Developed over the last 50 years at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. Esalen® Massage is known for its long, integrating strokes, and for creating deep relaxation that supports the bodys natural ability to self-heal.
People from all over the world come to Big Sur to learn this healing art, and now, among the flowering jungles and lotus laden ponds of Bali, we offer a 28-day Basic Certification in Esalen® Massage. This training will provide you with in-depth experience and practice in basic Esalen® Massage techniques, enabling you to give a professional full-body massage upon completion of the course. Click the links to read more about Ellen Watson and Esalen® massage here.
Your study of massage will be complemented by daily meditation, chanting, yoga, chi gong, ecstatic dance, and other moving meditation practices. You will experience in your own body the qualities of aliveness and flowing presence central to this method. The process of self-exploration is a key element, grounding this practice in the experience of your own body, thereby transforming mere technique into a true healing art. The atmosphere and culture of Bali fit well with our intention to teach this method as a path toward healing. The Balinese word for foreigner translates as 'guest', this simple expression conveying the warmth, openness, and beauty which the Balinese embody in every aspect of their lives. As guests of the Balinese during this time, we will have our weekends free to explore the high mountains and hidden beaches of this magical island, absorbing both its tropical beauty and the grace of its people.
Learning the art of Esalen® Massage is an experience that often changes lives. Whether you intend to create a new career path, deepen your knowledge of bodywork, or spend time healing yourself through touch, our time together is sure to stay with you for years to come. Having taught certification courses in Bali for a number of years, we notice the lasting power of these memories - for some, as a healing recollection of new friendships made in the extraordinary Balinese landscape; for others, a time of self-exploration and transformation.
Learn the amazing gift of Esalen Massage with Ellen Watson and Jessica Fagan. These highly experienced teachers will show you the true art of touch.