ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Restorative Contact for Pairs & Groups

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Gabrielle

90 mins, Hosted 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 ₹7,213.

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
  • 134 Reviews
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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 ₹2,826
/ person
Tue, 27 Jul
From ₹7,213 per group
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm (EDT)
Private groups only
From ₹7,213 per group
Thu, 29 Jul
From ₹7,213 per group
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
Private groups only
From ₹7,213 per group
Mon, 2 Aug
From ₹7,213 per group
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)
Private groups only
From ₹7,213 per group

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 134 reviews.

Mary
May 2021
Gabrielle guided us through a meaningful restorative touch session and made us feel comfortable the entire time. It was a perfect birthday gift. Highly recommend.
Nathan
May 2021
Eye opening. I know the title is “restorative”, but I have never been at such an awareness and yearning for the bonding that physical touch with my partner can bring, than after this experience. Gabrielle is a beautiful soul and excellent at sharing her gift and expertise with others, whether your “spatially aware” of your body or not (I am definitely not). Thank you for this incredible opportunity. I recommend this to everybody I know.
Eye opening. I know the title is “restorative”, but I have never been at such an awareness and yearning for the bonding that physical touch with my partner can bring, than after th…
Ananya
May 2021
Gab made the activity really personalized for me and my husband for our lockdown anniversary.. it was beautiful to see her passion for movement and mindfulness and how she has made an experience offering out of it. Thanks Gab !
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…

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  • Tue, 27 Jul
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹7,213 per group
  • Thu, 29 Jul
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹7,213 per group
  • Mon, 2 Aug
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹7,213 per group
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹7,213 per group
  • Thu, 5 Aug
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹7,213 per group
  • Mon, 9 Aug
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹7,213 per group
  • Tue, 10 Aug
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹7,213 per group
  • Thu, 12 Aug
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹7,213 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.