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Rob Wilks

Rob Wilks

Rob Wilks
is a full-time bodywork practitioner and yoga teacher at Esalen. He specializes in Deep Bodywork®. He has taught experiential leadership education in the US and Eastern Europe.

Advanced Esalen® Massage

Sep 05 - 07 Begins this weekend
with Daniela Urbassek & Rob Wilks

During this workshop, Esalen® Massage and Bodywork practitioners Daniela Urbassek and Rob Wilks will offer unique explorations in the practices of gentle stretching combined with deeper bodywork.
Come prepared to practice and learn new methods of massage, while also enjoying the natural beauty of Esalen. Previous massage training is required. This workshop is also useful for those in the helping and healing professions in working with their clients and patients.
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for bodyworkers;


Couples’ Massage Retreat

Sep 21 - 26 Begins in 2 weeks
with Deborah Anne Medow & Rob Wilks

Deepen the relationship and commitment you have with your lover by learning or rediscovering the magic of Esalen® Massage. This week is designed for couples to explore the gift of touch on the secluded Big Sur coast. You will share the opportunity to embark on a journey, learning to give each other a healing, revitalizing, and nurturing massage with great awareness and sensitivity. This gift you give and receive has the capacity to expand your ability to love and feel deeply, giving greater depth to who you are, both as individuals and a couple.


Work Study - Deep Bodywork®

Dec 21 - Jan 18 Begins in 3 months
with Rob Wilks & Paul Wehrman

Deep Bodywork, as created by Perry Holloman over the last twenty-five years at Esalen Institute, is a method that integrates the qualities of a flowing Esalen® Massage with the therapeutic effectiveness of deep tissue work. Using deep tissue methods, massage practitioners can enter the body’s deeper soft tissue layers, freeing previously dense, hardened areas, which may have become chronically painful due to a lack of fluid exchange and energy flow.



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