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Your Schedule at Esalen

Welcome!

We look forward to your stay with us. Here is helpful information about your schedule while at Esalen:

Check-In

  • You are welcome to arrive at Esalen anytime after 2:00 pm the day your stay begins. Rooms become available at 4:00 pm and you may pick up your key at the gate or our front office/bookstore.
  • Weekend programs begin with dinner on Friday and end with brunch on Sunday.
  • Five-day programs and those programs longer than five days begin with dinner on Sunday and end with lunch on the final day.

Orientation

We offer a brief orientation on Friday and Sunday evenings, ideal for new visitors. Please check with Guest Relations at the office for times and location.

Check-Out

While you may enjoy lunch and stay on property until 2:00 pm on the final day of your workshop or personal retreat, we ask that you remove all of your belongings from your room by 10:00 am.

Your timely departure ensures that we may prepare for and welcome our next group of workshop participants.

Workshop Schedule

Workshop sessions normally begin at 8:30 pm on the first evening and end at 12:00 pm on the final day. A detailed schedule of all sessions may be available in advance on each individual workshop description page, otherwise, a schedule will be provided upon arrival for the workshop.

Meal Schedule

  • Breakfast - 8:30 am-9:45 am
  • Lunch - 12:30 pm-1:45 pm (on Fridays and Sundays, service is from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm)
  • Dinner - 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.

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