Offering

The Esalen Inspirational Film Festival kicks off April 28. Limited space still available.

Learn

Thomas Michael Fortel

Thomas Michael Fortel

Thomas Michael Fortel
is a longtime yoga practitioner/teacher, influenced by the Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Anusara styles of Hatha yoga, and drawing from his devotional experience in Bhakti yoga. He travels widely, sharing his love for yoga.

The Breath as a Tool of Transition: Yoga in our Daily Life

May 05 - 10, 2019 Begins in 2 weeks
with Thomas Michael Fortel

The long, slow, conscious breath has the ability to stabilize and quiet the fluctuations of the mind. Concurrently, the breath can act as a medium through which we are able to connect to the formless dimension of being, to the invisible realms of spirit and soul. Whether we are in the yoga room, changing jobs, or dealing with a shadow facet of ourselves, the conscious breath can serve as an amazing tool of transition—it can calm us down in the corridors of change.

Details

Yoga Practice: Refining and Magnifying Body, Mind and Spirit

Aug 30 - Sep 01, 2019 Begins in 4 months
with Thomas Michael Fortel

One of the fundamental tenets of yoga philosophy is that every human being is, at the core, an expression of divine light and love. The yogis refer to this as the Supreme Self or Inner Self. Many of us glimpse this from time to time, yet a primary focus of our journey is to honestly address the physical, mental and emotional heaviness which covers up our inner luminosity. This is a necessary paradigm shift as we move into a fuller expression of our true nature.

Details

Learn

We offer a rich and varied integral learning environment devoted to cultivating deep change in self and society.

Explore

Experience twenty-seven acres of Pacific coastline paradise.

Visit

Choose your adventure: workshops, bodywork, retreats and more.

Give

Make a difference and leave a legacy by becoming a Friend of Esalen.

About

A global network of seekers devoted to the belief that we are all capable of the extraordinary.

Campus Renewal

Join us on the journey of Renewal.