3065 Porter Street, Suite 105

Soquel, CA 95073

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   ...Balance for Every Body

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A large part of the TULA Mission is to create a place where the community at large can come and learn.  
We envision workshops and classes of all shapes and sizes, covering a variety of topics and subject matters,
and geared toward the different levels of experience participants bring to the table.  
We want TULA to be your 'go to' for seeking the knowledge needed to bring Balance to your Body!  

Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

These classes are geared towards individuals already practicing bodywork or other integrated wellness fields, and looking to expand their knowledge and deepen their practice.  Currently, CEUs are not available for these courses, but we are in the process of becoming a certified CEU provider through NCBTMB to be able to eventually offer this added benefit.  

The Evolution of Therapeutic Massage and the Integration of Deep Tissue Work:   The first part of this class will focus on 'what are the traditional perspectives on deep tissue?' i.e. firm Swedish, and how does it relate to classic massage and more advanced work like Structural Integration, Orthopedic work, sports massage etc.?  How can we integrate these ideas when performing Deep Tissue work? The rest of the class will review the Fundamentals of Deep Tissue. The goal of the class is to prepare the student to delve more deeply into each area of the body and its gross movers, synergists and antagonists throughout the rest of the FDTI series. Or, if you are seeking a solid foundational review of DT work, this is also a great stand-alone class!

None currently scheduled

Functional Deep Tissue Integration:  Various classes covering the 4 segments of the body:  (1) Upper appendicular skeleton, (2) lower appendicular skeleton, (3) Axial skeleton, and (4) Head, neck & face.  Students will learn myofascial strategies and techniques in functional deep tissue to work the prime movers and related musculature of each region of the body.  

None currently scheduled   

Couples Massage for Pregnancy Support:

This 1.5 hour hands-on workshop is designed to teach massage techniques geared specifically for partners to support the soon-to-be mamas in their lives.  Participants will learn and practice a variety of comfort strokes to bond with their partner and baby before, during and after labor as well as pain relief techniques for those chronically sore areas, such as shoulders, low back, and feet.  Participants will be taught a variety of positions and “tools” to comfortably work on their partners during pregnancy and labor as well as how to touch well, communication tips, comfort and safety concerns.  

Schedule:  Private workshops scheduled by appointment.   

Self-Care & Wellness Classes

These hands-on classes are for all levels, with topics ranging from fitness and self-care to yoga, tai chi, aromatherapy, nutrition.  


Myofascial Fitness:  Each class follows a 3-part flow on a different region of the body.  (1) Using myofascial tools and props to release tension and Trigger points, (2) Stretching and Yoga movement, (3) Stabilizing through specific isometric exercises.  

Schedule:  Private & Semi-Private by appointment​​

'Balanced Life' Monthly Talk Series

Each month, TULA hosts short, informational talks Open to the community, on a variety of topics. The focus of these talks will change monthly and be centered around ways we can help foster and implement a more balanced approach to health and wellness. These 45 minute talks will be mostly discussion-based, some demo but minimal hands-on.  

Past talks have included:  Myofascial Self-Care, Reflexology for head, neck & hands, Thai massage Intro & Infrared Sauna benefits.

Check back for our upcoming dates for these workshops as well as new ones each month!  

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Couples Massage Workshops
aka Best Date Night Ever! 

Have you ever wanted to give (and receive) massage from your partner in the comfort of your home?  Learning the art of massage is a wonderful way to connect with one another while working out the knots and stresses of work and day to day life.  SO--find a babysitter, take an evening off, and come out to TULA for a Date Night you won't soon forget!   

Thai Massage:    You and your partner will learn active and passive stretching, breath work and Thai massage techniques meant to open up and clear out your energetic pathways throughout your body.  It is a wonderful modality for increasing flexibility and movement in the joints (hence the nickname, 'lazy person's Yoga')!  This type of massage is traditionally performed fully clothed, without oils or lotions, on a comfortable mat on the floor.   Perfect for those with an active lifestyle and/or those looking for an easy, 'do anywhere' massage.  

Thai Massage I will focus on stretching and techniques done while in a seated and supine (lying on your back) position.

Thai Massage II will focus on stretching and techniques done while in a side-lying and prone (lying on your stomach) position.  

Schedule:  Private and Semi-private workshops scheduled by Appointment.

Swedish Massage:    Come learn traditional 'Spa' techniques and strokes to help soothe, relax and work out the stress and tension being held in your partner's muscles.  You and your partner will learn the same basic strokes that all massage therapists use so that you can apply them in the privacy of your own home!  This type of massage is traditionally performed with limited clothing, using oil or lotion directly on the skin, on a massage table while professionally draped.  Perfect for those looking for a more intimate way to connect with their partner and/or those interested in learning the traditional basics of massage.  Please make sure and read the "What to Wear" section in the Workshop Details below!

Swedish I will focus on the back, legs and feet.  

Swedish II will focus on the neck, head, chest, arms and hands.

Schedule:   Private and Semi-private workshops scheduled by Appointment.                            

​Workshop Details
  • ​Date night workshops are 2 hours each--a perfect and unique alternative to a movie night!  We do offer longer, more in-depth workshops for those looking for more than just an introduction to these modalities as well.  Contact TULA for more information!  
  • Please make sure and arrive 10-15 min PRIOR to the start time to fill out the waiver, use the restroom, and get situated. 
  • You need not have any massage experience to take these workshops.  They are open to all partners over the age of 18.  Please note: these workshops are not designed for pregnant women; please see our "Couples Massage for Pregnancy Support" below instead!  
  • In addition to the strokes and techniques specific to each workshop, they will also cover comfortable body mechanics and professional draping.  
  • What to wear:  Come clothed in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for all workshops.  If attending the Swedish massage workshop, please come prepared with bikini top, easily removable top,  athletic shorts/swim shorts/boxers, etc. Feel free to bring a robe along as well, if you like.  You will be slipping out of your layers while on the table, while being draped with the sheets, by your partner.  Please keep this in mind when dressing for the workshop.  We always seek to maintain a safe and respectful space, while keeping the energy of the workshop fun and informative.  
  • TULA provides all equipment, including floor mats, massage tables, linens, blankets, oils and lotions and music.  All you need to provide is an open mind, a closed bottle of water, and possibly a little extra money for if you see something in our retail store you might like to take home with you, or if you would like to leave a tip for your instructor! 
  • All couples workshops are designed for already formed partners.  We can not, at this time, accommodate single persons.  There may be up to 3 couples in a workshop, but you will only be working directly with the partner you came with.  
  • Each workshop is designed to be a stand-alone class which will provide a perfect jumping off point for connecting with your partner through intentional, positive touch.  We do however encourage you to take both I & II in your series of choice to complete the full-body experience!

Workshop Cancellation Policy

Due to the limited group size of our workshops and classes, we are unable to provide a refund less than 48 hours prior to a workshop. If you must cancel, and do so at least 24 hours prior to the workshop, we will credit 75% of the amount paid toward a future service or workshop (less a 25% reschedule fee).  Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior and No Shows will not receive any credits and will be charged the full amount of the service.  

If there is an emergency that prevents you from abiding by our cancellation policy, please notify TULA as soon as possible so that we can best assist you.


Every Sunday 10:30am-11:45am


Yoga for Posture & Alignment

*Temporarily on Hold*

This yoga class will be taught at a slow and gentle pace allowing time to explore and adjust each pose to fit the body. This class will focus on proper alignment and posture that can help with injury prevention and recovery. Students will move their bodies slowly and mindfully so that the muscles become both longer and stronger. This class is ideal for students of all levels who are looking to improve stability, manage pain, and reduce stress.


Pricing & Details:

$80/4 class pass (expires after 2 months from 1st class)

​$150/8 class pass (expires after 4 months from 1st class)

​$25/single class--$17/single class for first time students

​15% off for TULA monthly members

Semi-Private Classes are limited to 6 students to allow for personalized attention.  Passes can be used at any 75-minute yoga class, including a series, dependent upon available space.  Due to the small class size, we cannot guarantee a spot for drop-ins.  Please Call or go online to reserve a spot in a class at least 12 hours in advance.  No shows will be charged for the class.  Please notify us at least 5 hours prior, if you will not be able to attend. Classes may be cancelled if the minimum number of students in not met.  ​​

Workshop & Class Pricing

Couples Massage Workshop

     2 hr Private(1 couple)                                                         $200

     2 hr Semi-Private(2-4 couples of your choosing)         $350-$500 

       **25% off 2nd couple, 50% off 3rd couple, 75% off 4th couple!          

      4 hr Complete Series (I & II)                                                 $350  

Continuing Education Classes                                  $60-$75

Single Yoga class                                                              $25

​4 class Yoga pass                                                             $80

8 class Yoga pass                                                           $150

Payment is required to secure a spot.  Wait lists are available for some classes and workshops.  


Events & Workshops

Date Night Packages

Make it a date to remember with an extra special addition of champagne and local chocolates!    $40 

Our Take home kit is the perfect way to continue the romance at home. It includes:

The entire sequence with pictures in an easy to use packet,

1- 4.5 oz bottle of Organic massage oil ​          &              1-10mL Doterra Lavender oil                          $50​

Thai-Yoga Bodywork & Partner Stretching Workshop

4 Wed, Oct 4-25, 6:30-8:30pm

Jay Negron and April Schneider, TULA co-owners are excited to be teaching an 8-hr Thai-Yoga partner class as part of the Cabrillo College Extension program.  Thai-Yoga massage and body work is meant to open up and clear out energetic pathways throughout your body using active and passive stretching, breath-work, rocking and gentle compression.  For more information, and to register for the class, visit Cabrillo College Extension Fall Schedule.

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