A vital part of Esalen's mission is to help those seeking to acquire skills and knowledge to transform their lives and the world at large.
Our scholarship funds are limited, so awards will be made to those who will take what they have learned back to their homes, workplaces and communities.
Although personal growth is an essential step towards social transformation, almost all of our workshop scholarships are reserved for individuals who will use the information they gain to impact social change.
Limited financial assistance may be possible for applicants who plan to participate in qualifying workshops. Below is a list of qualifying workshops for December 2017– June 2018.
Scholarship inquiries for workshops may be directed to email@example.com. If you are applying to attend a massage certification course, please complete an application for the course prior to submitting your scholarship application.
• Complete the online scholarship application and submit all proof of finances at least 60 days prior to the workshop start date.
• All applications must be complete to be considered. W-2, last two pay stubs, or other income documentation is required.
• All applicants must be at least 18 years old.
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For Residential Education Program (formally known as Work Study Program) scholarship requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3-22, 2017 100-Hour Esalen Massage Certification Program
January 5-7, 2018 The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs
January 7-12, 2018
Overcoming Addictive Thinking and Behavior: A Path to Inner Freedom
January 26-March 9, 2018 250 Hour Esalen Massage® Certification Program
January 26-28, 2018 WisdomWomen Visionary Gathering
February 9-11, 2018
Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy: A Training for Health Professionals
February 11-16, 2018
Women's Sexual Stories: Healing the Wounds, Celebrating the Joy
February 25-March 2, 2018
Relational Gestalt Practice: The Transformative Power of Emotion
March 2-4, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
March 9-11, 2018
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
March 25-30, 2018
Unstuck: Play Bigger, Play Bolder
March 30-April 1, 2018
Awakening Joy for Families
April 15-20, 2018
Mind, Mood and Food: Optimal Nutrition for Body and Brain
April 20-22, 2018
What’s Next: Reviewing and Revisioning Our Lives
April 22-27, 2018
The Bregman Leadership Coach Training
April 29-May 4, 2018
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Cultivating Psychological Wellness
May 20-25, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Tools
May 27-June 1, 2018
Healing the Divide: Men, Women and Spiritual Reconciliation
June 1-3, 2018
Mindful Communication: Truth Without Blame
July 1-6, 2018
Mindful Education Teacher Training
*Workshops other than those listed here may qualify. Please tell us, in your application’s personal essay section how and why the impact of participating in your requested workshop would effect social change. Applicant must also meet other criteria.
Esalen occasionally offers financial assistance to workshop participants in exchange for a work commitment in the kitchen or lodging departments.
- 5 day workshop - reduced fee of $100 for 8 hours of work
- Weekend workshop - reduced fee of $50 for 4 hours of work.
Please request work exchange when making your reservation. Approved work exchange recipients will receive their work schedule upon arrival. We allow one work exchange opportunity per person per year.
Below: photo by Ali Kaukas.