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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Sylvie Rokab

Born in Rio and raised by French and Italian parents who were born in Egypt, Sylvie is a certified nature therapy guide, mindfulness teacher, and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. By blending these disciplines, Sylvie offers simple but powerful techniques that help participants release anxiety, confusion, and isolation to access the healing, wisdom, and wonder that can only be found with nature.

 Narrated by Liam Neeson, her film LOVE THY NATURE earned 27 awards and launched over 300 global screening events – helping viewers realize that the illusion of separation from nature is at the root cause of human suffering. 

 Through her workshops, Sylvie helps rekindle mindful loving awareness and the realization of nature’s power to transform. Participants often share that they take home a deep sense of belonging, joy, aliveness, and a desire to protect our spellbinding world.

 Fluent in four languages, Sylvie is a loving and engaging guide who is passionate about helping others discover the beauty and power of their inner and outer nature, while deepening their relationship with themselves, others, and our spellbinding world.

Passionate about healing people, the collective, and the world, Sylvie offers powerful tools that help participants access the wellness, wonder, and wisdom that can only be found with nature. She is a certified mindfulness teacher, nature-therapy guide, and Emmy-nominated filmmaker.

Sylvie Rokab

Born in Rio and raised by French and Italian parents who were born in Egypt, Sylvie is a certified nature therapy guide, mindfulness teacher, and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. By blending these disciplines, Sylvie offers simple but powerful techniques that help participants release anxiety, confusion, and isolation to access the healing, wisdom, and wonder that can only be found with nature.

 Narrated by Liam Neeson, her film LOVE THY NATURE earned 27 awards and launched over 300 global screening events – helping viewers realize that the illusion of separation from nature is at the root cause of human suffering. 

 Through her workshops, Sylvie helps rekindle mindful loving awareness and the realization of nature’s power to transform. Participants often share that they take home a deep sense of belonging, joy, aliveness, and a desire to protect our spellbinding world.

 Fluent in four languages, Sylvie is a loving and engaging guide who is passionate about helping others discover the beauty and power of their inner and outer nature, while deepening their relationship with themselves, others, and our spellbinding world.

Passionate about healing people, the collective, and the world, Sylvie offers powerful tools that help participants access the wellness, wonder, and wisdom that can only be found with nature. She is a certified mindfulness teacher, nature-therapy guide, and Emmy-nominated filmmaker.

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