The Next You: The Art of Futuremaking
September 24–26, 2021
September 24, 2021
September 26, 2021
with Cassandra Vieten
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“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. The activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.” – John Scharr

Whether the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged you, allowed you a “great pause,” disconnected you from others, or thrown your life off course (or all of the above!) you now have the opportunity to reorient and craft the Next You. Meet your future self.

What innate potential lies dormant within you? What dreams are yearning to be expressed? What does it look like to come fully alive, to live fully integrated and embodied? While tapping into the transformational power of imagination and intention, this workshop focuses on creating a robust, loving relationship to your future self who will help you pivot the direction of your life toward your heart’s vision.  We will learn how to communicate with and embody your future self while mapping out the new terrain of your life in a process we call futuremaking. Along with the science of imagination, transformation, futuremaking and hope — you’ll chart a course for your next chapter. Your future self is calling you!

Join us for a three-day workshop where we will engage in futuremaking experiences: talks will spark insights, small and large group discussions will ground learning, guided imagery, meditation, and creative processes will connect you with your deeper wisdom, and movement and deep engagement with the beauty of Esalen will renew your spirit.

As we weave together cutting-edge science with deep experiential practices and rich connection with kindred spirits, you’ll be headed not back to normal, or even a “new normal,” but into a new extraordinary.

Recommended Reading: Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice, by Marilyn Schlitz, Cassandra Vieten, Tina Amorok, Robert Thurman, Linda Lee Ratto

Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten is Executive Director of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, Scholar-in-Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she served as President from 2013-2019. She is an international thought leader, and co-wrote Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.

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Workshop Schedule

Fri 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sat 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Sat 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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.

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