is a member of the Esalen Massage crew and an Esalen® Massage teacher. As part of the Esalen Movement staff, she teaches dance and yoga. Her work draws on Forrest yoga, Soul Motion, vipassana meditation, Gestalt Awareness Practice, and the Diamond Approach, among others.
This workshop is ideal for practitioners who would like to learn how to apply the principles of Esalen Massage while keeping the client in the supine position throughout the session. At times, we encounter clients who are unable to lie in a prone position (on the stomach), due to personal preference or illness, yet we still want to be able to touch and work with the whole body.
During this weekend workshop, we will explore the basic principles of Esalen Massage: quality of touch and presence, long, integrative and flowing strokes, and passive movement, with the client lying in the side position.
Discover the art of touching with presence, sensitivity, and listening hands. Experience the pleasure of cultivating a practice of loving, non-sexual touch in your relationship. A present, attuned, and tender touch can do wonders for any relationship by easing stress, releasing tension, and supporting connection and intimacy.
Moving a client’s body on the massage table in a skillful, creative, and attuned way is one of the fine skills of an advanced bodyworker. Gentle stretches not only open the body’s tissues and joints, effectively increasing the client’s range of motion, but also support the soul’s capacity to let go and surrender into a natural state of fluidity, grace, and aliveness. By weaving flowing long strokes and creative stretches into your work, you can create a sense of dancing with the body, which adds freedom, fun, and freshness to your massage.