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Week of July 21-26

Positive Neuroplasticity: How to Grow Resilient Self-Worth and Happiness

Rick Hanson & Laurel Hanson

In these volatile times, it’s more important than ever to build an unshakable internal core of resilient, confident well-being.

The Transformational Enneagram: Mindfulness, Insight and Experience

Russ Hudson

A growing number of people are aware of the Enneagram as an accurate and profound map of personality.

Weekend of July 26-28

5Rhythms® Moon Lodge: Honoring the Sacred Feminine

Lucia Horan

Join us as we journey into the Moon Lodge, a weekend of tribal and ritual healing for women. How empowered are you as a woman navigating this world?

Weekend of July 26-28

Igniting the Power of Your Empathy and Intuition

Judith Orloff

There is a powerful connection between your emotions, intuition and empathy.

Week of July 28-August 2

5Rhythms®: A Graceful Journey

Lucia Horan

Energy moves in waves. Waves move in rhythms. Rhythms move in patterns. Patterns move in cycles. A human being is just this. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.

–Gabrielle Roth

Embodying Your Love: Explorations in Intimacy for Couples

Stella Resnick & Alan Kishbaugh

Much emphasis in couples’ enrichment focuses on verbal communication, particularly articulating feelings and mending bridges.

Leading with Relational Mindfulness: Regenerating Ourselves and the World

Deborah Eden Tull & Nina Simons

In this time of so much change, we are all called to be leaders. Join us to practice a kinder, more inclusive and aware embodiment of leadership for your life and work.

Music and Nature Family Workshop

Doug Dirt Greenfield & Banana Slug String Band

Celebrate summer in the land of rejuvenation with the world-renowned Banana Slug String Band.

Weekend of August 2-4

Awake in the Wild: Meditation in Nature

Mark Coleman

Following ancient spiritual traditions that value the transformative power of nature, this experiential workshop will be spent meditating outdoors in the natural beauty and mystery of Esalen.

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Truth, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to

Learning to See in the Dark: An Embodied Journey of the Unconscious and Superconscious

Dustin DiPerna & Bruce Lyon

There is a darkness that is the absence of light or awareness and then there is a darkness that is the source of it.

Month of August 4-September 1

Compassion Cultivation Training

Leah Weiss, Margaret Cullen, Monica Hanson & Erika Rosenberg

Compassion is an emotion that provides a sense of shared suffering combined with a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to show loving-kindness to those who suffer.

Week of August 4-9

Empowering Creativity through Movement/Dance and Life/Art Metaphors

Daria Halprin with guest musicians Jahan Khalighi & Miles Lassiwell

Throughout time, movement, dance and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a means of soulful expression, healing and connection with spirit.

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Truth, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to

IAHE: Upledger Institute International's Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 1

Susan Steiner

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 1 is a small-group (10 or 12 colleagues) experiences that combines the benefits of an intensive therapy program with an educational course.

Leading at the Edge: How to Reach Extraordinary Performance

George Kohlrieser

Why do some leaders overcome impossible barriers, go beyond unbearable pressure and frustration and persevere in order to achieve outcomes seemingly beyond reach when others would give up?

Weekend of August 9-11

Advanced Esalen Massage® with Special Focus on the Shoulder Girdle

Jessica Fagan & Paméla Espinoza

This advanced massage workshop focuses on the shoulder girdle and the neck.

Changes and Transitions in Your 40s and 50s: Finding Clarity and Well-being in Times of Change

Phillip Moffitt

Change is a fact of life, and yet we often find ourselves ill-equipped to manage it skillfully.

Listen, Learn and Love! The Art of Fulfilling Relationships

Anne Watts

What if you could create more love and deeper, more connected relationships in your life?

The Extraordinary Couples Workshop

Marci Graham & Jason Weston

Do you remember the magic of the beginning of your relationship, when just seeing your partner got your adrenaline running?

Week of August 11-16

The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Compassion and Awe

Shauna Shapiro, Daniel Siegel, Dacher Keltner, Amishi Jha & Mollie McNeil

This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy and joyful life.

Weekend of August 16-18

Power Vinyasa Yoga

Susan Hauser

Vinyasa/Power Yoga connects breath with movement using a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga.

Week of August 18-23

Big Sur Wilderness Experience

Steven Harper

Esalen is the trailhead to one of the most spectacular mountainous coastlines in the world.

Week of August 18-23

IAHE - Full Body Presence: Grounding and Healthy Boundaries

Suzanne Scurlock

In today’s world we all need full access to our inner and outer resources in order to survive and thrive with the daily demands being presented to us.

Radiant Body: Living from the Heart

Kia Miller

Connect to your inner self and create new possibilities in your life. To truly thrive, one must develop the ability to listen to the quiet voice of the soul.

August 18-30

Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive: Primary Level

Sarah Powers

This course focuses on Yin yoga, mindfulness and how to sequence Yang poses with Yin sequences.

Weekend of August 23-25

A Time to Reflect

This is a special opportunity to experience Esalen without taking a workshop.

Couples' Communication Retreat

Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we love, the more fragile we feel.

Week of August 23-30

EMDR Basic Training: Parts 1 & 2 Transforming Trauma with EMDR

Laurel Parnell

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems.

Week of August 25-September 1

Healing the Pelvic Floor: Reclaiming Your Power, Sexuality and Pleasure Potential

Suzanne Scurlock

As women we have a unique power of creativity in our reproductive systems. That power is used not only to create new life, but also to bring personal projects into being.

Weekend of August 30-September 1

Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation

Mark Matousek

When memoir is used as a path of self-discovery, it becomes a spiritual as well as an artistic pursuit.

Yoga Practice: Refining and Magnifying Body, Mind and Spirit

Thomas Michael Fortel

One of the fundamental tenets of yoga philosophy is that every human being is, at the core, an expression of divine light and love. The yogis refer to this as the Supreme Self or Inner Self.

Week of September 1-6

A Women's Leadership Retreat in Partnership with Wisdom 2.0

Kerena Saltzman, Elizabeth Esalen & Grace Gamboa

There is a groundswell in women's lives like never before.

Esalen Massage® and the Use of Essential Oils

Ellen Watson & Daniela Urbassek

The artistry of a skilled Esalen Massage practitioner is recognized among connoisseurs of bodywork all over the world.

Sexual Well-being: The Next Revolution

Jessica Graham

Our culture is sexually unwell. We can see it almost everywhere we look: in politics, entertainment, the educational system and even in our spiritual communities.

The Nature of Movement: Embodiment and the Wilds

Steven Harper

Throughout the ages and across cultural traditions, nature has inspired the human spirit.

Month of September 1-29

Leadership and Presence

Suzanne Scurlock

Presence is the hidden key to successful leadership. The more present we are in ourselves, the more present we can be with someone else.

Week of September 6-13

Lotus Borne Perception: Awareness Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and Continuum

Susan Harper & Lama Drimed

In this retreat, Lama Drimed and Susan Harper open a multi-dimensional inquiry into our spiritual, somatic and creative human capacity.

Weekend of September 6-8

Rejoice

Andrea Juhan

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. —Vicki Baum

The Mythic Life

Sharon Blackie

The old, forgotten pre-Christian mythologies and philosophies of the West — from the magical stories of Celtic Ireland to the soul-centered mythtellings of Plato in ancient Greece — are rich, compl

Week of September 8-13

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Cultivating Psychological Wellness

John Forsyth & Jamie Forsyth

Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine and society — to alleviate human suffering and also to nurture psychological health and wel

Sharing Your Life Story from the Page to the Stage

Ann Randolph

This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud.

Week of September 8-13

Qigong for Health and Happiness

Mingtong Gu

Join Master Mingtong Gu for a week dedicated to healing and balancing body, mind, heart and spirit through the powerful movement, sound and visualization practices of qigong.

Weekend of September 13-15

BodyWise: Discovering Your Body Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing

Rachel Abrams

What might it feel like to live a life your body loves?

Evolving Masculinity: The Future of Men's Work

Adam Leonard & Dustin DiPerna

For millennia, men have come together to support and challenge each other to reach their higher potentials.

Sharing Your Life Story from the Page to the Stage

Ann Randolph

This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud.

The Brazilian Soul: Dance and Drumming

Cida Vieira & Mestre Beiçola

Drumming inspires people to connect. Nationalities and individual agendas disappear; what remains is the grounding presence of our transformed selves — our spirits lightened and empowered.

Week of September 15-20

Singing on the Edge: A Community Singing Festival

Lisa Littlebird, Laurence Cole, MaMuse , Melanie DeMore, Aimee Ringle, Barbara Mcafee, Maggie Wheeler, Marion VanNamen, Heather Houston, Ysaye Barnwell, Glen Phillips, Kate Munger & Emile Dyer

We are at our best when we stand together and sing. —Ronnie Gilbert

Weekend of September 20-22

Alchemy of Love: Celebrating Intimacy with Your Partner

Sianna Sherman & Masood Khan

This weekend is designed for committed couples to cultivate emotional intimacy, deepen their connection and celebrate their love.

Rising Strong™ Workshop

Michelle Gannon & Beth Jaeger-Skigen

Rising Strong Workshop is based on the latest groundbreaking research of Brené Brown and led by San Francisco therapists and certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong facilitators Michelle Gannon and

The Embodied Life: Meditation, Guided Inquiry and the Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais

Russell Delman & Linda Delman

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you—don't go back to sleep. -Rumi

September 20-29

Path of Devotion: A Yoga Teacher Training

Janet Stone

Whether you’re an established yoga teacher, an aspiring teacher, or a dedicated long-time student of yoga, the alchemy of a yogic path promises deep transformation.

Week of September 22-27

Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Certification Training

Roger Jahnke

Tai Chi Easy is a practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices, self-massage and meditation to help you experience a refreshing, healing boost to body, mind and spirit.

Through Our Own Eyes: A Retreat for and by Women Physicians

Ligia Giese & Anjali Gupta

Through Our Own Eyes offers a unique opportunity for women physicians to reflect on their careers, work-life balance, and personal health.

Zero Balancing - Part 1

Fritz Smith & Linda Wobeskya

Zero Balancing (ZB) is a non-diagnostic system of healing which clarifies and coordinates energy fields in the body, balances body energy with body structure, and focuses on bone energy and the ske

Weekend of September 27-29

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski

This is a workshop for women who have felt overwhelmed and exhausted by everything they had to do, yet still worried they were not doing “enough.” We’ll explore not only the daily practices that ex

Harmonize: Discover Kirtan and the Yoga of Devotion

Gopi Kallayil, Kirtaniyas , David Estes & Prajna Vieira

In the midst of our busy lives, we need opportunities for open-hearted joy and connection. From breath to voice to chant, there is an undeniably restorative power in lifting our voices together.

The Inspired Life: Cultivating Peace, Meaning and Joy in Everyday Life

Kelly Boys & Rich Fernandez

This retreat is based on the simple principle that sources of inspiration, meaning and joy reside deeply within each one of us, and that the work of our life time is to become fully conscious of wh

Week of September 29-October 4

Emancipating the Soul from Trauma's Grasp: An Embodied Mystical Approach

Renee Jennings & Sarah Weiss

Deep within the heart lies the living energy of transformation. This energy radiates our true essence: a whole and multidimensional self.

The Art of Empathy: Balancing Connection, Self-Care and Healthy Intimacy

Karla McLaren & Amanda Ball

Empathy is possibly your most essential skill. It helps you understand yourself and others, and it is the core skill in your ability to communicate and relate to the world around you.

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

We sleep one-third of our lifetime, an average of 20 to 25 years. Dream yoga is a practice that spans every moment, waking and sleeping.

Wild Tao: Hiking and Qi Gong in Big Sur Wilderness

Fletcher Tucker, Noël Vietor & Jim Gallas

In search of balance, the ancient sages of China walked into the woods to attune themselves with nature in its sublime integrity.

Month of September 29-October 27

Upledger Institute International’s CranioSacral Therapy Level One Intensive: Presence, Palpation and Protocol

Karen Axelrod

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) utilizes very gentle touch to assess and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system — the membranes and fluids protecting the brain and spinal cord.

Weekend of October 4-6

Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life

Emily Nagoski

During this workshop, which is designed for participants of all gender and sexual orientations, we’ll begin with the science of sexual response like you’ve never heard it before, and then blow away

Esalen Massage® for Couples

Deborah Anne Medow & Peggy Horan

Give your significant other or good friend a wonderful gift of touch. Enjoy the serene beauty of Big Sur as you and your partner learn how to give one another an effective Esalen Massage.

NAMASWEAT: Active Recovery and Self-Care

Lauren McHale

How many times have you thought about improving your self-care routine but found yourself unsure of where to start or intimidated by the process altogether?

Women's Visionary Leadership Summit

Lucy Caldwell & Bristol Baughan

We are living in a watershed moment in human history marked by an unprecedented opportunity for women to rise into leadership with refreshing, authentic, collaborative and impassioned feminine powe

Weekend of October 11-13

Loving What Is

Byron Katie

Byron Katie has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering.

Week of October 13-18

From the Fear of Dying to the Joy of Living: The Art and Science of Longevity, Vitality, Happiness and Health

Shauna Shapiro, Daniel Siegel, Dean Ornish & Anne Ornish

This week brings together a team of internationally recognized doctors, scientists, and meditation and yoga teachers to deepen our understanding of how to live a healthy, meaningful, joyful life.

Weekend of October 18-20

Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples

Rick Brown

This workshop is designed to help couples understand at a deeper level why they were attracted to each other, why they get stuck in endless power struggles, and how to safely begin to work through

The Art of Leadership: Communication, Creativity and Vision

Ronald Alexander

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. –Albert Einstein

Well Woman: A Restorative Retreat for Women Touched by Breast Cancer

Alejandra Campoverdi & Kristi Funk

Whether you are considered high risk for developing breast cancer, carry a genetic mutation, have breast cancer or are a survivor, this immersive wellness retreat is for you.

Week of October 20-25

Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine

James Gordon, Amy Shinal & Lynda Richtmeier Cyr

This evidence-based, transformational training gives health professionals the science and tools to make mind-body medicine a foundational part of their practices and lives.

Weekend of October 25-27

Conversations on the Edge: Journeys in Gender, Exploration of Identities

Ben Geilhufe & Jennifer Hastings

If you are looking for another way to grow, in a unique format different from the traditional workshop, please join us for an Esalen original series: Conversations on the Edge.

Yoga, Meditation and Addiction Recovery Retreat: A Celebration of Healing

Rolf Gates & Nikki Myers

Addictive behaviors separate us from ourselves, one another, our environment and the divine.

Month of October 27-November 24

An Embodied Response to the Challenges and Opportunities of Our Lives through Sensory Awareness

Lee Lesser

There is so much in our world that we cannot change or control.

Week of October 27-November 1

The Upledger Institute's Visceral Manipulation 1

Dee Dettmann Ahern

Learn the models and concepts of functional biomechanics as viewed from Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation approach.

Week of October 27-November 3

Your Life Cannot Be Any Easier Than Your Movements: Healing with Cortical Field Reeducation®, Feldenkrais® and Brain Plasticity

Harriet Goslins, Laura Kunysz & Judy Greenman

How we sit, stand, move or respond to contact with others reflects patterns wired into our nervous systems in infancy. By early childhood, conflicting intentions distort these patterns.

November 1-17

100-Hour Esalen Massage® Certification Program

Nora Matten & Silvia Guersenzvaig

The 100-Hour Professional Certificate in Esalen Massage program offers a comprehensive training for certified bodyworkers who wish to add the Esalen approach to their professional repertoire.

Weekend of November 1-3

Gratitude Retreat

Janet Stone

We gather at Esalen for a weekend to remember — with our bodies, minds and spirits — all that we have to be grateful for.

Thriving in Uncertainty: A Workshop in Sensory Awareness

Lee Lesser

Life is uncertain. As much as we try to create stability and predictability, each moment brings its own surprise and its own unique offering.

Week of November 3-8

Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Secondary Level

Sarah Powers

This course is intended for Yin Yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners with a minimum two years of practice, who are interested in using the Yin yoga class as a doorway for developing the subtle

Songwriting from the Heart Progressing on the Journey

John Smith with Julie Baker Chouteau

Come take your seat among other songwriters as we work to refine our songwriting tools. We will go beyond the basic nuts and bolts of the craft, working to take our skills to the next level.

Upledger Institute International's CranioSacral Therapy 2

LuviaJane Swanson

CranioSacral Therapy 2 studies cranial-base dysfunctions as diagnosed and treated by Dr. William Sutherland, the “father” of cranial osteopathy.

Weekend of November 8-10

Being Present in the Body: Using Mindfulness to Work with Trauma

Pawan Bareja

Our desire to be happy is our most basic urge, but physical or emotional trauma can get in the way.

The Archetypal Journey: Awakening the Creative Forces Within

Kim Krans

What are archetypes? How do we awaken and embody them in everyday life?

Weekend of November 8-10

Bouncing Back: The Neuroscience of Resilience and Well-Being

Linda Graham

Welcome to an experiential weekend of strengthening your inner resources and the natural resilience that supports your well-being and flourishing.

Week of November 10-15

An Introduction to Esalen Massage®

Char Pias & Robin Fann-Costanzo

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the beauty of Big Sur and the healing waters of the Esalen hot springs, while gaining a foundation in the art and practice of Esalen Massag

Creative Catalyst

Dana Albany & Michael Hopkins

When people talk about Black Rock City, the stunning, large-scale visual art is an inevitable part of the conversation.

How We Change and Why We Don't: The Art and Science of Transformation

Cassandra Vieten & Michael Sapiro

Have you ever worked hard to make a change, only to find yourself slipping back into old habits and patterns? Are you in the midst of riding massive waves of change and need a few surfing lessons?

Jivamukti Yoga Bhakti Immersion

Gabriela Bozic

During this workshop, expect the full Jivamukti package of tradition, music, meditation, bhakti and creative asana sequences.

Relational Gestalt Practice: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Dorothy Charles

Each of us finds our true selves through our emotions.

Week of November 10-15

The Buddha, the Brain, and Bach

Barbara Bogatin, Nikki Mirghafori & Clifford Saron

Join us for an exploration of the benefits of practice from three distinct, intertwined perspectives.

Weekend of November 15-17

Conversations on the Edge: A Brave New China: Power, Competition, a Race for AI and the U.S.-China Relations

Xiao Qiang, Sophie Beach & Zak Dychtwald

If you are looking for another way to grow, in a unique format different from the traditional workshop, please join us for an Esalen original series: Conversations on the Edge.

Radical Intimacy and Heart-full Attraction

Michaela Boehm

Whether you are starting an intimate relationship or want to deepen passion with your partner, the principles of Intimacy and Polarity — the spark that keeps passion alive — are always available to

The Rhythms and Stories of Our Lives: 5Rhythms® and Motion Theater®

Lucia Horan & Davida Taurek

Movement is medicine. — Gabrielle Roth

Week of November 17-22

A Clinical Introduction to Imago Relationship Therapy: Bringing Couples from Rupture to Connection

Carol Kramer

Therapists, this workshop is for you if you already work with couples but want to do it better, or even if you dread your next appointment with a couple or avoid doing couples therapy altogether bu

Dancing with the Dharma: 5Rhythms® and Insight Meditation

Lucia Horan

In order to truly understand the dance, one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness, one must dance. – Rumi

The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know Is Possible

Charles Eisenstein

Our hearts know it, because we have seen it, experienced glimpses of what life and the world could be.

Week of November 17-22

The Ecology Within: The Healing Synthesis of Nature and Psyche

Rene Henery & Alexis Slutzky

We are expressions of Nature. The dynamics and connections that shape the natural world and guide its evolution are mirrored in our physical, emotional and psychological bodies.

Weekend of November 22-24

Climate Change Inside and Out

Charles Eisenstein

A deep part of us knows that the earth climate is intimately connected to the political climate, social climate and spiritual climate.

Keeping the Love You Find

Carol Kramer

Creating more satisfying relationships is a lot easier when you understand how and why the ruptures with your current or past partner happen.

Sacred Evolution: Yoga and Meditation

Charu Rachlis

We are living in one of the most accelerated times of change in history. The challenge each of us faces is how to navigate these changes with wisdom, creativity, and joy.

Week of November 24-29

Dance of Oneness®: Ecstatic Gratitude

Banafsheh Sayyad & Tony Khalife

The whole universe is love’s endless dance. — Kabir

Month of November 24-December 22

Embodied Relational Gestalt

Michael Clemmens

This monthlong program is focused on Gestalt as a group process.

Week of November 24-29

Grounded in Gratitude: A Week of Stillness, Presence and Inner Listening

Kelly Boys

In this retreat we will slow down, pause and listen deeply to what is most real and alive in our lives.

Heart Refuge and Revival: Meditation, Movement and Flow

Shiva Rea

May I be a place of refuge, a sanctuary, shelter in the storm. – Shanti Deva’s daily prayer

Weekend of November 29-December 1

Social Entrepreneurship: From Spiritual Values to Effective Action

Susan Collin Marks & John Marks

Many of us feel a growing longing to have a positive impact on the world.

Tending the Heart Fire: Regenerating the Body of Love Thanksgiving Yoga Journey

Shiva Rea

Join our annual Thanksgiving retreat to tend your heart fire as the center of wisdom, soul satisfaction and most of all the transforming power of love.

The Essential Qi-Gong Exercises of China

Chungliang Al Huang

This weekend, Chungliang Al Huang will teach the most essential qi-gong exercises of China for all who wish to sustain a daily practice for personal mind-body-spirit well-being.

Week of December 1-6

Awakening the Creative: The Painting Experience

Stewart Cubley

Explore the world of spontaneous creation, an unpredictable territory beyond the expected where no rules apply.

Creative Tai Ji Experience: Change-Transformation-Metamorphosis

Chungliang Al Huang

This week, we will reinvent Tai Ji forms playfully with ancient Tai Ji rituals, Five Moving Forces of Nature, as well as traditional Tai Ji motifs.

December 1-13

Esalen Massage® Teacher Training Module Three

Today, Esalen Massage is practiced internationally and renowned for its long, flowing strokes inspired by the ocean waves audible from the Esalen baths.

Weekend of December 6-8

Conversations on the Edge: America, Spiritual But Not Religious

Jeffrey Kripal & Dana Sawyer

If you are looking for another way to grow, in a unique format different from the traditional workshop, please join us for an Esalen original series: Conversations on the Edge.

Couples' Heart Tantra

Peter Sandhill & Sarah Sandhill

Couples’ Heart Tantra offers couples an introductory exploration into the tender, exciting and empowering dance of Tantra.

Tickets to Paradise: A Yoga-Based Therapeutic Approach to Self-Care and Healing

Harvey Deutch

An all-time favorite line from one of Harvey Deutch's patients, "I’m not doing your PT exercises!" motivated Harvey to ditch the term "exercises" and call them "Tickets to Paradise" instead.

Week of December 8-13

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training

Christopher Germer & Sydney Spears

Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness. It is warmhearted, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives.

Plumbing Your Creative Depths for Effective Memoir and Beyond

Katie Hafner

If it is true, as Joan Didion once wrote, that we tell ourselves stories in order to live, then we are continuously telling ourselves stories.

Weekend of December 13-15

Aligning with Nature: A Winter Solstice Yoga Retreat

Sarana Miller

For centuries, winter solstice has been a time of reflection. Today, the holidays can be a hectic time of doing, leaving us feeling stressed and depleted.

Embodying Presence: Relaxing the Body into Being

James Baraz & Adam Baraz

The shift from “thinking” to “being” is one of the most essential aspects of the meditative journey.

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

David Kessler & Paul Denniston

How do we release pain, heal grief and remember with love? Join grief expert David Kesser and grief yoga teacher Paul Denniston for a weekend of healing.

Week of December 15-20

Abandonment to Healing: Overcoming Your Self-Defeating Patterns

Susan Anderson

Abandonment is a primal human fear and the underlying cause of emotional distress and dysfunction.

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Truth, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to

The Healing Art of Deep Bodywork®: The Psoas, Deep Visceral Work and Healing Knees

Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

Because demand for practitioners with Deep Bodywork skills is growing, Perry and Johanna Holloman have developed a series of seminars designed to teach massage practitioners this healing art.

Week of December 15-20

THE MAX: Expanding the Limits of Your Self-Expression

Paula Shaw

The purpose of THE MAX is to discover yourself beyond who you know yourself to be. It is a voyage through your own humanity and a journey to discover the extent of your self-expressive power.

Weekend of December 20-22

I Am the Word: The Energetics of Consciousness

Paul Selig

In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, I Am the Word and The Book of Truth, author and medium Paul Selig recorded a program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to

Solstice Meditation Retreat

Mark Coleman & Lori Schwanbeck

Following ancient traditions on this winter solstice, we will take this poignant time to retreat, slow down, and enter stillness, silence and inner exploration.

Week of December 20-27

Soul Motion®: Tenderness at the Heart of the Dance

Zuza Engler & Scott Engler

Soul is flow, an ever-changing cloudscape of textures, hues, sensations, scents and feelings. Soul is how the deathless Presence meets and moves a finite human body.

Month of December 22-January 19

Deep Bodywork®

Rob Wilks, with Paul Wehrman and Lori A. Lewis

Deep Bodywork, as created by Perry Holloman over the last 25 years at Esalen Institute, is a method that integrates the qualities of a flowing Esalen Massage® with the therapeutic effectiveness of

Week of December 22-27

The Self-Care Vow: Embodying Resilience and Renewal Every Day

Michael Sapiro & Elissa Epel

This dynamic and interactive workshop integrates the latest research on stress resilience, meditation and heart-centered practices to help participants commit to their own lasting well-being.

Winter Solstice Mindfulness Retreat

Shauna Shapiro

Come rest and rejuvenate yourself in good company during this darkest time of the year, which also is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the return of light and the joy of life.

Week of December 27-January 3

Awake in the New Year: Setting Conscious Intentions for Our Lives in 2020

Deborah Eden Tull

The New Year is a powerful threshold. It is an opportunity to listen deeply, reflect, restore and create anew.

Shadow Yoga: Cultivating a Personal Practice

Chandra Easton & Scott Blossom

Like the whales who gracefully navigate their winter migration down the California coast each year, we must cultivate a fluid mixture of perseverance, clear reckoning, skillful navigation of life's

Week of December 27-January 3

New Year Meditation Retreat: Self-Love and Kindness that Benefits All

Mark Abramson

Meditating in noble silence offers a special opportunity to focus inward and to deeply connect with oneself, create intentions and reflect on life goals.

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