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3 Days Find Your Secret Key Yoga Retreat in California

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

Overview

California Yoga Retreat USA

Break free for a weekend and become more and more who you truly are. San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center knows you will find this retreat to be an opportunity to help grow the part of you that is called life, which is the fruit of inner peace and joy. The very opening and sharing of one’s hidden burdens in these carefully guided sessions will help to bring about a deep release and a quality of inward nakedness, with a sense of innocence, that will then pave the pathway to inner peace, liberation, and joy.

Highlights

  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Guided spiritual and energy healing
  • Experience the largest walking labyrinth in California
  • Enjoy vegan cuisine and alkaline-rich juice bar
  • Guided hiking on ten private acres
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • French, Portuguese, Turkish, English
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During this retreat, you will have a shared accommodation of a twin bedroom. Private room is available on request. San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center newly also has camping ground as well. If you wish to camp, a tent and sleeping mat will be provided. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or blanket and pillows.

Experience deep release

Find Your Secret Key retreat includes both group workshops and personal sessions guided by Memo. Memo has deep understanding and experience with the subconscious. The very opening and sharing of one’s hidden burdens in these carefully guided sessions will help you to bring about a deep release and a quality of inward nakedness, with a sense of innocence, that will then pave the pathway to inner peace, liberation, and joy.

Removing inner blocks

Without a feeling of being naked inwardly, one cannot possibly have this deep sense of inward freedom, which is an absolute necessity for one’s happiness and wellbeing. In order to climb high in one’s spiritual journey towards, the ultimate fulfillment of life with its ecstasy, one must not carry the heavy burden of any inward weight.

It is like how one cannot possibly reach the summit of Mount Everest with heavy luggage, and in the same way, one cannot reach the inward summit of joy with heavy luggage. The more one gets naked inwardly the more one feels the lightness of a joyful inner summit. Removal of such inward blocks will also help you to achieve your desired purpose in life.

Life in the external sense is a mere reflection of life inwardly, and as long as you have blocks within your subconscious, you are bound to be blocked from achieving your desired life. During the retreat, you will start the day by watching the wildlife and the sky subtly change colors. Enjoy a yoga class followed by a nice outdoor breakfast made with wholesome foods. You can be sure that there is no nudity in this event.

Guests will do silent walking meditations throughout the retreat on the nature paths. Guests will connect with nature this way. The Japanese call this Shinrin Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing” and guests 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.

First day

  • 03:00 p.m. Welcome
  • 04:00 p.m. Yoga or hike
  • 05:00 p.m. Guided meditation
  • 06:00 p.m. Learn vegan cuisine
  • 06:30 p.m. Dinner

Day two

  • 07:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
  • 08:00 a.m. Workshop or class
  • 10:00 a.m. Yoga or hike
  • 11:00 p.m. Meditation
  • 12:00 p.m. Learn vegan cuisine
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 01:30 p.m. Workshop or class
  • 04:00 p.m. Yoga or hike
  • 05:00 p.m. Guided meditation
  • 06:00 p.m. Learn vegan cuisine
  • 06:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 07:30 p.m. After dinner discussion

Last day:

  • 07:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
  • 08.00 a.m. Workshop or class
  • 10:00 a.m. Yoga or hike
  • 11:00 a.m. Check-out

During this retreat, you will be able to enjoy hiking on ten private acres as well as on the 3,800-acre Santa Ysabel Preserve.

  • 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.

This retreat is located in Wynola, California, USA. Wynola is a small subdivision in between Julian and Santa Ysabel. This place is also home to wonderful antique and farmers produce markets. A one hour drive will take you to the stunning La Jolla coast, scattered with wonderful beaches and charming towns, such as Del Mar.

Nearby places

  • Del Mar - 1 hour drive
  • La Jolla coast - 1 hour drive
Activities
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Hula hoops
  • Playing horse shoes
General
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Largest labyrinth in California
  • Lending library
  • On-site rivers
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center prides themselves on the food they serve. During this retreat, you will eat healthy and yummy vegan cuisine from chefs who have received a minimum of six months training in vegan and raw vegan cuisine. Guests enjoy kombucha, raw sauerkraut, pickled foods and sprouts.

Enjoy pure local food grown from their own gardens and from local farmers. San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center is located exactly at the Headwaters of the San Diego River and the mountain spring water is not contaminated. San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center tries to use as many super foods, raw foods, medicinal plants, and healthy spices as possible.

The food menu includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes to provide balanced nutrition for maximum health. All meals are lovingly prepared every day in the retreat center’s kitchen by the talented chefs and loving chefs using fresh seasonal ingredients, sourced locally where possible.

Guests can be catered with special diets. Please directly contact San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center at the time of booking if you have special requirements. All guests will receive a PDF recipe booklet.

Enjoy the orchard

There is an orchard at the retreat center of about 85 fruit trees all for your picking pleasure, including apples, peaches, apricots, cherry, plum, goji, pear, persimmon, walnut, nectarine, pluots, quince, mulberries (black and Pakistan), pineapple guava, pomegranate, contorted jujube, olives, and almond trees. There are also blackberries, boysenberries, raspberries, grapes, blueberries, and strawberries.

Hiking trails

The Inaja Trail, one of four trails in San Diego County showcased as a “National Recreation Trail," which begins about one mile from the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center. A trail leaflet, which may be available at the trail head, gives information about the typical live oak-chaparral vegetation seen here and elsewhere in the upper foothills of San Diego County.

An overlook at the midpoint in the trail gives a good view down the linear canyon of the San Diego River. Nearly everything you see in that direction was burned in the 2003 Cedar Fire, but the landscape is quickly recovering. At 3440 feet elevation, the overlook is often just above a temperature inversion that traps cooler, moist air below. On some mornings, you’ll find the canyon hidden by a cottony blanket of fog while neighboring peaks and ridges stand like islands in clear air.

Largest walking labyrinth in California

San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center features the largest walking labyrinth in California. It is 110 feet in diameter. Going in and coming out, walking this labyrinth is about three quarters of a mile walk. People from all over the world have enjoyed walking this labyrinth since 2008. People have many different intentions when they walk the labyrinth. Some of the intentions people have for walking the labyrinth are to cope with stress, to help deal with grief, to calm down, to meditate or pray, to have time to themselves, to find their authentic selves beyond their ego and illusion, to unite a group with common hopes, to stimulate creativity, to gain clarity, to find peace, to release a burden in the center of the labyrinth that is too heavy for them to carry, and for personal development. As you see, people use the labyrinth for many purposes.

Local arts and crafts

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 100 of miles of trails for biking and mountain hikes.

During this retreat, massages are available by appointment only. The cost is not included in the retreat price.

Free free to join a retreat or come just for the day and picnic, soak in the jacuzzi, or walk the labyrinth. For those coming for the day, make it a personal retreat day for yourself. Towels and showers are all provided with your services of choice.

Typically, San Diego Spiritual Retreat is all booked-up one week in advance, so call and schedule your appointment as soon as possible. For retreat guests, it is recommended coming one hour early and having your massage before check-in.

The treatments below costs 80 USD each.

  • A massage customized to your needs from a highly, licensed practitioner.
  • Basic nutrition counseling
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Herbal medicine counseling to promote health and wellness
  • Herbal Thai ball massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Neuromuscular / sport injury
  • Personal development life coaching with spirit to help you reach your personal and professional goals
  • Reconnective healing and intuitive healing
  • Recovering the feminine through empowerment and embodiment
  • Reflexology
  • Swedish massage
  • Trigger point
  • 2 daily Hatha yoga classes
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • 3 daily vegetarian / vegan meals
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Guided meditation and spiritual and energy healing
  • Hiking on ten private acres and the 3,800-acre Santa Ysabel Preserve
  • Hotel taxes
  • Vegan cuisine and alkaline-rich juice bar
  • Walk through the largest walking labyrinth in California

Arrival by shuttle

If you are flying in from out of the area, please inquire about the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center's San Diego Airport (SAN) shuttle service.

For information about the booking conditions, please send San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center an inquiry.
  • Review by Jaylin from San Diego

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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, TX

    "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

    "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

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

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  • Review by Isabella from London, UK

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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 Metz

    "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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  • Review by Alona

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    " 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

    "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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