Esalen Solstice Festival

June 17-22

Co-taught with Sianna Sherman, Saul David Raye, and Andrew Sealy

Immersed in the natural splendor of Esalen, we’ll experience yoga asana, pranayama, kirtan, meditation, dance, and satsang.

The festival begins on Sunday evening with an opening gathering for everyone to come together in community to set our collective intention for the week.

Each morning will be open for rest, taking a meditative walk around the grounds, joining in a sunrise yoga class, or spending time in the Esalen baths.

After breakfast, there will be offerings of asana classes from Janet Stone, Saul David Raye, and Sianna Sherman, including one “workshop” each day that explores the different ways we can support our practice of living yoga. In addition, guest teacher Andrew Sealy will share the practice of Acro Yoga with daily classes and workshops.

Live music will be offered every day in the Leonard Pavilion, inviting us to step deeper into the soul’s awakening rhythm. After a nourishing lunch, we’ll be free to receive massages, soak in the baths overlooking the Pacific, rest, recharge, and connect with other companions on this journey. Afternoon sessions will include partner Thai yoga, restorative practice, tantric philosophy for our modern lives, and meditation.

Evenings will include kirtan, rituals, and the final evening will be a celebration and a reflection of our week spent together.

Join us for this annual gathering as we celebrate the rhythms and passage of life on the summer solstice at Esalen. Each year we return and offer ourselves to the land, sea, and each other. Please bring a yoga mat.


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