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laughter, stories, and feelings, and reclaim our souls.

Rob will teach through individual demonstra- tions, group process and hands-on techniques.

Join Rob Bauer, find your true self, and learn what holds us back from relationship in the stunning landscape of Big Sur. All gay, bi and trans men are welcome, regardless of age or relationship status. Rob has been working with gay men singly and in relationship for more than twenty-five years as a body-centered psy- chotherapist. He is celebrating fourteen years of teaching at Esalen.

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.

Rob Bauer has been working with gay men for 25 years. His workshops incorporate the Rubenfeld Synergy Method, a body-centered psychotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, as well as experiential exercises, relationship dynamics, and meditation. He has presented workshops across America. www.rob-

Week of July 29–August 3

Empowering Creativity through Movement/Dance and Life/Art Metaphors

Anna Halprin & Daria Halprin

In celebration of Esalen’s 50th year, Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin will join forces for this one-time, very special workshop. They were both part of the groundbreaking human poten- tial movement that flourished in the early 1960s and they worked with Fritz Perls, Ida Rolf, and others in the early years at Esalen.

Throughout time, movement, dance, and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a means of soulful expres- sion, healing, and connection with the spirit. This workshop will generate opportunities for participants to find such meaning and connect it with the real issues in their lives.

Pioneers in their respective fields of dance and expressive-arts-based psychology, Anna and Daria will interweave their original work in an exploration of the body in movement and imagi- nation, life and art, and individual and collective stories and myths. The Life/Art Processâ devel- oped by the Halprins includes the following tools: movement/dance, drawing, poetic dia- logue, individual and group dance, reflective writing, and the natural environment. These elements will be utilized to renew, regenerate,

inspire, envision, and catalyze new resources to bring back into daily life. The workshop is designed for everyone, with no previous experi- ence in dance/art needed. Live music by Billy Cauley.

Recommended reading and viewing: Anna Halprin, Moving Toward Life: Five Decades of Transformational Dance and Returning to Health: With Dance Movement and Imagery; Gerber, Breath Made Visible: Anna Halprin (DVD); Daria Halprin, The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy, Working with Movement, Metaphor and Meaning, and Body Ensouled, Enacted and Entranced.

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.

Anna Halprin was named one of “America’s 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” by the Dance Heritage Coalition. She founded the San Francisco Dancer’s Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter, Daria.

Daria Halprin, dancer, poet, psychologist, teacher, and author, is among the leading pioneers in the field of movement/dance and expressive arts education and therapy. Her work bridges the fields of somatic psychology, movement/dance therapy, expressive arts therapy, and community-based arts and health education.

Full Body Presence: Grounding and Healthy Boundaries

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

To thrive in today’s demanding world, we all need full access to our inner and outer resources. This course teaches how the deep wisdom of the body can help navigate our living, working, healing, and relating. Listening to this body- wisdom as the ground of knowing enables us to rediscover our innate spirituality and develop our emotional intelligence.

Many of us are inspired to be a healing influ- ence, to have a strong and beneficial presence in our work and personal lives. Yet unless we know how to hold a healing space for ourselves, the outcome is often burnout. This course presents a step-by-step process of reclaiming and trans- forming the tight, numb, or painful places with- in so that we can feel, in each moment, our wholeness—the sense of aliveness that allows us to be in a state of grace with our core.

Although each person’s journey is different, the underlying principles are the same. These prin- ciples will be explored first conceptually, then experientially. You will learn about your unique energy flow and how to create new energy habits that will help you heal your internal

blocks. This will take place in a safe, supportive circle, through guided explorations, conscious intention, gentle movement, breath, journaling, and dream work. This course is especially bene- ficial for healthcare professionals or anyone wanting to be a healing influence in the world.

For more information about Suzanne Scurlock- Durana’s work, visit

Note: Registration for this workshop is through IAHE only. To register, please call 1-800-311- 9204. Only after you have registered with IAHE and paid tuition fees will you be able to reserve accommodations at Esalen. Please see accommo- dations costs under “Pricing for Partner Programs” at tions.html.

Required reading: Scurlock-Durana, Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom, book and CD.

CE credit for nurses; see page 113. CE credit for bodyworkers; see page 113.

Leader bio on page 18.

The Promise: Advanced Yoga for Everyone Intensive

Mark Whitwell

Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone. This week, Mark Whitwell offers yoga’s advanced practices in a way that you can integrate and make your own, whether you are just beginning to practice or have years of experience. The weekend involves an interwoven promise: You promise to practice yoga, and in return you receive the promise of yoga’s gifts, including health, intimacy, wellbeing, and joy. In order to experience these benefits, your yoga practice must be adapted to you, not you to yoga. With Mark’s skillful and heartfelt guidance, you will:

• Explore the five principles of advanced personal practice

• Dive into asana, pranayama, and meditation as a seamless process

• Discover how yoga transforms life into an intimate celebration with everything

• Experience the nurturing principle as a constant in your life from now on

• Return home with understanding and the embodied felt sense of your own joyful practice

This program is a regenerative and joyful event that will continue to reverberate through your daily life in very practical ways. For all levels; no


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