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Teach at Esalen

Esalen is a pioneer on the leading edge of consciousness, where spiritual possibility, intellectual rigor, somatic practice, and sustainable living converge toward an integrated realization of the human potential.

Amy Ippoliti teaching yoga at Esalen

Since its inception in 1962, Esalen has been a magnet for workshop leaders whose integrity and skill embody the highest standards of practice. Each year we offer approximately 500 workshops. Our leaders have paved the way for broad cultural acceptance of meditation, yoga, body-based psychotherapy, life-long experiential learning, and the pursuit of personal and social transformation. Our group leaders come from all over the world to teach, inspire, and pass on their individual work. They are creators and weavers of magic.

Are you an experienced and innovative teacher? Does your work align with Esalen’s mission? Browse our catalog to see if your work is kindred with ours. If so, we’d love to meet you.

Prospective Leader Proposal and Scheduling Process

Your workshop proposal is the primary way to introduce yourself and to pursue the possibility of teaching at Esalen. We consider proposals year-round. Due to the large number of proposals we receive each year, unfortunately we cannot accept them all, nor can we follow up with each individual to inform them of their status. If we would like to further explore your proposal and possibly schedule it, we will contact you.

Program offerings at Esalen are selective and chosen based on a number of factors including mission alignment for personal and social change, subject relevance and uniqueness, presenter's experience, exposure and expertise, as well as space availability and timing. We schedule a year in advance, so it could take a year or more for us to have room to schedule your workshop if accepted.

Please read our frequently asked questions for workshop leaders and make your workshop description sparkle!

Note: when you click the button below, you will be directed away from to a Google form, where the proposal submission is hosted.

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