Program

Nicolas Schaefers

Nicolas Schaefers

Nicolas Schaefers

Nicolas was born in Brazil in 1986 and grew up in Luxembourg. After studying philosophy he has spent much of the past decade exploring yoga, shamanic paths, meditation and bodywork. Since 2016 he has been teaching yoga and providing massage therapy services. In 2017 he started a yoga program at an artist community in Berlin, where he maintains a studio. His teaching focus is mainly on self-care and relaxation. He continues training online and in person with much emphasis on TCM. When he is not obsessing over healthy minds and bodies he can be found playing records on his turntables or doing radio broadcasts. Nicolas enjoys working with little or no oil at a slow and meditative pace. His approach is holistic, taking into account the physical, emotional as well as spiritual well-being of his patients. Sessions will cover the entire body with special attention given to the patients breath as well as zones of discomfort. Pressure & intensity levels as well as the methods employed will be adapted to individual needs. It is best to wear light & comfortable clothing.

Shiatsu

Work will take place on the floor or a futon. Derived from the ancient Chinese tradition of An Mo, which mixes taoist and buddhist currents, Shiatsu addresses mainly the muscles responsible for movement to remove stiffness and blockages. It is generally considered a soft & gentle method.

Thai

Work will take place on the floor or a futon. Based on An Mo tradition, the Thai people’s variation addresses postural muscles for the most part and also contains a series of passive stretches which have earned it the name of “passive yoga/yoga for the lazy”.

Tui-Na

Work can take place on the floor or a massage table. It is not generally used for pleasure and relaxation, but rather as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony. Tui Na addresses blocked, misplaced or hamper layers of tissue and requires a stronger focus on the patient’s exhalation.

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