Esalen Institute

The motivational speaker and author of Thriving Through Uncertainty shares a letter that she wrote to herself about how to move past her anxiety and doubts—and go for what she wants.
For those of you who do not already know, the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California is home to a truly unique, magical
Doctor Larry Payne is the leading pioneer of yoga therapy in America. Doctor David Allen is a graduate of UCLA Medical School
The main tool that I am living and sharing is authenticity. Which is why I love what Esalen has created in melding intellectual, physical and spiritual practices.
The countless hours he spent nurturing, noodling, editing, and revising I can only hope to pay forward and make resonant for those younger and with less experience.
What do those two events -- a poll of religious identification and the climax of an iconic period drama -- have in common? In a very real sense, that last glimpse of Don prefigures the rise of the SBNRs.
As I currently reside in a community where most inhabitants think that Heidegger is a cold press juicer, imagine my joy last Saturday evening at Esalen when I found myself breaking wheat bread with two of America's greatest living philosophers and intellectuals, Michael Murphy and Sam Keen!
You could read the Esalen catalog forwards and backwards one hundred times and still only get the faintest glimpse of the magic that occurs there.