21 – 23 Oct, 2019
Deepen your understanding of ecological recovery, fire prevention, emergency response and grant writing.
21 – 25 Nov, 2019
Connect with leaders of other holistic centers and strengthen your network of support.
1 – 3 May, 2020
Rest and relax prior to the annual Gathering and learn how the community is evolving and re-organising itself.
3 – 8 May, 2020
Share best practices, focus on mission impact and add momentum to the global holistic movement.
8 – 10 May, 2020
Draw upon years of expertise from pioneering holistic centers as you envision your emerging center.
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
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.