Victoria "Viki" DeSalvo, 500 hr. RYT and Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Thai Massage. Viki teaches with intention, threading purpose and prayer into movement and breath. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from BambooMoves in Englewood, NJ in 2012. She then landed in Maryland for four years to help open BambooMoves Baltimore. She not only taught and managed the space, she helped cultivate a thriving yoga community. While in Baltimore, Viki was trained in Children’s Yoga through YoKid, she completed a Thai Bodywork Certification with Eleanor Bramwell and her 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Boundless Yoga in Pennsylvania. In October 2017, she travelled to Chaing Mai, Thailand to continue her studies at The Sunshine Massage School where she learned Thai Massage and Thai Herbalism. In June 2019, she completed over 600 hours of training and received her license as a Massage Therapist from School of Body Therapies in Langhorne, PA. Viki offers private sessions for yoga and bodywork and also teaches group classes.
She believes that both modalities have the capacity to transform, that they allow us reveal our innate divinity and awaken our inner healer. Viki’s dedication to this path and practice is evident in her teaching style and compassionate touch which fuses of all of her passions and trainings together.
Thai Yoga is an ancient healing modality where the receiver has the opportunity to surrender as the practitioner actively stretches and mobilizes them through assisted and supported yoga-like postures. There are elements of traction, energy work, accupressure, compression and deep breathing. The practitioner uses their own body weight and leverage to create pressure and effectively support the receiver in deep muscular release. This practice is ideal for anyone who is looking for increased range of motion, enhanced flexibility and it is beneficial and gentle enough for someone with tightness, previous injury and physical limitation.
Thai Yoga is traditionally done on a futon on the floor, however can be modified on a massage table. The receiver must wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes. Come prepared and ready to relax and reconnect.