Wellness and Body-Centered Therapies
Shasta Yoga Institute offers Wellness & Body-Centered therapies which include a variety of approaches and modalities but similar to all is an integrative, holistic, body-mind-heart approach to wellness. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards being well and a healthy, fulfilling life. The focus of wellness therapy is addressing underlying causes of symptoms and looking at a person’s well-being from a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual standpoint. Wellness Therapies may include various massage techniques, somatic therapy, aromatherapy, cranio-sacral, structural or energetic bodywork, acupuncture, therapeutic yoga and lifestyle counseling.
Our skilled practitioners~
Prices: The following are out-of-pocket fees but can take insurance
Alpine Glow Integrative Massage
Natali is a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in body-mind connection, trauma healing and nervous system regulation. She has been practicing massage and energy work since she graduated from Massage Therapy Institute, Davis CA in 2011, and has accrued over 750 hours of training. She is a Reiki Master of traditional Usui lineage and technique. She is also certified to teach women’s embodiment classes through the Amba School of Embodiment (ambamovement.com), and is currently in training to be a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (traumahealing.org ).
Finding massage, energy work, meditation and embodiment practices shifted her own life in such a profound and positive way that she knew that she was being guided to dedicate her life to helping others in the same ways. Natali feels very grateful and blessed to be here on this healing journey, and joyful every day for this opportunity to share with others the real life magic that can happen when you slow down and take the time to tune in and reconnect with the vast world of innate wisdom inside of your body.
Description of Services:
Body work: A blend of eastern and western modalities including swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, myofascial release, acupressure, reflexology, energy work and reiki. Sometimes somatic therapy, breathe work, guided meditation, nature connection and embodiment practices are inter woven into sessions according to clients needs and comfort. Her style is very intuitive and clients often remark surprise at her ability to find all their trouble areas so quickly. She caters each session specifically to the clients needs at the time. Creating an inclusive and safe space is of the highest importance to her and she welcomes all humans equally with deep honoring, respect and acceptance.
To Schedule a session with Natali:
Business Phone : 530 750 9396
Email : email@example.com
Over the last twenty years, Jade has been studying and assisting others in explorations of the body-mind-spirit connection. Having lived, trained and worked internationally she welcomes connecting with all kinds of people and all ages. As a Certified Massage Therapist and Thai Yoga Bodyworker, a Yoga Therapist, and 500+hours Certified Advanced Yoga Teacher, her respectful approach to body-based therapies is eclectic and tailored to the individual. She received Massage Licensure in Colorado at Denver Integrative Massage School, where she also taught. CA Massage Certification #: 54367
Description of Services:
Body-Based Inquiry : Traversing the Inner Terrains of Self
This exploration supports a more integrated, and Graceful relationship with self, body, and life. It combines guided inquiry, hands-on presence, supported body positions, organic gestures, and facilitated dialogue with the different parts of self met and experienced in the body. Sessions help illuminate the interplay between thoughts, beliefs, physical and emotional symptoms, life experience, and Spirit/Higher Self. Self-assigned “homework” helps bring the healing Insights to life.
Integrative Massage: employing various, Western therapeutic modalities according to individual needs, using lubricant (oil, salve or moisture) on skin.
Thai Yoga Bodywork: Acupressure with hands, knees, elbows, feet; warm herbal compresses; assisted stretches; work along energy lines. Done softly clothed on a futon mat.
– Elements of both Western and Thai styles can be combined, whether on the table or on the floor. And, each style can be either gentle and relaxing, or deep and therapeutic. A thorough intake is done at the first session to assess physical/medical history, musculoskeletal imbalances, gait, individual needs and intentions. Physical re-education/at-home exercises are generally part of each session.
Chi Nei Tsang: Thai abdominal Massage (Acupressure) for the internal organs. Working points and zones correlating to digestive, reproductive, respiratory and circulatory organs and endocrine glands.
60 mins: $85 / $75 for regulars
90 mins: $120 / $100 for regulars
2 hrs: $150 / $120 for regulars
Eva Jo Hallvik
Licensed Massage Therapist
“I am a happy, easy going, passionate and compassionate simple human being with a big heart and gifted healing hands. I have been practicing massage therapy and healing formally for 25 years. I have a unique gifted and educated offering.
I have a developed intuition that can hear deeply into beings and bodies their truth. Sometimes guides will come and work with me if it is what that unique session calls forth, or I talk with specific tissues. The majesty of Mt Shasta moves through me. I have been told over and over again that I have a natural gift and that nobody else has helped them to the level that came out in our session together. My life’s hunger is truth and I am dedicated to a meditation practice based on Oneness.
When I arrived to massage therapy formally for the first time in 1995 it was like coming home to the natural talents that I was gifted in this life. I have spent my 25-year long career taking courses to explain what my hands and intuition already knew.
My practice has also been driven by opening to the root of with which the client presents. I have found some techniques work better for some clients depending on the day, but that the underlying common denominator of success that I have with my clients depends on holding space for their unique essence to feel safe and supported while listening to their body and innate intelligence to guide the session.
My favorite formal technique is Cranial Sacral Therapy. The deep listening skill developed through this carries all of my treatments. I have helped people through a multitude of situations; most anything that doesn’t require surgery, and even sometimes that can be avoided.
I feel most alive and in harmony in my treatments when working with people that really want to heal at their core, and understand their personal responsibility on their health life journey. It is an honor to serve humanity and all life force with the gift I am”.
Description of Services & Trainings:
Cranial Sacral Therapy: Through the Upledger Institute I have specialized in CST since 1996-
Including: Somatic Emotional Release, Visceral Manipulation, Heart Centered Therapy, Meridian threading, and a good understanding of Lymphatic drainage
The Bowen Technique: A professional certified practitioner since 2010 through the Bowen Academy of Australia, Carmel, Ca. Recalibrating to healthy blueprint
The Zone Technique: Based on Oneness principle and the Coordination between central brain, the positive pole and spinal cord, the negative pole, of our electrical system enhancing a balance in communication/flow of function
Heart Centered Therapy: A dialoguing technique that helps move stuck mental emotional beliefs and constructs. Profound healing in person or on the phone.
And… Myofascial release, Reiki, Deep tissue, polarity, Acupressure, Life force modality, Meridian Threading, Lomi lomi, Swedish, Trigger point, sports massage, dialoguing, intuitive listening, structural alignment, pre and post-natal massage, children, infants, inner child, seniors Experience in homeopathy cell salts to support bodywork. Home exercises to support and sustain balance.
$85/ 60 minute session
$120/ 90 minute session
Sliding scale offered
To Schedule a session with Eva: Call 208-874-7693
After 20 years of practice as a massage therapist and bodyworker, Susan has chosen to deepen her knowledge of the healing arts through the time revered lens of Ayurveda. Ayurveda can be translated as “the knowledge of life” and gains its reputation as the “Mother of Healing” and The “Sister Science of Yoga.” This 5,000 year old form of medicine advocates health by assisting people to know their essential nature.
Ayurveda understands each person to be a unique combination of the natural elements and helps individuals to better understand their inimitable makeup. There are many layers to health, and Susan is excited to share the timeless wisdom that Ayurveda has to offer to help you take your health to a deeper level through diet, lifestyle and herbal recommendations that are in alignment with your nature and current imbalances.
Susan will be working as an intern until May 12, 2020. During this time, she will have the guidance of an experienced practitioner with every client she takes on.
$100 for Initial Consultation & Report of Findings (one charge for 2 separate sessions)
$75 for Follow Up Visits
Initial Consult & 3 Follow Up Visits: $275
Bundles of 3 Follow Up Visits: $180
To Schedule a session with Susan: (530)859-2075
Yoga Therapy; Functional Therapeutic Yoga
Amy has been offering therapeutic yoga sessions for over 35 years and holds a Yoga Therapy Certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Through Yoga Therapy Amy meets each student where they are. Yoga Therapy is an individualized approach to relieving pain, enhancing the balance between flexibility and strength as well as developing the ability to be relaxed and connected to what is present in the body/mind/heart continuum. Working at your own personal pace, and based on your current state of wellness, Amy will design an integrated program of yoga postures, meditation and breathing techniques specific to your highest needs and goals.
Functional Therapeutic Yoga postures take the body safely through a balanced range of motion in the muscles and joints, along with improving strength, resilience, coordination, and optimal body alignment. Restorative Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation techniques are often applied in a therapeutic approach to managing physical or mental stress and improving one’s overall health and well-being.
Yoga Therapy can compliment other bodywork, therapy, orthopedic or holistic health care.
Yoga Therapy is useful for:
- Any Stress Related Issue!
- Body Balance & Core Awareness
- Back Care
- Psoas Health
- Immune Function
- Hormone Balance
- Breathing Difficulties
- Energy Balance
Prices: $80 per one hour session or $200 for 3 sessions used in a six week period
To schedule a session with Amy: