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Manage Your Stay

Register for your Esalen workshop online, or by phone:

Reduced rates and discounts

Esalen offers a special discount to individuals 65 years of age and older. The discount for a weekend workshop is $25; a five-day or longer workshop is $50. Senior discounts are not available for the Residential Study Program.

Deposits and payments

All fees are payable in U.S. currency only. Overseas residents can pay by credit card, by wire, or with a check drawn on a U.S. bank.

Workshops and A Time to Reflect

We require a minimum deposit of 30% of the total reservation balance to hold your space.The full payment of your total balance is due 10 days before your arrival date and is automatically charged to your credit card. You will receive an email confirming the final payment.If we encounter issues processing your credit card, we will email you a link to make your final payment. Please make the final payment within 48 hours of the notification, or your reservation will be cancelled, and your entire deposit will be forfeited.

Friends of Esalen retreats

Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Healing arts sessions

To reserve a massage or other healing arts session, full payment is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation policies
Cancellations during COVID

During the pandemic, we will honor guest cancellation requests until further notice. All cancellations must be made directly with a Guest Services staff member by calling 831-667-3000.

For workshops taking place December 14 through January 10 that were cancelled due to the stay-at-home order, deposit funds may be:

  • Applied to a future reservation at Esalen
  • Redirected as a donation to support Esalen
  • Converted into a gift certificate
  • Refunded in full using the same payment method used to make the original booking
If you change or cancel your stay at Esalen:

All changes and cancellations must be made directly with a Guest Services staff member by calling 831-667-3000.

A cancellation fee applies to all reservations.

If a workshop you’ve registered for is cancelled:
If you applied for a scholarship:

If you applied for and were denied a scholarship, leaving you unable to cover the cost of your registration, Esalen will refund your entire deposit if you cancel your reservation at least five full days prior to the start date. Contact Guest Services to cancel and request a refund. If you cancel fewer than five days in advance, there are no refunds.