Today, Esalen Massage is practiced internationally and renowned for its long, flowing strokes inspired by the ocean waves audible from the Esalen baths. Now for the first time, we’re offering a comprehensive teacher training program in Esalen’s unique form of massage. If you love massage, bodywork, and the healing arts, and you’re practicing Esalen Massage, we invite you to become part of a growing community of leading-edge teachers aligned with Esalen’s mission to help facilitate individual and collective transformation.
This first module is a two-week-long program designed for certified Esalen Massage and bodywork practitioners. If you have already completed an Esalen Massage certification course, this program is for you. Immerse yourself in Esalen’s elemental beauty, delicious cuisine, and daily experiential classes while learning how to teach Esalen Massage to others. Led by Esalen Massage School faculty, the program will provide education and leadership skills designed to develop a life practice that offers a pathway to a more flourishing future.
Here’s a sample of the program’s focus areas:
• Esalen Massage history, fundamental teaching and presentation skills, teaching the signature long-stroke of Esalen Massage
• Awareness practices fundamental to Esalen Massage including sensory awareness, mindfulness, and Esalen Massage Life Practices (daily meditation and movement)
• Building teaching expertise through detailed work on specific areas of the body, anatomy, customizing teaching style to different audiences, building professional networks including marketing, understanding individual and group dynamics, ethics fundamentals, and self-, peer, and teacher assessment
Upon successful completion of the first module, teacher-candidates will be invited to attend the second teacher-training module, which moves them one step closer to gaining the title “provisional teacher of Esalen Massage” at an introductory level. This title will be awarded to teacher-candidates who successfully complete the third and final module of this training. Teacher-candidates who complete 12 months of professional and personal life practice plus additional class hours that may be required will become certified Esalen Massage teachers.
Tuition for this program is $3,847 for standard shared accommodations and $2,779 for bunk bed accommodations. Sleeping bag, guaranteed single, and premium accommodations may also be available. Participation in this program is by application only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for application instructions or with any questions.
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