teaches Esalen® Massage and Ocean Yoga. He integrates meditation, movement, and bodywork practices to assist people in enlivening their bodies and their lives. He has led workshops at Esalen and internationally for more than 20 years.
Esalen offers three levels of basic certification in Esalen massage: For those already certified in massage by a state-approved school, the 100-Hour Course provides a Certificate in Esalen® Massage. The 250-hour Esalen® Massage Certification Course meets all core requirements of the CAMTC in California to become a Certified Massage Practitioner. Many of Esalen’s weekend and five-day workshops qualify for follow-up education credit, and can fulfill the requirements for the CAMTC 500-hour Certified Massage Therapist designation.
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, balancing strokes and gentle stretches that are the foundation of Esalen Massage. The principle elements of bodywork, including breath and sensory awareness practices, grounding, movement, and quality of contact will also be introduced and practiced, creating a firm foundation for learning massage.