WELCOME TO THE SAN DIEGO SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER
Welcome to the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center.
We are 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. Our San Diego Yoga Retreat Center is open and is a wellspring for all who love nature and Holistic Health.
Love Is Our Religion
We do not affiliate with any organized philosophy or religion nor do we have a doctrinal or theological statement. We welcome all from all walks of life and believe that Consciousness is arising on our planet and that we want to be as helpful as possible to further this.
Our teachings and lessons are only signposts that point the way to a Higher Reality. There is only one Source of Life and Energy and we welcome all that are on that path. This slice of the planet is available for all to find Stillness, Presence, and Consciousness, from which a wellspring of Love, Joy and Peace will flow.
Retreat to Nature
Retreat to celebrate the grandeur of earth, air, stone and water. When you visit here, you will be waking up a breathtaking park-like setting letting a deep sense of peace flood into your experience as you find yourself relaxing in nature while breathing in early morning crisp mountain air.
Start the day by watching the wildlife and the sky and landscape subtly change colors while enjoying a nice outdoor breakfast made with wholesome foods after a “movement thru the chakras” class or Yoga!
The San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center provides the perfect getaway base for walkers, yoga and dancing enthusiasts, hikers, and those looking for a relaxing and healing retreat in this beautiful area.
Growing in Sustainability
We are looking to make this center more sustainable, and to implement permaculture design concepts. We are building a sustainable earth house.
We plan on expanding our annual garden and perennial landscape. We have an orchard of about 85 fruit trees all for your picking pleasure – Apple, Peaches, Apricots, Cherry, Plum, Goji, Pear, Persimmon, Walnut, Nectarine, Pluots, Quince, Mulberries (Black and Pakistan), Pineapple Guava, Pomegranate, Contorted Jujube, olive and almond trees. There are also blackberries, boysenberries, raspberries, grapes, blueberries, and strawberries. We compost and recycle and make a lot of our own fertilizer.
We are doing it together with you! Come share what you know with us and learn what we are doing with well water and farming. We will also further develop our well water system and solar power system.
And Much More …
A slice of history
Take a trip back in time. Our little piece of land that we love to share has been shared with many throughout time. The Kumeyaay Native Americans first inhabited this land and there are about 25 metates (grinding or mealing stones) around the property for viewing. These holes were ground into the rocks over hundreds of years by the Native Americans and today they serve as bird baths during the rainy season for the many types of birds that call this area home. The very first and original wagon trail passes through the center of the land here. The white concrete, old abandoned highway here provides many children who visit here a very safe trail for bike riding. It was abandoned in 1955 and is one of the longest intact pieces of highway in the area, around 300 feet. The old highway also hugs the San Diego River’s headwaters which originate from this area.
Largest walking labyrinth in California
We feature the largest walking labyrinth in California. It is 110 feet in diameter. Going in and coming out, walking this labyrinth is about three quarter’s 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.
The Inaja Trail is the best adventures track and one of four trails in San Diego County showcased as a “National Recreation Trail” and “Adventure Retreat Track”, It begins about one mile from the San Diego Yoga 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.