Corey Costanzo offered the Didgeridoo Meditation at the Esalen Institute’s famed hot tubs, every Wednesday night from 2003-2008. The acoustics in the space, along with the sound of the waves crashing on the shore below, is an ideal environment for experiencing the profound vibrations of the didgeridoo. Ken Dychtwald, best-selling author of Bodymind writes, “Corey Costanzo’s Didgeridoo Meditation is a transportive experience that has left me feeling deeply connected to the mystery of life. One of the best experiences I’ve ever had at Esalen!”
Robin Fann-Costanzo began practicing yoga and massage at the Esalen Institute in 1994 and in 2003 created a weekly Restorative yoga class using the asanas, poetry, and sound vibration to invite students to go into a deep refuge of relaxation and self-awareness. She has studied with many teachers including Thomas Fortel, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffmann, and Judith Lassiter, and blends her favorite aspects of them all into her teaching. Robin’s skills as a bodyworker have helped her to understand and support her yoga students in all stages of their lives. She has a deep love for yoga, and looks forward to sharing it with you.
Robin and Corey Costanzo
Didgeridoo Restorative Yoga & Meditation (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Fridays from 4:00 to 5:15 pm
Restorative yoga, introduced to many by B.K.S. Iyengar, is an active relaxation practice. With the use of blankets, bolsters, and straps, the body is put into simple, restful and supportive postures to help reduce muscle tension, relieve stress, help with lymph flow, and induce a relaxed state of being. Restorative yoga is a wonderful practice when you are recovering from illness or injury, to help relieve emotional or physical stress, or to just renew and restore your body at the end of a long day.
The poses are maintained for 10-15 minutes each while focusing on the breath and conscious relaxation. During each pose Robin will offer support through manual adjustments, encouraging words, and poetry, while Corey uses the didgeridoo, and other instruments to take you to the “dreamstate” of deep presence. Linda assists in this beautiful class, sharing her sound healing music through songs, chanting, and playing a lovely assortment of instruments.