Ku Nye is a core practice of the Tibetan Medical tradition. Originating from the ancient sages of Tibet over 3900 years ago, Ku Nye massage employs the wisdom of Traditional Tibetan Medicine and yogic understanding of the body’s energy to bring balance and health. There is a wide range of techniques, employing herbal infused oils to treat the patient’s imbalances or balance their constitution.
The Ku Nye Traditional Tibetan Massage certificate program is divided into 3 Levels of training. Each level consists of 10 - 14 days of study with Dr Nida and other qualified Ku Nye instructors, followed by additional practice and study requirements throughout the year, including facilitated study sessions. Once completed, students are required to sit for an examination before entering into the next stage of their learning. Upon completing all three levels of training and additional homework assignments, students will receive their certification in Kunye and Tibetan External therapies from IATTM.
Students can choose to take any portion of the program that suits them. If they are only interested in basic massage training, level 1 is sufficient to learn the fundamentals of how to do a Ku Nye massage. Later, they are free to continue the program if they desire to go deeper.
This first course presents the basic techniques of Ku Nye massage. The students learn fundamental principles of Tibetan Medicine and continue with enough practical training to perform a Ku Nye session.
The second level of KuNye training goes deeper into the vast array of therapeutic techniques held by the Tibetan Medical lineage. Many external therapeutic tools will be introduced, with more specific techniques for various conditions. Theoretical training will also deepen, incorporating Tibetan astrology and the Vajrayana tradition.
The final level of the KuNye program will integrate deeper aspects of TTM knowledge into the training. Traditional diagnostics and pathology will be taught in some depth. This will primarily be based on material from the Third and Fourth of the Tibetan Medical Tantras. All of this will be integrated with further refinements of previous techniques to treat specific conditions.
Upon completion of this training, the students will have competent knowledge and experience to be authentic, and skilled practitioners. They will be able to conduct a consultation according to Sowa Rigpa (TTM), and perform external therapies with sufficient techniques to work in a private practice.
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