is a practitioner and instructor of Esalen® Massage. His background includes training in Gestalt Practice, neurolinguistic programming, intuitive work, and meditation.
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."
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.
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.
Give your significant other or good friend a wonderful holiday gift of touch. Enjoy the serene beauty of Big Sur as you and your partner learn how to give one another an effective Esalen® Massage. A tender touch can do wonders for any relationship by easing stress, releasing tension, and deepening nonverbal communication skills. The workshop focuses on how to pay attention with heart and hands, ask for what you need, and take the time to truly nurture yourself and your partner.