Effective October 29, 2021 in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all public indoor spaces on campus if the county is still in high or substantial levels of transmission. This guidance includes people who are vaccinated. Please review our updated COVID safety guidelines.

Ways to Visit
Attend a Workshop

Stay on campus for a weekend or week-long course taught by our faculty.

Find a Program
Self-Guided Explorations

Join us for a lightly-structured week and find nourishment for body, mind, and spirit.

Book Your Dates

Our workshops are led by visiting faculty who represent a spectrum of disciplines, experiences, and perspectives. Done in a group setting, the workshops are designed to support you in the challenging work of self exploration. Scholarships are available for those who need extra financial help coming to Esalen. Learn more here.

Our Self-Guided Explorations programs are designed for those who wish to do their internal work outside of a group setting in a slightly less structured program held by an Esalen staff member or a visiting teacher. Scholarships are also available to those who choose this option.

More Ways to Visit
Live Extended Educational Programming (LEEP)

Be part of a cohort of learners on campus for a month, exploring a particular topic and serving in the community.

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Public Night Bathing

Experience the hot springs from 1:00 am – 3:00 am, even if you're not staying at Esalen. Reservations are required.

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Massage Pass

If you're not staying at Esalen, you can still reserve a massage and enjoy time in the hot springs before and after your treatment.

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Join Our Community
Work at Esalen

Esalen isn’t just a place to work, it’s an invitation to help change the world. We offer generous benefits packages and competitive pay.

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Teach at Esalen

Are you an innovative and dynamic teacher? Does your work align with Esalen’s mission? We accept workshop proposals on an ongoing basis.

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Create at Esalen

Apply to be an Artist in Residence, and be supported for a month on campus to develop your work immersed in the inspiring beauty of Big Sur.

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