Dorothy Charles has been a Gestalt practitioner since 1985 working at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California where she has led workshops and training groups. She is the cofounder of Tribal Ground Circle, an educational community studying and practicing Gestalt Awareness Practice, Relational Gestalt Practice, and other work evolving from the lineage of Richard Price, gestalt teacher and co-founder of Esalen Institute. In addition, Dorothy regularly teaches throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Charles received her training at Esalen with Richard and Christine Price, and at the Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles with Lynne Jacobs and Gary Yontef. She focuses on contemporary relational perspectives in Gestalt, including the nuances of emotional process, enduring relational themes, and the use of experiments in Gestalt relational process.