Vibrance™ Breathwork and Pranayama for Physical and Metaphysical Expansion
November 19 – December 16, 2022
November 19 – December 16, 2022
with Ellen Watson
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Pranayama: An ancient and powerfully transformative modality practiced by dedicated yogis as a means to both activate prana (life force) and yama (to gain control of). Pranayamas are practiced to elevate pranic energies.

Join master breathwork facilitator Ellen Watson in this singular opportunity to transform your life by exploring breathwork in its many forms. In recent years, numerous modalities of breathwork have gained global recognition as powerful tools for human transformation.

Through a powerful blend of experiential breathwork meditation practices, supportive bodywork protocols, mandala drawings, and group sharing, you’ll be empowered with new tools, knowledge, and an understanding of the transformative power of your breath.

In our time together, we will experience and practice various pranayamas, Hototropic® Breathwork, Vibrance™ Breathwork’s Safe Harbor and Flying Solo disciplines.

Together we will practice breathwork protocols that you can take home with you when it’s time to continue your journey, such as:

  1. A short, “wake-up-and-roar” morning breathing technique to stimulate your vagus nerve and enliven you for your day.
  2. A 30-minute, seated, chakra-based breath and sound meditation, designed to activate the energies of your chakras, cleanse and clear energies, and, again, stimulate your vagus nerve and entire polyvagal system.
  3. Various breath and sound combinations to build an energetic charge in your body.
  4. Various breath and sound combinations to calm your energetic body.

In addition to our work in the breathing room, we will have a session at the Esalen Baths, moving from the hot springs to the cold plunge tub to experience the profound effects of hydrotherapy. We will prepare a breathing technique specifically to support your cold plunge, which you’ll be able to use at the baths whenever you choose.

Throughout this month, you’ll learn personal inquiry skills, how to clear your energetic body, to release physical holding patterns, and deepen your sense of yourself as a whole and integrated human being.

Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson began her studies at Esalen in 1984, and continued onward as a staff member in the garden, office and a chef in the Esalen Kitchen. During the 80’s and 90’s Ellen was a voracious student of the healing, somatic, and movement arts, becoming a faculty member in all three areas of study.

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COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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