Marma Therapy for Energy Healing

Learn the most ancient form of touch-point healing

3 Days - in person & Live Streamed

Marma Therapy is an ancient and powerful touch-based healing modality. In this introductory course, you’ll learn the vital energy points in the body and how they can be effectively stimulated for better energy flow, or Prana. Increasing Prana can benefit physical, emotional and mental health, including positive shifts such as stress reduction, better sleep, enhanced energy levels and improved mood. Marma Therapy can be performed at home as part of a self-care ritual and incorporated into a holistic healing practice.

SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $50 off tuition through May 30

Course Information

Earn Continuing Education Credits: Students are encouraged to submit their program to the National Ayurvedic Medical Association for PACE credits upon completion.

Who should study Marma Therapy?


There is no prerequisite.

This course is designed for all levels and is perfect for Ayurvedic students, body workers and massage therapists to upskill, as well as holistic health enthusiasts who wish to learn self-healing techniques.

Our Principles of Ayurveda self-paced, 15-hour online course is included with this program’s tuition and is recommended for anyone who is new to Ayurvedic foundational principles such as the elements, Doshas and Prakriti.

Student experiences

How can I apply Marma knowledge?

  • This program is designed for Ayurveda and natural wellness enthusiasts to learn traditional healing methods using Marma points.
  • You can use these techniques at home and share them with friends and family.
  • If you are an Ayurvedic professional, you can implement these techniques in your client-based practice.
  • If you are a wellness professional such as a Massage Therapist, you can introduce Marma techniques to your clients to support their wellbeing.

The marmas...are the meeting place of muscle, bone, tendons, arteries, veins and joins, life entirely resides in them.

Ashtanga Hridayam

Schedule & Format


Friday, September 20 from 8am-6pm Pacific

Saturday, September 21 from 8am-6pm Pacific

Sunday, September 22 from 8am-6pm Pacific

There will be a 1-hour lunch break each day of class.

How can I attend class?

In Person

Join us in person at our Academy & Wellness Center in Milpitas, CA.

You’ll receive elearning access to all your digital course materials as well as access to the class recordings.

Live Streaming

Join us 100% online! You’ll receive access to our robust elearning center with all your digital course materials, as well as access to join our live Zoom class sessions.

Our Academy & Wellness Center

In person classes are offered at our flagship U.S. Academy and Wellness Center located in the heart of Silicon Valley, nestled between the golden-green East Bay Hills, majestic Santa Cruz Mountains and beautiful San Francisco Bay.

The Kerala Ayurveda office is located on the second floor and includes a spacious classroom for lectures, conference room, consultation and Panchakarma rooms, Wellness lounge for our clients and Panchakarma kitchen/restrooms for treatment use. Our building offers additional conference and auditorium spaces.

Amenities include free wifi, tea and spring water station, break room and ample parking spaces. The center is located near several hotels, restaurants and shopping centers, with widely available ride sharing options. Nearby airports include: San Jose International (SJC), San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK). Our Student Support team can provide more information and local guidance for planning your visit.

Live streaming technology

We introduced live streaming technology to our Ayurvedic education in 2015. Our classes are currently conducted using Zoom and provide students an opportunity to study live and interact with faculty.

Zoom can be accessed on mobile, tablets, laptops and desktop devices. Class moderators support our larger class sessions to provide a smooth technical experience. All live streamed classes are recorded for later viewing in our elearning system.


Our courses are powered by a robust elearning system that connects our global community of students and faculty. The elearning portal is where students may access all of their course information, materials and curriculum, including: course syllabus, schedule, course manual PDFs, class slide decks, class notes and links to live streaming class sessions. The elearning portal is also where tests and assignments are conducted, and students may submit questions.


It’s our mission to preserve the traditional teachings of Ayurveda. This course is designed to educate passionate students and professionals of the Vedas in the ancient art and science of Marma Vidya as a holistic modality for health and healing. The profound benefits of Marma Therapy encompass the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and conscious planes.

Participants will be well versed with the concept of Marma, classification of Marmas, individual Marma points and their relevance in mind-body functions, indication and contraindications of Marma Therapy. Participants also will gain knowledge on practical application of Marma Therapy and developing protocols based on Prakriti and health status of the individual.


The History & Origin of Marma

What is Marma Therapy?
Where does Marma come from?
Is Marma the same or similar to acupressure/acupuncture?

Discover the original root knowledge of vital point healing. Marma Therapy is a sacred knowledge practiced for thousands of years and documented in the Vedic texts of ancient India. Marma Therapy was used and perfected by the Kalari warriors, whose profound knowledge inspired newer lineages of martial arts and healing arts throughout East Asia. This root Vedic knowledge is what we teach in Kerala Ayurveda’s training.

Marma Classifications

What are the Marma points?
Where are the Marma points?
How many Marma points are there?

Marma refers to the vital energetic points of the body where both deep healing and trauma can occur. This course will provide a comprehensive education on what and where these points are located.

Indications and Contraindications

Can Marma Therapy cause side effects?
Who will benefit from Marma Therapy?
What are the contraindications against using Marma Therapy?

Marma Therapy is not as widely known as its spinoff touch therapies because its power was respected – the power to both heal and potentially harm, depending on how it is used. It’s important that all students of Marma Therapy understand its best practices and safety precautions.

Benefits of Marma Therapy

What are the healing effects of Marma Therapy?
What are the results of a Marma Therapy session?
How many Marma points are there?

Marma Therapy has myriad benefits for general health addressing all aspects of the self – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This training will prepare you with realistic expectations for the practice as well as how to maximize the benefits.

Concepts & Practicums

How is Marma Therapy practiced?
What's the setup for a Marma Therapy session?

A large portion of this training will cover concepts for Marma Therapy and hands-on practice performing Marma for the face and neck; hands, feet and legs; head; chest and abdomen.


Revathi Veeraraghavan


Student & Alumni Benefits

At Kerala Ayurveda Academy, we value the bond with our students – that’s why we call ourselves the Kerala Family! As part of the Kerala Family of students, you’ll receive expert support and guidance throughout your program.

Support during the Marma Therapy for Energy Healing program

  • During the live streamed classes, online students can interact directly with class moderators and faculty.
  • Student Support is available anytime to assist with educational service planning and tuition management.

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Frequently asked questions

This depends on your location. Please see the Scope of Practice for more information, and check the guidelines designated by your local city or state. This certificate does not grant the recipient a license to touch, which may be required. It is the individual’s responsibility to be compliant.
It is not advisable to practice Marma Therapy on a client remotely. Do I need any special equipment for Marma Therapy? A massage table is recommended for the comfort of both the giver and receiver.
Your Marma Therapy for Energy Healing course materials will be accessible for 12 months from the start date of this course, including any class recordings. Please note that your free access to Principles of Ayurveda included with your Marma Therapy for Energy Healing course will be for 6 months from your course registration.
Please bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Water and tea are available at our Academy & Wellness Center if you attend in person.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Yes, you can perform Marma Therapy while pregnant; however, it is not advisable to receive it while pregnant.
Yes, for this course training experience it is OK. As a regular practice, it is not recommended that you receive (or give) Marma during your cycle.
Your certificate will be available in the elearning system for download after your course attendance has been verified, your assignments are completed and graded, and your test has been completed with a passing score.
There is no prerequisite for joining this course, though it is recommended that you have an understanding of basic Ayurvedic principles. We include free access to our 15-hour, self-paced online courses Principles of Ayurveda to assist you in learning the basics.
You’ll receive access details for Principles of Ayurveda with your course registration confirmation email for Marma Therapy. Please contact support@keralaayurveda.us if you need assistance.