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Reservations and Guest Services

Reservations for Workshops or A Time To Reflect

You can register for workshops online or by calling our reservations office. Contact us toll-free in the US:

1-888-8-ESALEN (888-837-2536)

International callers may reach us at 1-703-342-0500 (note: this is not a toll-free line).

Our office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Massage Reservations

Book massage appointments online or by calling 831-667-3002 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Public Night Bathing (1 a.m. - 3 a.m.)

Reservations can only be made online here.

General Information or Inquiries

Please call 831-667-3000 or email us at  Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, please allow up to 72 hours for a reply. Please note that we do not process any form of reservation request by email.

Lost and Found Requests

Please send an email to or leave a message at 831-667-3019.

Mailing Addresses

Big Sur Campus

55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920.

Administrative Offices in Carmel

3771 Rio Rd Suite 101, Carmel, CA, 93923
For more information, please call 831-250-1022.


Do you have a program proposal you'd like to submit? Learn more about teaching at Esalen.

Departmental Contacts


Carolyn Shearer, Manager

Center for Theory & Research

Jane Hartford, Director of Development

Development / Charitable Giving


Employment Opportunities

View job openings here.

Esalen Massage & Bodywork Association (EMBA)

Brita Ostrom, Coordinator

Marketing / Communications / Media Relations

Massage & Healing Arts

831-667-3002 (Reservations)
831-667-3036 (Supervisor)

Residential Study Program

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