Students hold poses with support from bolsters, blocks, and blankets for around five minutes while a licensed massage therapist comes around to each student and performs massage.

The classes themselves are simple: students hold each pose with support from bolsters, blocks, and blankets for around five minutes while Petra (licensed massage therapist) comes around to each student and performs manual massage on different parts of the body. Yomassage a fusion of relaxing and supported restorative postures, massage therapy and mindfulness. Small classes up to only five students and typically last 75 minutes.

Yomassage stimulates the body more than the typical yoga class, since the massage aspect increases circulation, provides myofascial release, and achieves trigger point therapy. ​Yomassage was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to therapeutic touch. In order to make this happen, this created modality in which clients can receive touch in a small group setting. In addition to offering massage at an accessible rate. Yomassage classes appeal to more people because they are fully clothed and offered in a safe environment.​The “Yo” in Yomassage is based on the principles of yoga: focus on the breath (pranayama) and the yogic philosophy of looking within. The combination of touch, gentle stretch, and mindfulness provide an avenue for relaxation and healing. Rutland January classes: Tuesday's 4:30 PM and Thursday's 11:00 AMManchester January classes:  Wednesday's 5:00 PM and Friday's 11:00 AMPlease sign up in advance, space is limited, thank you.

Past dates

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Schedules

  • Starting Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, repeated every week on Thursday until Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Starting Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, repeated every week on Tuesday until Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Venue

Petra's Wellness Studio

Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor
Rutland, VT 05701