Therapists & Caregivers
A transformational experience for mature bodies and tired minds.
Reset and restore your whole self, in just 75 minutes, without even stepping out the door!
Caring for other people is taxing: on body, mind + spirit.
• Dealing with other people’s problems all day can be heavy;
• Helping others, your body gets stiff and tight, becoming tender and achy;
• Your mind feels full and you need a break from attending to others;
• Eye fatigue from the screens and tracking all the details leads to irritability, lack of focus, headaches, and lower productivity;
• Plus: the stress of balancing professional responsibilities with personal and family needs while trying to be consistent and deliberate with self-care is A LOT.
The solution is support.
And better yet: in community.
Drop in on this ongoing online class tailored to "not-a-yoga-body" caregivers and helping professionals with 75 minutes of slow and easy nervous system reset and gentle body care.
Right from your home or office.
This is NOT a class you’ll ever find at a gym or local yoga studio.
This authentically all-levels, nourishing and invitational self-care practice is especially loved by
social workers &
Folks 55+ and people with physical and health limitations are especially welcome. We've had participants into their 80s and others of all ages, with chronic mobility and auto-immune issues.
We honor and welcome the whole self: beginning and ending with intentional rest, weaving in breath exercises and light movements for maintaining the joints in various accessible and modified ways.
gentle ways of invigorating your body
self-soothing techniques helpful for insomnia, anxiety, fatigue &
feeling more energy after each class
a stronger connection to themselves and their needs
able to deal with the stress of work and family life
consistent, new habits within 1-2 months of regular practice
"Monday class with Olga Chwa is the perfect way to start the week. She is a soothing guide and allows me to work out all the bugs and kinks from the weekend and start my week feeling loose and refreshed. Physically, the practice is very low-intensity, but it has a high impact on my mental health and emotional well-being. If, like me, you have anxiety or feel out of sorts at times, you will definitely benefit from practicing. I know I have!"
- L.L., Medical Educator, Cleveland, Ohio
WHY OLGA CHWA?
As a seasoned, independent therapist myself, with over 20 years teaching experience, I know the weight – and the power – of holding space, juggling schedules, wrestling with marketing and dealing with feelings around finances, all while striving to show up as my best self in service to others.
I could not do it without a regular practice for both resting my mind and moving my body, sustainably.
Now, every Monday and Wednesday I share these beloved techniques with practitioners around the world, live on zoom. We meet 4:45-6:00pm EST on zoom, so we're done in time for dinner.
Consistency and ongoing attendance builds the best support and community – but I know that scheduling is a spiritual practice, so all are always welcome - twice a week or once in a while, for a reason or a seasonal theme like focus and clarity, abundance and success, or release and transformation.
Bring your blankets and cushions; get cozy.
Our true power - as a caregivers - is when our own batteries are recharged.
Your first class is free - my gift to you; just send Olga an email:
$25 drop-in / $88 -$167 per month thereafter
To receive the zoom link and weekly reminders, register below, via Eventbrite -or- by electronic payment.
Venmo (phone ap) @olgachwa
Cashap (phone ap) $olgachwa
ApplePay (iPhone only) text payment to 216-534-5467
Paypal (phone/desktop) use email email@example.com
Paper checks in the mail are welcome. Made out to Olga Chwa. Call or email for mailing address.
"Self-care is all the buzz these days. Here's a way to show kindness to yourself without ever having to leave home."
- M.G., Social Worker, Cleveland, Ohio
Hi! My name is Olga Chwa and I’ve been a performance artist and multidimensional bodyworker for decades: dancer, licensed therapeutic bodyworker, yoga instructor, multi-decade nidrista, anatomy geek and otherworldly somatic mechanic.
I call on my years of clinical massage therapy practice paired with earlier work as a writer, editor and corporate marketer. Now, I help people in stressful situations ranging from facing surgery to navigating entrepreneurship - gain the somatic tools they need to succeed.
I offer a range of services:
- ongoing open classes in self-care with stretching, breathwork and rest;
- specialized workshops in managing jaw pain, eye fatigue and "travel belly";
- individual sessions for injury recovery and surgery preparation
- workplace wellness ergonomics and stress management
- tutoring for the MBLEx and NCBTMB exams
- ...and next-steps coaching from there!
Let's have a conversation and discover how we might help one another.
Olga Chwa, LMT ECYT
Educator & Coach