At Samsara Wellness Center, we take massage seriously
We look at the whole person, not just their acute symptoms to help provide immediate & long-lasting results
Your first experience begins with a complimentary consultation. Time where your bodyworker can listen to your health history, observe your postural alignment, and discuss your massage options. Physical limitations, injuries, cancer, auto-immune diseases and more are in good hands here. Follow up massages always have a extra time so you can update your bodyworker on any recent changes in your well-being, without losing your precious time on the table
No two massage are alike, just as no two bodies are alike
Our bodyworkers use various massage styles, techniques and tools to help change the patterns of the body that contribute to discomfort. The tools used, such as hot or cold stones, Chinese cups, crystal essence sprays, are all part of the cost of your treatment, they are no extra charge
The actual massage lasts little more than an hour, the real changes come with time and dedication
Our massage therapists help to educate you on stretches and self care you can do at home, changes you can make at work to practice proper body mechanics and correct breathing to help ease anxiety and depression
Massages are available in 60, 75, and 90, minute increments
Initial sessions always include a 10-30 minute consultation
You are not charged for the consultation, just the massage or yoga time
All following sessions are booked
with 10 extra minutes to check up on your progress in your treatment and to report any changes in your health history
All sessions except for couples massage can be booked online for your convenience
Please call 661-374-8693 or email us to set up couples massages
Customized Table Massage Therapy
Your body is unique. This massage treats every body with the care and respect it needs. We have created this style of massage to help you get the best treatment. Various massage techniques and tools are blended together skillfully so that you feel the results. Massage techniques can include Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, positional release, active release, breath work all combined to give your body the help and healing it needs. Our 'tools' are listed below and explained in detail. Every session is personalized to your short and long term needs as discussed in our consultation. Our bodyworkers will also give you suggestions on ways you can help deal with your primary complaints in a wellness plan. We are committed to helping you understand your body and help it heal. Physical limitations, those with cancer, auto-immune diseases, injuries and more are welcome here. We can create a massage for your specific needs
Couple Customized Massage Therapy
Just like the description above except you and your partner get to try it in the same room! Consultations are done separately. Makes for a great date night, anniversary gift or just to say I love you
Customized Thai Massage Therapy
This style of massage is performed on a floor mat while the client remains fully clothed. Hands, arms and feet are used to move you through assisted yoga-like postures with fluid movements, gentle pressure and stretching. Anyone will benefit from this style of massage. People seeking to increase their flexibility or who enjoy a more movement-based massage, will find this style extremely rewarding
Massage and Energy balancing
A 75 or 90 minute session that consists of a blend of customized massage therapy and energy balancing. This is a great way to have your first experience with energy work. Do you have questions about what energy work entails? Don't hesitate to call or email before hand with questions
Cold Stone Treatment
If you have tension headaches, migraines, allergies or sinus pressure a 30 minute cold stone treatment with added essential oils might be just what you need to feel better and get on with your day. Reduces inflammation in the head and sinus area
Peppermint Foot Rub
A 15-30 minute peppermint foot rub incorporates reflexology to benefit every system and area of the body. Walk out refreshed and smelling fantastic
Learn About the Tools
Our hands may well be one our our greatest tools. But these other ones really are all helpful in creating long-lasting, effective change within the physical and energetic bodies. Read below to learn more about their benefits. Tools are included in the customized massages
These stones are formed from cooled molten lava. They are able to retain heat for long periods of time. They are used in massage to loosen up chronically tight muscles and layers of fascia. The heat increases blood circulation which assists in detoxification, relaxation and pain reduction
Cold Marble Stones
Used for sinus pressure, tension or migraine headaches. Stones are used in facial massage and placed on specific areas to help with inflammation and pain
Cups are used to help decrease pain, detoxification, help with chronic or acute muscle and connective tissue hypertonicity. Poor habitual postural patterns are easily recreated with these. Great for anyone who works at a desk and has shoulder, neck and upper back discomfort, as well as tight IT Bands
Crystal Essences Sprays
Crystal essence sprays help to create balance in the Chakra energy system of the body using flower and gem essences. They smell fantastic
A customized blend of therapeutic grade essential oils used during the massage. Essential oils are picked during consultation
Is a Japanese form of energy healing using Qi or the universal life energy to help with healing. Physically it helps with deep relaxation, balancing of the endocrine and lymphatic system
Tibetan Singing Bowls & Paiste Gong
Everything vibrates and these instruments help to change up your vibration. Great for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system and to break up emotional, physiological blockages
includes the stones, cups, essential oils and chakra sprays
Traveling rate goes down if there are more than 3 people receiving massages. Please contact email@example.com directly to discuss options. We do corporate massage and yoga
Exceptional Yoga Instruction
Just as the Sun and the Moon symbolically heat and cool the planet to support life
Hatha Yoga balances the dualistic properties of all the major systems of the body, allowing each to work in harmony for the greater
All of our classes & appointments are booked using MindBody
If you have a smart phone, down load the MindBody app for easier access to the schedule and to sign up for classes
yoga With Samsara Wellness Center
There are many perspectives on how to determine the "level" of a yoga class
We believe that the yogic path should always be one of learning and growing. We strive to offer an appropriate class for all experience levels, ages, abilities and interests. At Samsara we will use 4 primary classifications to help you find the best class suited to your abilities
Our Bar Graph categories
Every class has its own pace. This bar shows if the class will move at a vigorous pace or a slow one. The higher the bar the higher the heart rate, movement and flow you can expect in the class
Level of Experience Recommended
We all have experience moving in our bodies, but yoga can teach us to move with understanding, and intention. One must have a solid understanding of key basic before moving on to deeper aspects of a lifelong yoga practice. The the smaller the bar the less yoga experience needed. Yoga asanas are amazing tools… but they can quickly make you look like a tool, if you don't use them in a beneficial way. Asanas are supposed to be "comfortable seats", by being honest with your level of experience, this bar is sure to help you find a comfortable seat in the right class for you!
Strength, Balance, Flexibility
All three abilities should be developed in harmony for a comfortable, dynamic body. This bar on the graph will show you the amount of emphasis on developing the physical yoga postures (asanas) within that particular class. The higher the bar, the more challenging all physical aspects of the class will be
Practicing Yoga has incredible healing potential. Every system of the body has been proven to benefit from regular Yoga practice. This bar on the graph will indicate the level of calm, restorative and healing properties emphasized within a particular class
Pranayama Class aka Inner Space Exploration
We can go weeks without food, days without water but mere minutes without our breath. Through various breathing practices we will explore a deeper connection to the inhale and exhale. Side effects include: stillness of mind, stronger immune system, improved digestion, increased aerobic lung capacity, healthier complexion and the ability to control ones emotions. An important and often overlooked aspect of a balanced yoga practice
Begin Here Now- Intro to Yoga
This class that has a specific focus each week so that a beginning yogi can create a solid, safe foundation for a life-long practice. Brand new beginners without therapeutic limitations are encouraged to start here. All are welcome. Bring questions if you have them!
Restorative yoga is appropriate for all levels of practitioner. A great class for anyone with injuries, high stress, depression, anxiety, cancer, auto-immune disorders or fear of 'flow' yoga classes. In this class we utilize props in most poses. We focus on supporting the body as we bend, twist and stretch. The more supported our body becomes the more our body's healing mechanisms can work. This creates balance and increased health throughout the systems of the body. Poses may be held for a single breath or for up to 15 minutes. Breathing practices, meditation, sound healing may be incorporated into class
Breath, Balance & Be well
A hatha flow class for beginning yogis to our seasoned practitioners. Modifications are provided to help all level of yogis have a safe, fulfilling practice. This class is designed to introduce you to the essential aspects of a successful Yogic experience. We want your practice to last a lifetime but also improve how you feel in your body today. In this class we take time exploring proper 3 part breathing, safe alignment within foundational Yoga postures and how to maximize the health benefits gained from a regular yoga practice
Rise & Shine Flow
A gentle moving class designed to make all bodies and levels of practitioner feel their best to start the day. Expect some sun salutations, standing poses and basic inversions. This practice can be followed up by a custom ordered juice from Nature Food Market and Juice Bar. Save your space and place your order by clicking on 'book now' at the bottom of the page. All orders need to be in by 3pm the day before
This class will provide you with a re-invigorating mid-day practice that won't leave you sweaty and will help you through the rest of your day. All levels are welcome to attend this class. We give modifications so every yogi leaves class feeling their absolute best! Juices from Nature Foods can be custom ordered a day in advance when booking on our Mind Body app
Happy Hour yoga
Happy Hour Yoga is designed to be an All Level Flow that will leave you feeling fantastic. Expect to sweat a bit as you bend twist and stretch your way to a happier you
Strength, Balance, and Grace
A steady flowing class, brand new beginners are encouraged to avoid this class until they have the foundational principals down. How comfortably we move through space begins with the body's relationship to gravity. We cannot find strength within one movement, without flexibility in another, and when there is balance between strength and flexibility we can begin to move gracefully. A steady practice of Yoga asana, pranayama and meditation can improve the integration of all of these systems, and introduce us to graceful, dynamic movement. Whether flowing as softly as a dancer, or moving as explosively as a sprinter, this class will help you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance and grace in all your actions
Supa Dupa Flow
This flow class is for strong beginners on up to the daring yogi. Take your practice to new levels as you learn to creatively flow with your breath and move your body with intention and strength. We start at an exploratory all level and work up to a steady flow, where you, the practitioner, modify your practice as needed. Inversions, arm balances and deep backbends are practiced here. When you come to this class expect fun upbeat music, unique sequencing, and unexpected challenges
Yoga for Kids
Yoga helps kids to:
Develop body awareness
Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
Increase their confidence and positive self-image
Kids Yoga Ages 4-9. Yoga helps kids to: Develop body awareness. Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way. Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Build concentration. Increase their confidence and positive self-image. Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group. Most importantly, kids will have fun!
Get a yoga class designed just for you or for you and a small group of friends, coworkers or family members. This can be a one time event or a weekly one. You pick the time and the instructor or we can help guide you to the right fit
(each additional person)$10.00
This class is accessible to a all levels of practitioners. We hold our community classes out in the community! Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Farmers markets are just a few of the places we pop up at. To find out where we teach and when get on our mailing list!
Community Classes are donation only
75 Minute Classes
Lunch Time, Happy Hour, & Kids Classes
Lunch Time + Juice
Pranayama & Student rates
(for each additional person)$10.00
Other yogic offerings
Other yogic offerings
We offer in house, in business, private or small group instruction. We can teach a short ergonomics and breathing workshops in the workplace to help employee health and productivity. We can also host work or small parties at our facility. The possibilities are endless and we love to travel! Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss possibilities
Custom tattooing to protect, heal and inspire, with Stephen Winters
What is Sacred Art tattooing
In shamanistic traditions, the natural world around us provides infinite evidence of who we are, where we are going and where we have been
The spirits of our ancestors and of animals can protect, inspire and guide us. The essences of plants, flowers and herbs can heal, calm, and comfort us. The wind can move us, and the water shapes us, as the earth grounds us. Tattooing as a shamanistic tool can help make these truths more powerful through creating a permanent expression on one's own body
Whether through the use of simple shapes, lines and patterns
To create sacred-timeless designs, or through literal translations of the clients own personal vision, Samsara tattooing will strive to realize each persons own unique expression. All artwork will be custom for each client, no "of -the-wall-flash', or reused tattoo designs will be used, and no tattoo will be reproduced
Scheduling an Appointment
Each piece will begin with a private consultation establishing the client's intention and vision
A guided meditation will be offered to help realize the concept to its full potential. Breathing exercises will be offered for each client to practice before the date of the tattoo, preparing them to handle the inevitable pain with strength and grace
By accentuating the more permanent cultural essences of tattooing
each client is assured to leave with a meaningful, inspiring, empowering piece of artwork that will stay with them for the rest of their lives
Corporate Wellness Programs
Wellness programs in the workplace are a growing part of small and large businesses because of their multifaceted effectiveness. 50% of corporate health care costs are 'lifestyle related' and therefore, preventive. Yoga & massage are an effective part of 'on-site' holistic programs because of their overwhelming impact on mental health, boosted energy, improved cardiovascular function, creativity and stress management. Our staff are highly trained, licensed and certified professionals that will work with your employees no matter their physical condition, age, or chronic health conditions. Our services can come to you any time or any day. All packages can be set up in 15, 30, 45, 60 minute increments. If you don't have the space and want to offer our services to your staff we even have packages where they can come to our location and join our regularly scheduled classes at a 'corporate discount'. Sessions can be booked in 15,30,45,60 minute increments
Massage in the Workplace
No two massages are alike, just as no two bodies are alike. Our bodyworkers use various massage styles, techniques and tools to help change the patterns of the body that contribute to physical discomfort and stress. The tools used, such as hot or cold stones, Chinese cups, crystal essence sprays and breathing instruction are all part of the cost of your treatment, they are no extra charge. Chair, table and thai massage are all available to fit the needs of your workplace
Yoga in the Workplace
Classes created for your staff specific needs. Conference rooms can easily become yoga spaces. Chair yoga is a great option if space is an issue! While some work environments enjoy a sweaty, strength focused class, others need stress reduction & deep relaxation. Our instructors skillfully create classes and sequences that will benefit the practitioners long after the class is over
When we sit misaligned for hours on end, chronic holding patterns begin to develop in our bodies. This can contribute to poor circulation, mental fogginess, fatigue and consistent pain and disc degeneration. Learn to sit, breath and stretch right at your desk. These tools will help your staff avoid the common downfalls to sedentary work
Corporate Yoga Program Benefits
Employees that are happy and full of energy, and as a result, more productive
Decline in stress-related sick occurrences
Improved concentration, decision-making skills and ability to multi-task
Improves employee alertness and ability to react more calmly in demanding situations
Relief of head
neck and back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, high blood pressure and work-related injuries from repetitive motion
Better customer service
Enhanced employee attitude and outlook
General well-being in the workplace which reduces employee turnover
All corporate clients receive studio discounts on massage appointments, yoga classes, and tattooing!
Tue July 17, 2018
Rise and Shine Yoga
Time: 8:30 am - 9:45 am; Instructor: Candace Stevens (sub for Stephen Winters).
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am; Instructor: Linda Guerra.
Yoga for Ninjas
Time: 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm; Instructor: Candace Stevens (sub for Stephen Winters).
This a gentle yoga class practiced seated in chairs for support and stability. This class if perfect for beginners of all ages. Chair yoga allows one to safely stretch and strengthen the body using modified yoga poses and props. In this class, we practice breath work, joint mobilization, and coordination in addition to balancing, stretching, and strengthening the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Traditional Restorative yoga is mostly floor postures with full support from props. In this class we include standing postures, work on balance and strength in addition to the traditional floor postures. Perfect for people who want more mobility or to keep what they already have! All levels and ages welcome. Those with therapeutic limitation, auto immune disorders, anxiety and depression are highly recommended.
Harmonic Restoration & Pranayama
Sound healing, restorative yoga, gentle joint mobilization, and breathing practices. This class is going to take you to deep states of relaxation and help you tune back in to your body, a peaceful state of mind and a better feeling body.
All Level Flow
This yoga class is for new to old practitioners. We will be building strength for all levels in a fun, inspiring atmosphere.
Donation Only Meditation
Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth. Free class, donations accepted.
Happy Hour All Level Yoga
It's the practice to celebrate our togetherness as a community and honor the differences of our bodies. All level flow designed to strengthen your heart, stretch your soul and experience your yoga buzz. Everybody is invited.
This MediYoga, Kundalini based restorative class is designed to create a balance within you psychically, mentally, and emotionally. This session welcomes participants of every level- curious beginners to guru masters- and is a powerful tool to combat stress, burnout and other imbalances. It is simple to use and designed to support every body!
How comfortably we move through space begins with the body's relationship to gravity. We cannot find strength within one movement, without flexibility in another. When there is balance between strength and flexibility we can begin to move gracefully. A steady practice of Yoga asana, pranayama and meditation can improve the integration of all of these systems, and introduce us to graceful, dynamic movement. Whether flowing as softly as a dancer, or moving as explosively as a sprinter, this class will help you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance and grace in all your actions. Brand new yogis are encouraged to avoid this class until they have the foundational principals down.
We want your practice to last a lifetime but also improve how you feel in your body today. In this class we take time exploring proper 3 part breathing, safe alignment and how to maximize the health benefits gained from a regular yoga practice.
Yoga for Ninjas
Deepening Your Practice' is an opportunity to empower your yoga practice, by learning to go deeper, SAFELY. Explore advanced movement patterns, learn dynamic transitions into and out of poses, and safely develop competent inversion/ back bending/ balancing practices. Part flow - and part show, this class will breakdown the how's and the why's of more advanced Yoga asana, pranayama and meditation practices.
Gentle Flow & Restoration
Gentle stretching, strengthening and balancing poses will leave you feeling fantastic! Mixed into every class we will include restorative poses. This is for all you who love both styles of yoga and wanted to see them mixed together!
Lunch Time All Level Yoga
This class will provide you with a re-invigorating mid-day practice that won't leave you sweaty but will help you through the rest of your day. Have a custom ordered meal/juice waiting for you after class. Save your spot & place your order by 3pm the day before by clicking on 'book now' at the bottom of the page. Simply choose the 'Lunch Time Yoga' option with the juice of your choice the night before class and we'll have it ready for you the following day after your practice. Listed below you'll find the juices we offer and all of the tasty ingredients included with each one. Carrot Veggie Juice - carrot, spinach, celery, kale, beet. E-Lemonator Juice - carrot, lemon, spinach, ginger. KILLER C JUICE - grapefruit, orange, red bell pepper, lemon, lime, green apple, ginger, camu, cayenne. Rock-it Fuel Juice - apple, orange, lemon, kale, spinach, parsley, cilantro, ginger, tumeric. The Green Machine Juice - apple, orange, banana, strawberry, fresh kale, almonds, walnuts, superfood blend (green barley, flax, maca, hemp), coconut oil, 100% cran-rasberry juice concentrate.
Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
In this 3 part series each class will build on the one before. If you can only make one you will still get valuable tools to help you navigate the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Things we will be covering in this class: 1-Learning about the para sympathetic and sympathetic nervous system and how they affect you. 2-Breathing to help reduce anxiety. 3-Long term depression and anxiety can be reduced or even relieved through specific poses. We will go over those specific poses and practice them. 4-We will learn to move safety between, "flow" poses and restorative poses and the benefits of each. This class is designed to be supportive and nurturing.If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us directly at 661-374-8693. In this 3 part series each class will build on the one before. If you can only make one you will still get valuable tools to help you navigate the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Rise and Shine Yoga
A gentle moving class designed to make all bodies and levels of practitioner feel their best to start the day. Expect some sun salutations, standing poses and basic inversions.
SLow FLow Tuesday
An active, creative, flowing class designed to connect the practitioner more deeply to their body, freedom, and sense of self. This class focuses on linking breath and movement through the exploration of both basic and more challenging postures. Expect mindfulness, yogic philosophy, poetry, and sometimes, live music.
Kids Yoga(Ages 6-12)
Yoga helps kids to: Develop body awareness. Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way. Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Build concentration. Increase their confidence and positive self-image. Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group. Most importantly, kids will have fun!
2 Yoga Dream Baths with Tea
We invite you to come experience deeply restful 2 hours of dreamy sound baths and visualizations aligned with Ambient music specifically chosen and designed to: Heal frazzled nerves, Nourish your nervous system, Regain and recall your vitality, Feed your energy meridians, Create a well of CALM in your body. After a light guided meditation you will experience an hour sound bath. Then we will have a 30 minute break accompanied with a special tea to help you dive deeper into the second dream sound bath.
Dream Yoga Sound Bath
Using the strength of sound, the engaged grace of the senses, and the mutual support of one another, we will nourish our souls, travel the worlds within our souls, and allow creative insight to blossom. We will enlist the engaged mind to create an epic sonic meditative affirmation and embody the eternally wise being that lives just beneath the noise of daily living. The overarching theme to all these "Sound Meditations" is DEEP REST and RENEWAL and the RESTORATION of our overly stimulated nervous systems, a return to Heart centered intelligence, and tapping into the universal flow of synchronicity to facilitate the events of your life! Transformation of consciousness, an explosion of creative ideas, lucid dreaming states, integration of life challenges, Conscious Sleep, and the rejuvenation of the "zest for life" are some of the benefits you might see.
(per 75 min. class)$13.00
(per 40-60 min. class)$8.00
Lunch Time Yoga + Juice$15.00
Yoga Class Passes
Yoga Class Passes
Auto-renewal can be canceled at any time
Monthly Unlimited Yoga
Unlimited Yoga & Monthly Massage
Yoga Couture Private Lessons
Yoga Couture Private Lessons
(each additional person)$10.00
60 minute Customized Massage
75 minute Customized Massage
90 minute Customized Massage
Must be booked by phone
60 min. House Call
90 min. House Call
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Often we are in session and cannot get to the door to let you in if you just drop by. Please call ahead of time to make sure someone can be there to greet you!
Samsara offers the highest level of massage therapy to create comfort in the body, so the mind may be at ease. We also facilitate custom tattooing to protect, heal and inspire. By harmoniously combining these practices, as well as guest speakers/teachers, special event classes and workshops, we will host a community of holistic growth. Samsara Wellness Center is a place where all can come to deepen the connection to their own personal truth.