International Certification in Esalen Massage®
(Algarve, Portugal 2022)
Why do the International Certification in Esalen Massage?
There is a natural instance in which we want to know more, to know more subtle aspects, to deepen our talent, to be and feel beyond what we know. For this, bi-annually we offer the International Certification in Esalen Massage.
In a paradisiacal place, accompanied by teachers and your peers, you will develop and discover the most intimate sensitivity of your being. During this wonderful experience you will be able to share, experiment and learn in a safe environment. You will be part of a like-minded community that will accompany you on your journey.
Having the possibility to live this experience is a gift for the evolution of your being.
International Certification in Esalen Massage
The International Certification in Esalen Massage of 100hs offers a comprehensive training. It is intended for all certified bodyworkers who wish to incorporate this approach.
The Esalen Institute (California, USA) was a pioneer in integrating body, mind and spirit. Its Esalen Massage Certification curriculum is based on this rich history.
This massage is based on “presence”. Its application and use of awareness utilizes simple human touch to awaken processes. These are inherent to the healing already existing within every cell of the human body.
A characteristic that naturally arises in Esalen massage sessions is a sense of wholeness, peace and self-healing. All of these are activated through this powerful technique.
International Certification in Esalen Massage
We will begin the day with a practice that will lead us to center ourselves to be present and awaken our senses. This will be done through meditation, yoga, and movement practices.
The daily training in the practice of Esalen massage will show you the holistic approach of this technique. From this place you will develop the quality of touch, especially through the “Long Movements”.
These movements are the hallmark of Esalen massage and above all act as integrators that connect the different aspects of this work. All this is integrated with a very fluid touch. These integrative movements remind the body that it is essentially composed of water and that fluidity is its birthright.
Lectures, demonstrations and daily supervised practices will be an essential part of each training day. Therefore we will place special emphasis on achieving proper body mechanics.
You will develop your own body awareness through a wide variety of exercises. You will also gain relevant knowledge of anatomy and physiology that will be integrated into the teaching of this art.
You will also learn communication skills to interact with clients in a clear and compassionate manner.
It is a prerequisite for registration to have completed 150 hours of previous training in a body technique. A copy of these qualifications must be attached to the registration form.
The duration of the certification course is 15 days. It will begin on Saturday, August 27, 2022 and will end on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
The training will be conducted in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish and German.
The place chosen for the training is a retreat center in the south of Portugal (Algarve, Monchique mountain range). Here you can learn more about it: https://www.karunaretreatcenter.org/
Obtaining the Esalen Massage Therapist certificate
- To successfully complete the training, each student must document thirty practice massages at their home location.
- The Esalen Institute will issue a Certificate in Esalen Massage, 100 hours of training, upon payment of a $150 fee to the Esalen Institute.
- This is a professional training with limited admission.
The International Certification in Esalen Massage of 100 hours in Portugal is priced at 2.000 € (including accommodation and meals). There is the possibility of a discount of 200 €, available for those who register before May 31, 2022.
A deposit of 300 € is required to register for the training. The rest of the amount will be paid in cash on the first day of the training.
- Cancellations until May 31: Full refund of deposit. After May 31, the registration fee will not be refunded.
- In case the health authorities do not allow us to deliver the retreat/training: Full refund of the deposit.
- In case you have to cancel due to Covid, you must send proof of a positive test result for a full refund.
- In case of other illness, you must send a report from your doctor and you will be refunded, minus your deposit.
Perry has lived and taught Esalen® massage at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, since 1979.
He developed the Esalen® Massage Teacher Training Program and has trained teachers worldwide since 2009.
He also created the Deep Bodywork® program at Esalen and teaches professional bodyworkers how to develop advanced bodywork skills.
Eva-Maria lives and works in Dortmund as a naturopath with her own approach to bodywork and body therapy. She is certified in Esalen Massage®, Somatic Integration® and Somatic Experiencing® (trauma healing according to Peter Levine).
She is an EMBA-certified Esalen Massage® teacher and organizer of the Esalen Massage® and Advanced and Deep Bodywork® trainings in Germany.
Obtaining the certificate as Esalen Massage Therapist
To successfully complete the training, each student must document thirty practice massages at their home location.
This is a professional training with limited admission.
The Esalen Institute will issue a Certificate in Esalen Massage for 100 hours of training.
“With the Esalen massage a very deep body work is performed at the muscular and energetic level. The person connects with his body, relaxing deeply, releases tensions, muscular and / or emotional blockages.
For me it is essential the connection therapist – patient, contact, breathing, sensitivity … The Esalen massage technique gives you a very large knowledge of our body, of each part of our body.”
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