Esalen is open!

Starting Friday May 17 at 6:30 a.m., Highway 1 north of Esalen will reopen with the use of a 24/7 signalized traffic control, providing unrestricted public access with one-way alternating traffic in both the north and southbound directions. Please plan travel accordingly to accommodate a brief delay of up to 10-15 minutes at the traffic control site.

Highway 1 south of Esalen remains closed. Guests traveling from points south of us, please take the alternate route through Monterey.

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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 alternate route directions.

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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Cara Chandler

Cara is a native Angeleno with a deep love for her roots. She is an alumnus of the LMU School of Film and Television, where she honed her skills in developing meaningful narratives. She quickly rose through the ranks of the TV industry, spending over a decade working with storytellers to find their voice and share authentic stories.

Midway through her career, she discovered a love for yoga, mindfulness, and holistic healing. Cara offers a unique practice to support self-discovery and cultivate a mind-body connection. She is a Hatha Yoga RYT Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher, Yoga Nidra certified, has a bachelor's in Film & Television studies and a master's in Psychology from Pepperdine University.

Her unique teaching style blends storytelling, movement, and connection with the intuitive voice.

Cara is a Hatha Yoga RYT certified yoga teacher, Yoga Nidra certified, has a bachelor's in Film & Television studies and a master's in Psychology. She spent over a decade working in the TV industry, helping storytellers find their voice and share authentic stories. Her unique teaching style blends storytelling, movement, and connection with the intuitive voice.

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Cara Chandler

Cara is a native Angeleno with a deep love for her roots. She is an alumnus of the LMU School of Film and Television, where she honed her skills in developing meaningful narratives. She quickly rose through the ranks of the TV industry, spending over a decade working with storytellers to find their voice and share authentic stories.

Midway through her career, she discovered a love for yoga, mindfulness, and holistic healing. Cara offers a unique practice to support self-discovery and cultivate a mind-body connection. She is a Hatha Yoga RYT Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher, Yoga Nidra certified, has a bachelor's in Film & Television studies and a master's in Psychology from Pepperdine University.

Her unique teaching style blends storytelling, movement, and connection with the intuitive voice.

Cara is a Hatha Yoga RYT certified yoga teacher, Yoga Nidra certified, has a bachelor's in Film & Television studies and a master's in Psychology. She spent over a decade working in the TV industry, helping storytellers find their voice and share authentic stories. Her unique teaching style blends storytelling, movement, and connection with the intuitive voice.

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