The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are inspired by the ancient Central American healing traditions of the Maya. Developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, this modality grew out of her apprenticeship with acclaimed Maya Shaman - Don Elijio Panti.
The techniques are unique in the bridge they create between traditional knowledge and modern understanding. Invaluable to women, they are also of deep benefit people of all ages, stages and genders.
The techniques include abdominal and sacral massage, castor oil applications, pelvic steaming, herbal preparations, hip swaddling, prayer and more. A strong emphasis is placed on optimal reproductive anatomy and the uterus is supported through gentle external palpation.
All clients are taught self-care massage, as well as any other techniques pertinent to their needs. For more information on this beautiful and important work click here.
Arvigo® Mayan Spiritual Healing
Arvigo® Mayan Spiritual Healing is performed in the tradition passed down from Don Elijio to Rosita, and is implemented through an individual receiving a Spiritual Bath. Baths are prepared with fresh plants, prayers, water, incense and intention, powerfully moving stagnant energy and bringing peace to the auric field. In Don Elijio's lineage, it was believed that people can become afflicted with various spiritual sicknesses, including difficult persistent emotional states. Baths can also be used to support and soothe the emotions and also for more complex spiritual conditions and are a tremendous space-clearing tool.
This gentle earth-based tradition is particularly helpful to children and animals. Baths are done outdoors at Moon Yoga year round. In warm weather the receiver wears a swim suit or light clothing and is gently doused with warm herbal water. In cooler weather, a variation using a hand and foot soak is offered with the recipient being bundled in blankets. Every bath is unique, ranging from gentle meditative experiences to transformative releases.
Spiritual Bath sessions are normally one hour in length. Two hour sessions can be booked if the recipient would like to learn how to work with self-care baths at home.
For more information please enjoy this article by Dr. Rosita Arvigo.
QOYA is a movement practice for women incorporating the wisdom of yoga, the wildness of dance and the freedom of sensual movement. Ritual, breathwork, intuitive play and building sacred community are all joyous aspects of this process. To learn more about this beautiful work please click here. QOYA is offered monthly at Moon Yoga on a Friday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm and again on a Saturday morning from 10 am to 1pm. The cost of these three workshops is $30. Visit the Upcoming Events page for details of what's on next. Moon Yoga's studio space is intimate. Booking are essential to avoid disappointment. Please email or phone Samar to secure your place and get Moon Yoga's address.
HOLISTIC PELVIC CARE™ & HOLISTIC PELVIC ENERGY™
Developed by Tami Kent, a pelvic floor physical therapist and women's healthcare visionary, Holistic Pelvic Care™ and Holistic Pelvic Energy™ are a profoundly restorative set of physical and energetic tools to support women's health at all stages of life.
Holistic Pelvic Care™ (HPC) combines gentle intervaginal massage, deep fascial release, muscular rebalancing and the creation of presence. Profound structural, energetic and emotional shifts are a common result of women beginning to occupy their depths and their center through this work.
HPC is suitable for women with a strong foundation of self-awareness and a solid background of emotional work. Part of my role as a practitioner is to determine if HPC is appropriate for any given client. Holistic Pelvic Energy™ (HPE) is the alternative for those who are not candidates for HPC or women who don't wish to experience pelvic bodywork. HPE brings together breath-based awareness, meditation, inner vision and presence to tap into the energy flows in the pelvic bowl. HPE can be a strong catalyst for healing, especially where there has been trauma, loss or disconnection.
The beauty and power of this work lies in its ability to bring women home to their bodies.
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