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every woman is moved by symbols, images, and feelings related to the archetypes in her. The phases of the moon or the maiden-mother- crone aspects of the Great Goddess whose wor- ship preceded patriarchal gods are powerful metaphors. Humanity and the planet also are approaching a Hecate crossroad. 2012 may truly be a transition time for patriarchy, the outcome of which may depend on women.

Through storytelling insights, guided medita- tion, self-reflection, and in sacred circles, we are invited to share and learn from one another, reconnect with archetypal sources of meaning and creativity, and acknowledge what is true for us. Music and poetry will add to the experience as we gather and explore what the poet Mary Oliver called our “one wild and precious life.”

Recommended reading: Bolen, The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and the World.

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and author of 11 books. She leads the effort for a 5th World Conference on Women at the United Nations, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a former clini- cal professor of

The Heart of Buddhism Noah Levine & Vinny Ferraro

In the Buddhist tradition of overcoming hatred with love, fear with faith, ignorance with under- standing, and greed with generosity, this week- end of meditation and reflection will focus on cultivation of the heart’s natural qualities of wis- dom and compassion. We will learn to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through the revolutionary spiritual prac- tices of the Buddha. The workshop explores the way that true spiritual practice is an engagement with life that goes against the norms of our con- fused society, and is therefore an act of rebellion. Instructions in meditation and guidance in the subversive Buddhist path to liberation will be offered. This retreat is suitable for both begin- ning and long-term practitioners.

Recommended reading: Levine, Against the Stream and Dharma Punx.

Noah Levine bio on page 79.

Vinny Ferraro has been practicing meditation since 1993. He has taught meditation to incarcerated youth and adults and is the head trainer for the Mind Body Awareness Project. He also is a Spirit Rock Community Dharma teacher.




and Bodywork Professional Training

Esalen Massage is a unique modality devel- oped by Esalen practitioners at the baths overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Esalen is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the California Department of Post-Secondary Education as a provider of basic massage trainings and continuing education.

In addition to weekend and five-day work- shops, Esalen offers a semi-annual 28-day Esalen Massage practitioner certification training, and other advanced specialized pro- grams. The Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association offers membership and similar coursework worldwide. Please visit for full details. Contact with questions.

November 18–December 16 28-day Esalen®

Program Char Pias, Dean Marson & Ellen Watson

Esalen Massage is a unique style that reflects an attitude about touching that goes beyond physical manipulation. Practitioners of Esalen Massage think holistically and acknowledge the intimate relationship of the physical body with thoughts, emotions, and spirit, and addi- tionally, to the connection with the world around us. At the heart of this method is com- passion and gratitude. Expressed through the language of touch, the intention is to facilitate an individual in restoring a sense of harmony and to awaken inner resources for healing. Esalen Massage is an approach of listening, responding, flowing, and pausing that makes for an extraordinary experience.

This 175-hour certification training is open to nonprofessionals and professionals. For new- comers to the field, it provides a foundation from which to grow, and for those already cer- tified in other modalities, it offers a fresh approach for practitioners and their clients.

Classes include lectures and demonstrations of fundamental massage skills and supervised

practice sessions amongst the class partici- pants. Students learn the appropriate use of joint mobilizations and stretching, profession- al draping, and how to conduct an interview with their clients. The study of massage tech- nique will be augmented through applied anatomy, ethics and business practices, pathol- ogy, methods of self-care and self-knowledge. Emphasis is on supporting students to devel- op a balance between technique, intuition and creativity. The primary teaching method is experiential learning.

Upon satisfactory completion, and after docu- menting thirty additional massages at your home site, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. The certification fee is $115. Students seeking to fulfill the California State Certified Massage Practitioner requirements may add 3 additional catalog bodywork courses to equal 250 hours of training. Esalen's pending appli- cation for reapproval by the CA Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education has not yet been reviewed.

Massage Certification

This is a professional training with limited admission. Please request an application from the Esalen office by calling 831-667-3004 or by emailing Applications will be reviewed in the order received and preference given to those who have previously completed an Esalen Massage workshop.

Tuition: Standard accommodations: $5155; Bunk bed rooms (considered as scholarship): $3885.

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

Char Pias, a member of the Esalen massage staff since 1980, teaches internationally, focusing on bodywork’s energetic, emotional, and spiritual aspect. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher, a Circle of Life facilitator/coach, and a licensed graduate of The Center for Spiritual Healing.

Dean Marson teaches Esalen® Massage and Ocean Yoga. He integrates meditation, movement, and bodywork practices to assist people in enliven- ing their bodies and their lives. He has led work- shops at Esalen and internationally for more than 20 years.

Ellen Watson travels extensively, sharing the essence of her 26 years at Esalen. Ellen founded MovingVentures, whose mission is vocational edu- cation in the fields of breathwork, and somatic and movement arts. Since 1998, she has focused on sup- porting the people of Bali,

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