Shanti Komala Basti™

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Learn the Art & Science of Rectal Basti

Rectal Basti is a cornerstone of care for the health of the colon. It is also a key practice in the art of Panchakarma. Join us and learn how to administer gentle, easy enemas (basti).


Saturday, June 29th – Monday, July 1st 2024


The California College of Ayurveda

Oil and candle

Course Overview

Shanti Komala Basti™ – This 3 day, hands-on advanced ayurvedic therapy course teaches students the art and science the Rectal Basti, an essential part of the Panchakarma process.

Oil Basti (anuvasana basti) nourishes the colon, pacifies vata doshas and supports healing from all conditions due to vata dosha.

Decoction enemas (nirusha basti) cleanse the colon and help to remove ama from the body. This benefits all three doshas.

Shanti Komala Basti means “Peaceful gentle enema”. This is a special technique developed at the California College of Ayurveda for making the process of receiving an enema nurturing and pleasant.


Ragaia BelovaracRagaia Belovarac – M.A., C.A.S., P.K.S., C.M.T

Ragaia is the Founder and Steward of Blue Sage Ayurveda / Sanctuary located in Northern California. He is also the primary Ayurvedic consultant  practitioner directing programs and guiding clients during their in house programs at the Healing Sanctuary. He received his certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (C.A.S.) and Panchakarma Specialist (P.K.S.) from the California College of Ayurveda (CCA) and the American Institute of Vedic Studies. As past Co-Director of the CCA Panchakarma Center his understanding of holding space further deepened in a way that facilitated the individual’s healing journey. 

Dates & Times

Saturday, June 29th – Monday, July 1st 2024

Classes begin at 9:00am and end at 6:00pm each day.


The California College of Ayurveda

Student Testimonials


I feel very fortunate to have participated.

Bonnie Kish

Enjoyed Every Moment

I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

Micelle Coxon


Very structured and thoroughly presented in a calm, relaxed and nurturing format. Excellent!

Linda Martin, R.N.


Absolutely loved it. The material is amazing.

Rebekka Fox


I really felt shifts in my own consciousness and a real deepening of my ayurvedic knowledge.

Farzaneh Kashef

Enjoyed It

I really enjoyed this program!

Leah Shankar


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Additional Information

Travel: Students flying out following the last day of class should consider that the Sacramento International Airport is 90 minutes by car from the campus and that it is recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight. Students may not leave early from class to catch a flight.


21 hours are awarded for the completion of this program.


$700 - Price includes a $250.00 non-refundable required registration fee.

Available Discounts

Sign up for 2 workshops and receive a 15% discount off of both. Sign up for 3 or more workshops and receive 20% off each workshop. Any transferring or cancellation of registration voids all discounts.  To register and receive your discounts, please contact Samantha at or book an appointment to meet with her in the form below.

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California College of Ayurveda Policies & Disclosures
About The California College of Ayurveda

About CCA

California College of Ayurveda (CCA) is a state-approved school registered with the State of California. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools on the basis of our written application to the state. This agreement is legally binding when sent to the College over the internet and payment of the deposit is made. These actions indicate that you have been given reasonable time to read and understand this agreement and the Refund Policy listed below, that you agree to your rights and responsibilities, and that you have seen a brochure or announcement describing the seminar or course that you plan to attend and information about the College.

Any questions or problems concerning CCA which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the school should be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, Department of Consumer Affairs, 2535 Capitol Oaks Avenue, SUITE 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (888) 370-7589 This institution is not required to participate in the State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund for this seminar program.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

You have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement for this course of instruction, including books, materials and related goods or supplies, and obtain a refund. The institution, for all students, without penalty or obligation, shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less reasonable application and registration fees not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) if the notice of cancellation is made prior to or on the first day of instruction or by the seventh day after the date of enrollment, whichever is later.

Nudity Disclosure & Sexual Harassment Policy

Nudity Disclosure

All students should read the following information about nudity and proper conduct carefully.

1. At some of our body therapy intensives (ayurvedic body therapy, marma and dough basti) students may be exposed to some nudity. Instruction will be given to participants about proper draping techniques in an attempt to provide a professional and modest environment. Learning takes place in a large room with multiple massage tables and work stations. Students, who wish to, are supported to bring screens to surround their massage table and work station. This is not a requirement.

2. During the ayurvedic body therapy course, we will be demonstrating and teaching the traditional full body ayurvedic massage.  The technique that we will demonstrate and teach includes massage of the chest and breast tissue. This is a professional therapeutic massage. Students are NOT required to participate in receiving or practicing this technique.

3. Teachers at these programs may be male or female. Teachers demonstrate the massage procedures and then walk around assisting students in proper hand positions and movements. Students work in groups with one student receiving a therapy while other students provide the therapy. As teachers walk around and assist students in their learning process, teachers may have to touch the bodies of students who are receiving massages. If there is both a male and female teacher at your program, you may request that only the teacher of your choice provide assistance when you are the model on the table. If there are only teachers of one sex at the program, participants agree to allow those teachers to assist the students who are learning.

4. There is no massaging or intentional exposure of genitalia at these workshops.

5. At the panchakarma program (not part of the summer intensive series) instruction includes the administration of Basti. Basti is the application of medicated oil rectally with an enema tube. All students will learn to give and receive Basti. However, no one is required to participate in this procedure, and may opt out of any phase of this section if it makes them uncomfortable (Applies to Panchakarma Workshop Only).

Sexual Harassment Policy

1. Any student who does not follow proper draping instructions at the program may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.

2. Any student accused of touching another student in an inappropriate manner may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered.

3. Any student who makes inappropriate / offensive sexual comments at the workshop may be asked to leave the program and no refund shall be offered

How to Register

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