The total immersion into daily practice promotes the growth of new neural pathways that allow us to unlock our greatest potential. Our re-imagined four-week experience, the Live Extended Education Program (L.E.E.P.), is designed for people who want to explore new ways of thinking and being.
Under the guidance of our skilled, compassionate faculty and surrounded by a cohort of twelve other learners, students will be challenged to expand their personal growth edges and open up to greater discoveries of self and community.
Our Key Pillars:
THE STUDY COMPONENT
Engage in a rigorous course of study, up to 26 hours per week over the span of four weeks. Daily deep dives led by world-class faculty members allow you to learn heartfully about the essential teachings and practices of Esalen.
Areas of study may include Gestalt practices, massage, somatics, yoga, leadership, and more.
THE SERVICE COMPONENT
As a cement to your studies into body and mind, you will be required to dedicate 26 hours of service each week in one of Esalen’s operational departments. The campus is rugged and students should anticipate robust physical activity.
Areas of service are assigned, and hours are typically performed in the kitchen or housekeeping.
Esalen provides dorm-style, gender-inclusive housing, with three students to one room. Both staff and students live in close contact with one another, and with approximately 100 guests visiting every week, privacy is at a minimum.
Esalen is located in a very rural, rugged environment on the central California coast with no nearby shopping or services. The closest major town is Monterey, which is approximately one hour away by car.
Live Extended Education Program tuition is $2900 for four weeks and includes housing, meals, and your workshop. Scholarship is available for those who demonstrate financial need. Once your application has been accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $870 will hold your space in the program.
October 22 – November 18, 2022
Integrative Gestalt Coaching™ (IGC) is a method developed by Perry Holloman over the last 40 years while living at Esalen. He travels and teaches this approach in Europe and Asia, working with individuals and groups as well as coaching businesses and communities.
This program is designed for people wanting to learn basic skills in the practice of Gestalt applicable to their personal lives as well as their work with individuals and groups.
Gestalt places high value on the development of awareness in the realm of our internal experience (personality structure) and our relational experience (family relationships, intimate relationships, professional relationships, etc). Developing awareness of how our internal experience influences our relationships, and how our relationships transform us personally can have a powerful impact on the quality of our lives and will be a central focus of our time together.
Perry will combine experiential exercises supported by theoretical knowledge in creating a well-rounded program suited both for people wanting a month of self-exploration and those wanting to develop Gestalt Coaching skills supporting their work with individuals and groups.
A certificate from the Holloman Institute is available for those completing and documenting 30 one-hour sessions at home after completion of this program.
Perry Holloman has been a teacher and practitioner of Esalen Massage, Deep Bodywork, and body-oriented approaches to Relational Gestalt Process work for more than 30 years. He teaches in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and makes his home in Big Sur.