Greetings! My name is Adam Baraz.
My unique healing modality is called: Samadhi Bodywork. Samadhi is an ancient Indian word which means meditation. Specifically, the experience of profound, deep meditation.
This bodywork-meditation process is designed to help you synchronize your body, heart, and mind in the healing space of Awareness. By connecting to the natural state of Awareness, the intent of this work is to help you unlock your gifts and abilities as a human being. Put simply, it's about discovering and integrating the wellspring of creative life-force within, and manifesting this sense of aliveness on a daily basis. Bottom line: You will feel great!
As a method, Samadhi Bodywork unfolds at three distinct levels of experience. I call these: 1) "The Hardware" 2) "The Software" 3) and "Aware-ness".
At the most immediate level, The Hardware (body mechanics), we work to open and release chronic stress and tension in your physical tissues, aligning structure and posture. For this, I offer the transformational bodywork known as Structural Integration (similar to "Rolfing"), as well as Neuro-Muscular Therapy (NMT) and Deep-Tissue massage.
At the second level, The Software, we focus on deeply unwinding and re-patterning your nervous system, and harmonizing your energy body for maximum peace, ease, and resilience. At this level I utilize my training in the potent healing modalities of Somatic-Experiencing (SE) (truamahealing.com), as well as Visionary Cranial-Sacral Therapy (VCST), as taught by Hugh Milne (milneinstitute.com).
After your Hardware and Software- your physical body and nervous system--has been significantly "updated", you may be ready to embark on the meditative journey-- the main "download". In other words, the stage is finally set to be experience Samadhi--your body, heart and mind synchronized in the purity of silence, stillness and Awareness.
At this level, I draw upon my experience and knowledge gathered from nine-plus months of meditation retreat, the meditation training I have received from my father, James Baraz, a guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Spiritrock.org), as well as in-depth meditation study with three Tibetan-Buddhist Masters. My primary meditation teacher is Dr. Reggie Ray, author of Touching Enlightenment, and many other meditation resources (learn more at dharmaocean.org). For those interested in this aspect of the work, no previous meditation experience is necessary. In the state of deep physical ease and relaxation (Hardware and Software), meditative experience will unfold organically.
At this innermost level, the healing I offer centers on empowering you in directly accessing the magical space of Awareness, the wellspring that gives rise to authentic happiness. From this space, the innate good qualities of your being will organically start to emerge. Having connected to pure awareness, specific high-performance states of being you may wish to embody: calm, clarity, courage, confidence, gentleness are all easily available.
Samadhi Bodywork is about awakening and manifesting your most natural, integrated, embodied Self, and discovering what is possible from this place. Through Samadhi Bodywork you will discover new depths of ease and home within yourself, and abide in the space of Natural Great Peace.
Please contact me if you wish to know more!
- Open, undistracted, collected Presence.
- The body, heart, and mind aligned and unified in the experience of meditation
A collection of techniques for restoring health and balance to the entire person by working through the body.
Therapeutic methods that center on the body for the promotion of physical health, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
"He uses the perfect amount of knowledge and intuition..."
"I am a full time bodyworker. I use my body constantly. Often it is challenging for me to find someone that does the multifaceted work I need. I find his work extremely helpful. He uses the perfect amount of knowledge and intuition. I find sessions with him to be deeply healing on multiple levels. I enjoy the depth of the soft tissue work as well as the breath and energy work. Adam is the real deal and everyone could benefit from working with him. I highly recommend him." - Erika Campbell