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.
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 muscle groups of the body.
During an Esalen Massage, we experience a remarkable web of interdependence: a listening touch, a deepening breath, our nervous system soothed in connection with another. When we receive a massage we remember an easier time and "come home."