Community of Selves

In-person with Andrea Juhan Ph.D


Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

April 10, 2023
8:00 PM
April 14, 2023

There is an inner community inside of us, a community of selves. Some have a voice, and some are quiet. Some are known through sensation, emotion, and thought. Other selves have agendas, advice, and accusations.

Each of these selves has a history, an emotional state, and a felt sense in the body. Each represents a particular aspect or part of our (mostly) Unified Self. In mindful movement, we can substantiate selves that have been hiding or cast out. We can learn to calm the selves that work overtime, find unknown selves, and embody a self we have been waiting to become.

Andrea facilitates a dynamic, non-judgmental, well-informed dance playground to embody these inner conversations. This practice is not only fun and awakening, but an exploration of any distinct part of our personalities can help illuminate what is held within and what its cost is. Additionally, the creativity of dance illuminates new possibilities and choices.

Come join us for this essential and transformative work, where we will explore: 

  • Movement dance
  • Inquiry/self-reflection
  • Sharing
  • Individual process
  • Group process

When we allow it, the embodiment of our different selves, supports integration, shared knowledge, and congruence within whom we call “me, myself, or I.” Learning the practice of the ten Core Movement Resources anchors us in the felt sense of that which moves from one self to another. It’s often hard to taste this in our day-to-day life, but put those selves, intentionally, into movement on the Open Floor, and who we are beyond a self is often surprisingly available to us.

Workshop Schedule

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Accommodations & Tuition

Price: $900.00 USD to $8,000.00 USD

On the Esalen website event page, click Apply, then select Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop.

Esalen offers scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Note: Spaces at Esalen fill up quickly, especially the more affordable accommodations, so we recommend booking early & soon.

COVID Update

All guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read Esalen's current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

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