Healing The Pelvic Floor – Reclaiming Your Power, Sexuality, and Pleasure Potential

August 28, 2020 @ 8:30 pm – September 4, 2020 @ 11:30 am
The Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
55000 California 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
The Esalen Institute

As women we have a unique power of creativity in our reproductive systems. That power is used not only to create new life, but also to bring personal projects into being.

However, that energy can be blocked by physical, emotional, or spiritual trauma to the pelvic floor and the female organs. In this course for women, we use guided imagery, movement and hands-on exercises (all done with clothing on) to heal the pelvic floor, including the vagina and uterus, places that often hold our deepest wounds. These wounds include rape, abortions, sexual abuse, surgery, childbirth tearing and scars, self-esteem issues and negative images about our femininity. Because self-knowledge is important, scientific and anatomic information will also be presented, as well as ongoing self-care using pelvic floor yoga and abdominal massage.

spiritsRarely does a course offer the opportunity for the depth of healing that women desire. In these seven days you will experience whole new possibilities for renewed feminine energy, greater health, and a deeper sense of pleasure in being a woman. We will spend time exploring nature and how our connection to the earth deepens our connection to ourselves. The workshop will culminate with a special evening of nurturing at the Esalen natural hot spring baths.

This course is designed for both therapists and women from all walks of life.

“It’s been a week since I returned from Healing the Pelvic Floor at Esalen and I’m not certain I can coherently write about it yet. Wow…wow…wow. What an amazing class. What an amazing group of women. What an amazing teacher. It wasn’t just a good class – it was profound.

I have never been very comfortable around other women, preferring the company of men. Men always seemed safer and more predictable to me. But last week as I rediscovered my pelvis, I began to feel so safe and so comfortable with the women in my class. And soon I felt safe enough to just relax and revel in being feminine.

I realized that I never learned how to enjoy being female as a young girl. My mother fervently wished she had been born male; her brothers got to go so many places and do so many things that she couldn’t do because she was a girl. My mom grew up to believe that being female was a trap she couldn’t escape from. Males had all the power and all the fun, according to mom. Being female was drudgery – and dangerous as well. The world was NEVER truly safe for a woman.

Oh contrare! Now I know how mistaken my mom was. I know it in my core; my pelvis knows it in a way far beyond words. Being female is luscious and juicy and powerful and hot! Being female can be safe and full of joy. Being female is a blessing and my female body is a miracle.

Thank you, Suzanne : -))
Blessings – Nancy Lankston, RN, CST”

Additional Testimonials

I know that my life has changed from a soul level...

August 3, 2015

A year ago I couldn’t articulate why I felt drawn to do a week long “Healing the Pelvic Floor” workshop for women with Suzanne.

Having just done the workshop, I know that my life has changed from a soul level to every cell in my being. I was able to connect dots from pre-birth memories, family dynamics, and awkward sexual moments when I “froze.”  My adult mind could rationalize it all in order to defend my old wounds from being re-triggered. On the other side of the workshop, I realized how much of my life’s energy was being wasted just trying to hold myself together.

Today I feel safe and full in the ground of my  feminine being.  My inner voice is strengthening as my heart, body and mind unfold in a sensuous wave of exploration.

My experience with the “Healing the Pelvic Floor” is beyond words and my gratitude unmeasurable!

Thank you Suzanne for being you and for embodying clarity, honesty and the trust that it takes to create space for “transformation.”

Chris T. in Hawaii

I have been searching for this work...

I have been searching for this work in a women’s circle for over two decades. I feel like I have finally come home, begun to melt my terror and frozenness, and tapped into my own potential to heal others.

A participant from New York

In this workshop, I learned to...

In this workshop, I learned to live in my pelvis. Now that I am there I am exploring how to take pleasure in being a woman in my power.

Sharon S. in Florida


Suzanne Scurlock, CMT, CST-D (Reston, Virginia)

Suzanne is one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process.

For more than 30 years she has empowered people with practical tools that enable them to experience joy in each moment without burning out. These skills help improve every aspect of their lives, from their health and well-being to their relationships, their careers, their creativity, even the growth of their businesses.

After decades of perfecting her methods of awakening the body’s innate wisdom, Suzanne created the comprehensive Healing From the Core training curriculum in 1994. Today it includes a robust selection of international workshops, webinars, speaking engagements and audio programs.

One of the original instructors personally mentored by the late Dr. John E. Upledger, Suzanne also continues to teach CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release for the Upledger Institute on nearly every continent. What’s more, she collaborated with the late Emilie Conrad for almost two decades. Together they integrated Emilie’s Continuum Movement with Suzanne’s Full Body Presence to teach other practitioners how to accelerate and deepen the healing process.

Known for her honest, grounded, nurturing manner, Suzanne is adept at weaving together mind, body and spirit to create a unique environment that encourages profound healing. She is the author of Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom and Full-Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom.

Learn more about Suzanne.


Recommended reading and listening:

Please listen to the accompanying audio explorations (download information included in each book).

We also recommend you read:

Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf
The New Feminine Brain by Mona Lisa Schulz
The Multi-Orgasmic Woman by Mantak Chia and Rachel Abrams
For Women Only by Berman and Berman
Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup
The Heart and Soul of Sex by Gina Ogden
The Return of Desire by Gina Ogden
A Woman’s Worth by Mariann Williamson
The Secret Pleasures of Menopause by Christiane Northrup

Find and purchase these and similar titles in the Men’s and Women’s Issues section of our Amazon bookstore.


August 28 – September 4, 2020


The Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
55000 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA

Tuition, Room & Board

Course cost ranges from $900 – $7,000 depending on accommodations (includes tuition).

See more information below under Venue.


Registration for this course is via The Esalen Institute.
Registration is now open!


No prerequisite. This course is for women.


Massage Therapists: CEUs available (36 contact hours)
NCBTMB Approved Provider

Course hours:

Friday evening 8:30 PM – 10 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM and 3 PM – 6 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 1 PM and 7 PM – 10 PM
Monday 10 AM – 1 PM and 3 PM – 6 PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 1 PM and 7 PM – 10 PM
Wednesday 2 PM – 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 1 PM and 7 PM – 10 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 11:30 PM


Esalen logoThis course is being offered at The Esalen Institute as a seven-day, residential workshop. Course cost ranges from $900 – $7,000 depending on accommodations (includes tuition). Register for your lodging preference with The Esalen Institute at 831-667-3005.  Learn more on their website about the available accommodations, or call 831-667-3005. For further details and travel information, click here.

NOTE: If you register early, you can request the cheapest housing and potentially save over $400 if sleeping bag space is still available!

Cancellation Policy

While we do our best to accommodate changes for our students, a $50 cancellation or transfer fee may apply. NOTE: This standard cancellation policy applies to ONLY the tuition for courses held at the Esalen Institute. For the residential fees, please make sure to discuss the cancellation policy with the Esalen Institute when you book your accommodations.