The Luminescent Body: Moving Like the Ocean, Sitting Like a Mountain
August 27–29, 2021
August 27–29, 2021
with Zuza Engler and Scott Engler
Register NowRegister NowBook AccommodationsApply NowApply Now

… Be inspired by the flame

where everything shines as it disappears.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

After the past 18 months, what in your life could use some breath, space, movement, flow, and a sprinkle of humor? And where in your life are you called toward a more passionate participation – or toward a deeper letting go?

What if you had ways in which to “show up” with change, impermanence, loss, and the whole everyday mess of the human condition while remaining in touch with the deathless presence in which everything dances?

Join us on a leading-edge path that integrates conscious movement, body-based inquiries of Gestalt Practice, and the stillness of nature into a transformative process that touches body, heart, and spirit.

During this weekend together, we will …

  • Dance, inspired by a wide range of music and the great sound of silence, supported by the benevolent presence of earth and sky.
  • Build resonance with the movements of life around us by moving from the inside out – alone, in pairs or trios, and as a group; sometimes indoors, sometimes in nature.
  • Explore and express what is alive inside us through movement, awareness practices, and sharing in pairs and in circle.
  • Experience through movement all the landscapes of relating – to self, to the world, and to the great Mystery that we also are.
  • Learn skills for stress reduction, relaxation, and renewal through awareness-based conscious movement and stillness.
  • Spend time on the land in sitting and walking meditation, allowing ourselves to dissolve a little into space.

Relating to each other in real time in the presence of the natural world, we can not only return to a semblance of sanity but also find ourselves held and healed in the great heart of Belonging.

Open to every body willing to move, pause, listen, and relax, relax, relax … one timeless movement moment at a time.

CE hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs available; see Faculty.

Zuza Engler

Zuza Engler

Zuza Engler has been on the spiral path of kinesthetic investigation into consciousness for close to three decades, through motion, stillness, and process inquiry. She is a teacher of Soul Motion® and Open Floor Movement, creatrix of Embodied Inquiry, and a long-term Buddhism and Gestalt practitioner.

Read More

Scott Engler

Scott Engler

Scott Engler, a longtime student of presence and healing, supports adults, children and infants through Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and workshops in trauma resolution for the family. He holds a third-degree black belt in aikido.

Read More

Categories:
Category :   
Workshop Schedule

Fri 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat  9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Sat 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

First, sign up and pay tuition directly to

Second, click Book Accommodations from this page and enter the password to complete your reservation to stay at Esalen.

Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

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.

All-inclusive Pricing
//