To allow a full range of movement and flow during stretching, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatment is performed on a mat laid on the floor, similar to Thai massage.
Each treatment is adjusted to suit clients' needs, whether that is relaxing, energising, soothing, deep or remedial.
The treatment is initiated with a sequence to warm up the body, which allows the session to become a moving meditation.
During the treatment, a mixture of oil and ayurvedic herb - Acorus calamus - in the form of powder, is applied to the skin.
Ground Acorus calamus, a root of wetland plant from the sweet flag family, stimulates the flow of blood, which not only helps to further warm up the muscles but also supports the body’s detoxing processes as well as giving a pleasant, warm, exfoliating feeling.
After the success of April’s workshop, Hannah and I will be bringing Body Wisdom to you again to guide you through the month of May. As we transition through seasons, cycles and societal shifts, it’s essential we are deeply attuned to our bodies’ and the inner landscape of ourselves. This will enable you to feel more grounded, connected and intuitive.
If you journeyed with us last month, this is an opportunity for you to move deeper into yourself. We will also be offering additional practices during May’s workshop.
During this workshop, we will explore intuitive and somatic movement, breath-work and self-touch which will:
Ground you and balance your autonomic nervous system
Evolve your body awareness and deepen a connection with your body
Explore self-massage to give your body what it needs, an empowering practice to repeat in your own time
Evoke a greater sense of self-compassion and self-care
Be a safe space for you to explore your bodies’ somatic intelligence and wisdom within
When was the last time you were deeply present within your body?
Allowed it to speak to you and intuitively guide you, rather than letting it be governed by the mind?
Our bodies hold so much wisdom. Beyond the layers of sensation and feeling, we can delve into a place of deeper reckoning and meaning, insight and intuition. When we bypass the body, we miss vital clues that can help guide us in everyday aspects of our lives.
This two-hour womxn only workshop will provide you with a safe space to cultivate a curious connection to yourself through intuitive movement and self-massage. Combining meditation, intuitive and embodied awareness, movement and touch, Hannah and Joanna will hold an online space for you to deeply explore and meet your body.
Hannah is a yoga teacher and training yoga therapist who truly believes in the power of mind-body medicine, from evidence-based therapeutic yoga and movement therapies to esoteric healing modalities. Joanna is an Ayurvedic yoga massage therapist, energy worker and crystal intuitive who advocates creating deep body awareness through compassionate self-care, awareness and stillness.
For this workshop you will need:
A yoga mat or a soft floor space to move on
Cushions, blankets or anything to make you comfortable
Massage oil + your favourite essential oils & a towel
A quiet environment
*This is a womxn only event, open to all abilities.
If you attended the last Body Wisdom workshop, we would LOVE to see you again for a deeper dive into your bodies’ intelligence.
This workshop is available on a sliding scale with the option to pay the lower rate if you’re out of work or on low income. If cost is an issue and you’d like to join, please send me an email.
Feeling deprived of human contact and touch?
Yep, all fair and valid. Not to be dramatic but we are in time of collective trauma. The lockdown, social contact limitations and deprivation of close human contact have real effects on our mental, emotional & physical health.
So, if you’re feeling loco, don’t be too hard on yourself - it’s only a natural effect of the collective instability.
I'm not promising to sort out all your issues but I am inviting you to join me this Friday eve for a little joyous online workshop with myself.
Yes, I know, another online thing BUT, hear me out, we will be
𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒏, 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒖𝒆 & 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒔
in this testing time of contact deprivation.
Sounds fun and juicy?
That’s cause it is.
I want to help you invite & 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙟𝙤𝙮 in your body in this self-massage & intuitive touch workshop.
Expect my classic joyous and goofy way of showing up, spiritual chat, astrology chat & a cheeky short manifestation practice to top it up.
We'll have fun! ♥
5th February 2021, 7.30 -9 pm GMT
This space is open to womxn only.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse self-massage ritual
30th November, 7.30pm UK time,
Zoom online space
Full Moon is the perfect time to release and let go. The fullness of the moon shines a bright light on what is expired and no longer serving us, encouraging us to release and make space.
With our focused intention and gentle stimulation of the flow of blood and lymph, we will encourage and allow our bodies to clear out and with gratitude let go of that which was once serving us but now only acts as a heavy and unnecessary baggage.
Peak District Yoga Retreat
11th - 14th September 2020
The Cattle Shed, Grindleford
I am bringing Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatments to the guests of this retreat hosted by the lovely Dijana www.dianayoga.co.uk
in the stunning Cattle Shed in Hope Valley.