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Come, be free, and enjoy stillness at this retreat near beautiful Julian, just outside of San Diego, California. Learn how to make vegan cuisine from Chef Sophia. This artistic and talented vegan chef will enthusiastically show you how to make easy vegan meals that are well-balanced, nutritious, and tasty. Creative, fun, recipe-free, and improvisational cooking is Sophia's specialty. Start each day drinking alkaline rich juices and breathing crisp mountain air.
San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center is a conscious community located on more than ten acres in the spectacular foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains, on the north edge of the Cleveland National Forest, right next to Julian, California. San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center provides the perfect getaway base for walkers, yoga enthusiasts, hikers, and those looking for a relaxing and healing retreat in this beautiful area, which also features the largest walking labyrinth in California.
16:00 Welcome and neighborhood walk
17:30 Learn vegan cuisine
You will do silent walking meditations throughout the retreat on the nature paths. You will connect with nature this way. The Japanese call this Shinrin Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing” and you will partake in this. Shinrin Yoku is proven to be beneficial for mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical balancing. Following these powerful “forest baths” you will feel better overall, and particularly experience a deeper relaxation response during the retreat, feeling more calm and refreshed, with better clarity and creativity as you allow the nature to feed your soul.
Schedule times are subject to change.
You are welcome to take hike on ten private acres and a 3800 acre preserve. During the retreat, you will go on at least one nature hike. Feel free to visit the Historic Julian District.
Wynola is a small subdivision in between Julian and Santa Ysabel, home to wonderful antique and farmers produce markets. The surrounding area is rich with artists and crafts people, many of whom open their studios throughout all of the seasons. Specific arts events include the Blues Bash, Gold Rush Days, Julian Grape Stomp Fiesta, Apple Days, and numerous local concerts and music events, all well covered in the local press. There are also hundreds of miles of trails for biking and mountain hikes.
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You will be provided with 2 dinners, 1 lunch, and daily breakfast with alkaline rich juices. During your vacation, you will both taste and learn how to make easy, well balanced, nutritious, and tasty vegan meals. All meals are lovingly prepared every day in the retreat centers kitchen by their talented chefs using fresh seasonal ingredients, sourced locally where possible. Enjoy pure food from local farmers and fresh mountain water which is purified by an ultra-violet light system. San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center tries to use as many super foods, medicinal plants, and healthful spices as they can. This includes whole grains, fruits and vegetables, with nuts and seeds to provide a balanced nutrition for maximum health.
Feel free to join San Diego Spiritual Healing Center spa and salon services. Towels, showers, complementary snacks, beverages and warm chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies will be provided with your services of choice. For 80 USD, you will get an hour for each modality below:
Please arrive at San Diego International Airport (SAN). San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center will pick you up. The pick-up is included in the price.