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.
Are you curious about your own capacity to heal? Do you wonder how you can create a different relationship with the land around you that is not rooted in dominance? Check out new workshops from Erika Gagnon and Vivien Sansour to find out how you can heal yourself and reconnect to the land around you.
Do you have an awe practice? It can help us heal now, but beyond the pandemic, awe has huge benefits for the greater good. Dacher Keltner, Founding Director of the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley, explains his latest research and what awe feels like, each day of your life.
One hundred episodes later, Voices of Esalen is still a deep and trusted platform for learning about the self and the soul. For International Podcast Day, host Sam Stern chose five episodes that moved him and inspired many others to dive even further into transformation.
Dan Zigmond returns to help clear the obstacles of a daily meditation practice, Steven Harper explores the richness of Gestalt for radical aliveness in his return visit, and Miranda Macpherson helps us to rise to meet change with spiritual maturity.
September is Self-Care Awareness month. What are your self-care rituals and routines for fall? Esalen Live! Host and wellness consultant Christine Chen, shares the practical lifestyle science that helped her feel better, plus specific, practical tips to feel more in harmony with yourself and the season.
Navigate your soul path with a spirit dive, guided by East Forest and Radha Weppner, transform grief into beauty with artist Day Schildkret, or flow into gratitude with Janet Stone. New workshops are open for discovery right now.
Did you know you start midlife in your 30s? Tackling midlife in transitions versus crisis helps us live authentically and honestly through the decades. September is National Healthy Aging Month. Learn more from Chip Conley, Esalen “elder” and founder of the Modern Elder Academy.
Are you ready to change along with the natural shift in the seasons? Fall’s new workshops support your healing journey through sound, wisdom, ancient medicine and science, nature, and more.
Layers of grief continue to surface as COVID presses on. Learn more about stigma, threats we can’t see, and how new losses pull at old losses. Get a deeper understanding about grief in the body and try a short practice with the author of The Grief Practice.
Your story can be told in three sentences. Darnell Walker, Rituals Writing Workshop teacher, shows us how to get started. If you think you’ve lost your groove and need to realign/reconnect, grab a journal and a pen, breathe deeply, and get started.
What’s your favorite way to relax? Regular, intentional relaxation helps us manage stress and supports our nervous systems. Learn more about how humans of Esalen relax in our latest Journal post for National Relaxation Day.
Discover a “Heartbeat Map” that could help guide you out of trauma and ultimately toward your true potential. Longtime Esalen faculty Lucia Horan shares more about the rhythms of your heart and what they say about your journey to healing.
Effective October 29, 2021 in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all public indoor spaces on campus if the county is still in high or substantial levels of transmission. This guidance includes people who are vaccinated. Please review our updated COVID safety guidelines.