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4 Days Yoga and Vegan Culinary Vacations in California

4 Days Yoga and Vegan Culinary Vacations in California

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

Yoga and Cooking Vacations in USA

Be free, and enjoy stillness while you learn about vegan cuisine in beautiful Julian, California. Get all the benefits from meditation and yoga and learn how to make extraordinary vegan dishes with chef Sophia, an artistic and talented vegan chef that will enthusiastically show you how to make easy vegan meals that are well balanced, nutritious, and tasty. Join this retreat and be part of a creative, fun and improvisational cooking vacation that you will never forget!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Hands-on vegan cuisine classes
  • Silent sitting and walking meditation sessions
  • Make your own Native American talking sticks or vision boards
  • Transfer from and to San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • Daily breakfast and alkaline rich juices
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 dinners
  • 4 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 orientation
  • 17:00 Yoga
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 18:30 Crafts (you will make vision boards or Native American talking sticks). Tea and snacks will be available. There will be three tables set up with crafts materials on them available for you, and six rectangular tables for guests to play with their projects. Feel free to come and go from this activity. You are more than welcome to use this time to settle in and get to know some of the other guests
  • 21:00 Begin transition to quarters
  • 22:00 Begin the quiet hours

Days 2 and 3

  • 07:00 Stretching exercises and yoga
  • 08:00 Breakfast with alkaline rich juice
  • 08:30 Silent walking meditation
  • 09:30 Learn vegan cuisine class
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:00 Silent sitting or walking meditation
  • 13:45 Optional guided hike in the 3800-acre Santa Ysabel preserve
  • 16:30 Yoga
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 18:30 Crafts (you will make vision boards or Native American talking sticks). Tea and snacks will be available
  • 21:00 Begin transition to quarters
  • 22:00 Begin the quiet hours

Day 4

  • 07:00 Stretching exercises and yoga
  • 08:00 Breakfast with alkaline rich juice
  • 08:30 Silent walking or sitting meditation
  • 10:30 Check-out; 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
Activities
  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Yoga
General
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Child care
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries
  • Wedding

You will be provided with 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 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
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 vegan cuisine classes
  • 3 dinners
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and alkaline rich juices
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • 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)
  • Massages and spa treatments are not included in the price

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.