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~ Esalen Certification 2018 ~
January 15-17, April 13-15, May 18-20, June 29-July 1, & July 27-29
$400.00 each level. The first and last payment must be received by December 15th, 2017
This training is for practitioners certified in a massage/bodywork modality by a state-approved accredited school.
Therapist must commit to the entire certification. 100 contact hours.
Esalen Massage is a diverse and unique style of bodywork developed at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California in the mid 1960’s. During the past fifty years, Esalen Massage has continued to grow and evolve, reflecting its continued quest to integrate body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Using the ‘trademark’ Esalen long strokes that provide a sense of wholeness, integration and deep relaxation, Esalen practitioners approach with the idea of working ‘with’ instead of ‘on’ the client. As the quality of contact and touch increases, the spirit of Esalen massage both inspires and fuses with each practitioner’s personal style of working with the body, resulting in a specialized session, creating an atmosphere of peace and harmony, an inner space where natural healing can more easily happen.
After completing the course of instruction, participants will have received complete instructions and practice in giving an effective Esalen massage. To receive an EMBA Esalen massage certificate, each student must complete one full Esalen massage evaluation session on a specific Esalen Massage Teacher and document 30 additional non-paid Esalen massages, with a minimum of 10 of the sessions being completed after the course of instruction. In addition, a $150 certification fee must be paid to the Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association.