Yoga Nidra Retreat: Rest, Restore, and Rewrite Your Life
May 24-28, 2021
May 24, 2021
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May 28, 2021
John Vosler
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Experience five days of deep restoration, reflection and intention. Using the profound practice of Yoga Nidra guided meditation, we will begin to restore the body, clear the mind, and shift the habitual patterns that may have been attained during the pandemic, and that keep you from being calm, clear and balanced.

Yoga Nidra uses guided meditation to access a state between waking and sleeping where you can systematically release stored physical, emotional and mental tensions. Begin to let go of the old beliefs and habits that keep you locked in your past and fearful of your future. Experience your emotions fully, knowing that you have a grounded and calm inner presence. Then take this felt sense of being back into your personal life, family life, work life, and love life.

We’ll move our bodies, clear our minds, and create intentions to live not from unconscious past programming but from a new perspective — the perspective of knowing your true self. All you have to do is show up, lie down, and let go. We will use two different lineages of Yoga Nidra — iRest and Integrative Amrit Method — for our inner exploration. Join us as we deeply rest, restore, and rewrite our lives.

Please bring blankets, a yoga mat, an eye pillow, and anything else you need to lie comfortably on the floor for extended periods of time. And we’ll be outside much of the time, so bring layers!


Recommended reading: Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep, by Kamini Desai; and Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation Healing, by Richard Miller

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 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 spaces.

John Vosler

John Vosler

John Vosler is a senior teacher at the Amrit Yoga Institute who leads Yoga Nidra certification programs, and an iRest teacher certified by the Integrative Restoration Institute. He teaches internationally, leading trainings and retreats on the profound healing benefits of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue and Thu 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wed 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:15 pm – 6:155 pm
Fri 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.

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

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

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