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.
Charles is more than a massage therapist, he is a healer in every sense of the word. He has been working in the energy arts for 17 years and has studied Chi Gong for many years harmonizing the elements of nature with internal alchemy. Charles is also a Reiki Master and works with sound in his sessions. He was the assistant Thai massage teacher at Kalani Massage School on the Big Island of Hawaii and is currently developing workshops connecting massage and intimacy.
Charles' work is multi dimensional and attuned with the natural power of nature to heal. He incorporates Chinese theory, including five element theory, the meridian system of acupressure and chi gong. While he has studied a variety of modalities, his preference is to work on the floor with the meridian points. He specializes in Thai and Shiatsu massage techniques and focuses on working with the breathing rhythm of the receiver. Charles believes that the innate power to heal lies in each person.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 the last 20 years, John has been exploring intimate human connection & expanded states of awareness & consciousness. His studies include various energetic, shamanic & somatic practices & he has a passion for creating sacred spaces & containers that help make it possible for people to have life-changing experiences. He just returned from a 3-month immersion studying various water therapies & deepening his relationship with water as the profound healer that she is.
Liquid Flow is grounded in Presence. It merges the principles of yoga, tai chi & massage with other water therapies. It is a profound & expansive guided journey of deep surrender in water's loving embrace. Each session is a dance between the worlds where you can release physical tensions, liberate emotions, open the heart & clear the mind. Allow the water to massage your body, free your mind & soothe your soul as you experience this powerful aquatic healing modality.
Serena is a compassionate and loving therapist that invests her time and energy into the well-being of herself and others. She offers a deep sense of presence and blends her wisdom of many styles of bodywork to create a very special session designed with your needs in mind. She is extremely knowledgable about the body, from both an anatomy as well as an emotional stand point. Her vision is to get your whole body in communication, and inspire every part of you to feel happy and connected.
Serena offers Lomi Lomi, Ashiatsu, Structural Integration, Somassage, Thai Massage, Deep Tissue/Triggerpoint and Craniosacral therapies. Her offerings range from very light energetic work to very deep pressure with structural training. Serena focuses on chronic/acute pain, tight fascia, postural alignment, unwinding, emotional trauma and support. She can blend a handful of healing modalities to cater the perfect session for you! You will feel held, heard and loved during your time with Serena.
After 20 years of movement arts, Jennifer began the sweet study of Thai yoga massage. It was a natural outgrowth of teaching yoga & also a departure into a graceful stillness and surrender. She believes in actively participating in our healing process, but also in the power of receiving nourishment in subtle & quiet ways. This healing art is based on the transmission of Metta, or loving-kindness. She is continually humbled at the healing power & grace of Thai massage and is a joy for her to share.
Thai yoga massage is a nurturing practice of loving-kindness, for both the giver & receiver. It consists of assisted stretches & rhythmic massage, along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Treatments are offered with the client comfortably dressed on a padded floor mat. I use my hands & also my feet, knees, forearms & body weight to weave together a sequence of deeply healing stretches, rhythmic acupressure & gentle rocking moves while listening to what your organism is asking for.