Ellen Watson is celebrating her 26th year on staff at Esalen Institute, where she studies, practices, and teaches various modalities of moving meditation practice. A veteran teacher of Esalen(r) Massage & Essential Touch, Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms(tm) and Spirit Dance, Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of the heart and the Spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing and play and pray, to touch and be touched. She is passionate about spreading the good news about how waking up can heal and transform the mind, body and soul. She is the founder of Moving Ventures School, a 501c3, whose mission is education in the somatic arts, focusing on women and men in developing countries.