Kusum Modak’s

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM)

Master Kusum giving an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Inner awareness for opening of the inner body is the most important factor in our work.

Master Kusum Modak

Who is Master Kusum?

Kusum is a name of an ordinary woman and in her ordinariness she has become extra-ordinary. She is a simple woman, courageous, inter-dependent and wise.

A woman, who comes from the era when social conditioning in India has been very strong.

Coming from an orthodox Hindu family, living only with a mother without the support of father, having a sick body and suffering in her body for long, almost until the age of 40 years.

A powerful method – silence is the key. Master Kusum and Dr. Sanjivani Taruna
Kusum’s own pain was healed with Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

The beginning of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

A strong support from Aai ( Kusum’s mother) encouraged her to live life beautifully.

To cure herself, Kusum started practising yoga under the guidance of renowned master Iyengar. At the age of 40, Kusum started observing Shri Limay Guruji, who was working with patients having ailments like back pain, knee pain etc.

During this period with her existential gift she combined ayurvedic massage with yoga and brought this work to its highest potential.

How a master is working

When she is working with a person, seeing his body, feeling what is the issue in this body, she spontaneously develops a new stretch for that particular person and the person in few sessions is cured of his chronic ailments.

When one sees her working on someone’s body, one is really mesmerized by the way she is flowing with inner awarness and touching knowing exactly well what is happening inside this body and healing not only the outer body but the inner body as well.

“I trust Taruna and am extremely happy how she is devoting her time and energy to spread this work.”


Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapy

A 7, 15 or 21 days Training

with Dr. Taruna Sanjivani and Antar Khirad

Dr. Sanjivani Taruna
Ayurvedic Massage Trainer, Body Work Trainer and Meditation Facilitator
Antar Khirad
Yoga and Meditation Facilitator, Ayurvedic Massage Trainer

What it is about

In this therapy training we will be working with two ancient sciences of India – Yoga and Ayurveda Massage. This massage combines deep penetrating strokes with Iyengar Yoga based stretches, which are gentle, orderly and progressive.

The postures are adjusted to meet the conditions and needs of each receiver. The massage is done on floor with special herb and oil to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems, helping to eliminate toxins and to improve vital energy.

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage helps to improve posture, breathing, flexibility and mobility, restoring the energetic balance.

By working on body-mind structure it also helps to connect and bring awareness to the body-mind, inviting the healing from deepest core, cleansing it from blockages that is vital to the physical, mental and spiritual health.


The Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapy uses Indian wisdoms such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Kusum Modak’s Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, and Meditations to work on physical, mental, emotional and soul level to bring perfect health, wholeness and blissfulness.

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a traditional deep tissue massage based on yoga stretches. Master Kusum Modak has devoted all her life for Ayurvedic Yoga Massage developing this art to its highest potential.

Dr. Sanjivani/Taruna, one of her students, is offering trainings all over the world, combining her knowledge as surgeon with the experience of facilitating meditations and Yoga teaching.


The main aim of this training is to teach the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage techniques in its purest form as taught by master Kusum Modak, who has dedicated all her life for this work. In this training we will learn:

  • Yoga based self-awareness exercises
  • Basic anatomy and patho-physiology
  • Traditional Ayurvedic deep massage techniques, Kusum Modak’s approach, using hands and feet
  • Iyenger Yoga based stretches to treat as well as prevent various ailments in the body like backache; cervical spondylitis; joint pains; digestive, respiratory and menstrual disorders, etc
  • How to use footwork for going deep into the body, treating the deep seated holding patterns and giving emotional release
  • Understanding of various ailments happening in the body and how to prevent and treat it
  • Various meditation techniques
  • Spontaneous Celebrations

After the training, the participant will be able to create a 60 or 90 min. session, depending upon the need of each body-mind system. Certificate and Training Manual will be given after the successful completion of the training.

Duration and more

7, 15 or 21 Days Training (comprising of teachings and practice of massage, meditation and yoga exercises).

Food and accommodation covered.

The training is open to all who are interested to know their own body/mind system and heal themselves and also for those who wants to be a professional therapist using master Kusum Modak’s method.

All the material necessary during the course, like oil and powder, pillows, stools, blankets, etc. will be provided.

The participant should be aware that this is an intense training. They should be willing to work for long hours. The sessions are oily.

Please bring enough comfortable clean cotton t-shirts or ‘kurtas’ and leggings for the training.

Ayurvedic food without wheat and sugar is part of the training.

Work meditation is part of the training.

Next Ayurvedic Yoga Massage course to join

June 7, 2024 - June 13, 2024

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training

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Things you should know…

  • If later, you decide to join Kusum Modak’s Diploma School and Research Institute, recognized on National as well as International level, ( paper work in progress), participation in this training, will offer you special benefits.
  • Participation in this training means you are supporting Annahita NGO for its social work in a remote tribal area.

An Ayurvedic Yoga Massage therapy session –
some feedback

Many students will learn from you

It seems that you are working very hard to do and spread our work in many countries as possible. Well as you know, I trust you from the bottom of my heart and I am sure whatever you do will do with complete sincerity and honesty.

I am sure your first workshop in your center will be very very successful and many more students are looking forward to learn from your deep knowledge.
Kusum Modak

Thank you for this life changing experience

Every Ayurveda Yoga Massage session that Taruna gave me has been a journey into the wonder-world of my body. I almost got addicted to her way of touch and luckily received about 25 sessions. My body completely changed during this treatment, it became flexible, alive and joyful. 

Something deep inside started healing, relaxing and  trusting which carried on in daily life.
Meditation Teacher, FindYourNose, Germany

Refreshed and alive again

What a mysterious and healing journey into my body, a deep exploration from inside. And most of all a sense and physical feeling of integration of the body, intense vibrations and emotions alive within in one part of the body while another is being worked on, a feeling of whole, of all connections refreshed and alive again.

My body feels expanded, soft and full of fresh air. I feel blessed.
Georgiana Nicodim

A journey into relaxation

Taruna’s sessions are not sessions actually. They are real journeys… into relaxation, well-being and inner space. They always bring something new. A new thing to be healed, caressed and loved. My body feels like reborn at the end. My being in complete peace.

 The way she touches feels almost like from other world. Her natural way has behind both a strong connection and a deep understanding of the human body and spirit.
Olga OlteanCEO, Coaching School, Romania


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    Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

    Dr. Sanjivani Taruna

    +91 9890 5851 47‬

    Located at ‘The Sangham’
    about 70 miles north of Nagpur,
    Maharashtra, India