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The Gift of Touch: An Esalen® Massage Holiday Retreat Weekend of December 19-21 , 2014

$405.00 – $1,750.00 (based on accommodation type)

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Workshop Details

Celebrate the holiday season by enjoying the natural beauty of the Esalen land while learning how to give an Esalen Massage. This seasonal workshop offers the talents of two experienced teachers and a weekend of touch. This is a weekend of mutual giving and receiving for those of you who wish to learn the fundamental elements of Esalen Massage. The essence of the Esalen style of bodywork is the awareness and presence with which one approaches massage. In support of this awareness, this workshop offers basic bodywork skills: the signature long, flowing, integrative strokes of Esalen Massage, and instruction in grounding, centering, breath awareness, and detail work.
Sessions will include plenty of personal instruction and assistance to support the learning process.
This holiday retreat is for individuals and partners who would like to offer loving, non-sexual touch to others and for anyone interested in experiencing the Esalen approach to massage and bodywork.  Come prepared to be nurtured by the healing waters of the Esalen baths and to revel in the natural beauty, power, and spirit of Esalen and the Big Sur coast during this holiday season. All levels of experience and inexperience are welcome. This workshop is especially useful for those in the helping and healing professions in working with their clients and patients.
Please bring an open heart, your favorite massage and dancing music, and a good sense of humor.
CE credit for bodyworkers;
CE credit for nurses;


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