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Source to Screen: Accessing, Manifesting, and Transmitting Great Ideas
June 20–24, 2022
June 20–24, 2022
with Paola di Florio and Peter Rader

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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Source to Screen (S2S) is an immersive week-long lab for creators of all kinds — writers, inventors, filmmakers, musicians, entrepreneurs — anyone who wishes to integrate their spirituality and creativity in order to tap into the deepest source of inspiration and higher intelligence as they bring guided work into the world.

In the words of Carl Jung: “People don’t have ideas. Ideas have people.” Breaking down this process of allowing into three stages (Creation, Manifestation, and Transmission), we walk these steps together, in an impactful, sacred process designed for cohesion, connection, incubation, and transformation.

We live in a world of great distraction that doesn’t exactly encourage deep listening. However, it’s not only possible but urgent for us to reverse those outer-facing sensory “searchlights” and go inwards. When you dive into the field of all possibilities, ideas surprisingly find you with a very specific intention. As you attune to that purpose, you gain discernment, direction, momentum, and flow.

Over the course of five days, you’ll face the “demons” that get in the way of bringing meaningful work into the world, including inertia, ego, outer blocks, and inner resistance. You will discover how obstacles can offer an invitation to pivot. You’ll realize that finding your audience/customers early in your process develops organic, sustainable partnerships, growth, and co-creation.

In S2S, you’ll be guided through:

  • Nonlinear Brainstorming to invite new and deeper relationships to ideas
  • Hotseats and Breakouts to foster vulnerability and creative risk-taking
  • Kinetic Creation (yoga, meditation, energy balancing) to increase attunement
  • Radical Pivots and Adaptivity to meet obstacles with poise and intelligence
  • Case Studies

Employing timeless principles from Vedic philosophy, S2S uses nonlinear brainstorming to deepen our inspiration, along with experiential exercises. You will do yoga, breathwork, meditation, and movement to tap into the matrix of your creative capacity. You’ll recalibrate intentions and goals. Every step of the lab contains practical solutions to push through whatever is in your way.

The lab is open (by application) to creators of all levels. You can attend either as an “incubator” with a specific project or idea that you want to workshop, or as an “observer/participant” gleaning knowledge about Conscious Creation by watching the process unfold and also participating in that unfolding. In either case, you must submit a one-page application describing your background and creative goals. If you have a project that you’re bringing to the lab, please describe it in one paragraph, tell us where you are with it, and where you want to take it from here.

See what others are saying, or if you're ready, apply now.

Learn more about the requirements to receive continuing education credit.

Lead photo:
Paola di Florio

Paola di Florio

Paola di Florio, founder of Counterpoint Films, is an Oscar, Emmy and Sundance Jury Prize-nominated writer, director and producer. A Kriya Yoga practitioner and NYU graduate, she is certified in vinyasa, kundalini, and in pranic healing.

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Peter Rader

Peter Rader

Peter Rader, has worked as a film and television writer/producer, author and ghostwriter for 30 years. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and is accomplished in a broad range of fields, including music and photography

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fri 9:30 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 Paola di Florio and Peter Rader

June 20–24, 2022
Register Now

Source to Screen (S2S) is an immersive week-long lab for creators of all kinds — writers, inventors, filmmakers, musicians, entrepreneurs — anyone who wishes to integrate their spirituality and creativity in order to tap into the deepest source of inspiration and higher intelligence as they bring guided work into the world.

In the words of Carl Jung: “People don’t have ideas. Ideas have people.” Breaking down this process of allowing into three stages (Creation, Manifestation, and Transmission), we walk these steps together, in an impactful, sacred process designed for cohesion, connection, incubation, and transformation.

We live in a world of great distraction that doesn’t exactly encourage deep listening. However, it’s not only possible but urgent for us to reverse those outer-facing sensory “searchlights” and go inwards. When you dive into the field of all possibilities, ideas surprisingly find you with a very specific intention. As you attune to that purpose, you gain discernment, direction, momentum, and flow.

Over the course of five days, you’ll face the “demons” that get in the way of bringing meaningful work into the world, including inertia, ego, outer blocks, and inner resistance. You will discover how obstacles can offer an invitation to pivot. You’ll realize that finding your audience/customers early in your process develops organic, sustainable partnerships, growth, and co-creation.

In S2S, you’ll be guided through:

  • Nonlinear Brainstorming to invite new and deeper relationships to ideas
  • Hotseats and Breakouts to foster vulnerability and creative risk-taking
  • Kinetic Creation (yoga, meditation, energy balancing) to increase attunement
  • Radical Pivots and Adaptivity to meet obstacles with poise and intelligence
  • Case Studies

Employing timeless principles from Vedic philosophy, S2S uses nonlinear brainstorming to deepen our inspiration, along with experiential exercises. You will do yoga, breathwork, meditation, and movement to tap into the matrix of your creative capacity. You’ll recalibrate intentions and goals. Every step of the lab contains practical solutions to push through whatever is in your way.

The lab is open (by application) to creators of all levels. You can attend either as an “incubator” with a specific project or idea that you want to workshop, or as an “observer/participant” gleaning knowledge about Conscious Creation by watching the process unfold and also participating in that unfolding. In either case, you must submit a one-page application describing your background and creative goals. If you have a project that you’re bringing to the lab, please describe it in one paragraph, tell us where you are with it, and where you want to take it from here.

See what others are saying, or if you're ready, apply now.

Learn more about the requirements to receive continuing education credit.

Lead photo:
Paola di Florio

Paola di Florio, founder of Counterpoint Films, is an Oscar, Emmy and Sundance Jury Prize-nominated writer, director and producer. A Kriya Yoga practitioner and NYU graduate, she is certified in vinyasa, kundalini, and in pranic healing.

Read More

Peter Rader

Peter Rader, has worked as a film and television writer/producer, author and ghostwriter for 30 years. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and is accomplished in a broad range of fields, including music and photography

Read More

Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fri 9:30 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 Paola di Florio and Peter Rader

June 20–24, 2022
Choose Your Path

Source to Screen (S2S) is an immersive week-long lab for creators of all kinds — writers, inventors, filmmakers, musicians, entrepreneurs — anyone who wishes to integrate their spirituality and creativity in order to tap into the deepest source of inspiration and higher intelligence as they bring guided work into the world.

In the words of Carl Jung: “People don’t have ideas. Ideas have people.” Breaking down this process of allowing into three stages (Creation, Manifestation, and Transmission), we walk these steps together, in an impactful, sacred process designed for cohesion, connection, incubation, and transformation.

We live in a world of great distraction that doesn’t exactly encourage deep listening. However, it’s not only possible but urgent for us to reverse those outer-facing sensory “searchlights” and go inwards. When you dive into the field of all possibilities, ideas surprisingly find you with a very specific intention. As you attune to that purpose, you gain discernment, direction, momentum, and flow.

Over the course of five days, you’ll face the “demons” that get in the way of bringing meaningful work into the world, including inertia, ego, outer blocks, and inner resistance. You will discover how obstacles can offer an invitation to pivot. You’ll realize that finding your audience/customers early in your process develops organic, sustainable partnerships, growth, and co-creation.

In S2S, you’ll be guided through:

  • Nonlinear Brainstorming to invite new and deeper relationships to ideas
  • Hotseats and Breakouts to foster vulnerability and creative risk-taking
  • Kinetic Creation (yoga, meditation, energy balancing) to increase attunement
  • Radical Pivots and Adaptivity to meet obstacles with poise and intelligence
  • Case Studies

Employing timeless principles from Vedic philosophy, S2S uses nonlinear brainstorming to deepen our inspiration, along with experiential exercises. You will do yoga, breathwork, meditation, and movement to tap into the matrix of your creative capacity. You’ll recalibrate intentions and goals. Every step of the lab contains practical solutions to push through whatever is in your way.

The lab is open (by application) to creators of all levels. You can attend either as an “incubator” with a specific project or idea that you want to workshop, or as an “observer/participant” gleaning knowledge about Conscious Creation by watching the process unfold and also participating in that unfolding. In either case, you must submit a one-page application describing your background and creative goals. If you have a project that you’re bringing to the lab, please describe it in one paragraph, tell us where you are with it, and where you want to take it from here.

See what others are saying, or if you're ready, apply now.

Choose Your Path

Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fri 9:30 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