The Esalen Journal is a compendium of articles that encompass everything from inspiring conversations with cultural luminaries and Esalen instructors to timely news announcements, book recommendations, and soul-nurturing recipes.
We are excited to introduce and welcome our new group of artists in residence. Keep reading to get to know Jazsalyn, Coral, and mirrored fatality. If you're coming to our Big Sur campus and see them, please say hello.
Three new workshops just opened up for August. Whether you unlock your right brain, dive into a numerical map for social change, or learn how to move like the ocean and sit like a mountain… transformation awaits.
On the heels of a controversial government report on UFOs, former Chairman of the Board Jeff Kripal (also a paranormal activity academician), tells the story of earlier Esalen inquiries into UFOs, which include a secret meeting.
Filmmaker and former Blues Clues writer Darnell Walker recently stayed at Esalen as part of our Artist in Residence program. In this Q&A, he shares about how his art could change the future and a conversation with someone who helped him understand that at the heart of his work is healing.
Do your actions today reflect your personal vision for the future? If the answer is no, there’s one thing that could be standing in your way: your daily pace. Zen meditation teacher Deborah Eden Tull shares thoughts on how to notice signs of imbalance, and offers tools for restoration.
Nine. That’s the magic number for the array of personality types that give you a clue about your deepest, authentic gifts. Each personality type indicates patterns of our own behavior based on our human psyche. Christin Chen interviews Russ Hudson, Enneagram Typologist and co-founder of the Enneagram Institute, to find out more.
Everything from getting a good night’s sleep to a deep meditation practice keeps us high on happiness, while other personal choices can dismantle or keep us from being happy. Yes, there is such a thing as a happiness spectrum, and you have agency to choose where you want to be on it, according to Ira Israel, psychotherapist and author of Beginner’s Guide to Happiness.
If you intentionally practice noticing your body sensations, your thoughts, current emotions, and what’s happening around you, you may very well be practicing Gestalt. Learn more about the practice from legacy teacher Dorothy Charles in our Esalen Spotlight interview.
We’re pleased to announce a new slate of upcoming workshops heading to Esalen this summer and fall! Choose from seven new workshops designed to help you meditate, engage, move, feel, and sing your way toward your highest spiritual self.
In honor of International Yoga Day, we are spotlighting some of the practitioners and communities who reconnect us to the foundations of the ancient spiritual practice of yoga, reminding us that it is a powerful force for both social change and personal transformation.
What if you could sit with the ocean and trees, dive deeply into your relationship with nature and yourself, and come away with a profound sense of purpose? Mark Coleman, mindfulness teacher and wilderness guide, is back with a five-day version of his weekend workshop, which was sold out in May.
Wrapping yourself in a blanket conjures up emotions of comfort, safety and sometimes the best memories of a vacation or retreat. As I began my research to find the perfect blanket for Esalen, I knew it had to be both functional and aesthetically representative of the land.
As we emerge and adjust back to a new normal, how can we reflect more deeply on our relationship with ourselves, the outdoors, and the earth? Esalen's Christine Chen talks with Mark Coleman, who leads "Awake in the Wild: Meditation in Nature" next week at Esalen, about his take on earth, screens, being in nature, pandemic healing, and more.
Developing our Spring collection was not an easy task. Many steps are required when building out apparel collections for an average retailer. Adding Esalen’s additional information — such as history, the value of sustainability, eco-friendly choices and the desire to embrace change — made it important for me to simply bring forth a modern nod to nostalgia.
In advance of his May 24-28 workshop at Esalen, longtime energetic body worker, yoga nidra guide, and meditation coach John Vosler chatted with Esalen’s Christine Chen about the mind’s role in well-being and Yoga Nidra as a transformational tool.