Esalen's 12th Annual Yoga Festival


Esalen's 12th Annual Yoga Festival: Summer Solstice Sadhana with Sianna Sherman, Saul David Raye, Janet Stone, Jason Nemer and Jody Greene

Immersed in the natural splendor of Esalen, you will 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 they can support your practice of living yoga. Jason Nemer, founder of acro yoga, also joins this year's lineup and Jody Greene will be returning to offer meditation instruction and facilitate early morning group meditation every day. 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. Weather and fire season permitting, a sweat lodge may be offered, for which participants will be asked to pay a $20 fee. Sweat lodges are an intimate experience and space may be limited.

Join in this annual gathering to 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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