has been a teacher and practitioner of Esalen® Massage, Deep Bodywork, and body-oriented approaches to Gestalt work for more than 20 years. He teaches in the US, Asia, and Europe, and makes his home in Big Sur, Calif.
Esalen offers two levels of basic certification in massage: For those already certified in massage by a state-approved school, the 100-Hour Esalen® Massage Certification Program provides all instruction required to earn an Esalen Massage Certification. The following 250-hour Esalen® Massage Certification program meets all core requirements of the CAMTC in California. In both cases, many of Esalen’s weekend and five-day workshops qualify for follow-up continuing education credit.
Traditionally, deep tissue modalities have been practiced and taught with a singular focus on organizing the body’s connective tissues. Rarely is there an emphasis on the relationship of the brain to the body’s structural components, which supports a deep exploration of body, mind, and soul. This seven-day experience with Perry and Johanna Holloman and Harriet Goslins proposes to teach Deep Bodywork as a modality capable of influencing our nervous system’s relationship to our body’s structural elements.
Deep bodywork, practiced with great sensitivity, is one of the most effective healing modalities available to the bodywork practitioner. Through slowly opening the body’s deeper soft tissue layers, we connect the mind to normally unconscious, “stuck” areas of the physical body, which can release enormous amounts of previously held energy. This energy in turn becomes available to support the body’s innate capacity to self-organize and self-heal, enabling practitioners to support clients in overcoming previously stubborn, seemingly intractable physical conditions.