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Qigong Healing ~ SmartFLOW Yoga ~ Therapeutic Massage

Selfless Lotus Sacred Movement & Healing offers a unique and potent blend of movement practices, meditation experiences and hands-on therapies that cultivate personal transformation, on all levels of being, through different forms of somatic education.

Wellness treatments, movement and meditation practices delivered to your home or office by appointment.

SmartFLOW Yoga offers a process of self-inquiry that creates greater embodied awareness, clarity and mental focus, and SmartFLOW movement principles cultivate strength, stability and functional mobility. We offer yoga for beginners and experienced practitioners, one on one or small group lessons, including all the props for small group Restorative Yoga.

Qigong Healing is enlightened energy-work for emotional, mental, as well as, spiritual health and development. Assessment and treatment of all aspects of the energy-body, including removal of foreign energy, for an open, free flowing energetic system and a harmonized body, mind and spirit.

Therapeutic Massage & Hydrotherapy help improve the body's structure and function for improved posture and mobility, relieving pain and faster recovery from injury.

Our modest in home office space is also a welcome place to experience your services.


THE SOMATIC PRINCIPLE

Somatic practices use your internal awareness - through proprioception, kinesthetic awareness, etc., - to bring unknown parts of yourself and your experience into the known. Somatic learning makes the unconscious conscious and in the process leaves you with more options for moving, acting, thinking and living. It maximizes your full human potential, not just your physical body. 

Proprioception – is the sense of self-movement and body position, sometimes described as the “sixth sense”

Kinesthetic – relating to a persons awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body by means of sensory organs (proprioceptors) in the muscles and joints.

“Somatics is the field that studies the soma: namely the body as perceived from within by first-person perception. When a human being is observed from the outside – i.e., from a third-person viewpoint – the phenomenon of a human body is perceived. But, when the same body is observed from the first person viewpoint of their own proprioceptive senses, a categorically different phenomenon is perceived: the human soma.” 

~Thomas Hanna 

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Qigong Healing

Qigong Healing is Classical Chinese Medicine, the great grandfather to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM/Accupunture). Qigong Healing is the practice of moving through, collecting, refining and transmitting universal energy to treat any aspect of the energy-body including: the organs, 12 organ meridians and all points, 8 Extraordinary meridians and control points. These are methods used in Chinese hospitals and medical clinics, as well as my teacher Damaris Jarboux’s own innovations and techniques. 

SmartFlow Yoga

SmartFlow Yoga is a modern approach to Hatha Yoga grounded in a solid understanding of human anatomy and physiology with inspired creative sequencing. This method is an in-depth inquiry into the human structure offering a set of blueprints for changing and improving it.

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Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage with a structural focus, aimed to improve the body’s functionality by effecting structural change at a tissue level. Direct release myofascial technique (MFR), a manual therapy method that influences both the sensory/motor systems and the body’s structural tissues, is the foundation of this treatment.   

Ryan Daniel Smith is Selfless Lotus, committed to a life of compassionate service in the healing arts. Ryan offers expertise in Qigong Healing, Yoga and Therapeutic Massage. He is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Washington, DC, Yoga Alliance certified RYT-500, ERYT-200 and a member of the National Qigong Association.

Testimonials

What My Clients Say

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I have tried everything for my back pain, PT, chiropractor, my doctor, got a X-ray and MRI and nothing worked. Ryan was recommended by a mutual friend and after just two visits I am in better shape than I have been in years. So excited to continue this journey and get back to my normal health.

Mark Livingstone
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One of the best therapists I've ever encountered. Desired results exactly after the session. Ryan really knows what he is doing. I could not recommend more.

Anna Morgan