a member of the Esalen massage staff, is a dancer and performer who is deeply immersed in the practice and teaching of Eastern and Western somatic therapies as well as Vinyasa yoga.
In this massage intensive workshop, we will focus on the abdominal and pelvic regions of the body, addressing both energetic and structural dynamics. Often the abdomen is treated superficially, when in fact it is our center, our core, and the place of digestion and assimilation of all life experiences. The pelvic region is the "cradle," or seat of power, the bridge between the upper body and the legs. The psoas muscles, considered the fight/flight muscles of the human species, span this bridge.
This weekend provides practitioners with the opportunity to inspire their current massage practice. Experienced Esalen Massage and Bodywork practitioners Jessica and Nora will offer unique explorations in the practices of gentle extensions and dynamic mobilization, along with soft tissue release work. Elements of Thai Massage will also be brought onto the table, along with range of motion and passive release techniques, creating an atmosphere of innovation and exploration.