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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 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

One booking = two people. Restorative Contact is a 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 :)

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.
One booking = two people. Restorative Contact is a 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 an…

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 for a private group
    Gabrielle can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at £70.

What to bring

  • If you are doing the drop-in practice you will need an IRL partner. *A reservation is per pair so you only need to book 1 spot for you and your partner.* If you are noticing a big price jump it's because I just changed to 1/couple as opposed to 1/person
    If you are doing the drop-in practice you will need an IRL partner. *A reservation is per pair so you only need to book 1 spot for you and y…
  • 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.

Meet your host, Gabrielle

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 129 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 :).

Update: I've added a new offering to Airbnb, Joytime dance improvisation, https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/2250043
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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From £28
/ person
Sat, 15 May
From £70 per group
12:00 - 13:30 (EDT)
Private groups only
From £70 per group
Sat, 15 May
£28 per person
18:30 - 20:00 (EDT)
£28 per person
Sun, 16 May
From £70 per group
12:00 - 13:30 (EDT)
Private groups only
From £70 per group

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 129 reviews.

Yan
May 2021
Gabrielle is super nice and kind. This is very unique experience, very suitable for family members/ couples. Feel like meditation. I would recommend to anyone who wants to try something new
Malin
May 2021
We were curious what to expect and had a wonderful experience. Gabrielle created a safe space and led us with her calming and soothing voice through the experience which was calming, playful and funny and meditative at the same time. We felt very close and connected to each other and would love to come back again and recommend it to anyone, even the initially skeptical.
We were curious what to expect and had a wonderful experience. Gabrielle created a safe space and led us with her calming and soothing voice through the experience which was calmin…
Julie
May 2021
My partner and I didn't know what to expect going into this, but were curious to try out new ways to connect to each other. Gabby and Dave were amazing! Even though English is not our native language, we were able to understand everything. There was lots of room to ask questions or to talk more in dept about the practice. We were pleasantly surprised by how this experience went for us. We both felt rested, more in contact and relaxed then before. We highly recommend and will be joining again in the future!
My partner and I didn't know what to expect going into this, but were curious to try out new ways to connect to each other. Gabby and Dave were amazing! Even though English is not…
Maggie
May 2021
It feels pretty rare to have a good experience on Zoom, much less a great experience! Gabrielle is a fantastic and skilled host. Come with an open mind and I suspect you'll leave with a full heart.
Alice
April 2021
Gabrielle’s experience on restorative contact is a special and intimate way to reconnect to intentional touch and movement using different body parts of my own body some with my partner. In this time and era where technology is at the fore front of our world’s daily lives- some of our sense could be out of touch from where it can come from. Touch is one of the vital sense that could be restored in order to develop our entire body connectivity. Gabrielle’s experience does exactly that by helping her clients notice the act of physical contact and touch again. I recommend this to anyone who is looking to restore their sense with physical touch. Thank you for the gentle, safe and present experience to explore & play.
Gabrielle’s experience on restorative contact is a special and intimate way to reconnect to intentional touch and movement using different body parts of my own body some with my pa…
Valerie
April 2021
My partner and I loved this experience! Gabby and Dave were friendly and made us feel so comfortable. The exercise was playful, vulnerable and connecting in a way that left us both feeling closer to one another. Thank you for helping make our experience meaningful. We left the session with a feeling of fullness and love for one another. Highly recommend!
My partner and I loved this experience! Gabby and Dave were friendly and made us feel so comfortable. The exercise was playful, vulnerable and connecting in a way that left us both…

Choose from available dates

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  • Sat, 15 May
    12:00 - 13:30 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £70 per group
  • Sat, 15 May
    18:30 - 20:00 (EDT)
    £28 per person
  • Sun, 16 May
    12:00 - 13:30 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £70 per group
  • Sun, 16 May
    19:00 - 20:30 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £70 per group
  • Sun, 16 May
    20:30 - 22:00 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £70 per group
  • Mon, 17 May
    13:30 - 15:00 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £70 per group
  • Tue, 18 May
    17:00 - 18:30 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £70 per group
  • Tue, 18 May
    20:30 - 22:00 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £70 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.