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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Hannah Muse

Deemed the “midwife of possibility,”  Hannah is an internationally-celebrated teacher of mindfulness, mysticism, and yoga. A mother and devoted student of Buddhism, neuropsychology, and mythology, Hannah is known for weaving complex teachings into accessible, heart-opening, life-changing experiences. Over the past ten years, Hannah has trained hundreds of yoga and mindfulness teachers, and been a featured presenter at dozens of conferences, festivals, and professional trainings around the globe.

With a background in social/environmental advocacy, Hannah’s spirituality is inspired by our shared humanity and her deep love for the world and its beings. Hannah is a founding board member for the Yoga for All Movement, an organization that shares yoga and mindfulness with individuals experiencing incarceration, people in recovery from substance abuse, survivors of domestic violence, and others who have historically not been served by the wellness industry. 

When she’s not leading Awake Heart yoga teacher trainings, facilitating retreats throughout the world, or with her beloved Shelter in the Heart meditation sangha online, you can find her in the ocean with her daughter, dancing wildly or meditating quietly.

Deemed the “midwife of possibility,” Hannah is a celebrated teacher of mindfulness, mysticism, and yoga. A mother and devoted student of Buddhism, neuropsychology, and mythology, she’s known for her life-changing, heart-opening teachings inspired by her deep love of the world.

Hannah Muse

Deemed the “midwife of possibility,”  Hannah is an internationally-celebrated teacher of mindfulness, mysticism, and yoga. A mother and devoted student of Buddhism, neuropsychology, and mythology, Hannah is known for weaving complex teachings into accessible, heart-opening, life-changing experiences. Over the past ten years, Hannah has trained hundreds of yoga and mindfulness teachers, and been a featured presenter at dozens of conferences, festivals, and professional trainings around the globe.

With a background in social/environmental advocacy, Hannah’s spirituality is inspired by our shared humanity and her deep love for the world and its beings. Hannah is a founding board member for the Yoga for All Movement, an organization that shares yoga and mindfulness with individuals experiencing incarceration, people in recovery from substance abuse, survivors of domestic violence, and others who have historically not been served by the wellness industry. 

When she’s not leading Awake Heart yoga teacher trainings, facilitating retreats throughout the world, or with her beloved Shelter in the Heart meditation sangha online, you can find her in the ocean with her daughter, dancing wildly or meditating quietly.

Deemed the “midwife of possibility,” Hannah is a celebrated teacher of mindfulness, mysticism, and yoga. A mother and devoted student of Buddhism, neuropsychology, and mythology, she’s known for her life-changing, heart-opening teachings inspired by her deep love of the world.

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