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Esalen Experiential Program

As an ever-evolving community of seekers and students, Esalen has an amazing range of masterful teachers and mentors on our Big Sur campus at any given time. One way we harness this gift of expertise and pass it on to workshop participants, personal retreat guests, and residential staff is through our Esalen Experiential Program – a daily menu of classes in a variety of topics.

These classes are wonderful opportunities to learn and grow outside of a scheduled workshop. Each week offers a different selection. Topics can include:

  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Meditation
  • Qi gong
  • Singing
  • Community art
  • 12 Step Tribe
  • Volunteer in one of our departments: garden, kitchen, lodging, grounds, office

You can find the current Experiential Program class schedule in the front office or at the gate.

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