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
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
$1020 per person
Bunk bed (up to four or six people per room)
Each dorm room has private bath
$1410 per person (two or three people per room)
Most standard rooms have private bath
$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.
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 3 and 6pm
and depart Friday 8th after 3pm.
Or extend your stay with pre and post gathering workshops,
full details will be available soon.