Yoga Retreats California

Esalen Institute. Big Sur, California


The Esalen Institute has been up and running for decades and doing well. This is a large retreat center nestled between mountains and ocean. It hosts several different workshops every weekend and throughout every week. Some of the accommodations could be considered quite nice but low key and some very basic, so there is a very wide range available. Basically you are paying the premium price for the views and the workshops not for the ultra clean and modern rooms. The atmosphere here is one much like a hippie community or village. Being that this is a large resort, if getting away from crowds is what you’re after you might want to skip this one. Warning: The baths here are clothing optional and most take the option of not wearing any. 

Reviews 73 reviews, 52 are excellent, 11 are very good,  5 average, 4 poor, 1 terrible
 

Type of yoga: hatha
 

Child minding available: no
 

Other Activities (other than yoga):  bathing-clothing optional, bath houses open 24 hours for star gazing, hiking, relaxing reading, massage treatments- book ahead,
 

Non Yogi partners welcome? yes
 

 

Food: all provided with the cost of the retreat.

 

Dates ongoing, host many many workshops, or you can do a personal retreat and not attend a workshop.

Cost:   
 Point House Single
 

$1750 Weekend Workshops
 

$3550 ive-Day Workshops
 

$4975 Seven-Day Workshops

 

Point House Couple
 

$2500 Weekend Workshops
 

$4850 Five-Day Workshops

$6750 Seven-Day Workshops
 

 

Premium Room Single
 

$1300 Weekend Workshops
 

$2450 Five-Day Workshops

$3430 Seven-Day Workshops
 

 

Premium Room Couple
 

$2000 Weekend Workshops

$3725 Five-Day Workshops

$5225 Seven-Day Workshops
 

 

Standard (per person)
 

$730 Weekend Workshops
 

$1215 Five-Day Workshops

$1700 Seven-Day Workshops
 

 

Bunk Bed (per person)
 

$555 Weekend Workshops

$935 Five-Day Workshops 

$1300 Seven-Day Workshops
 

 

Sleeping Bag (per person)
 

$405 Weekend Workshops
 

$650 Five-Day Workshops 

$900 Seven-Day Workshops
 

 

Off-Site (per person)
 

$405 Wekend Workshops

$650  Five-Day Workshops
 

$900 Seven-Day Workshops

 

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