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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Restorative Contact for Pairs & Groups

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Gabrielle

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Restorative Contact is a body-centered mindfulness and empathy practice that helps us to be present in the moment, in our bodies, and with the important people in our lives, including ourselves.

You’ll work with your IRL partner (don’t have one? See below) as I guide you through a floor-based sequence of touch and weight-sharing, where we slow down, invite stillness and allow the body to rest. Deep relaxation helps with anxiety, insomnia, digestion, fertility and high blood pressure. Touch boosts dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin, the hormones associated with making people feel good, and lowers cortisol levels which are associated with stress. The most popular feedback is that participants leave feeling relaxed and connected. Check out the reviews below.

For corporate groups, team-building, or other private groups I can offer an adapted practice (no IRL partner needed!) to de-stress and deepen trust and connection between individuals at a distance. Expect gentle movement to increase body-awareness plus group and partner activities to foster bonding. And if you want to throw in a bit of fun cardio, my pro-dancer self will gladly assist :)

This class is strictly non-sexual so while it's great for couples it's open to everyone (friends, family, coworkers) who believes that more care and connection is a positive thing for all.

Contact me for additional dates/times.
Restorative Contact is a body-centered mindfulness and empathy practice that helps us to be present in the moment, in our bodies, and with the important people in our lives, including ourselves.

You’ll work with your IRL partner (don’t have one? See below) as I guide you through a floor-based sequence of touch and weight-sharing, where we slow down, invite stillness and allow the body to rest. Deep relaxation helps with anxiety, insomn…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Gabrielle can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $80.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Gabrielle can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • If you are doing the drop-in practice you will need an IRL partner so don’t forget to purchase two spots.
  • I recommend wearing loose, soft or otherwise comfortable clothing. Layers are good in case you get warm or cold.
  • Make sure you have a padded, clean, and clutter free space (about 7'x7'). A cosy rug is ideal but foam mats or a soft blanket should also be fine. 
  • No props are required but you may want to have a blanket or a couple of pillows nearby just in case.
  • Create the space you want to be in. How is the lighting? It does not need to be silent but relatively quiet is helpful.
From $16
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From $80 per group
From $80 per group
Thu, Nov 26
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From $80 per group
From $80 per group
Fri, Nov 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
Join 4 other guests
$16 per person
$16 per person

Meet your host, Gabrielle

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 27 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the creator of Restorative Contact. I developed this form by synthesizing key elements of various somatic techniques including Contact Improvisation, Restorative Yoga, Tai Chi, Klein Technique, Authentic Movement, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Deep Listening over my 18+ years as a professional dancer, choreographer and movement educator.

I love movement and play and I've also come to deeply appreciate the value of slowing down, noticing, being, and connecting. If you want to know more about some of my artistic project check out GabrielleRevlock.com or just ask :)
I am the creator of Restorative Contact. I developed this form by synthesizing key elements of various somatic techniques including Contact Improvisation, Restorative Yoga, Tai Chi, Klein Technique, Authentic Movement, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Deep Listening over my 18+ years as a professional dancer, choreographer and movement educator.

I love movement and play and I've also come to deeply appreciate the value of slowing down, noticing, being, and connecting. If you wa…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 27 reviews.

Brian
November 2020
This was an incredible bonding experience where it almost felt like an intimate longer dance routine was slowed down to become an even more intimate 1.5 hour somatic experience that both partners could feel , learn from, and love. Gabrielle is very passionate about this work and her energy was felt the entire time. I can't wait to do it again.
This was an incredible bonding experience where it almost felt like an intimate longer dance routine was slowed down to become an even more intimate 1.5 hour somatic experience tha…
Alexandra
November 2020
Restorative Contact is a practice of being present with your partner while taking relaxation poses together. It brings awareness to your body sensations and makes you feel more connected to your partner.
Marie
October 2020
Wow, a truly wonderful way to drop in, relax, and connect with my partner. I am so grateful for Gabrielle’s guidance and the sweet and authentic way she led this class. Highly recommend for anyone looking to de-stress and connect!!
Alyssa
October 2020
This was an absolutely lovely and connective partner mindfulness meditation. Would absolutely recommend for any 2 people who are comfortable with one another, and need/want to increase their connection or add more mindfulness and touch to their lives. It is completely non-sexual, as stated, but does obviously include a lot of close touch. So, be comfortable with that and test your boundaries a little bit. You'll relax in, and it's a wonderful experience.
This was an absolutely lovely and connective partner mindfulness meditation. Would absolutely recommend for any 2 people who are comfortable with one another, and need/want to incr…
Karolina
October 2020
Hello everyone - The class experience with Gabrielle was just incredible. We learned and explored the very interesting technique on how through contact a great communication, connection and understanding can be achieve. Syncing frequencies with a partner through this technique is a way to calm the soul and equally mirror peace. It does not necessarily have to be a romantic connection, but rather it about sharing feelings and experiences with close people, friends, family. . I really recommend this class, it is very important to to have these vital spaces in our lives, especially in these times of tension and stress. Gabrielle, thanks for this incredible session and looking forward to more. Pura vida from Costa Rica
Hello everyone - The class experience with Gabrielle was just incredible. We learned and explored the very interesting technique on how through contact a great communication, con…
Ulya
September 2020
We enjoyed this experience so much. My husband and I were hesitant at first but 10 minutes into the experience we both felt so relaxed and connected. We highly recommend this experience :)

Choose from available dates

26 available
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  • Thu, Nov 26
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $80 per group
  • Thu, Nov 26
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $80 per group
  • Fri, Nov 27
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $16 per person
  • Tue, Dec 1
    1:00 AM - 2:30 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $80 per group
  • Tue, Dec 1
    3:00 AM - 4:30 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $80 per group
  • Tue, Dec 1
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $80 per group
  • Tue, Dec 1
    8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)
    $19 per person
  • Wed, Dec 2
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $80 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.