Touching Essence™ & Esalen® Massage & Dancing With Rumi™
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 40th year on the Healing and Somatic Arts staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and her 13th year at BaliSpirit Festival!
Ellen is the creator of Touching Essence, a multi-sensory, multi-cultural, shamanic approach to healing through touch, a senior trainer of Esalen® Massage & Bodywork, and creator of Dancing with Rumi. Ellen also stewards the not for profit educational organization: MovingVentures International Healing Arts she founded in 1996.
Annually at the Bali Spirit Festival, Ellen offers instructional, participatory workshops in massage and bodywork along with an international team of men and women, certified in Touching Essence™, and Esalen® Massage and Bodywork. Each workshop includes a short philosophical download and hands-on learning in giving and receiving skilled and sensitive touch. Each student learns directly from one of Ellen’s faculty and works in tandem. Additionally, Ellen and Daphne offer Vibrance’s “Dancing with Rumi,” a dancing, singing, spinning, poetic moving meditation practice.
Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of heart and spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing, to play and pray, to touch and be touched. Ellen and the faculty of MovingVentures offer residential retreats, certifications and teacher training throughout the year in Bali, and numerous inspiring global locations.
Check out Ellen’s schedule here