Eddie - The theme this week is The Power of Mindful Touch. Perhaps you could give us an idea of what we might be talking about this evening.
Robin - Thanks for asking Eddie. I suppose over my lifetime, really since I was a child, I’ve been really interested in touch and present touch and I’ve spent most of my life I would say dedicated to that exploration. I spent many years at the Esalen Institute practicing and learning different types of bodywork and massage as well and I’m looking forward to talking about my experiences over all these years.
Journey back in time to the beginnings of Esalen Massage with Robin Fann-Costanzo and Deborah Medow, manager of the Esalen Healing Arts Department and longtime Esalen bodywork practitioner, yoga instructor and workshop leader.
For perhaps the first time since the dark, salty silence of the womb, I found myself in a place where strain was fundamentally not required. Again, you can't know how profound that really is until you experience it.
Bring creative sounds like a lot of work. Keep in mind I’m an artist. I am also one who likes to plan, to strategize, and organize (read: INTJ Capricorn). Lets just say my passion and personality haven’t always seamlessly merged. I’ve always felt stuck in my head, trapped in an over-analytical mindset. Thinking and over-thinking everything, especially creative projects, can be torture.
As a float specialist, I have introduced hundreds of first time floaters to the world of Salt Water Floatation (or sensory deprivation). Often times, people want to know advice on how to have the best possible experience. Here are my top five tips.
We have been trying to come up with an awesome t-shirt design for Still Point Wellness and have yet to design something that captures our essence. Luckily, we live in Asheville, a place packed full of talented artists, like you!
What do you think our t-shirt should look like?
Share your original design and you could win a 6-month float membership (that's six 90-min floats, a $570 value PLUS 20% off any additional services)
In addition to participating in the walk we are also offering free massage compliments of Still Point Wellness' professionally trained Esalen Massage therapists. After walking a mile in high heels, you may be in need of a little extra TLC!