San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center

San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center is a community that provides the perfect getaway base for those looking for a retreat in the beautiful area of Cuyamaca.

  • Julian, United States
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from US$322
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from US$447
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Speaks English

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from US$289
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from US$418
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Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer is a spiritual counselor and life coach, an evidential medium, and an energy healer. She has taken more than 200 classroom hours for mediumship and evidential mediumship and studied under some of the greatest teachers for this fairly uncommon art. She works all over at San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center where she does a lot of spirit work and life coaching for people who have gaps between where they are and where they want to be in life.

Memo Ozdogan

From his early twenties, Memo has had a great passion and personal interest in exploring western and eastern spirituality and philosophy in order to see and understand different approaches towards the subject of living. He has delved into the original teachings of the Buddha, J.Krishnamurti, Rumi, ancient Greek philosophy, Zen, the Tao, ancient forms of spirituality, and new age spirituality.

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    Review by Jocelyn Blumberg from United States

    Not as advertised

    CONS Cons: I was disappointed by the false advertising. The food was not made by a trained chef as advertised. There were no spa or massage offered. The Jacuzzi chemicals were not balanced so the water smelled. The above ground pool was also not maintained. The labyrinth was not maintained and the usage was not explained. The yoga instructor was not as advertised and lacked teaching experience. The water was tap not spring water as advertised. The only food we ate from the property was lettuce. I really hoped to learn something about meditation, yoga and food to take away with me. Unfortunately I came home empty handed and disappointed.

    PROS Pros: I met lots of great ladies. The Santa Ysabel preserve was nice.

    2.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    5 Location
    2.5 Quality of activity
    2.5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: if everything was so negative with no positives why does one stay until the end with a seemingly happy face unless one gets special psychological pleasure going around and leaving some clever bad reviews which then can harm people's businesses, and what they are trying to build with great difficulties.The Yoga teacher that you did not find good enough is a single mom with a 2 year old baby who we are supporting as a volunteer because it is not easy for her to work with that little baby. You said you are 13 year old Yoga teacher and "you know", but Yoga is not about the years spent practicing. it is about timeless love in one's heart and therefore you do not know. We may have certain negatives as we are humans, but at least almost all the guests love the food we make here perhaps because the master chef is our hearts, but it seems your whole being is so negative that even that food full of love could not find its way to your unfortunately frozen heart, This is a rustic "spiritual" retreat center, and not a 5 star luxury hotel. You could always talk to us, and we would immediately take action if you felt like some things are not the way they should be.Most of the things you wrote are false like the tap water because that water is one of the top quality spring well water from our property, but it is not worth wasting one's time and energy. It is so sad to see humans whose hearts are so closed, and we do hope your heart will one day open itself to the beauty of love. Thank you!

    2017-Jul-10 02:11:23

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    Review by Bahareh Habibi from United States

    Best Kept Secret

    PROS Pros: The experience felt very special and exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to go back in the fall.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jun-13 17:46:36

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    Review by Jessica Mariglio from United States
    5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    5 Quality of activity
    5 Overall impression

    2017-May-09 14:06:24

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    Review by Marie Atkinson from United States
    2.5 Value for money
    2.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    2.5 Location
    2.5 Quality of activity
    2.5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: We will not go into the details because its Marie's personal life, but her roommate told us that she was using some sleeping pills and still she could not sleep and left in the middle of first night without even talking to us. When we texted her asking whether we did anything wrong she replied by saying no, and this is in our records, but for some reason after some time she wanted a full refund threatening us with a bad review, and we did not accept such blackmailing as it is against our living philosophy. We have lots of good reviews everywhere and this is the first one filled with unfortunate pure anger born out of the ugliness of the attempt of blackmailing people who are trying to make an honest living with their sacred labor. We do sincerely wish Marie happiness and love in her future though because we do not want to see any human being suffering. We love you Marie, and as we said you are always welcome here for a free retreat though we have no such obligation to offer you one especially after such an unfair review by you.

    2017-Apr-26 13:15:22

  • Review by Alona Metz
    10 out of 10

    "I recently enjoyed the 3 days Inward Nakedness Retreat at the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center. It was 3 days and 2 nights of pure quiet, relaxation and no pressure. The area is beautiful and charming, the homemade vegan food was fantastic and the staff was super friendly and professional. Jennifer and Memo really made everyone feel comfortable, welcome and cared for. I would definitely go back and highly recommend this retreat! "

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Testimonials

  • Review by Jaylin from San Diego
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Jennifer and Memo,thank you for a peaceful, relaxing weekend where you gave me the opportunity to be myself. Thank you for letting me laugh without judgement. I enjoyed being a witness of the beauty of your love for each other. Peacefully."

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  • Review by Jen Brookbanks
    10 out of 10

    "I visited San Diego spiritual retreat in June for a weekend yoga retreat. I went by myself and was a little nervous about it as I had never done anything like that before. I needn't have been. Jennifer and Memo were wonderful and very welcoming. I felt relaxed and at ease immediately. Memo showed me to the little house I was staying in. It was really cute surrounded by trees very secluded in the forest. The best part was the hot tub which was amazing to relax in at night and look at the stars. We made vision boards and talked the first evening. Jennifer made some Amazing vegan food which I enjoyed very much. Next morning I was up early for a delicious fresh vegetable juice and an early yoga class. It was very nice outside doing yoga looking at the trees and hearing the animals. Very peaceful. Afterwards we had a nice breakfast and Memo and I went hiking. We went up to Volcan Mountain which has great views at the top of the hill. "

    "That afternoon when I got back I had my first reiki session with Flavia a Brazilian girl living there at the time. She was also fabulous. I had never had reiki before and wasn't really sure what to expect. She explained everything to me and I felt very relaxed during and after the session."

    "I was quite stressed out with work and personal issues before going on this retreat and it was exactly what I needed. A few days away from the city in the peace and quiet to relax. I felt amazing after the session."

    "I then did some deep breathing and meditation with Jennifer which was also amazing. The weekend away really gave me time to relax and think about things. Jennifer, memo and Flavia were all lovely to talk to and very helpful. We talked about many of my problems and they gave some great advice and helped me a lot! I cannot recommend this place enough! Five stars! You absolutely have to go and visit. I've been back twice since and I now feel like that is my happy place! Anytime I'm feeling stressed out or in need of a break its where I will go! "

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  • Review by Veronica Campos
    10 out of 10

    "Jennifer, I just want to thank you for the great weekend retreat you provided. I really enjoyed all the yummy food, juices, and great company. Thank you."

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  • Review by Patricia
    10 out of 10

    "Jennifer and Memo, thank you for your hospitality and warmth. I enjoyed my time here very much. Happy holidays and Yours."

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  • Review by Noureen from Dallas, Texas
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Jennifer and Memo for being such a great host and so much healing. It was a peaceful time and I enjoyed meeting you all along with the fellow friends from all around. Merry Christmas and Happy holidays."

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  • Review by Diana from West Palm Beach, USA
    10 out of 10

    "These few days at the retreat were wonderful. I felt like family and very peaceful. The food is amazing :) and Jennifer, Memo and Justy are very special. Loved it here."

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  • Review by Olesya and Sandra
    10 out of 10

    "Hi everyone, we miss you already! Thank you for such a memorable weekend! "

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  • Review by Isabella from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I decided to join San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center for a meditation and yoga retreat after busy days at a conference in San Diego. As soon as I arrived I felt immediately at home in a very peaceful environment. Jennifer, Memo and Justy were so kind and I enjoyed our conversations about life. Yoga, meditation, reading, hiking, walking in the labyrinth and the great food (Jennifer is really a great chef!) made this experience memorable. I really wish to have the chance to come back!"

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  • Review by Nareh Khachadoorian from Glendale, California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Jennifer, Justine, and Memo, thank you so much for the lovely weekend. You are all kind and wonderful people. You have earned my highest recommendations I shall convince my mom to come with me next time. Wishing you all the best! Much love. PS: Food was perfect!"

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  • Review by Sarah
    10 out of 10

    "This was my ever first yoga meditation retreat. I didn't know what to expect coming in and I was kind of reluctant. But Jennifer, the host of the weekend, and Memo quickly dispelled those thoughts immediately upon first meeting. They were very warm and friendly and took us in. I'm not a vegetarian nor do I generally like raw food or salads, but the food preparation was really delicious and incredibly healthy. I left the retreat more conscious about the nature of my food and my decisions to eat healthier. "

    "I enjoyed the activities set in place. The meditation sessions were enlightening, the yoga sessions engaging, and the hiking was exhilarating. It was definitely what I needed to unwind and get out of my busy life and even busier mind. I definitely recommend this retreat! "

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  • Review by Lexy from Malta
    10 out of 10

    "Dearest Jennifer and Memo,"

    "Thank you so much for a wonderful few days. The SDSRC is a very special place. I have found my time here to be greatly healing. Walking, yoga, meditation and eating delicious food are my most favorite things. Jennifer you are a fantastic chef, I loved your food and here learnt so much. Thank you Memo for the lovely walk and stimulating discussions, and of course Thank you Prtham for the stories, The fire and The poetry. I won’t forget this time. Hope to see you again one day."

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  • Review by Dorothy
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Jennifer, Memo, and Prtham for a wonderful yoga, and vegan retreat. This experience was more than what I expected. Thank you for being so welcoming and for sharing your stories and experiences. Through this retreat I grew stronger and more grounded. Jennifer, thank you for giving your heart in designing this beautiful retreat. I truly felt your love, warmth and acceptance you bring out in everything you do; especially in your delicious meals and snacks. Memo, thank you for bringing me on the most beautiful hike I’ve ever been on and for showing me a lovely sunset. Words can’t describe the beauty I’ve experienced during this retreat. Prtham, Thank you for sharing the love for your music and deep poetry. You truly have a beautiful gift. The memories I’ve made here I will keep forever in my heart. Thank you again."

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  • Review by Chuck
    10 out of 10

    "The San Diego Retreat Center is an enjoyable and relaxing retreat center in San Diego. We had an excellent time with amazing food, energizing yoga, and thoughtful meditation sessions. Highly recommended! "

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  • Review by Alona
    10 out of 10

    "I recently enjoyed the 3 day Inward Nakedness Retreat at the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center. It was 3 days and 2 nights of pure quiet, relaxation and no pressure. The area is beautiful and charming, the homemade vegan food was fantastic and the staff was super friendly and professional. Jennifer and Memo really made everyone feel comfortable, welcome and cared for. I would definitely go back and highly recommend this retreat!"

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  • Review by Marjan Massoudi
    10 out of 10

    "San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center is truly a special place tucked away in a lovely mountain location, whether you're looking for a yoga getaway, vegan cooking, or for a deeper inward reflection without the normal daily distractions. I visited for a weekend retreat focused on removing inner blocks and was reminded of the spiritual journey I started years ago. Memo is a warm and wise guide who speaks from the heart. And Jennifer is the caring host with a kind soul who tirelessly makes delicious vegan cuisine. The yoga and hiking in a serene backdrop are a huge bonus. I plan on going back to SDSRC again -- perhaps as a regular guest! -- and highly recommend it. "

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  • Review by Zazz Daniel
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and I stayed there for a mind/body retreat birthday getaway. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. We appreciated - and participated in - optional activities including yoga each morning. The main house had a special comfort - it was also where we met for group activities. We had fun helping to prepare and enjoy meals together. We learned about foods and innovative preparations. We had an epic hike among other delights. Jennifer and Memo provided a safe, peaceful, and inspired environment. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. "

    "PS. Jennifer has an exquisite voice and if you can inspire her to sing for you, you're in for a special treat:)"

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  • Review by Susan Guillory
    10 out of 10

    "I'm so glad I found San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center. It's close enough to my home in San Diego to be easy to get to, but yet it's on another planet entirely. I always find such spiritual healing when I visit there, as well as amazing new friends who, like me, are seeking to better themselves in a variety of ways."

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  • Review by Jessica Guider
    10 out of 10

    "This place was exactly what I needed. It was homey and comforting, and had amazing food and activities. There were eight people total, four guests, two staff, and two 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 Jodell Lionetti
    10 out of 10

    "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 an amazing experience that I plan to go back to again. You will not be disappointed."

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  • Review by Randal from USA
    10 out of 10

    "We had a great time. The rooms were large, comfortable, and clean. The property is well kept. It is a cozy get away. I will return."

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  • Review by Shabnam T. Scottsdale from Arizona, USA
    10 out of 10

    "My family stayed in the larger Stag house. Our children are 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 a 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 this 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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  • Review by Natalia
    10 out of 10

    " We had a very nice time at the retreat! It was a good way to unwind, reset, and get on a healthy path!"

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  • Review by Vienna
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Memo and Jennifer so much! I had a really great experience staying with you. I came with a package feeling stressed out and anxious. After the great exposure to nature and spiritual retreat, I feel something came off my shoulder and was left in labyrinth, very relaxing and peaceful. I like the yoga, and hike a lot, not to mention the greatest vegetarian food in the world! Thank you two so much for taking care of us. We will come back!"

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