Celebrate the holiday season by enjoying the natural beauty of the Esalen land, while learning how to give an Esalen Massage.
Esalen Massage is a continually evolving, creative form of somatic bodywork. The essence of this practice is the awareness and presence with which one addresses individual needs, balances the whole person, and honors the healing power of touch. This workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to explore sensitivity and connection through massage.
Through brief lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice, the fundamental elements of Esalen Massage — breath awareness, quality of touch, long integrative body strokes, and creative table movements — will be presented. Sessions will include plenty of personal instruction and assistance, to support the process of learning. Our goal is to create a firm foundation for a massage that feels as satisfying to give as to receive.
This holiday retreat is for individuals and partners who would like to offer skilled caring touch to others and for anyone interested in experiencing the Esalen approach to massage and bodywork. Come prepared to touch and to be touched, both in the workshop and by the beauty, power, and spirit of Esalen and the Big Sur coast. All levels of experience are welcome.