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ry group work with the open seat form, in which each participant will have the opportunity to work with the leader in a group context.


Please note: Meeting times for this workshop are longer than the average Esalen workshop.


Recommended reading: Perls, Gestalt Therapy Verbatim; Chodron, The Wisdom of No Escape.


CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113. CE credit for nurses; see page 113.


Leader bio on page 11.


Belonging to Earth:


Finding Our Place in Nature Steven Harper & Michael Newman


In every moment of our lives we are supported by natural systems, both seen and unseen. Yet, in our culture, many of us are cut off from the natural world. We have little contact with wild nature, little idea of where we live, and little notion of what directly sustains our daily life. Esalen, surrounded and sustained by wild natur- al systems, is an ideal place to learn more about


our sense of place, of nature, and of belonging to this earth.


This program will explore our relationship to the earth through increasing our knowledge of the basic life and earth sciences, and increasing awareness of self and nature. Participants will be introduced to an overview of the natural sci- ences and then to the geology, weather, ecology, native peoples, flora, and fauna that make up the incredible landscape we call Big Sur.


This workshop will include evening introducto- ry lectures, dialog, and day-hikes that venture into Big Sur’s backcountry for field sessions that expand our practical knowledge of nature and, more specifically, of Big Sur. Attention will be paid to how we take our newfound eco-literacy and integrate it with how we sense our belong- ing so that we may more fully inhabit this extra- ordinary third planet from the sun.


This program is open to all levels of experience in hiking and the natural sciences. Participants should be prepared to hike in varied terrain (four to six miles), enjoy periods of silence, and have a curiosity about nature and our place in the world. More information and a waiver will be sent upon registration. For an equipment list and frequently asked questions about Steven’s work- shops, visit www.stevenkharper.com/faqs.html.


($20 park-entrance fees paid directly to the leader)


Steven Harper bio on page 13. Michael Newman bio on page 32.


Meridian Massage: Touch and Core Energy


Brita Ostrom & Daniela Urbassek


Esalen Massage® combines the personal experi- ence of present-centered attention with aware- ness of the whole energetic field. During this week, we will highlight the core meridian sys- tem of Asian medicine with the attentive flow- ing strokes of Esalen Massage. The result will bring greater balance and chi energy flow with- out loss of the personal, intuitive connection.


The course will address the basic premises: how to begin a massage in a calm, centered state by utilizing balancing chi gung movements, ways to easily incorporate the slow integrative strokes following structural and meridian pathways, and how to add depth and detail.


Attention will also be directed to the physiology of relaxation and to the impact of touch. Guided practice sessions will include individual atten- tion to problem areas, feedback, and questions.


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