Esalen is a place of pilgrimage, grounded in a wildly alive environment — the spectacular, unparalleled, convergence of mountains and water that is the Big Sur coastline.Discover more
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Heated by the molten core of the earth and laden with minerals, the waters of Esalen’s hot springs flow at a rate of 80 gallons per minute and emerge at a temperature of 119 degrees Fahrenheit. These waters possess deeply rejuvenating properties, and the Esalen baths are a place of refuge, reverence, healing, and contemplation.Take a soak
One of the fundamentals of the agricultural practice at Esalen is the way in which we incorporate the lineage of human relational and individual process work that has been core to Esalen since its inception. Each of us has the opportunity to show up as our whole self, by choosing to share the physical, emotional, and spiritual feelings and sensations that are present for us.On the farm
The Esalen Kitchen serves delicious, healthy meals for our workshop participants and teachers as well as our residential community. Our kitchen team, many whom include residential scholars, craft each meal with mindfulness and care featuring fresh produce and herbs from the Esalen Farm and Garden.Nourish your body
Named after longtime Esalen seminarian and author Chip Conley, our bookstore is just the place to find the perfect book, journal, or gift to remind you of your stay. We’re located in the Esalen Lodge adjacent to the main dining area. Feel free to stop in, browse, pick up a snack or sweatshirt, and enjoy our expanded offerings.Nourish your mind