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3 Days Vegan Cuisine, Meditation and Yoga Retreat California

  • San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center, Santa Ysabel, California - Juliana – Ramona


Vegan Yoga Retreat in California

  • 3 days with instruction
  • The San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center offers stress salvation in the form of yoga retreats. All is about wellness and healing, and their focus is on spirituality and strengthening connection with higher guidance. The 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 a beautiful area.

    The San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center invites you to come, be free, and enjoy stillness at their Learn Vegan Cuisine Retreat. Learn how to make how to make easy vegan meals that are well-balanced, nutritious, and tasty.


    • Daily Hatha yoga classes
    • Spiritual and energy healing
    • Guided meditation. spiritual and energy healing
    • Featuring the largest walking labyrinth in California
    • Learn vegan cuisine classes & daily vegan meals
    • San Diego International Airport (KSAN) transfers
    • Guided hiking on 10 private acres
    • 2 nights accommodation

    Skill level

    • Beginner


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Offered are dorm style twin beds, three twin beds to a room with one shared bathroom. The rooms are large, 600 square feet each that include a large living room space. The price of the package is all-inclusive of the retreat, including food, accommodations and all activities for the retreat.

    Vegan Cuisine

    Start each day drinking alkaline rich juices, and breathing crisp mountain air. All guests receive recipe handouts. Learn how to make Vegan cuisine from chef Sophia. She is an artistic, and talented vegan chef, and 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 her specialty.

    Silent walking meditation

    Guests will do silent walking meditations throughout the retreat on the nature paths San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center have. 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

    Check in is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. You go on a hike straight away and get to know each other. Don’t miss one of the most peaceful walks in the world and see the mountain sunset with a light meditation. This is a truly amazing walk. Dinner follows with light entertainment. Transition to quarters at 9 p.m. Come share experiences of peace, love and joy.

    Day two

    • 07:00 a.m. Meditation
    • 08:00 a.m. Light continental breakfast
    • 08:30 a.m. Vegan cooking class
    • 10:00 a.m Yoga
    • 11:30 p.m Vegan cooking class
    • 12:30 p.m Lunch
    • 01:15 p.m. Vegan cooking class or break
    • 03:00 p.m Hike
    • 05:00 p.m Vegan cooking class
    • 06:30 p.m Dinner
    • 07:30 p.m Outdoor fire with live music/drum circle

    Last day:

    • 07:00 a.m. Light continental breakfast
    • 07:30 a.m. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback and Walking or sitting meditations in the meditation garden or the labyrinth
    • 09:00 a.m. Yoga
    • 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and group photos
    • 11:00 a.m. Check-out

    Heart Rate Variability (HRV) personalized biofeedback that measures your stress level is available throughout the retreat starting at check-in and ending at check-out with one of our staff members!

    The retreat assistants 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.

    • 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.

    Located in Wynola, a small subdivision in between Julian and Santa Ysabel is also 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 100 of miles of trails for biking and mountain hikes.


    • La Jolla Coast - 1 hour
    • Archery
    • Hiking
    • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
    • Hula hoops
    • Playing horse shoes
    • Dining area
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Largest labyrinth in California
    • Lending library
    • On-site rivers
    • Special menu request
    • Yoga deck
    • 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.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    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

    Relax in a park like setting

    Wake up to breathtaking crisp mountain air

    Walk around an orchard of about 85 fruit trees all for your picking pleasure

    Watch the wildlife and the sky subtly change colors

    Wonder around largest walking labyrinth in California

    Massage is available by appointment only and is not included in the cost of the retreat.

    • 2 daily vegan meals
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Chakra opening and Balancing guided meditation
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV / DVD player
    • Guided meditation and spiritual and energy healing
    • Group spiritual and energy healing
    • Hatha yoga classes
    • Hiking on 10 private acres and a 3800 acre preserve
    • Hotel taxes
    • Longest walking Labyrinth in California
    • San Diego International Airport (KSAN) transfers
    • Vegan cuisine, and Alkaline-rich juice bar
    • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

    Verified reviews

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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

    • M
      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

      2017-Apr-26 13:15:22

    • 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! " website, edited


    • 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, Texas

      "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

      "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." website, edited

    • 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." website, edited

    • 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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    Julian, United States

    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.

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