.
➢ Has study in advanced techniques for better examinations, pathological investigations and effective treatment.
➢ Has followed a unique approach that exhibits flexibility in adopting, blending, combining and improving upon non-invasive Techniques and Practices, primarily under Nature Cure principles and Oriental Medicine. And use them in judicious mix for various conditions.

The main faculty :

Sri Sadanand S. Bondre ( Founder & Trustee )
Nisargopachar Propogation Trust , Oriental Medicine Clinic & Research Centre
15th Barracks, Block – 151, Bhavan’s Andheri Campus,
Opp. Indian Bank, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400 058
Cell: +918828063364 , E-mail:
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Assessment and Certification

The participants are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels. Participant should pass all different aspects of the course to be eligible for the course diploma. There will be a written exam at the end of the course to evaluate the students’ understanding of the Science of Reflexology & Shiatsu .

Assessment is based on:

1. Regular attendance of all classes
2. Attitude and behaviour inside and outside of the ashram while attending the course
3. Performance and attitude in the practical workshops.
4. Written & Oral examination of 1.50 hrs on the theories of Foot Reflexology and Shiatsu.

Nisargopachar Propogation Trust will award a Certificate to successful participants.

How to register

Please fill in all the required information in the application form by online itself, then submit the completed application form.

Fill in the Course Application Form - Click here

Once the filled up application form is received and accepted the applicants will be informed by email, of how to proceed further in the registration process.

To finish the formality of registration:

Indian nationals : Need to send a non-refundable deposit donation of Rs 5000

Non-Indian or non-resident Indian nationals : Need to send a non-refundable deposit donation of USD 100.

Please Note:

The course donation should be remitted completely at the latest by 2 weeks before the starting date of the course.

Course donations are non-refundable, however any unused amount may be transferred, minus an administration fee of Rs 2000, to another course within one year of the original course starting date. Alternatively, a credit note may be issued minus the administration fee. Credit notes are valid for one year from date of issue and can be used for any other courses/ programs or for anybody recommended by the depositor and also for boutique items or any other supplementary services.

General Information

Please read course details as well as the course location information carefully before making a decision to register.
Total number of participants for any course is 20.
Admission to any course is on first come first serve basis.
All the courses are taught in English, there is currently no translation facility available into any other language.
Students should plan latest to arrive on the arrival day and depart on the day of departure.
It is recommended that Participants spend at least a few days in the course location before the start of your course. This allows the body and mind to have a little time to rest, re-energise and be nourished by the ashram environment. Participants can then begin their study feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Participants may also wish to stay for some days after the end of the course to allow the learning from the study to integrate more fully into their consciousness within the supportive environment of the ashram.
If one decides to arrive early and also to stay longer, please register for the course program for those additional days. The guest need to pay the daily donations for the extra days.

To maintain the spiritual atmosphere we ask all ashram guests to comply with the ashram rules. Kindly refer to the Ashram rules and guidelines for more information.
The ashram reserves the right of admission and students may be asked to leave if their behaviour goes against the ashram rules and teachings.

Email if you need further information.