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Yoga Practices for Transformation at Esalen
March 17 - March 22
CONNECT TO YOUR HEART IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON EARTH
Whales. Yoga. Hot Tubs on Ocean Cliffs. Farm-to-Table Food. Meditation. Community. Welcome to Esalen.
Connecting with our hearts can change the way we interact with the world. During this retreat, find yourself on a path towards radical spiritual presence and tap into the transformative aspects of yoga. Break out of the all-too-common tendency to focus on what is wrong with our bodies, lives, and the world. Face the challenge and build skills to manage momentary (and sometimes prolonged) feelings of worry, anxiety, and depression.
Each day will include a mix of intensive Vinyasa yoga classes, meditation and process work, and brief lecture. Back-bending, deep twists, work with the hips, and inversions can cultivate strength and opening, and guided meditations will provide an opportunity for integrating your insights from the practice. By focusing on both the physical and emotional body, you’ll create a platform for transforming your relationship to fear and forgiveness, and explore loving kindness, gratitude, and equanimity as building blocks for a lifelong practice of compassion.
This week is a chance to go deep, and you will be given plenty of resources to stay grounded in your more connected heart and body. Workshop participants should be able to practice in a heated room, and have some familiarity with sun salutations. Not appropriate for absolute beginners. Please bring a yoga mat.
You will have full access to the grounds, including Esalen’s world-famous cliffside natural hot spring tubs. All of your meals are provided by the Esalen culinary team, which crafts each meal with mindfulness and care, featuring produce and herbs from the Esalen farm and garden. Eat communally and spark new friendships during your free time.
Cost: (6days/5 nights)
- Sleeping Bag: $675
- Bunk Bed: $1020
- Standard: $1410
- Premium Room (Single): $2830
- Premium Room (Double): $4310
- Point House (Single): $4105
- Point House (Double): $5605
- Own Accommodations (Offsite): $675
Includes Accommodations, Meals, Yoga, and use of facilities.