90 C Eureka Square Shopping  |  Pacifica, CA 94044  |  (650) 355-9642

Welcome to Ocean Yoga & Massage! Please take a moment to explore our site. We hope you will find everything you are looking for to increase your health and wellness.

After working for many years as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Alexis was drawn to massage therapy for its ability to nurture people with caring touch, and her enthusiasm for giving massage is apparent. Alexis is a graduate of San Francisco School of Massage where she studied Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Technique, and Deep Tissue. She is also a Certified AromaTouch Technique Practitioner and is very excited to offer this gentle Essential Oil treatment.

Alexis approaches each bodywork session with respect, an open heart, and a clear intention for the healing and well-being of her clients.

After working in the corporate world of hospitality, travel and entertainment for most of his adult life, a reality came over David that while he was living a wonderful and exciting life, he was doing little to touch, support and be of service to others. A calling he always "felt", but didn't fully understand how to share until he found yoga (David actually believes that yoga found him)! Of course, this awareness changed his own journey as well. Having been an endurance athlete and taking part in triathlons, marathons and endurance races, David is very aware of how ones body acts and reacts as well as the potential for injures as it relates to sports. His classes focus on the wellness of the muscles, injury care and prevention and syncing up the breath, heart and mind to allow for stillness.

With awareness comes change and soon David made the shift from "Wall Street to Wellness", receiving his 200 hour Hatha Yoga Certification in 2006. His calling to wellness continues to expand and David now holds additional certifications in Thai Yoga Bodywork and Reiki Energy Healing. To read more about David visit www.yogawithdavid.com

Elena comes to massage and healing with a compassionate heart. Her massages are intuitive based, where she brings consciousness to your emotional, spiritual, and physical body. Her services include massage, energy work, soul retrieval, shamanic healing and she specializes in women's issues. Elena's background includes massage training and certification since 1997, ordained in August 2013 and 10 years of coaching experience. She has spent time living the art of working with the spirit world and apprenticing with indigenous shamans since 2007. Energy sessions include ritual and journey work with an active participation of breath where you will feel balanced, more confident and an understanding of your soul's journey.
As a lifelong athletic overachiever in running, mountain biking, adventure racing, and team sports, I found myself with a host of soft tissue injuries in my mid-20s. Seeking to avoid chronic pain, I came to yoga as a fully-fledged skeptic. After a few classes of trying to “win” each asana, I slowly realized that not only was yoga healing my injuries, it was also teaching me patience and a new way of approaching sports and life.

Since then, I’ve studied with numerous wonderful teachers in a variety of yogic disciplines, and I enjoy sharing their wisdom with my students. My classes incorporate elements of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Qigong into a flowing vinyasa practice that provides options to engage everyone from the new yogi to the advanced practitioner. I’ve taught yoga on both coasts and recently returned to California after ten great years in New England.

As a massage therapist, I also use a multidisciplinary style with a focus full-body function. I’m trained in Swedish, sports massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular, and trigger point release. My massages incorporate the elements and styles that suit the client’s specific needs and requests.

I’m thrilled to join the great people at Ocean Yoga and look forward to joining the Pacifica community on this shared journey to optimum health!

Lisa Cockerill graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 1996, and has over 10 years of experience as a massage therapist. She specializes in Swedish, Shiatsu, and Deep Tissue. Lisa also incorporates Hot Stone Massage in all of her treatments. Her massage style is deep without overdoing it, incorporating stretching as needed. Hot stones and stretching help muscles relax and allow the massage to flow. Lisa adapts her style to the needs of each individual client.
Lori started working the front desk at Ocean Yoga in February 2013 whilst attending the esthetician program at the Cinta Aveda Institute. She is now a licensed esthetician. Though she has been a student of yoga for only a short time, she has incorporated yoga poses into her daily exercise routine for years. Lori finds joy in working in such a community-oriented environment, where hugs and smiles are the norm.
Born and raised in Germany, Marianne discovered the seeds of yoga, meditation and bodywork while traveling extensively in Asia. She has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years. In 1994, she was certified with the Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Society in Austria and continued her studies in the Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa traditions, completing the teacher-training program at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco. Marianne has been a student of Shandor Remete for over ten years and his Shadow Yoga greatly influences her practice and teaching. Her study of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong has also deepened her awareness of and connection to the presence of the universal life force energy. Marianne’s asana teachings draw from the essential elements of many great teachers such as Shandor Remete, Ana Forest, Andre Lappa, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Doug Keller, S.N.Goenka and Adyashanti, as well as from her own experience as a Bodyworker and from her study of the Nature of Mind.

Marianne’s classes provide a supportive and light-hearted atmosphere where students are encouraged to learn to explore the harmonics of postural alignment and the connection between body, breath and mind. At the beginning of the month Marianne creates and offers a new vinyasa sequence, where one's focus on transitions, the "going in to" and "coming out of" a posture is as important as being in the posture. The practice becomes a meditation in motion. Marianne designs her classes with experienced beginners and intermediate level students in mind, although beginners and all sincere students are welcome. Marianne has been a certified Bodywork Practitioner since 1996. She offers Shiatsu, Therapeutic Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Chi Nei Tsang, Prenatal Massage, and On-Site Chair Massage. Marianne is also available for Somatic Yoga Therapy and Private yoga coaching sessions.

 

 

Rebecca’s approach to massage is nurturing and focused on the concerns of the client. Using firm and fluid techniques in her massages, along with some nice releasing stretches, Rebecca promotes relaxation and therapeutic effects. She has been providing her beneficial and professional massages since 2000 and considers herself blessed loving what she does for work. Rebecca finished a 1000 credit hour course to receive her massage license to practice in Nebraska, and passed the NCBTMB exam (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork).

Rebecca’s massage modalities incude:

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Hot Stone
  • Prenatal
  • Aromatouch

 

Rose began her bodywork training in 1986 after being inspired by her background in dance and meditation. Studying at the International School of Massage Therapy under the auspices of the Yoga Society in San Francisco she studied Swedish, Shiatsu, Accupressure, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Barefoot shiatsu among several other modalities offered there.
After completing her studies in SF she went on to study in Berkeley at the Rosen Institute where she was certified as a practitioner of Rosen Method a somatic form of bodywork that works with the emotions that surface in response to touch.
Whether you want a massage to feel better because of pain or just to pamper yourself
Rose brings all her of her presence into a session to help you to relax and let go of stored tension in the body.
As a lifelong dancer, Samantha Corsiglia was introduced to yoga in 1997, and grew to appreciate its balancing ways; not only physically, but spiritually and emotionally. Being exposed to Kripalu yoga, inspired by Rodney Yee, and venturing through various types of yoga over the years, she realized how valuable yoga had become - how it was the ‘glue’ that kept her together, as a mama, as a practitioner, as a human… that moment of mindfulness, noticing the breath, bringing calm to the mind, the spirit and being present.
In continuing to dedicate herself to the service of Women, Children and Families, in her Women’s Integrative Health Practice - Samantha went on to Yoga Tree’s Lighting the Path Yoga Teacher Training with Pete Guinosso, (Anna Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Flow), and continued to study Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training with Jane Austen.
Samantha is honored to guide the Mamas of the Coast through the dance of Pregnancy and Postpartum health through yogic movement and beyond.

Samantha has worked in the alternative health field since 1991. When working with Samantha, you receive the benefit of her experience and training in massage therapy, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Holistic Lifestyle Counseling, Reiki, Polarity, Cranial Sacral, Reflexology, Hospice patient care, The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal TherapyTM, Birth/Postpartum Doula and Midwife Assistance, Yoga, Dance, Spiritual Healing, Motherhood, and home birth.

Please visit her website at www.earthdancerwellness.com for more information about her services.

Shantika S. Bernard, PhD, LMT – is a passionate Healer, Teacher and Somatic Therapist. She came to Half Moon Bay a year ago, after many years of private practice in Portland, Oregon, and 9 years on Maui, Hawaii. There she worked at the Four Seasons, studied Hula and LomiLomi and was introduced to the ancient Hawaiian ways of healing by various Kumus. Shanti is a certified Rosen practitioner, trained by Marion Rosen and senior teacher Jane Malek since 2007. Her approach to Rosen Method Bodywork is also inspired by her studies of Somatic Psychology and Pre- and Postnatal Psychology (Her research study on the effect of Relational Somatic Presence © in Rosen Method Bodywork on trauma regulation and PTSD treatment has been published at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology). Shanti has been teaching and practicing Healing Arts, Massage and Bodywork, Dance, and Yoga for more than 30 years. Her main focus in recent years has been somatic integration, especially after trauma and loss, and the re-connection with physical and emotional aspects that have been compromised, dissociated or lost over the course of stressful or traumatic life events. Shanti's work is attentive, gentle, intuitive, and deeply inspired by the recognition that we all heal best when we are truly listened to, within a safe environment that allows us to feel supported and respected as we unfold naturally.

Shanti holds a license as ND in Germany, and is a practicing Reikimaster in the tradition of Usui Shiki Ryoho since 1988. She works in private practice and groups with Family Constellation, Inner Child Work and Jungian Dream Tending.

Here at Ocean Yoga, her modalities include:

Rosen Method Bodywork Reiki Reflexology and Lymphatic Drainage through the feet Hawaiian LomiLomi Massage Hawaiian Pokaku Hot Stones Massage, (only in 90 min or 2hr sessions availabe ) Polarity Massage and Cranio-Sacral Release Work

Shanti is available for consultations around questions about Holistic Health, Pregnancy and birth, and Early Childhood/Birth Trauma in mothers and infants, Family Constellation and has trained in Trauma Therapy, using EFT and Rosen-Bodywork Meditation and Movement Therapy. She teaches Restorative/Therapeutic Yoga (RYT 200), Reiki Classes and Aromatherapy in Palo Alto.

Stephanie currently studies Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Nutrition and Wellness at CSU East Bay in Hayward. Her interest in health and wellness led her to complete the Massage Therapy Program at Skyline College in San Bruno. Her specialties include Swedish and Sports Massage, incorporating deeper pressure strokes, stretching, and trigger point work within her massage sessions. Stephanie focuses on restoring balance and relieving the body of stress from every day activities.
Tatiana teaches a dynamic and powerful vinyasa flow which inspires grace and focused attention. You will feel your whole body lengthened, strengthened and energized through breath and movement. Tatiana is certified through Yoga Tree and has studied with Dharma Mittra and Shiva Rea. 
 
Tatiana’s therapeutic and relaxing massage technique helps to create space in the body giving it the ability to heal and move with greater freedom. Through her intuitive touch and long, thorough strokes, she creates a physical and energetic balance in the body. Whether you are suffering from muscular pain, injuries, or daily tension and stress, Tatiana will provide relief, tailoring each massage to the specific needs of her clients. Tatiana is certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports, Shiatsu, and Prenatal Massage.
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