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experience

/ɪkˈspɪr.i.əns/

noun

1. (the process of getting) knowledge or skill from doing, 

seeing, or feeling things

 

synonyms: endure, feel, have, know, pass, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, witness

MASSOGA®

Massage and Yoga Combined.

Over the last several years, founder Wallis Murphy-Munn has been exploring the power of massage combined with Restorative and Yin Yoga. She has always been hands-on as a teacher adjusting and giving massage through class, and realised it was something people were actually attending her classes for! Students spoke about how much deeper the experience of relaxation became even when in an 'uncomfortable' shape. And so Massoga® was born and continues to grow as she discovers more about Yin Yoga, massage, and the human body.

As the world goes online, it is not only the disenfranchised that lack connection and human touch, in our modern isolated lives many of us miss out on simple ways we used to connect - a simple a handshake, looking someone in the eye to acknowledge them when you say hello, a hug, or a kiss on the cheek - we rarely do this anymore, and yet it essential to our happiness, and our survival. Now more than ever we need to reconnect, espcially following the pandemic. Massoga® is not only about deep fascial release through combining massage and yoga, but a way to tune into mind and heart self, connecting to what your deepest self really needs.

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Wallis Murphy-Munn

Massoga® Founder & Facilitator

You see the world differently when you hang upside down for a small part of every day. I have been practicing yoga since I was a teenager. I have always looked for balance in body and mind and yoga has been a part of my life to keep my mind and body flexible, open and calm.

 

I started teaching about 10 years ago and my experiences have taken me to the sea where I taught yoga privately to yacht owners around the world. Now based Melbourne I am teaching privately, and online for my other business FORME Yoga Pty Ltd.

The power of human touch is incredible, and my deepest experience of this has been working with Prahran Mission. Once I had established trust with the group over the first few months of working together I was able to place my hands on their shoulders in savasana and visibly see them relax back into the mat. The same group of people has attended my classes at Prahran Mission for two years now, we are connected.

Meghan Hester

Massoga® Therapist and Osteopath

Meghan is an Osteopath with a passion for the human body and restorative practices like yoga.  She is a firm believer in movement and hands-on treatment as an effective way to restore balance in the body; physically and mentally.  Working across two private practices, Meghan uses a wide range of manual therapy techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions.  It is this clinical background which helps inform her Massoga practice.  

Outside of Osteopathy you can find Meg in a rowing boat paddling on the Yarra River most mornings or else in her happy place hiking in the vast wilderness of Australia’s outback or bush.  In the nurturing environment of Tuscany, she hopes to share with others the sense of joy and deep relaxation that Massoga® brings.

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“You are a really marvellous teacher, and also have a lovely healing presence. Thank you.”

 

— LUCY, regular private student

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