Esalen Massage®
100 Hour Certification

April 19-24, 2020   |   May 17-22, 2020   |   June 14-19 , 2020

Available to licensed massage and practitioners only, this unique 100 hour training will be taught in three modules, provide a deep understanding of the spirit and principles of Esalen massage, and allow you to become a certified Esalen Massage Practitioner.

Experiential learning classes will enable students to develop a balance between technique, intuition, and creativity. Each day we will move through different areas of the body focusing on a variety of techniques to address muscle tension, body holding patterns, and injury.  Our study of massage technique is augmented through applied anatomy, awareness practices, methods of self-care, and communication skills.

This training is designed to be deeply transformational and will give you tools for awakening your senses and bringing more awareness to your massage practice and your life. It is for certified massage & bodywork practitioners wanting to deepen their bodywork practice and add the Esalen approach to their work. Following the satisfactory completion of this program, students wishing to complete the certification process will have 6 months to document massage sessions. Upon payment of a $150 processing fee, an Esalen Massage & Bodywork Certificate will be issued. 



    Certification Schedule

    The daily schedule will include a variety of morning movement and meditation practice, massage demonstrations, and supervised massage practice sessions. We will include experiential ethics, pathology, alternate client positions, and the most current trends in Esalen Massage and somatic bodywork. There will also be time to hear from each participant, and practice good communication skills.  

    Day 1

    4:00 pm Check in

    5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Dinner

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Class

    Days 2 - 5

    7:00 am - 8:00 am Experiential Anatomy & Physiology

    8:00 am - 9:00 am  Breakfast

    9:30am - 12:30 pm Class

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

    2:00-3:30 Break/Massage Practice Time

    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Class

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner

    Day 6

    7:00 am - 8:00 am Experiential Anatomy & Physiology

    8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast

    9:00 am - 9:30 am Check out

    9:30 am - 12:0 pm Closing Circle

    1:00 pm -  2:00 pm Lunch

    SANCTUARY In The Pines               Flat Rock, NC


    Your Instructors

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    Robin Fann-Costanzo

    Robin has been working at the Esalen Institute and internationally since 1992 as an Esalen massage staff member, instructor, and registered yoga teacher.   In addition to Esalen massage, Robin brings a lifetime of experienced as a trained dancer and has extensive training in craniosacral therapy, somatoemotional release, gestalt therapy, life coaching, and dance therapy.

    Her love for learning and teaching led her to collaborate in the development of Esalen teacher’s training program.  Robin is featured in the Esalen massage DVD and in 2017 released her own full length instructional Esalen Massage tutorial.  She has developed  continuing education programs taught at Esalen and offers classes in Asheville, NC where she currently resides with her husband and daughters. 

    In 2012 at the World Massage Festival, Robin was honored for her years of dedication in the field of massage and bodywork, by being inducted into the World Massage Hall of Fame!




    Ellen Watson

    2015 Inductee into the World  Massage Hall of Fame. Ellen is  celebrating her 27th year on  staff at Esalen Institute, where  she studies, practices, and t  teaches various modalities of  moving meditation practice. A  licensed minister, Ellen  believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of the heart and the Spirit.

    Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing and play and pray, to touch and be touched. She is passionate about spreading the good news about how waking up can heal and transform the mind, body and soul. Ellen is a teacher of Esalen® Massage, Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms™, Holotropic™ Breathwork, SpiritDance, The Art of Essential Touch, and Your Body is a Musical Instrument. From 1984 through 2003, Ellen developed and administered the Movement Arts Program at Esalen. In 1996, she founded MovingVentures™ School, a 501c3, whose mission is education in the somatic arts, focusing on women and men in developing countries, and the southern USA. MovingVentures™ faculty offer workshops, retreats, and trainings at Esalen, in Bali, and at other inspiring locations around the globe.