Yoga. Massage. Embodiment Facilitation. Health Consultation.
Nan Hebert is an embodiment facilitator, massage therapist, teacher of Jivamukti yoga, Ayurvedic health consultant and student of Eastern philosophies. She loves enabling the process of the breath made visible through form. Follow her here for some playlists to keep you moving.
Nan is an ambitious and voracious student, having attended the Steinhardt School of Education at NYU—eventually completing her undergraduate studies at Goddard College with an emphasis in Ayurveda. She has enjoyed international teaching opportunities, leading classes, workshops and retreats while living in France and Switzerland. In her many travels, she has cultivated a diverse network of clients working with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, celebrities and other high profile individuals.
Before moving to Boulder to pursue her Masters in Contemplative Psychology & Buddhist Psychotherapy, at Naropa University, Nan spent the past several years living, working and re-wilding in Big Sur, CA. During this time, she deepened her studies and practices as a weekly faculty member at Esalen Institute. Through her experience at Esalen, Nan expanded her personal inquiry in somatic psychology, studying with and assisting master teachers in the fields of Gestalt, 5Rhythms Dance and Esalen massage, to name a few.
The Jivamukti Method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham).
This method does not see the practice of asana as separate from spiritual study, chanting or meditation, but rather integrates all elements into one unified practice. This provides for a well-rounded approach to our goal—enlightenment through compassion for all beings.
Nan offers 1, 1.5 and 2 hour
Private, Semi-Private, Group &
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Esalen & Deep Body Work
Esalen massage is a gentle, soothing massage capable of inducing deep relaxation in the recipient. Using long, graceful strokes to heighten the client’s awareness of bodily experiences, the practitioner gives attention to the entire body in this approach.
This awareness, rather than any special technique on the part of the practitioner, is what is believed to promote healing: as people become conscious of the various ways they hold tension in their bodies, their minds may be better able to naturally begin the process of letting go.
Deep Bodywork combines the integrating qualities of a flowing Esalen massage with the therapeutic effectiveness of deep tissue work. Using these healing modalities in combination opens realms of possibility to the bodywork practitioner unavailable through the application of one or the other alone. Using deep tissue methods, massage practitioners can enter the body’s deeper soft tissue layers, freeing previously dense, hardened areas, which may have become chronically painful due to trauma, a lack of fluid exchange and energy flow. As such areas soften and ‘re-organize”, their chronic tension patterns release, revitalizing living tissues with blood, lymph, and “Chi” (life) energy.
Nan offers 1.5 hour and 2 hour massage sessions
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Unique to you
Making use of almost two decades in relationship with embodiment fields and contemplative practices Nan will meet you where you are and support you on your deepening embodied journey. Attuning to the specific needs presenting for each individual, an experience is curated for you with your goals in inquiries in the forefront. Sessions are trauma informed and inspired by: Gestalt, 5Rhythms Dance, Chanting, Feldenkrais, Meditation, Yoga, Breathwork, Tai Chi, Massage & Mother Nature.
Nan offers 2 hour and 3 hour sessions
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Ayurvedic Cleanses, Dietary Transitions & On-going Support
Specializing in at home Panchakarma (five actions) a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind and consciousness, known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing.
This is a body reboot, a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins. Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials. However, due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors and hormones which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease.
Panchakarma deeply purifies the tissues and will correct imbalances in as well as eliminate toxins from your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination leaving you in a state of balance.
Privately or in small groups, Nan enjoys teaching and supporting lasting dietary shifts, seasonal panchakarma and intentional relationship to consumption choices.
Programs can last from 1-4 weeks.
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“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”