Esalen Massage

  • Lori Lewis

    Lori Lewis
    Rob Wilks

    Rob Wilks
    Lori Lewis +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Aug 9 - Sep 6, 2020 (29 days)
    Deep Bodywork®, as created by Perry Holloman over the last 25 years at Esalen Institute, is a method that integrates the qualities of a flowing Esalen Massage® with the therapeutic effectiveness of deep tissue work. Using deep tissue methods, massage practitioners can enter the body’s deeper soft tissue layers, freeing previously dense, hardened areas, which may have become chronically painful…
  • Jessica Fagan

    Jessica Fagan
    Dean Marson

    Dean Marson
    Jessica Fagan +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    May 22 - 24, 2020 (3 days) See 1 more date
    Enjoy the serene beauty of Big Sur as you and your partner learn to give one another an effective Esalen Massage. A tender touch can do wonders for any relationship by easing stress, releasing tension and deepening nonverbal communication skills. Emphasis will be on listening with both your heart and hands, asking for what you need and taking the time to truly nurture yourself and your partner.…
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  • Silvia Guersenzvaig

    Silvia Guersenzvaig
    Nora Matten

    Nora Matten
    Silvia Guersenzvaig +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Jun 19 - 21, 2020 (3 days)
    This weekend offers the opportunity to replenish spirit and reconnect to the healing power of nature, while learning how to give an effective and pleasurable Esalen Massage. Through brief lectures and demonstrations, and with plenty of personal supervision of hands-on work, the workshop will present essential tools and information that can easily be applied. The principle elements of bodywork,…
  • The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Jun 12 - 14, 2020 (3 days)
    With so much to get to, it’s easy to get caught up in all the doing. Let’s spend some time just being. Over the weekend there will be stories, games for the whole family, crafts for the kids, and time for everyone to be nourished by Esalen's healing land and waters. Saturday afternoon we will offer a children's program, during which adults will be free to book a massage, enjoy some solitude or…
  • Johanna Holloman

    Johanna Holloman
    Perry Holloman

    Perry Holloman
    Johanna Holloman +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    May 31 - Jun 5, 2020 (6 days)
    Deep Bodywork is a unique modality for healing the effects of trauma within the human organism. Because trauma lives not just in the physical tissues, but in the mind through memory, in the emotional realm through feeling, and in the soul as impression, practitioners must learn to deal with it on multiple levels in order to help heal its often intractable symptoms. This is a clinically oriented…
  • Ellen Watson

    Ellen Watson
    Vicki Topp

    Vicki Topp
    Ellen Watson +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Jul 24 - 26, 2020 (3 days)
    This workshop provides practitioners with the opportunity to inspire their current massage practice with teachers who are experienced Esalen® Massage practitioners. In this unique atmosphere of innovation and exploration, we will explore gentle movements, stretches and deeper focused bodywork. Come prepared to learn and apply new methods of massage while enjoying Esalen’s natural beauty and…
  • Melinda Naye

    Melinda Naye
    Melinda Naye
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    May 17 - 22, 2020 (6 days)
    CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch therapy that works with natural and unique rhythms in the body to pinpoint and address a variety of conditions. CST practitioners release restrictions to enhance interactions between the central nervous system and the rest of the body to assist the body’s natural healing processes and its ability to bolster resistance to disease, pain, and…
  • Nora Matten

    Nora Matten
    Dean Marson

    Dean Marson
    Nora Matten +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Sep 18 - 20, 2020 (3 days)
    This workshop introduces the core concepts of Esalen Massage®. Through brief lectures and demonstrations, and with plenty of personal supervision of hands-on work, the workshop presents essential tools and information including the long, integrating strokes and gentle stretches that are the foundation of Esalen Massage. The principle elements of bodywork, including breath and sensory awareness…
  • Suzanne Scurlock

    Suzanne Scurlock
    Suzanne Scurlock
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Jul 12 - 17, 2020 (6 days)
    During this course, you will learn about the physiological mechanism of disease and will participate in hands-on training to facilitate the SomatoEmotional Release process. By the end of the workshop, you should be able to dissipate residual effects of past trauma and negative emotional experiences from the body and mind of your patients/clients. In order to observe closure for sessions you are…
  • Vicki Topp

    Vicki Topp
    Deborah Anne Medow

    Deborah Anne Medow
    Vicki Topp +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Sep 13 - 18, 2020 (6 days)
    Using principles of experiential anatomy, this workshop explores the balance between sensitive and structural touch, and the interplay of nervous system, skeleton and muscles. These concepts awaken sensory awareness, fine-tune physical skills and deepen personal connection with self and others.resulting in the ability to give enhanced bodywork sessions. With this awareness, you will be instructed…
  • Suzanne Scurlock

    Suzanne Scurlock
    Suzanne Scurlock
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2020 (8 days)
    As women we have a unique power of creativity in our reproductive systems. That power is used not only to create new life, but also to bring personal projects into being. However, that energy can be blocked by physical, emotional or spiritual trauma to the pelvic floor and the female organs. This workshop for women uses guided imagery, movement and hands-on exercises (while clothed) to heal the…
  • Susan Steiner

    Susan Steiner
    Susan Steiner
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Aug 2 - 7, 2020 (6 days)
    Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 1 is a small-group (10 or 12 colleagues) experience that combines the benefits of an intensive therapy program with a workshop. Participants have called the experience pivotal in terms of the way they work and live. The paradigm for learning is the experiential applications and exploration of CST, SER and Upledger teachings. You will explore the principles and…
  • Karen Axelrod

    Karen Axelrod
    Karen Axelrod
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Oct 4 - Nov 1, 2020 (29 days)
    CranioSacral Therapy (CST) utilizes very gentle touch to assess and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system — the membranes and fluids protecting the brain and spinal cord. CST, as a hands-on modality, is a powerful tool that addresses numerous sensory, motor and intellectual challenges; central nervous system disorders; and chronic pain. You will be taught anatomy and physiology of the…
  • Daria Halprin

    Daria Halprin
    Daria Halprin
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Aug 16 - 21, 2020 (6 days)
    Throughout time, movement, dance and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a means of soulful expression, healing and connection with spirit. This workshop will generate opportunities for you to find such meaning connected with the real issues in your life. The Life/Art Process® developed by Anna Halprin and her daughter Daria Halprin bridges body awareness, art…
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  • Johanna Holloman

    Johanna Holloman
    Perry Holloman

    Perry Holloman
    Johanna Holloman +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2020 (6 days)
    Massage and bodywork practitioners are likely familiar with subtle phenomena which arise during an effective session: clients enter deep states of relaxation where processes of release occur, often referred to as “processes of unwinding.” These phenomena can be physical, energetic and emotional in nature, and usually indicate the emergence of self-organizing, self-healing processes inherent in…
  • Silvia Guersenzvaig

    Silvia Guersenzvaig
    Nora Matten

    Nora Matten
    Silvia Guersenzvaig +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Dec 13 - 18, 2020 (6 days)
    Esalen Massage® is a moving meditation, a life practice in presence and mindfulness and an integral healing art. When practiced with focused attention, massage comes from a deep, quiet place that resides inside each of us. The practice of moving with presence can help access the parasympathetic nervous system, where healing originates. As we give a massage, this healing state of mind can permeate…
  • Dee Dettmann Ahern

    Dee Dettmann Ahern
    Dee Dettmann Ahern
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Oct 4 - 9, 2020 (6 days)
    In Visceral Manipulation 1 (VM1), you will study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from Barral's innovative approach. Workshop highlights include: Learning manual skills to locate, evaluate and normalize primary areas of dysfunction within the abdominal cavity Exploring the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes and ligaments Examining the…
  • Linda Wobeskya

    Linda Wobeskya
    Fritz Smith

    Fritz Smith
    Linda Wobeskya +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Oct 11 - 16, 2020 (6 days)
    Zero Balancing (ZB) is a non-diagnostic system of healing which clarifies and coordinates energy fields in the body, balances body energy with body structure and focuses on bone energy and the skeletal system. Science has shown that energy and matter are fundamentally coupled; psychology has shown that the mind and body are interconnected. ZB embodies both perspectives. It is based on the…
  • Johanna Holloman

    Johanna Holloman
    Perry Holloman

    Perry Holloman
    Johanna Holloman +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Nov 8 - 13, 2020 (6 days)
    Competent, deep soft-tissue work is an invaluable tool in the skill set of today’s successful massage and bodywork practitioner. The most common complaint any bodyworker deals with over time is acute and chronic back pain. In this workshop, we will continue to develop the practitioner’s knowledge of how to assess and relieve the different types of back problems that clients present. Until now,…
  • LuviaJane Swanson

    LuviaJane Swanson
    LuviaJane Swanson
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Oct 25 - 30, 2020 (6 days)
    CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2) greatly expands the work learned in CS1 and completes the biomechanical CranioSacral Therapy training. These hands-on sessions will focus on cranial base dysfunctions, the masticatory system-hard palate, the mandible and temporomandibular joints, whole body evaluation and the energy cyst with regional unwinding. The prerequisite for this workshop is Upledger’s…
  • Daniela Urbassek

    Daniela Urbassek
    Brita Ostrom

    Brita Ostrom
    Daniela Urbassek +1
    Your guides
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Nov 6 - 22, 2020 (17 days)
    The 100-Hour Professional Certificate in Esalen Massage® program offers a comprehensive training for certified bodyworkers who wish to add the Esalen approach to their professional repertoire. Esalen Institute pioneered many approaches that integrate body, mind and spirit, and Esalen Massage builds on this rich history in the depth of its curriculum. It also offers an experience of the “bigger…
  • Heather Sullivan

    Heather Sullivan
    Heather Sullivan
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Dec 6 - 11, 2020 (6 days)
    Successfully guide your seasonal transition into the darkness of winter with illuminating self-care techniques. Celebrate and welcome Winter Solstice and longer, darker nights by mirroring what the natural world does at this time: taking more rest, reflecting and learning from the past season, releasing parts that no longer serve you back to the earth, and recharging for the arrival of spring, all…
  • Lee Lesser

    Lee Lesser
    Lee Lesser
    Your guide
    The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Dec 13 - 18, 2020 (6 days)
    Life is uncertain. As much as we try to create stability and predictability, each moment brings its own surprise and its own unique offering. The more we can show up for each moment of our life just as it is, the more we can thrive in the midst of uncertainty. Our sensations are wonderful allies in this process. As we pay attention to our sensory experience, the more connected we become to what is…

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