Through a unique combination of SpiritDanceSoulSong™, Breathwork, and Gestalt Practice, you will deepen your felt-sense of Self and fine-tune your personal experience in powerful ways.

Join us for these time-honored and highly effective practices, where you are breathed and moved into a new level of awareness, and empowered to initiate changes designed to support the desired outcomes of YourSelf, family, community and the planet. This workshop will help you transform your past, visualize your future, and move deeply into the present moment—ready to live a life fully-occupied by Expansion, Liberation, and Fulfillment!

Distinct practices in one transformative workshop… SpiritDanceSoulSong™ & The 5Rhythms™ combines the innate wisdom of the 5 Rhythms (a highly effective dancing meditation developed by Gabrielle Roth) with Sound Healing, Mantra, Mudra, and Singing Your Song.

Singing and Dancing are the two oldest spiritual practices on our planet: igniting breath, lifting hearts, weaving the fabric of community life, celebrating rites of passage, honoring birth and death. We will sound, we will sing, and we will dance.

For those who want to integrate Holotropic Breathwork™ evolved over 30 years of research into the power of nonordinary states of consciousness in healing trauma, we recommend that you register for both this workshop as well as Workshop C1 (held on Saturday Oct 13, the day prior – also co-facilitated by Ellen Watson).

Gestalt Awareness Practice (GAP) emerged during the 1960’s – 1990’s when Esalen Institute’s Co-Founder, Richard Price, and Christine Stewart Price, developed their inquiry work based on Fritz Pearl’s “Gestalt Therapy’. Gestalt Practice is designed to raise the awareness of self and other, sharpening the connection to senses, thoughts, and feelings. This gentle yet potent method of inquiry helps us to arrive at a more integrated place while honoring all the complexities of being human.

Join us as we move, breathe, dance, laugh, love, and forgive; exploring the depths and heights of our beings. These practices also support:

• New possibilities for healing the ‘wounded healer’ within
• Spiritual exploration
• Enhanced creativity
• Increased emotional intelligence
• Improved relational harmony
• Attuned access to intuition
• Heightened somatic awareness

Oct 13 (Sat), 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Evening circle)

Oct 14 (Sun), 2018, 9:00am – 8:00pm (with lunch break)

Venue: James Bay Athletic Centre


FEES: [meals not included]

Regular: CAD175 + GST

Early Bird: CAD155 + GST

Note that meals/lunch are NOT included in the fee; participants can opt to lunch together with other workshop attendees at food outlets nearby, or bring their own lunch.

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Ellen Watson
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 33rd year at Esalen Institute where she studies, practices, and teaches various modalities of moving meditation practice. A licensed minister, Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realms 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 to be touched. Ellen is the creator of SpiritDanceSoulSong, and a senior teacher of Esalen Massage & Bodywork, Holotropic Breathwork™, and the Art of Essential Touch.

John Harrison, MA, PsyD(c)
John Harrison has enjoyed much of his time on the planet exploring both the inner and outer landscapes. He is a Psychologist, Addiction Treatment Counselor, Psychedelic Researcher, and an avid High Altitude Mountaineer. John was trained in Clinical Psychology at the California Institute for Integral Studies, and was a resident and Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Ca. A Zen Buddhist practitioner for over 30 years, John also leads workshops in Gestalt Practice. He is dedicated, passionate, insightful, and humorous when it comes to the work of personal transformation. In addition, John is also a connoisseur of amazing and breath-giving sunsets!