Course Hours: 100
Tuition: 1770.00
Nonrefundable Deposit: 150.00


Taught by Char Pias and Jessica Fagan

The EsalenTM Massage 100 hour Certification Course offers a comprehensive training for certified bodyworkers who wish to add the EsalenTM philosophy and signature approach to their professional repertoire. Renowned for its innovative and fluid style, EsalenTM Massage was developed in concert with pioneers of the “human potential movement” as a language of touch that responded to the needs of the individual rather than a set sequence. Often referred to as the Tai Chi of massage, this experiential approach to bodywork utilizes the principles of structure, balance, movement, and grounding to create a therapeutic “dance” between practitioner and client. With the use of oil students will learn the trademark EsalenTM “long stroke” as a foundation to integrate a wide range of techniques which include; working under the body, 3 dimensional touch, oscillations, deep forearm work, compressions, specific soft tissue releases, stretching, dynamic mobilizations, energy work, and “sheet tricks” which effortlessly move the client on the table. Somatic learning is fundamental to understanding the healing process both on and off the table. Special focus will be given to support students with this through mindfulness exercises, communication principles, body-awareness, Qi Gong, self-care practices and proper body mechanics. Students will familiarize themselves with the therapeutic benefits of the modalities presented as well as learn to recognize possible contraindications. EsalenTM Massage is an approach of listening, responding, flowing, and pausing that acknowledges the intimate relationship between the physical, emotional, and spiritual body as a whole. Our hope is to provide a classroom that fosters creativity and an approach that will not only enhance but inspire the current bodywork practice.

Bring: 2 Flat sheets, pillowcase
Pass mid-term hands-on exam
Pass final hands on exam
Complete 30 massages outside of class
EsalenTM Institute will issue final certificate, 0 fee

Read: Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine and Esalen Massage for Couples by Peggy Horan

Suggested Reading: Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion by Jeffery J Kripal

Job’s Body by Deane Juhan

Required Book(s): Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine & Esalen Massage for Couples by Peggy Horan
Prerequisite(s): 150 Hours or equivalent

To enroll in this course, please select from the following upcoming class dates:

Start Date End Date Days and Times
03/09/18 04/22/18 9am-6pm
Mar 9-12 Fri-Mon,
Mar 23-25 Fri-Sun,
Apr 6-8 Fri-Sun,
Apr 20-22 Fri-Sun