Esalen Institute is open! However, Highway 1 to the south is closed — please review the current travel advisory.
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Due to road closures along Highway 1 to our north and south, Esalen is closed through April 11.
Esalen Institute is open! However, Highway 1 to the south is closed — please review the current travel advisory.

Esalen opens May 3, 2024

Visitors are now able to access Esalen as well as other businesses and trails in northern Big Sur via twice-daily convoys on Highway 1 operated by Caltrans.

Convoys run only at 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. These are the only opportunities to travel into and out of Big Sur, so visitors must plan accordingly.

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Adam Clark

Adam Clark is the Co-Director of Justice and Compassion for an anti-racist, social justice, Queer-affirming congregation in Washington, DC. Adam is a Queer liberation activist and works on the decriminalization of same-sex relations in Africa. Adam produced a storytelling docu-series featuring interviews with LGBTQ Ugandans to sensitize Ugandan religious leaders and policymakers to progress human rights in Africa. Adam and Dr. Udim are currently developing behavioral health education in Uganda. Adam combines his passion for ecstatic dance, storytelling, and inner child modalities to lead and support collective healing.

“As adults, many of us treat our inner child the way we were treated or wish we were treated, which, for me, meant that I was over-protecting my inner child in fear of it being harmed. When I realized that my inner child did not need protection, but the freedom to express itself, I set it free. Now we live in an active relationship, tapping into the joy that is our birthright. We can access authentic joy at any moment, but it requires courage and acceptance to create it.”

Adam combines his passion for ecstatic dance and inner-child modalities to support collective healing. He is the Co-Director of Justice and Compassion for a social-justice and Queer-affirming congregation. He develops programs to decriminalize same-sex relations throughout Africa.

Adam Clark

Adam Clark is the Co-Director of Justice and Compassion for an anti-racist, social justice, Queer-affirming congregation in Washington, DC. Adam is a Queer liberation activist and works on the decriminalization of same-sex relations in Africa. Adam produced a storytelling docu-series featuring interviews with LGBTQ Ugandans to sensitize Ugandan religious leaders and policymakers to progress human rights in Africa. Adam and Dr. Udim are currently developing behavioral health education in Uganda. Adam combines his passion for ecstatic dance, storytelling, and inner child modalities to lead and support collective healing.

“As adults, many of us treat our inner child the way we were treated or wish we were treated, which, for me, meant that I was over-protecting my inner child in fear of it being harmed. When I realized that my inner child did not need protection, but the freedom to express itself, I set it free. Now we live in an active relationship, tapping into the joy that is our birthright. We can access authentic joy at any moment, but it requires courage and acceptance to create it.”

Adam combines his passion for ecstatic dance and inner-child modalities to support collective healing. He is the Co-Director of Justice and Compassion for a social-justice and Queer-affirming congregation. He develops programs to decriminalize same-sex relations throughout Africa.

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