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Trip: Esalen

There are [5] stories from my trip: Esalen

Saying farewell to Esalen...

USA | Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Views [1600]

There are lots of reasons people do yoga. Some people practice it purely for spiritual reasons, while others for the mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Not being a particularly spiritual person, I do it for the mental and physical aspects of the ... Read more >

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Gallery: Esalen

USA | Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

All photos taken by Colleen Finn
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Braving the storm...

USA | Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [999]

I mentioned an unseasonable October storm. It reminded me of the storms we get in Portland with powerful gale winds blowing rain in sideways—the kind of thing that renders umbrellas completely useless. During yoga classes yesterday, the wind was powerful ... Read more >

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On the notion of "clothing optional"...

USA | Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | Views [1846]

I think one of the jewels of Esalen is their magnificent mineral baths, which appear to be carved right into a cliff overlooking the rocky beach below. As you enter the modern stone baths, there are bathrooms, a large dressing area, showers with sliding ... Read more >

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Escaping to Esalen...

USA | Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Views [2261]

I normally don't feel the need to journal during 'staycations' (for me, a "staycation" is any vacation within the continental U.S.), but the moment I arrived at the Esalen Institute for a week-long yoga workshop, my mind immediately went into ... Read more >

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