You will find in Yogaia a team of therapists offering massages and other holistic therapies to complement the benefits from your practice:

Masajes Ayurvédicos  

Masajes realizados con aceites base ecológicos de almendras y aceites esenciales según la constitución (dosha) de la persona o con un aceite adecuado para todas las constituciones:

  • Prana Chikitsa: equilibra las emociones y la energía vital para que fluya correctamente y nutra todas las células del cuerpo. Actúa sobre los sistemas muscular, esquelético, circulatorio, linfático, digestivo y somato-emocional.
  • Masaje yóguico: manipulación esquelética y muscular. Primero se aplica aceite para estimular la circulación y calentar el cuerpo, después se hacen manipulaciones a nivel articular y respiraciones para flexibilizar el cuerpo, y, finalmente, se vuelve a hacer manipulación con aceites. Actúa a nivel físico para aliviar la rigidez corporal y reducir la sensación de cansancio corporal.
  • micromovimientos: técnica que actúa directamente sobre el sistema nervioso. Desbloquea los puntos marma (puntos energéticos del cuerpo) y equilibra el movimiento pránico para conseguir una relajación profunda y ayudar a equilibrar Vata, Pita y Kapha. Aunque se puede hacer un masaje sólo de micromovimientos, suele combinarse con el resto de masajes.

Anna Vidal (Archana) es traductora de profesión. Encontró en el yoga un camino de crecimiento personal y en el masaje ayurvédico una vía de sanación para el resto de personas y para sí misma. Es coach de Shri Vivek Yoga y se ha formado con el yogui Jivan Vismay en la tradición milenaria del Reiki y el masaje ayurvédico. Trata a través del cuerpo y las diferentes técnicas de masaje los desequilibrios emocionales, físicos y energéticos.

Masaje Thai Yoga  

El Masaje Thai Yoga is an ancient healing therapy. It has its roots in Hatha yoga, Ayurveda, acupression and Buddhist philosophy. The practice originated in India, more than 2000 years ago and was brought to Thailand with the expansion of Buddhism across Asia. It was practiced in the Buddhist temples as a sacred healing therapy. Thai Yoga Massage incorporates passive yoga poses, gentle, rythmic movements and acupression techniques on the sen or energy lines in the body. The hands, arms and feet are used by the practitioner as well as gentle breath work to realize a profoundly complete massage experience that flows like sacred dance. This treatment improves circulation, relieves muscle stiffness and pain, helps the immune system, bringing the whole organism into balance, physically and energetically.

Renata is grateful to be able to share her more than 20 years experience studying and practicing in the worlds of body and energy work. She brings her ample knowledge accumulated through years of being a yoga and pilates teacher, alongside a professional dance career to her Thai Yoga massage sessions. Certified in 2007, she also combines the modalities of Tibetan acu-pressure (certified in Dharamsala, India, 2013) and energy rebalancing (Usui Reiki, 2000, level 2). www.cinnamonyoga

The Rolf Method  

The Rolf’s method, also known as Structural Integration, the original name coined by the woman who developed the technique, Dr Ida P. Rolf.

The therapy is build up on ten sessions performed on the client on a massage table. One way to describe it could be that: Structural Integration gives us a powerful tool to achieve and maintain a better posture. For instance, somebody that has been going through the process will find tools to cope with stress.

Every session is different and has a specific territory to deal with and goals set. It’s important to know that each individual is unique, and though each session has a common ground every session and client will differ from each other according to the needs every person presents.

As a general guide drink plenty of water after each treatment and take a few moments of deep awareness before rushing into something else. Those changes are often subtle and yet powerful.

It’s possible even to feel tired or emotionally affected after any session. Notice those changes and even if they at first hand seem to put you out of balance and create discomfort, they are all just part of the process. At the end things will be just better.

Session 1: Opens the breath Creates more room for smooth, deep breathing.
Session 2: Lengthens the back Attending the feet will produce a sense of grounding and enhance a feeling of upper thrust.
Session 3: Lengthens the sides Finishes what the two first sessions started. Wraps up the work on the surface of the body, what we call the sleeve. Tension is released between, shoulders, ribs and pelvis.
Session 4: Builds support Lengthening the medial line Prepares for the work to come.
Session 5: Balances front and back Working on the abdomen and the psoas will help us build a better balance. Deep session, please do not eat anything heavy at least one hour prior to the meeting.
Session 6: A sacrum that breathes Restoring symmetry from Achilles to Cranium.
Session 7: Head on top Reposition head and neck on the spine.
Session 8: Integrates lower body. So far we’ve been disrupting the body, creating space in joints, muscles, veins, the connective tissue and so on. Integrating the different structures to act as one entity starts here and wraps up during session ten. Session 9 Integrates upper body. Continues what session 8 started.
Session 10
Integrates whole body.

The process initiated by the work will continue after session 10. Eventually the body will tell us if we want to go through the whole process again. Another option is to do the so called-post sessions.

Santiago Pinto studied in Swede swedish massage and massage energizing. In 2007 he traveled to Brazil to study Rolf method whit Nilce Silveira in her school International School of Structural Integration (ISSI). He is also professor of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Yogaia.