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.
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.
Come with your partner to discover the movements and creative, loving connections available to your relationship through Esalen® Massage. This workshop will provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore and connect, to enhance sensitivity, and to reawaken intimate touch. The fundamental elements of Esalen Massage, such as breath awareness, quality of touch, and long integrative body strokes, will be combined with creative stretches and table movements, to support partners in giving and receiving a pleasurable full body massage.
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;
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.
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.