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Getting Started at the Institute

Getting started at the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco is easy, your first visit to the weekly theory classes/mini-workshops in Berkeley is free, just give us a call or send us an email. Leave your name and phone number along with a few good times to reach you. A staff person will usually return your inquiry within 24 hours. They are held Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 Location: Gibbs Hall (Part of the greater complex of Easton Hall) 2449 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709. – call (415) 729-5942‬ or email

The next entry point is the weekend workshops (held 10 -5 each day) at 333 Miller Ave, in Mill Valley. See Program Overview for full description.

Workshop 1The Empty Chair March 13th – March 14th. Leaders: Morgan Goodlander & Galia Schechter.

Workshop 2: Gestalt & Trauma April 25th  – April 26th Leader: Galia Schechter:

Workshop 3: Relational Gestalt May 30th  – May 31st Leaders: Galia Schechter & Morgan Goodlander

With programs in five countries, the institute is acutely aware of the need for a broad contemporary perspective that includes many frames of reference and cultural orientations. Every individual student is honored and welcomed from the unique historical context and cultural tradition from which they come. The diversity of the student body in regard to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class position, is seen as vitally important for addressing issues of personal growth and social transformation.