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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Stanislav Grof

Stanislav Grof, MD, is a psychiatrist with more than 60 years of experience researching non-ordinary states of consciousness. He was chief of psychiatric research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, and scholar-in-residence at Esalen. Currently he is professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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Stanislav Grof

Stanislav Grof, MD, is a psychiatrist with more than 60 years of experience researching non-ordinary states of consciousness. He was chief of psychiatric research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, and scholar-in-residence at Esalen. Currently he is professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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