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Your Schedule at Esalen

Before You Travel

Please be sure to review our new procedure for checking in when you arrive at the Gate, as well as the COVID-19 screening questionnaire that all guests will be asked to complete before being allowed on campus.

Arrival and Departure

You may arrive at Esalen any time after 2:00 p.m. on the day your stay begins. Pick up your room key at the Gate or in our Lodge at the front desk at 4:00 p.m., and feel free to attend a welcome session at 5:00 p.m.

On your departure day, we ask that you remove all belongings from your room prior to your final workshop session or by 10:00 a.m. You are welcome to stay for lunch and remain on the Esalen property until 2:00 p.m.

Workshop Meeting Hours

A detailed schedule of all workshop sessions will be available upon arrival for the workshop, or may be posted in advance on the workshop description page on our website. Use the Workshop Finder to locate your workshop.


All meals are provided in the Esalen Lodge and are included as part of your stay with us. You are welcome to stay for lunch on the day of your departure.

  • Breakfast:  8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • Lunch:  12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
  • Dinner:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


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