Join a Gathering

Connect with your peers from other centers around the world

Share wisdom and experience in an open and creative way

Participate in mutual learning and support

Exchange insights, best practices and successful strategies

Bond through shared values and intentions

Enjoy heartfelt nourishment, connection and inspiration

Each gathering is a more intimate style than large scale conference

Gatherings serve as the principal meeting point for holistic centers both well established and new that address
the new consciousness currently emerging worldwide.

Rural retreat, urban learning, sustainability or wellness centers, we’re all working toward the goal of transforming individual lives and fostering a culture of greater holistic, ecological and spiritual awareness and practice.

Mount Madonna, California –
Pre-Gathering Community Visit

1 – 3 May, 2020
Rest and relax prior to the annual Gathering and learn how the community is evolving and re-organising itself.

Esalen Institute, California – International Gathering

3 – 8 May, 2020
Share best practices, focus on mission impact and add momentum to the global holistic movement.

Esalen Institute, California – Starting, Running and Developing a Holistic Center

8 – 10 May, 2020
Draw upon years of expertise from pioneering holistic centers as you envision your emerging center.

What Previous Participants Say

As participants we share respect, openness and compassion with each other, and these values create a safe space for collaboration. It’s a great blend of inspiration and practical learning. The Gathering is important to connect as peers and develop friendships, to strengthen the holistic vision though our communities, and to have a stronger impact globally.

Isabelle Duchesneau
Executive Director, Le Monastère des Augustines

The Gathering has been life-enriching and purpose-enhancing for me. The knowledge exchanged is invaluable. I feel inspired and empowered. It also comforts me to know that we share so much in common, even the challenges and issues both in our communities and in our societies of different cultures and political systems. I feel connected and supported both personally and professionally.

Sean Feng
Education Director, Bene Wellness Institute, China

It’s amazing to know there’s a whole world of holistic centers and realize that Esalen Institute is not alone in this plight. The kinship, connection and support that flowed through the gathering and afterwards have been very inspirational and nourishing for my personal and professional development. Having friends and colleagues who really understand the successes and challenges of non-profit holistic world is priceless.

Tatyana Sanikovich
HR Director, Esalen Institute

The Unique Value of each Gathering

Most Centers are devoted to the creation of transformational experiences
for participants and there are inherent joys and challenges every day.

Coming together addresses the needs of those who run these organizations
for their own nourishment and community of peers.

Gatherings have been hosted around the world for more than 30 years;
from this strong foundation regional gatherings are now in co-creation.

Each gathering nurtures a sense of participation in the larger,
global movement of positive change guided by holistic values.

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