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The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California offers visitors 120 acres surrounded by ocean and mountains with hot mineral springs and a gorgeous location for relaxation, meditation, and other activities. The Lodge is open 23 hours a day and includes a dining room, outdoor deck, sun room, and kitchen.
There are typically several workshops a week to select from, including communication retreats, Tai Chi, mindfulness, yoga retreats, meditation, spiritual workshops, and more. If you are looking for a unique yoga retreat in California, this is a beautiful place to visit.
Three meals are served daily, made with fresh produce as well as fresh fruit and other snacks on hand all day long.
When you register for a workshop, you can select among several accommodations, including standard rooms with shared bathrooms, premium rooms with upgraded bathrooms and privacy and internet or ocean views, Point Houses for private suites with living rooms, bedrooms, full kitchens, private decks, and dining areas, Bunk Bed Rooms, and various sleeping bag accommodations in meeting rooms.
All-inclusive weekend workshop rates start at $730 per person for Standard accommodations; from $405 for Sleeping Bag accommodations. The rate includes meals, movement program and access to the facilities. The Esalen Institute is one of the most popular spiritual retreats in California and on the West Coast.
3771 Rio Rd Suite 101, Carmel, California 93923, Phone: 831-250-1022
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