Diva Ayurveda Skin Class Series: A 6 week course to total natural skin and body care

This course series is designed to enable each of us to use the life-force of flowers, plants, sun, and water to create the most healthy lifestyle for ourselves.  As many of us are aware of the toxic chemicals used in food, we sometimes forget that the beauty care industry falls under the same curse.  Products that we use on our face, hair, teeth, and body are filled with toxins and unnatural substances.  This course will teach you the best and most natural ways of maintaining your inner and outer beauty.



Module 1:  Learning the best all natural skin care products to use externally and internally to maintain vibrant, radiant skin.  This class will address common problems like acne, wrinkles and aging, sagging skin, dryness, and skin conditions like rosacea and eczema and the best botanical products to use for each of these conditions.  This class will empower you to create your own beauty care system that is most uniquely created for you.


Wednesday February 4th, 2015   6:30-8:30



Module 2:  Clean up Your Toxic Bathroom.  Learn how to decipher toxic ingredients that are hard to distinguish with tricky labeling.  Just as in the food industry, many companies are not forced to disclose GMO and toxic ingredients, the same applies in the beauty industry.  This class with help you clean and simplify your bathroom, learn about healing the skin on deeper levels, and learn the best way to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin no matter what your skin “type” may be.


Wednesday February 11th, 2015  6:30-8:30



Module 3:  Lymph and Cellulite Health and Smelling Sweet: Armpits and Natural Perfumery.  The lymph system is right under the surface of the skin and is vital in achieving radiant beauty.  Learn the best ways to keep the lymph fluids clean and also learn about cellulite and how ridding it can aid to better general health.  Also learn about the plethora of toxins in deodorants and learn how to protect your armpits and smell sweeter than ever before.


Wednesday February 18th, 2015  6:30-8:30










Module 4:  The Sun and your Skin, and Maintaining Healthy Hair.  There is a lot of confusing information on the sun and if it is harmful or beneficial for the skin.  This class will eliminate much of the confusion and address issues of vitamin D, hormones, the sun and skin cancer,  sunscreens and sunblocks, and the best steps to wisely interact with the sun.  The class will also address hair problems like dry, thinning hair, hair loss, and dry, itchy scalp and teach you the best ways to maintain a healthy mane.


Wednesday February 25th, 2015  6:30-8:30




Module 5:  Successful Self Dentistry.  The mouth has a direct effect on overall health and beauty.  This class will discuss the best products for optimal oral care and the tools you will need to achieve this.  You will learn an invaluable step by step process to restore, repair, and maintain the best oral health.  Don’t let years of neglected oral care or fear from dental trauma stop you from learning how to turn it all around and find success in oral care.


Wednesday March 11th, 2015.  6:30-8:30




Module 6:  Breast Health and Women’s Health.  This class will address common issues such as stretch marks, fibroids, tender swollen breasts, breast disease, and teach you the best ways for beautiful breast care.  You will also learn the best ways for natural feminine hygiene and simple self care techniques to aid in overall women’s health.


Wednesday March 18th, 2015.  6:30-8:30



This course series is designed in such a way that you can choose to take individual modules or sign up and participate in the whole series.  Each class is $65 or the the entire series is $330.00.  Classes will be held at 3704 N. Murray Ave.  Shorewood, WI 53211.  Call or email Rima Shah 414-801-1576 rima.s.shah@gmail.com or Jackie Hill 414-517-7886  jacknbax@hotmail.com


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Ayurvedic Body Therapy Training

Rima Shah & Jackie hill of Diva Ayurveda have created a comprehensive training program encompassing their experience practicing & providing Panchakarma for the past 11 plus years. Their extensive studies in India as well as many years of teaching students these therapies at their wellness center make them experts in this area. They created and taught the Body Therapy Program at Bhavana Institute and are the creators and current teachers at the Aveda Institute of Beauty & Wellness School’s Ayurveda Esthetic Program.

Conveniently located in Milwaukee’s River West neighborhood, these trainings are taught by both Rima & Jackie to small groups of students to provide a one on one experience with a hands on approach. By providing this intimate class setting, Diva Ayurveda is able to create individualized instruction to fit the needs of each student and give all the tools necessary to successfully provide these therapies to their clients.


These trainings are being offered to massage therapists, wellness practitioners and Ayurveda students that would like to expand their practice to offer these amazing healing therapies.  We also offer full Panchakarma training as well as Advanced Panchakarma Training after the completion of all four levels of Ayurvedic Body Therapies.




Level 1:  Abhyanga, Swedhana & Shirodhara

Learn the foundation of this ancient practice.  This class teaches you the techniques to confidently perform a full body oil treatment using specific oils. You will learn various ways to apply herbalized steam to the body for detoxification. You will learn how to set up and complete Shirodhara, the ancient practice of pouring herbalized oil over the third eye.


3 days of training ~ Cost $650.




Level 2:  5 Sense Therapy

Know as 5 sense therapy this class teaches you how to cleanse and nourish the five senses.  You will learn Nasya, nasal cleansing, gandusa, herbal gargle, Netra Tarpana, eye treatment, Karana Purana, ear treatment. You will learn techniques of oil application, steam and the use of oils and ghee for cleansing the senses.


3 days of training ~ $650.



Level 3:  Pinda Swedhana, Udvartna & Garshana

Learn the deeper therapies to improve circulation, exfoliate & provide luster to the skin and  further eliminate toxins from the body. This class teaches the essential Ayurvedic and Western herbs used to prepare these treatments.  You will learn how to prepare and wrap the herbal bolus to perform Pinda Swedhana, how to use different herbs and oils and why, to make a customized Udvartna mixture and the technique used with raw silk gloves to perform Garshana.


3 days or training ~ $650.



Level 4:  Localized Bastis, Lepas & Marma Facial

Learn the specific oils, techniques & reasons used to apply localized dough dams or bastis to specific areas of the body. Using different herbs, clays, oils & other medicinal substances you will create an herbal pastes for Lepana to be used on different parts of the body. You will also learn the subtle energy work of marma therapy that will be used for a facial that is relaxing & rejuvenating.


2 days of Training ~ $425.


All Classes are held at our Wellness Center located in the River West Healing Arts Center at 713 E. Locust St. Milwaukee, WI 53212.  Classes are held from 9-5 pm. With an hour set aside for lunch. Each 3 day training is a total of 21 hours of training; the 2 day class is a total of 14 hours of training.

A minimum of 2 students is needed for the class to run. We have interested students & will work with you to fill a class.

A deposit of $200 is required at the time of registration.

For information on the Panchakarma & Advance Panchakarma Training please contact us directly.


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Ayurveda for the Childbearing Years-3 Part Series

Learn about the ancient Ayurvedic protocols for the childbearing years.  Topics include Ayurvedic herbalism, nutrition and diet, herbs, body therapies, and detoxification.  Classes will be held at 8Branches Chinese Wellness Center.

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Making Ayurvedic Tinctures

January 12th:  Come learn how to make Ayurvedic tinctures.  This class will be an amazing class to learn how to use Ayurvedic herbs and make them into a common preparation.  $65,  10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Ayurveda for the Childbearing Year: Menarche, Puberty, and Childbirth

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Level 5 Body Therapies Training: Bastis and Lepas

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Upcoming Class: Level 5 Bastis and Lepas

April 29, 2012 Level 5 Basti Class

9 a.m.-12 p.m.




This is an optional Level 5 Class to teach you how to effectively use and incorporate bastis (dough dams) and lepas (herbalized pastes) on key areas of the body such as the heart, liver, lower back, adrenals, and eyes.  You will learn several different types of bastis and lepas and learn specific oils, herbs, and transdermals to use.  These additional treatments are very effective to nourish tissues or detoxify tissues, aiding the body to heal faster and longer.  Please notify Rima or Jackie if you wish to attend this class at Bhavana.  Deadline to register is April 22, 2012.  Cost is $225.00


If students would like to stay longer for a free talk on the Theoretics of Panchakarma, please let us know that also and we can plan that after class.


This will be the last Level offered until September 2012.  We will release upcoming dates for 2012/2013 in Summer.  Happy Spring!



Rima Shah and Jackie Hill, Diva Ayurveda

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Level 3 Body Therapies Training: 5 Sense Therapies

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Level 2 Body Therapies Training: Shirodhara and Swedhana

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Level 1 Body Therapies Training: Abhyanga

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