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November 2017

The MAX: Expanding the Limits of Your Self-Expression – Nov

November 19 @ 8:30 PM - November 24 @ 11:30 AM
The Esalen Institue, 55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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For more than twenty years, THE MAX has held an honored status among the Esalen staff and is considered by many to be an essential rite of passage for community members. The purpose of THE MAX is to discover yourself beyond who you know yourself to be. It is a voyage through your own humanity—a journey to discover the extent of your self-expressive power. Employing a variety of acting, communication, and observation techniques, it’s designed to expand your limits “to…

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Improv Inspiration: Wit and Wisdom in an Instant – Nov

November 24 @ 8:30 PM - November 26 @ 11:30 AM
The Esalen Institue, 55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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This workshop is an adventure in releasing programmed patterns and discovering the delight of spontaneous creation. The joy of playing improvisational theatre games comes from surrendering to the process. Each game has focus points that allow you to suspend your accustomed automated and controlled thinking. The liberation that follows fully opens up your mind to imaginative freedom, your voice to new and surprising sounds, verbal humor, eloquence, and flowing physical grace in movement. In this work, you are never alone.…

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