Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
What's Happening at Esalen? New Workshops Contemplate Liberation for All and the Art of Futuremaking
Upcoming Workshops and Events


Here’s  a complete list of workshops and events that are currently open for registration. Check the Journal every other Monday to see the latest additions to the schedule!

  • Yoga for the Here and Now, September 6-10: Join Ulrika Engman, founder of Yoga Journeys, for this five-day yoga workshop. Step into the safety of your own skin, and choose to make living in the body more enjoyable. Each day, a new process will be activated by Ulrika’s invitation to stay curious. You’ll  learn how to practice yoga to cultivate an inner glow and find movements that replenish the body’s vibrant energy flow. Ulrika will also be leading a second, weekend workshop, September 10-12, Stoking the Energetic Fire: Yoga for the Inner Glow. RSVP to join Ulrika on Esalen Live! here.
  • Cultivating Authentic Happiness, September 13-17: There’s no “Your Mind: A User’s Manual” class in our country’s educational curriculum. Left to its own devices, your mind’s autopilot function may not lead you to the most enlightening destinations. Ira Israel returns to lead this provocative five-day workshop to share a powerful, comprehensive, step-by-step path to recognizing your “way of being” in the world – who you became in order to survive your childhood – and inspire you to transcend it. You will be taught scientifically-proven tools to help you stay at the highest range of your happiness spectrum. Read more about this spectrum in an Insights with Ira on our Journal.
  • The Next You: The Art of Futuremaking, September 24-26: Whether the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged you, allowed you a “great pause,” disconnected you from others, or thrown your life off course (or all of the above), you have the opportunity to reorient and craft the Next You. Meet your future self. Cassandra Vieten returns to helm this three-day workshop where you will engage in futuremaking experiences. Talks will spark insights, and group discussions will ground your learning, whileguided imagery, meditation, and creative processes will connect you with your deeper wisdom.Movement and deep engagement with the beauty of Esalen will renew your spirit. Learn more from Cassi Vieten in our Voices of Esalen podcast or on Esalen Live!
  • Role Mate to Soul Mate: The Art and Discipline of Love, October 1–3: Join thought leader and prolific author Warren Farrell for a workshop designed to help couples communicate more effectively and connect more profoundly via a series of exercises designed to deepen your love. (Note: For this course, a couple could be any two people with a history who desire a better future.)

If you still haven’t made your plans for August or early September, the following workshops are still open for enrollment. 

 We hope to welcome you to Big Sur or see you online soon.

(And if you’ve always wanted to visit Esalen but haven’t been able to find the room in your budget: did you know about our scholarship program? Because money should never be a barrier to growth.)


Esalen Team