Tatyana Sanikovich, Director of Human Resources at the Esalen Institute, hosted our October Webinar – Staffing and Students: An Esalen Case Study. Birthplace of the human potential movement, Esalen was founded in 1962 by Michael Murphy and Dick Price. Michael is still an active founder and closely involved in the Center for Theory and Research.
“We offer 500 to 600 workshops a year,” Tatyana explained. “There are 149 beds available in circulation and we try to stay around 120 in terms of occupancy, that’s our new model.” In February 2017, a huge landslide buried a large section of California’s scenic highway in Big Sur, closing Esalen to guests both north and south for over six months, the longest closure in their 50+ year history.