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The Next You: The Art of Futuremaking Co-hosted by Cassandra Vieten, PhD and Bristol Baughan

Big Sur, United States - Date 09/20/2024


Embark on a transformative journey to unlock your dormant potential and manifest your dreams in a four-day workshop. Explore what it means to live fully integrated in nature and community, while nurturing a profound connection with your future self. Through talks, group discussions, guided imagery, and creative processes, discover how to communicate with and embody your best future version. Delve into "futuremaking" to map out the next chapter of your life using imagination, transformation, and hope. Engage in movement and immerse yourself in the beauty of Esalen to rejuvenate your spirit.


Get cozy and nestle into our rustic accommodations with views of Big Sur's awe-inspiring Pacific coastline and the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains. Whether you stay for a weekend, a week, or a month with us, the tranquil and therapeutic forest lookout, epic, soothing ocean views, and lush, verdant garden scenery seem to instantly calm the mind and open the heart. These immersive settings open doors to surrender yourself to the natural and restorative beauty of Big Sur.


  • Accommodations including towels, bath soap, and bed linens
  • Three meals per day
  • Open classes/workshops, access to the Meditation Hut, and use of the Art Barn
  • 24-hour access to hot springs and pool


  • Travel / Travel Insurance
  • Massages / Body work


Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, researcher, and public speaker known for her work in mind-body medicine. As Clinical Professor at UC San Diego, she directs the Center for Mindfulness and leads research at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. She's a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and has authored books and given TEDx talks.

Bristol Baughan, a TED fellow and leadership coach, holds a master's degree in Spiritual Psychology and is recognized for producing award-winning films