massage and yoga

massage and yoga

Therapeutic Massage Therapy

“I first started see Nadine in 2010 on the referral of a friend who had issues with her back. I have spinal stenosis which can be tricky and, as an endurance cyclist, I needed a therapist I could trust not to aggravate the condition.  After just one session I was hooked. Nadine slowly and carefully worked around, and in, the areas of tightness and pain. Targeted and skillful, she treated my tight areas without any random, unneeded pressure. She released my psoas muscle, which many therapists are hesitant to do, and talked to me about stretches and strategies.
All these years later I am still a regular and won’t let anyone else touch my back. Nadine’s careful work, which now includes cupping, has allowed me to avoid medication and continue to cycle at a high level.
Nadine does not have a “one method fits all” practice. Unlike many I have tried that start at the top and work their way down in a scripted, methodical process, Nadine takes the time to individualize her therapy and solve problems.” Dian Sourelis

“Nadine is the best! I’ve gone to her for years with all of my aches and pains. She’s a wonderful massage therapist who brings a healing combination of skill, presence, and caring to her work. And she somehow knows where all of the sore spots are!” Doug Petcher

I have been practicing massage since 2002. I combine tools from various massage studies as well as other healing modalities to create a therapeutic plan with clients. My studies focus on neuromuscular therapy, myofascial therapy, lymphatic drainage, energy balancing through studies in Reiki, Prana Yoga and dance therapy, pre-natal, visceral organ manipulation and cupping/moxa/guasha. I aim to see the person as a whole, where there is neck pain I address the direct area, surrounding tissues, posture, emotional stresses, diet, breath, and work on strengthening and stretching to regain balance. Client feedback includes sensing safe space, feeling relaxed, and that they have learned something. I encourage combining yoga therapy into their sessions when appropriate.

The Sashmill Building 29 Suite 104
303 Potrero, Santa Cruz
Online scheduler:  www.massagebook.com/biz/nadinelollino
or call/text 312.208.8409 email [email protected]
Hours here:  Sundays 10:30a-2p
_________________
Also available at
Luma Yoga Center
1010 Center St., Santa Cruz
lumayoga.com, 831.325.2620
Hours here: Mondays 2:30p-5:15p, Thursdays 1p-7:30p, Saturdays 10a-2:30p
_________________

Yoga

“Nadine’s approach to yoga instruction is as balanced as the balance sought by her students. She is neither cheerleader, nor sage, nor drill sergeant, nor pedant. She respectfully encourages her students by being respectful of the practice in a lighthearted, accessible way. She fluidly introduces you to your self-awareness and abilities. She understands alignment and movement and the calming effect of focusing on it. She is wittily humorous. In short, Nadine is positive energy.” Chicago student John Castaneda

I began studying yoga in 1996 as part of a dance therapy program in college. My formal yoga practice began in 2000 with Miguel Latronica in Chicago studying Astanga Yoga. After a year of practicing with Miguel, I began teaching for him and assisting with his teacher trainings. I had taught Pilates for many years and eventually moved on to teaching yoga full time while developing my career in massage therapy. After many years of studying Astanga Yoga, I branched out into other styles, eventually finding my way to Iyengar Yoga. My classes are influenced by the flow found in Astanga and the alignment detail of Iyengar. My classes are lighthearted with an educational focus to promote posture awareness, injury prevention and tools for healing from injury. I bring a strong influence from dance into my teaching style. I enjoy leading workshops for teachers either through a teacher training or as continuing education in hands-on assisting, props, ethics in yoga and working with injuries.

Weekly classes:

Luma Yoga Center, 1010 Center St., Santa Cruz
Mondays and Wednesdays Vinyasa (all levels) 5;30p-6:50p
Mondays Align and Shine 8:30am-9:20am

Workshops/Special Classes:

Nidra is referred to as ‘yogic sleep’ or ‘psychic sleep’ where, guided verbally in breath-work and visualization, you consciously relax.  This is a one hour guided relaxation with discussion.
Sundays June 9, July 14, August 10, 2019 5:30p-7pm  $15 early sign up, $18 after
at Luma Yoga Center, Santa Cruz lumayoga.com

Deepening Your Practice Beginning with a seated meditation, and then followed by pranayama and challenging postures, this afternoon class is a time to ask questions, gain feedback and receive assistance. Although this class is an opportunity to practice more advanced postures, it is also about discovering pathways with modifications and variations that can teach us more about the essence of the pose, its function and alignment. Come with ideas and postures that you would like to understand more deeply. Saturday June 1, Tuesdays July 2, August 6 at Luma Yoga Center