You'll have the chance to nourish more than your soul at this year's SoulPlay Festival. Whether you want a moment of relaxation, a clear mind, reduction in muscle tension or relief from pain, body work can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Take the time to treat yourself right! These amazing healers will be available for body work appointments throughout the event. Their services cover a wide range of healing modalities to help you feel ecstatically nourished and taken care of!
Sessions can be booked at the Information Booth during the festival.
Gina Zappia is a fun loving creature interested in tasting all life has to offer. This may explain why she is on her 3rd passport and curious student. She is a trained dancer, yogini since 1994 (teaching since 2003) in multiple styles and forms of yoga, massage therapist since 2005 in various modalities, and super anatomy nerd. Gina combines her love of moving through the physical with intuitive flair, where spirit becomes material. Recently, she has been branching out combining breathwork, meditation, yoga therapy and conditioning, Qi Gong and more.
Monkey Thai Bodywork facilitates in unwinding the restricted areas of the body through an intuitive journey coupled with multi-layered techniques. Working with the rhythms of body, in particular the breath, the heartbeat, and the cranio-sacral rhythms to unleash twisted and stuck patterns in the physical and energetic bodies. Myofacial layers are gently pulled away to release the under layers of tissue where powerful transformation begins to unfold in waves of relaxation and awareness in your tissues. Massage are done clothed and on the floor for stretching and moving the body, creating more space and greater freedom in the tissues.
Adam has been studying and practicing Thai Yoga Massage since 2009, and has made multiple extended trips to Thailand and Laos to study with master teachers. His practice offers a metta meditation of loving kindness with undivided attention in support of client’s health, healing and well being.
Adam practices therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage massage, a skillful and artistic blend of dynamic acupressure, myofascial release, and craniosacral techniques to open and invigorate the entire body while inviting deep relaxation and healing. The experience of receiving this treatment is most comparable to a slow and powerful yin partner yoga practice which the client receives on a mattress on the floor while wearing loose clothes. Thai fisherman pants provided if needed.
Steven first studied bodywork at Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, Ca. He learned from Bill Mueller the deep and mysterious connections between body and mind and how to access the psyche through hands on application. He has also studied the ancient sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda with Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts, Radiant Child Yoga Program, The Ashtanga Yoga Center, and more. He currently is a student of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Sonoma, Ca.
All bodywork is customized to the individual. Steven offers 2 pathways: (1) an oil based massage that blends swedish, deep tissue, ayurvedic abhyanga, and other techniques. (2) A 'clothing on' acupressure session blending Thai, Shiatsu, and Tui Na. Both options create a space for the giver and receiver to enter into deep relaxation and rejuvenation connecting with our inner nature divine.
Yana Way is a graduate of Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, CA. She has been working as a Massage Practitioner for past 10 years. She is passionate about body work and believes that massage helps create balance between our body, mind, and spirit.
Yana's focus is relieving the body of tension and stress, while creating a safe and nurturing environment. She loves incorporating a mix of modalities including: Swedish, Thai, deep tissue, and energy work. She prefers to give a full body table massage, and is sure to pay attention to any areas that may need extra attention.
Matthew believes our bodies create and are created by our everyday movements, thoughts, and emotions. Flow patterning bodywork liberates your body and consciousness by meeting you gently at the edges of your somatic patterns. Matthew offers an integration of fascial, musculoskeletal, and energetic massage techniques honoring the intrinsic wisdom of your body, directing you to your divine flow.
With a philosophy grounded in awareness, connectivity, and flow, Matthew Nelson takes a scholarly and ecstatic approach to helping people feel at home in their bodies. Matthew brings over 20 years experience on his path, achieving qualifications that include an MFA in Modern Dance, and certifications in Laban Movement Analysis, Massage, and Pilates. His somatic presence is compassionate, his spirit playful, and he is forever curious.
For over 15 years, Stella Cheung has been an expert yogi, holistic coach, and spiritual guide in helping clients heal by intuitively connecting with themselves for a stronger and healthier body and liberating their minds for creating an expansive life that enables them to live with more passion and trust.
Your unique Rx of healing is tailored to help you deal with: anxiety/stress/fear/worry trouble sleeping/insomnia/restless mind digestion problems/irregular eating back/neck/shoulder tension & pain trauma: emotional, physical, mental poor concentration/confusion/indecision lacking motivation/depression/low energy feeling lost/stuck relationship breakup/job transition/life changes death of a loved one