Hello! I’m Erik, a meditation coach and clinical massage therapist from New York City

I have over 30 years of meditation, movement and martial arts training with focus on personal training and self improvement coaching.

Meditation Classes

Yoga for our mind

Soothe Body & Soul

Gentle movements and properly guided methods to brighten and enliven the body and mind.

Relaxing Your Mind

Mindful Breathing that relive stress and rejuvenate the mind.

Inner Peace

Develop the mind-body connection through stretching and breathing techniques.

About Me

My name is Erik Oliva. I have over 30 years of meditation and clinical massage therapy training. I began meditation at 8 years old, focusing on breath-work, movement and self introspection. Through my teenage years into my

thirties, I learned and developed practices in clinical massage therapy,

Chinese Medicine’s Tui Na (clinical body work) and Qigong Therapy.

I traveled and lived in China for almost 10 years both teaching language, meditation, martial arts, and offering my therapy to those in need. I speak fluent Mandarin Chinese, and teaches the language along with Chinese Calligraphy. I spent his last 4.5 year stint in China lecturing, studying and researching the origins of Chinese culture, leading me to speaking in universities, and becoming a department co-leader of Chinese Ancient Culture and Research. I also became the U.S. Representative to cultural researcher, and Geologist, Liu Ming Wu, for his works on 10 Keys to Understanding Chinese Culture. Liu Ming Wu is author of several

books on Chinese Medicine, Law, and Ancient Cultural Origins.

Services

Meditation and Qi gong Practice

Functional Meditation practice that is straight to the point training and real tangible outcomes. Medical Qigong for daily self-care.

Clinical Tui na and Massage Therapy

Using Chinese Medicine’s Tui Na and Herbal applications, prepare for a straight to the point approach to feeling better. Treatments

for back pain, stiff neck, muscle soreness and more.

Pricing Plans For Massage Therapy

1 Session

$75

45 mins Condition Specific
Gua Sha, Herbal Pastes, Liniments and Moxabustion
Muscles and Joint Pain
Stiff neck, Lower Back Pain
Arms, Legs and Foot
Relieve pain and tightness
Customize and Group Session

Contact for more details

60 mins full body massage
Customizable massage
Treatment for back pain and stiff neck
Relieve pain and tightness
Corporation Event

Contact for more details

60 mins full body massage
Customizable massage
Treatment for back pain and stiff neck
Relieve pain and tightness

Pricing Plans For Meditation and Qi Gong Training

1 Session

$50

1 on 1 Teaching
60 mins Training
Sitting and Standing Meditation Practice
Breathing Techniques
Concentrating practice and training
Advanced Breathing Training

Best Value! Save $50

5 Sessions

$200

1 on 1 Teaching
60 mins Training
Sitting and Standing Meditation Practice
Breathing Techniques
Concentrating practice and training
Advanced Breathing Training

Customize and Group Session

Contact For More Details

60 mins Training
Sitting and Standing Meditation Practice
Breathing Techniques
Concentrating practice and training
Advanced Breathing Training

Corporation Event

Contact For More Details

60 mins Training
Sitting and Standing Meditation Practice
Breathing Techniques
Concentrating practice and training
Advanced Breathing Training

Online Training is available. Contact for pricing and details.

Testimonials

I met Erik when I joined one of his Meditation classes. He is an inspired teacher, able to teach the lesson in such a way we could all relate to it and usually able to laugh about it as well. He also made Tai Chi interesting to me (I was convinced that I was going to be bored out of my mind because it wasn’t going to burn calories or tighten my abs) but I ended up enjoying the class and looking forward to it. He has also offered valuable support and advice at times when I needed it, without talking down, so I didn’t feel like even less

Elaine Santiago

Testimonials

I went to Erik with an injured foot. I could barely walk on it. I must say I was skeptical when he

said he could help, but I went and I must say it was one of the best choices I’ve made. He was very professional and made sure I knew what he was doing. After the one treatment I was able to walk away with a very little pain and by the next day it was like nothing had happened, I was walking without pain again!! I would recommend Erik’s services to anyone. 

Erika Trzcinski

Testimonials

This is a referral for Erik Oliva, Massage Therapist and holistic healer. During our Tai Chi class, I complain about experiencing frozen shoulder pain to my teacher and friend, Erik Oliva. He wasted no time and proceed to massage my shoulder, finding pressure points to release painful areas, and regain mobility in my shoulder, arm, and scapula area. He was able to restore me back to health in two 30 minute sessions.

He is a great healer, has great knowledge of medicinal modalities, and anatomy. I would refer

him to anyone in need of massage and holistic medicine

Jorge A. Gonzalez

Testimonials

If like to write a few words about how great Eric is in all his pursuits.  I was under his training for a year or so, in both the arts of meditation and Chi Gong.  Eric is firstly, very caring and professional.  He really wants you not only to get the most out of his session, but to continue on and grow in every area of life.  He is very dedicated to his role as not only teacher but, mentor.  I did once have a massage from him, I came to class and my knee was bothering me.  Eric gave me a wonderful massage with some of his magic and it was feeling better in a few minutes.  Not only that, but the pain did not re emerge in an hour or so, nothing.  Totally gone.  I continued to take the class that day. I do feel that he will be a great addition to your team as he is hard working, dedicated and fun as well!  

Kim Kelly

FAQ

What is Clinical Massage Therapy?


Clinical massage therapy is a form of massage therapy focusing on medical issues and pain relief. In order to work as a massage therapist, one must complete a training program; such programs may lead to the award of a certificate or associate’s degree.



What is Clinical Massage Therapy?


Since Erik specializes in Tui Na, or Chinese Medicine’s clinical massage, a session would be quite different than a typical massage session. Tui Na would have a client in loose fitted clothing, and focus more the discomfort, rather than just feeling relaxed. Herbal liniments, pastes and even Moxibustion (heated herbal treatment) may be used to improve muscle, tendon and joint discomfort.



Can Clinical Massage and Tui Na be combined in one session?


Absolutely! Both utilize similar techniques. While Clinical Western Massage will focus on muscle relaxation and rehabilitation, Tui Na Clinical Massage will add guided stretching, pressure point application, along with herbal liniments to fortify a therapeutic outcome.



Can a third person come and watch the session?


Yes! This is encouraged actually because it adds to familiarity, and.comfort. During Erik’s travels in China treating clients in the country side and city, more than 10 people would be in the session room waiting their turn for treatment.



Why should I book a session with Erik?


Erik is trusted among his long term clients and students. He has been.studying and practicing since 1993, starting at 13 in Qigong Therapy and Tui Na therapy. He has tons of experience, and continues to develop his techniques.



What is Awaken Meditation?


Awaken Meditation is Erik Oliva’s personally developed system of practice which encompasses over 30 years of Buddhist and Daoist philosophical, meditation and non religious esoteric practices.



What are some of the methods of Awaken Meditation?


Utilizing the 4 main aspects of meditation, standing, sitting, lying and walking, Awaken Meditation goes deep into breath-work, posture refinement, muscle, tendon and joint strengthening, self introspection, Zen methodology, visualization, mantra, mudra, and bio energy development. It is a complete system of self development, delving deep into the mind to transform, transcend, and awaken to the inherent wisdom that is in all of us.



What makes Awaken Meditation different from the rest?


This is a no b.s. system which cuts through the glitz and glamour of typical meditation techniques out there. Instead of sensationalizing Buddhist statues, prayer beads, “meditation clothing”, soft music, incense, bells, gongs, crystals, bowls, chimes, and the rest of the accessories of the so called meditation out there today, Awaken Meditation stresses reliance on one’s true inner power to break through the mind and awaken to that inner wisdom. It places emphasis on breaking down the illusion of what “makes” you spiritual, and helps you develop, reveal and.refine without the made up reliance on things.to.prove.one is “spiritual.”



Is Awaken Meditation like T.M. Transcendental Meditation?


Yes and NO. All meditation leads one to transcend the mundane of their mind. Techniques vary, but ultimately, every “end result” of any meditation is to transcend. However, Awaken Meditation is.not associated with the Transcendental Meditation organization, nor its instructors.