Shirodhara Training Course-Brisbane Centre

Shirodhara Training Course

Dates: 25th and 26th of March 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm

Price:  Early Bird Price $700 (Valid until 31st of January 2017)

            Full Price $900


Shirodhara is a classical Ayurvedic therapy consisting of pouring medicated oil, decoctions, milk, buttermilk and other therapeutic liquids in a continuous flow over the forehead, particularly between the eyes (on the third eye). It is a preparatory treatment of Panchakarma and independent therapy of the head region.


This therapy is indicated for disorders related to the head, neck, ears, nose, throat, and diseases of the nervous system such as headache, insomnia, lack of concentration and memory, fatigue and dizziness, among others. It helps to improve digestion, speech and sensory organs, nourishes and rejuvenates the hair and helps maintain the balance of body and mind.


What you will learn

This course offers a unique opportunity to be able to acquire specific skills in the traditional Indian therapy Shirodhara. The course consists of theoretical as well as practical knowledge with hands-on training. You will gain the practical skills required to perform Shirodhara according to your client’s individual requirements. By the end of the course, you will be able to begin offering Shirodhara treatments with confidence.


Course outline

  • Fundamental principles of Ayurveda.
  • Determine the body type (Doshas) of the client.
  • Basic principles of Ayurvedic therapies.
  • Anatomy and physiology.
  • Indications, contraindications and precautions.
  • Practical demonstrations.
  • Setting up the Shirodhara equipment.
  • The different types of Shirodhara and when to use them.
  • Preparation of different liquids used in Shirodhara.
  • Marma point application for the head and face.
  • How to perform the Shirodhara techniques quietly and comfortably.
  • How to customize Shirodhara to suit the individual and their condition.
  • Work in pairs giving and receiving Shirodhara treatments under supervision.

You will receive detailed instructional handouts of the Shirodhara treatment.


Who this course is for

  • Professionals and students linked to the area of massage, health and wellbeing.
  • Ayurvedic practitioners/students, beauty and spa therapists, health professionals and yoga teachers.
  • Others who have an interest in learning authentic Ayurvedic therapies.



No prerequisites required although familiarity with Ayurveda or bodywork is beneficial.



A certificate will be issued after the successful completion of the course.
Vibrant Ayurveda is an approved training provider with International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). On completion of this course you can become an IICT member and get access to insurance.


Book both courses and receive $100 off the total price




Dr. Pradeep Neupane

Dr. Pradeep Neupane is a qualified Ayurvedic doctor, trained in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda. He is a graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). This six-year full-time university degree includes a one-year rotational internship in Ayurvedic Hospitals. Dr. Neupane has also undertaken additional special training in: therapeutic yoga and breathing exercises (Pranayama); Detoxification and Rejuvenation therapy (Panchakarma); as well as Ayurvedic Medicine from the Patanjali Yoga and Ayurveda Centre, Haridwar, India.


Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari is an Ayurvedic specialist with great expertise in Panchakarma treatment. He is highly qualified in Ayurvedic medicine, graduating with a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the Institute of Medicine at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu. Dr. Bhandari has also undertaken additional advanced training in Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation (Panchakarma) treatments from respected clinics in Kerala in Southern India and various other parts of India. He is also a respected holistic healer, writer and consultant. He is very experienced in Ayurvedic herbal medicine, Panchakarma, Yoga, Meditation and Naturopathy.


Biju Nair

Biju Nair is a traditionally and formally trained Ayurvedic Therapist and Practitioner from Kerala, South India. He has treated thousands of people in Australia and India over the past 20 years.


He has trained Ayurvedic therapists in Ayurvedic clinics, resorts and traditional centres in Kerala, Bangalore and Brisbane. He currently trains the staff at Vibrant Ayurveda in Ayurvedic Therapies.


Biju’s practical teaching style of Ayurvedic therapies comes from the traditional way he learnt. From the age of 13 he spent seven years as an assistant with his village’s traditional healer. He then went on to study under his Grandmaster through the Gurukula system for four years.


He is also formally qualified in Ayurvedic and Panchakarma therapy through the respected Dhanwanthari Ayurvedic Hospital in Thodupuzha, Kerala. He has an Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda and Diploma of Remedial Massage from Australia.


Payment Policy

A non refundable deposit of $200 will be taken at the time of booking to secure your place for the training course. For the discounted early bird price, the full payment is required by 31st of January 2017. For the full price, the full payment is required at least two weeks prior to the training program.


Refund Policy

The training course will require minimum numbers of participants. Vibrant Ayurveda reserves its right to cancel the program if this criteria is not met and will provide a full refund including deposit. You will be notified at least two weeks prior to the start of training.


We will require a minimum of two weeks’ notice if you cannot attend the training program for any reason.  A refund will not be provided if you give less than two weeks’ notice for the cancellation.