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

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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!

Jessica Fagan

Jessica has been deeply immersed in the practice and teaching of bodywork, movement, and Yoga since 1994 having studied, practiced and taught in the US, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Indonesia. She came to Esalen Institute in 1997 where she became part of the Healing Arts department and has been deeply influenced by the evolving and innovative forms of bodywork and Somatic therapies ever since.Jessica currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area and is pursuing her MFT in Expressive Arts Therapy where she aims to bring a creative method of expression into the clinical practice of therapy through dance, drama, music, visual arts, and poetry/narrative therapy. Jessica maintains a private massage practice,teaches locally as well as internationally, and is passionate about combining her knowledge of the body as it relates to the field of Psychology in order to address a diverse population with a multicultural perspective.Jessica’s teaching utilizes her background in Eastern and Western body therapies, Psychology, the Arts, and love of making healing contact through the hands, to create a unique approach to working with the body and her students.

Robin Fann-Costanzo's Introduction to Esalen Massage® DVD

Follow along as Robin Fann-Costanzo, World Massage Festival Hall of Fame Inductee, gently guides you through an entire world-class 90 minute Esalen Massage. Perfect for anyone interested in learning the art of Esalen Massage. *this is a non-credit instructional video

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