The Esalen Institute

  • The Esalen Institute – Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Nov 22 - 27, 2020 (6 days)
    This is a special opportunity for you to enjoy Esalen without attending a workshop. During this period, we have a limited number of spaces available for people who would like to participate in the Esalen learning culture in their own unstructured way. This unique opportunity allows guests to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Esalen, from the lush gardens to the sublime ocean views with very few…

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.