After the three day Arvigo® Self-Care Workshop I feel completely empowered! I have had painful periods for many years and know that the pain is a combination of anatomy, lifestyle and emotional issues. The training taught me several techniques to work with my body to restore balance and harmony and gave me a safe environment to reclaim my health.
The course material is concise and Lisa is a wonderful teacher. A true modern healer, Lisa holds space for everyone is such an effortless way and creates time for everyone to feel catered to and share their stories and questions. Lisa has a wealth of knowledge and has been extremely generous with additional resources and links.
Creating a beautiful group atmosphere, Lisa genuinely cares about her students and made the course feel more like a homecoming to our true essence than an educating. Our days were very fun, informative and Lisa’s passion for The Arivgo® Techniques is undeniable. I was interested before but now I am totally inspired to continue my learning of this wonderful work and will progress on to further training.
I would love to live in a world where everyone was taught The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® in school and had access to teachers like Lisa. There would be less pain, shame and more compassion for one another and honor for the body.
Lisa was my teacher for the Self Care workshop for Arvigo therapy in Cairns in 2018. Before arriving for the weekend there I had a feeling it was going to be a special experience, but I could not have known how profound Lisa’s teachings and Arvigo itself would be on my life and my work.
Lisa lead the Self Care weekend with such reverence and compassion – as I have learnt the healing begins the second you say yes to your Arvigo journey.
Her depth of knowledge and experience was and is an invaluable resource I have come to appreciate greatly. Lisa has taught me so much and inspired me to continue on to become an Arvigo therapist myself! She helped facilitate my practitioner training early in 2019 and I am so honoured to call her a mentor and a friend. All who find themselves in Lisa’s care even just for a session are so blessed
Participating in the ArvigoÒ Self- Care course with Lisa changed my life. I had read about all the benefits and was particularly interested in helping my longstanding problems with painful intercourse.
Arriving at the venue I was instantly made to feel welcome. It was a casual yet professional atmosphere. The course was very well run. Lisa provided a wealth of information and made it all very interesting, fun and interactive. She also allowed for space for sharing and interaction between participants.
By the time we put the theory into practice we were all very comfortable around each other; just woman lifting up other woman. We practiced the self-care protocol until we had it all down and also got a chance to experience yoni steaming; for some of us for the first time, demystifying this ancient technique. Lisa created an upbeat atmosphere of learning, interaction, love and encouragement between participants; that created longstanding friendships. She has also trained in Chinese medicine and as a practitioner myself I loved how she brought the two worlds together.
I got so much more than I bargained for. There were many tips from Lisa and participants on how and when to steam and how Arvigo can help me. But there was also an opening into finding another me and connecting with my uterus; an organ I had given little attention to most of my life. And this new way of self-love allowed for healing on many different levels. Within only a few weeks of applying my new knowledge I had totally pain-free intercourse.
I was so impressed I soon after decided that I needed to teach this to as many women as possible. As an acupuncturist I see women who are disconnected from their uterus all the time. They see the burden but not the blessing. As soon as a professional course was scheduled in Australia I signed up; joining the family of many talented and caring Arvigo practitioners; a path that wouldn’t have opened up to me without Lisa and her enthusiasm about all things female health that shines through everything she does.
“Lisa’s Workshop was a really amazing experience for me… we went through the background of Arvigo® Techniques in an intimate and caring circle and I came out with more understanding of female and male fertility and the dos and don’ts. My favorite part was learning the self-care massage which I now try and use in my daily life – EVERYONE NEEDS TO LEARN THIS!
Lisa was caring and bubbly and I felt I was in very good hands. When she advised me to take my belly piercing out I did so without too much hesitation and it has CHANGED MY LIFE! I didn’t realize the negative impact this has had on me over the years and I feel my body is much more balanced/aligned and more powerful as there is no more disruption to my energy center 🙂
So so happy to have joined this workshop and I highly recommend it to any woman or man out there who wants to improve their health and understanding. Thank you Lisa!
“I chanced upon the term Maya Abdominal Therapy whilst reading the book Woman Code.
I picked up the book because i wanted to learn more about my female body and its intricacies. As i read further, i realized our hormones are directly correlated to our uterine as well as digestive health. My digestive health has been a concern for the past 9 months and causing me quite a bit of distress.
I did a quick google search and to my joy found that Lisa had conducted workshops before.
I reached out to her and she replied to say there was an upcoming workshop.
Lisa is very passionate about natural healing. She believes in sharing her knowledge with anyone who has an open mind and is willing to unlearn social biases. Lisa conducted the workshop in a very interactive way and demonstrated the massage on us for us to better understand the techniques. Her warm hands and firm touch makes you feel at ease.
I would definitely recommend attending the a workshop with Lisa!
I heard for the first time about the Maya abdominal therapy at Como Shambala Urban Escape in Singapore. Reading more about this healing modality, I became very interested and booked a session with Lisa Levine.
Her graceful gentleness creates a very safe, warm and nurturing space to open up. I enjoyed very much the long first session, getting to understand better the process and learning the self-massage which has become a lovely evening bed ritual. But the best of all is her amazing massage !
One month after this session, I was pregnant! I sadly miscarried two months later but continue seeing Lisa for follow-up treatments. She has become a beautiful friend – always caring and thoughtful – sharing generously her wisdom about women’s health and well-being. Thank you Lisa 🙂
I was looking for an alternative (from surgery) and natural option to heal (rather unblock) one of my fallopian tubes, as this is seen by my OB as a risk for future pregnancies. I was happy to have discovered Maya Abdominal therapy.
I had already missed Lisa’s session with Como Shambala in Singapore, however she still reached out to me which I really appreciated. Even without commitment at the time, she still shared knowledge about Maya Abdominal therapy to give me an idea about it. As I was also healing from a miscarriage, she was very sensitive and thoughtful which really convinced me to go ahead with a session with her.
“I went to see Lisa and she was more than okay that I bring along my husband. She explained well the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal therapy and went through the intake forms. I learned a lot of important things from this session: what to watch out during menses, position of uterus and its effects, which for me are even more insightful than the massage itself, and also, how I can best prepare my body for pregnancy. Although the session was more for me, she made sure my husband wasn’t left out and highlighted topics which also applied to men.”
“The massage was gentle and yes, it’s really relaxing! It’s aptly called ‘self-care’ because it is really easy to do, which I find empowering. The whole session doesn’t really end with the massage, we had lots of reading to do – she gave us handouts and reading materials (yes, homework!) which I love – more information. We’re so happy we had the chance to meet and be educated by Lisa. I would strongly recommend her to family and friends. She’s really a warm person and very passionate about her work – we do hope she gets to help more people. We look forward to seeing her again.”
“I have been suffering from painful periods, cramping during and after periods with heavy flow since i was in my twenties. When my periods come, i would double up and take lots of painkillers and stay in bed. This has affected my social and work life as I am unable to function. I have been diagnosed with Endormetriosis and have had 3 surgeries, this has also led to fertility problems and now the doctors are recommending that I remove my uterus.
I feel so lucky to have found Lisa and the Mayan massage. On my first session with Lisa, she made me very comfortable, explaining as she massage, her hands are gentle and firm; sharing her knowledge & how to do the daily massage. Even when she left for Vietnam, she would email me to find out how I was feeling and encouraging me to continue with the daily massages and sharing with me articles to read. After 1 session with her, my period the following month has been less painful and the number of painkillers that i take has reduced. I would definitely recommend Lisa”
“Last year I had a horrific fall from a ladder and suffered multiple fractures to my pelvis. I spent a month in hospital unable to move, followed by weeks in a wheelchair, then onto crutches. I spent many months rehabilitating and going through physiotherapy. It was during one of these sessions that my physiotherapist was a little heavy handed and aggravated my injury to the point where I was in a lot of pain. I didn’t know who to turn to. Then, like an angel, Lisa turned up out of the blue…back on the Sunshine Coast following one of her many trips overseas studying acupuncture. I knew from previous experience that Lisa could help with just about any problem I had. I did two sessions with Lisa, where she did this amazing massage in my tummy area. This miraculously freed up my traumatized internal organs and I felt considerably better and in much less pain. Lisa has a ‘gift’ for healing and is a truly beautiful soul.”
“Hi Lisa I don’t know if you remember me I met you at Christmas around 2013 or something like that when you were staying at Bev’s. You totally transformed my life by giving me an abdominal massage and ridding me of a 13 year lower back pain which I had every night while sleeping, or trying to sleep, since my pregnancy and Caesarean. It’s been over three years now and the pain has never returned so on that note alone I can’t thank you enough. Backpain can really spoil your quality of life. “
“I returned to England to live in May 2015 after 17 years in Thailand and have been looking into the Arvigo massage a lot lately as it impressed me so much (and your skills at performing it!). I have been in contact with Louise Crockart who spoke very highly of you and she has been wonderfully helpful. I am attending a self care work shop next weekend with Amanda Porter and Louise has pointed me in the direction of Jing Massage school to attend the course in November which enables me to get my licencewhich is required to do the Level 2 Arvigo which Louise and Amanda are doing in March next year. And then it’s practice practice practice!! I am really excited to embark on this path and I hope one day I am good enough to be able to help someone and improve their quality of life like you did mine. “
Just wanted you to know how your massages change people’s lives in more ways than one!
Thanks so much Lisa, I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future….. in Thailand .. or maybe somewhere else you never know!!”