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Week of May 15-20

An Introduction to Esalen® Massage: The Art of Healing Touch

Carl Swanson & Nora Matten

This workshop will introduce the core concepts of Esalen Massage.

Weekend of May 20-22

Massage for Couples, Friends or Family Members

Laurie Lioness Parizek & Oliver Bailey

This workshop is designed for loving partners who wish to bring the nurturing practice of massage into their daily lives and spend a special weekend together cradled in the beauty and intensity of

Week of May 29-June 3

IAHE: The Upledger Institute International's CranioSacral Therapy 1

Melinda Naye

CranioSacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, hands-on technique to help detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system that may cause sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunction.

Weekend of June 17-19

Touching Essence: Esalen® Massage Retreat for Couples

Carl Swanson & Ellen Watson

This program is specifically designed to enhance the quality and experience in loving relationships through the sense of touch.

Week of July 3-8

Advanced Esalen® Massage with Special Focus on the Shoulder Girdle

Char Pias & Jessica Fagan

This advanced massage workshop focuses on the shoulder girdle and the interplay of muscular balance between the neck, thoracic cavity, spine, and arms.

Month of September 25-October 23

Work Study - Deep Bodywork®

Rob Wilks & Paul Wehrman

Deep Bodywork, as created by Perry Holloman over the last twenty-five years at Esalen Institute, is a method that integrates the qualities of a flowing Esalen® Massage with the therapeutic effectiv

Weekend of September 30-October 2

Esalen® Massage - The Basics

Laurie Lioness Parizek & Oliver Bailey

During an Esalen Massage, we experience a remarkable web of interdependence: a listening touch, a deepening breath, a sense of connection with another.

Week of October 2-7

An Introduction to Esalen® Massage: The Art of Healing Touch

Carl Swanson & Robin Fann-Costanzo

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the beauty of Big Sur and the healing waters of the Esalen hot springs, while gaining a foundation in the art and practice of Esalen Massag

Week of October 23-28

Healing Art of Deep Bodywork: Healing the Back, Hips and Shoulders

Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

Deep bodywork, practiced with great sensitivity, is one of the most effective healing modalities available to the bodywork practitioner.

Week of November 6-11

Embodied Anatomy and Movement in Esalen® Massage

Peggy Horan & Vicki Topp

No one is ever competent enough, nor is any technique effective enough. It is only the continuing growth of the practitioner that can guarantee competence and effectiveness.

Weekend of December 2-4

Advanced Esalen® Massage

Daniela Urbassek & Rob Wilks

Experienced Esalen Massage and Bodywork practitioners Daniela Urbassek and Rob Wilks will offer unique explorations in the practices of gentle extensions and dynamic mobilization, along with soft a

December 4-23

100-Hour Esalen® Massage Certification Program

Brita Ostrom & Dean Marson

Esalen offers numerous levels of basic massage certification.

Week of December 11-16

Deep Bodywork®, Esalen® Massage and Subtle Energy

Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

Subtle phenomena can frequently arise during an effective massage or bodywork session.

Week of December 18-23

The Gift of Touch: An Esalen® Massage Holiday Retreat

Deborah Anne Medow & Ellen Watson

Give thanks by celebrating the holiday season and enjoying the natural beauty of the Esalen land, while learning how to give an Esalen Massage.

Month of March 12-April 9

Legacy Group - Deep Bodywork®

Rob Wilks

Deep Bodywork, as created by Perry Holloman over the last twenty-five years at Esalen Institute, is a method that integrates the qualities of a flowing Esalen® Massage with the therapeutic effectiv

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