Esalen is reopening March 1. Book a workshop or A Time to Reflect now.


Registration & Payment Policies


There are two ways you can register for your Esalen workshop:

Register online here.

Register by phone: 831-667-3000. Phone reservation hours are 9:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, every day.

Reduced Rate Options and Discounts

Esalen offers a special discount to individuals over 65 years of age. The discount for a weekend workshop is $25; a five-day or longer workshop is $50. Please request the Senior discount at the time of registration. Senior discounts are not available for the Residential Study Program.

  • For online reservations: Please select the Optional Item “Senior Discount” to receive your discount and select the check box noting Senior in your personal information.
  • If calling: please ask our Guest Services staff about this discount at the time of registration.

Accommodations for Families

Please speak directly to our Guest Services staff to register your children. Guests staying in Premium or Point House accommodations or two full-paying adults housed together in standard accommodations may have their children in the room for a meal fee of $25 per child per day ($10/day for children under six), or the applicable workshop rate in the case of a family workshop.

Children may only attend workshops designed for families and with their caregiver. Please see the individual family programs for pricing.

Payment for Workshops and A Time to Reflect

Deposits for Workshops and A Time to Reflect

To reserve your space, we require a minimum deposit of 30% of the total reservation balance.

Final Payment

The full payment of your total balance is due 10 days before your arrival date and is automatically charged to your credit card. You will receive an email confirming the final payment.

If we encounter issues processing your credit card, we will email you a link to make your final payment. If the final payment is not made within 48 hours of the notification, your reservation will be cancelled and your entire deposit will be forfeited.

Payment for Friends of Esalen Retreat

To reserve a Friends of Esalen retreat, full payment is required at the time of booking.

Payment for Healing Arts Sessions

To reserve a massage or other healing arts session, full payment is required at the time of booking.

Payment Type Options

All fees are payable in U.S. currency only. Overseas residents can pay by credit card, by wire, or with a check drawn on a U.S. bank.


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