Touch has the power to communicate all the things that words aren’t good at, and yet often times we need to re-learn this idea of maintaining a meaningful touch-vocabulary.
Part of my work is aimed at educating people on human biology and the physical forms of Thai Massage and another, larger dream of mine is to ensure that as a culture, we become more touch-literate. I hope to dissolve the culturally engrained habits that have been spread out of the fear of touch. Touch-aversion goes against our deepest biological needs and so it continues to take us further and further out of balance. With greater education and with greater skill in compassionate touch we can return to a far healthier state, and a far more interconnected tribe.
I founded Navina™ as a way to spread this message and these teachings as far as possible – bringing people together from all corners of the globe. With each course I teach I attempt to pass on as much detail and intricacy as I possibly can, as it relates to both the nuanced physical postures of Thai yoga therapy, and the incredible power and of compassionate touch.
In case you’re wondering about my own education, I have a BASc. in Human Biology, and numerous certifications in manual therapy through a Thai massage lens.
I’d love to meet you along this path!