Esalen News
What's Happening at Esalen? Tap Into Your Inner Genius, Enneagram for Social Justice and More New Workshops
July 19, 2021

Three new workshops just opened up for August. Whether you unlock your right brain, dive into a numerical map for social change, or learn how to move like the ocean and sit like a mountain… transformation awaits.

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What's Happening at Esalen? 3 New Workshops for Late Summer (Plus One for Fall!)
July 5, 2021

We’re pleased to announce a new slate of upcoming workshops heading to Esalen this July, August, and October! Choose from four new workshops designed to help you navigate our changing times.

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What's Happening at Esalen? 7 New Workshops Offer a Sneak Peek at Fall
June 21, 2021

We’re pleased to announce a new slate of upcoming workshops heading to Esalen this summer and fall! Choose from seven new workshops designed to help you meditate, engage, move, feel, and sing your way toward your highest spiritual self.

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Like Nestling in a Cloud: The Esalen Robe
June 16, 2021

Delve into the inspiration and craft that went into the making of our luxurious new robe, available now in the Esalen store.

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What's Happening at Esalen? Ten New Summer Workshops
June 7, 2021

An exciting array of new summer workshops are coming to Esalen in July and August! Choose from 10 new workshops to help you round out your summer in the spirit of healing and self-exploration.

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What's Happening at Esalen? Six New Workshops for Summer
May 24, 2021

‍The schedule of summer workshops has expanded by leaps and bounds since our last update! Choose from six new workshops to give your June and July an empowering boost.

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What's Happening at Esalen? Spring and Summer Workshops plus Modern Elder Academy Online
May 10, 2021

The sun is shining, the whales are out along the coast, and it’s a great time to spend a few days at Esalen, soaking in the natural wonders while you explore the wonders within. A range of spring and summer workshops are open for enrollment, including an 8-week online course through Modern Elder Academy.

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Esalen's 2020 Annual Report
May 6, 2021

Esalen has always been a tricky place to summarize — how do you capture an expansive experience into a static piece of text? But anything is possible with enough creativity and love, so we are pleased to share our newly published 2020 Annual Report.

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What's Happening at Esalen? New Workshops Offer Support for Transitions and Transformation
April 26, 2021

The only constant in life is change. Whether you’re working through a difficult time — the stress and pain of the past year, or an acute loss — or are preparing for the joyful chaos that comes with welcoming a child into your life, these just-added workshops will support you through the challenges of transformation.

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What's Happening at Esalen?: Ayurveda, Writers' Camp and More for May and June
April 12, 2021

This is a complete list of workshops and events that are currently open for registration. Check the Journal every other Monday to see the latest additions to the schedule!

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Curating Esalen’s Spring Boxes with Heather Martin
March 31, 2021

Earlier this year we began offering limited edition Seasonal Boxes in the Esalen shop — specially chosen items to help you bring a little Esalen into your daily life — curated by our buyer, Heather Martin. Here she describes her selection process and the intention behind three new offerings for spring.

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April Book of the Month: Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness
April 1, 2021

Did you know that Friends of Esalen has a book club? This month, we’re reading Dr. Qing Li’s 2018 book, "Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness."

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What's Happening at Esalen?: Entheowheel, April and May Workshops and Beyond
March 29, 2021

This is a complete list of workshops and events that are currently open for registration. Check the Journal every other Monday to see the latest additions to the schedule!

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What's Happening at Esalen?: Spring Workshops and Programming
March 15, 2021

This is a complete list of workshops and events that are currently open for registration. Check the Journal every other Monday to see what new workshops have been added to the schedule.

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Meet the Host of 'Esalen Live!'
November 10, 2020

Earlier this year, Emmy-award winning journalist, author and yoga instructor Christine Chen joined us as the host of Esalen Live! on Facebook. Christine interviews Esalen faculty and change agents about timely topics — coping with the pandemic, perspectives on racial justice, and overall well-being.

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The Way Forward
February 12, 2021

The upheaval and change of the past 12 months leaves us all looking for a new way forward. Here at Esalen, conversations about our role in helping to heal this collective trauma are constant. Our new summit series, The Way Forward, is an outgrowth of these internal discussions. As we move into this important but difficult work, we wanted to share some insight into what we’ve been grappling with internally and the work we’re invested in thus far.

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Reflections on the 2015 EcoFarm Conference
April 1, 2015

The EcoFarm Conference is a revered winter tradition for thousands of farmers—one of few good excuses to leave the lonely farm behind and join the larger community of allies in sustainable agriculture. This year’s conference, in January 2015, marked EcoFarm’s 35th year of bringing together farmers, ranchers, educators, researchers, and other food system stakeholders for education, networking and celebration.

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An Appreciation: Jeremy Tarcher
October 1, 2015

Jeremy Tarcher, founder of one of the first publishing companies solely dedicated to topics related to human evolution and potential, died on September 20, 2015, at the age of 83.

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Esalen Workshop to Create Lodge Mosaic
November 1, 2015

Esalen is a place where diverse elements come together to create something new. And much like a mosaic, at any given moment it’s more than the sum of its parts. A new workshop in February 2016, led by artists Wilma Wyss and Carol Bevilacqua, will use mosaic as a creative celebration of Esalen’s Campus Renewal project by inviting seminarians to co-create a large-scale mosaic mural to be placed in the Lodge’s downstairs restroom.

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The New Huxley Meeting Room Marks Campus Renewal Milestone
December 1, 2015

This December marks a significant milestone in the Campus Renewal efforts as Esalen opens the doors to the new Huxley meeting room. Now located on the new second floor addition to the Lodge, Huxley offers a number of thoughtful features to welcome seminarians and guests including geo-thermally warmed bamboo flooring and a skylight that casts light on the north wall every day at solar noon. Materials from the original Huxley meeting room have been incorporated in ongoing construction throughout the Lodge.

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Founded in 1962, Esalen is non-profit center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research. Esalen is a pioneer on the leading edge of consciousness, where spiritual possibility, intellectual rigor, somatic practice and sustainable living converge toward an integrated realization of the human potential. Esalen sponsors pioneering initiatives and offers personal, spiritual, and social transformation practices for workshop participants, residential staff and interns. Located on California’s scenic Big Sur Coast, Esalen welcomes more than 17,000 visitors each year.