Esalen Institute is open!

However, Highway 1 south of Esalen is closed indefinitely. Don't let this stop you — there are other routes to reach us. Please review these alternate route driving directions and allow for a little extra travel time while on your transformational and healing journey.

We look forward to welcoming you to Esalen.


The Esalen Journal

Our blog is a destination for storytelling that encompasses everything from inspiring conversations with cultural luminaries and Esalen instructors to timely news announcements, new opportunities, book recommendations, and soul-nurturing recipes from our kitchen.

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Voices of Esalen Podcast

The Voices of Esalen podcast features in-depth interviews with the dynamic teachers and thinkers on the leading edge of new ways of thinking and being in the world.  Hosted by Sam Stern, past guests include Cheryl Strayed, Michael Pollan, Dr. Kamilah Majied, Dr. Han Ren, Stan Grof, Esalen co-founder Michael Murphy and many more.

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Esalen Video

Short videos tell the story of Esalen past, present, and future, and include interviews with Esalen faculty.

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Past Episodes:
Stacia Butterfield: Holotropic Breathwork's Unique Power
May 1, 2023
Katy Bowman: Rethink Your Position
April 17, 2023
Dr. Andrew Weil's 1985 Lecture at Esalen on Psychedelic Drugs (MDMA, Peyote, Marijuana)
March 30, 2023
Deborah Eden Tull: Shadow Work, Limiting Beliefs, and Luminous Darkness
March 16, 2023