Touch of Bliss - Combining yoga and massage for a healthy, pain-free life!
"Make me sweet again,
 
                fragrant and fresh and wild,
 
                        and thankful for any small gesture."
                                   
                     ~ Rumi
 
 
 
 




 
On this page: Body Work, Tantra, Yoga Classes, Therapeutic Yoga, and Meditations





BODY WORK
 
 
NEW! 4 Hand Massage
(included with any style for an extra $50/hr)

Intuitive Massage
(utilizing every tool I have ever learned to support you toward your goals, 
guided by my intuition)
 
Reiki 
(hands-on and long-distance healing)
 
Sound Healing 
(using the ancient vibrations of the Didgeridoo, singing bowl, 
sanscrit mantras and the human voice)
 
Guided Visualization 
 
Prana Therapy 
(balancing the chakras)

2 and 4 hand Tantric Massage 
(non-sexual, includes Prana Therapy, sensory awakening, 
sensual massage, Kundalini awakening, and pelvic massage, 
more info further down on the page)
 
 
 
Each session is unique...
 
In a one-on-one appointment, I combine my Bodywork and Hands-on Healing training with other healing modalities I have learned throughout my career as a Holistic Therapist. Some of these tools include: Thai massage, Esalen style massage, deep tissue massage, barefoot shiatsu, Tantric massage, trigger point therapy, Therapeutic Yoga, Shamanic healing, Reiki, Prana Therapy, and sound healing.
 
In a 4-hand massage, two therapists work together as one, creating a truly unique and deeply healing experience!
 
We work together with your intention and our intuition to promote deep relaxation, open the flow of energy, dissolve blockages, and activate your body's own healing abilities.

Appointments are available in hour and half-hour increments, or as part of a package, $60-100/hr sliding scale for all body work excluding Tantric Massage (see rates below). 

A note on sliding scale: I want my work to be accessible to everyone, and that's why I have a sliding scale. My normal price for 60 mins of massage is $100; if you are experiencing economic hardship, the lowest I am willing to go is $60 for 60 mins. 

Contact me for scheduling.


Weekday Location:
 
848 Baker St @ Turk St,
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 779-6011


 
 

Conveniently located in NOPA (North of the Panhandle) near bus 31, 5, 43 and 24.

Lots of available street parking, up to 2 hours.

Private Yoga also available at this location! (see yoga section below)


Also in your home or office. We offer private sessions and will come to you. (Scheduling and prices subject to location.) Ask about packages and gift certificates.
 
To schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one, email us or call 415-779-6011.
 
 



TANTRA


Bob Tompkins and I are certified in Skydancing Tantra with Steve and Lokita Carter of the Institute for Ecstatic Living. Tantra is a wonderful practice that combines sexuality and spirituality!

I teach spiritual workshops that include Tantric meditations and exercises, check the calendar for upcoming dates! 

Bob Tompkins and I offer private coaching for couples who want to learn more about the spiritual practice of Tantra and the erotic Tantric Massage, either with me or with the addition of my assistant Bob Tompkins. Benefits of this practice may include increased intimacy, self-awareness, better communication, sensuality and playfulness, spiritual connection, and enhanced tools for making love to yourself and your partner. We work together in 2+ hour time blocks at $250/hr. For one teacher, $200/hr.

I usually include Tantric principles in my Intuitive Massage Therapy, some of which include Pranatherapy, sensory awakening, sensual massage, Kundalini awakening, and pelvic massage, all of which are non-sexual. If you would like a focused Tantric/sensual (non-sexual) massage, the price is $200/hr for two hands, $250/hr for four.

If you have tight hips, low back pain, low sex drive, or feelings of insecurity, fear, or scarcity, you might be interested in experiencing a focused non-sexual pelvic healing.  We hold a lot of stored emotions in the pelvic floor, as well as everyday tension. Massage is a great tool for releasing these. Benefits may include increased sense of grounding, stablility, emotional connection, sexual energy, and release of fears. I practice this massage in a sanitary environment with gloves and water-based lubricant, at $300/hr for two hands, $350/hr for four.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOGA CLASSES
 
 
Come experience Yoga with Stephanie!
 
 
No matter the style, the intention of yoga is the same: open the energy and allow it to move (kundalini), and prepare the mind for meditation. Other benefits include: lubricating the joints, strengthening the muscles and the core, moving lymph, improving circulation, finding balance, correcting posture and alignment, and many more...Having fun, freeing the body, and being creative and playful are also important!!

My teaching style is a combination of my background in dance joined with my training in Astanga, Sivananda, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga (among other styles).

When you come to my class, expect good music, hands-on attention, inward focus, and a supportive community. I combine intuition with suggestions from participants to create a series of movements, breath, and meditation that cater to everyone's needs.


Private classes available at two locations: 
Aha Yoga in Cow Hollow and 
Touch of Bliss at 848 Baker St in NOPA 


Aha Yoga is a heated Vinyasa studio with lots of incredible natural light. Right now, the studio is having a deal on private classes:
Private Sessions
In studio: $125/session

"Customize Your Practice" Private Sessions
5 private sessions with video created of the student's first and last session:
In studio: $695
Off site: $795

My private office at 848 Baker St. is warm and cozy, with lots of free 2hr parking (more info in massage section above). One benefit of this location is that your yoga class could potentially be combined with massage, energy work, or Tantra! 
Prices: $60-100/hr sliding scale


At either studio, I am offering any combination of:

Yoga 101
Yoga for beginners! In this class, we focus on alignment, injury prevention, personalized modifications (for stiff bodies), some of the toughest poses (like downward dog), and a sense of humor!
 

Hatha Flow
Yoga as a moving meditation, this style combines fluid movements with classical and modern yoga asanas from styles such as Astanga, Hatha, Iyengar, Kripalu, and dance. Work your body, sweat your prayers, leave feeling blissed!


Restorative Yoga
Restorative Yoga has been described as "active relaxation" and is a method of excellence for attaining deep relaxation, tranquility, and the many benefits of "de-stressing." Using blankets, bolsters, pillows, blocks, straps, and other "props" to support the body, practioners generally experience profound shifts in their nervous systems, thus allowing a physiological shift to deep restfulness, calm abiding and well being. Gravity does "the work" as the body progressively relaxes and softens. As this occurs, so do the signs and symptoms of stress - such as depressed or elevated moods, hypertension, muscle tension, digestive problems, high cholesterol levels, eyestrain, headaches, and more.

This style is perfect for anyone looking to decrease stress and anxiety, heal from an injury, integrate a big life change, facilitate a big life decision, or work on postural corrections (like opening the chest and hips or neutralizing the neck).
 

Therapeutic Yoga
(see section below)

 
Bliss Yoga
Free your body...Feed your soul!
 
Reap the healing benefits of freestyle movement. Discover your playful side. Enjoy profound guided relaxation and effortless restorative yoga postures. Experience the dance of yin and yang, movement and stillness. No experience necessary.  All levels welcome!

Combine Yoga and Massage
1 hour of private yoga and 1 hour massage! (Longer sessions available per request)


 Aha Yoga, a heated Vinyasa studio
located on the second floor at:
1892 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 440-YOGA(9642)


Directions: On the corner of Union and Laguna in Cow Hollow. Directly off bus lines 41 and 45, and a few blocks from bus 22, 43, 28, 47, and 49. Click for a map

Touch of Bliss at 848 Baker St. - more location information in the massage section above.
 


Other Classes
 
Do you have a group of friends and a big living room? Host a semi-private yoga class or Tantric Workshop!

Are you tied up in knots at work? Suffering from back pain, neck pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or Repetitive Injuries? Ask me about Office Yoga!
 
For rates and to schedule an appointment for yourself, a loved one, or your special event, email us or call 415-779-6011.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THERAPEUTIC YOGA
“Yoga for stress and medically-related issues”
 

 
Let's work together towards creating a personalized therapy, giving you the power to heal yourself!
 
 
I listen to what's going on with you (physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually) and see all the ways in which they are connected. I then create a home practice for you based on your time commitment.

My goal is to give you the tools you need to heal your body, gain deeper insight into patterns that create dis-ease, and foster curiosity about who you truly are...all with a light heart and a sense of humor!

I use a "tool box" created by collecting knowledge from every teacher I've ever worked with combined with my own wisdom from personal experience healing myself with yoga, as well as databases of scientific research on the proven medical benefits of yoga.

Here are a few examples of challenges that can improve with a yoga practice (from the International Association of Yoga Therapists website):
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • injuries
  • chronic pain
  • menaupause
  • multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • fibromyalgia
  • attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • heart disease
  • RSI (repetitive stress injuries)
  • stress
  • cancer
  • and many others 
 
I offer private sessions in my office or your home or office (scheduling and prices subject to location.) Ask about packages and gift certificates.
 
My price is $60-100/hr sliding scale. To schedule an appointment for yourself, a loved one, or your special event, email us or call 415-779-6011.
 
 
 



 
MEDITATIONS
 
 
 
Our meditations are designed to be used in the context of individual therapy, special events, or workshops. They are very powerful ways to connect with your Higher Self, your intuition, and Source.
 
 
 
LightBody Yoga(TM) 
An innovative dynamic meditation, combining dance, Yoga,
and sitting meditation
 
 
Experience total freedom of expression and movement.
Be aware of your chakras, feel your energy body,
and relax your mind!
 
 
We will start out by creating a Sacred Space of unconditional love and safety for learning, growing, and connection.
 
Beginning each class with a sitting meditation, we will begin to allow our Life Force to take form. Without judgement or expectations, we will allow our Prana to freely flow in expressions of movement, dance, and Yoga. We will nurture and recharge our hearts, spirits, and our bodies  and cultivate love for our body, the temple of our spirit. We will explore our energy body, breathe, and have fun!
 
 
We offer private sessions in your home or office (scheduling and prices subject to location.) Ask about packages and gift certificates.
 
To schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one, email us or call 415-779-6011.
 
 
 
 
We offer many other meditations tailored to your needs or desires, to awaken your Kundalini energy, let go of what no longer serves you, calm your mind, and bring energy to your body!
 
CONTACT US for more information
 
*Services are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any specific ailment or condition. In some cases massage and bodywork can be contraindicated for certain health issues; as a precaution service can be denied. Please consult your doctor prior to scheduling if you have any concerns.

**Please note our cancellation policy: Appointments may be cancelled within at least 24 hours in advance. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice or don't show, we will charge you for the time slot. The same is for our practitioners - if we don't show or double book a time slot, your next session is free!
 
 
 
 
 
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