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Love Thy Nature: Forest Bathing for Homecoming and Belonging
October 11–15, 2021
October 11–15, 2021
with Sylvie Rokab

Please note: On Wednesday September 20, online registration may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes while system maintenance is performed. If the 'Register Now' page does not load, please wait about 15 minutes and try again.

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What if you could heal suffering and thrive by mending your separation from nature? By combining the ancient practices of Forest Bathing and Mindfulness with the latest findings in neuroscience, this program will guide you to step into a practice of embodiment. Release old patterns of unworthiness, and learn simple and powerful daily practices to open your heart to yourself, your loved ones, and all existence

Love Thy Nature director Sylvie Rokab welcomes you Monday night and takes you through one of the most inspiring revelation of our times: how Western science is finally uncovering what Indigenous and Wisdom Traditions have been expressing for millennia: every cell of our bodies, every thought in our brain, every beat of our heart are all extensions of this natural living field that cradles our spirit. By learning to commune with this field, you can access the wisdom, love, wonder, soul, creativity, joy, freedom that can only be found in relationship with nature.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sylvie will guide you on a wilderness excursion at Julia Pfeiffer State Park.

Learn more about the requirements to receive continuing education credit.

Lead photo:
Sylvie Rokab

Sylvie Rokab

Passionate about healing people, the collective, and the world, Sylvie offers powerful tools that help participants access the wellness, wonder, and wisdom that can only be found with nature. She is a certified mindfulness teacher, nature-therapy guide, and Emmy-nominated filmmaker.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Thu 10:00 am –12:00 pm
Wed 9:30 am –12:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tue, Thu 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summer Groovers will experience Esalen in a format similar to our Self Guided Explorations workshops. Each Summer Groove week or weekend will open and close with a circle, and be filled with festive, nostalgic activities that harken back to those days of yore.

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Please note: On Wednesday September 20, online registration may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes while system maintenance is performed. If the 'Register Now' page does not load, please wait about 15 minutes and try again.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive tuition that includes lodging, three meals per day, access to the baths, and all activities on the Summer Groove schedule.

We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

First, sign up and pay tuition directly to

Second, click Book Accommodations from this page and enter the password to complete your reservation to stay at Esalen.

Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

As of June 30, 2023 we no longer require a negative COVID test at the time of check in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

All-inclusive Pricing

with Sylvie Rokab

October 11–15, 2021
Register Now

What if you could heal suffering and thrive by mending your separation from nature? By combining the ancient practices of Forest Bathing and Mindfulness with the latest findings in neuroscience, this program will guide you to step into a practice of embodiment. Release old patterns of unworthiness, and learn simple and powerful daily practices to open your heart to yourself, your loved ones, and all existence

Love Thy Nature director Sylvie Rokab welcomes you Monday night and takes you through one of the most inspiring revelation of our times: how Western science is finally uncovering what Indigenous and Wisdom Traditions have been expressing for millennia: every cell of our bodies, every thought in our brain, every beat of our heart are all extensions of this natural living field that cradles our spirit. By learning to commune with this field, you can access the wisdom, love, wonder, soul, creativity, joy, freedom that can only be found in relationship with nature.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sylvie will guide you on a wilderness excursion at Julia Pfeiffer State Park.

Learn more about the requirements to receive continuing education credit.

Lead photo:
Sylvie Rokab

Passionate about healing people, the collective, and the world, Sylvie offers powerful tools that help participants access the wellness, wonder, and wisdom that can only be found with nature. She is a certified mindfulness teacher, nature-therapy guide, and Emmy-nominated filmmaker.

Read More

Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Thu 10:00 am –12:00 pm
Wed 9:30 am –12:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tue, Thu 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summer Groovers will experience Esalen in a format similar to our Self Guided Explorations workshops. Each Summer Groove week or weekend will open and close with a circle, and be filled with festive, nostalgic activities that harken back to those days of yore.

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive tuition that includes lodging, three meals per day, access to the baths, and all activities on the Summer Groove schedule.

We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

First, sign up and pay tuition directly to

Second, click Book Accommodations from this page and enter the password to complete your reservation to stay at Esalen.

Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

As of June 30, 2023 we no longer require a negative COVID test at the time of check in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

All-inclusive Pricing

with Sylvie Rokab

October 11–15, 2021
Choose Your Path

What if you could heal suffering and thrive by mending your separation from nature? By combining the ancient practices of Forest Bathing and Mindfulness with the latest findings in neuroscience, this program will guide you to step into a practice of embodiment. Release old patterns of unworthiness, and learn simple and powerful daily practices to open your heart to yourself, your loved ones, and all existence

Love Thy Nature director Sylvie Rokab welcomes you Monday night and takes you through one of the most inspiring revelation of our times: how Western science is finally uncovering what Indigenous and Wisdom Traditions have been expressing for millennia: every cell of our bodies, every thought in our brain, every beat of our heart are all extensions of this natural living field that cradles our spirit. By learning to commune with this field, you can access the wisdom, love, wonder, soul, creativity, joy, freedom that can only be found in relationship with nature.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sylvie will guide you on a wilderness excursion at Julia Pfeiffer State Park.

Choose Your Path

Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Thu 10:00 am –12:00 pm
Wed 9:30 am –12:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tue, Thu 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summer Groovers will experience Esalen in a format similar to our Self Guided Explorations workshops. Each Summer Groove week or weekend will open and close with a circle, and be filled with festive, nostalgic activities that harken back to those days of yore.

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive tuition that includes lodging, three meals per day, access to the baths, and all activities on the Summer Groove schedule.

We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

First, sign up and pay tuition directly to

Second, click Book Accommodations from this page and enter the password to complete your reservation to stay at Esalen.

Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

As of June 30, 2023 we no longer require a negative COVID test at the time of check in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

All-inclusive Pricing