Esalen Institute is open! However, Highway 1 to the south is closed — please review the alternate route directions.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Here's how to connect with us.

Workshop Reservations

You can register online or by calling Guest Services. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Contact us in the US: 1-831-667-3000

Massage Reservations

Contact Healing Arts directly by emailing

Public Night Bathing (1:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.)

Reservations for night bathing are currently closed.

General Information or Inquiries

Call 831-667-3000 or email us at  Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, please allow up to 72 hours for a reply. Please note that we do not process workshop reservation requests by email.

Lost and Found Requests

Esalen is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If you've left an item behind after your stay at Esalen, please visit and enter client ID 86773, then fill out the lost item report.

Mailing Address

Big Sur Campus

Esalen Institute
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Administrative Offices

Esalen Institute
548 Market St PMB 48853
San Francisco, CA 94104-5401 US

Please note: Our San Francisco mailbox accepts items sent via USPS, UPS, and DHL. It cannot accept items sent via FedEx.

Departmental Contacts

Center for Theory & Research

Max Gaenslen

Charitable Giving

Mary O'Brien, Development Director

Marketing / Communications / Media Relations

Massage & Healing Arts

Massage School / Esalen Massage & Bodywork Association (EMBA)

Brita Ostrom, Coordinator
831-667-3000, option 6

Employment Opportunities

View job openings.

Photo: Mike Goertz