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Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson
travels extensively, sharing the essence of her 26 years at Esalen. Ellen founded MovingVentures, whose mission is vocational education in the fields of breathwork, and somatic and movement arts. Since 1998, she has focused on supporting the people of Bali, Indonesia.

Summer Solstice Tribal Journey and SpiritDance Retreat

Jun 27 - 29 Begins in 2 months
with Ellen Watson & Tigaro Tihikpas

Join Tihikpas and Ellen on the longest day of the year to welcome and celebrate summertime on the sacred land of Esalen.
We will embody the sacred teachings of antiquity brought uniquely together through the framework of tribal ceremony and SpiritDance meditation. Our tribe is not one of bloodlines or lineage; we ask that people of all tribes, beliefs, and color take part in this journey of the mind, body, soul, and spirit. Let’s all dance, sweat, sing, pray, meditate, and relax together as one global tribe.


Touching Essence: Esalen® Massage Retreat for Couples

Jul 25 - 27 Begins in 3 months
with Carl Swanson & Ellen Watson

This program is specifically designed to enhance the quality and experience in loving relationships through the sense of touch. Remaining aware of self while giving attention to another is a foundational practice for all sustainable relationships, and especially important in giving and receiving Esalen Massage.


The Art of Essential Touch: An Esalen® Massage Retreat

Jul 27 - Aug 01 Begins in 3 months
with Ellen Watson & Oliver Bailey

Ellen writes, "Esalen Massage is a healing art form that has been evolving over the past fifty years at the Esalen baths. Influenced by the rhythms of the Pacific Ocean, this form of touch engages all the senses and offers deep release and relaxation to both giver and receiver. This workshop invites participants to explore the world of essential touch through the gentle guidance of teachers who have many years of experience.



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