Learn Esalen® Massage

Esalen offers an exciting array of opportunities for learning massage and healing arts through our accredited massage school, ranging from weekend workshops to 100- and 250-hour massage practitioner certification programs.

Receipt of this certificate guarantees that the stated level of training has been successfully achieved and the holder may now represent themself as an Esalen® Massage practitioner. Esalen cannot guarantee that this certificate is applicable in any country or area. You must check local licensing requirements. The 500-hour certificate is not currently available in its entirety at Esalen Institute.

Esalen Massage training programs are also offered at certain locations beyond our campus in Big Sur.

Contact massageschool@esalen.org for more information.

Esalen has reopened effective Monday, March 27! CalTrans is authorizing local residents and registered guests of Esalen to pass through the Road Closed sign as a “soft” closure is still in place to the north of us, while crews complete road work. A hard closure boundary, meaning no public traffic permitted, is still in effect just south of Esalen.

Please plan to arrive between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. You will need to notify the CA Highway Patrol officer at the closure barricade that you are staying at Esalen Institute. All workshops and programming will continue this week as scheduled.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we manage through these weather challenges, and look forward to welcoming you to Esalen!