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YOGA with JIM GALLAS
Jim Gallas was first certified to teach Yoga in 1990 in Santa Cruz California. He has taught regular classes since and more than 100 workshops. Over these 25 years, Jim has continued to study with some of the world's finest teachers. For 20 years he has enjoyed studying with senior Iyengar instructor Kofi Busia.
In 1993, Jim was certified by Dr. Chu Nan Lai to teach Qi Gong. As an anatomy instructor at 2 massage schools, Jim incorporates both western anatomy and eastern energetics, and plenty of humor in his classes. All are very welcome to the Friday 9:30 - 11:00 classes at the incredible Don Pedro's Palapa. Jim also Loves teaching private Yoga classes in your space or at his house in the jungle. Corazon is a beautiful Yoga Palapa conveniently located on the main northside road Palmar, 2 doors past the corner of Isla Maria's.
Jim was first certified to do massage in 1988. Within a few years, he was teaching anatomy and Shiatsu. Jim has studied at 4 schools in California and in Chang Mai Thailand.
In 2007 his instructional DVD "Zen Tai Shiatsu - Deep Effective Bodywork with Ease" was released. Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, is one of Jim's favorite places to teach and offer massage. He is also one of the original members of the Haramara Spa here in Sayulita.
At his home office in the jungle, a 10-minute taxi ride from the plaza, you have a choice of 2 modalities: Zen Tai Shiatsu done comfortably clothed, profoundly relaxing and energizing; or Deep Pacific Massage with coconut oil, a combination of Shiatsu, deep tissue, and the flowing strokes of Esalen Massage.
LOTS of LAUGHS, THEATER IMPROV GAMES
Create a laughing party with 8 folks or more at your place or even out on the beach.
Jim has been in the performing theater improv troupe "Loose Cannon " for 20 years.
In a supportive and playful environment, you will learn to create a character, location, and simple often hilarious scenes. The games we will play are very inclusive, great for strengthening your connection with the community by getting to know each other in a uniquely creative way. Spontaneous and non-competitive, EVERYBODY WINS WITH LAUGHTER!