Deborah Anne Medow,
longtime Esalen workshop leader, yoga instructor, and bodywork practitioner, teaches yoga, massage, creative movement, awareness practices, and related healing disciplines throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She is also a certified nutrition educator, Zumba® dance instructor, and manager of the Esalen Healing Arts Department.
Enjoy the serene beauty of Big Sur as you and your partner learn to give each other an effective massage. A tender touch can do wonders for any relationship by easing stress and deepening non-verbal communication skills. Emphasis will be on "listening" with both heart and hands, asking for what you need, and taking the time to truly nurture yourself and your partner. Sessions include basic quieting exercises, movement, brief demonstrations, hands-on guidance, and plenty of time for practice.
We must answer anew the old questions. "What are the limits of human ability, the boundaries of the human experience? What does it mean to be a human being?" — From the 1965 Esalen Catalog
Celebrate the holiday season by enjoying the natural beauty of the Esalen land, while learning how to give an Esalen Massage.
Esalen Massage is a continually evolving, creative form of somatic bodywork. The essence of this practice is the awareness and presence with which one addresses individual needs, balances the whole person, and honors the healing power of touch. This workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to explore sensitivity and connection through massage.