Esalen Weekend Workshop: The Embodied Path to Intimacy – USA


Oct 23 – 25, 2020


The Esalen Institute
55000 California 1
Big Sur, CA 93920




Join us for our annual teaching weekend at the renowned Esalen Institute, the birthplace of the Human Potential Movement. Esalen’s rich history, dedicated culture of learning and growth, and of course – the famous Esalen Hot Springs, make this event a fun weekend of exploration and relaxation.

Please note that this weekend is hosted by Esalen and has substantially less hours than any of our regular events. You will have the opportunity to immerse in the hot springs, socialize or enjoy a massage. The material taught is of an introductory nature and focuses on embodiment and deeply felt intimate connection.

From the Esalen Catalogue:

Intimacy starts with our connection to ourselves, via our feeling body. Our bodily genius holds the secrets of intimate perception and deep connection. As we become more sensitive to the signals of our body we become more aware of others and true connections can begin. From here, there are endless means of artfully deepening and enlivening these connections through communication, touch, and gaze.

In this interactive event we will engage in processes and exercises to sensitize the body in relationship to another and explore ways to deepen into an understanding of the principles of intimacy. Brought alive through the play of relating, intimacy can be an eternal dance of bliss, ecstasy, awakening and love. It can be given as an offering, an art, that enlivens your chosen relationship and the lives of those around you.

Note: All of our intimacy events welcome both men and women, singles and couples, and all sexual orientations. There is no nudity, nor explicit sexual touching in any of our workshops. We are dedicated to the highest degree of safety and clarity for all workshop participants.

For more info & to register go here.


Yoda meets the Elf Queen

Michaela is like my real life version of Yoda meets the Elf Queen from Lord of the Rings, meets The Oracle from the Matrix, meets any other archetypal guiding figure you can think of….Basically she is a lot of help. I think she can advise men and women equally well and I trust in her ability to assist in any situation.

Jesse Carmichael, Maroon 5

They offer essential and valuable life tools

They are professional and their knowledge and experience is like none other. I feel more alive after each of their events, more in my body, more ready for the world. The epiphanies I have had during their workshops have rippled into, brought more awareness to, and improved all areas of my life. To me they offer essential and valuable life tools, practices and wisdom in their events.

Zaira, Amsterdam

An unmatched depth of knowledge

Michaela brings an unmatched depth of knowledge, intuition, and experience into the practice room. This workshop deepened my relationship with ecstasy. It’s a rare opportunity to access teachings of such authenticity that, while esoteric at their core, are grounded in practical applicability. This is a workshop I would definitely do again and again.

Jane Y, Arizona

A beautiful weekend of profound connection

I really appreciate that both facilitators have extensive practice, skill and experience merging the science of eastern and western philosophies. I also appreciate that Michaela is a living embodiment of her work and yet is also a business woman and wife. This adds a great degree of credibility to her as a teacher. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

Sonja, Australia

Wonderfully romantic

This weekend was great. It was wonderfully romantic & gave us the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives to really focus on our connection with each other. We especially loved the custom Saturday night practice given to us!!! Michaela & Steve are great & this workshop is the perfect escape.

Jonathan & Christina, Colorado

About Michaela

Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally as an expert in intimacy and sexuality. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela combines her training in psychology and extensive clinical counseling experience with her in-depth training in the yogic arts as a classical Kashmiri Tantric lineage holder. Michaela’s approach empowers her students through an eclectic mix of education, experiential exercises and guided explorations. Known for her work with high-performing individuals, her ongoing private clients include Oscar-winning actors, producers, business pioneers, and multiple Grammy-winning musicians. Michaela is the Author of “The Wild Woman’s Way”, published by Simon & Schuster/Atria in August 2018. She lives on an organic farm in California where she rescues and rehabilitates animals.

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About Steve

Steve James travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, yoga, as well as leading explorations in contemplative, mystic, and relational realms.Known for his intelligent, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behavior.In addition to private client work and international public workshops, Steve has released a DVD series of his movement approach called the Movement Koan® Method, a fusion of joint-nourishing movement and body-based mindfulness.

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