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.
Russ is a compassionate & attentive Body & Soul therapist that will apply a unique & satisfying approach to your health, wellbeing & bliss. With deep presence, skill & awareness he creates a distinctive & dynamic session that helps you tune deeper into your body’s intelligence. When full awareness is restored to the body, your physical & energy systems work in harmony with your Soul – & this is where the magic happens.
Russ works on a comfortable mat grounded on the Earth so is able to move & stretch your body with more dimension & depth. Each session is unique to your needs & desires. Russ is masterful in both working deep as well as soft & gentle. You should expect a journey into yourself where you are fully relaxed, surrendered & being danced. It starts with communication & consent, moves into deep breath & release, then softens in the end as you return with profound bliss & happiness.
With four years of massage therapy experience, including time spent in a chiropractic office, Tylinn specializes in flexibility. She likes to make each massage completely different for every body, every time. She loves communicative, two-way bodywork and believes it to be a vehicle for profound change.
Massages from Tylinn integrate methods from Sports, Swedish, Deep tissue, Russian, cranio-sacral, & reflexology. Expect your opinion to be requested & to get what you want out of your session.
Steven first studied bodywork at Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, Ca. He learned from Bill Mueller the deep & mysterious connections between body & mind & 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, & more. He currently is a student of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in Sonoma, Ca.
Steven offers integrative bodywork, blending modalities of east & west for a relaxing & therapeutic massage experience. The intention through this work is to awaken your love for being embodied, embracing & celebrating your mental, emotional, spiritual, & physical bodies. Techniques include deep tissue, Swedish, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Thai, Neuro-Muscular release, energetic touch & more, using high quality organic oils to nourish from your skin in.
Originally certified in massage in 2012 at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Rivka returned to study Deep Tissue, Meridian & Thai massage. In 2016, she attended an advanced Thai massage training in Thailand. She also studied & assisted in various trainings with Hugh Milne in Visionary Craniosacral Work™ from 2012 - 2014. She is currently enrolled in a year-long Shamanic Healing Coach training program, has been a yoga teacher since 2007 & has a private healing arts practice in Oakland, CA.
Rivka offers deeply relaxing & therapeutic Esalen oil (or cream) massage. Deep tissue can be incorporated to whatever pressure you enjoy, moving slowly to allow your body to fully receive & integrate. Face & scalp massage with essential oils will further relax & help release sinuses. Craniosacral holds (or a full session) allow your nervous system to unwind, as well as address any physical, emotional or energetic issues you are currently working with during this nurturing session.
Lisa is a licensed acupuncturist & the founder of Center for Healing By Design, a non-profit dedicated to empower people of all ages & cultures with self-care education, experience, & tools to help them get in touch with their Inner Doctor. Her childhood fascination with the ears & the human body led her to her specialty in Auricular Medicine & Healing By Design Self-Care Technology, where she is an advocate for your Inner Doctor & helps you to become the best partner to your Inner Doctor.
Acupuncture/Acupressure/Auricular Medicine: 25min, 55min, 85min treatment sessions addressing any conditions as needed using needle or non-needle treatment methods. Dialogue with the Inner Doctor: 85-min comprehensive whole-body physical exam through reading of the ears - This covers 14 systems of the body, revealing conditions in the past, present, and predictions for future in terms of health. Findings can guide diet and life-style choices for prevention & promotion of health.
Joanna's practice spans her entire life, as an empath & healer, aware of the ethereal realm from an early age. Her focus in healing arts has been full time for four years & part time for over 10. As an adventurer, athlete & body worker, she is very intune with the physical & as an energy healer & devoted intuite she aligns with the divine to cultivate a profound healing experience. What you honor, honors you. She is grateful to share this time & space with you.
Joanna is blessed to offer a myriad of healing treatments to you. Her focus during this event will be energy work, kundalini healing, soul affirmations, akashic records & intuitive body work. She has quite a list of therapeutic body sessions as well, but her desire is the focus on the ethereal at this time. Please don't hesitate to ask if other offerings are available.
Santino is a compassionate & intuitive practitioner who believes in the transformative power of the water. Each of his session is an individualized response to his client’s unique physical & emotional state of being. He believes that water provides an environment which promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself & return to a state of equilibrium. Experiencing bodywork in an environment that is liberated from gravity often allows the body to realign when guided by Santino’s knowledgeable practice. Many people who suffer from pain & trauma experience a profound sense of relief during & after treatments.
Sessions may include gentle thai stretching, myofascial holds, craniosacral occiput holds, & meridian point work depending on the body’s needs. Clients can expect to enter a deep state of mental relaxation & often a release of emotions. Many people report having insightful interior journeys while be gently guided through the water by Santino’s reassuring & protective touch. Because we all begin life in water, the return to water is generally a natural & comforting place to surrender & invite healing on many levels.
Don has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Marin & San Francisco for 20 years. He enjoys combining all 3 modalities (listed above) in every session to give his clients the most thorough treatment possible. Don's commitment to wholeness, consciousness, opening one's heart, & being of service to others shines through all of his actions & words, & makes him an ideal conduit for the grounding, healing & transformation you seek while at Soulplay.
Don will be providing 55 minute healing sessions that include acupuncture, acupressure & qigong. He will talk briefly with you about your main health concerns before beginning treatment. Total relaxation along with releasing & receiving of what does & does not serve you energetically are the goals. Some clothing may be removed & you will be draped accordingly if so. Syndromes of pain, low energy, emotional lows & many many other issues respond very well to these physically & spiritually transformative sessions.
Yana Way is a graduate of Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, CA & has been working as a Massage Practitioner for past 10 years. She is passionate about body work & believes that massage helps create balance between our body, mind, & spirit. Yana's focus is relieving the body of tension and stress, while creating a safe and nurturing environment.
Yana loves incorporating a mix of modalities including: Swedish, Thai, deep tissue, & energy work. She prefers to give a full body table massage & is sure to pay attention to any areas that may need extra attention.