Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
New Workshops Contemplate Liberation for All and the Art of Futuremaking
Upcoming Workshops and Events

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER WORKSHOPS

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.)

“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

Esalen Team

New Workshops Contemplate Liberation for All and the Art of Futuremaking

About

Esalen Team

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Upcoming Workshops and Events

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER WORKSHOPS

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.)

“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

Esalen Team

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