A Time to Reflect through Volunteering

  • The Esalen Institute The Esalen Institute
  • 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920
  • Oct 10 - 12, 2018 (3 days)
  • $420-7000, depending on accommodation selection

About us

This is a special opportunity to experience Esalen without taking 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. During this time, Esalen invites you to join in a hands-on experience of working in one of the many departments that are an integral part of the Esalen experience. Working hand in hand with Esalen staff, you might experience getting your hands dirty by planting a tree, dusting flour from your apron after baking fresh bread, or watering the carrot seeds you have sown in the garden. Deeply nourish your body, mind, heart, and soul through beautifully prepared and healthy meals, daily yoga and movement classes, the hot springs and massages, time in the meditation center, tea with new friends, or even an evening program, lecture, or open workshop session, when available.

Space in the program is limited; please register early. We recommend you bring the following: journal, digital camera, art supplies, hiking/walking shoes, a good book, and a map of the Big Sur coast.

Note: For this program, there is a work exchange adjustment of $150 to the pricing.

Source: www.esalen.org

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