Bali Spirit Festival, Ubud Bali 2025 Dates TBD

Yoga Dance Music Healing

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Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson

Vibrance & Dances of Rumi


Ellen Watson, a 40 year member of Esalen Institute’s community, lived on campus in Big Sur, while she healed herself, worked in the garden, as a chef in the kitchen, and studied extensively for 10 years. Ellen offers retreats and professional trainings in Mindfulness and Embodied Presence, including Esalen®Massage & Bodywork, Touching Essence™, Vibrance™ Dance & Song, The 5Rhythms®, Holotropic™Breathwork, Vibrance Pranayama and Breathwork. Ellen’s work has been deeply influenced by her work with plant medicines, empathogens and entheogens, while she apprenticed with Terence McKenna and Stanislav Grof.

She is a co-creator of the Vibrance Collective (with Daphne Tse and Ashley Johnson), an embodied movement, sounding, singing and fully integrated practice that brings us back to our medicinal roots of the yoga of dance & sound.

She continues to train healers in the Art of Esalen®Massage & Bodywork, including Ngurah Sudana and Phonik Angel, who will both facilitating demos at this year’s festival.

See her schedule, here