“What a blessing to take time away from our daily schedules and allow ourselves to relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate life in the sacred land of Esalen,” Charu writes. “We will gather in a sacred healing circle for yoga, meditation, reflection, renewal, soaking in the healing baths, walking on Esalen property, and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit. Before you step into the swirl of the holidays this year, give yourself the gift of looking within.
“Gratitude opens our hearts, and we can immediately experience easiness and the joy of being alive. We will use yoga as a path to gratitude. Asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breath), restorative poses, and meditation will be our support and guidance throughout this special week. One breath at a time, one asana at a time, we can let go of old beliefs and allow the raw freshness of the present moment to awaken us. Being in a state of gratitude is an antidote to negativity and other ways we block ourselves from enjoying life. Please bring a yoga mat.”
There will be a celebratory Thanksgiving dinner in the Esalen Lodge.