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Esalen Closed for Workshops Due to Weather and Road Conditions

Due to continued poor weather and deteriorating road conditions, including structural damage to Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge north of Esalen, non-critical staff on Esalen's property in Big Sur have left. A small group of staff members have remained to care for the property.

Business functions that can be deferred or conducted elsewhere will be done in other locations. 

Esalen continues to remain closed to workshops.

We will provide updates as they become available.

Thank you to the greater Esalen community for your ongoing support during this challenging time.

Your best source for current road closure information is the California Department of Transportation website.

For updated weather information please refer to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Esalen toll-free at 888-837-2536 or by email to

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