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Apply for the Esalen Massage® Certification Course

Thank you for your interest in immersing yourself in the 50-year tradition of Esalen Massage. At this time, we are not planning to offer a 28-day training. We are varying the formats of our trainings to better serve our students and the massage community.

Program Dates

This program is ideal for those who already have a massage certification from another school and wish to obtain an Esalen Massage certification. This allows graduates to call themselves an Esalen Massage Practitioner. The dates for our next 100-Hour program are to be determined.

The next 250-Hour Esalen Massage Certification Program dates are to be determined.

Program Cost

Cost for the 100-hour training is $3,690 in shared bunk bed* accommodations and $5,110 in standard shared accommodations.

Cost for the 250-hour training is $8,010 in shared bunk bed* accommodations and $11,100 in standard shared accommodations.

* Please note that bunk bed accommodation is considered a scholarship price and requires completion of a scholarship application as part of the program application process.

A $600 deposit will be required to complete the registration process if you are accepted into the program.

The costs above include meals, accommodation and the training.

Additional fees may be required for:

  • Course materials
  • State-approved Certificate of Completion for those students who meet the requirements 


Other Esalen Massage Trainings and Workshops

In addition the the certification programs, Esalen offers many excellent two-day and five-day massage workshops at Esalen. Massage continuing education units are offered for these workshops. Please check our website to find other massage workshops and book online or call the Esalen reservations office at 831-667-3000.

Additionally you may wish to check Esalen's website for Esalen Massage trainings outside of Esalen at Contact the appropriate center listed on the website for registration.


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