Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
What's Happening at Esalen? Ten New Summer Workshops

This is a complete list of workshops and events that are currently open for registration. Check the Journal every other Monday to see the latest additions to the schedule!

We’re pleased to announce an exciting array of new summer workshops that are coming to Esalen in July and August! Choose from 10 new workshops to help you round out your summer in the spirit of healing and self-exploration:

  • Gender Journeys: Exploring Identity in Community, July 9–11Explore your gender journey and gender identity, share experiences, and build community connections with other transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid and/or gender-exploring individuals.
  • Cultivating Authentic Happiness, 7/12–16: Learn scientifically proven tools to help you recognize your “way of being” in the world and help you stay at the highest range of your happiness spectrum.
  • Meditation and Modern Life, 7/23–25: Learn the magic of stillness and of bringing your full awareness to what is now, and leave prepared to bring mindfulness into your work and home.
  • Reclaiming Your Authentic Power, 7/23–25: Overcome self-sabotage and transform your pain into authentic power by learning practical behavioral changes to help you overcome the hidden patterns standing in the way of your goals.
  • Renew & Resource: A 5Rhythms® & Mindfulness Workshop, 7/26–30: Learn how to embrace self care and move forward with energy, passion, and creativity by exploring the practices of 5Rhythms dance and seated meditation.
  • Heal Your Self with Writing, 8/2–6: Explore how focused journaling can help shift your perspective and facilitate self-healing and transformation (no writing experience required). 
  • Meet Your Better Half: Unlock Your Right Brain, 8/13–15: Learn to activate the right side of your brain to unlock the insights necessary to break through self-limiting patterns and live a more creative, productive, and happier life. 

As always, our self-guided program, Rituals of Esalen, is open for registration on a rolling basis, and the following summer workshops are also still open for enrollment:

‍We hope to welcome you to Big Sur or see you online soon.

(And if you’ve always wanted to visit Esalen but haven’t been able to find the room in your budget: did you know about our scholarship program? Because money should never be a barrier to growth.)

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

What's Happening at Esalen? Ten New Summer Workshops

About

Esalen Team

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop

This is a complete list of workshops and events that are currently open for registration. Check the Journal every other Monday to see the latest additions to the schedule!

We’re pleased to announce an exciting array of new summer workshops that are coming to Esalen in July and August! Choose from 10 new workshops to help you round out your summer in the spirit of healing and self-exploration:

  • Gender Journeys: Exploring Identity in Community, July 9–11Explore your gender journey and gender identity, share experiences, and build community connections with other transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid and/or gender-exploring individuals.
  • Cultivating Authentic Happiness, 7/12–16: Learn scientifically proven tools to help you recognize your “way of being” in the world and help you stay at the highest range of your happiness spectrum.
  • Meditation and Modern Life, 7/23–25: Learn the magic of stillness and of bringing your full awareness to what is now, and leave prepared to bring mindfulness into your work and home.
  • Reclaiming Your Authentic Power, 7/23–25: Overcome self-sabotage and transform your pain into authentic power by learning practical behavioral changes to help you overcome the hidden patterns standing in the way of your goals.
  • Renew & Resource: A 5Rhythms® & Mindfulness Workshop, 7/26–30: Learn how to embrace self care and move forward with energy, passion, and creativity by exploring the practices of 5Rhythms dance and seated meditation.
  • Heal Your Self with Writing, 8/2–6: Explore how focused journaling can help shift your perspective and facilitate self-healing and transformation (no writing experience required). 
  • Meet Your Better Half: Unlock Your Right Brain, 8/13–15: Learn to activate the right side of your brain to unlock the insights necessary to break through self-limiting patterns and live a more creative, productive, and happier life. 

As always, our self-guided program, Rituals of Esalen, is open for registration on a rolling basis, and the following summer workshops are also still open for enrollment:

‍We hope to welcome you to Big Sur or see you online soon.

(And if you’ve always wanted to visit Esalen but haven’t been able to find the room in your budget: did you know about our scholarship program? Because money should never be a barrier to growth.)

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

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