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Photography & Videography
Past projects include : fashion photography, workshops, interviews, performances, conferences, and event documentation.
Photo and Video Credits Include : Science and Nonduality (2 years), The TransTech Conference, Beloved (3 years), Enchanted Forest (3 years), Burning Man (10 years), unSCruz, Contact, the West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam, Psychedelic Science, Bioneers, HeART & SOULstice, Lucidity (2 years), Lightning in a Bottle (3 years), the North American Permaculture Convergence (3 years), SoulPlay, and innumerable smaller gatherings.
I shoot on a Sony A9 on Zeiss Batis glass, waterproof GoPro Hero 6, and record audio on a Zoom H2N.
archive : www.alexarazma.com
2 minute tune-ups
I am known for my hug-justments (a portmanteau of hug and adjustment) : a technique I developed which simultaneously grounds and elevates the receiver – for many recipients hug-justments cause an adjustment and cracking of the spine and are also massage hug which often leaves the receiver in a state of appreciative relaxation and reconnected with their bodiesb
90+ minute sessions
my work draws on swedish deep tissue, thai, acupressure, physical therapy, and contact improvisation. I go deep, facilitating not only physical release of tissues, but restructuring and grounding. In my sessions, embodied memories can be brought to the fore, and I am comfortable and open to working through what may surface, both with a tender physical touch and verbal support until you until you feel like a new body bereft of old patterns which no longer serve you.
turn your event into a treasured memory – book me for performance healing, bodywork, & hug-justments for your gathering ~
cuddling /platonic touch sessions & mentoring
Loving touch is a basic human need. Before I overcame self-judgement and the current cultural climate surrounding touch (typically limiting it to contact between relatives and monogamous intimate sexual partnerships) I was touch-starved due to lack of knowledge of my hunger and underdeveloped ability to express my desire. Slowly, over time, I cracked open my shell and challenged the status-quo and now am passionate about helping others do the same. Through detailed non-judgmental feedback I can teach you touch literacy, how to express your needs and boundaries, how to respect the boundaries of another compassionately, and how to inquire about their needs in a no/low stress environment.
I combine my academic background in human development and psychological services and my training as an empathetic listener to empower your highest self-realization & co-create an environment bursting with inspired activation ~ I specialize in integrating transformative experiences (timeless, meditative, psychedelic, psychological ’emergence-ies’) into daily life, group dynamics, and creating & maintaining supportive cooperative living structures. My presence is supportive, open, non-reactive and receptive & I continue to expand my container through counselling a diversity of clients.
contact improvisation – my personal passion for the form lies at the intersection of contact improvisation and bodywork with a focus on mutual enjoyment for both giver & recipient. I also draw upon my wide repertoire of experiential exercises to allow participants to discover new impetuses and movement forms.