Water covers more than 70% of our planet, makes up a similar percentage of our brains and bodies, and is the basis of all life. But the true cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health benefits of water are only now being fully comprehended and embraced. Blue Mind, the best-selling book by Wallace J. Nichols, ignited a movement of blue mindfulness, a state of consciousness that explores the interrelationship of humans and water, and creates a new water story that bridges science, ancient wisdom, and real-world solutions to the challenges of our time.
This special Esalen gathering will be the 9th Annual Blue Mind Summit, during which a unique team of internationally recognized experts in neuroscience, psychology, and music will help you deepen into the healing experience of Blue Mind. Shauna Shapiro, Daniel Siegel, and Wallace J. Nichols will lead a multifaceted exploration to share deep research and expertise in the topics of awe, wonder, compassion, empathy, mindfulness, meditation, waters, and oceans (not to mention sea turtles). Together we will learn the science of Blue Mind, as well as mindfulness meditations that help us connect with water and strengthen resilience, compassion, wisdom, and joy.
Join us at Esalen — where rivers meet the ocean and fog hovers over hot springs in a sacred confluence of water — to explore blue mindfulness and its capacity to heal both ourselves and our own wet planet.