This year long program is designed for those individuals who would like personal growth and development without focusing on any one particular area of Esalen’s diverse offerings.
With a structure that borrows from Esalen’s council list (Esalen’s identified areas of strength) and the five bodies identified within Esalen’s Vision, Values, Mission, and Practices, the Program for Personal Growth allows for a perfect blend of freedom and structure. The idea is to acknowledge that personal growth is hard work/practice but also that all of our paths are unique.
Learners engaged in this program will be supported and encouraged to attend to all five bodies (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, communal) and to integrate learning experiences into new ways of feeling, thinking, interacting, and being.
|Gestalt-focus Coursework||60 hrs|
|Somatic-focus Coursework||30 hrs|
|Sustainability-focus Coursework||50 hrs|
|Creativity-focus Coursework||30 hrs|
|Leadership-focus Coursework||50 hrs|
|Student Advising Sessions*||5 hrs|
|Department Process||50 hrs|
|Community Meeting Attendance and Participation||15 hrs|
|Personal Growth Electives||60 hrs|
|Independent Project||50 hrs|
|Total Program Hours||400 hrs|
• Student Advising: As part of your year-long program, you will also have quarterly sessions with an Educational Advisor who helps you establish, track, and complete your educational goals for the year.