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"Cultivating Meaning and Happiness Through

In this workshop you will learn myriad tools to keep you at the high end of your happiness spectrum.


55000 Highway 1, Big Sur CA, US 93920
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Sep 25 to
Sep 27
22:30 pmto22:30 pm

Enjoy the baths at Esalen starting at 2pm on Friday - dinner is at 6 and then the fun and enlightening classes are 8:30 - 10pm Friday evening, 9:30 -12:30 Saturday, 4 - 6:30 Saturday and 9:30 - 11:30 Sunday. The rest of the time is your to hike, bathe, meditate, sing, dance and enjoy the sumptuous food. Check out my Huffington Post article on Esalen for a better idea:



Full Description

Many of us would benefit from learning how to dis-identify with the mental chatter in our heads and cultivate equanimity and non-reactivity. These qualities help us make healthy, long-term decisions and engender loving, positive, secure, and supportive attachments to other people. We must learn to transcend any blunt tools we developed over the years — negative self-talk, over-reactions, judgments, facades, fears, expectations, passive-aggressive behavior — and replace them with precise tools such as authentic communications, loving relationships, balanced lifestyles, commitments to personal integrity, and yoga and/or meditation practices.

In this workshop we will explore specific practices that bode favorably for creating meaning and happiness in our lives. We will determine our long-term goals and the skills we should cultivate to realize them. There will be all-level vinyasa flow yoga classes as well as restorative yoga classes, and we will practice myriad mindfulness meditations to cultivate non-reactivity in order to reduce drama and de-escalate conflicts. Most importantly, we will learn how to replace the resentments that our minds create with gratitude.