The return of an iconic Esalen Massage workshop, celebrating LGBTQ+ love in a safe space, human potential with Paul Selig, and Enneagram for expansion are all available in this round of January and February workshop experiences.
When you say “I’m going to be present,” is this a demand of yourself, a practice, or a way to bring it into your body so you actually embody the present? Russell and Linda Delman eloquently describe both and share why it’s more important than ever to understand the difference.
One family’s baby blessing, a ceremonial fire, and the ritual of connecting to the spirit world became kindling for a new collaboration with a California woman. Her artistry with nature frames a ritual to honor family, friendship, and self-nourishment.
Dance, flow, and meditate with Zuza and Scott Engler, Raphael Cushnir, and Chandra Easton. Unlock your creative potential with Esalen Artist in Residence alum Darnell Walker and explore the truth about Tantra with Sravana Borkataky-Varma and Keith Cantú.
A simple meditation may help with spaciness, anxiety, and challenges with concentration as world events continue to shift our realities from day to day. Bring your intention and a candle to your seat, and see where this journey takes you.
If the pandemic woke you up to see the world’s crises with new eyes, you can make a difference. Two leaders from Search for Common Ground, the Nobel-nominated, global peacebuilding organization, explain how, why — and why you, right now.
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.
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.
Three new workshops just opened up for August. Whether you unlock your right brain, dive into a numerical map for social change, or learn how to move like the ocean and sit like a mountain… transformation awaits.
On the heels of a controversial government report on UFOs, former Chairman of the Board Jeff Kripal (also a paranormal activity academician), tells the story of earlier Esalen inquiries into UFOs, which include a secret meeting.
Filmmaker and former Blues Clues writer Darnell Walker recently stayed at Esalen as part of our Artist in Residence program. In this Q&A, he shares about how his art could change the future and a conversation with someone who helped him understand that at the heart of his work is healing.
Do your actions today reflect your personal vision for the future? If the answer is no, there’s one thing that could be standing in your way: your daily pace. Zen meditation teacher Deborah Eden Tull shares thoughts on how to notice signs of imbalance, and offers tools for restoration.
Nine. That’s the magic number for the array of personality types that give you a clue about your deepest, authentic gifts. Each personality type indicates patterns of our own behavior based on our human psyche. Christin Chen interviews Russ Hudson, Enneagram Typologist and co-founder of the Enneagram Institute, to find out more.
If you intentionally practice noticing your body sensations, your thoughts, current emotions, and what’s happening around you, you may very well be practicing Gestalt. Learn more about the practice from legacy teacher Dorothy Charles in our Esalen Spotlight interview.
We’re pleased to announce a new slate of upcoming workshops heading to Esalen this summer and fall! Choose from seven new workshops designed to help you meditate, engage, move, feel, and sing your way toward your highest spiritual self.
In honor of International Yoga Day, we are spotlighting some of the practitioners and communities who reconnect us to the foundations of the ancient spiritual practice of yoga, reminding us that it is a powerful force for both social change and personal transformation.
Esalen's Christine Chen interviews facilitators Ben Geilhufe, LPCC (he/him/his) and Jen Hastings, MD (pronouns Jen) in advance of their upcoming workshop in Big Sur, Gender Journeys: Exploring Identity In Community.
Wrapping yourself in a blanket conjures up emotions of comfort, safety and sometimes the best memories of a vacation or retreat. As I began my research to find the perfect blanket for Esalen, I knew it had to be both functional and aesthetically representative of the land.