The Tools For Transformation
February 7–11, 2022
February 7–11, 2022
with Laura Day, Gahl Sasson and Nancy Winston
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Three Master Teachers Join for Five Powerful Days of Transformation

Alchemy is all about taking the mundane, the unexpected, even the inconvenient, and creating Magic. Due to a series of teacher cancellations, this incredible group of visionaries took this as a synchronistic sign to come together as a team and share with you the tools they share with each other to create successful lives.

Join us for a collaborative experience in Human Alchemy, where we engage in healing, neuro-linguistic programming, hypnosis, astrology, intuition, ritual, and personal mythology to transform your reality in tangible ways.

Three experts, in three separate modalities, join to re-engineer your life using their most powerful transformational techniques.

Each teacher will spend time engaging the group through their own processes of transformation, sharing their incredible perspectives on how to reshape your experience.


  • Ericksonion psychotherapist, hypnotist, and transformational coach, Nancy Winston
  • New York Times Bestselling author, healer, and intuitive Laura Day as featured in Forbes Magazine
  • Astrologer, author, and mystic Gahl Sasson

This is a fast-paced workshop, held by three master teachers who will use their gifts to illuminate yours.  

These are evidence-based practices which means your job is to bring your goals, your challenges, and the outcomes you would like to achieve.

These are also deep, challenging practices. We trust you to be loving and responsible custodians of your own boundaries and we fully support your taking space at any time during the workshop

Recommended Reading (or Listening): The Astrology of 2022, by Gahl Sasson, and The Circle and How To Rule The World From Your Couch, by Laura Day.

Important Note:

For this workshop period, the COVID-19 testing requirements are being moved into accordance with the following guidelines: Tests must be taken within the last 72 hours PCR/NAAT) or 24 hours (if antigen), and results must come from a laboratory or healthcare or test provider.

Proof of an PCR/NAAT test taken must be provided upon arrival at Esalen, and a negative COVID-19 test is required for entry onto the Esalen Campus.

Please contact Esalen Reservations with any concerns or questions.

Continuing education for this course is available through the leader.

View the course learning objectives.
Laura Day

Laura Day

New York Times-bestselling author Laura Day has spent nearly four decades helping individuals, organizations, and companies harness and develop their innate intuitive abilities to create profound change. Newsweek says “When business people need a crystal ball, they turn to consultant Laura Day, the ‘intuitionist.’” The Independent dubbed her “The Psychic of Wall Street.” A-list Hollywood stars and Wall Street executives praise her ability to predict future events – including the 2008 recession and the COVID market dip – with astounding accuracy.

Laura’s work has helped demystify intuition and bring it into the mainstream. In her workshops and presentations, she demonstrates the practical, verifiable, and sometimes astonishing uses of intuition in the fields of business, science, medicine, and personal growth. Laura has trained thousands of people and companies to use their brains, perceptions, and “sixth sense” in effective ways to  actualize their goals. She is the author of six bestselling books: Practical Intuition, Practical Intuition in Love, Practical Intuition in Success, The Circle, Welcome to Your Crisis, and How to Rule the World from Your Couch.

Laura has been featured in publications that include Newsweek, New York magazine, The Independent, Bottom Line, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Stella, Forbes, Vulture, Tatler, and People.

She has appeared on numerous TV networks and programs, including CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, The View, Extra, BBC News, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Laura’s newest work engages intuition in reconstructing the “ego” of individuals, communities and companies to engineer effective change.

Laura Day

Laura Day in Forbes

Laura Day in Vulture

Laura Day in Tatler

Laura Day in Newsweek

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Gahl Sasson

Gahl Sasson

Gahl Sasson is an established author and has been teaching workshops on Storytelling, Kabbalah, Astrology, and Mysticism around the globe for over 20 years. His first book, A Wish Can Change Your Life, has been translated into over eight languages and is endorsed by HH the 14th Dalai Lama. His second work, Cosmic Navigator, is the essential reference guide to understanding your astrological makeup. Since 2018 Gahl has been publishing a yearly bestselling book on the astrology of the upcoming year.

He is a contributor to the Huffington Post, and, and has been named “Los Angeles’ Best Astrologer” by W Magazine. He is a guest lecturer at USC, Tel Aviv University, and teaches at Esalen, Omega Institute, University of Judaism, and the Open Center in NYC. He has appeared on CNN, ABC News, KTLA-TV Los Angeles to name a few. His academic paper, Symbolic Meaning of Names in the Bible was published by the Journal of Storytelling, Self, & Society. He currently resides in Los Angeles but gives seminars and workshops regularly in over 13 countries. His web site is and podcast: Cosmic Navigator Astrology Show.

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Nancy Winston

Nancy Winston

Nancy Winston, L.C.S.W., has been practicing psychotherapy for over 40 years in New York City, Connecticut, Vermont and Florida. She has extensive training with Milton Erickson in hypnosis and psychotherapy, years of study in sensory awareness with Charlotte Selver, and using cybernetic principles in group and family therapy. Winston has developed a unique approach to psychotherapy working with conscious and unconscious communication, blending the principles of hypnosis with the practices of sensory awareness, neuroscience, and linguistics. 

Nancy has led workshops and trained therapists in hypnosis and other forms of transformational practice worldwide. She has worked with performers, actors, musicians and professional athletes and was a long-time workshop leader at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. 

Nancy is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association; a Founding Member of the Forum for Psychotherapy Cybernetics; and an Instructor for trainees in clinical hypnosis. She has also been an invited faculty member and supervisor at numerous institutes and medical centers in Europe, Canada and throughout the United States, including Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s Dept. of Psychiatry in NYC.

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Workshop Schedule

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

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.

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

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.

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