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Reduce back, neck, shoulder, joint, and foot pain.
Optimize artistic and athletic performance.
Reduce stress, tension, and headaches.
Have fabulous posture

We travel around the country to teach beginning, advanced, and special topic Balance classes. Join us to immerse yourself in the benefits of natural posture.


Learn to sit, stand, bend, walk, sit in your car, lift and carry, lie on your side and back without pain. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PHYSICAL CLASS YOU WILL EVER TAKE. You will become aware of what you are doing that is causing you pain, and at the end of the seminar you will know what to do to feel better. This course is a huge "eye-opener'. Students report over and over again that they are so much more aware, and so happy to know what to do when something hurts. You can do this, it is good for you. Save yourself!


For out-of-towners or locals who want to take Foundations over one weekend can join our Weekend Foundations Intensive. Basic back and joint safety is emphasized in sitting, standing, bending, lifting, and sleeping pain free.

January 14th and 15th, 2017
Saturday: 10:30 - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 - 11:30 am & 1:00 - 3:30 pm

To register online and make payment click here

DVD: For out-of-towners or locals who want to learn Balance, another way to get started is to purchase our DVD, A Pain Free Life, for $35.00

ESALEN RE-TREAT (NOV 13 – 18, 2016), BIG SUR, CA 

5-Day Intensive: Ceu's available for nurses and massage therapists. (26 ceu's per intensive.)

FALL SESSION: November 13 - 18, 2016

Our Esalen Catalog Course Description:

Brilliant Body - Fundamentals of conquering Injury and pain: Do chronic tension, stress, or aches and pains plague you? Are you fit, but injured? Do you feel tight all the time?

In our cultural love affair with muscles, we have overlooked a key component of wellness: our skeleton. Whether  you are a high-performance athlete or sit in a chair all day, making your bones work for you instead of against you can put you on a path of unimaginable wellness and efficiency. Healing begins with an understanding of alignment patterns that cause premature aging, tension, pain, and/or injury. This course will re-examine alignment patterns of everyday activities including sitting, standing, bending, sleeping, and walking. With new patterns for these daily fundamentals, you can shed pain and tension and go home with a healthy regimen that easily and timelessly integrates into everyday life. Simple yet profound changes will give you a new relationship with your body — one you used to have as a child.

This course will bust many exercise, health, and pain myths of our time. Each participant receives individualized understanding of his or her specific vulnerabilities in the back and joints through hands-on adjustments, and photographic and video feedback. What you learn about your patterns in these fundamental activities can be applied to your physical activities of choice and make you a stronger, more efficient, longer-lasting human machine.

This course directly helps nurses understand alignment mechanics of their bodies so they can prevent and recover more quickly from injury as well as become more efficient in the physical component in working for and with clients/ patients. CEUs available for nurses and massage therapists. Sign up now for the best lodging options at www.esalen.org.

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Pre-Requisite Foundations.
This course is for those interested in teaching Spinefulness and deepening their own practice simultaneously. Designed for people who want to accumulate their 120 hour class requirement in an intensive setting.

Note: We have also scheduled a Foundation Weekend Intensive right before TT week (9/10-9/11; 10 hours) for your convenience.

2016 September Module

30 Hours Mon-Fri 09/12 - 09/16/2016

Note: Daily schedule varies and includes breaks.

In addition, there is also an apprenticeship requirement, where you assist in classes.

You may take the class as a path to become Certified, or just to get a deeper understanding of Balance and to build your community of Balance.

Get more Balanced yourself as you learn to teach others.

Tuition for Teacher Training Intensive Week Sept. 12 - 16, 2016: $1,500.

Early Bird Registration for the Sept 12 - 16: $1,300 -- save $200 if you register by May 1, 2016, by paying a non-refundable deposit of $400. Remaining balance is due September 1, 2016.

Tuition fees are non-refundable. However, we allow students to apply tuition to future classes.

Contact us if you would like to explore payment plan options.

If you have further questions regarding your enrollment, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-856-2000.

To register online and make payment click here.

Want Balance Center to come to you?  Gather a group of 10 or more people and invite us to Bring an Intensive weekend to your town.  Call to inquire:  650-856-2000

Western posture is painful and unhealthy.

Typical modern posture puts stress on the back and joints. Her muscles work to hold her upright, leading to fatigue and back pain.

Naturally Balanced, this man walks comfortably.

This man from Mexico walks comfortably upright, with a vertical spine and no pain. Learn how you can look and feel as good.

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  It has been two years since I took your series of seminars on correct posture. For this time I have been almost completely free of any form of back pain. Your classes certainly were of enormous benefit to me. I really appreciate the work my chiropractors did and yet I am not sorry that I have not needed them for the past two years and for that I am thankful. Do keep up the good work that you are doing.
--H.S.J., consultant