Yoga and Soma

On Healing

Christopher currently lives in Tepoztlán, México. He is available to offer sessions in and around the Tepóztlan and CDMX areas as well as other parts of México if he travels.

Chris has educational background in mechanical engineering, spanish, and philosophy. He has walked (sometimes flown) his personal journey through Zen Meditation, Jungian Depth Psychology, Shamanic work, and yoga. He trains in jiu jitsu, loves dancing, and finds a deep mysterious thrill in writing about enigmatic topics and helping people live fully animated lives. He has developed a philosophical system to help navigate these waters and draws upon profound lineages of love and wisdom. With this known, how does Chris approach healing?

When we talk about healing, when we talk about wounds, when talking about pain, I suppose that we often do not know what we are talking about. Rather than limit, I like to expand. There is so much depth to the human psyche that your affective state does not need to depend on what happened 1, 2, 5 years ago! Yes, there are patterns that the psychic-physiological structures support. But there is no knower to know, no knowledge to be obtained, thus nothing to be fixed. When talking about humans, no human is ever broken; we, as humans, do have wicked strong psychological defenses that our society does not adequately permit to dissolve.

Consider a literal wound on the body, perhaps a cut, we see something to fix; the body goes to fixing it. Our automatic unconscious life force works to restore balance. “You” don’t clot your blood cells for new skin to grow over. In the same way, you don’t heal yourself, get over your trauma, overcome your fear. Instead, you become something new, integrating the pain and seeing the fear and looking past it. Often we say, “I am a survivor of so and so.” That is great–truly congratulations! We need to speak about the event to bring it to the surface. Following, however, the ego seems to have a challenging time leaving the trauma to be a decaying fall leaf returning to the soil. We often block ourselves from seeing this reality.

A better word for healing, I think, comes from the Spanish vocabulary, “sanar.” 

Sanar — para darse el tiempo y espacio a un proceso a mostrar que sea

I want to help you heal. I want to give you the space to become the animated, spontaneous, creative, loving, playful, disciplined, intelligent, soulful creature you are. It would be my pleasure to help you find “the privilege of a lifetime [that is] to be who you truly are” (Carl Jung). From the depths of my love and patience, I hope to share the gift of yoga and the TVM method with you.

It means to bring anew by giving time to show what is. The healer thus, gives one who is being healed the opportunity to heal, removing themselves from their own way. The ultimate goal, in my opinion, presents one with a new perspective and thus elevates consciousness to see that what was once thought to be a problem actually represents a gift or something else–a new perspective, freedom, love for life, insight, a burnt bush, etc. Through our “wounds” we enter a new perspective and thus undergo a rebirth. It can be less dramatic too, it may be transformed into a “shit happens, oh well.” You can integrate how you see fit. Physical wounds cause us to appreciate the body more, exercise more caution, and train our attention better. Psychic wounds give us access to new consciousness, creating new connections and visions of new worlds. The universe seems to love perspective.. the more perspectives the better! My goal as a healer is to give you the tools to refresh your perspective, to create your perspective, to destroy your perspective, to leave the idea of perspective… you get my perspective.

Hatha Yoga

Chris teaches a traditional hatha yoga class. Shared by Swami Sivananda in Rishikesh India, this routine leads the yoga practitioner through a profound and expansive class. The lineage was conferred to Chris in Tepoztlán México. Lasting for 1.5 – 2 hours (depending on the setting) the class includes light mantra chanting, breath work, and a rich asana practice which concludes with a deep (long!) savasana.

Body Mechanic, Bodywork / Holisitc Healing Approach

Trained in Deep Myofascial massage therapy, the Triple Vagal Method, Jungian Analysis and active imagination techniques, and Toltec astral projection, Christopher waits to address whatever pain or emotion or trauma or difficulty you need a physical or psychic touch for.

He will use a combination of deep and slow fascia-focused massage techniques, nervous system release, active dialogue, imagination and projection and analysis to help you get on your way again. He uses mostly an intuitive approach to meat your body where it is and find out what it needs. His goal is to help you overcome the the protective patterns our mind create for us that lock our fascia into rigid patterns.

He also offers workbooks and journal practices to continue the practice and take advantage of the momentum a session starts. He works on a four-week, 28-day, cycle as that follows our natural psychic rhythm. Check out his reviews or contact him to learn more at the whatsapp below.

Janzu Artistic Water Dance

A water dance involving floating the client, this expression can be therapeutic , expansive, or straight up fun! Chris is looking to gain experience in this art and invites anyone who is interested to reach out so he can train. Donations are welcomes .

A technique developed by Juan Villatoro in an ashram in India, the dance takes the participant through wonderful floating and submersion, relieving the body of the weight of gravity and thus our identification with our earthly egos for some time. The resulting experience relaxes, opens for poetic expression, deep somatic relaxation, and many more possibilities. With the help of the water, we can return to a an environment that mimics our pre-birth conditions and allows the inner child (or perhaps even pre-child) to be felt and cared for and joyfully expressed

From a personal perspective, this has become Chris’ favorite practice and he looks forward to sharing it with you!

Mexico City Clients

Chris is in Mexico City every two weeks on the 2nd and 4th weeks from Saturday till Tuesday. Reach out to him for booking these sessions!

“Once the abandoned Self in the body has been touched by listening and caring for it, the body awakens and acts like a partner of consciousness. Then the Self in the body, the dreambody, becomes a personal power, unfolds its wings, stretches out beyond its imprisonment in doings, and acts out its dreams, its myths.”

Arnold Mindell, The Dreambody — The body’s role in revealing the Self

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