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Hello and welcome!

My name is Oksana. I'm a massage therapist, bodywork practitioner, yoga teacher and a student of osteopathy.

Yoga, meditation and bodywork therapies have become valuable tools for me to build and maintain a healthy and resilient body and mind, embrace my emotions and explore the full range of human experiences. As a therapist and future osteopath, I recognise mind-body connection and my mission is to meet each person where they are in their journey, providing a compassionate and nurturing space to embrace the emotions and epiphanies manual therapy may uncover.

In my free time, I love to read, go for long walks while listening to inspiring podcasts, hike in nature, take cold swims under the rising sun and enjoy soothing quality time with my loved ones!

Books that I love:

  • Range - D. Epstein

  • The obstacle is the way - R. Holiday

  • Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship - D. Whyte

  • Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief - D. Kessler

Besides the language of touch, I speak Latvian, Russian, English, Spanish and Italian.

I am looking forward to meeting you!

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Massage and Bodywork

For over 9 years, I've immersed myself in the world of massage, bodywork, movement, and the mind-body connection, crafting a journey of wellness and transformation.

It all began with my first Deep Tissue massage course in the mesmerizing landscapes of New Zealand back in 2015. 

Over the years, I delved deeper into the art of bodywork, studying and mastering various modalities such as Deep tissue massage, Thai massage, Swedish and lomi-lomi massage  Shiatsu bodywork, somatic therapies, cupping techniques, Myofascial Meridians (lines).

 

Currently, I'm on a path of continuous growth, pursuing osteopathy degree in Barcelona. (And it is the hardest and the most exciting thing I have ever done!)

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Yoga and Movement

I came across yoga back in 2014 during my time in fast-paced Mumbai, India, where I was working a corporate job: sales and marketing. Mumbai was intense, and the work culture was quite different from what I was used to in Europe. Feeling exhausted and dissatisfied, I decided to give Iyengar yoga a shot, even though I was skeptical about the whole "yoga thing".

To my surprise, those regular yoga sessions brought me an incredible sense of peace and inner order. I felt more accepting, loving and curious about life. I continued attending classes and eventually made the bold choice to undergo my first yoga teacher training.

The path eventually led me to explore Buddhist Monasteries in the Himalayas and Thailand, immerse myself in Vipassana meditation, and spend time in meditation ashrams. 

Having a background in competitive swimming and a lifelong passion for sports, I found myself naturally drawn to the vigorous practice of Ashtanga yoga. Every day, as I immersed myself in this practice, I experienced profound emotional release and tears on the mat. It was during these moments that I truly understood the transformative and healing power of yoga.

Living with anxiety and often experiencing anger motivated me to delve deeper into somatics and trauma studies, seeking to understand how emotional dis-ease manifests in our bodies as tension. This exploration proved transformative, enabling me to reconnect with my heart, embrace self-love, and navigate life's twists and turns with greater grace and ease.

From yoga I discovered gymnastic conditioning, movement culture, mobility and FRC training. This exploration took me across different continents, allowing me to learn from diverse sources. Currently, my passion lies in the practice of "the art of eight limbs" - Muay Thai (Thai boxing) and weightlifting. This diverse exploration reflects my ongoing commitment to holistic well-being and personal growth.

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"Welcome everything, push away nothing
 
Openness - a willingness to look into whatever arises. It doesn't reject or get attached to a particular experience or view. It is a spacious, undefined, non-biases allowing. A total acceptance. Openness is the nature of awareness itself, and that nature allows experience to unfold.

This openness welcomes paradox and contradiction. It permits whatever energies to emerge. Openness means keeping our hearts and minds available to new information, experiences and opportunities for growth. It means having tolerance for unknown."

- from "The Five Invitations" by Frank Ostaseski

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