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What's Happening at Esalen? Reconnect, Become Your Own Healer, and Align with the Terrain Around You
October 11, 2021

Are you curious about your own capacity to heal? Do you wonder how you can create a different relationship with the land around you that is not rooted in dominance? Check out new workshops from Erika Gagnon and Vivien Sansour to find out how you can heal yourself and reconnect to the land around you.

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What's Happening at Esalen? Gestalt Awareness, Modern Meditation, and Spiritual Maturity
September 27, 2021

Dan Zigmond returns to help clear the obstacles of a daily meditation practice, Steven Harper explores the richness of Gestalt for radical aliveness in his return visit, and Miranda Macpherson helps us to rise to meet change with spiritual maturity.

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What's Happening at Esalen? Nature Altars to Heal Grief, Spirit Dive, and a Gratitude Retreat
September 13, 2021

Navigate your soul path with a spirit dive, guided by East Forest and Radha Weppner, transform grief into beauty with artist Day Schildkret, or flow into gratitude with Janet Stone. New workshops are open for discovery right now.

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What's Happening at Esalen? New Workshops Offer Healing Through Wisdom, Chinese Medicine, and Nature
August 31, 2021

Are you ready to change along with the natural shift in the seasons? Fall’s new workshops support your healing journey through sound, wisdom, ancient medicine and science, nature, and more.

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It’s In the Bag: Cali Coastal 70s Vibes
August 27, 2021

What’s in a bag? Aside from your essentials, there is a story behind our latest must-have from the book store. Find out how a simple stop over at a coffee shop turned into our new item of the season.

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What's Happening at Esalen? New Workshops Feature Authentic Activation, Mindfulness in Nature, and Soulmate Communication
August 16, 2021

As we head into Fall 2021, dance your way to ecstasy, deepen your relationships, and cultivate joy with a new crop of workshops.

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What's Happening at Esalen? New Workshops Contemplate Liberation for All and the Art of Futuremaking
August 2, 2021

As we approach the days of late summer, two, brand new fall workshops are coming your way for September! Get liberated… and get busy crafting your future, because some of your favorites are back for an encore.

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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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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.