Hi! I am Oxana Lazda - the face behind OX MASSAGE & YOGA.
I am passionate about different forms of movement in life - on a tangible and on a more energetic level.
I believe that the way we feel in our bodies reflects in the way we show up in life. When we feel good, tension free and when our mind is calm, we naturally create an environment around us where we can be the best versions of ourselves.
Through yoga and massage therapy I help people to release layers of accumulated tension and create a state of expansion, calm and ease in their bodies and hearts.
Massage and Bodywork
Massage, bodywork, movement and mind-body connection has been my focus for last 6+ years.
Soon after completing my first Deep Tissue massage course in New Zealand, back in 2016, I built experience in bodywork working in best rated SPAs and retreat centres in New Zealand and Spain.
Over the years I continued to deepen my knowledge in bodywork studying Thai Massage, Shiatsu bodywork therapy, Facial massage, Relaxing Swedish massage and Myofascial Meridians (lines).
Currently I am offering massage and bodywork sessions in the heart of Barcelona and in Amara Valley Nature Retreat (wellness retreat centre near Girona)
I tailor every session for the individual needs of a client. Before the massage we will have a small chat about how you and your body is feeling, what is your lifestyle and if any are of your body feels specifically tense and needs more attention.
For a deeper relaxation, I often accompanies my sessions with guided breathing awareness, essential oils, gentle stretches and joint mobilisation and soothing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, shamanic drums and kochi.
Choose the session according to your needs from the MASSAGE MENU or drop me a line and we find what's best for you!
Yoga and movement
My yoga journey began in 2014 while I was living in one of the busiest cities in the world - Mumbai - working a corporate job and craving to find a peaceful place to just be by myself. I instantly fell in love with yoga and ended up traveling and living in Buddhist Monasteries in Himalayas and Thailand, embarking into Vipassana 10 days silence meditation experience, spending time in various meditation ashrams and after 3 years returning again back to India to deepen my knowledge as a yoga teacher in the end of 2017. Since 2018, I have been working as a full-time yoga teacher and massage therapist in New Zealand and Barcelona, Spain.
My teaching style, same as my practice, is forever evolving and expanding. Blending together traditional yoga with tools from various movement and somatic disciplines, I create a lighthearted and organic flow that leaves a space and a time for self-enquiry and exploration.
Coming from a background of competitive swimming and being immersed in sports throughout my life, I was never interested in the physical aspect of yoga. Instead I was looking for a tool that could help me to find contentment in a moment. Having a love for movement, I was naturally drawn to the vigorous style of Ashtanga Yoga.
At the start of my yoga journey, I experienced profound emotional releases - breaking into tears in the middle of the practice and recalling flashbacks of past traumatic events. It was nothing I had ever experienced before and it was then, when I discovered through my own experience the healing power of yoga.
Dealing with anxiety for the vast majority of my life and feeling trapped in a constant state of anger, led me to dive deeper into the studies of somatics and trauma. Understanding how our bodies store emotional dis-ease in a form of tension has helped me reconnect to my heart, embody self-love and acceptance, and move through spirals of life with a little bit more grace and ease.
Yoga has been a major tool that has helped me to navigate through anxiety and all sorts of emotions. Therefore, my aim as a teacher is to meet each practitioner where they are at in their own practice and hold a space to feel through a spectrum of emotions that yoga exposes us to in a compassionate and loving way.
Through continuous fluid movement I invite students to cultivate a simple awareness of everything that happens and shift from the thinking minds into the feeling bodies.
After completing 500hrs Hatha Yoga and 200hrs Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Trainings in India I continue being a student and seek new knowledge from different teachers and forms of movement: Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Movement Culture, Somatic Movement and dance well as dive deeper into exploring breathwork and Trauma Informed Yoga.
Welcome everything, push away nothing
Openness - a willingness to look into whatever arises. It doesn't reject or get attached to a particular experience or view. It is a spacious, undefined, non-biases allowing. A total acceptance. Openness is the nature of awareness itself, and that nature allows experience to unfold.
This openness welcomes paradox and contradiction. It permits whatever energies to emerge. Openness means keeping our hearts and minds available to new information, experiences and opportunities for growth. It means having tolerance for unknown.
/from "The Five Invitations" by Frank Ostaseski/