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Thursday, April 5 • 14:15 - 15:45
Esalen®Massage & Indonesian Spa Rituals

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Joining Ellen this year will be Kim Collier (International Wellness Consultant) and instructors from Jamu Spa School (International Education Center for promoting Indonesian healing arts).
This workshop will feature the essentials of Esalen Massage as the foundation for touch, with the addition of Indonesian techniques for bodywork and herbal bodycare.
After a demonstration, participants are invited to join us at the tables to give and receive, and experience spa therapies and rich traditions of island beauty, healing & wellness.


Speakers
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Kim Collier

USA, Massage
Kim is honored to assist Ellen Watsons’ workshops during Bali Spirit Festival. In collaboration with Jamu Spa School, Kim will offer insight and experiences of herbal healing traditions of Bali.  Kim and her husband lived in Bali for 8 years, working as spa consultants/advisors and in 1993 they started a company for the locals, to support the global growth of traditions of ‘jamu’. Kim has been dedicated to spa and wellness for over 30 years, as a spa director, massage therapist, holistic health practitioner, continuing education provider, business owner, wife, mother and lover of all things Bali and ‘jamu’. This will be Kim’s first Bali Spirit Festival, where she will be co-teaching with Ellen Watson.For more information about Kim, please see... Read More →
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Ellen Watson

USA, Touching Essence™ & Esalen® Massage Dancing With Rumi™
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 35th year on the Healing Arts staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and her 11th year at BaliSpirit Festival!Ellen, 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 has also been running 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 & Bodywork. Each workshop includes: a short philosophical download & 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. In addition, Ellen offers Dancing with Rumi, a dancing, 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 trainings throughout the year in Bali, Big Sur, and other inspiring global locations.This year Ellen will co-teach a few classes with Kim Collier & Maria Alfaro.For more information about Ellen, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
AMPHITHEATER