Join our International Gathering 3 – 8 May, 2020
Hosted by Esalen Institute, California

To preserve the quality and depth of our dialogue
we welcome leaders and staff involved in running holistic centers

Experience the birthplace of the human potential movement

Step back from your day to day responsibilities and consider a new perspective

Share challenges, best practices, ideas and inspiration

Exchange learning and experience around programming, marketing, leadership and more

Relax in the hot tubs under the stars and rejuvenate your soul

Connect with your peers from other centers around the world
Up to two places are offered for each center to encourage diversity

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Nestled between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff, Esalen is more than a retreat center or an educational institute.

A place of transformational energy, an exhilarating adventure and a place of pilgrimage,
Esalen also travels the world as an inextinguishable, animating spirit—healing lives and history,
sweeping away tired paradigms, and igniting change.

Grounded in the wildly alive Big Sur landscape, Esalen exists in deep relationship with the forces of nature and honors the myriad ways that nature is our source and greatest teacher.

Anchored by the inspiring natural beauty and an unparalleled intellectual history, Esalen is a worldwide network of seekers who forge new understandings of self and society; and pioneer new paths.


Five nights accommodation
Three nourishing meals a day

Full schedule of themed sessions
Morning yoga, meditation or dance
Experiential program classes
Bathing in the healing waters


Dorm Room

$1020 per person
Bunk bed (up to four or six people per room)
Each dorm room has private bath

Standard Room

$1410 shared per person (two or three people per room)
$2820 shared per couple
Most standard rooms have private bath

Premium Room

$2830 per person single
$2155 per person couple
Each premium room has private bath

We offer a bursary fund to strengthen diversity and inclusion
and welcome your participation.

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Booking & Travel

Request your place by completing the form below.
If available, you will receive a link to book and pay
via the Esalen website as soon as reservations open in September 2019.

To reserve your space, Esalen requires a minimum deposit of 30% of the total reservation balance.

Full payment is due one month prior, 03 April, 2020.
Esalen’s cancellation policy will apply to any change of booking.

Please plan to arrive Sunday May 3 between 4 and 6pm
and depart Friday 8th after 3pm.

Or extend your experience the with pre gathering visit to Mount Madonna Center in California 1-3 May.

Travel Information

Relax and Rejuvenate

Bathe in the Healing Waters:
Immerse yourself in the mineral waters of Esalen’s hot springs, a place of reverence and contemplation

Morning Yoga or Meditation:
Choose from the range of experiential programs each day

Harvest with the Farm and Garden
Ground and connect with the beauty of the Esalen land

Morning or Evening Dance:
Embrace ecstatic play and move between safety and risk

Exceptional Healing and Bodywork:
Nourish body and soul, and feel revitalized with highly skilled, professional practitioners

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