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Daniela Urbassek

Daniela Urbassek
is a longtime member of the Esalen massage staff. Her work is strongly influenced by her studies in craniosacral work, movement, yoga, and dance.

Touching Essence: Esalen® Massage Retreat for Couples

Jul 06 - 08, 2018 Begins in 3 months
with Carl Swanson & Daniela Urbassek

This program is specifically designed to enhance the quality and experience in loving relationships through the sense of touch. Remaining aware of self while giving attention to another is a foundational practice for all sustainable relationships, and especially important in giving and receiving Esalen Massage.



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