For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Springtime began with the Equinox. Cultures the world over recognize this shifting of the sun’s relationship to planet earth.
Ellen's love message to you :
As we enter the 2nd quarter of 2021, I thrill at the regreening, the buds, blossoms and blooms bursting forth. Rebirth and Renewal. For Christians worldwide, the Lenten season ends with Eastertide, beginning on Maundy Thursday commemorating Jesus’ last supper, his death on Good Friday, and his rebirth on Easter Morning. Regardless of your religious background or practice, together, we find common ground in the message of Death, Rebirth, Renewal and Rejoicing. We find this in nature’s cycles. Our friends in the southern hemisphere are entering their autumn season, and will have shorter days while ours lengthen. Such is the magic and mystery of creation and our Creator’s artistry.
We look forward to welcoming you IN PERSON, as soon as borders reopen in a sustainable manner. While we wait, we have some on line offerings for you. Our Vibrance team has been working to co create a new website, which will debut in mid April. Our ‘end-of-summer’ retreat in Lyons, Colorado, will open for registration in April. Our plans for all programming to reopen in 2022, continue to take form. Esalen Healing Arts’ new website is scheduled to debut this spring. We join the staff of Esalen and extended community in celebrating the reopening of Esalen, Big Sur.
MV's collaboration with JeuRan Culture, Shanghai, China, is offering a Somatic & Healing Arts series, starting in March, 2021, and continuing throughout the year. We are delighted to work with JingNi and Marianne, and our outstanding faculty.
These classes are taught in English, with Chinese translation. If the timing works for you, we welcome you to join us.
Esalen® Massage & Bodywork
100 - Hour Training For Professionals
With Ellen Watson & Ingrid May
Assistant : Elena Gilli, Giulio, and Javier.
Dates: 4-8 June, 30 September - 4 October, 30 November - 4 December, 2021 (3 Modules)
Location: ANAPIA Lazio, Rome, Italy
Original Link: http://accademiaoperatoriolistici.com/corso-esalen/
This program offers not only education in massage theory, method, and relevant anatomy and physiology, it also offers an experience of the “bigger picture” of the Esalen approach: how to use simple human touch to support self-organization and healing within the whole person. Through lecture, demonstration, and supervised hands-on practice, students will be taught massage as a holistic approach to optimal health and functioning.
The course offers 100 hours of comprehensive Esalen Massage experience, including relevant anatomical & physiological explorations that link theory to practice. Students will have ample time for massaging one another, emphasizing body mechanics, self-care, and innovation.
The curriculum includes centering skills, Esalen long-stroke methods effective in whole-body integration, draping, detailed structural work, passive joint movement and gentle stretches, and techniques that energetically balance a massage. Students will learn communication skills for interacting with clients in a clear, compassionate manner, including education in difficult ethical situations that sometimes arise in massage practice.
Ellen Watson, a 35 year member of Esalen Institute's (www.Esalen.org) community, Ellen offers retreats and trainings globally in the fields of Mindfulness Practices which include Esalen®Massage & Bodywork, Touching Essence™, Vibrance™ Dance & Song, The 5Rhythms®, Holotropic™Breathwork, Vibrance Pranayama and Breathwork.
Ingrid May is a German-trained physical therapist and since 1986 has been an Esalen bodywork practitioner and massage teacher. The founder/co-director of Oasis School of Massage and Healing Arts in Buenos Aires, she teaches trainings and workshops internationally.
Touching Essence: 250-Hour Training
with Ellen Watson, Elena Gilli & Daniela Urbassek L.Ac
A Modular Certification Training beginning September 2022
This is a modular program for Touching Essence offering 250 Hours certification. It consists of 5 weekend classes and 2 intensive 5-day modules.
Completing training with Myamo will include additional 150-Hours of online training followed by 100-Hours of guided and documented practice through self-learning before final evaluations.
Upon completion you will become a certified, registered and licensed "Psycho-Physical Wellness Practitioner" as defined in the UNI-11713 national standard.
We invite you to join us in Italy for a delightful way to become certified in Esalen Massage & Bodywork whilst enjoying an extraordinary environment for heightening your senses, quietening your mind, opening your heart, and freeing your spirit. This course is designed for those already certified in the practice of massage who wish to add the Esalen approach to their professional repertoire. Esalen has been a place dedicated to supporting many approaches to integrate body, mind, and spirit, and Esalen Massage reflects this rich history in the depth of its curriculum. Star filled nights, and a retreat sanctuary environment, combined with the awareness practices developed at Esalen, Big Sur, provide an ideal setting for immersing yourself in this life changing practice.
Ellen Watson is a long standing member of faculty at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California. During her time at Esalen in combination with time spent teaching and learning around the world, Ellen has intensively studied and developed a broad range of wellness practicies and modalities.
Jessica Fagan has been deeply immersed in the practice and teaching of bodywork, movement, and Yoga since 1994 having studied, practiced and taught in the US, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Indonesia. She came to Esalen Institute in 1997 where she became part of the Healing Arts department and has been deeply influenced by the evolving and innovative forms of bodywork and Somatic therapies ever since.
Two of Our Favorite Baliness Creations
Sale Price: $ 29 (3cm) & $ 39 (5cm)
Hand crafted in Bali️️
Color: Golden with tinkling chime inside the ball.
Size: 3 cm & 5 cm
100% Brass - Antique Style ; The dream ball is made of natural brass and crafted through a traditional artisan process.
Sale Price: $ 25
Made in Bali ️ Product Benefits: Sarong Massage, Hanging banner, Meditation’s mat.
These "Bamboo Sarong" printed sarongs are a great cover up for a massage purpose, at the beach, pool, wherever else your heart desires. Bring the tropical atmosphere of Bali's beaches through this beautiful sarong design. High quality material, soft, breathable, durable and comfortable.
It can be used as a massage cover, yoga blanket, beach towel, decorations.
Bali’s natural beauty and rich culture have made it a tourist magnet but since COVID19, the island is struggling to stay afloat. Locals are questioning their dependence on tourism and the over-development it has unleashed.