As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking.
Activities & Events
- Sharing Your Life Story: From the Page to the StageMay 31 - Jun 02with Ann Randolph
As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking.Sharing Your Life Story: From the Page to the Stage
- Hanna Somatics: Freeing the Wisdom of Your Somatic SelfMay 31 - Jun 02with Eleanor Criswell Hanna
Hanna Somatics is a mind-body technique developed by Thomas Hanna that enables us to move toward greater mind-body integration, ease of movement, aHanna Somatics: Freeing the Wisdom of Your Somatic Self
- A Time to ReflectMay 31 - Jun 02
This is a special opportunity for people to experience Esalen without taking a workshop.A Time to Reflect
- Building Collaborative Relationships through Five Essential SkillsMay 31 - Jun 02with Jim Tamm
This is a how-to course for people who want to be more effective at creating climates of trust, building relationships, and dealing with conflict —Building Collaborative Relationships through Five Essential Skills
- Awake in the Wild - Meditation in NatureMay 31 - Jun 02with Mark Coleman
Following ancient spiritual traditions that value the transformative power of nature, this experiential workshop will be spent meditating outdoorsAwake in the Wild - Meditation in Nature
- Raja Yoga: Unifying the Mind and HeartMay 31 - Jun 02with Michele Hébert & Mehrad Nazari
The words for mind and heart are the same in many cultures.Raja Yoga: Unifying the Mind and Heart
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"The possibilities of the human future lie beyond the power of our imagination. We suspect that our creative capacity, like that of the universe itself, is ultimately limitless."Michael Murphy, Esalen CTR Founder
On ancient ground, opening new horizons Pioneering Deep Change in Self & SocietyWe invite you to Discover Esalen
Esalen is more than a retreat center or an educational institute. Anchored by the inspiring beauty of Big Sur and an unparalleled intellectual history, Esalen is a world-wide network of seekers who look beyond dogma to explore deeper spiritual possibilities; forge new understandings of self and society; and pioneer new paths for change.
We offer over 500 workshops and programs per year devoted to cultivating deep change in self and society. Find a workshop below or explore Esalen's other learning opportunities.
Join Our Annual Benefit Weekend
Join us October 11-13 for our 12th annual benefit weekend. We are assembling a group of exceptional leaders and teachers who will help us reveal and embody our spiritual essence in pragmatic and tangible ways in business, in the arts and sciences, in community, and in other aspects of daily living. Additional activities include entertainment, music and movement, yoga and meditation classes, a Big Sur nature hike, a live auction, an opportunity to engage with other friends of Esalen, to have fun, relax, enjoy the baths, or just be... More Information ›