1.5 Hours
Date prep required
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Couples Restorative Contact

Lead by Gabrielle Revlock

About Your Experience

Restorative Contact is a mindfulness and empathy practice that helps us be present in the moment, in our bodies, and with the important people in our lives, including ourselves. What sets Restorative Contact apart from other forms of mindfulness is that
it’s the only form that uses touch as an anchor. 

Touch is a powerful force for calming the nervous system. It boosts dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, the hormones associated with making people feel good, plus it lowers cortisol levels, which are associated with stress. Studies indicate that touch is highly correlated with overall relationship and partner satisfaction, and it supports conflict resolution.

The session begins with a short and playful partner warm-up to get us thinking about (and physicalizing!) collaboration. From there, we go into the primary sequence, a floor-based progression of touch and weight-sharing where we slow down, invite stillness, and allow the body to rest. While body-based, Restorative Contact also includes moments of speaking and listening, valuable opportunities to express observations, gratitudes, and reflections.
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About Gabrielle Revlock

  • Gabrielle is an award-winning choreographer, dancer, and movement educator, as well as the creator of Restorative Contact. 
  • Gabrielle loves to move and play, and has also come to deeply appreciate the value of slowing down, noticing, and connecting. 
  • Gabrielle has 19+ years as a professional dance artist, including Contact Improvisation, Restorative Yoga, Tai Chi, Klein Technique, Authentic Movement, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Deep Listening.

How it Works

Book your experience

Purchase your date and gain all access to this guided experience with an expert from the comfort of your own home.

Get ready

Review any date prep you may need to complete before starting your date to make the most of your experience.

Enjoy your date night!

Grab your partner and get ready to learn something new through our expert lead experiences.

  • Book your experience

    Purchase your date and gain all access to this guided experience with an expert from the comfort of your own home.

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    Easy to share

    Link your account with your partner’s to share your progress and the classes. You don’t have to take turns and you both can complete them at your own pace.

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    What’s included

    Classes are outlined into clear objectives and are a mix of videos, instrucitional writings, and assessments.

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