Ellen Watson is celebrating her 27th year on staff 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 realm of the heart and the Spirit.
Ellen is a teacher of Esalen® Massage, Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms™, Holotropic™ Breathwork, SpiritDance, The Art of Essential Touch, and Your Body is a Musical Instrument. From 1984 through 2003, Ellen developed and administered the Movement Arts Program at Esalen. In 1996, she founded MovingVentures™ School, a 501c3, whose mission is education in the somatic arts, focusing on women and men in developing countries, and the southern USA.
Til Luchau has a diverse background that includes experience and contributions in fields like somatic psychology, structural integration, organizational and leadership development, and conflict resolution, Til's ability to connect interdisciplinary, big picture ideas to practical, real-world applications has made his trainings and events popular worldwide.
Formerly a resident practitioner at the Esalen Institute, Chair of the Rolf Institute's Teacher Training Committee, and Adjunct Faculty member of Naropa University's Somatic Psychology Department, he has trained thousands of practitioners in his popular courses at schools and centers in over a dozen countries on five continents.
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process.
One of the original instructors personally mentored by the late Dr. John E. Upledger, Suzanne also continues to teach CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release for the Upledger Institute on nearly every continent. What’s more, she collaborated with the late Emilie Conrad for almost two decades. Together they integrated Emilie’s Continuum Movement with Suzanne’s Full Body Presence to teach other practitioners how to accelerate and deepen the healing process.
Peggy Horan, is a massage therapist and teacher at Esalen Institute where she has practiced, learned and shared her work forover 40 years. In addition to massage, she is a student of Buddism, dance, and yoga, all of which have influenced her work.
She practiced midwifery in Big Sur for 15 years, attending woman in home birth settings, and teaches massage for pregnant woman for many trainings at Esalen. She was one of the founding members of the Esalen Massage School and has helped develop trainings and programs in Esalen Massage. She had a leading role in developing the Esalen Massage video and authored Connecting Through Touch. a massage book for couples. Peggy still has an active practice, teaches and continues to learn and love the work she has committed to for many years.