is a full-time Esalen® Massage practitioner/instructor and a yoga instructor. In addition to being a member of the Esalen massage crew, he has been teaching weekly yoga classes in the Esalen Movement Program since 2004. He teaches massage and yoga workshops at Esalen and abroad.
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 Massage. During the week, participants will be taught massage methods that address the whole body: Esalen’s signature long flowing strokes that support feelings of wholeness, connection, and integration; passive joint movement; and a variety of techniques to work with the major muscles groups of the body.
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 attention to breath and sensory awareness practices, grounding, movement, and quality of contact—will also be introduced and practiced, creating a firm foundation for learning massage.