Join us for a THAI MASSAGE workshop with Samantha Calvano
Learn tools, techniques, and foundations for Thai massage, a tradition that works with subtle energy lines, pressure points and stretching to promote relaxation, health and well-being!
The body is the mirror of the self, the mind its reflection; yoga is a practice through which the Self is uncovered.
A yogi, foodie, activist and sometimes philosopher and poet, I've practiced asana for eight years and taught for seven. Born in Indonesia to a Batak Mom and Italian-American Dad, and calling Jakarta, Bangkok, New York and Los Angeles home, I'm a product of my environment, equal parts traditional and radical. I have a deep interest in Eastern metaphysics, psychospirituality and traditional healing modalities. I completed my MA in Yoga Studies last May at Loyola Marymount University, a two year program that sparked my deep love and appreciation for yoga philosophy and spirituality. Whether I'm sharing the discipline of asana or the study of yoga texts, I hope to empower yoga practitioners, enthusiasts and tourists alike to engage yoga first as a practice of compassionate awareness. I share the principles and techniques of yoga I've found to be effective for finding balance and ease in the body, awareness and equanimity in the mind, as well as appreciation, joy and gratitude for self, others and the world. I strive to create a safe and positive space for all to cultivate their intuition and a personal experience and expression of yoga.
200hr Power Vinyasa Certification (Yoga to the People, 2010)
200hr Vinyasa Krama Certification (Srivatsa Ramaswami, 2015)
Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness Certification (Prison Yoga Project, 2015)
100hr Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change Certification (Loyola Marymount University, 2016)
MA in Yoga Studies (Loyola Marymount University, 2016)
Traditional Thai Massage Certification (Chetawan Traditional Thai Massage School, 2016)