Esalen Massage®
& Bodywork

Practitioner, Instructor, and Consultant

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Upcoming Workshops

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May 7 - 28, 2020 Jalisco, Mexico

100 hr Esalen Massage® Certification for Practitioners

Jessica and Silvia Guersenzvaig

Please visit movingventures.org for more information.

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March - May, 2020 Oakland, CA

100hr Modular Esalen Massage® Certification for Practitioners

Jessica Fagan and Char Pias

Please visit Mckinnon Body Therapy Center for exact dates and more information.

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April - June, 2019 Flatrock, NC

100hr Modular Esalen Massage® Certification for Practitioners

Jessica Fagan and Robin Fann

Please contact Stillpoint Wellness for exact dates and more information.

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the Teaching

Esalen Massage® is not only comprised of physical techniques, but a form somatic learning and an an approach that addresses the body as a whole. The subtle aspect of this work can be a form of meditation for both giver and receiver.

As a teacher my goal is to guide each student through a process of experiential learning, supporting them as they develop a balance between application, intuition, and creativity.

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Demonstrations & Videos

Past Workshops

  • 2009 - 2011

    Advanced Esalen Massage®

    Jessica Fagan & Tom Case

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    December 16-18, 2011

    Advanced Bodywork: Touching the Core

    Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    September 25-30, 2011

    28 Day Esalen Massage® Certification Program

    Jessica Fagan & Vicki Topp

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    November 14-December 12, 2010

    28 Day Esalen Massage® Certification Program

    Ellen Watson & Jessica Fagan

    Bali, Indonesia

    March 27-April 24, 2010

    The Sensuous Realm: Esalen Massage® & the Energetic Scents of the Chakras

    Ellen Watson & Jessica Fagan

    Bali, Indonesia

    March 2010

    A Winter Getaway Retreat featuring: Esalen Massage®, Table-Thai and Partner Yoga

    Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

    February 3-10, 2010

    Seven Days of Advanced Esalen Massage®

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    Jessica Fagan & Tom Case

    January 3-10, 2010

    Advanced Esalen Massage®

    Mimpi Menjangan Island-Bali, Indonesia

    October 2009

  • 2012-2013

    The Art of Touch, An Esalen® Massage Workshop

    Jessica Fagan & Rob Wilks

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    September 16-21, 2012

    28-Day Esalen Massage® Certification Program

    Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

    Centre Tara

    Montréal, Canada

    July 22-August 19, 2012

    A Weekend of Advanced Esalen Massage®

    Jessica Fagan & Deborah Meadow

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    July 6-8, 2012

    The Art of Essential Touch®

    Jessica Fagan & Ellen Watson

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    April 15-20, 2012

    Advanced Esalen Massage®

    Jessica Fagan & Tom Case

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    February, 2012

    175 Hour Certification Training in Esalen Massage®

    Ellen Watson & Jessica Fagan

    Mimpi Resort in Mimpi Menjangan & Ananda

    Bali, Indonesia

    February 7-March 7, 2013

    The Realm of the Senses: Advanced Esalen Massage® & Bodywork

    Mimpi Resort in Mimpi Menjagan

    Bali, Indonesia

    Jessica Fagan, Andrea Shanti & Ellen Watson

    March 7-13, 2013

    28 Day Certification: Esalen Massage® Practitioner Training

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    Rob Wilks, Brita Ostrom, & Jessica Fagan

    January 4-February 1, 2013

  • 2014

    Advanced Esalen Massage®: Touching the Core

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    February 2-7, 2014

    Harmonia’s Post Valentine’s “The Heart’s Gift”

    An introduction to the Gift of Touch & Esalen Massage®

    Harmonia

    Marin, CA

    February 15, 2014

    Esalen massage® 175 hr certification: Module I

    Taipei, Taiwan

    April 12- 16,2014

    A Weekend of Advanced Esalen Massage®

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    Jessica Fagan & Tom Case

    April 25-27, 2014

    A Week of Advanced Esalen Massage®

    Centre Tara Retreat Center

    Montréal, Canada

    June 27- July 2, 2014

    175 Hours Esalen Massage® Certification Training

    Centre Tara Retreat Center, Montréal, Canada

    Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

    July 26- August 23, 2014

    The Gift of Touch: An Esalen Massage® Holiday Retreat

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    with Deborah Medow

    December 19-21, 2014

  • 2015

    Day Long Introduction to Esalen Massage®

    McKinnon Body Therapy Center

    Oakland, CA

    February 15, 2015

    The Art of Esalen Massage®

    5 Day Beginning Intensive

    Jessica Fagan & Robyn Fann

    March 8-12, 2015

    Day Long Introduction to Esalen Massage®

    McKinnon Body Therapy Center

    Oakland, CA

    March 15, 2015

    Twists, Turns, & Stretches: Advanced Esalen Massage® Intensive

    5 day workshop

    Quebec, Canada

    June 27-July 2, 2015

    175 hr Esalen® Massage Certification

    Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

    Montréal, Quebec Canada

    July 24-August 21, 2015

  • 2016

    100 Hour Esalen Massage® Certification

    McKinnon Body Therapy Center

    Oakland, CA

    August 18-September 12, 2016

    Touching Essence™: Esalen®Massage & Bodywork

    175 hour certification training

    Jessica Fagan & Ellen Watson

    Mimpi Menjangan Resort

    Bali, Indonesia

    October 16-November 9, 2016

    Day Long Introduction to Esalen Massage®

    McKinnon Body Therapy Center

    Oakland, CA

    June 26, 2016

    Advanced Esalen Massage®: The Shoulder Girdle

    Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    July 3-8, 2016

  • 2016 - 2017

    Esalen® Massage Certification Training in 3 parts

    Ellen Watson & Oliver Bailey

    Ziphu Wellness Center

    Fuzhou, China

    Part I: 15-21, July, 2016

    Part II: 24-29, November, 2016

    Part III: 3-10 March, 2017

  • 2018

    100 hr Esalen Massage® Modular Certification for Practitioners

    Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

    McKinnon Body Therapy Center

    Oakland, CA

    March-April 2018

    175 hr Esalen Massage® Modular Certification

    Jessica Fagan & Ellen Watson

    Fuzhou, China

    June 2018

    100 hr Esalen Massage® Certification for Practitioners

    Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

    Montrál, Canada

    November 11-27, 2018

  • 2019

    Advanced Esalen Massage® with special focus on the shoulder girdle

    Jessica Fagan & Paméla Espinoza

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    August 9-11, 2019

    100 hr Esalen Massage® Certification for Practitioners

    Jessica Fagan & Ellen Watson

    Mexico

    May 12 - June 2, 2019

    Weekend of Advanced Esalen Massage®

    Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    May 3-5, 2019

    Weekend Esalen Massage® Intensive

    Jessica Fagan & Rob Wilks

    Esalen Institute

    Big Sur, CA

    Apr 5-7, 2019

What Students Say...

"Jessica is one of the best teachers I've met in the different places I've studied massage. She has a passion for anatomy that is contagious, and this really helped me in my massage trainings. She also has a strong presence that imprinted my learning experience."

Sylvie C.

"Jessica (and Char) offered a beautifully rich training and made a great impression on the participants of the 28-day group in Québec in the Summer 2011."

Centre EauVie

I enjoy Jessica's massage skills both as a client and student.  She is one of the most knowledgeable and talented people I know in her trade.

K. Merkin

The intention of all that I do is to help others find a deeper sense of embodiment, presence and joy within themselves

- Jessica Fagan

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