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Weekly Schedule of Open Classes

Led by a rotating roster of local teachers and Teachers in Residence, Open Classes are available to all guests during their stay at Esalen. Below is a sample calendar — please check the schedule once you arrive on campus for information about specific offerings during your stay.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY








7:00 – 7:45 pm
Orientation


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

2:15 – 3:15 pm
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7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

2:15 – 3:15 pm
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7:30 pm
Wed Evening Program


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

2:15 – 3:15 pm
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7:00 – 7:45 pm
Orientation


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY


No classes on Monday


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


No classes on Sunday

4 – 5:00 pm
Restore


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore

MONDAY


7:00 – 7:45 pm
Orientation

TUESDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand

WEDNESDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand


7:30 pm
Wed Evening Program

THURSDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand



FRIDAY




7:00 – 7:45 pm
Orientation

SATURDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand

SUNDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven





MONDAY


No classes today

TUESDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


4:00 – 5:00 pm
Expand

WEDNESDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


4:00 – 5:00 pm
Expand

THURSDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


4:00 – 5:00 pm
Restore

FRIDAY


4:00 – 5:00 pm
Expand

SATURDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven


4:00 – 5:00 pm
Expand

SUNDAY


No classes today

MONDAY


7:00 – 7:45 pm
Orientation

TUESDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand

WEDNESDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand

7:30 pm
Wednesday Evening Program

THURSDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand

FRIDAY


7:00 – 7:45 pm
Orientation

SATURDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

2:15 – 3:15 pm
Expand

SUNDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven

Enliven

7:30 – 8:30 am
T, W, Th, Sa, Su

Soak in the bright energy of the morning during an invigorating, movement program. Class styles will vary with each teacher, so come prepared to move your body in a new and heart-opening experience.

All levels are welcome.

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2:15 – 3:15 pm
T, W, Th, Sa

Each month, a new Teacher in Residence calls Esalen home, living among and and sharing their wisdom with us. The content of their classes depends on the teacher, and ranges from visioning to meditation, sound healing to forest bathing, creative expression to writing, and more.

Bring your journal, pen, and open mind.

MONDAY



No classes on Monday

TUESDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven
Lawn Tent


10 – 11:00 am
Expand
Lawn Tent


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore
Lawn Tent

WEDNESDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven
Lawn Tent


10 – 11:00 am
Expand
Lawn Tent


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore
Lawn Tent

THURSDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven
Lawn Tent


10 – 11:00 am
Expand
Lawn Tent


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore
Lawn Tent

FRIDAY


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore
Lawn Tent

SATURDAY


7:30 – 8:30 am
Enliven
Lawn Tent


10 – 11:00 am
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Lawn Tent


4 – 5:00 pm
Restore
Lawn Tent

SUNDAY



No classes on Monday

Meet Our Teachers
JJ Jeffries
JJ Jeffries
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Ongoing

JJ Jeffries has been offering his Sensory Awareness Chakra Meditation and Dance Awake movement classes for almost two decades at Esalen. His programmatic process is called Pathways to Joy: Body Centered Connection and Inquiry. He is a devotee of play and laughter, and welcomes your company.

Jovinna Chan
Jovinna Chan
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Ongoing

Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, YACEP, co-founded Shakti Initiation Yoga Leadership School and A Wild Life Sanctuary™. She served as the assistant dean and 200- and 500-hour teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga and is a certified Soul Motion™ and LetYourYogaDance Teacher. Jovinna is a co-founder of Pranotthan School of Yoga and leads transformational programs around the world.

jovinna.com

Megan Cassamas
Megan Cassamas
:
Ongoing

For nearly a decade Megan has provided a somatic-based approach to yoga. Her passion is to serve as a guide to support others in bridging meditation & motion in empowering embodiment classes. She is the founder of Moja Yoga.

@moja.yoga

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