Meet The Practitioners

Here you can find people who are certified to give Touch & Awareness sessions and have minimum done the 9 months Foundation Training 

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Schirin Zorriassateiny

Founder 

Rosen Method Therapist | Dancer | Trauma practitioner | Yoga teacher | Tantric teacher | contact

Through her broad background with body awareness, she has created Touch & Awareness Bodywork in Amsterdam.

She teaches others to become bodyworkers, so this work can benefit more people.

“My passion is to create a space and atmosphere where people can feel accepted and safe enough to then be curious and honest with themselves.”

Anna Aknaeva

Anna Aknaeva

Assistant Foundation Training

Advanced graduate | Bodywork 

Zaandam | contact

      “Committed to living fully and passionately I help people to explore their protective layers and to open up safely into deeper connection with their true essence. In my Touch & Awareness training I've learned to support people in the nature of their experience, to approach bodies with listening hands in a way that isn't intrusive, to create and hold space for anything that needs to come up in the moment.”

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Themer Abourayan

Bodyworker

Advanced graduate | Mens coach

Amsterdam | contact

Themer gives in addition to bodywork, online trainings for men. "With Touch and Awareness bodywork I work with the body to release tension, bring deep relaxation and increase aliveness. But also to gain insights. To my experience the body knows much more about ourselves than we think!

This is highly intuitive work that focuses on whatever is present in your body at the moment."

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Anita Mulderij

Bodyworker

Intermediate graduate | Body 

Confidence Coach

Abcoude / Amsterdam | contact

 

"I keep being amazed by how much the body can tell about who you truly are, by just being present with it in a gentle, loving way. I support people in creating a positive body image and loving their body just as it is. With T&A I invite my clients to come from the mind into their body. To become more aware of what the body is telling so they can release tension and explore their protective meganisms. This work supports them to embody more of their true essence."

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Niek Wagemans

Bodyworker 

Advanced graduate |

Hilversum | contact

 

"As an artist, an architect, and a bodyworker, the silver lining in all

my work is a love for regeneration. Whether it’s an abandoned building, salvaged material, or a body longing for deep restoration. To aid in the transformation of that which has been rejected or neglected. I give, hold, and create space in which I welcome you to come home to yourself and experience life through all your senses."

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Cindy Welters

Bodyworker

Intermediate graduate |

Rotterdam | contact

"As a practitioner of T&A bodywork I guide you to a place of relaxation and awareness, where physical and emotional tension can release. Keywords clients have given me are 'Nourishing, Safe, Feminine, Easy to surrender to, Loving and committed presence’."

Other recommended practitioners

Jeroen Cops

Jeroen Cops

Co-teacher Advanced module

Bodyworker | Martial Arts teacher | Massage therapist | Amsterdam | contact

"With more than 25 years of studying, practicing and teaching Martial Arts and many different 

forms of massages, Jeroen is an 

experienced overall bodyworker. 

Jeroen created his own bodywork style based on techniques and philosophies like Tantra, 

Dearmouring, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Myofascial Energetic Release. Together with Schirin, he created the first Advanced module/ Intimate Bodywork."

Elizabeth Sheppard

Elizabeth Sheppard

Bodyworker

Holistic Masseuse | Intimate Bodyworker | London/Stockholm |

 contact

"Elizabeth is a holistic masseuse, intimate bodyworker and sex educator. She works with men and women individually, as well as with couples. She has joined 3 different modules with T&A, including the Advanced module. She has a broad background in working with clients through Sports massage, as a Personal Trainer, in Somatic Sex Education, in Trauma Release Exercises, in Tantric De-Armouring among other things. 

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Annoesjka Ismail 

Bodyworker

 Intermediate graduate | Pelvic Release practitioner | Haarlem 

contact

 

"I have Learned in T&A to reconnect with the deep wisdom of my own body, I have learned to trust and listen to what wants to manifest after being touched. In my sessions I am holding a safe space  to give my clients the opportunity to really feel and connect with what wants to reveal through touch."

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Bodyworker 

Intermediate graduate |

Porto / Amsterdam | contact

"In my work as a composer, my hands hover softly over the piano keys to find its hidden melodies. With a profound curiosity, I bring a similar listening touch to a Touch & Awareness session. I have a calm and gentle approach, and in this serenity, I am genuinely present with you and with whatever arises in the moment."

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Chris Clarke

Bodyworker

Intermediate graduate |

Overveen | contact

"Chris offers a calm groundedness from his own sincere self

exploration. He is experienced, patient and attentive. He has

respect and empathy for all emotional expression."

A session with Chris will be conducted in English.