Sarahpeutics: Thai Massage and Chinese Medicine

Allow me to introduce you to two of LA’s best kept secrets: Sarah and Sarah.  By themselves they comprise much of LA’s AcroYoga teacher community and together they fuse their talents of Thai Massage and Chinese Medicine together to form

Sarahs-300x200Sarahpeutics.  This duo of powerful women are largely responsible for a good portion of the knowledge I personally possess on these two subjects and I have been training with them for several years now.  In January 2013, I completed their advanced Thai Massage and and 5 Element Chinese Medicine Training. It was a seven day course that sought to fuse the lineage of two powerful healing practices.  They did this rather effortlessly.  When I think of studying Chinese Medicine- I imagine years and years of training and studying to become proficient. Books, history, anatomy and massive amounts of memorization and intuitive work.  And while I wouldn’t pretend that a 7 day course could miraculously turn us into masters on the subject, the material was presented in such a way that was highly accessible and digestible and retainable. It laid a solid foundation and groundwork for our practice in a way I hadn’t experienced before.  Naturally the partner work, therapeutic acrobatics and Thai Massage were all very hands on, but to my surprise, the Chinese Medicine was as well.  Rather than study a book chock full of charts and graphs, we traced the meridians on our own bodies and use sticky dots to give us a visual representation of them.

Each day we focused on one of the Elements: Wood, Fire, Metal, Water, Earth, and performed corresponding Thai massage techniques on or along the actual meridians. This was very powerful, this fusion of these two systems. I couldn’t believe how well it was presented and how it kept my attention day after day.

My history with The Sarahs is lengthy. I have learned from them, studied with them, trained with them, co-taught with them, taken privates with them and so forth.  Every single encounter is not without massive growth and wisdom.  If you are looking to deepen your practice of self love, nourishment, healing, connected touch, bodywork, Chinese Medicine, Thai Massage, then these are your ladies.

There’s a massive difference between going down to your local Thai massage parlor versus the way our community does it here in LA. There’s a palpable feeling of love.  All of us here who have trained in Thai Massage and therapeutics love what we do and are enthusiastic about sharing our gifts.  I would strongly recommend seeeking The Sarahs or myself, Casey or Sonia out for any type of healing body  that is calling out to you.  Whether it’s a workshop, a retreat, a full on training or just a class, there is powerful healing value here for you.

The Sarahs are people I trust.

The Sarahs can be reached online on their joint website: www.sarahpeutics.org

or by calling Sarah Yovovich (Brunette) at: (773) 817-0518  and Sarah Vosen (Blonde) at (310) 883-8196

Spellbinding Bodywork

anjuli_about2You have never had an experience like this before. I had the great privilege of spending a couple of hours with Anjuli in a session that nurtured and healed me in ways I never dreamed possible. I am completely fulfilled.  Here’s how it all happened:

I wanted to do a healing session at the AcroYoga Festival called Divine Play  in San Francisco. I had never met Anjuli before and had expressed that I had high hopes for the many modalities of bodywork I had experienced, but that I seldom walked away really ‘feeling’ changed or empowered or different or even healed.  She said this session would be good for me.  She then proceeded to use countless tools to give me a session I will never forget.

She drew on me with a firm piece of Shea butter that easily melted onto my skin as sunlight poured onto me in the treatment room.  She used singing bowls on either side of my ears and rang them perfectly for sound therapy. She used long, languid, fluid  massage strokes to relax and deeply soothe me in all the right intuitively discovered places. She spoke in the most relaxing, calm voice, encouraging me to unwind with “yes’s” and “mmm hmmms” each time my body relaxed or unlocked another layer.  She treated my entire body and didn’t miss one part. She took into account all of my requests and paid special attention to areas where I wanted special attention.  She guided me through this process with short poignant instruction in an affirming loving voice.  Her intention was loving and I felt her p r e s e n c e through every moment of the treatment. She used massage techniques, Thai massage techniques and her own blend of magic. She cleansed me with sage and cleared me with holy wood.  She took time before and after to really understand what was going on with me. It’s hard to fully put into words but I walked in feeling good- and I walked out filled with love, filled with the kind of vibration or attitude that wanted to give back to the world and filled with deep appreciation for myself, others and for Anjuli.

Post treatment I paced about in a blissful trancelike state at the festival for at least two hours basking in an afterglow as hundreds of yogis catapulted themselves into different tricks. I was so peaceful and happy and high.  I gave two mini treatments myself to two friends who were in pain and paid it forward easily.

I would strongly recommend experiencing and going all out with Anjuli.  This is money well spent and will serve you so much more to exchange it for a few sessions rather than holding on to it!  Sometimes the value of something, like touch is so great that giving money isn’t enough.  I thanked Anjuli profusely, and smiled and held her to try to express the deep appreciation for the way she cared for me during this treatment. I would recommend a 1.5-2.5 hour initial session and then a follow up session or two of 90 minutes. If I lived near her I would quite possibly see her weekly!  You will quite simply never forget her work.

Anjuli is someone I trust.

You can book a session with her by visiting her site at  anjulimahendra.com or by calling: (808) 639-2462 or by emailing: anjulimahendra@gmail.com

A DJ For the Soul

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Menscha has a special understanding of music. When I need to hear something that comes from the heart, or that activates a certain kind of sensual mood, I call on this Messenger of Good to deliver the goods.

Menscha Is all heart. This is one of the more positive and caring men that I know, and someone who I consider to be a true friend. There is something to be said for people who have the sensitivity to set a mood. They can tap into the energy of their surroundings and create an atmosphere that just feels good.

Recently Mensha and I were on the same trip in Hawaii together, and every chance he had he would always pull out his setup to create the perfect atmosphere, and it worked, every single time. I love this guy.

For Tari Television watchers, Menscha has made a special mix available to listen to live online and I want to share it with you here. Behold The Seductive Soul Mix

Menscha is someone who I trust.

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