Foundations of Touch

We believe that touch is an integral aspect of healing and connection that is lacking in everyday life.  Loving, platonic, consensual touch has been hyper-sexualized and commodified in a way that negatively affects our abilities to access intimacy, vulnerability, and true connection to each other.  

Foundations of Touch discusses and explores applied touch as a method of connection and access to healing. In these workshops, we will create a space to encourage and explore intentional, consensual touch and discuss the implications of the deprivation of touch in the advent of a patriarchal society.

We want to encourage the value and importance of touch that exists outside of “licensed massage and bodywork.” This is to say that self-touch and shared-touch are important parts of self-care — and they don’t require spending money.  Touch can be a radical way to access compassion and equanimity, breaking down social and hierarchies and barriers that would otherwise limit connection.

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Tin Santos is a 31 year old, first-generation Filipino-American, born in Queens and raised in LA. She has been practicing therapeutic massage and intuitive bodywork in Los Angeles for 10 years, working closely with holistic chiropractor Dr. Judy Lane of Park Center for Health. She believes in radical ethical business models, community building, and sustainable living practices. She has a daily yoga practice and lives with her dog, Mr. Bones, in Highland Park. She offers free and sliding scale bodywork to trans and non-binary/queer people.

Bunny Urick is an artist and healer offering intuitive life coaching, tarot, Reiki, and body-work. Through transmutation of her own experiences of trauma and abuse, she provides a judgment-free safe space that empowers clients to tune-in to their own unique energy and knowing. Utilizing synergy between science and the metaphysical, Bunny provides a truly holistic approach to healing. Bunny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz in 2012 and will graduate from the National Holistic Institute for Massage Therapy and Health Education in 2018.