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Weekend of September 21-23

Radical Healing: Bridging Personal Transformation and Social Change

Kerri Kelly

These times are calling us to wage truth on all fronts: personal, social, and political. There is a call to speak out, reclaim our power, and fight for love and justice.

Rising Strong™ Workshop

Michelle Gannon & Beth Jaeger-Skigen

The 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

Soul Motion®: Flow and Fire

Vinn Arjuna Martí

In this Soul Motion immersion, we’ll enfold the body and its surrounding fields in flow and fire.

Month of September 23-October 21

Embodied Relational Gestalt

Michael Clemmens

This month-long program is focused on Gestalt as a group process.

Week of September 23-28

Positive Neuroplasticity and Resilient Well-Being: Growing an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness

Rick Hanson with Jan Hanson

The world is increasingly volatile and uncertain, so we need to develop psychological strengths such as grit, gratitude, and compassion.

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.

Way of Nature: The Practice of the Wild

Steven Harper

You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here. — Alan Watts

Writing and Mindfulness: A Writing and Meditation Retreat

Janis Newman

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. — Shunyru Suzuki

Week of September 30-October 5

A Time To Reflect

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

Digital Raign Re-Imagine Reality Summit

Alison Raby & James Hanusa

Join industry pioneers, technologists, philanthropists, academics, creatives, and consciousness researchers for the third annual Digital Raign summit at Esalen.

Weekend of October 5-7

A Time To Reflect

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

Singing on the Edge: A Property-Wide Community Singing Festival

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

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

Week of October 7-12

A Time To Reflect

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

The Nature of Movement: Embodiment and the Wilds

Steven Harper

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

Transforming Trauma into Healing Energy: An Integrative, 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.

Week of October 7-12

The Posture of Observation

Thomas Michael Fortel

One of the great benefits of ongoing yoga practice is the development of our ability to pause, and to rest in the posture of observation: an inner state of conscious awareness.

October 10-12

A Time to Reflect through Volunteering

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

Weekend of October 12-14

A Time To Reflect

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

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

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

Introduction to Gestalt

Michael Clemmens

We develop relationships with ourselves and others through the physicality of our vision, smell, touch, and movement.

Week of October 14-19

Burning Man Cultural Attaché Academy

Stuart Mangrum & Rosie Lila

Designed for Burning Man participants, contributors, and enthusiasts who want to learn more about the 10 Principles to better serve the global culture, this will be an intensive week of study and d

Collaborative Leadership: A People-First Approach

Corey Barker & Harley Dubois

It takes all types of leaders at all levels to build a city in the desert and to stimulate and grow a culture with a global community.

Creative Catalyst - Collaborative Workshop

Dana Albany

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

Week of October 14-19

Collective Impact

Marian Goodell, Heather White & Jenn Sander

As a pop-up city and experimental platform, Burning Man allows participants to prototype and create the world they want to live in.

Weekend of October 19-21

A Time To Reflect

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

Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing

Sy Safransky, Sparrow, Heather Sellers, Joe Wilkins, Frances Lefkowitz & John Brehm

Since 1974 The Sun has published the kind of brave, revealing writing that lives up to the magazine’s motto: “What is to give light must endure burning.” We invite you to join Sun readers and contr

Week of October 21-26

A Time To Reflect

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

IAHE: Upledger Institute International's CranioSacral Therapy 2

Lisa Desrochers

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

Painting the Outer and Inner Landscape

Adam Wolpert

Painting can be a profound experience — one that engages all of our senses, our minds, and our spirits. It brings together observation with introspection, contemplation, and healing.

Yoga Nidra Retreat: Rest, Restore and Rewrite Your Life

John Vosler

Experience five days of deep restoration, reflection, and intention.

October 21-November 2

Esalen Massage® Teacher Training Module One

Perry Holloman & Peggy Horan

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

Month of October 21-November 18

Streams of Energy

Jim Gallas

Jim Gallas leads this program of Eastern bodywork and movement, including Reiki 1 Certification, a thorough overview of Shiatsu Massage, an introduction to meridian theory, and an easy-to-learn, po

Weekend of October 26-28

Connect to Your Inner-Net: Mindful Practices for Life and Work

Gopi Kallayil & Mirabai Bush

How can the modern workplace become a source of inner peace and global transformation?

Meet Your Better Half: Unlock Your Right Brain

William Donius

Learn to activate the right side of your brain to unlock the insights necessary to break through self-limiting patterns.

Weekend of October 26-28

Self-compassion, Joy and Loving Kindness through Meditation and Iyengar Yoga

Marla Apt & Beth Sternlieb

Developing a compassionate relationship to your body and mind can greatly enhance emotional resiliency and well-being. Based on Iyengar yoga as taught by B.K.S.

Week of October 28-November 2

EFT Tapping Professional Skills Training

Dawson Church

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) has helped transform the practices of thousands of professionals including life coaches, therapists, and health care workers.

Groundation Celebration: [R]evolution through writing, ritual and yoga

Nadine McNeil & Sienna Creasy

Groundation, a term coined by Jamaica’s indigenous Rastafari people, describes a potent Jamaican way of life — being balanced, grounded, and centered within one’s purpose.

Intimacy and Exposure: The Alchemy of Photography

Andy Abrahams Wilson

Photography is a profound exchange of light energy.

Weekend of November 2-4

Conversations on the Edge: The Leader of the Future

Mark Nicolson & Heather McLeod Grant

According to author and leadership activist Margaret Wheatley, as old paradigms die, the sparks of the new paradigm find each other and connect, helping usher the new movement into the mainstream.

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.

Week of November 4-9

A Time To Refelct

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

IAHE: Upledger Institute International's Lymphatic Balancing for the Total Body

Kerry D'Ambrogio

Lymphatic Balancing (LB) is a curriculum specifically designed to utilize the philosophy, approach, and specialized manual lymphatic drainage techniques, which were originally designed to treat lym

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 Healing Art of Deep Bodywork: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Disorders of the Temporo-Mandibular Joint

Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

There is growing demand for massage practitioners who have mastered the art of moving deeply into the body with skill and sensitivity.

The Space Between Stories

Charles Eisenstein

The world is in a time of transition in the deep mythology that runs our civilization. Many of us personally are in such a transition as well.

Weekend of November 9-11

A Time To Reflect

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

Conversations on the Edge The Future of Money: The Role of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Visiting Faculty

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

The Yoga of Deep Intimacy

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 dee

Weekend of November 9-11

X – The Exponential Humanity Series: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Alison Raby & James Hanusa

Digital Raign’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit is an invitation to both experiential and conversational sessions with a focus on actionable outcomes.

Week of November 11-16

Art as a Spiritual Path: Paintings that Awaken the Soul

Paul Heussenstamm

The practice of painting is healing and meditative. No experience is necessary as we transform our everyday consciousness into the inner artist that lives in each of us.

Bio-hacking the Language of Intimacy

Mike Lousada & Louise Mazanti

Our hearts yearn for love, but patterns in our neurobiology can inhibit us. The way we currently know how to relate with others emotionally and sexually is our language of intimacy.

Dance of Oneness®: Rumi and the Dance of Light

Banafsheh Sayyad with Tony Khalife

How would you like to bring all of yourself to the dance and be the living YES?

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.

The Wild Woman’s Way: Embodied Feminine Practice

Michaela Boehm

The Wild Woman is an archetype that represents a connection with our “wildish” nature.

Weekend of November 16-18

A Time To Reflect

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

Family Mindfulness Weekend: Acknowledge, Release and Invite Possibility

Samantha Snowden

Is your family going through a transition? Do you all need space to reflect, commune, and discover new possibilities for relating to what is happening?

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

Lucia Horan & Davida Taurek

Movement is medicine. — Gabrielle Roth

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.

Weekend of November 16-18

Spirit Dive: Music, Sound, Ceremony and Meditation

East Forest & Marisa Weppner

How can we use music as a tool for the act of intentional listening to increase our inner awareness, induce relaxation, and tap into our intuitive mind?

Week of November 18-23

A Time To Reflect

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

Heart to Heart: 5Rhythms® Heartbeat and Buddhist Heart Practice

Lucia Horan

Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. – Gabrielle Roth

Week of November 18-23

Heart Refuge and Revival: Meditation, Movement and Flow

Shiva Rea & Demetrios Veliskakis

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

Month of November 18-December 16

The Art of Skillful Living: Leadership, Love and Freedom

Coby Kozlowski

We are all called to leadership as agents of inspiration, purpose, and change. Leadership is about being of service to the world, and every moment is an opportunity for leadership.

Weekend of November 23-25

Resilience: Facing the Mess We're in with Clarity, Compassion and Courage

Linda Graham

Challenges and crises are part of the human condition: for ourselves, for people we care about, for our communities, and for our larger world.

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 November 25-30

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 in Daily Living

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.

Relational Gestalt Practice: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Dorothy Charles

Each of us finds our true selves through our emotions.

November 30-December 16

100-Hour Esalen Massage® Certification Program

Ellen Watson, Rob Wilks, Ingrid May & Vicki Topp

Esalen offers numerous levels of basic massage certification.

Weekend of November 30-December 2

BodyWise: Discovering Your Body Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing

Rachel Abrams

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

Quarter-Life Calling: Creating an Extraordinary Life in Your 20s

Coby Kozlowski

Your twenties can be a time of possibility, inspiration, and the discovery of your deepest values and truths.

Releasing Pain, Healing Grief and Remembering with Love

David Kessler & Paul Denniston

Many people in grief dread the holidays after a loss. Join grief expert David Kessler and grief yoga teacher Paul Denniston for a weekend of healing.

Wild Wisdom: Free Your Instinctual Knowing

Llyn Cedar Roberts

Nature is alive and intelligent. We can tap into that same spark of knowing, which also flows through us. We can use it to heal and transform, and to live an inspired life.

Week of December 2-7

Deeper Ground: Hands On for the Pelvic Core

Tom Myers

During this workshop designed for licensed manual therapists, you’ll have the opportunity to learn deep treatment options for the pelvis.

Priestess Retreat for Women

Ashley Turner & Sianna Sherman

Join the rising movement of radical yoginis, priestesses, and luminaries currently mobilizing to serve the world.

Weekend of December 7-9

Cha Dao, The Way of Tea: A Daily Practice of Mindfulness

Wu De

As the leaves of this tree are, I too am made of the water, the sky, sun and stars; I share this essence with all the Ten-thousand Things.

Couples' Heart Tantra

Peter Sandhill & Sarah Sandhill

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

Entering the Temple: Blending Non-dual Awareness with Everyday Experience

Dustin DiPerna

In this weekend meditation workshop, discover how simple and direct instruction can reveal a temple of unconditional love right here in the midst of everyday experience.

The Writing Life

Ellen Bass & Roxan McDonald

There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

Week of December 9-14

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training

Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer

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

Weekend of December 14-16

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.

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.

Month of December 16-January 13

Deep Bodywork®

Rob Wilks

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

Week of December 16-21

Deepening Your Life Experience: Meditation, Raja Yoga and Mindfulness

Michele Hébert & Mehrad Nazari

The ancient spiritual discipline of meditation, the core of many wisdom traditions, has integrated itself into modern life and become an increasingly familiar word in our vocabulary.

Living a Mindful and Compassionate Life

Mark Coleman

Awareness and love (metta) are essential and beautiful aspects of any spiritual life. Awareness as developed through mindfulness practice leads to clarity, insight, and understanding.

Weekend of December 21-23

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

Week of December 21-28

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. This retreat is a gr

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.

Week of December 23-28

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

Week of December 28-January 4

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.

Shadow Yoga: Cultivating a Personal Practice

Scott Blossom & Chandra Easton

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

The Natural Singer: Finding Your True Voice

Claude Stein

Come and celebrate the awesome healing power of your voice. Whether you already sing or have always wished you could, this workshop can change your life.

Weekend of January 4-6

Designing the Life We Want: Self-Renewal in the New Year

Mark Nicolson & Patrick Anderson

You have never been where you are today. You have never been the age you are today, or had the experience you have today.

The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now

Michael Gelb

This dynamic program is based on the exciting discovery that a powerful catalyst for inspiring creative breakthroughs is to guide people to connect with one another first, before trying to solve a

The Shared Heart New Year's Couples Retreat

Barry Vissell & Joyce Vissell

Imagine your relationship expressing the true depths of your love and commitment. If you are in love, this retreat is an opportunity to rise even higher in love.

Week of January 6-11

Art as a Spiritual Path: Paintings that Awaken the Soul

Paul Heussenstamm

The practice of painting is healing and meditative. No experience is necessary as we transform our everyday consciousness into the inner artist that lives in each of us.

Week of January 6-11

Body Learning: Grace, Presence and Power with Alexander Technique and Super-Qi

Michael Gelb

The Alexander Technique is a simple, profoundly powerful method for developing grace, poise, and presence on stage and in everyday life.

Designing the Life We Want: Self-Renewal in the New Year

Mark Nicolson & Patrick Anderson

You have never been where you are today. You have never been the age you are today, or had the experience you have today.

Overcoming Addictive Thinking and Behavior: A Path to Inner Freedom

Raoul Goldberg with Dana-Lee Smirin

Fixed ideas and habituated behavior patterns can be great obstacles to individual, social, and environmental transformation.

Radically Alive: A Radical Aliveness Workshop

Ann Bradney

There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic, and spontaneous. You are open to all of your feelings, and connected to your strength and your truth.

Weekend of January 11-13

Essential Buddhist Teachings on Awakening: The Path of Buddhist Tantra and Mahamudra

Lama Palden Drolma

Transform anger, depression and lack of motivation, grasping, greed and pride, anxiety, and jealousy into love, clarity, understanding, contentment, and courage.

Essential Buddhist Teachings on Awakening: The Path of Sila (Ethics)

JoAnna Hardy

The Buddha presented us with a very clear and available path to awakening: the Eightfold Path.

Essential Buddhist Teachings on Awakening: The Path of Theravada Insight Meditation

Mark Coleman

A disciplined mind brings happiness. — The Buddha

Essential Buddhist Teachings on Awakening: The Path of Zen

Caverly Morgan

Zen master Bankei said, “Rather than trying to become a buddha, nothing could be simpler than taking the shortcut of remaining a buddha!” We are that which we long for.

Weekend of January 18-20

Being Present for Your Life: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 

James Baraz

How much are you present for your own life?

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

Weekend of January 18-20

Personal Renewal through the Practices of Yoga

Thomas Michael Fortel

Taking the time to go on retreat is a wonderful spiritual practice.

Week of January 20-25

5Rhythms®: Connections

Lucia Horan

Invisible threads are the strongest ties. —Friedrich Nietzsche

Week of January 20-25

Always Home: Support for Living an Awakened Life

Loch Kelly & Anna-Lisa Adelberg

What would the world be like if more of us discovered how to live an awakened life?

Month of January 20-February 17

The Ground of Belonging: An Embodied Inquiry into Courage, Connection and Community

Steven Harper

The hunger to belong is at the heart of our nature. —John O’Donohue

Weekend of January 25-27

A Time To Reflect

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

Getting the Love You Want: A Workshop for Couples

Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt

Take your relationship to the next level in a program inspired by and based on the best-selling book by the leaders, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples.

Learn How Your Body Informs You

Susan Fisher & Martin Fisher

Your natural, energetic signature is embedded in your body from birth and shapes your strengths, gifts, abilities, and how you relate to others.

Week of January 27-February 1

Esalen Massage® and the Art of Continuous Presence

Nora Matten & Silvia Guersenzvaig

Esalen Massage is a moving meditation, a life practice in presence and mindfulness, and an integral healing art.

Self-Compassion in Inner and Outer Relationships

Richard Schwartz

This five-day retreat is open to anyone — currently in a relationship or not — who wants to explore the idea that it is possible and optimal to bring one's full heart to any important relationship.

Yoga and Zen: One Body, One Mind

Tias Little & Henry Shukman

Through the powerful combination of yoga and Zen we can taste the possibility of an all-inclusive, global awareness. On the mat we practice embodiment from our toes to the crown of our head.

Week of January 27-February 1

Mosaic Art: Patterns in Nature

Wilma Wyss

Nature provides us with space to quiet our souls, gain perspective, and harness our creativity.

Weekend of February 1-3

The Science and Experience of Enlightenment

Hedy Kober & Xoli Redmond

What is enlightenment? How does it feel to be fully clear right here and right now?

WisdomWomen Visionary Gathering: Creating True Community

WisdomWomen & Michelle Stransky

WisdomWomen experiments with innovative ways of being in community while in service to a new world vision.

Week of February 3-8

Specialized Esalen Massage®

Robin Fann-Costanzo & Brita Ostrom

This workshop presents the specialized moves and strokes of Esalen Massage — from the intentional, long, integrating strokes to the gentle rotations/twists, to the more defined, detailed moves that

The I in the Storm: Bringing Self Leadership to Everyday Life 

Richard Schwartz

This workshop introduces the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, and teaches healing professionals and all who are interested how to apply it to their own countertransference.

Trauma, Memory and the Restoration of One’s Self

Bessel van der Kolk & Licia Sky

The function of our brains is to take care of us and to be in sync with the body’s systems. Trauma changes the way the brain processes information and the body engages with the world.

Week of February 3-8

The Sovereignty of Self: The Awakened Masculine meets the Divine Feminine

Jim Benson & Jessica Wolk Benson

Will we stay together? Will our problems ever resolve? Am I truly loved? These and other meaningful questions emerge in nearly every intimate relationship.

Month of February 8-March 22

250-hour Esalen Massage® Certification Program

This 250-hour massage certification course is designed for those who plan to professionally practice massage, or to combine Esalen Massage skills with another body-mind discipline.

Weekend of February 8-10

Living the Awakened Masculine

Jim Benson

Now more than ever, our world needs the awakened masculine, which is presence steeped in embodiment and self-love; purpose informed by clear vision, integrity, and true confidence; and action gener

Weekend of February 8-10

Singing Open the Heart

Lisa Littlebird

If I cannot fly, let me sing. —Stephen Sondheim

Trauma, Memory and the Restoration of One’s Self

Peter Levine & Bessel van der Kolk

This workshop unites two of the leading figures in the field of trauma research and body-oriented treatment approaches.

Week of February 10-15

It Won’t Hurt Forever: The Ordinary Miracle of Healing

Peter A. Levine

While trauma is a fact of life, it does not have to be a life sentence.

Week of February 10-15

Soul Motion®: Begin Again

Vinn Arjuna Martí

Each time we gather to dance we are poised at an open portal to divine presence.

Weekend of February 15-17

Compassion for Couples: Learning Skills of Loving Connection

Michelle Becker & Pittman McGehee

To relate, to love, and to connect is to be human. Who among us does not want to be loved and belong? As important as our relationships are, they are not always easy.

Healthy Backs and Necks: From Pain to Fitness and Vitality with NeuroMovement®

Anat Baniel

Would you like to be mobile, agile, strong, and full of vitality? Do aches and pains hold you back? Are you struggling to recover from injury? Do you feel you’re getting old or stuck in a rut?

Week of February 17-22

Deep Bodywork® and Cortical Field Re-Education: Working with Difficult Cases

Perry Holloman, Melissa Krikorian & Laura Kunysz

Deep Bodywork and Cortical Field Re-education (CFR) share the common goal of reconnecting our clients’ central nervous systems to our physical tissues in order to effect healing within the human bo

Primordial Qigong: Transformative Alchemy from the Original Developer of Tai Chi

Roger Jahnke

The “Golden Elixir of Longevity and Immortality” is produced within our integrated and coherent body-mind-spirit – also known as our Three Treasures.

Relational Gestalt Practice: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Dorothy Charles

Our sense of who we are develops in connection with others, and although we cannot change the past, we can change what we came to believe about our capacity for love and belonging.

The Yoga of Willpower and Intention™: A Journey to Self-Mastery

Tracee Stanley

Are you living to your fullest potential?

Month of February 17-March 17

Yoga Immersion: A Journey into Self

Jovinna Chan

Are you ready to change? If not now, when? This is a self-awakening program designed for sincere seekers who are ready to live an awakened life.

Weekend of February 22-24

Digital Detox: Unplug and Reimagine Your Life

Adam Smiley Poswolsky, Brooke Dean & Allie Stark

Sixty-one percent of people admit to being addicted to the internet and their devices, and heavy internet users are two-and-a-half times more likely to be depressed.

Liberate the Body and Stretch the Mind: Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga

Wes "Scoop" Nisker & Katchie Ananda

Oh wondrous creatures, by what strange miracle do you so often not smile? —Hafiz

Week of February 24-March 1

Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga

Ira Israel

Many of us would benefit from learning how to dis-identify with the mental chatter in our heads and cultivate equanimity.

Love and Wonder: A Meditation Retreat with The Radiance Sutras

Lorin Roche & Camille Maurine

What is this delight-filled universe into which we find ourselves born? What is this mysterious awareness, shimmering everywhere within it? — From The Radiance Sutras

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.

Week of February 24-March 1

Surrendered Leadership Circling: Self-Realization Through Relationship

Jordan Allen & Sean Wilkinson

What if every relationship in your life became inspiration for a new paradigm in self-realization?

Weekend of March 1-3

Awakening Shakti: Meditation, Kundalini and the Opening of the Heart

Sally Kempton

This workshop unfolds an approach to meditation that harnesses the alchemical inner energy called Kundalini Shakti.

Weekend of March 1-3

The Agreements of Love

don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. & don Jose Ruiz

During this unique spiritual retreat, brothers don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Weekend of March 8-10

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

Mind, Brain, Consciousness: Toward a Revolution in Mind Science

David Presti & Kristi Panik

Perhaps the greatest unanswered question in science is how consciousness and mind are related to the brain and body.

Taking the Midlife Leap, One Step at a Time

Jett Psaris

If you are between 40 and 65 years old, you are undoubtedly attempting to navigate the emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of your midlife passage.

Week of March 10-15

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

Week of March 10-15

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.

Wild Eros in a Fragmented World: Soulcraft as Radical Participation

Bill Plotkin & Geneen Marie Haugen

In this turbulent time, how can you offer radical vitality to our world? What ignites your imagination? When do you erupt into awe?

Weekend of March 15-17

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

Weekend of March 15-17

The Writing Life

Ellen Bass & Roxan McDonald

There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

X – The Exponential Humanity Series: Next Gen Therapeutics

Alison Raby & James Hanusa

Digital Raign’s X series is inspired by Esalen's history of pioneering vital conversations ahead of adoption by mainstream culture.

Month of March 17-April 14

Growing Sea Legs in Samsara: Mindfulness in Challenging Times

Bill Morgan & Susan Morgan

Living skillfully in these challenging times requires sensitivity, discernment, and wise action.

Week of March 17-22

The Deepest Offering: Letting Love Fully Take the Lead

Tosha Silver

Are you tired of efforting, striving, and pushing even in the midst of spiritual practices?

Yoga Practices for Transformation

Pete Guinosso

Connecting with our hearts can change the way we interact with the world.

Week of March 17-22

Women's Sexual Stories: Healing the Wounds, Celebrating the Joy

Kamara McAndrews & Kristin Hodson

The route to sexual pleasure and intimacy is like the route to any other of life’s mysteries. It means exploring new emotional landscapes.

Weekend of March 22-24

Know Thy Selves: Discovering Past Lives

Shama Viola

Like various other cultures around the world, Damanhurians (an ecovillage and spiritual community situated in the Piedmont region of northern Italy) believe that the soul survives physical death.

The Heart of the Shaman: The Oracle and the Art of Divination

Alberto Villoldo

In the West, many of us grow up internalizing our culture’s “original story” of being cast out of paradise and separated from our divine Creator.

Week of March 24-29

Compassion Cultivation

Leah Weiss

This workshop is based on the latest compassion research from Stanford University’s Compassion Institute.

Revisioning Your Hero's Journey®: A Mythological Toolbox (26th ed., revised)

Robert Walter & The Joseph Campbell Foundation

Joseph Campbell liked to celebrate his birthday (March 26th) at Esalen.

The Path to Love with Yoga and Meditation

Charu Rachlis

Love is the most powerful force in the universe. In today's world, we are facing so much chaos and challenge, and we are being called to step forward with the heart as our guide.

Week of March 24-29

Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Meditation

Shauna Shapiro

Come join us as we cultivate greater wisdom, joy, health, and well-being.

Weekend of March 29-31

Changes and Transitions in Your 30s and 40s: Finding Clarity and Well-being in Times of Change

Jennifer Ward

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

Music, Meditation and Transformation

Darin McFadyen & Laura Inserra

Music has the power to generate sublime present-moment awareness, deep flow states, a powerful sense of interconnectedness, and profound emotional healing.

What’s Next? Reviewing and Revisioning Our Lives

Sam Keen, Patricia De Jong with Michael Murphy

The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. — Winston Churchill

Weekend of March 29-31

Exploring Ceremony, Ritual and Sacred Space with the Spirit of Cacao

Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda Yogiji

What if every time you had a piece of chocolate, there was a ceremony to it?

Week of March 31-April 5

Psychedelic Integration

Michael Pollan, Rick Doblin, Julie Holland, Ben Sessa, Martin Lee, Marsha Rosenbaum, David Presti & Allan Badiner

Psychedelic (sy·che·del·ic): mind manifesting, visionary Integration (in·te·gra·tion): transmutation of psychedelic experience into long-lasting change

The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation

Miranda Macpherson

Perhaps you yearn for a saner, wiser, more spiritually elegant way to move through our world, and move away from a consciousness of fear and separation.

April 1-7

Wildtender Pilgrimage: Big Sur Backpacking Journey to Esalen

Fletcher Tucker & Noël Vietor

Embark on a rare and transformational journey through the majestic and seldom-traveled backcountry of Big Sur, ending at the sacred coastal grounds and healing waters of Esalen.

Weekend of April 5-7

Connection through Touch: Esalen® Massage for Couples

Char Pias & Oliver Bailey

This program is specifically designed to enhance the quality and experience in loving relationships through the sense of touch.

Leading with Emotional Courage

Peter Bregman & Emily Cohen

Whether you’re in a company, a relationship, or acting in your daily life, you have the opportunity to lead — to inspire others to follow you.

Weekend Esalen Massage® Intensive

Rob Wilks & Jessica Fagan

This weekend workshop offers the opportunity to replenish spirit and reconnect to the healing power of nature, while learning how to give an effective and pleasurable Esalen Massage.

Wildtender Pilgrimage: Big Sur Backpacking Journey to Esalen

Noël Vietor & Fletcher Tucker

This workshop is a partnership between Esalen and Wildtender, an organization that offers immersive outdoors excursions that establish intimacy with place, build earth-based skills, facilitate heal

April 7-19

Esalen Massage® Teacher Training Module Two

Perry Holloman & Peggy Horan

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

Week of April 7-12

Five Animal Qigong: Vitality of the Deer, Power of the Tiger

Kenneth Cohen

Why do more than three million Americans practice qigong, China's ancient healing art?

The Bregman Leadership Coach Training

Peter Bregman & Emily Cohen

You’re a good coach, maybe even great, but you know you’re capable of more. Maybe your goal is to achieve more powerful results more consistently.

Write, Unite, Transform: Discovering Stories that Build Community and Make Us Whole

Laura Davis

In a world drowning in information and starving for wisdom, gathering in community and expressing the truth is more important than ever.

Week of April 7-12

Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Mindfulness, Sensory Awareness and Zen Practice

Lee Lesser & Marc Lesser

In our world of busy-ness — of more, faster, better — this retreat offers time to stop, reflect, and renew. It is a time to step fully into the richness of our lives.

Weekend of April 12-14

Basic Sanity

Jody Greene

Staying sane in a world moving ever more quickly requires daily practices of attention, centering, awareness, and self-care.

Weekend of April 12-14

Rising Strong™ Workshop

Michelle Gannon & Beth Jaeger-Skigen

The 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

Unfinished Business: Create Your Next Steps in Life from the Inside Out

Pam Kramer & Steve Edelman

Is your life an expression of who you really are at the core? Perhaps you have already succeeded brilliantly at what you wanted to do, or gone as far as you can go.

Week of April 14-19

Big Sur Wilderness Experience: Springtime

Steven Harper

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

The Practical Art of Living Flow Spring Regeneration Retreat

Shiva Rea

Dive into a regenerative retreat to align yourself with the emergence of spring.

Week of April 14-19

Painting the Outer and Inner Landscape

Adam Wolpert

Painting can be a profound experience — one that engages all of our senses, our minds, and our spirits. It brings together observation with introspection, contemplation, and healing.

Month of April 14-May 12

The Inner Journey of Inspired Leadership

Kim Gilbey

Everything you will ever do as a leader is based on one audacious assumption. It’s the assumption that YOU matter. — From The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes & Barry Posner

Weekend of April 19-21

5Rhythms®: Grief, Loss and the Body in Motion

Lucia Horan & Peter Selwyn

Have you experienced loss and the natural emotions of sadness, anger, fear, and love? How do you process your losses and move through your life?

Current Trends in Esalen Massage® and Bodywork

Ellen Watson & Vicki Topp

This workshop is an invitation to explore and experience current trends in Esalen Massage and Bodywork.

Soul Rising: Ritual of Renewal

Shiva Rea

See and taste the flowing One through your whole being. Feel the Holy Spirit moving you within the flowing fire of the One. —Mechthild of Magdeburg

The Magical Family

Ivy Mayer Lavie

Enjoy the magic of Esalen with your family! Get ready for a unique experience for you and your child, including mindfulness practices through visual, expressive, and sensory awareness games.

Week of April 21-26

Heart to Heart: 5Rhythms® Heartbeat and Buddhist Heart Practice

Lucia Horan

Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. – Gabrielle Roth

Summoning the Artist Within: A Radical Exploration of Creativity

Kim Krans

Where does creativity reside? Who is the artist within?

Yoga Nidra Immersion: Become the Master of Your Life and Enter the No-stress Zone

Kamini Desai & John Vosler

Are you burned out, tired, or in transition? What if you had a way to manage your habits, thoughts, and emotions – rather than serving them? What if change doesn’t just happen while you are awake?

Weekend of April 26-28

Mindfulness, Transformation and Vitality: Tools for Powerful 21st-Century Women

Rhonda Magee, Shauna Shapiro, Cassandra Vieten & Elissa Epel

Led by acclaimed workshop leaders, authors, speakers, and scientists, this unique, campus-wide gathering of women is an invitation to come together to renew, reflect, and reboot important skills to

Week of April 28-May 3

Awakening the Creative: The Painting Experience

Stewart Cubley

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

Esalen Inspirational Film Festival

Corinne Bourdeau & Christine Leuthold

Cinema has the potential to enlighten, inspire, and ignite positive change.

You Matter: Get Out of Your Own Way and Be the Creator of Your Own Life

Tracey Noseworthy

Join Tracey Noseworthy for a five-day yoga journey inward to embrace the true essence of YOU.

Weekend of May 3-5

A Weekend of Advanced Esalen Massage®

Jessica Fagan & Char Pias

This weekend provides practitioners with the opportunity to up-level their current massage practice.

Herbal Medicine for Health and Wellness

Rachel Berry

Many of our common garden and culinary plants offer an effective, safe, sustainable, and joyful alternative to commonly used over-the-counter drugs, and many of them might already be growing in you

Skillfully Navigate Life's Complexity: Sharpen Clarity, Find Flow and Get Results

Adam Leonard

Dealing with all of life’s demands and challenges can often feel overwhelming.

Wild Vessel: Unleash the Beauty and Balance Within

Elana Meta

Wild Vessel is an experience-based practice of connecting to the body and re-strengthening feminine energy in all people.

Weekend of May 3-5

Find Your Ease: Mindfulness Retreat for Lawyers

Jeena Cho

What would happen if you were able to truly relax and rejuvenate?

Week of May 5-10

IAHE: Upledger Institute International's Craniosacral Therapy 1

Upledger Institute Faculty

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, hands-on technique to help detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system that may cause sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunction.

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 May 5-10

Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving 

Charles Muir

This is a “reset point” for couples who want to dramatically improve the quality of sex and intimacy in their love lives and open up to more ecstatic pleasure and spiritual connection in their rela

The Breath as a Tool of Transition: Yoga in our Daily Life

Thomas Michael Fortel

The long, slow, conscious breath has the ability to stabilize and quiet the fluctuations of the mind.

Weekend of May 10-12

Forest Bathing: Deepening Connection with Mother Nature, Each Other and Ourselves

Sylvie Rokab

“Forest bathing” is the translation of shirin yoku, the Japanese practice of mindfully experiencing nature through the senses.

LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood

Amy Weintraub

Join Amy Weintraub for groundbreaking, evidence-based yoga and meditation protocols that can strengthen your emotional resilience.

Manifest the Love of Your Life with The Soulmate Secret

Arielle Ford

Are you ready to invite true love into your life? In this fun, empowering, and experiential workshop, you can learn how to:

Mother's Day Family Workshop

Joanna Claassen Ferraro & Sean Brennan

This Mother's Day weekend, celebrate and nourish yourself and your family. Esalen is a magical place for adults and children alike.

Month of May 12-June 9

Beyond the “Revolving Door”: Gestalt Relational Constellations

Gordon Wheeler & Nancy Lunney-Wheeler

In certain parts of our lives, we move forward with strength and relative ease, adding new learning and new capacity to familiar areas of comfort and confidence.

Week of May 12-17

EMDR Basic Training: Part 3 – Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course

Laurel Parnell

Refresh your technique and review EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) protocols and procedures, consult on your difficult cases, watch demonstrations, and practice EMDR in small, s

Nature and Contemplation: Cultivating Wild Mindfulness

Steven Harper

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. —Henry Miller

The Art of Now

Erin Gafill with Tom Birmingham

What if you could connect with a sense of peace, power, and meaning just by taking ten minutes a day for creativity? What if this became a daily habit?

Weekend of May 17-19

Introduction to Esalen Massage®: The Art of Healing Touch

Paméla Espinoza & Silvia Guersenzvaig

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

The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

Warren Farrell & Ashanti Branch

In developed nations worldwide, boys are falling behind girls in every academic subject, as well as in mental health, physical health, and in preparation for productive careers.

Wired for Love Couples Workshop: Creating an Owner’s Manual for a Secure-Functioning Relationship

Stan Tatkin with Tracey Boldemann Tatkin

People are complex. We don’t come with manuals that automate the process of getting along.

X – The Exponential Humanity Series: Culture Creation

Alison Raby & James Hanusa

Digital Raign’s X series is inspired by Esalen's history of pioneering vital conversations ahead of adoption by mainstream culture.

Week of May 19-24

Food as Medicine for Women's Health

James Gordon, Kathie Swift, Amy Shinal, Cindy Geyer, Aviva Romm & Catherine McConkie

This program offers everything you need to know about using food to promote health and prevent and treat illness. Physician James S.

Weekend of May 24-26

Couples' Heart Tantra

Sarah Sandhill & Peter Sandhill

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

Living a Flourishing Life

Aneel Chima, Mikey Siegel & Ahmed Alashwa

How do we flourish as human beings?

Weekend of May 24-26

Pelvic Liberation Weekend for Women

Leslie Howard

Did you know that every pelvis has a story? Come learn what your pelvis has to say. In many ways, the pelvis is the root of all things.

Week of May 26-31

Body Structure from a Gestalt Perspective: Training for Gestalt and Somatic Practitioners

Michael Clemmens & Renee Jennings

Patterns of our physical embodiment are revealed and expressed in our thinking, feeling, and lived histories.

Esalen Massage® Intensive

Deborah Anne Medow & Ellen Watson

This weekend offers the opportunity to replenish spirit and reconnect to the healing power of nature while learning how to give an effective and pleasurable Esalen Massage.

The Inner Journey: Holotropic Breathwork

Stanislav Grof, Brigitte Grof & Diane Haug

This is a unique opportunity to experience Holotropic Breathwork at Esalen, the place where it originated.

Month of May 26-June 16

Intention, Integrity, Inspiration: A 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Janet Stone

Over 21 days, we’ll explore teaching as an emanation of your own practice.

Weekend of May 31-June 2

Soul Motion®: Freedom to Soar

Vinn Arjuna Martí

Are you ready to rediscover your body relaxed and restored to its natural birthright of flexibility, ease, and wonder?

Weekend of May 31-June 2

SoulCollage® and the Art of Imagination, Intuition and Inquiry

Jennie Oppenheimer

Our vision will become clear only when we look into our hearts. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - C.G. Jung

Women's Intimacy, Desire and Eroticism: The Triumvirate of Sexual Pleasure

Alexandra Katehakis

Do you know the difference between intimacy, desire, and eroticism? Do you find yourself churning through lovers because your sexual desire drops off over time?

Week of June 2-7

Healing Art of Deep Bodywork: Opening the Chest, Freeing the Breath and Healing the Neck

Perry Holloman & Johanna Holloman

There is growing demand for massage practitioners who have mastered the art of moving deeply into the body with skill and sensitivity.

Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training

Steve Hickman & Michelle Becker

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

Week of June 2-7

Intimacy, Desire and Eroticism: The Triumvirate of Sexual Pleasure

Alexandra Katehakis

Do you know the difference between intimacy, desire, and eroticism? Do you find yourself churning through lovers because your sexual desire drops off over time?

Weekend of June 7-9

The Dynamic Spine: Yoga for the Prevention and Relief of Low Back and Pelvic Dysfunction

Harvey Deutch

We live in a culture that extols constant productivity. From sunrise to sunset, we move at a breakneck pace in order to meet the day's demands.

The Things We Cannot Change and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them

David Richo

There are certain facts of life that we cannot change, unavoidable “givens” of human life and especially of relationships: • Everything changes and ends

Ultimate Courage: Self-Compassion Workshop for Men

Steve Hickman & Daniel Ellenberg

What does it take for a man to be successful in this day and age? How do you navigate through the changing demands of life and keep fulfilling the expectations of your evolving roles?

Week of June 9-14

Inner Power Qigong: The 9 Phases of Qi Cultivation and Mastery

Roger Jahnke

No matter what qigong you have experienced or if you are just entering the immense sea of qigong opportunities, the essence of qigong is the always the destination!

The Painting Process Rediscovered: The Magic of Spontaneous Expression

Michele Cassou with Cherie Ray & Jane Malek

For many of us, it is difficult to simply let go and create. Programmed to fear being judged, we set narrow boundaries on our creativity.

Upledger Institute’s Unwinding Meridians: Applying Acupuncture Principles to CST

This hands-on workshop teaches you how to utilize the points and pathways of acupuncture along with the energy, intention, and wisdom of your own hands to enhance the effectiveness of CranioSacral

Month of June 9-July 7

Meditation as Medicine of the Mind: Tibetan Mind-Body Practices for Health and Well-being

Alejandro Chaoul

Well-being in the Tibetan tradition is a holistic sense of wellness that encompasses body, energy, and mind.

Week of June 9-14

Simply Wild: Experiencing Nature

Steven Harper

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

Weekend of June 14-16

Celebrating Fatherhood

Joanna Claassen Ferraro & Vinny Ferraro

With so much to get to, it’s easy to get caught up in all the doing. Let’s spend some time just being.

Parent and Child: Creating a Conscious Relationship

James Baraz & Adam Baraz

Join the Baraz family in exploring the bond between parent and child, which is perhaps the most influential relationship in shaping who we are.

Weekend of June 14-16

Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples

Sam Jinich & Michelle Gannon

The Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples is based on practices drawn from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), attachment theory, and Sue Johnson’s best-selling book, Hold Me Tight.

Week of June 16-21

Yoga Gathering: Ritual and Rhythm

Janet Stone, Lara Zilibowirz, Honza Lafond, Claudine Lafond with DJ Drez & Benny Holloway

In a long-held tradition, we meet together at Esalen, beneath the summer solstice sun.

Weekend of June 21-23

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?

Spirit Dive: Music, Sound, Ceremony and Meditation

East Forest & Marisa Weppner

How can we use music as a tool for the act of intentional listening to increase our inner awareness, induce relaxation, and tap into our intuitive mind?

Weekend of June 21-23

Yoga and the Psychology of the Chakras

Coral Brown

The development of the psyche is a continuous and lifelong process. The psyche witnesses, assimilates, and stores information within psycho-spiritual processing centers called the chakras.

Week of June 23-28

Writers' Camp

Samantha Dunn Camp, Lidia Yuknavitch, Pam Houston, Steve Almond & Lynell George

Writers take over the entire Esalen campus during this annual workshop.

Weekend of June 28-30

The Blue Mind Summit

Wallace J. Nichols, Daniel Siegel & Shauna Shapiro

Water covers more than 70% of our planet, makes up a similar percentage of our brains and bodies, and is the basis of all life.

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