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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Niralli D'Costa

Niralli D’Costa, LMFT, MA, Is a holistic psychotherapist, professor, and practitioner of the integrative energy healing modality Syntara System. She draws upon her long-term study and practice of traditional tantra in the Sri Vidya lineage to support people on their spiritual path and healing journey. Niralli received her MA from the Somatic Psychology department at John F. Kennedy University and completed her Somatic Ecotherapy certificate with the Earthbody Institute. She has been a practitioner of the healing arts for over 20 years. 

With her extensive background in dance, movement is a primary language for Niralli. In addition, she is a lifelong practitioner and certified yoga and meditation teacher and has over a decade of experience as a bodyworker. Her depth of somatic practice informs her work as a facilitator of transformative explorations in consciousness. 

Niralli teaches on themes of social justice, embodied spiritual practice, and reweaving our human relationship with the natural world as she sees them as central to our collective liberation, healing, and evolution. She has served as adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley, John F. Kennedy University, the Psychotherapy Institute, and the Earthbody Institute. She currently serves as affiliate faculty in the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization at Antioch University. 

Niralli D’Costa, LMFT, MA, Is a holistic psychotherapist, professor, and facilitator of transformative explorations in consciousness. Niralli teaches on themes of social justice, embodied spiritual practice, and reweaving our human relationship with the natural world at a range of institutions.

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Niralli D'Costa

Niralli D’Costa, LMFT, MA, Is a holistic psychotherapist, professor, and practitioner of the integrative energy healing modality Syntara System. She draws upon her long-term study and practice of traditional tantra in the Sri Vidya lineage to support people on their spiritual path and healing journey. Niralli received her MA from the Somatic Psychology department at John F. Kennedy University and completed her Somatic Ecotherapy certificate with the Earthbody Institute. She has been a practitioner of the healing arts for over 20 years. 

With her extensive background in dance, movement is a primary language for Niralli. In addition, she is a lifelong practitioner and certified yoga and meditation teacher and has over a decade of experience as a bodyworker. Her depth of somatic practice informs her work as a facilitator of transformative explorations in consciousness. 

Niralli teaches on themes of social justice, embodied spiritual practice, and reweaving our human relationship with the natural world as she sees them as central to our collective liberation, healing, and evolution. She has served as adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley, John F. Kennedy University, the Psychotherapy Institute, and the Earthbody Institute. She currently serves as affiliate faculty in the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization at Antioch University. 

Niralli D’Costa, LMFT, MA, Is a holistic psychotherapist, professor, and facilitator of transformative explorations in consciousness. Niralli teaches on themes of social justice, embodied spiritual practice, and reweaving our human relationship with the natural world at a range of institutions.

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