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Week of February 26-March 3

A Time To Reflect

This is a special opportunity for people to experience Esalen without taking a workshop.

Abandonment to Healing: Overcoming Your Self-Defeating Patterns

Susan Anderson

Abandonment is a primal human fear and the underlying cause of emotional distress and dysfunction.

Continuum Movement®: Honoring the Life and Work of Emilie Conrad

Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz

Continuum is about the artistry of human existence…an inquiry into creative flourishing. –Emilie Conrad

Living through the Heart: Divine Tactics for a Spiritualized Life

Jonathan Goldman

Everything you need to live a grounded, prosperous, love-filled, spiritually authentic life is already built into your greatest gift: your body. Your body has many energetic layers.

The Body Remembers: Healing Trauma and Returning to Ourselves with Esalen® Massage

Brita Ostrom & Dean Marson

“Touch is a universal form of soothing, and it can awaken us to what is real in this moment,” the leaders write.

The Craft and Art of Effective Memoir Writing

Katie Hafner

Memoir writing is one of the most challenging forms of narrative non-fiction. A memoir is by definition revealing, and often intimate.

Weekend of March 3-5

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Love and Creation, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind

Love Yourself and the Rest Will Follow

Mike Robbins

Self-love is one of those things that many of us know is important on our personal journey, yet can be challenging to embody and experience in an authentic way.

The Dynamic Spine: Yoga for the Prevention and Relief of Low Back and Pelvic Dysfunction

Harvey Deutch

We live in a culture that extols constant productivity. From sunrise to sunset, we move at a breakneck pace in order to meet the day's demands.

Wild Wisdom: Free Your Instinctual Knowing

Llyn Roberts

“Nature is alive and intelligent,” says Llyn Roberts. “We can tap into that same spark of knowing, which also flows through us. We can use it to heal and transform, and to live an inspired life.

Week of March 5-10

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Cultivating Psychological Wellness

John Forsyth & Jamie Forsyth

Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society – both to alleviate human suffering and nurture psychological health and welln

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Love and Creation, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind

Mindfulness and Leadership: Developing Courage, Clarity and Compassion

Anushka Fernandopulle

Being an effective leader calls on many strengths.

Romancing the World: Soulcraft and the Mythopoetic Imagination

Bill Plotkin & Geneen Marie Haugen

“What ignites your imagination?” the leaders ask. “When do you erupt into awe and wonder? What circumstances bring you heart-achingly alive?

The Promise: Advanced Yoga for Everyone

Mark Whitwell

Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone.

Weekend of March 10-12

Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples

Rick Brown

This workshop is designed to help couples understand at a deeper level why they were attracted to each other, why they get stuck in endless power struggles, and how to safely begin to work through

Sacred Evolution: Yoga and Meditation

Charu Rachlis

“We are living in the most accelerated time of change in history,” Charu Rachlis writes. “The challenge each of us faces is how to navigate these changes with wisdom, creativity, and joy.

The Writing Life

Ellen Bass

There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

Week of March 12-17

Kirtan Flight School

Dave Stringer with Miles Shrewsbery & Sheela Bringi

If you can't teach me to fly, then teach me to sing. –from Peter Pan by Sir James Barrie

Radically Alive: A Radical Aliveness Workshop

Ann Bradney

Ann Bradney writes, "There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic, and spontaneous. You are open to all of your feelings, connected to your strength and your truth.

The Art2Life Workshop

Nicholas Wilton

This workshop is a playful exploration of the creative image-making process.

THE MAX: Expanding the Limits of Your Self-Expression

Paula Shaw

For more than twenty years, THE MAX has been considered by many at Esalen to be an essential rite of passage for community members.

Visionseeker: Shamanic Cosmology

Hank Wesselman

Over the past 35,000 years, indigenous shamans developed a methodology to expand awareness and explore the many dimensions of reality, generating a rich body of knowledge about the nature and funct

Month of March 12-April 9

Legacy Group - Deep Bodywork®

Rob Wilks

Deep Bodywork, as created by Perry Holloman over the last twenty-five years at Esalen Institute, is a method that integrates the qualities of a flowing Esalen® Massage with the therapeutic effectiv

Work Study - Relational Gestalt Practice

Dorothy Charles

Living a full and connected life requires our capacity to feel and to make use of our emotional experience.

Weekend of March 17-19

Doorways to the Infinite: Exploring Non-Duality through the Body-Mind

Sally Kempton

The Vijnana Bhairava (Wisdom of the Fiery One) is an ancient manual for self-realization and one of the most famous and powerful meditation texts in tantric literature.

Improv Inspiration: Wit and Wisdom in an Instant

Paula Shaw

This workshop is an adventure in releasing programmed patterns and discovering the delight of spontaneous creation.

Radically Alive Sexuality: A Radical Aliveness Workshop

Ann Bradney

“Sexual energy and life force energy are the same,” Ann Bradney says.

Week of March 19-24

An Introduction to Esalen® Massage: The Art of Healing Touch

Deborah Anne Medow & Robin Fann-Costanzo

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the beauty of Big Sur and the healing waters of the Esalen hot springs, while gaining a foundation in the art and practice of Esalen Massag

Dancing with the Heart of the World

Ya'Acov Darling Khan

“In order to bring the essence of who we are to our lives, we must take time to remember the dreams that inspire us, and uncover the purpose that guides us,” says Ya’Acov Darling Khan.

Growing Bliss Bodies: Sparking Full Aliveness With Body Intelligence, Presence and Play

Kathlyn Hendricks & Lamara Heartwell

Are you willing to experience the pleasure of being fully alive in your body? Are you ready to make the shift from adrenaline- and fear-based living to embodied presence and flow?

Heart of Awareness: Joining Embodiment and Meditation, Discovering Healing and Compassion

Susan Aposhyan

Being a human is a complex task. In order to make the most of our lives and cultivate a peaceful and sustainable human culture, most of us need to practice being present and feeling our bodies.

The Art of Seeing: Integrating Our Eyes, Brain and Body for Better Wellness

Sam Berne

Today, the fear of losing our eyesight is escalating because of an increase in many deteriorating visual conditions. Current allopathic medical approaches offer little hope.

The Passion of Painting: Get In, Get Out, Get On With It!

Erin Gafill with Tom Birmingham

How much more could you create if you weren't second-guessing yourself, or walking away from the easel too soon?

Weekend of March 24-26

Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life

Gregg Levoy

Callings are urgings and imperatives from the deep self that tell us what it will take to make our lives "come true." They point us toward awakenings, course corrections, and powerful authenticity.

Creative Tai Ji Experience in Daily Living

Chungliang Al Huang

"This week, we will re-invent tai ji forms playfully with ancient Tai Ji rituals, Five Moving Forces of Nature, as well as traditional Tai Ji motifs,” Chungliang Al Huang writes.

One Spirit Medicine: The Mind of God, the Brain of Man, the Heart of the Shaman

Alberto Villoldo

Are you ready to create a life filled with joy, prosperity, and peace? "Shamans from South America learned how to wire the brain for bliss,” Four Winds Society founder Alberto Villoldo writes.

Week of March 26-31

Esalen Inspirational Film Festival: Films that Empower and Enrich the Human Spirit

Corinne Bourdeau & Mary Elizabeth Murphy

Cinema can enlighten, inspire, and uplift the human spirit.

Mosaic Art: Patterns in Nature

Wilma Wyss

“Nature provides space to quiet our souls, gain perspective, and harness our creativity, says Wilma Wyss.

Qigong for Health and Happiness

Mingtong Gu

Join Master Mingtong Gu for a week dedicated to healing and balancing body, mind, heart, and spirit through the powerful movement, sound, and visualization practices of qigong. This retreat is a gr

Revisioning your Hero’s Journey®: A Mythological Toolbox (24th ed., revised)

Robert Walter

For years, Joseph Campbell celebrated his birthday (March 26th) at Esalen.

Unshakable Presence: Coming Home to Who You Truly Are

Miranda Macpherson

Imagine being deeply at rest, and held within an unconditional love that offers total support for you to go within, let go, and address the important themes of your life.

Weekend of March 31-April 2

Developing Your Personal Close/Free Balance for a Thriving Relationship

Gerald Smith

“How can we be open and vulnerable to love our partner, and at the same time be free to continue to grow as an individual?” Gerald Smith asks.

Esalen® Massage in the Side-Lying Position

Daniela Urbassek & Nora Matten

During this weekend workshop, we will explore the basic principles of Esalen Massage: quality of touch and presence, long, integrative and flowing strokes, and passive movement, with the client lyi

Liberate the Body and Stretch the Mind: Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga

Wes "Scoop" Nisker & Katchie Ananda

Oh wondrous creatures, by what strange miracle do you so often not smile? —Hafiz

Taking the Midlife Leap, One Step at a Time

Jett Psaris

If you are between 40 and 65 years old, you are undoubtedly attempting to navigate the emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of your midlife passage.

Your MythBody: Exploring the Journey of a Lifetime

Chungliang Al Huang & Robert Walter

When Chungliang Al Huang and Joseph Campbell co-led Esalen workshops in the 1980s, they coined the term “MythBody” to describe the vital interrelationship of your physical body and your story (“myt

Week of April 2-7

5Rhythms®: A Graceful Journey

Lucia Horan

Energy moves in waves. Waves move in rhythms. Rhythms move in patters. Patterns move in cycles. A human being is just this. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance. –Gabrielle Roth

A Time to Reflect

This is a special opportunity for people to experience Esalen without taking a workshop.

Spinal Awareness (with Humor): The Essence of Feldenkrais® and Energy Work

Patrick Douce

Spinal awareness is a combination of the Feldenkrais Method®, Taoist energetic science, and the Esalen experience.

Who Are You: Beyond Addiction, Illness and Limiting Beliefs

Gabor Maté,with Katalin Kálmán & Andrea Davis

All addictions are afflictions and all afflictions are addictions. –Michael Brown, author of The Presence Process

Weekend of April 7-9

5Rhythms®: Grief, Loss and the Body in Motion

Lucia Horan & Peter Selwyn

Have you experienced loss and the natural emotions of sadness, anger, fear, and love? How do you process your losses and move through your life?

Can Science Be Sacred?

Steve Paulson

Is there a sacred dimension to science? How have experiences of wonder and mystery shaped your own life?

Emotional Mindfulness, Connection and Healing for Gay Men

Ron Frederick & Timothy Beyer

Why is it so hard for us as gay men to feel present in our lives and closer to those we love?

Kabbalah and the Tree of Life: Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Mystical Traditions

Gahl Sasson with Bianca Sapetto

What is Kabbalah? Why did people from different cultural traditions risk their lives to study it? How can it help us improve our lives today?

Relational Gestalt Process: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Dorothy Charles

Each of us finds our true selves through our emotions.

Week of April 7-14

Deep Bodywork® and Cortical Field Reeducation®

Perry Holloman, Johanna Holloman, Melissa Krikorian & Laura Kunysz

Traditionally, deep tissue modalities have been practiced and taught with a singular focus on organizing the body’s connective tissues.

Week of April 9-14

Inspired by Nature: Creative Expression in Esalen’s Big Sur Landscape

Christina Dauenhauer

“On Esalen’s property we have the opportunity to experience Big Sur’s dynamic wilderness, from the redwood forest to the rocky coastline,” says Christina Dauenhauer.

Month of April 9-May 7

Legacy Group - Transforming Your Identity, Discovering Your Authentic Self

Tanya McGinnity

Our emotions can be hugely important in determining the quality of our lives.

Work Study - Write Your Life for the Page and the Stage

Ann Randolph

As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking. –Julia Cameron

Week of April 9-14

Living In Gratitude

Joe Cavanaugh

Gratefulness is the key to joy. Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens. -Brother David Steindl-Rast

Primordial Qigong Intensive: Health, Longevity and Unity with the Tao

Kenneth Cohen

This revered and comprehensive system of ancient Chinese health and longevity exercises cleanses the body of stagnation and recharges the body with fresh and clear energy (qi).

The Writer’s Journey: Crafting Personal Stories that are Vivid, Compelling and True

Laura Davis

Many of us hold a deep dream of wanting to write. We want to write so we can understand ourselves more deeply and so that we can be seen.

Weekend of April 14-16

Consciousness and Transformation in Kashmir Shaivism and Sri Aurobindo

Menas Kafatos & Debashish Banerjee

In this workshop, Menas C. Kafatos and Debashish Banerji explore the fundamental and practical aspects of two great world systems, those of Kashmir Shaivism and Sri Aurobindo.

Skydancing Tantra®: Gateways to Bliss

Margot Anand & Jim Benson

“How might we relate to our sexuality in a healthier and more sacred way?” ask Margot Anand and Jim Benson.

Soul Rising: Ritual of Renewal

Shiva Rea with Demetrius Velisaurius

See and taste the flowing One through your whole being. Feel the Holy Spirit moving you within the flowing fire of the One. – Mechthild of Magdeburg

The Magical Family

Ivy Mayer Lavie

The gorgeous Esalen gardens are home base for this weekend of play, creativity, and celebration.

Week of April 16-21

Big Sur Wilderness Experience: Springtime

Steven Harper

Esalen is the trailhead to one of the most spectacular mountainous coastlines in the world.

Week of April 16-21

Fluid Power: The Practical Art of Living Flow Spring Regeneration Retreat

Shiva Rea with Demetrius Velisaurius

“Dive into a regenerative retreat to align yourself with the emergence of spring,” says Shiva Rea.

Know Thy Selves: Recognizing, Discovering and Experiencing our Inner Personalities and Past Lives

Shama Viola

“In this workshop, you will have the chance to get to know many aspects of yourself and understand how each one influences your life,” writes Shama Viola of Damanhur.

The Yin and Yang of Ecstasy: Empowering the Feminine, Awakening the Masculine

Margot Anand & Jim Benson

Life is a flow between the two poles of our nature: yin and yang, and feminine and masculine.

Weekend of April 21-23

Fire in the Belly, Honey in the Heart: Spring Detox

Micheline Berry with Joey Lugassy & Ensemble

Join us for a spring detox immersion into the healing depths of your own yoga practice, contemplative meditation, live music and percussion, ecstatic dance, and Esalen's famous hot springs and heal

Integral Transformative Practice®: The Essential Esalen Experience

Pam Kramer & Barry Robbins

What changes do you envision for yourself?

The Self-Care Vow: Embodying Wellbeing in the Face of Burnout and Stress

Michael Sapiro

“Caring for self, others, community, nation, and world takes a toll on our personal resources,” says Michael Sapiro. “Continuously sacrificing our own needs leads to stress and burnout.

What’s Next: Reviewing and Revisioning Our Lives

Sam Keen & Patricia De Jong

Every decade of your life brings new challenges, goals, pleasures, and horizons.

Week of April 23-28

Mind, Mood and Food: Optimal Nutrition for Body and Brain

James Gordon, Kathie Swift, Mark Hyman, Rebecca Katz & Cindy Geyer

Mind, Mood and Food brings together medical and culinary nutrition with cutting-edge research for clinicians and health-conscious individuals to learn how to improve mental and emotional well-being

Weekend of April 28-30

Girish Chant Camp: Daily Live Music, Yoga and In-depth Chant Practice

Girish

Join Girish for a weekend of chanting, meditation, yoga, pranayama, and kirtan to manifest and enhance divine love in your life.

Meditation as the Medicine of the Mind: Research, Practice and Self-Transformation

Alejandro Chaoul & Lorenzo Cohen

Does meditation have power to heal the body?

Psychedelic and Contemplative Approaches to the Mind

David Presti & Kristi Panik

Psychedelics produce a variety of interesting and powerful effects on the brain and mind, including intensification of thoughts and feelings, alterations of sensory perception, and loosening of psy

Thresholds and Breakthroughs on the Yoga Journey

Ulrika Engman

“Right before every breakthrough there is a threshold, and at that threshold is the power of transformation,” says Ulrika Engman. “And that power is at the heart of yoga practice.

Thriving in Uncertainty: A Workshop in Sensory Awareness

Lee Lesser

Life is uncertain. As much as we try to create stability and predictability, each moment brings its own surprise and its own unique offering.

Week of April 30-May 5

Esalen® Massage and Komyo Reiki Kai (Reiki)

Char Pias & Silvia Guersenzvaig

Char Pias and Silvia Guersenzvaig invite you to participate in a five-day journey to renew your body, mind, and spirit.

Qigong Empowerment and Healing Intensive

Robert Peng

As a boy in China, Robert Peng apprenticed secretly under the legendary Buddhist monk Xiao Yao, who trained him in the martial and healing arts.

Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving 

Charles Muir, Christy Muir with Diane Greenberg

This is a “reset point” for couples who want to dramatically improve the quality of sex and intimacy in their love lives and open up to more ecstatic pleasure and spiritual connection in their rela

Weekend of May 5-7

A Different Perspective: Reframe Your Life Using Play, Embodiment and Humor

Ann Randolph & Michael Clemmens

It is all too easy to stay stuck in a rut, unable to see or do things differently even when we know we want to change.

Guardian Qigong: Boost Your Inner Power

Robert Peng

When our internal organs are strong and healthy, we radiate an energy field called Guardian Qi that protects the body from the environment. Strong Guardian Qi also enhances the immune system.

Organic Skin and Body Care from the Garden

Rachel Berry

Discover how to make your own high-quality organic skin care, individually customized to best match your needs and preferences.

The One Thing Holding You Back: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Connection

Raphael Cushnir

Do you have an unrealized dream? Are you still waiting to tap your full potential?

Unstuck - Turning Towards Transformation

Tanya McGinnity

This transformative course is dedicated to a deep exploration of patterns in relationships with self and others to regain personal power and radiant life-force.

Week of May 7-12

Awakening the Creative: The Painting Experience

Stewart Cubley

Explore the world of spontaneous creation, an unpredictable territory beyond the expected where no rules apply.

Embodied Intimacy: Neurobiological-Gestalt FST Integration of Couples and Sex Therapy

Stella Resnick

Embodied intimacy is the body-to-body intersubjective connection between parent and infant that shapes the brain and grows secure children, underlies the affection between mates, and arouses erotic

Painting the Outer and Inner Landscape

Adam Wolpert

Painting can be a profound experience — one that engages all of our senses, our minds, and our spirits. It brings together observation with introspection, contemplation, and healing.

Sharing Your Life Story: For the Page and the Stage

Ann Randolph

This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud.

Yoga as a Journey of Being

Thomas Michael Fortel

“In many ways, our whole lives are a series of doorways and passages into new or forgotten ways of being,” says Thomas Fortel.

Week of May 7-12

IAHE: Upledger Institute International's SomatoEmotional Release 1 

Stan Gerome

During this course, you will learn about the physiological mechanism of disease and will participate in hands-on training to facilitate the SomatoEmotional Release process.

Month of May 7-June 4

Legacy Group - Coming Alive through Conscious Dance, Meditation and Yoga Philosophy

Jovinna Chan

Are you ready to tap into your potential for deeper love, awareness, aliveness, and creativity?

Work Study - Embodied Relational Gestalt

Michael Clemmens

“We develop relationships with ourselves and others through the physicality of our vision, smell, touch, and movement,” says Michael Clemmens.

Weekend of May 12-14

Fully Alive: Unveil Yourself through Mindfulness, Yoga and Conscious Dance

Jovinna Chan

Who am I? What is my purpose? What is the most importing thing right now in my life? Have you asked yourself these questions?

Introduction to Gestalt

Michael Clemmens

“We develop relationships with ourselves and others through the physicality of our vision, smell, touch, and movement,” says Michael Clemmens.

Jump Start Your Memoir: Write it From the Heart 

Nancy Slonim Aronie

This writing workshop is about reclaiming your voice. It’s about using your own language, your own rhythms, and writing your own story.

Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Meditation

Shauna Shapiro

Come join us as we cultivate greater wisdom, joy, health, and well-being.

Mother's Day Family Workshop

Joanna Claassen Ferraro & Sean Brennan

This Mother's Day weekend, celebrate and nourish yourself and your family. Esalen is a magical place for adults and children alike.

Week of May 14-19

EMDR Basic Training: Part 3 – Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course

Laurel Parnell

Refresh your technique and review EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) protocols and procedures, consult on your difficult cases, watch demonstrations, and practice EMDR in small, s

Improv: Expand Yourself with Laughter

Clifford Henderson & Dixie Cox

Activate your imagination, creativity, and spontaneity. Just as muscles can tighten with stress and age, so can notions about ourselves.

Land of Milk & Honey: An Introduction to Farmstead Arts

Charlie Cascio & Liam McDermott

Would you like to reconnect with farmstead traditions and develop your ability to produce and prepare your own food?

Yoga Nidra Immersion: Become the Master of Your life

Kamini Desai & John Vosler

Are you burned out, tired, or in transition? What if you had a way to manage your habits, thoughts, and emotions – rather than serving them? What if change doesn’t just happen while you are awake?

Week of May 14-19

Walk on the Wild Side: Hiking the Big Sur Country

Steven Harper with Adam Rumack

"What’s the quickest way out of the city?" John Muir is reported to have asked a stranger on the street of the metropolis in which Muir had just arrived. "Where do you want to go?" the man asked.

Weekend of May 19-21

Awakening Through Love

David Newman

Do you feel the transformational sparks of spiritual awakening that are spreading rapidly on the planet today?

Waking Up, Together: An Excursion into Embodied Inquiry

Zuza Engler & Scott Engler

What if one day, you woke up smack in the midst of the human condition with absolutely no need to fix, deny, solve, or transcend anything?

Women's Intimacy, Desire and Eroticism: The Triumvirate of Sexual Pleasure

Alexandra Katehakis

Do you know the difference between intimacy, desire, and eroticism? Do you find yourself churning through lovers because your sexual desire drops off over time?

Weekend of May 19-21

Wired for Love: Creating an Owner’s Manual for a Secure-Functioning Relationship

Stan Tatkin with Tracey Boldemann Tatkin

“People are complex,” says Stan Tatkin. “We don’t come with manuals that automate the process of getting along.

Week of May 21-26

A Time to Reflect

This is a special opportunity for people to experience Esalen without taking a workshop.

Mind Body Studies: Exploring the Work of Moshé Feldenkrais

Mia Segal & Leora Gaster

“How can we enhance our mind-body potential to embody our best selves in all the spheres of our lives?” ask Mia Segal and Leora Gaster. “Dr.

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: We Need Two Wings to Fly

Christiane Wolf

Are you curious about mindfulness and self-compassion and about their transformative potential for you? Join us for a weekend of practicing and learning together.

The Great Intimacy

John Prendergast & Kelly Boys

“What does it mean to be deeply intimate with ourselves and with the whole of life - to be in true communion?” write the leaders.

Waking Up in the Big Sur Wilds

Adam Rumack

You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong. -David Whyte

Weekend of May 26-28

Couples' Communication Retreat

Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we love, the more fragile we feel.

Gyrokinesis®

Juergen Bamberger

Experience the joy of moving your spine with ease! Take this journey through your entire body to open your awareness to your energetic and physical structures!

Mind, Mood and Happiness: Transforming the Self

Ronald Alexander

Studies in the fields of health psychology, neuroscience, and learned optimism confirm that people can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that enhance happiness and resiliency.

The Mindful Family Retreat

Ivy Mayer Lavie & Shai Lavie

Imagine a beautiful and protected space that supports you to mindfully turn within and find greater ease, and gives you space to play and just be with your family—all held in the dramatic natural s

Week of May 28-June 2

Artemis, Women’s Circles and Sacred Feminine: A Women’s Retreat

Jean Shinoda Bolen

“This workshop-retreat meets in a circle with a sacred center, and invokes the indomitable spirit of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and moon and archetype of the sister, midwife, and protector of

IAHE: The Upledger Institute International's CranioSacral Therapy 1

Melinda Naye

CranioSacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, hands-on technique to help detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system that may cause sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunction.

Soul Motion™: Sanctuary

Vinn Arjuna Martí

sanc•tu•ary n, 1. A sacred place such as a church, temple, or mosque. 2. A place of refuge or asylum.

The Art of Masterful Living: Embodying the Five Elements through Yoga

Todd Norian

We are all made of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within.

Weekend of June 2-4

Awakening the Sacred Body

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Join Bön Buddhist meditation master Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche as he invites you to engage in the practice of meditation and reflection – to look intimately within and find the jewel that is hidden in

Esalen® Massage - The Basics

Daniela Urbassek & Laurie Lioness Parizek

During an Esalen Massage, we experience a remarkable web of interdependence: a listening touch, a deepening breath, a sense of connection with another.

Manifest the Love of Your Life with The Soulmate Secret

Arielle Ford

Are you ready to invite true love into your life? In this fun, empowering, and experiential workshop, you can learn how to:

Week of June 4-9

Art as a Spiritual Path: Paintings that Awaken the Soul

Paul Heussenstamm

The practice of painting is healing and meditative. No experience is necessary as we transform our everyday consciousness into the inner artist that lives in each of us.

Heart to Heart: 5Rhythms® Heartbeat and Buddhist Heart Practice

Lucia Horan

Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. – Gabrielle Roth

The Healing Art of Deep Bodywork: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Disorders of the Temporo-Mandibular Joint

Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

There is growing demand for massage practitioners who have mastered the art of moving deeply into the body with skill and sensitivity.

Visionseeker: The Shaman's Path into Illumination

Hank Wesselman

The rediscovery of shamanism has emerged as a major thrust in the spiritual reawakening of the Western world.

Month of June 4-July 2

Legacy Group - Truly Human Leadership: Leading From the Heart of Self

Nina Merrens

This program is part of our Integral Leadership Summer Series. The privilege of a lifetime is being who we are. - Joseph Campbell

Work Study - Relational Leadership: Building a Radically Engaged Culture

Mark Fairfield

This program is part of our Integral Leadership Summer Series.

Week of June 4-9

Reclaiming Your Authentic Self

Anne Watts

Have you ever found yourself thinking you want one thing but doing something else? The thing you’re doing comes from the inner child. What, exactly, is the inner child?

Weekend of June 9-11

Behind the Mask, Beneath the Ego: 5Rhythms® and FaustWork® Mask Theater

Lucia Horan & Rob Faust

The mask is a powerful tool for transformation. From behind the mask, the shy find their voice, the boisterous find a sense of calm, and the scattered find focus.

Weekend of June 9-11

Being Present in the Body: Using Mindfulness to Work with Trauma

Pawan Bareja

Our desire to be happy is our most basic urge, but physical or emotional trauma can get in the way.

Changes and Transitions in Your 30s and 40s: How to Stay True to Yourself

Phillip Moffitt

Every age and stage of life brings changes and transitions – some by choice and some not.

Herbs for Restoration and Relaxation

Darren Huckle

The plant world holds many tools for supporting peace, resiliency, and vitality for those of us who live intense or busy lives.

Mindfulness in Deep Relationship: Savoring the Sources of Nourishment

Jerome Front

This retreat invites participants to open to their most elemental relationship, that which exists between the body, mind, and the natural world as it manifests through eating, breathing, and our se

Week of June 11-16

Experiencing the Esalen Farm & Garden

Anna Pierce-Slive & Chad Morse

For more than forty years, the Esalen Farm & Garden has provided a holistic model of food security and sustainability—producing food that sustains, heals, and educates the community.

God, Sex and the Body

Jonathan Horan

God, Sex and the Body is and always will be a profound and integral part of the 5Rhythms® curriculum.

Inner Power Qigong: The 9 Phases of Qi Cultivation and Mastery

Roger Jahnke

Health, well-being, and longevity can be achieved through cultivating and mastering qi. Every style of qigong – including tai chi and yoga – shares a basis in essential principles.

Week of June 11-16

Simply Wild: Experiencing Nature

Steven Harper

I do know how to pay attention,

how to fall down into the grass,

how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed,

how to stroll through the fields,

The Painting Process Rediscovered: The Magic of Spontaneous Expression

Michele Cassou, with Cherie Ray & Anna Billings

For many of us, it is difficult to simply let go and create. Programmed to fear being judged, we set narrow boundaries on our creativity.

Weekend of June 16-18

Celebrating Fatherhood

Joanna Claassen Ferraro & Sean Brennan

Inspired by Big Sur's wild nature and the heartfelt path of fatherhood, this family workshop will be a weekend of laughter, exploration, and connection.

Enjoying Meditation: Returning to Ease

Peter Russell

Discover how something as simple as surrendering all resistance in meditation can open us to the peace and joy that lie within.

Fail Fast, Fail Often! Creating a Life of Passionate Action

Ryan Babineaux

Joyous and successful people spend less time planning and more time acting.

Practical Intuition: Full Effectiveness Living

Laura Day

You cannot divide the material and the spiritual world. We are all part of one energy, and yet we often revere the spirit without valuing the material "self" too.

The Five Longings: What We’ve Always Wanted and Already Have

David Richo

“There are five longings we all have: love, meaning, freedom, happiness, and growth,”

Week of June 18-23

Esalen's 13th Annual Yoga Festival: Summer Solstice Sadhana

Janet Stone, Sianna Sherman & Saul David Raye

Since ancient times, solstices and equinoxes have been essential and sacred points in the year to honor the flow of life on earth. They are times for us to come back into balance and harmony.

Weekend of June 23-25

Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples

Sam Jinich & Michelle Gannon

The Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples is based on practices drawn from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), attachment theory, and Sue Johnson’s best-selling book, Hold Me Tight.

Kindred Spirit

Matthew Engelhart & Terces Engelhart

The Kindred workshop is all about relationships: Are we going to use this relationship to awaken together? What if love is a presence – a state of mind?

Men's Renewal Weekend

Adam Rumack

For men, it can be challenging to find the time and space to renew ourselves, and to find a supportive company of other men who are willing to live the important questions of what it means to be al

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mark Abramson

The impact of stress on health is well recognized. Now the efficacy of stress reduction as an adjunct to medical treatment is being recognized in more and more health care settings. In 1996 Dr.

Strengthening the Heart through Compassion

Leah Weiss

Experience a weekend immersion in compassion cultivation, based on the Stanford Compassion Training program developed by psychologists, scientists, and contemplative scholars at Stanford University

Week of June 25-30

Writers' Camp

Cheryl Strayed

Writers take over the entire Esalen campus during this annual workshop organized by best-selling author, Cheryl Strayed.

Weekend of June 30-July 2

Esalen Midsummer Festival Time to Reflect

Join us for a holiday weekend full of friends, families, fun, music, and good food!

The Magical Family

Ivy Mayer Lavie

The gorgeous Esalen gardens are home base for this weekend of play, creativity, and celebration.

Week of July 2-7

EFT for Physical and Emotional Healing

Dawson Church

More than 10 million people today use EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for both mental and emotional health.

Intermediate Yoga Practice Intensive: Affirm Your Freedom!

Noah Maze

Join Noah Mazé for a week of yogic practices, community, nature, contemplation, and celebration of our freedom over this July 4th week.

Mindful Education Teacher Training

Daniel Rechtschaffen

Schools around the world are turning to mindfulness and social-emotional learning as an antidote for rising stress, emotional dysregulation, and attention deficit.

The Nature of Movement: Embodiment and the Wilds

Steven Harper

Throughout the ages and across cultural traditions, nature has inspired the human spirit.

Tuning Your Instrument: The Buddha, the Brain, and Bach

Clifford Saron, Barbara Bogatin & Nikki Mirghafori

Join us for an exploration of the benefits of practice from three distinct, intertwined perspectives.

Month of July 2-30

Legacy Group - Path of the Liberated Leader: Realizing Authentic Vision and Living Purpose

Vanessa Stone

This program is part of our Integral Leadership Summer Series.

Month of July 2-30

Work Study - High Performance Leadership: How to Unleash Your Full Potential

George Kohlrieser

This program is part of our Integral Leadership Program Summer Leadership Series.

Weekend of July 7-9

A Call For Gay Heroes

Christian de la Huerta

What does it mean to be a hero — to live heroically — in these times?

Weekend of July 7-9

From Physical to Subtle Body: Strong Medicine for Your Whole Being

Schuyler Grant & Elena Brower

Self-love is an architectural feat. Built with movement, meditation, contemplation, and consistency, self-love becomes a radical evolution that impacts everyone near and far.

Rejoice!

Andrea Juhan

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. –Vicki Baum

Week of July 9-16

Bringing Cultures Together in Search of Peace and Love: A Film Seminar

Francis Lu & Patricia Berry

For peace, one must remember: As a bird cannot fly with one wing, as a man cannot applaud with one hand, so a country cannot make peace just with one side, with itself.

Week of July 9-14

Mindfulness as a Wisdom Practice

Brad Lewis & Vignesh Swaminathan

Mindfulness teachings often isolate the practice from larger cultural, spiritual, and expressive contexts.

Not For the Feint of Heart: Be Bold in Your Personal Growth

Mariah Fenton Gladis

If you’re “feint of heart,” you avoid confronting the emotional injuries or habits that prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest.

Stealing Fire: The Secret Revolution in Human Possibility 

Jamie Wheal & Steven Kotler

There’s a revolution happening right now and it’s hiding in plain sight.

Weekend of July 14-16

Arrive Already Loved: Creating Sacred Attachment with Yourself in the Here and Now

Mariah Fenton Gladis

"Many people ask me how to have a fair shot at developing a healthy relationship with another human being," writes Mariah Fenton Gladis. "I advise them to arrive already loved.

Healthy Backs and Necks: From Pain to Fitness with NeuroMovement

Anat Baniel & Chris Krzyzkowski

We all want to be strong, flexible, and full of energy and vitality, yet so many of us experience pain and limitation and are less fit than we would like to be.

Weekend of July 14-16

Care to Dare: How to Unleash Astonishing Potential in Yourself and Others

George Kohlrieser

Each one of us is a product of how we think and interact.

Week of July 16-21

Embodying Your Love: Explorations in Intimacy for Couples

Stella Resnick & Alan Kishbaugh

Much emphasis in couples’ enrichment focuses on verbal communication, particularly articulating feelings and mending bridges.

Liquid Asana Live: Summer Yoga, Mindfulness and Art Retreat

Micheline Berry with Joey Lugassy & Ensemble

All art arises from an embodied creative source within your own body and mind.

R.D. Laing in the Twenty-First Century: What Are Altered Realities?

Fritjof Capra, Michael Guy Thompson & Heather LaFace

Scottish-born psychiatrist R. D. Laing devoted his career to exploring the nature of alternative realities and heightened awareness.

Week of July 16-23

Renewing Integrity Through Film: Images of Caring for the Truth

Francis Lu & Thomas Matus

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. -Blaise Pascal

Weekend of July 21-23

Awake in the Wild - Meditation in Nature

Mark Coleman

Following ancient spiritual traditions that value the transformative power of nature, this experiential workshop will be spent meditating outdoors in the natural beauty and mystery of Esalen.

Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples

Rick Brown

This workshop is designed to help couples understand at a deeper level why they were attracted to each other, why they get stuck in endless power struggles, and how to safely begin to work through

Week of July 23-28

Building a Vocal Community

Ysaye Barnwell

There is an awesome power in the human voice, and when uncommon voices are blended for the common good they become a “vocal community” at its best.

Empowering Creativity through Movement /Dance and Life/Art Metaphors

Anna Halprin & Daria Halprin with guest musicians Jahan Khalighi & Dohee Lee

As Anna Halprin celebrates her 97th year, she and Daria Halprin return to Esalen for their annual teaching collaboration.

Music and Nature Family Workshop

Doug Dirt Greenfield & Banana Slug String Band

Celebrate summer in the land of rejuvenation with the world-renowned Banana Slug String Band.

The Radically Alive Leader: A Radical Aliveness Workshop

Ann Bradney

People in leadership positions who strive to be inspiring, influential, and highly effective must be exquisitely present, fully alive, and unafraid to know anything about themselves.

Weekend of July 28-30

Igniting the Power of Your Empathy and Intuition

Judith Orloff

There is a powerful connection between your emotions, intuition, and empathy.

Music and Nature Family Workshop Part 2

Doug Dirt Greenfield & Banana Slug String Band

This workshop can be taken on its own or as an extension of the July 23-28 Music and Nature Family Workshop.

Week of July 30-August 4

Dancing with the Planetary Crisis: A Soul-Initiation

Terry Patten & Sarah Marshank

Do you recoil from global warming and our planetary ecological predicament? Do you see extreme weather events as inconvenient anomalies or fierce teachers?

Leading the Edge: How to Reach Extraordinary Performance

George Kohlrieser

Why do some leaders overcome impossible barriers, go beyond unbearable pressure and frustration, and persevere in order to achieve outcomes seemingly beyond reach when others would give up?

Quarter-Life Calling: Creating an Extraordinary Life in Your 20s

Coby Kozlowski

Your twenties can be a time of possibility, inspiration, and the discovery of your deepest values and truths.

Transformative Medicine: A Journey toward Radical Healing

Ruediger Dahlke

What if health issues, from acne to injuries to cancer, aren't random, meaningless events but a somatic language that holds clues to existential questions such as, What is my purpose?

Week of July 30-August 4

Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples

Sam Jinich & Michelle Gannon

The Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples is based on practices drawn from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), attachment theory, and Sue Johnson’s best-selling book, Hold Me Tight.

Plein Air Painting in Big Sur

Jennifer McChristian

Join award-winning painter Jennifer McChristian for a five-day intensive workshop for all levels of artists who want to learn the time-honored joy of painting en plein air.

Month of July 30-August 27

Legacy Group - Speak to Inspire

Peter Meyers

This program is part of our Integral Leadership Summer Series.

Work Study - Embodied Leadership in a Disembodied World

Don Hanlon Johnson

This program is part of our Integral Leadership Summer Series.

Weekend of August 4-6

Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform Your Sex Life

Emily Nagoski

"During this workshop, which is designed for participants of all gender and sexual orientation, we’ll begin with the science of sexual response like you’ve never heard it before, and then blow away

Weekend of August 4-6

Speak to Inspire

Peter Meyers with Stand and Deliver Staff

Speak to Inspire is an intensive communication and leadership seminar that can transform your ability to engage and move others through the power of the spoken word.

Wisdom 2.0 Unplugged: Inner and Outer Connection

Soren Gordhamer

The fourth annual Wisdom 2.0 Unplugged retreat will be a chance to connect – without devices – with other people in the beautiful natural setting of Esalen Institute.

Week of August 6-11

Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine

James Gordon, Amy Shinal & Lynda Richtmeier Cyr

The Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine is the core program of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), offered around the world for 20 years.

The Transformational Enneagram: Mindfulness, Insight and Experience 

Russ Hudson

A growing number of people are aware of the Enneagram as an accurate and profound map of personality.

Weekend of August 11-13

How the Way We Sit and Stand Can Change the Way We Think and Speak

Wendy Palmer

Research by psychologist Dr. Albert Mehrabian and others shows that at least 70% of all communication is non verbal.

Single Women: Live Fully, Joyfully and Unapologetically

Bella DePaulo & Kay Trimberger

“Never before have so many of us been leading lives as strong, independent women,” say Bella DePaulo and E. Kay Trimberger.

The Embodied Life™: Meditation, Guided Inquiry and the Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais

Russell Delman

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you—don't go back to sleep. -Rumi

The Extraordinary Couples Workshop

Jason Weston & Marci Graham

Do you remember the magic of the beginning of your relationship, when just seeing your partner got your adrenaline running?

Week of August 13-18

Greater Good

Shauna Shapiro, Daniel Siegel, Dacher Keltner, Mollie McNeil & Teja Bell

This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life.

Week of August 18-25

Healing the Pelvic Floor: Reclaiming your Power, Sexuality and Pleasure Potential

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

“As women we have a unique power of creativity in our reproductive systems,” Suzanne Scurlock-Durana writes.

Weekend of August 18-20

Pathways to Intimacy

Anne Watts

What if you could create more love and deeper and more connected relationships in your life?

Weekend of August 18-20

Power Vinyasa Yoga

Susan Hauser

Power Vinyasa Yoga connects breath with movement using a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga.

Week of August 20-25

5Rhythms® Trance and Transformation

Lucia Horan

Move until you are moved. Dance until the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. - Gabrielle Roth

Big Sur Wilderness Experience

Steven Harper

Esalen is the trailhead to one of the most spectacular mountainous coastlines in the world.

IAHE: Barral Institute's Visceral Manipulation 3

Dee Dettmann Ahern

This Visceral Manipulation course focuses on the pelvis, with participants studying the relationship between functional and structural mechanics of the pelvic area.

IAHE: Upledger Institute International's Advanced CranioSacral 2

Chas Perry

“The acceptance of this invitation carries with it the responsibility of daily presence in both group discussions and hands-on practice sessions,” writes Chas Perry.

IAHE: Upledger Institute International's Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 1

Stan Gerome

CranioSacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, hands-on technique to help detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system that may cause sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunction.

Weekend of August 25-27

5Rhythms® Moon Lodge: Honoring the Sacred Feminine A Woman’s Only Retreat

Lucia Horan

“Join us as we journey into the Moon Lodge, a weekend of tribal and ritual healing for women,” says Lucia Horan. “How empowered are you as a woman navigating this world?

Week of August 25-September 1

EMDR Basic Training: Parts 1 & 2 – Transforming Trauma with EMDR

Laurel Parnell

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems.

Lotus Borne Perception: Awareness Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and Continuum Movement

Susan Harper & Lama Drimed

In this retreat Lama Drimed and Susan Harper open a multi-dimensional inquiry into our spiritual, somatic, and creative human capacity.

Weekend of August 25-27

IAHE - Full Body Presence: Skills to Energize Your Life

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

This workshop is packed with useful skills for rejuvenating your mind, body, and soul, including practical tools to energize your daily life, skills for meeting life’s challenges with new resources

Month of August 27-September 24

Legacy Group - Leadership and Presence

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

The more present we are in ourselves, the more present we can be with someone else.

Work Study -The Art and Science of Living Well, Together

Linda Nicholls

We are all interwoven within a dynamic, complex web of interdependent relationships. Whether we notice it or not, we are not separate from our engagement with others.

Week of August 27-September 1

Radiant Body: Living From the Heart

Kia Miller

Connect to your inner self, and create new possibilities in your life. To truly thrive, one must develop the ability to listen to the quiet voice of the soul.

Zero Balancing - Part 1

Fritz Smith & Todd Williams

Zero Balancing (ZB) is a nondiagnostic system of healing which clarifies and coordinates energy fields in the body, balances body energy with body structure, and focuses on bone energy and the skel

Weekend of September 1-3

Soul Saturation: Igniting an Intimate Relationship with Your Soul

Sera Beak

“Deep in our bodies, where our truth burns the brightest, we know we cannot be free, we cannot be of service, we cannot truly come alive if we aren’t consciously connected to our soul,” writes Sera

Yoga Practice: An Ongoing Metamorphosis

Thomas Michael Fortel

One's whole being, starting from the physical body, can be refined and strengthened so it acts as a medium for the higher cosmic force.

Weekend of September 1-3

Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation

Mark Matousek

“We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us,” Mark Matousek says.

Week of September 3-8

Digital Raign Reality Summit

Alison Raby & James Hanusa

The Digital Raign Reality Summit brings together creative technologists, filmmakers, philanthropists, artists, academics, and consciousness researchers to explore the intersection of virtual realit

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Love and Creation, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind

Rising Strong™ Workshop for Women

Michelle Gannon & Beth Jaeger-Skigen

The Rising Strong Workshop is based on the latest groundbreaking research of Brené Brown and led by San Francisco therapists and certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ facilitators Michelle Ganno

Weekend of September 8-10

Essentials of Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapy: Journey to the Depths of the Psyche

Robert Fisher

This workshop, designed for therapists and other healing professionals, provides an overview of the Hakomi Method.

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Love and Creation, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind

The Brazilian Soul: Dance and Drumming

Cida Vieira & Mestre Beiçola

Drumming inspires people to connect. Nationalities and individual agendas disappear; what remains is the grounding presence of our transformed selves — our spirits lightened and empowered.

Yoga and the Dharma of Hope

Katchie Ananda & John Robbins

“To live with hope in the face of so much planetary anguish and societal breakdown is one of the most challenging and most important issues of our times,” says John Robbins, author of Diet for a Ne

Week of September 10-15

Beyond Tantra: Integrating Science, Spirit and Sexuality

Margot Anand, Shauna Shapiro, Lorin Roche, Layla Martin & Bryan Reeves

Join internationally recognized teachers to weave together ancient wisdom traditions of Tantra and meditation with modern neuroscience.

Cultivating Resilience: Coping with Disappointment, Difficulty, even Disaster

Linda Graham

Every human being has to face failures and crises. How we deal with such challenges is central to determining our level of happiness and well-being.

Way of Nature: The Practice of the Wild

Steven Harper

You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here. — Alan Watts

Weekend of September 15-17

Loving What Is

Byron Katie

Byron Katie has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering.

Week of September 17-22

Leading with Relational Mindfulness: Regenerating Ourselves and the World

Nina Simons & Deborah Eden Tull

“In this time of so much change, we are all called to be leaders,” say Nina Simons and Deborah Eden Tull.

More Than a Communication Workshop

Jean Morrison & Martine Amita Algier

Whether you are looking for change in your close relationships, your work environment, or your wider world, the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offer a lifetime of suppor

Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving

Charles Muir & Leah Alchin with Diane Greenberg

This is a “reset point” for couples who want to dramatically improve the quality of sex and intimacy in their love lives and open up to more ecstatic pleasure and spiritual connection in their rela

Week of September 17-22

The Anatomy of a Calling

Lissa Rankin

We are all embarked on what Joseph Campbell calls the "Hero's Journey" of finding and fulfilling our calling.

Weekend of September 22-24

Enough Excuses Already Discover Your Sustainable Yoga Practice

Harvey Deutch

We live in a culture that extols constant productivity. From sunrise to sunset, we move at a breakneck pace in order to meet the day's demands.

Grief in Our Bones

Kim Mooney

“When we can embrace a broken heart with true compassion, grief gives us the strength to hold all the pain and difficulty, the courage to take one more breath, and the capacity to build a powerful

Healer Within™ Practice Leader Training: Medical Qigong Certification

Roger Jahnke

Medical Qigong has powerful roots in ancient healing traditions and also in modern science.

Spiritwalker: Shamanic Journeywork and Empowerment

Hank Wesselman

Many of the indigenous peoples perceive that our world is made up of two halves — a world of things seen and a world of things hidden — and they draw no distinction between them.

September 22-October 1

Path of Devotion: A Yoga Teacher Training

Janet Stone

Whether you’re an established yoga teacher, an aspiring teacher, or a dedicated long-time student of yoga, the alchemy of a yogic path promises deep transformation.

Week of September 24-29

Abandonment to Healing: Overcoming your Self-Defeating Patterns

Susan Anderson

Abandonment is a primal human fear and the underlying cause of emotional distress and dysfunction.

IAHE - Full Body Presence: Grounding and Healthy Boundaries

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

In today’s demanding world, we all need full access to our inner and outer resources in order to survive and thrive. Are you tired of feeling scattered and pulled in too many directions?

Soul Sense: Discover Yourself through Essential Plant Alchemy

Andrea Shanti

The light of compassion opens the petals of the heart. When the petals of the heart unfold fragrance spreads across the valley. –Amit Ray

Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Certification Training

Roger Jahnke

Tai Chi Easy is a practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices, self-massage, and meditation to help you experience a refreshing, healing boost to body, mind, and spirit.

Visionseeker: Spirit Medicine

Hank Wesselman

Today, interest in complementary and alternative therapies is on the rise, and more people are rediscovering the healing modalities pioneered by indigenous peoples.

Month of September 24-October 22

Legacy Group - Live with the Will of Your Heart™: The Mindfulness of Relating

Siegmar Gerken & Cornelia Gerken

Whether you choose to be single or in a relationship, you need strong skills for relating and communicating with others.

Work Study - Deep Bodywork®

Rob Wilks

Deep Bodywork, as created by Perry Holloman over the last twenty-five years at Esalen Institute, is a method that integrates the qualities of a flowing Esalen® Massage with the therapeutic effectiv

Weekend of September 29-October 1

Embracing the Wild Unknown: A Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat

Renée Trudeau

Self-care — the art of attuning and responding to your needs and desires — is a moment-to-moment process.

The Gokhale Method®: The Posture Dance Connection

Esther Gokhale

Dance is an unusually rich avenue for improving strength, flexibility, circulation, posture, mood, and connection.

Unfinished Business: Create Your Next Steps in Life from the Inside Out

Pam Kramer & Steve Edelman

Is your life an expression of who you really are at the core? Perhaps you have already succeeded brilliantly at what you wanted to do, or gone as far as you can go.

Week of October 1-6

The Art of Empathy: Balancing Connection, Self-Care and Healthy Intimacy

Karla McLaren & Amanda Ball

Empathy is possibly your most essential skill. It helps you understand yourself and others, and it is the core skill in your ability to communicate and relate to the world around you.

Yoga, Meditation and Addiction Recovery Retreat: A Celebration of Healing

Rolf Gates, Nikki Myers, Melody Moore, Tim Walsh & Tommy Rosen

Join us as we bring together the ancient tools and practices of yoga and meditation as ways to deepen the exploration of recovery from addictions.

Week of October 1-6

Through Our Own Eyes: A Retreat For and By Women Physicians

Leslie Waters & Ligia Giese

This is our twelfth meeting of women physicians since 1997.

Weekend of October 6-8

Brain, Mind and Consciousness: A Deep Knowing

David Presti & Kristi Panik

The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe, and the study of its structure and function is one of the most rapidly developing fields in contemporary science.

Couples' Communication Retreat

Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we love, the more fragile we feel.

Soul Motion™: Sweat Ecstasy

Vinn Arjuna Martí

“Soul Motion is a conscious dance practice that offers students a view, a handle, a key, and a striker,” says Vinn Arjuna Martí.

Taking the Midlife Leap, One Step at a Time

Jett Psaris

If you are between 40 and 65 years old, you are undoubtedly attempting to navigate the emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of your midlife passage.

Week of October 8-13

Beyond the Long Stroke: The Integration of Deep Bodywork and Esalen® Massage

Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

“In our previous classes, we’ve focused on teaching the practice of Deep Bodywork for specific segments of the body,” write the leaders.

Dharana and Drishti

Thomas Michael Fortel

“Dharana and drishti are Sanskrit words that indicate a process of development in our ability for a depth of mental focus and concentration,” says Thomas Fortel.

Real Sex: Awaken your Erotic Intelligence

Mike Lousada & Louise Mazanti

“We have a deep yearning for love and aliveness in our body, yet our culture has hijacked sexuality with commercialism, pornography, and performance pressure,” say Mike Lousada and Louise Mazanti.

Straw Into Gold: The Alchemy of Memoir

Katy Butler

Do you have a story you are longing to tell? Take a great leap forward with a passionate teacher whose best-selling memoir was named a NY Times Notable Book of the year.

Women in Transition: Climbing into Your Authentic Self

Jnana Gowan & Suze Allen

Your house is on fire. Your boat is sinking. What do you want take with you? What are you willing to sacrifice to the fire or watch sink to the depths below?

Weekend of October 13-15

An Introduction to Esalen® Massage: The Art of Healing Touch

Daniela Urbassek & Robin Fann-Costanzo

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the beauty of Big Sur and the healing waters of the Esalen hot springs, while gaining a foundation in the art and practice of Esalen Massag

Evidence-Based Traditional Taiji (T'ai Chi) and Qigong: Nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit

Yang Yang & Robert Sheeler

Master Yang is a traditionally trained, internationally recognized taiji and qigong grandmaster who has distilled essential aspects of these arts into an easy-to-learn program suitable for people o

Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples

Rick Brown

This workshop is designed to help couples understand at a deeper level why they were attracted to each other, why they get stuck in endless power struggles, and how to safely begin to work through

The Science of Happiness and Well-being

June Gruber & Hedy Kober

What brings us true happiness?

Week of October 15-20

A Time to Reflect

This is a special opportunity for people to experience Esalen without taking a workshop.

Esalen® Massage and Meditation

Oliver Bailey & Peggy Horan

Esalen Massage is a moving meditation, a practice in presence and mindfulness, and a loving healing art.

Groundation Celebration: Ignite [R]evolution through Yoga, Writing and Ritual

Nadine McNeil & Sienna Creasy

“Groundation, a term coined by Jamaica’s indigenous Rastafari people, describes a potent Jamaican way of life – being balanced, grounded, and centered within one’s purpose,” say Nadine McNeil and S

Medicinal Plants and Spiritual Evolution

David Crow

“Medicinal plants can support our spiritual evolution in many ways,” says David Crow.

Week of October 15-20

Awakening to the True You: 5 Steps to Radically Transform Your Love Life and Beyond

Katherine Woodward Thomas

“Most of us intuitively know that we cannot create that which we are not truly open to and ready to receive,” says Katherine Woodward Thomas.

The Bio-Breakthrough Workshop: From Limitation to Liberation

Isabelle Benarous

In this workshop, Isabelle Benarous introduces you to The Bio-Breakthrough, an innovative process based on biological decoding and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Weekend of October 20-22

Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing

Sy Safransky, Doug Crandell, Danusha Lameris, Heather Sellers, Sparrow & Joe Wilkins

Since 1974, The Sun has published the kind of brave, revealing writing that lives up to the magazine’s motto: “What is to give light must endure burning.” We invite you to join Sun readers and cont

Month of October 22-November 19

Legacy Group - Embodied Relational Gestalt

Michael Clemmens

“We develop relationships with ourselves and others through the physicality of our vision, smell, touch, and movement,” says Michael Clemmens.

Work Study - Medicine in Motion: 5Rhythms® Movement Meditation

Davida Taurek

Put the psyche into motion and it will heal itself. – Gabrielle Roth

Weekend of October 27-29

BodyWise: Discovering Your Body Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing

Rachel Abrams

What might it feel like to live a life your body loves?

The Path: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success

Stephen Sideroff

Our stress and its symptoms are maintained unconsciously as a distraction from emotional issues and harmful thinking.

Zero Balancing Open Forum

Fritz Smith

This weekend is an opportunity for people practicing Zero Balancing to reconnect with Fritz Smith, with Zero Balancing, and with each other.

Weekend of October 27-29

Conversations on the Edge: Feminine and Masculine in the 21st Century

Soren Gordhamer, Mark Nicolson & Elizabeth Esalen

But if you pay close attention, you will see that the most masculine man has a feminine soul, and the most feminine woman has a masculine soul. - Carl Jung

The Yoga of Deep Intimacy

Michaela Boehm

Whether you are starting an intimate relationship or want to deepen passion with your partner, the principles of Intimacy and Polarity - the spark that keeps passion alive - are always available to

Week of October 29-November 3

IAHE: Barral Institute's Visceral Manipulation 1

Dee Dettmann Ahern

In this course, you will be introduced to the models and concepts of functional biomechanics as viewed from Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation approach.

Jivamukti Yoga Bhakti Immersion

Gabriela Bozic

During this workshop, expect the full Jivamukti package of tradition, music, meditation, bhakti, and creative asana sequences.

Not For the Feint of Heart: Be Bold in Your Personal Growth

Mariah Fenton Gladis

If you’re “feint of heart,” you avoid confronting the emotional injuries or habits that prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest.

The Wild Woman’s Way: Embodied Feminine Practice

Michaela Boehm

The Wild Woman is an archetype that represents a connection with our “wildish” nature.

Weekend of November 3-5

Arrive Already Loved: Creating Sacred Attachment with Yourself in the Here and Now

Mariah Fenton Gladis

"Many people ask me how to have a fair shot at developing a healthy relationship with another human being," writes Mariah Fenton Gladis. "I advise them to arrive already loved.

Gratitude Retreat

Janet Stone

“We gather at Esalen for a weekend to remember — with our bodies, minds, and spirits — all that we have to be grateful for,” Janet Stone writes.

The Art of Leadership: Communication, Creativity and Vision

Ronald Alexander

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

Week of November 5-10

Art as a Spiritual Path: Paintings that Awaken the Soul

Paul Heussenstamm

The practice of painting is healing and meditative. No experience is necessary as we transform our everyday consciousness into the inner artist that lives in each of us.

Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga

Ira Israel

Many of us would benefit from learning how to dis-identify with the mental chatter in our heads and cultivate equanimity.

Week of November 5-10

IAHE: Upledger Institute International's CranioSacral Therapy 2

Lisa Desrochers

CranioSacral Therapy 2 studies cranial-base dysfunctions as diagnosed and treated by Dr. William Sutherland, the “father” of cranial osteopathy.

Songwriting from the Heart—Progressing on the Journey

Johnsmith

Come take your seat among other songwriters as we work to refine our songwriting tools. We will go beyond the basic nuts and bolts of the craft, working to take our skills to the next level.

The Space Between Stories

Charles Eisenstein

“The world is in a time of transition in the deep mythology that runs our civilization,” says Charles Eisenstein. “Many of us personally are in such a transition as well.

Weekend of November 10-12

A Different Perspective: Reframe Your Life Using Play, Embodiment and Humor

Ann Randolph & Michael Clemmens

It is all too easy to stay stuck in a rut, unable to see or do things differently even when we know we want to change.

Connect to Your Inner-Net: Mindful Practices for Life and Work

Gopi Kallayil & Mirabai Bush

How can the modern workplace become a source of inner peace and global transformation?

Esalen® Massage: The Basics

Brita Ostrom & Deborah Anne Medow

During an Esalen Massage, we experience a remarkable web of interdependence: a listening touch, a deepening breath, our nervous system soothed in connection with another.

Weekend of November 10-12

Yoga and Longevity: Optimum Health for Life

Larry Payne & David Allen

This workshop integrates the ageless wisdom of yoga with modern integrative medicine, with a special emphasis on women and men aged forty plus.

Week of November 12-17

Beyond Type: Using the Deeper Work of the Enneagram for a More Conscious and Compassionate Life

Russ Hudson

Cultures and spiritual traditions since the beginning of civilization have grappled with how to live a human life from a place of spiritual wisdom.

Enhancing Your Skills in Esalen® Massage and Bodywork

Nora Matten & Vicki Topp

Using principles of experiential anatomy, this workshop explores the balance between sensitive and structural touch, and the interplay of nervous system, skeleton, and muscles.

Sharing Your Life Story: From the Page to the Stage

Ann Randolph

This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud.

The Promise: Advanced Yoga for Everyone

Mark Whitwell

Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone.

Weekend of November 17-19

Consciousness Hacking: Meditation + Technology

Mikey Siegel & Dustin DiPerna

Participate in the emerging intersection of ancient wisdom, neuroscience, and modern technology.

Energy Medicine: A Hands-on Experience

Donna Eden with David Feinstein

In a workshop designed to be both transformational and fun, Donna Eden will show you how health concerns can be a path to a more harmonious and joyful relationship with your body.

The Rhythms and Stories of our Lives: 5Rhythms® and Motion Theater®

Lucia Horan & Davida Taurek

Movement is medicine. — Gabrielle Roth

Week of November 19-24

5Rhythms®: Heartbeat, Joy and Generosity

Lucia Horan

Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. - Gabrielle Roth

Thanksgiving Retreat: Gratitude, Love and Easiness

Charu Rachlis

“What a blessing to take time away from our daily schedules and allow ourselves to relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate life in the sacred land of Esalen,” Charu writes.

Waking to the Rhythm of a New Myth

David Feinstein & Ann Mortifee

“Your personal mythology is the internal guidance system that shapes your journey through a world of bewildering personal and social change,” say David Feinstein and Ann Mortifee.

Month of November 19-December 17

Legacy Group - I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, The Book of Knowing and Worth, The Book of Mastery and The Book of Truth, author and medium Paul Sel

Work Study - The Enneagram: Nine Journeys of Awakening

Russ Hudson

"This program is a wide-ranging conversation about how the Enneagram and related inner work can be of use in the possibilities and challenges emerging in our time," Russ Hudson says.

Week of November 19-24

THE MAX: Expanding the Limits of Your Self-Expression

Paula Shaw

For more than twenty years, THE MAX has been considered by many at Esalen to be an essential rite of passage for community members.

Weekend of November 24-26

Improv Inspiration: Wit and Wisdom in an Instant

Paula Shaw

This workshop is an adventure in releasing programmed patterns and discovering the delight of spontaneous creation.

Weekend of November 24-26

Social Entrepreneurship: From Spiritual Values to Effective Action

Susan Collin Marks & John Marks

Many of us feel a growing longing to have a positive impact on the world.

Tending the Heart Fire: Regenerating the Body of Love Thanksgiving Yoga Journey

Shiva Rea

“Join our annual Thanksgiving retreat to tend your heart fire as the center of wisdom, soul satisfaction, and most of all the transforming power of love,” writes Shiva Rea.

The Essential Qi-Gong Exercises of China

Chungliang Al Huang

This weekend, Chungliang Al Huang will teach the most essential qi-gong exercises of China for all who wish to sustain a daily practice for personal mind-body-spirit well-being.

Week of November 26-December 1

Creative Tai Ji Experience in Daily Living

Chungliang Al Huang

"This week, we will re-invent tai ji forms playfully with ancient Tai Ji rituals, Five Moving Forces of Nature, as well as traditional Tai Ji motifs,” Chungliang Al Huang writes.

Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination and Life Beyond Death

Robert Moss

In this high adventure in Active Dreaming, you’ll be encouraged to remember and live the deeper story of your life. This workshop is an invitation to explore a deeper reality:

Love and Wonder: A Meditation Retreat with the Radiance Sutras

Lorin Roche & Camille Maurine

“What is this delight-filled universe into which we find ourselves born?” Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine ask.

Relational Gestalt Practice: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Dorothy Charles

Each of us finds our true selves through our emotions.

Spinal Awareness (with Humor): The Essence of Feldenkrais® and Energy Work

Patrick Douce

Spinal awareness is a combination of the Feldenkrais Method®, Taoist energetic science, and the Esalen experience.

Weekend of December 1-3

Couples Heart Tantra

Peter Sandhill & Sarah Sandhill

Couples’ Heart Tantra offers couples an introductory exploration into the tender, exciting, and empowering dance of Tantra.

Meeting What Matters Most: Mindfulness, Sensory Awareness and Zen Practice

Lee Lesser & Marc Lesser

“In our world of busyness – of more, faster, better – this retreat offers time to stop, reflect, and renew. It is a time to step fully into the richness of our lives,” say the leaders.

Relaxed and Awake: Mindfulness Meditation and Feldenkrais® Movement

Wes "Scoop" Nisker & Dan Clurman

By changing our habits of movement, we relax and awaken the body; by changing our habits of thinking, we awaken and relax the mind.

Your Heart's Blueprint: Passionate Purpose and Peaceful Presence

Sheva Carr & Robert Browning

Just as an acorn contains all the information to become an oak tree, you were born with a user’s manual for your life — including purpose, well-being, and peace of mind — right inside your own hear

Weekend of December 1-3

Retreat Restore Lead: A Women's Leadership Retreat

Kerena Saltzman

There is a groundswell in women's lives like never before.

The Tao of Global and Personal Ecology: Making Healthier Choices in Our Daily Lives

Chungliang Al Huang & Amory Lovins

For more than three decades, Amory Lovins and Chungliang Al Huang have shared a special kinship in the natural wisdom of the ineffable Tao.

December 3-22

100-Hour Esalen® Massage Certification Program

Char Pias & Jessica Fagan

Esalen offers numerous levels of basic massage certification.

Week of December 3-8

Awakening the Creative: The Painting Experience

Stewart Cubley

Explore the world of spontaneous creation, an unpredictable territory beyond the expected where no rules apply.

Hearth of Belonging

Susan Harper & Michael Molin-Skelton

Belonging is a powerful theme that is directly related to the capacity for intimacy that is in every human being. In this five-day retreat, we’ll explore the relational capacity of the heart.

The Life of Poetry

Ellen Bass

“This week will be an opportunity to engage our greatest resources: attention, courage, precision, imagination,” says Ellen Bass.

Total Immersion for Total Transformation

Raphael Cushnir

This workshop is right for you if • You’re willing to perform a rigorous emotional and spiritual self-assessment

Weekend of December 8-10

Esalen® Massage for Couples, Friends or Family Members

Ellen Watson & Rob Wilks

This workshop is designed for loving partners who wish to bring the nurturing practice of massage into their daily lives and spend a special weekend together cradled in the beauty and intensity of

Integrated Awareness®: Ask Anything and Your Body Will Answer

Lansing Barrett Gresham

Elegantly designed and profoundly attuned, your body can be a primary source of guidance, alignment with life purpose, and support for a state of health.

Releasing Pain, Healing Grief and Remembering with Love

David Kessler & Paul Denniston

Many people in grief dread the holidays after a loss. Join grief expert David Kessler and grief yoga teacher Paul Denniston for a weekend of healing.

The Workshop of Doing and Being: Embodied Creativity in Life, Love and Work

Barnet Bain

Embody the raw power of your creative self.

Week of December 10-15

Deepening Your Life Experience: Meditation, Raja Yoga and Mindfulness

Michele Hébert & Mehrad Nazari

The ancient spiritual discipline of meditation, the core of many wisdom traditions, has integrated itself into modern life and become an increasingly familiar word in our vocabulary.

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training

Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer

Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness. It is warm-hearted, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.

Weekend of December 15-17

Aligning With Nature: A Winter Solstice Yoga Retreat

Sarana Miller

For centuries, winter solstice has been a time of reflection. Today, the holidays can be a hectic time of doing, leaving us feeling stressed and depleted.

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Love and Creation, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind

Solstice Meditation Retreat

Mark Coleman & Lori Schwanbeck

Following ancient traditions on this winter solstice, we will take this poignant time to retreat, slow down, and enter stillness, silence, and inner exploration.

Week of December 17-22

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Love and Creation, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind

Living a Mindful and Compassionate Life

Mark Coleman

Awareness and love (metta) are essential and beautiful aspects of any spiritual life. Awareness as developed through mindfulness practice leads to clarity, insight, and understanding.

The Healing Art of Deep Bodywork: Healing the Shoulder and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

Deep bodywork, practiced with great sensitivity, is one of the most effective healing modalities available to the bodywork practitioner.

Month of December 17-January 14

Legacy Group - Ways of Council: Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit

Adam Rumack

In this program, we will explore the deep listening and mindfulness awareness practices of council, and learn through didactic skill building, body-based awareness practices, contact with our perso

Work Study - Intimacy with the Subtle Body: Movement, Mind and Breath

Peter Sterios

“We all share a desire for joy, and seek experiences that produce freedom, gratitude, and light-heartedness,” says Peter Sterios.

Week of December 17-22

Solstice Dance of Oneness®: Rumi and the Celebration of Light

Banafsheh Sayyad with Tony Khalife

Even if the darkness of hell swallows the sun and the moon, where is your flame, where is your light? - Rumi

Week of December 22-29

Qigong for Health and Happiness

Mingtong Gu

Join Master Mingtong Gu for a week dedicated to healing and balancing body, mind, heart, and spirit through the powerful movement, sound, and visualization practices of qigong. This retreat is a gr

Soul Motion™: Tenderness at the Heart of the Dance

Zuza Engler & Scott Engler

“Soul is flow, an ever-changing cloudscape of textures, hues, sensations, scents, and feelings,” writes Zuza. “Soul is how the deathless Presence meets and moves a finite human body.

Winter Solstice Mindfulness Retreat

Shauna Shapiro

Come rest and rejuvenate yourself in good company during this darkest time of the year, which also is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the return of light and the joy of life.

Week of December 29-January 5

New Year Meditation Retreat: Self-Love and Kindness that Benefits All

Mark Abramson

Meditating in noble silence offers a special opportunity to focus inward, and to deeply connect with oneself, create intentions, and reflect on life goals.

Shadow Yoga: Cultivating a Personal Practice

Scott Blossom & Chandra Easton

Like the whales who gracefully navigate their winter migration down the California coast each year, we must cultivate a fluid mixture of perseverance, clear reckoning, skillful navigation of life's

The Natural Singer: Finding Your True Voice

Claude Stein

Come and celebrate the awesome healing power of your voice. Whether you already sing or have always wished you could, this workshop can change your life.

Month of January 14-February 11

Legacy Group - Songsmithing:Opening the Creative Channel 

Johnsmith

If your life was a song, what would that song be? If you told the story of your heart, what story would you tell?

Work Study - Fulfilling the Vow of Your Birth: Exploring Purpose and Potential

Michael Sapiro

“What will your life look like, and how will you feel, if every day you rise to meet your highest potential?” asks Michael Sapiro.

Month of February 11-March 11

Legacy Group - Spiritual Massage and Compassionate Touch

Seema Christie

Spiritual Massage is a hands-on healing practice that can balance the energy body and gently facilitate release of physical, mental/emotional, relational, and spiritual blockages.

Work Study - Growing Sea Legs in Samsara: Mindfulness in Challenging Times

Bill Morgan & Susan Morgan

Living skillfully in these challenging times requires sensitivity, discernment, and wise action.

Month of March 11-April 8

Legacy Group -

Alejandro Chaoul

Work Study - Upledger Institute International’s CranioSacral Therapy Level One Intensive: Presence, Palpation and Protocol

Karen Axelrod

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) utilizes very gentle touch to assess and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluids protecting the brain and spinal cord.

Month of April 8-May 6

Legacy Group - Asian Healing Arts: Theory and Practice

Richard Gold

The ancient, rich traditions of Asian healing arts are based on what is best described as an energetic paradigm of human existence.

Work Study - Gestalt Group Process

Michael Clemmens

This month-long program is focused on Gestalt as a group process.

Month of May 6-June 3

Work Study - Write Your Life for the Page and the Stage

Ann Randolph

As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking. –Julia Cameron

Month of June 3-July 1

Legacy Group -

Adam Wolpert

Work Study -

David Presti

Month of July 1-29

Legacy Group -

Caroline Harvey

Work Study -

Drew Dillenger

Month of August 26-September 23

Work Study -

Jody Greene

Month of October 21-November 18

Work Study - Streams of Energy

Jim Gallas

CE credit for massage;

Month of November 18-December 16

Work Study -

Coby Kozlowski

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