The overarching intention for all that I do is to bring people together through the art of compassionate touch.
Touch has the power to communicate all the things that words aren’t good at, and yet often times we need to re-learn this idea of maintaining a meaningful touch-vocabulary.
Yes, part of my work is aimed at educating people on human biology and the physical forms of Thai Massage. But another, larger dream of mine is to ensure that as a culture, we become more touch-literate. I hope to dissolve the culturally engrained habits that have been spread out of the fear of touch. Touch-aversion goes against our deepest biological needs and so it continues to take us further and further out of balance. With greater education and with greater skill in compassionate touch we can return to a far healthier state, and a far more interconnected tribe.
I founded Navina™ as a way to spread this message and these teachings as far as possible – bringing people together from all corners of the globe. With each course I teach I attempt to pass on as much detail and intricacy as I possibly can, as it relates to both the nuanced physical postures of Thai yoga therapy, and the incredible power and of compassionate touch.
I’d love to meet you along this path!
Germany Education Coordinator:
It always makes me smile when I remember being a teenager and persuading my siblings into giving me back rubs until their thumbs got sore and they banned me from their rooms. I loved everything about massages – except giving them…
When I first came into contact with the profound, holistic healing power of Thai Yoga Massage [years later], the big surprise wasn’t that I fell head over heels in love with this bodywork modality after receiving. The thing that took me (and my siblings… 😉 ) by surprise was the fact that That Thai Yoga massage is truly as good to give as it is to receive. Not only did that first treatment inspire me to start exploring Thai Yoga Massage as a personal path of development, the initial experience also quickly blossomed into love-at-every-sight.
Since discovering its joys and benefits in 2009, I dedicated myself to the study, practice and teaching of Thai Yoga therapy internationally. My passion is to share the positive influence that Thai Yoga massage has had in my life in the hopes of continuing this positive effect among others.
In our fast-paced times, where touch is often reduced to virtual hugs and kisses delivered by a click, the physical expression of compassion becomes more and more valuable to us as a society. For me, teaching Thai Yoga therapy and providing hands-on treatments is a conduit for empowering others and help them regain balance.
In 2012 I complemented my massage practice by studying Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, turning my love for Thai Yoga massage and meditation into a daily practice and profession.
I look forward to meeting you and to helping you develop the knowledge, technique and the mindset needed to use this compassionate expression of touch in a competent and confident way. This work is a tool designed to transform and enrich your own life experience through the transforming and enriching the lives of others.
If you have any questions about courses, workshops and treatments in Germany, please send me an email here.