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The Cliffs, The Ocean, Hot Springs and Healing.

Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California with Patrick Douce

April 2 - 7,
Novenber 26 - December 1, 2017

Spinal Awareness with Humor: The Essence of Feldenkrais® and Energy Work.


Spinal awareness is a combination of the Feldenkrais MethodŽ, Taoist energetic science, and the Esalen experience. In this workshop, participants will experience movements that help bring new awareness as well as maintain health and assist in the rehabilitation of pain, tension, stiffness, limitation, and injury.

The use of joy and humor will be the undertone of this time together. Real freedom in the body is also freedom of spirit and fun.

Lessons adapted from Indonesian Silat originating from the monasteries of China and Tibet will be shared which greatly expand the scope and effectiveness of each session. The concepts of grounding, extending, generating, protecting, circulating, and efficiently using our energies will be experienced. healthy spine


Safe, non-invasive touch lessons will be used to help in the understanding of our spines, as well as to loosen and improve each person in the workshop. Fun partner lessons will add to the learning and the freedom to be experienced in our bodies.

By increasing awareness and fluidity in the spine, students will find new ways of being sensitive to and improving their work with patients and clients, in their own yoga practice and teachings. Those persons with chronic or acute tension, stress, stiffness, or pain will find tools specific to their needs that will help in their improvement and often healing.


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November 20 - 25, 2016: Esalen Reservations


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