is a senior practitioner and instructor of Esalen Massage and somatic bodywork. She teaches workshops and training groups internationally and is a registered Movement Therapist and practitioner of Body-Mind Centering.
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.
Using principles of experiential anatomy, this workshop explores the balance between sensitive and structural touch, and the interplay of nervous system, skeleton, and muscles. These concepts serve to awaken sensory awareness, fine-tune physical skills, and deepen personal connection with self and others, all of which are skills that enhance the ability to give good bodywork sessions.
This workshop is an invitation to explore and experience current trends in Esalen Massage and Bodywork. During the weekend, attention will be focused on various ways to accomplish the following:
· Sensitively and comfortably work at deep levels
· Utilize both active and passive movement to enhance effectiveness
· Develop a deeper understanding of the terms listening, balance, and integration