Esalen Live!

Esalen Live! is a socially conscious and interactive livestream talk show featuring immersive talks and experiences with our dynamic faculty, plus, expertise from special guests passionate about exploring human potential. Anyone can join the conversation online, ask questions during the live interviews, and connect with others in the community. You can find all shows posted on Facebook or YouTube at @esaleninstitute.

Esalen Live! is hosted by Esalen faculty member Christine Chen, an award-winning journalist, best-selling yoga book author, and master yoga teacher and trainer. She is also the Chief Editor of our blog, The Journal.

The Forgotten Language of Touch with Perry and Johanna Holloman

December 21, 2021
Esalen Live!

What's the secret behind Esalen Massage? Johanna and Perry Holloman teach us a specific technique for back relaxation and connection that we can share with our partners at home. Esalen Massage for Couples kicks off the massage Signature Series for 2022 workshops as we make our way back to touch and connection after two years of "social distancing."

Learn more about receiving an Esalen Massage during your stay, or to learn more about Esalen Massage training, email

The Myth, Reality, and Freedom of Tantra

December 14, 2021
Esalen Live!

For the first time in Esalen's history, Tantra will be offered from its roots, 1500-year old history, and cultural context. Co-leading a series of workshops in 2022 is Sravana Borkataky-Varma, lecturer for Harvard Divinity School and founder of Lumen Tree Portal. She joined Christine Chen on Esalen Live! to share a practice, history, her personal story, and more.

Sravana will co-teach Tantra: Freedom and Self-Sovereignty with Keith Edward Cantú at Esalen January 7–9, 2022.

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Let Go of the Past. Craft Your Future.

December 7, 2021
Esalen Live!

What will you let go of, in 2021? What do you want to get clear about? Host Christine Chen welcomes Gitanjali Hemp to Esalen Live! to help us do the work of transformation.

Gitanjali's workshop with Hannah Muse is at our Big Sur campus December 27, 2021 - January 2, 2022.

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What's Your Animal Story?

November 18, 2021
Esalen Live!

An animal image generated by the "better half" of your brain could tell you a story about what's holding you back. Bill Donius, best-selling author and longtime Esalen faculty, livestreams with Christine Chen on Esalen Live!, guiding us through a simple exercise on how we might unlock potential by using more of our right brains.

Donius leads his next Esalen workshop December 10–12, 2021.

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Our Digital Extended Education Program begins in January with two unique online workshops.

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