Touching Essence® Learn the Gift of Touch – 1-Day Class

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Touching Essence® Learn the Gift of Touch – 1-Day Class

October 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are thrilled to invite you to our 1-Day Introduction to Touching Essence® 1-Day class.

Are you looking into a career change? This 1-Day class could be for you. It will introduce you to our upcoming 200-hour modular Touching Essence® certification training – later this year – taught by Ellen Watson herself, assisted by her Balinese Team.

Touching Essence was developed by Ellen Watson from Moving Ventures International Healing Arts over the last 30 years at The Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California.

Touching Essence is a wellness approach involving all of the 5 senses. It’s a multi-cultural, multi-sensory, shamanic healing art form; a fusion of massage & bodywork, energy work, sensory awareness, breathwork, sound healing, mantra, soul songs, and the use of 30 essential oils.

Here’s a word from Ellen about Touching Essence: 

This class will be taught by Ngurah and Phonik Angel, who have been a certified Esalen® Massage for over 15 years ago and have with 1,000’s of hours of practice, and teaching.

Phonik has since practised across Bali, the Seychelles and China. Phonik is a teacher and is renowned for his skilled, present touch. Phonik takes a hand-on approach to teaching and is highly effective at sharing the art of touch with beginners and experience therapists alike.

Ngurah & Phonik, assisted by highly trained members of Taksu Spa staff and faculty, offer this one-day introductory program.

Class begins with a Moving Meditation Practice designed to support each person in learning how and where to apply pressure. Students enjoy experiencing a taste of Partner Yoga, Qi Gung, Sounding and Conscious Dance.

Focus on the Back: After a short demonstration of Flowing, Pausing and Pressure, students are assisted in learning these foundational principles of Touching Essence. You will then trade with one or more people as our teachers offer ‘at the table support’.

Neck Massage: Phonik will demonstrate simple and profound tools for releasing tension in the neck and shoulders. You will learn the most effective ways open the occipital ridge, increase blood and energetic flow along the spinal pathways. This protocol supports engaging The Relaxation Response.

Sample Schedule:
– 8:30-9:30 Focus & Fluidity Movement: Partner Yoga and Qi Gung
– 9:30-1:30 Flowing, Pausing, & Pressure for muscles of the back and neck
– 1:30-3:00 Delicious and Nutritious Lunch at Taksu
– 3:00-4:30 Receive a Touching Essence or Esalen Massage
– 5:00-6:00 Closure with Phonik and or Ngurah

During later 2018 & 2019, in collaboration with Taksu Spa and Wellness, Ellen, joined by Phonik Angel, and guests assistants, will offer a 200-hour modular Touching Essence® certification training.

Price: 1.250.000 IDR per person.

Prices are subject to 12% Government Tax and Service.

Maximum 6 participants.

Venue : Taksu Bali.

Info & Course Bookings:
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October 28, 2018
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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