Emptiness Dancing

In-person with Andrea Juhan Ph.D


Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

October 25, 2024
5:00 PM
October 27, 2024

Most of us have experienced a flow state at least once or twice. On the dance floor, it sometimes happens that you find yourself in a state of exquisite surrender to the spirit that dances us; those timeless moments when we disappear and all that’s left is Emptiness Dancing.

Often these moments feel like “happy accidents,” a sudden flash of grace over which we have no control or choice. The purpose of this weekend is to practice being prone to these happy accidents — to cultivate an openness so this state of grace becomes an everyday possibility.

In this workshop, you’ll experience a movement-based curriculum centered around:

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

Open Floor Movement Practice uses universal principles of movement to anchor us in this vast space. Our bodies organically know about emptiness, and at the same time, it can be quite a journey to arrive at this place willingly, even longingly. As with any journey, there are skills to learn, habits to unlearn, and a need for curiosity. This course is an opportunity to say “Yes!” to this blessing.

This workshop is pending eligibility for 10 CE Credits. The cost of the Continuing Education credits is $55 and will be available for purchase soon. For all CE inquiries, email Nicole at nicole@andreajuhan.com.

"Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients."


Esalen Institute

55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Workshop Schedule
5:00 pm – 5:45 *How to Drop into Esalen*

7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

9:30 am - 12:45 pm

3:00 pm – 6:15 pm

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Recommended reading: Emptiness Dancing by Adyashanti

Accommodations & Tuition
On Esalen's website event page, click 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 and additional faculty fees may apply.

Esalen Institute offers scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more on Esalen's website.

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

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

• CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

• LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

• SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.

• For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Nicole at nicole@andreajuhan.com.

• For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at info@spiritualcompetencyacademy.com.

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Price range is from USD $540.00 to USD $4,800.00 depending on accommodation selected at Esalen.