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Bringing Together the Esalen Community

Intentions for Reopening Esalen

In light of the spread of COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close. It is our intention, and hope, to re-open in a thoughtful and phased approach over the next few months.

For those who would like to schedule time at Esalen: Friends of Esalen will be the first to know of our phased reopening. If you would like to get early access and information, please sign up as a Friend of Esalen and we’ll keep you informed as our plans for a phased opening move from intention to reality.

For those who have a workshop scheduled: Our reservation team will be in touch with you directly if any changes need to be made to your reservation.

We know this decision impacts many in our community — our guests, our faculty and our own staff. However, we also know that it is our collective responsibility to put the safety and well-being of our entire community as our priority, and we are developing a comprehensive set of COVID-19 sanitation policies and safety procedures that will be in effect when we reopen.

And while we are living in a time of uncertainty, what is certain is we are doing all that we can to ensure we do reopen and continue our mission of realizing our human potential. If ever there was a time for us to go beyond our limiting beliefs, that time is now.

On behalf of the entire Esalen community here in Big Sur, we extend to you our heartfelt thanks and warm wishes for your own health and well-being.

Terence Gilbey
General Manager and CEO



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