Video Course: Ayurvedic Holistic Philosophy and Chakra System

Marc Zollicoffer

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing tradition that has been practiced for more than five thousand years and continues to influence the world today. This course explores Ayurveda’s holistic framework and foundational concepts to help you understand the complex nature of health and wellness. In addition, this course introduces you to the basics of the chakra system and concludes with a guided meditation. These ayurvedic concepts will help bring a holistic perspective to your practice.

Please download the course handout and slides to follow along effectively with the presentation.

This course is 90 minutes in length.


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Course Outline
  • Understanding Ayurveda
  • Three bodies: physical (body), subtle (mind), and causal (spirit)
  • Understanding chakras
  • Characteristics of each of the seven chakras
  • Guided chakra meditation
Learning Objectives

Having viewed the online massage therapy CE course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Ayurveda.
  2. List the three bodies that make up a holistic perspective.
  3. List the five layers of the body.
  4. Define the term chakra.
  5. List the basic role of each of the seven chakras.
Marc Zollicoffer
Marc Zollicoffer is a massage and spa therapist and educator with over 27 years of experience in massage, yoga, meditation, aromaology, Ayurveda, reflexology, and spa therapy and is a certified instructor through Deepak Chopra's organization. Marc worked with Aveda Corporation for 27 years in various roles including Director of Professional Spa Education, Global Educator Massage and Spa, and as a massage therapist. He created both the Aveda Stress-Fix Body Massage and the Aveda Chakra Balancing Massage and received the Aveda Healing Arts award in 2000. He also developed the curriculum of the Aveda Institute Massage Therapy Program. Contact Marc at
Topics and Techniques

This online massage therapy CE course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!


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Is this CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
After you complete the webinar video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

How do I access my CE certificates?
CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page. Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.


"This webinar is a gem, and I will absolutely recommend it to my colleagues."

"This course was so great! Excellent presenter that shared very useful information. I'm excited to learn more and to put this knowledge to use in my life and my practice."

"The application of the guided meditation was wonderful! I discovered that I would love to bring that sort of thing into my practice. Thank you!"

"Marc did an amazing job of translating the chakra system’s practical use in massage therapy and everyday life."

"Informative and fascinating. A great way to cultivate a self-care practice and to better assist clients in their healing journey."

Excellent. I actually felt rejuvenated afterwards. Ayurveda philosophy doesn't feel so strange or foreign "to me either anymore. Thank you."