Couple’s Massage Class- with a twist! For this class, I’ve teamed up with Misa Dikengil, owner of Valley Glow Yoga, to create an evening of reconnecting with yourself and your partner while learning how to give each other massage. Misa will lead practices to get centered and embodied first with yourself, then with your partner. I will lead you through a massage sequence for head, neck and shoulders, providing hands-on refinement so that you can bring about stress relief and relaxation for your partner, and they can do the same for you.
Class is conducted fully clothed. Limited to 6 couples. $40/person.
So, Brett in Nov 7th’s post does a nice job of leading you through some Tensegrity exercises, but what IS Tensegrity exactly? Tom Myers, a leading practitioner and educator in the field of structural integration, explains in this short entertaining clip:
hope this helped deepen your understanding of and valuing your body for
the sublimely constructed being that it is. It can inform the way you
move, and is supported by the exercises in Esther Gokhale’s book I
recommended in an earlier post. Seeing the body as a tensegrity
structure definitely informs the bodywork I do- feeling for the guywires
and noticing how your body is strung at the present moment, giving your
body information through my pressure and massage so it can make
changes, creating spaciousness and ease of movement. It’s the reason I
work the whole body rather than just the area of complaint. During our
sessions, I love hearing people become more aware of their bodies from
the inside out- feeling muscles relax in their back when I’m working on
their feet, for example. Of course the physical level is just one level
of describing bodywork, but that’s a topic for another blogpost:)