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Conversations on the Edge: Journeys in Gender, Exploration of Identities Weekend of October 25-27, 2019

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If you are looking for another way to grow, in a unique format different from the traditional workshop, please join us for an Esalen original series: Conversations on the Edge. In each of these curated weekend events, we bring together leading experts and visiting teachers to explore a pressing issue of our time in a vibrant, interactive forum of lecture, lightning talks, group discussion and idea sharing.

In Journeys in Gender: Exploration of Identities, we will engage in short lightning talks by visiting teachers and skilled experts who will explore the dimensions of gender and how gender impacts, influences and informs our day-to-day experiences. The teachers will share their own personal and professional gender journeys and invite participants to explore their own.

Visiting teachers include Ben Geilhufe, director of outreach at UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center, and Dr. Jen Hastings, who is a physician with the medical advisory board at The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.

This weekend is comprised of several short but impactful lecturettes that end in Q&A and conversation among the audience. Scheduled gathering time will be significantly less than traditional workshops to allow for participation in movement and meditation classes, healing arts and hot springs, and time to enjoy the natural beauty of Esalen. Presenters are subject to change.


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