Quiet your mind and relax your body with this combination of touch, stretch, and breath in a small group setting.
What is Yomassage™ ?
Yomassage™ is a relaxing fusion of restorative yoga positions and soothing massage in a small group setting. Class participants are instructed how to arrange themselves in passive, supported positions on the floor. Each pose is held for around 5 minutes while a massage therapist (in this case, Annalisa Derryberry, LMT) comes around and provides hands-on massage to each person on different parts of the body. Classes are limited to 3-5 people and can last between 60-90 minutes.
Yomassage™ allows your body to receive soothing, therapeutic touch, while relaxing in a gentle stretch.
Why try Yomassage™ ?
–It’s an accessible way to receive massage regularly, as it is less expensive than regular one-on-one massage: $45 per person for a 75 minute class.
–It’s particularly inviting to anyone uncomfortable with traditional one on one massage, those new to therapeutic touch, or anyone wanting to stay clothed. As long as they can get up and down off the floor at the beginning and end of class, they can participate.
–No prior yoga or massage experience is required. All props are provided—all you’ll need to do is show up wearing comfortable clothes (think light layers.)
–Space is limited, so the class size stays small. Come on your own, or invite a friend or two and have class all to yourself!
–Treat yourself! It’s incredibly relaxing, and you’ll learn some self-care in the form of breathing exercises and self massage instruction.
What do I need to bring to the session?
You do not need to bring anything. Mats, blocks, bolsters, and other props will be provided for you.
What should I wear to the session?
Wear clothing that you normally would to a movement-type class (like a t-shirt and leggings/shorts/sweatpants–no need to get fancy.) If you tend to get cool easily, it’s recommended that you wear layers and bring socks.
Where are classes held?
The classes, which are 60-75 minutes long, are held at my regular massage office. Space is limited to 3 people, so you must pre-register.
How much does it cost?
Classes are $45 per person.
To see upcoming classes, and to pre-register: