Evangeline’s initial training as a beauty therapist and reflexologist was the start of a lifelong journey towards developing other intuitive healing therapies. These have become the basis of her work today.
In 2008 Evangeline spent a year in India studying the philosophy of Ayurvedic therapy. She also spent a month in the Sivananda ashram in Kerala learning yoga and its wisdom. In 2014, Evangeline spent a month in Bali with Louka Leppard, the founder of TULA (Tulamassage and Tulayoga).
Through her ongoing training with Louka Leppard and together with the teachings of Sophie de Lacaze-Duthiers, Evangeline has developed her understanding of the healing power of touch and the language of the body. Evangeline has also worked as a Tula practitioner with Alan Dolan at his retreat in Lanzarote where he uses transformational breath work to treat and help people with trauma, stress, depression and anxiety disorders.
Tulamassage is a full-body oil massage that takes place on a futon. It is a sensory journey through the landscape of your body. The practitioner honours the natural contours and channels between and around the fascia and muscles, using these natural stream lines as pathways along which to flow.
Tulamassage is practiced in sync with the rhythms and melodies in specific musical compositions. This creates a fluid, hypnotic and wave-like continuity of movement through the body of the receiver. Although there is a choreographic structure along which the practitioner travels, she/he understands the principle that loving intention, receptivity and creativity are more life giving and effective in deep healing than robotic repetition.
Unwavering presence, expression from the calm centre of the practitioner, the balance of action and reception, precision of rhythm and line, genuine caring, and the fusion of strength and tenderness are other essential components of this meditative practice/treatment.
The primary focus of Tulamassage is on lasting release, both physically and emotionally, and to guide the body back towards a natural, free streaming and vibrant symmetry. Both for the giver and the receiver it is an enjoyable, liberating and nourishing experience.
90mins / £150
A massage during pregnancy will help you through the huge physical and emotional changes that your pregnancy will bring. Don’t be surprised at backache, sore hips, and sore shoulders —
your massage will help you and relax, ease yourself into the changes in your body.
Massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller and feel-good hormone. It can also relieve sciatic pain, reduce swelling and help with anxiety, insomnia and heartburn. It also increases circulation, blood and lymph flow, which delivers more oxygen and nutrients to both mother and baby.
Leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
CHILDREN’S TULA YOGA
A child’s world is one of constant lessons and learning, video games, sport — a constant round of activity, both amusing and educating the child, providing valuable learning experiences.
But one learning experience is usually missing: learning how to be calm, how they may find the axis of their being — the calm inner self which for the rest of their lives can be their place of peace and quiet.
Tulayoga is a simple, elegant and joyful practice that allows a child to centre on their body and their calm centre. Here they will discover how to call upon their tranquility, a lesson that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
No prior knowledge or experience of yoga is required. Evangeline will gently guide your child through the meditative therapy, gaining their trust and confidence.