January through June 2018 Catalog by Esalen Institute

More catalogs by Esalen Institute | January through June 2018 Catalog | 100 pages | 2018-02-05


Page 91 of January through June 2018 Catalog

reclaiming your authentic self celebrating fatherhood anne watts joanna claassen ferraro vinny ferraro have you ever found yourself thinking you want one thing but doing something else the thing you’re doing comes from the inner child what exactly is the inner child it has many names the authentic self natural child creative energy or inner place of knowing the inner child works differently in each of us we are often out of touch with this part of ourselves yet it is the part that runs our lives this workshop is for people who want to experience more joy and personal potency in their lives in a safe and loving environment you will have the opportunity to tell your own story and hear the stories of others receive and give appropriate healing touch and reclaim and affirm the safety of your own body you will also uncover core beliefs that hold you back move through fear and learn techniques for safely releasing anger and sadness additionally through the use of visualization techniques drawing and dynamic sculpting you will discover your inner child and your inner nurturing parent and create the opportunity to see your internal family images from new and different perspectives the partnership you establish between the inner child and parent can enable you to live your life with a new level of potency peace and joy “with so much to get to it’s easy to get caught up in all the doing,” say joanna and vinny “let’s spend some time just being over the weekend there will be stories games for the whole family crafts for the kids and time for everyone to be nourished by esalen’s healing land and waters saturday afternoon we will offer a children’s program during which adults will be free to book a massage enjoy some solitude or spend time with one another we will also explore the inner life with some mindful reflection on the path of fatherhood whether you have been coming to esalen for decades or are curious to come for the first time you’re invited to sit in a circle with us and make some memories.” this workshop is for anyone who is in the role of caregiver or father figure regardless of gender identity this program is ideal for families with children ages two-11 years old if you would like to participate and you have children either younger or older than this range please contact joannaroseclaassen@gmail.com to discuss note fees for children under 10 enrolled in esalen family workshops are $150 for weekend workshops and $300 for 5-day workshops parents/guardians pay regular accommodations fees anne watts was deeply influenced by her father the pioneering philosopher alan watts she leads workshops on four continents teaching adults to have more loving fulfilling relationships anne has been leading love intimacy and sexuality workshops since 1985 www.annewatts.com joanna claassen ferraro bio on page 72 vinny ferraro bio on page 16 fathers and sons celebrating father’s day in the tradition of the old ways weekend of june 15–17 coming home to who you are discovering our capacity for love and integrity david richo during this workshop we’ll explore the commitments and life changes that can usher us into a new way of being alive—as cheerful agents of the goodness that is in us all our choices for integrity and loving-kindness reflect that goodness and help us co-create a world of justice peace and love this is an owners’ guide to being an upright and loving human in the buddhist and many other spiritual traditions our “right conduct” is a primary pathway to happiness and enlightened living in psychological terms it can lead us to fearless love freedom from ego-centeredness and contentment with ourselves and our predicaments most of all we find the joy of living our lives and enjoying our relationships at a heart level no matter how others act toward us this workshop is based on david richo’s book coming home to who you are discovering your natural capacity for love integrity and compassion  recommended reading richo coming home to who you are david richo phd mft is psychotherapist author and workshop leader he shares his time between santa barbara and san francisco calif dave has taught at esalen annually since 1994 he combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work especially from jung and buddhism www.davericho.com steven harper kes harper kai harper it is a wise child that knows his own father –homer it is a wise father that knows his own child –william shakespeare over the ages fathers and sons have journeyed together into the wilds of nature traveling light living simply and stepping together on the path of what is known and what is unknown as students and teachers for one another this weekend is a time for fathers and sons to come together as individuals family and community to explore the natural wild areas of big sur and the relationship of father and son in a community of men “our time together is simple,” says steven “participants will be introduced to basic contemplative and awareness practices from various wisdom traditions our time outdoors during the weekend will be spent on day hikes four–six miles in length into the rugged beauty of big sur and on the esalen grounds much of our time will be in silence quiet dialog and reflective exercises that invite participants to pay attention to that which has heart and meaning during indoor sessions we will share experience stories of the path and poems of inspiration…with a touch of creative humor to add balance.” longtime esalen leader steven harper and two sons kai and kes will lead the weekend this father-and-sons team along with the group will weave together an eclectic mix that draws from collective life experience and training all levels of experience are welcome however the group is limited to participants 14 years and older more information and a waiver will be sent upon registration for an equipment list and frequently asked questions about steven’s workshops visit www.stevenkharper.com/faqs.html 20 park-entrance fees will be added to workshop cost steven harper bio on page 66 89