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4 Days Thanksgiving Learn Vegan Cuisine California Yoga Retreat

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


Thanksgiving Yoga Retreat in California USA

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.


  • Spiritual and energy healing
  • Hatha Yoga classes twice daily
  • Chakra balancing guided meditation
  • Guided meditation and spiritual and energy healing
  • Featuring the largest walking labyrinth in California
  • Learn vegan cuisine classes & daily vegan meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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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
  • 2 daily vegan meals
  • 3 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
  • Longest walking Labyrinth in California
  • Vegan cuisine and Alkaline-rich juice bar

Learn how to make vegan cuisine in an artistic way. They will enthusiastically show you how to make easy vegan meals that are well-balanced, nutritious and tasty.

Start each day with physical movement, drinking alkaline rich juices and breathing crisp mountain air.

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 and three

  • 7:00 a.m. Meditation
  • 8:00 a.m. Light continental breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Learn vegan cuisine class
  • 10:00 a.m. Yoga
  • 11:30 a.m. Learn vegan cuisine class
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. Learn vegan cuisine class
  • 3:00 p.m. Hike
  • 5:00 p.m. Learn vegan cuisine class
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. Outdoor fire with live music/drum circle

Last Day

  • 7:00 a.m. Light Continental breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback and Walking or sitting meditations in the meditation garden or the labyrinth
  • 9:00 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 the staff members.

Check in

4 p.m.

Check out

10:00 a.m.


Shuttle. Daily shuttle service is 6:20 a.m. to leave to main site from Julian house and O Shea Manor and 8:15 p.m. to shuttle guests to their lodging if staying at the Julian House or O Shea Manor.

Itinerary information

Schedule is subject to minor changes not effecting the overall program

Course information

All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged. All classes are optional.

Group size

Maximum 12 persons (does not include children in childcare).

Accommodation request

If you would like to be matched with other retreat attendees, please inform San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center at the time of reservation.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

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 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 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.

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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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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from US$687

4 days / 3 nights


Arrival: Wednesday November 23, 2016
Departure: Saturday November 26, 2016

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