Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
New Tanks, Tees & Sweatshirts Pop Up By Popular Demand
Category:
Body
Esalen Summer Capsule Collection of new tees, tanks, and sweatshirts with Esalen logo

The Esalen summer goes like this: weeks of cloudy 70 degree days, with night time lows dipping in the high 50’s. Or, weeks of beaming sun during an 80+ degree day with little relief at night. The answer? Bring layers when visiting Big Sur as the weather shifts and changes with the mood of this beautiful land. I curated the new, impromptu Summer Capsule Collection with multiple silhouettes and options, so you can choose to layer your way.

However, that wasn’t in the plan a few months ago.

A Good Problem

As the buyer for the Esalen store on campus and online, I waited with anticipation, after the arrival of our first Spring collection. Would these items be of interest to you, our supporters and guests? Would they measure up to my personal expectations? Would the land welcome their presence? 

I didn’t have long to wait for the answers.You showed the acceptance and love of this collection with robust sales in just the first few hours. I was completely humbled, honored and filled with gratitude. Then, my panic took hold. 

It’s a good problem to have when items sell out. I’ve heard this sentiment my entire career, and yes, in theory, it’s a truthful statement. We’ve done something right if everything sells out. However, when styles go quickly, there should be a replenishment plan, so no one is without something they adore or wish to purchase to remember their experience at Esalen.

My initial plan was to have our next collection debut in the Fall. I had no idea our clothing styles would do so well. This meant only one thing: we needed more! I immediately began working on our “Summer Capsule Collection.”

Esalen Men’s Keeper T-Shirt in Vintage Navy

New Gear: Playful & Classic 

My objective was to create playful yet classic designs within our selected tanks, t-shirts and sweatshirts. From vintage to modern, new tanks feature our mission of “Human Potential,” and t-shirts are designed to leave room for interpretation while showcasing our Esalen logo. Sweatshirts are specifically designed for women featuring unique color combinations and logo placements. Men’s t-shirts are so soft and cozy they will, no doubt, turn into a wardrobe staple.

Esalen Women’s Throwback Sweatshirt logo close up in Red/PInk

There are washed navys with tonal midnight navy logos and faded greens with pale blue or white fonts. You’ll see creams and whites with dusty grey imaging and faded red with a fuschia pink vintage vibe Esalen logo. Color combinations have always been a favorite piece of product development for me. I chose to incorporate tonal and pops of color in the design aspect while keeping our silhouettes (or styles) time-honored.

Gratitude and Giving Back

Our new collection has been available for only a few days and is already beating expectations. For this, we owe you an enormous amount of gratitude and thanks. My first priority is to be of service to this land by bringing beauty into the store and online through my product choices and so each one of you can take an item from Esalen, feeling love and belonging. Thank you again, for without all of you this collection would not be possible.

Remember, when you make a purchase through our online or retail store you are supporting Esalen. All purchase dollars go back into the care of this astonishing land. Find our new Summer Merchandise and other products in our online store and bring Esalen home.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?

About

Heather Martin

Heather Martin is the Buyer and Visual Merchandiser for Esalen’s retail and online space. As a certified Reiki Master Teacher with experience in many facets of retail, Heather layers her ability to create beautiful spaces with her love of wellness.

New Tanks, Tees & Sweatshirts Pop Up By Popular Demand

About

Heather Martin

Heather Martin is the Buyer and Visual Merchandiser for Esalen’s retail and online space. As a certified Reiki Master Teacher with experience in many facets of retail, Heather layers her ability to create beautiful spaces with her love of wellness.

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Category:
Body
Esalen Summer Capsule Collection of new tees, tanks, and sweatshirts with Esalen logo

The Esalen summer goes like this: weeks of cloudy 70 degree days, with night time lows dipping in the high 50’s. Or, weeks of beaming sun during an 80+ degree day with little relief at night. The answer? Bring layers when visiting Big Sur as the weather shifts and changes with the mood of this beautiful land. I curated the new, impromptu Summer Capsule Collection with multiple silhouettes and options, so you can choose to layer your way.

However, that wasn’t in the plan a few months ago.

A Good Problem

As the buyer for the Esalen store on campus and online, I waited with anticipation, after the arrival of our first Spring collection. Would these items be of interest to you, our supporters and guests? Would they measure up to my personal expectations? Would the land welcome their presence? 

I didn’t have long to wait for the answers.You showed the acceptance and love of this collection with robust sales in just the first few hours. I was completely humbled, honored and filled with gratitude. Then, my panic took hold. 

It’s a good problem to have when items sell out. I’ve heard this sentiment my entire career, and yes, in theory, it’s a truthful statement. We’ve done something right if everything sells out. However, when styles go quickly, there should be a replenishment plan, so no one is without something they adore or wish to purchase to remember their experience at Esalen.

My initial plan was to have our next collection debut in the Fall. I had no idea our clothing styles would do so well. This meant only one thing: we needed more! I immediately began working on our “Summer Capsule Collection.”

Esalen Men’s Keeper T-Shirt in Vintage Navy

New Gear: Playful & Classic 

My objective was to create playful yet classic designs within our selected tanks, t-shirts and sweatshirts. From vintage to modern, new tanks feature our mission of “Human Potential,” and t-shirts are designed to leave room for interpretation while showcasing our Esalen logo. Sweatshirts are specifically designed for women featuring unique color combinations and logo placements. Men’s t-shirts are so soft and cozy they will, no doubt, turn into a wardrobe staple.

Esalen Women’s Throwback Sweatshirt logo close up in Red/PInk

There are washed navys with tonal midnight navy logos and faded greens with pale blue or white fonts. You’ll see creams and whites with dusty grey imaging and faded red with a fuschia pink vintage vibe Esalen logo. Color combinations have always been a favorite piece of product development for me. I chose to incorporate tonal and pops of color in the design aspect while keeping our silhouettes (or styles) time-honored.

Gratitude and Giving Back

Our new collection has been available for only a few days and is already beating expectations. For this, we owe you an enormous amount of gratitude and thanks. My first priority is to be of service to this land by bringing beauty into the store and online through my product choices and so each one of you can take an item from Esalen, feeling love and belonging. Thank you again, for without all of you this collection would not be possible.

Remember, when you make a purchase through our online or retail store you are supporting Esalen. All purchase dollars go back into the care of this astonishing land. Find our new Summer Merchandise and other products in our online store and bring Esalen home.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?

About

Heather Martin

Heather Martin is the Buyer and Visual Merchandiser for Esalen’s retail and online space. As a certified Reiki Master Teacher with experience in many facets of retail, Heather layers her ability to create beautiful spaces with her love of wellness.

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