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 surroundings of Esalen. This family retreat offers time to unplug from the busyness of life and find meaningful reconnection within and without. We will have time together as a group, and time when adults and children meet separately. Adult meditations will support quieting the mind, opening the heart, and being present to the beauty and challenge of life. Within this we'll include time for discussion about making our family life an integral part of our spiritual practice. The children's meetings will utilize Esalen's beautiful natural setting (including the Gazebo Park School with its animals and gardens), and games to introduce mindfulness and kindness in enjoyable, age-appropriate ways. This program is open to families of any configuration or spiritual background, with children ages 3-13. Children of different ages may be allowed with the permission of instructors. Please contact email@example.com with any questions. A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will benefit the Gazebo Park School, an open air school for infants and children on the Esalen grounds. Join us for fun, play, and connection as we learn to be more present with our families and with ourselves.