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Work at Esalen

Join our Team

Contribute to advancing the edge of collective human potential

The world has never seemed more connected, yet never felt so distant. Humans are drowning in noise yet searching for purpose. Esalen’s mission is to empower people to realize their individual and collective human potential. Do you stand for bringing consciousness to humanity? Do you value human connection and empathy? Do you have a burning sense of wonderment? We’d love to talk to you.

A Big Mission Needs Big Thinkers

Meet our team

Esalen celebrates diversity in people, backgrounds, and life experiences. Our community of staff comes from backgrounds as diverse as healing arts to organic chemistry, technology to farming.  

One founder played a behind-the-scenes role in the peaceful ending of the Cold War and dissolution of the Soviet Union. One of our teammates helped grow one of the most collaborative encyclopedias on the web, while another spent their life turning massage into a healing practice recognized globally.

A Conscious Place to Work

How we work

We’re here to create transformational experiences, not just a good workshop. That means we bring our mind, heart and soul to our craft. We are here to explore new edges; experimentation is celebrated at Esalen. We are here to listen to each other's voices; there are no gurus and no one captures the flag. Whether your job is IT or cooking dinner, we are here to roll up our sleeves and play. As Alan Watts said, “The secret of life is that...instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

Teammates have access to an extensive range of daily experiential classes (yoga, dance, tai chi, and meditation), ongoing in-house education and training programs, and scholarship for Esalen workshops and massage.

Dare to Expand Humanity

How we contribute

At Esalen, you are much more than your job. You are an ambassador of human potential. There is space for you to explore your edges, take workshops, and connect deeply with the land and your fellow humans. We stand for realizing your own potential so that you will bring it to the world.

Esalen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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