Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone.
Activities & Events
- The Promise: Advanced Yoga for EveryoneDec 13 - 15with Mark WhitwellThe Promise: Advanced Yoga for Everyone
- A Time to ReflectDec 13 - 15
This is a special opportunity for people to experience Esalen without taking a workshop.A Time to Reflect
- Reinventing Fire: Advanced Energy Efficiency and Renewable Supplies for Secure and Affordable Energy Without Oil or CoalDec 13 - 15
Reinventing Fire: Advanced Energy Efficiency and Renewable Supplies for Secure and Affordable Energy Without Oil or Coalwith Amory Lovins
Rocky Mountain Institute's 2011 "grand synthesis," Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, shows how a 2.6x-bigger 2050 UReinventing Fire: Advanced Energy Efficiency and Renewable Supplies for Secure and Affordable Energy Without Oil or Coal
- The Art of Joyful Living: For Individuals and CouplesDec 13 - 15with Linda Bloom & Charlie Bloom
The purpose of our lives is to be happy. -His Holiness the Dalai LamaThe Art of Joyful Living: For Individuals and Couples
- Esalen® Massage for CouplesDec 13 - 15with Brita Ostrom & Rob Wilks
Enjoy the serene beauty of Big Sur as you and your partner learn to give each other an effective massage.Esalen® Massage for Couples
- Loving YourselfDec 13 - 15with Daphne Rose Kingma
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve to be loved.
CTR Center for Theory & Research
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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.
Join Our Property-Wide Silent Retreat & Cleanse
Property-Wide Silent Retreat & Cleanse
Various Workshop Leaders
January 5 - 10, 2014
Move out of the busy holiday season and the noise of everyday life in a community of kindred spirits. As we begin the new year, the whole Esalen community will participate in a property-wide silent meditation practice from Monday through Thursday. More Information ›