Jan is a highly skilled and deeply intuitive bodyworker with 25 years of experience in therapeutic massage and somatic therapies. She has studied with some of the most respected names in bodywork and physical therapies including Hugh Milne, founder of the Milne Institute and Visionary Cranio-Sacral Work, John Latz of the Guild for Structural Integration and Osteopath Pierre Vey of The Barral Institute.
Her journey as a bodyworker began with an apprenticeship in Swedish/Esalen Massage and Energy Work in Vancouver in 1993, and continued in a deep immersion in Massage Techniques and Theory at the renowned Heartwood Institute in Northern California.
After completing more than 1,000 hours of accredited massage therapy studies, she went on to pursue a 2 year, advanced training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy with the Milne Institute, enjoying the good fortune of working with Hugh Milne as a teaching assistant throughout her trainings. With a growing interest with Osteopathic methods and philosophies, she expanded her skills with studies in Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institiute.
Jan is fully certified teacher of Judith Blackstone's Realization Process Embodiment, Meditation and Healing Ground Work and a Certified RP Trauma Repair Therrapist, and is currently pursuing a four year certification in the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education and therapy.
Jan has operated her own private practice internationally for 25 years. She has served on the faculty of the Heartwood Institute, teaching Swedish and Deep Tissue massage classes, Body Mechanics for Bodyworkers, and supervising the graduating students in their Student Clinic and Professional Practices classes.
Jan is passionate about all aspects of the Healing Arts and has a particular interest in a somatic approach to releasing trauma and improving nervous system regulation as a healing and growth vector. She specializes in working with Highly Sensitive individuals, and anyone actively working to improve their way of being and moving through the world.has the versatility to flow easily from Deep Tissue Therapeutic work, through relaxing and nourishing Swedish/Esalen styles and into the deep and subtle realms of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and vibrational energy work. Jan views every session as an opportunity to listen, learn and deepen her relationship to her vocation and life’s path, and looks forward to tailoring a session to your specific preferences and needs.
Realization Process Embodiment and Trauma Release Therapy
Holistic Relaxation Massage
Myofascial Release/Connective Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Lyobáá "Lyo" Perea
CMT/Somatic Therapist/Yoga Instructor
Lyo brings an eclectic background of study and experience in bodywork and movement therapies to 5 Elementos. In 2006 he completed his Teaching Certification in Ashtanga Yoga with Michael Gagnon and then travelled to India to study with A.J. Mohan (senior student of Sri T Krishnamacharya), earning his Diploma in The Life and Science of Yoga.
In 2008, Lyo was drawn to expand his skills with studies in Thai Yoga Massage both in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and with the Lotus Palm School in Mexico CIty. He went on to undertake diploma studies in Somatic Therapies with Mark Taylor and the Center for Body Mind Movement.
In 2009, Lyo founded the Kaivalya Yoga Studio in the San Jerónimo neighborhood of Mexico City, bringing yoga and movement practices to an area where these practices were previously unavailable.
The studio offered a variety of classes and workshops, as well as an alternative healthcare clinic that included therapeutic massage and acupuncture.
Lyo brings a deep presence and connection to his work in Healing Arts and Movement Therapy. He approaches each session with a sense of curiosity and a commitment to service, that allows him to craft meaningful personalized treatments with each client.
Thai Yoga Massage
Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage
Body Mind Movement Therapy
Postural Analysis and Corrections
Personalized Yoga Classes