What is a massage class?
Where we come together as a group and I teach couples how to massage each other. You will receive instruction in the Kriya Massage techniques. I start by showing you how to massage, then you do the massage. Kriya is about intention, flow, and energy.
Are the massage techniques difficult?
No, not at all. Actually, they are as easy as washing your own body.
Will we be naked?
Yes, but only while on the massage table.
Will others see me/us naked?
Possibly, but to the best of my intention, only briefly and, for the most part, you will have privacy. This is the most difficult logistic to handle, as we are in a group setting. There is the possibility women may see other women, and men will see men naked ~ again, only for a moment while changing places on the table.
What do we wear?
It's best to wear casual clothing which you are able to get in and out of easily. Bear in mind, we will be using massage cream and it may not be fully absorbed when you put your clothes on.
Are the workshops sexual?
Not at all. There will be no “hanky panky” during the workshops. Save your lovefest for the privacy of your own home.
How long do the massage classes last?
The weekly classes are generally one and a half hours, and the one-day workshops are three and a half hours. Remarkably, the time we spend together goes very quickly.
What if we are not enjoying the workshop?
You are free to leave at any time. Receiving massage is one the most vulnerable positions in which to be, so I want very much for you to feel safe.
How much personal instruction will we receive?
I will do my best to move among the couples, equally. I encourage you to ask questions if and when you have them. During the retreats, I will have designated time during which you may receive private instruction, if you feel you need/want more attention.
What makes you an expert in working with couples since you’re not a couple?
I’ve been licensed since 2001 and working predominantly full-time. I feel I’ve surpassed that 10,000 hour mark where one becomes highly proficient in their art/work.
What are the benefits?
You have the opportunity to love, connect and grow through touch as a couple. I really mean this - from my own experience as a therapist and working with clients. I’ve learned, firsthand, I have to trust my client, and they have to trust me. To me, magic happens in that space. The magic becomes love and intimacy. Pure connection. Kriya.
Is this workshop for professionals?
This is not a course which offers continuing education units. This is strictly non-professional. You will not receive a professional certification by taking this course.
Is this workshop available to singles?
At this time, I find it is best if you come to the course with your loved one or a very good friend whom you trust emphatically.
What do you - Diane - love most about the workshops?
In short, I truly believe you get to have the pure, physical, experience of love while indulging in Kriya Massage. That is, if you look at it as a practice….and you practice. Like any spiritual work, it becomes a practice to achieve different levels of consciousness. Kriya massage is no different. Therefore, I love that I have the opportunity to share this experience with couples who are either madly or mildly in love with one another, or the couple who has at least an ounce of desire to get back to where they once were with one another.