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Radical Aliveness in COVID Times
June 7–11, 2021
June 7–11, 2021
Ann Bradney

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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We are in unprecedented times. The world is calling for us to listen, and to change. For us to be radically alive. 

When you are radically alive, you are fearless. You are prepared for anything you might learn about yourself or about others. You are fully creative and able to navigate life in all its possibilities. You become a force of nature, a presence that helps life’s greatest potential to emerge.

In this 5-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn and work from the Principles of Radical Aliveness
  • Discover the power and wisdom of your deepest feelings
  • Explore relating to others in Radically alive ways
  • Work with conflict and differences as a pathway to deeper knowing of yourself and others
  • Take risks that allow new energy and awareness into your life
  • Use this laboratory to practice being in life in all of its complexity

The RA process may be unlike any work you have done before, demanding courage, committed engagement with others, and a strong desire to discover and develop yourself in an accelerated, intense timeframe and setting. In this precious time and space, we'll unearth the feelings that keep us from living fully, so we can understand and integrate them. Differences and conflicts become doorways to our deepest presence, and we can live the life we long for in ways that create healing.

This will be a socially distanced, indoor/outdoor, non-touching, radically transformative workshop. Radical Aliveness was made for these times. Come, let’s create a new world together.

Due to the nature of this work, an interview is required if you have not experienced it before. Please contact christina@radicalaliveness.org.

Come prepared for adventure! Due to social-distancing requirements and in accordance with Monterey County and California state guidance, Esalen will be hosting all workshops and open classes in some indoor space, modified indoor-outdoor spaces, covered outdoor spaces, and outdoors. Please come prepared with warm, layered clothing, as well as wet weather gear in case Mother Nature blesses us with rain during your stay. Workshops will be held in a covered space with heaters, and may move back and forth from outdoor spaces into covered/indoor spaces.

Learn more about the requirements to receive continuing education credit.

Lead photo:
Ann Bradney

Ann Bradney

Ann Bradney, CPRA, is the founder and director of the Radical Aliveness Institute. The Radical Aliveness model is a distinct approach to working with groups and individuals that addresses healing on the personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

Read More

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Workshop Schedule











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

Standard Single Occupancy : $3220.00

Standard Room : $4220.00

Standard Room Two Beds : $4220.00

Premium Room : $4595.00

Premium Plus Room : $6220.00

Point House Suite : $8220.00

Point House Plus Suite : $9220.00

Ann Bradney

June 7–11, 2021
Register Now

We are in unprecedented times. The world is calling for us to listen, and to change. For us to be radically alive. 

When you are radically alive, you are fearless. You are prepared for anything you might learn about yourself or about others. You are fully creative and able to navigate life in all its possibilities. You become a force of nature, a presence that helps life’s greatest potential to emerge.

In this 5-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn and work from the Principles of Radical Aliveness
  • Discover the power and wisdom of your deepest feelings
  • Explore relating to others in Radically alive ways
  • Work with conflict and differences as a pathway to deeper knowing of yourself and others
  • Take risks that allow new energy and awareness into your life
  • Use this laboratory to practice being in life in all of its complexity

The RA process may be unlike any work you have done before, demanding courage, committed engagement with others, and a strong desire to discover and develop yourself in an accelerated, intense timeframe and setting. In this precious time and space, we'll unearth the feelings that keep us from living fully, so we can understand and integrate them. Differences and conflicts become doorways to our deepest presence, and we can live the life we long for in ways that create healing.

This will be a socially distanced, indoor/outdoor, non-touching, radically transformative workshop. Radical Aliveness was made for these times. Come, let’s create a new world together.

Due to the nature of this work, an interview is required if you have not experienced it before. Please contact christina@radicalaliveness.org.

Come prepared for adventure! Due to social-distancing requirements and in accordance with Monterey County and California state guidance, Esalen will be hosting all workshops and open classes in some indoor space, modified indoor-outdoor spaces, covered outdoor spaces, and outdoors. Please come prepared with warm, layered clothing, as well as wet weather gear in case Mother Nature blesses us with rain during your stay. Workshops will be held in a covered space with heaters, and may move back and forth from outdoor spaces into covered/indoor spaces.

Learn more about the requirements to receive continuing education credit.

Lead photo:
Ann Bradney

Ann Bradney, CPRA, is the founder and director of the Radical Aliveness Institute. The Radical Aliveness model is a distinct approach to working with groups and individuals that addresses healing on the personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

Read More

Workshop Schedule











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

Standard Single Occupancy : $3220.00

Standard Room : $4220.00

Standard Room Two Beds : $4220.00

Premium Room : $4595.00

Premium Plus Room : $6220.00

Point House Suite : $8220.00

Point House Plus Suite : $9220.00

We are in unprecedented times. The world is calling for us to listen, and to change. For us to be radically alive. 

When you are radically alive, you are fearless. You are prepared for anything you might learn about yourself or about others. You are fully creative and able to navigate life in all its possibilities. You become a force of nature, a presence that helps life’s greatest potential to emerge.

In this 5-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn and work from the Principles of Radical Aliveness
  • Discover the power and wisdom of your deepest feelings
  • Explore relating to others in Radically alive ways
  • Work with conflict and differences as a pathway to deeper knowing of yourself and others
  • Take risks that allow new energy and awareness into your life
  • Use this laboratory to practice being in life in all of its complexity

The RA process may be unlike any work you have done before, demanding courage, committed engagement with others, and a strong desire to discover and develop yourself in an accelerated, intense timeframe and setting. In this precious time and space, we'll unearth the feelings that keep us from living fully, so we can understand and integrate them. Differences and conflicts become doorways to our deepest presence, and we can live the life we long for in ways that create healing.

This will be a socially distanced, indoor/outdoor, non-touching, radically transformative workshop. Radical Aliveness was made for these times. Come, let’s create a new world together.

Due to the nature of this work, an interview is required if you have not experienced it before. Please contact christina@radicalaliveness.org.

Come prepared for adventure! Due to social-distancing requirements and in accordance with Monterey County and California state guidance, Esalen will be hosting all workshops and open classes in some indoor space, modified indoor-outdoor spaces, covered outdoor spaces, and outdoors. Please come prepared with warm, layered clothing, as well as wet weather gear in case Mother Nature blesses us with rain during your stay. Workshops will be held in a covered space with heaters, and may move back and forth from outdoor spaces into covered/indoor spaces.

Choose Your Path

Workshop Schedule











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

Standard Single Occupancy : $3220.00

Standard Room : $4220.00

Standard Room Two Beds : $4220.00

Premium Room : $4595.00

Premium Plus Room : $6220.00

Point House Suite : $8220.00

Point House Plus Suite : $9220.00