3 Days Yoga and Vegan Cooking Vacations USA

  • San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center, 5049 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel, 92070, California, USA

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Yoga and Vegan Vacations in USA

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.


  • Daily vegan meals
  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Hands-on vegan cuisine class
  • Featuring the largest walking labyrinth in California
  • Guided hiking on 10 private acres
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Guided meditations

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 12.

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

Day 1

16:00 Welcome and neighborhood walk

17:30 Learn vegan cuisine

18:30 Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:30 Breakfast and learn vegan cuisine
  • 08:00 Workshop or class
  • 10:00 Yoga or hike
  • 11:00 Meditation
  • 12:00 Learn vegan cuisine
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Workshop or class
  • 16:00 Yoga or hike
  • 18:00 Learn vegan cuisine
  • 18:30 Dinner

Day 3

  • 07:30 Breakfast and learn vegan cuisine
  • 08:30 Walking labyrinth meditation
  • 09:30 Yoga
  • 11:00 Check-out; feel free to visit the historic Julian District

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.

Nearby places

  • Del Mar - 1 hour
  • La Jolla - 1 hour
  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Yoga
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Child care
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries
  • Wedding

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.

  • Discover The Inaja trail, showcased as a national recreation trail
  • Do yoga while listening to the real sounds of many birds singing
  • Enjoy a nice outdoor breakfast made with wholesome foods
  • Explore the hiking trails nearby
  • Optional guided tour in the 3800-acre Santa Ysabel preserve
  • Relax in a park like setting
  • Visit the historical Julian District
  • Wake up to breathtaking crisp mountain air
  • Walk around an orchard of about 85 fruit trees all for your picking pleasure
  • Wander around the largest walking labyrinth in California

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:

  • Basic nutrition counseling
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Herbal medicine counseling to promote health and wellness
  • Herbal Thai ball massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Neuromuscular or sports injuries
  • Personal development life coaching with spirit to help you reach your personal and professional goals
  • Reconnective healing or intuitive healing
  • Recovering the feminine through empowerment and embodiment
  • Reflexology
  • Swedish massage
  • Trigger point
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 5 learn vegan cuisine classes
  • Daily breakfast and alkaline rich juices
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Guided meditation and spiritual and energy healing
  • Hiking on 10 private acres with adjoining 3800-acre preserve
  • Native American talking sticks or vision boards making
  • Silent sitting and walking meditation sessions
  • Transfer from and to San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Arrival by airplane

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.

For information about the booking conditions, please send San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center an inquiry.


  • Review by Jodell Lionetti

    "Jennifer hosts an amazing retreat. It was fun filled with activities, learning how to cook, and eating amazing food. You can tell she really cares about creating a once in a lifetime experience. I work 60+ hours a week and this is exactly what I needed, a break for myself to get back on track. My boyfriend came with me who isn't vegan and still enjoyed himself. This is am amazing experience that I plan to go back to again. You will not be disappointed."

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  • Review by Guider Jessica

    "This place was exactly what I needed. It was homey and comforting, and had amazing food and activities. There were 8 people total, 4 guests, 2 staff and 2 session speakers. Everyone present was uniquely talented and brought an amazing family vibe to the weekend. I highly recommend the hike, we went to Volcan mountain. I'm stoked to come back again during harvest season. Jennifer was an amazing hostess and provided above and beyond service. Really an incredible woman with a serving heart. Danann was our amazing chef and yoga instructor. What a lovely woman she was! I stayed here in February 2016 and plan to return in the fall."

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  • Review by Randal from USA

    "We had a very nice time at the retreat! It was a good way to unwind, reset and get on a healthy path!""We had a great time. The rooms were large, comfortable, and clean. The property is well kept. Its a cozy getaway. I will return."

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  • Review by Shabnam T. Scottsdale from Arizona, USA

    "My family stayed in the larger Stag house. Our children are of ages 7, 5, 3, and 1, and I can say all of us absolutely loved it. My kids were sad to go home after a week vacation here, and they still ask when we can go back. The playground is so perfect; the kids played on it for hours every day, and we, adults, could relax. We had a bonfire, soaked in the awesome Jacuzzi, and revived our spirits. It's an hour drive to the beach, and we day tripped in a few times and couldn't wait to get back to that place. There's something about sleeping surrounded by these large trees that melted the stress away from all of us. I highly recommend this place."

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