Louka Leppard is the founder of Tulamassage & Tulayoga and I am going crazy over this treatment. Initially this is a very deep massage paying attention to acupressure points where Louka synchronises his movements with classical music. There is a deep level of consciousness and genuine love in Louka’s touch. After 90 minutes Louka asks me to stand up for the Tulayoga part and I am imagining something quite acrobatic requiring an effort on my part. He lies on the floor and places his feet on my back and he holds my hands – he asks me to trust him and to let myself fall back. I do and instantly feel totally supported hanging upside down.
He guides me through a series of graceful supported postures and I am literally weightless, floating, pushed, pulled and stretched through the air. It feels like a complicated dance where I am led without having to do anything. I keep my eyes closed and lose all perception of which direction I am facing. There is nothing to think about and nothing to do except hang out so I enter deep relaxation. The best thing is Louka’s feet are placed on my femoral arteries at the top of each thigh to stop the blood from rushing to my head so I can stay upside down totally comfortably. After I am eased back to the ground I lie there unable to get up, feeling a deep sense of joy and calm. I would go so far as to say that this is the best bodywork session I have ever had.
For the Sunday Times Style shoot I was lucky to spend the day at the beautiful subterranean oasis Akasha Spa, part of the Cafe Royal Hotel situated underneath bustling Piccadilly Circus. The surprisingly vast Spa was designed by Sir David Copperfield and is spread over 12,000 sqm. It is truly tranquil space with an 18 metre Swimming Pool, dedicated Watsu Pool, private Hamman, Steam-Room, Sauna, Vichy treatment room and menu of holistic treatments. Akasha is the only Spa in London with a Watsu Pool – an exclusive treatment space dedicated to water therapy. Your body is continuously supported in the water whilst you are floated, cradled, rocked and stretched. http://www.hotelcaferoyal.com/spa-and-gym/
An article about how successful people are turning to Wellbeing & Spirituality facilitated by me.
This truly was the first weekend of Spring, the daffodils were out, the sun was shining and we were treated to a beautiful full-moon creating the perfect backdrop for a weekend of Yoga at Wasing Park with Jax May http://www.formenterayoga.com/, embodiment massage by Anwar Ravjani www.embodimentworks.co.uk , woodland walks, delicious healthy food and lots of sleep. Even the escaped herd of cows (and bulls!) were relaxed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be the first to know about our next retreat.
“Breathing easily and fully is one of the basic pleasures of being alive.”
Dr Alexander Lowen 1910 – 2008
This is an article written by my dear friend the intrepid Traveller, Writer, Photographer and PR Guru Louis De Rohan about an equally inspirational man called Alan Dolan aka ‘The Breath Guru’. I am a huge fan of this Breath technique – it’s a game changer.