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The Dance Between Consciousness and Form: An Experiential Journey in Non-Duality
July 17–21, 2023
July 17–21, 2023
Gitanjali Hemp and Niralli D’Costa

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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Join us in the dance between consciousness and form as we explore the love and play between Shiva and Shakti in our own embodied experience. You’ll be led through an intentionally curated arc of movement and dance exploration, energy transmission teachings, meditations, relational play, land-based practices, and rituals to reunite you with your inner beloved. Held by the Esalen lands and guided by sisters Gitanjali and Niralli, who carry the ancient wisdom streams of their Indian ancestors as a living transmission.

Come experience a sea of spaciousness and emerge renewed in the radiant magnificence of your being. With the new moon, nourishing daily practices, community connections, and the land as our allies, we’ll be woven into the tapestry of creation. By remembering our belonging in this way, we can return to the world, creating in generative and emergent ways that are in service to the whole.

Our days will flow with rich experiential practices, delicious meals, rest, and starlit soaks in Esalen’s healing baths. No matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual path, join us in this love affair with all creation as we dance in devotion to the beauty and miracle of life and being.

Learn more about the requirements to receive continuing education credit.

Lead photo:
Ali Kaukas
Gitanjali Hemp

Gitanjali Hemp

Gitanjali Hemp is a master energy healer, mystic, teacher, writer, mother, and the founder of Syntara System, a deeply integrative, evolutionary energy healing and awareness modality. It is her great joy to bring this life and world-changing work to you.

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Niralli D'Costa

Niralli D'Costa

Niralli D’Costa, LMFT, MA, Is a holistic psychotherapist, professor, and facilitator of transformative explorations in consciousness. Niralli teaches on themes of social justice, embodied spiritual practice, and reweaving our human relationship with the natural world at a range of institutions.

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Workshop Schedule

Monday
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm *How to Drop Into Esalen*
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday
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

Gitanjali Hemp and Niralli D’Costa

July 17–21, 2023
Register Now

Join us in the dance between consciousness and form as we explore the love and play between Shiva and Shakti in our own embodied experience. You’ll be led through an intentionally curated arc of movement and dance exploration, energy transmission teachings, meditations, relational play, land-based practices, and rituals to reunite you with your inner beloved. Held by the Esalen lands and guided by sisters Gitanjali and Niralli, who carry the ancient wisdom streams of their Indian ancestors as a living transmission.

Come experience a sea of spaciousness and emerge renewed in the radiant magnificence of your being. With the new moon, nourishing daily practices, community connections, and the land as our allies, we’ll be woven into the tapestry of creation. By remembering our belonging in this way, we can return to the world, creating in generative and emergent ways that are in service to the whole.

Our days will flow with rich experiential practices, delicious meals, rest, and starlit soaks in Esalen’s healing baths. No matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual path, join us in this love affair with all creation as we dance in devotion to the beauty and miracle of life and being.

Learn more about the requirements to receive continuing education credit.

Lead photo:
Ali Kaukas
Gitanjali Hemp

Gitanjali Hemp is a master energy healer, mystic, teacher, writer, mother, and the founder of Syntara System, a deeply integrative, evolutionary energy healing and awareness modality. It is her great joy to bring this life and world-changing work to you.

Read More

Niralli D'Costa

Niralli D’Costa, LMFT, MA, Is a holistic psychotherapist, professor, and facilitator of transformative explorations in consciousness. Niralli teaches on themes of social justice, embodied spiritual practice, and reweaving our human relationship with the natural world at a range of institutions.

Read More

Workshop Schedule

Monday
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm *How to Drop Into Esalen*
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday
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