ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Tapesh F. Paradiso is the Founder of Alchemy of Touch. He lives and works throughout the world for many years as a therapist, bodywork trainer and meditation teacher. He is passionately involved with the healing arts. Especially the East has always been a crucial destination and point of inspiration in his diverse journeys.
Tapesh was born in the South of Italy. At a young age he already started to travel and explore. He was in the beginning of his twenties when he met Osho, the great inspiring master, and his journey brought him to the community in Oregon, the US and after that to India where he lived close to Osho, who was at that time still present and alive. In his presence Tapesh started his journey with meditation and the healing arts. He studied and practiced many different massage techniques from all over the world and with more than two decades of experiences through touch, bodymind journey and meditation, Tapesh developed a unique fusion that is now called ‘Alchemy of Touch’.
It’s origin comes from Osho Rebalancing Massage where Tapesh retouched and improved this professional technique into a less static, more artistic and poetic way, working without any effort! The best combination of a wide variety of massage techniques integrated with his own innovative method ‘Fluid Touch’ brings to live this powerful form of massage & body-mind work, focusing on Myofascial Chi – Release. Tapesh trained many people worldwide who are now full time practitioners.
The worldwide Alchemy of Touch Trainings are made possible in the empowering work that Tapesh and Anouk share together with you.
Anouk Hornman is co-founder of the Alchemy of Touch Academy. She is bodywork therapist & trainer, personal coach and trauma-stress therapist, supporting the importance of mental stability, the synergy between bodymind; a total holistic approach. Anouk has an innate connection with the ancient wisdom teachings. Living in India and the East are an important part of inspiration to her. She is as well a Yin Yoga teacher, which focuses on releasing tension in the connective tissue, through a deep and meditative yoga practice.
Anouk worked for 7 years in Mental Health Care, providing those who where in need Mental and Physical support. In her early twenties she started an intense journey within her own physical health and due to that learned a lot of means of natural healing. This is when her fascination for the fascia started. She has deep respect and gratitude for this life changing opportunity from which she shares her insights and empowers others in the most natural way.
Together with her life partner Tapesh she shares Alchemy of Touch Trainings. She is also the driving force in providing all that is needed for the Alchemy of Touch Academy; to support and meet every ones needs to learn in the most relaxed and profound way.
“Touch is Food for the Soul”