Ocean & Fire: A Workshop for Women
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Ocean & Fire: A Workshop for Women

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Join international teachers Lisa Page, Nina Lombardo, and Adelina Vaughn + guest-teacher David Deida

20-22 October, 2017 | Gainesville, FL

Ocean & Fire | A Workshop for Women will be a delicious deep-dive into transformative feminine practices, wild-free movement, powerful breath-work, shamanic sound healing, artistic offering and sacred ritual to help you awaken and embody the juice and truth of who you are as a unique woman in and out of the bedroom.

Join us to explore and rediscover the oceanic nature of your feminine feeling body and sexual energy, and to reignite the fire of your deep heart yearning, wild soul passion and irresistible heart radiance.

Topics you’ll explore…

• Relaxing your body open as a gift of radiant love, orgasmic aliveness and ecstatic surrender
• The womanly art of erotic love and sacred sex as a devotional offering
• Opening your heart beyond fear and past hurt
• Fearless and full expression of who you are and how you feel in a way that deepens trust and desire, rather than pushing your partner away
• Creating kick-ass success in the world in a way that doesn’t diminish your capacity to surrender in deep soul-f^%# with the one you love
• How to be completely irresistible to your chosen intimate partner and totally invisible to the slime-balls of the world
• Your feminine flame as an open-hearted expression of fierce love to inspire deeper integrity and passion

LIMITED TO 32 PARTIPANTS. BY APPLICATION ONLY.

APPLY NOW FOR EARLY-BIRD TICKET AND SAVE $150.

 

For more information and to register, go to:

https://deida.info/event/ocean-fire-workshop-womenspecial-event-florida/

 

Your Teachers

Lisa Page is an international teacher, author and mentor who has been passionately exploring the deeper truths of life, Love and intimacy for more than twenty years. For 16+ years she’s shared what she’s discovered along the way through her workshops, mentoring and writing. Lisa has taught live workshops and trainings in Australia, Asia, NZ, USA, UK and Europe. She’s the co-author of Picture Them Nakedand a poet in Diamond Cutters – Visionary Poets in America, Britain and Oceania. Lisa is the creator of EmbodySHE™, a transformational body of women’s work grounded in feminine embodiment practices, powerful breath-work, original-wild-free-movement, artistic offering and sacred ritual.

Adelina Vaughn is a certified yoga instructor, Reiki Master and a shamanic massage practitioner who specializes in past-life and womb healing. She has travelled the world working with Master Teachers in plant medicine, yoga and tantra. In the feminine flow, she creates sacred spaces through traditional sound healing, guided meditation, embodied movement, and cacao. Adelina is a powerful spiritual coach for women helping them to experience profound and lasting healing on multiple levels so they can more deeply embrace the divine essence of who they are and live that in the world.

Nina Lombardo, founder of Samadhi Healing Arts, is a pioneer in the field of somatic and movement education. As a devoted dancer, musician, and bodywork educator, her passion lies in the interface between the expressive and healing arts, and in facilitating learning environments that promote a deeper sense of creativity, connection and embodiment. In her classes and private sessions, Nina integrates elements of creative improvisation and intuitive awareness, believing that the deepest connections occur when we are able to surrender to each moment with curiosity, compassion, and presence.

Featured Guest-Teacher

Acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative teachers of our time, bestselling author David Deida continues to revolutionize the way that men and women grow spiritually and sexually. His ten books are published in more than twenty-five languages worldwide and are required reading in university, church, and spiritual center courses. His workshops on a radically practical spirituality have been hailed as among the most original and authentic contributions to the field of self-development currently available. The Watkins Review has included Deida in its annual Spiritual 100 List every year since 2011 to the present, designating the most spiritually influential living people worldwide. He is a founding member of Integral Institute, and has taught and conducted research at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, University of California-Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, Lexington Institute in Boston, and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. Some of his books include Dear LoverIntimate Communion, and the 20th Anniversary Edition of the international bestseller, The Way of the Superior Man.

Workshop Schedule

Friday 20th Oct: 6pm – 9pm
The welcome and evening session will be taught by Lisa Page, Nina Lombardo, Adelina Vaughn

Saturday 21st Oct: 10am – 10:30pm
The morning session will be taught by Lisa Page, Nina Lombardo, Adelina Vaughn and then in the afternoon and evening we’ll be joined by our guest-teacher David Deida for discussion and Q&A

Sunday 22nd Oct: 10am – 6pm
Morning and afternoon session taught by Lisa Page, Nina Lombardo, Adelina Vaughn

Lunch is included on Saturday & Sunday. Group dinner on Saturday paid separately.

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Introduction to Thai Massage
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Introduction to Thai Massage

Give yourself the gift of Thai massage training in an Ayurvedic retreat environment in North Central Florida.

12 CEU Hours for Florida Licensed Massage Therapists.

In this two-day intensive, we will be learning the foundations of Thai Yoga Massage, an ancient form of therapeutic bodywork that integrates elements of massage, yoga, Ayurveda, and martial arts into a beautiful dance between giver and receiver. We will be covering all the basics of Thai Massage, including assisted stretches, body mechanics, philosophy and theory. By the end of the workshop, we will have the tools to offer an hour-long Thai Massage session, along with the hands-on skills to enable yoga instructors and massage therapists to provide therapeutic touch and assisted stretches to their students and clients

The workshop format focuses on Thai Massage as an assisted yoga practice with manual techniques for recipients in the supine, prone, and seated positions. Anyone with an interest in providing therapeutic touch and deepending their understanding of the body and its anatomy/movement is welcome to participate. No prior experience necessary.

Registration cost is $225, with an early-bird discount of $195 lasting until July 4th.

To register please go to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FLKAH3RFD36LC

Also included in this two-day nonresidential retreat is an Ayurvedic, organic lunch for an optional $15 per day. If you'd like to receive this deliciously prepared lunch, please bring cash or check made payable to the Ayurveda Health Retreat.

If you are travelling from afar or would like to deepen your retreat experience by making it an overnight stay including meals, you can make accommodation arrangements directly with the Ayurveda Health Reatreat for a special discounted price of $99, limited availability. Email ahr.yoga@gmail.com or call 352.870.7645. 

For questions or for more information please contact:

Nina Lombardo

nina@samadhihealingarts.com

(352) 519-2390

 

Look forward to being with you!

 

 

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The Art of Thai Massage
Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

The Art of Thai Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is a 2,500-year-old form of bodywork therapy that integrates elements of yoga, massage, Ayurveda, and martial arts into a beautiful dance between giver and receiver. In this 4-hour immersion, we will explore the foundations of Thai Yoga Massage through the art of play and movement, learning simple and effective massage techniques and assisted yogic stretches that will enrich our understanding of this ancient healing practice. In this exploration, we will deepen our knowledge of human anatomy, cultivate mindfulness and compassion, and rediscover the power of touch as a tool for growth and transformation.

Open to all levels of experience.

Facilitators: Nina Lombardo and Dominique Warfield

Nina's work is inspired by her fascination with human form and movement, and she aims to facilitate learning environments that foster interpersonal connections and deepen somatic awareness. As a massage therapist specializing in Thai Yoga Massage and as a devoted dancer, musician, and bodywork educator, her passion lies in exploring the interface between the expressive and healing arts and in discovering the infinite ways we are able to connect and relate to one another and our environment through movement and touch. 
samadhihealingarts.com.

Dominique Warfield is an artists based out of North Carolina and New Mexico. She is a seasoned facilitaror at Violet Owl Wellness and has traveled around the country sharing her passions through movement arts, yoga, drumming and thai-massage . Dominique aims to create experiences towards personal empowerment for collective healing and transformation. 
www.dominiquewarfield.com

Class fee: $60 - $85 sliding scale
Register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=630417&sclassid=213&sDate=7%2F30%2F2017&sLoc=1&sTG=22&sType=1

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Polari-Thai Phase 2: Exploring Air and Fire
Jul
8
to Jul 9

Polari-Thai Phase 2: Exploring Air and Fire

In this two-day workshop we will be diving into an exploration of Polarity Therapy through its interface with Ayurvedic Thai Massage. 

Instructors - Douglas Loeb & Nina Lombardo.

18 Florida CEUS for Licensed Massage Therapists.
16 National CEUS for Licensed Massage Therapists.

Polarity Therapy, developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, is a comprehensive system of bodywork that focuses on restoring and maintaining energetic flow and balance within the body. Both Polarity Therapy and Thai Massage have their roots in the yogic and Ayurvedic teachings of India, thus share many of the same basic principles and concepts.

For this workshop, we have developed a sequence that integrates the practice of Polarity Therapy energywork with Vedic Thai Massage theory, body mechanics, and assisted postures. We will be exploring both the Fire and Air elements using the Polarity triad relationships, while incorporating Ayurvedic marma point techniques and an understanding of the doshic constitutions.

We will be working on the floor, so please bring a padded mat, Thai mat, memory foam, etc. if you have one.

The class structure will be Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6pm.
Day 1: Air Session
Day 2: Fire Session

During lunch we will share a vegetarian potluck so please bring something delicious to share!

We will be cultivating a sweet space with loving touch and caring intention. Come as you are!

For more information please email:
Nina - nina@samadhihealingarts.com
Doug - dougloeb@gmail.com

Cost: $225

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, to reserve your spot you may register in advance here: 
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KA5ANJGF6KZVU

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Thai Massage: Using Our Feet
Apr
1
to Apr 2

Thai Massage: Using Our Feet

Thai Massage // Using Our Feet // Level One
with Nina Lombardo

18 CEUs for Florida Licensed Massage Therapists

In this two-day workshop we will be cultivating our ability to use our feet within a Thai Massage session. The techniques we will be developing will focus on gaining more control and awareness of our feet so we can comfortably use them as therapeutic Thai massage tools in place of, or in addition to, our hands. By the end of the workshop we will have the tools to give an entire session with just our feet.

There are innumerable benefits to using our feet within a Thai Massage session:
• Give deeper pressure to your clients without compromising your hands and wrists
• Conserve your energy
• Feel relaxed while still working efficiently and effectively
• Maintain healthy posture and body mechanics as you work
• Give longer and deeper holds
• Deepen your body awareness
• Improve your balance
• Have fun and get CREATIVE!

Through the process of bringing more awareness to our feet and channeling our energies downward, we may notice a deep sense of GROUNDING occurring within our bodies. This is by far my favorite benefit of this work - not only does it feel grounding and relaxing for the client, but it feels grounding for the practitioner as well.

This is the first class of a two-part series. We will mostly be working in the prone and supine positions. Level two will integrate more sideline techniques and advanced postures.

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Cost of workshop: $200

Class times:
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 9am-6pm

Location: Bodhi Sangha Shala
http://www.bodhisangha.com/

Potluck style lunches - please bring something delicious to share!

To register in advance, follow this Paypal link:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KRJF7U497E92C

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I am so excited to finally be offering this workshop. After exploring and playing with new foot techniques for the past two years, and studying advanced foot work in Chiang Mai with Ralf Marzen, I have put together this sequence in hopes of expanding our community's Thai Massage vocabulary. Please join us as we delve deeper into these new Thai Massage skills and tecnniques!

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Polari-Thai Phase 1: Exploring Earth and Water
Nov
19
to Nov 20

Polari-Thai Phase 1: Exploring Earth and Water

In this two-day workshop we will be diving into an exploration of Polarity Therapy through its interface with Ayurvedic Thai Massage. 

18 CEUS for Licensed Massage Therapists.

Polarity Therapy, developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, is a comprehensive system of bodywork that focuses on restoring and maintaining energetic flow and balance within the body. Both Polarity Therapy and Thai Massage have their roots in the yogic and Ayurvedic teachings of India, thus share many of the same basic principles and concepts.

For this workshop, we have developed a sequence that integrates the practice of Polarity Therapy energywork with Vedic Thai Massage theory, body mechanics, and assisted postures. We will be exploring both the Earth and Water elements using the Polarity triad relationships, while incorporating Ayurvedic marma point techniques and an understanding of the doshic constitutions.

We will be working on the floor, so please bring a padded mat, Thai mat, memory foam, etc. if you have one.

The class structure will be Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6pm.
Day 1: Earth Session
Day 2: Water Session

During lunch we will share a vegetarian potluck so please bring something delicious to share!

We will be cultivating a sweet space with loving touch and caring intention. Come as you are!

For more information please email:
Nina - nina@samadhihealingarts.com
Doug - dougloeb@gmail.com

Cost for workshop: $250

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, to reserve your spot you may register in advance here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UERVCT3BC7FFL

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Thai Massage for Low Back Pain
Feb
21
1:30 PM13:30

Thai Massage for Low Back Pain

This workshop is part of a larger event called the Florida Earthskills Gathering, held just outside of Gainesville, FL. For registration and more information about the event, go to floridaearthskills.org

In this class we will be focusing specifically on the lower back, learning a variety of assisted yogic stretches and massage techniques to help relieve tension and discomfort in the low back and associated muscle groups. As we reciprocate bodywork and delve into the body, we will begin to understand the relationship between the muscles and connective tissue in our feet, legs, hips, and core and learn how working these areas can contribute to a more balanced posture and diminish discomfort in the low back.

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Thai Massage - Using Our Feet
Feb
20
1:30 PM13:30

Thai Massage - Using Our Feet

This workshop is part of a larger event called the Florida Earthskills Gathering, held just outside of Gainesville, FL. For registration and more information about the event, go to floridaearthskills.org

In this class we will be exploring the endless ways we can use our feet as therapeutic Thai massage tools. We'll play with a variety of techniques that will enhance sensitivity and control of our feet and get us comfortable pouring weight efficiently through our feet while maintaining comfortable body mechanics. Let's get creative as we give and receive this ancient, healing form of bodywork...through our feet!

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Phase 2: Backward Facing Lunar Fly and Thai Mini-Immersion
Feb
7
1:00 PM13:00

Phase 2: Backward Facing Lunar Fly and Thai Mini-Immersion

A gentle touch.. to heal.. to give.. to love.. to feel.. to communicate through our sense of touch... We have specifically designed this very short immersion in Thai body work and flying therapeutics to give you the very best that Lunar Acro Yoga has to offer.

In this phase 2 we practice backward facing partner yoga sequence.

Then we will dive into the subtleties of the primary poses in backward flying therapy. Some of these details we have never shared with anyone... so this is very exciting for us! It's time to pass the torch...

Finally, we conclude with a loving Thai body work session specifically developed to address the muscles used most when we flew our partners. We are certain You will greatly enjoy it. 

No partner necessary. All levels welcome. 16 participants maximum.

$20 preregistration (by 12:00 pm January 31st)
$25 before midnight February 7th, or
$30 at the door
*** discount $5 for SCAA members *** discount $5 if you attended phase 1 forward facing Fly and Thai on December 19th

We will take the first 16 participants.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=YJ28TJGPAR8J4&lc=US&item_name=Chris+De+Vilbiss&currency_code=USD&bn=PP-DonationsBF%3Abtn_donateCC_LG.gif%3ANonHosted

Arrive as early as 12:30. Stay as late as 4:30 pm to chil and bond.

Each individual person should bring:

Yoga mat
Water
One blanket
One pillow

We absolutely cannot wait to share our practice with you all!

Namaste.

Sam, Chris, and Nina

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Thai Yoga Massage
Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient form of healing that integrates yoga, massage, Ayurveda, and martial arts into a beautiful dance between giver and receiver. In this workshop we will explore the foundations of Thai Yoga Massage through the art of play and movement, while also covering some of the basics including assisted yogic stretches, body mechanics, and massage techniques. We will create a sacred space that will allow us to feel good in our bodies while giving and to surrender with ease while receiving. In this exploration we will cultivate mindfulness and compassion, deepen connection with ourselves and others, and rediscover the power of touch as a tool for growth and transformation. Leave this class with the means to offer assisted yogic stretches and therapeutic touch to friends, family, students, and/or clients, and with expanded awareness in human anatomy and Ayurveda. This class is open to all levels of experience. 

More information and registration at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=146651

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The Ayurveda of Thai Massage
Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

The Ayurveda of Thai Massage

In this class we will give an overview of the Ayurvedic foundation of Thai Yoga Massage. We will explore the doshas (constitutions) and learn how to create an appropriate treatment plan for different body types. We will also delve into the energy lines (sen) and acupressure points (marmani) used in Thai Massage. This class is a great addition to any yoga practice as we will go over some of the basic concepts of Ayurveda, the ancient science with which Yogic philosophy is so intimately connected.

Open to all levels of experience,

Taught by Nina Lombardo, LMT and Stephen Shambach, LMT, RYT-500

Nina and Stephen are also available for private sessions before and after class. If interested, call 904-687-9611 to schedule an appointment.

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Advanced Poses of Thai Massage
Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00

Advanced Poses of Thai Massage

In this class we will go over more advanced postures and assisted yogic stretches,  adding on to what we learned in the Foundations class and guiding us further into our exploration of Thai Massage. This class is especially beneficial for yoga instructors who wish to offer assisted stretches and therapeutic holds for their students during class-time. Thai Massage is also a fun way to connect with friends and loved ones, and is a great tool to enhance one's spiritual and professional practice.

Open to all levels of experience.

Taught by Nina Lombardo, LMT and Stephen Shamback, LMT, RYT-500

Nina and Stephen are also available for private sessions before and after class. If interested, call 904-687-9611 to schedule an appointment.

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Foundations of Thai Massage
Jul
11
1:00 PM13:00

Foundations of Thai Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient form of therapy that integrates yoga, massage, Ayurveda, and martial arts into a beautiful dance between giver and receiver. In this first class of a three-class series we will explore the foundations of Thai Yoga Massage, including basic massage techniques, assisted yogic stretches, and body mechanics. In this exploration, we will deepen our understanding of human anatomy, cultivate mindfulness and compassion, and rediscover the power of touch as a tool for growth and transformation.

Open to all levels of experience.

Taught by Nina Lombardo, LMT and Stephen Shambach, LMT, RYT-500

Nina and Stephen are also available for private sessions before and after class. If interested, call 904-687-9611 to schedule an appointment.

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The Art of Thai Yoga Massage: Class Two
May
30
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Thai Yoga Massage: Class Two

Advanced Poses of Thai Massage

In this class we will go over more advanced postures and assisted yogic stretches,  adding on to what we learned in the Foundations class and guiding us further into our exploration of Thai Massage. This class is especially beneficial for yoga instructors who wish to offer assisted stretches and therapeutic holds for their students during class-time. Thai Massage is also a fun way to connect with friends and loved ones, and is a great tool to enhance one's spiritual and professional practice.

Open to all levels of experience.

Taught by Nina Lombardo, LMT and Stephen Shamback, LMT, RYT-500

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The Art of Thai Yoga Massage: Class One
May
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Thai Yoga Massage: Class One

Foundations of Thai Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient form of therapy that integrates yoga, massage, Ayurveda, and martial arts into a beautiful dance between giver and receiver. In this first class of a three-class series we will explore the foundations of Thai Yoga Massage, including basic massage techniques, assisted yogic stretches, and body mechanics. In this exploration, we will deepen our understanding of human anatomy, cultivate mindfulness and compassion, and rediscover the power of touch as a tool for growth and transformation.

Open to all levels of experience.

Taught by Nina Lombardo, LMT and Stephen Shambach, LMT, RYT-500

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