Powerful Lifestyle Adventurer’s Retreat

HIKE AND EXPLORE THE BEST OF SAN DIEGO ON THIS ADVENTURE RETREAT

City and Mountain Lovers come and enjoy Walking, Trekking, Yoga or Dancing, and Horse riding. This is a great retreat. On this retreat, it is almost impossible for a person to not build a lot of muscle. Before signing up, please make sure you can walk at least five hours a day. We will be walking and hiking a lot.

There are eight Lifestyle factor changes that we go over during the course of the retreat:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Time in Nature
  • Service
  • Relationships
  • Recreation
  • Relaxation
  • Spirituality

Every day during the retreat we take time to address and implement all eight of these Lifestyle Factors and our retreat is built around them.

We offer a unique blend of activies ranging from hard adventure to soft adventure to non-adventure activities. We also offer a unique blend of all our activies to be enjoyed in the San Diego mountains and also the city of San Diego. Our four night five day retreat is unique and faster paced than many other retreats. We walk some of the best walking trails in Mission Trails, La Jolla and Balboa park.

Retreat Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Learn vegetarian or Vegan cuisine
  • All meals included
  • Learn Meditation Practices
  • Horse Riding
  • Daily Yoga or Dancing
  • Visit the Beautiful Coastal town of La Jolla
  • Tour of Balboa Park

Hikes Include:

  • Cuyamaca Peak
  • Stonewall Peak
  • Cedar Creek Falls to Devil’s Punchbowl Hike
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
  • Cowles Mountain

Read more about each hike below. For this retreat, lodging may have one or two nights in the city which is included in the cost shown. Similar sleeping arrangements will be provided if staying in the city. This retreat is limited to five camping guests.

Daily Schedule

Day One
4:00 pm Check-in and Orientation
5:00 pm Yoga or stretching
6:00 pm Learn vegetarian cuisine and eat
8:00 pm Learn Meditation Practices – We all quiet our mind
9:00 pm Transition to quarters

Day Two
6:45 am Rise and shine Yoga, calisthenics and/or stretching exercises
7:15 am Raw alkaline rich juice and protein and fat rich breakfast
8:30 am Cedar Creek Falls to Devil’s Punchbowl Hike
12:00 am Picnic lunch at Cedar Creek Falls
2:00 pm Horse Riding 1 1/2 hours
5:00 pm Yoga
6:00 pm Learn vegetarian cuisine and eat
8:00 pm Learn Meditation Practices – We all quiet our mind
9:00 pm Transition to quarters

Day Three
6:45 am Rise and shine calisthenics and/or stretching exercises
7:30 am Protein and fat rich breakfast
8:30 am Cuyamaca Peak
12:00 am Picnic lunch at Cuyamaca state park
1:00 pm Stonewall Peak Hike
3:30 pm Break
5:30 pm Yoga or Stretching
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Learn Meditation retreat Practices – We all quiet our mind
9:00 pm Transition to quarters

Day Four
6:45 am Rise and shine Yoga, calisthenics and/or stretching exercises
7:30 am Protein and fat rich breakfast
9:30 am Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
12:00 am La Jolla
12:30 pm Picnic lunch in La Jolla and free time
4:15 pm Mission Trails – Cowles Mountain Hike
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 p.m. Learn Meditation Practices – We all quiet our mind
9:00 pm Transition to quarters

Day Five
6:45 am Rise and shine Yoga, calisthenics and/or stretching exercises
7:30 am raw alkaline rich juice and protein and fat rich breakfast
8:00 am Room Check-out
9:30 am Balboa Park Tour
11:30 am The retreat officially ends after the Balboa Park Tour

Hiking Descriptions

Cedar Creek Falls to Devil’s Punchbowl
Cedar Creek Falls to Devil’s Punchbowl features a spectacular waterfall plunging 80 feet into a large pool of water. The trails down leads hikers through the beautiful backcountry hills of eastern San Diego with black oak, cedar, and cottonwood trees providing a great habitat for bird watching. With one of the most spectacular destination points, the Cedar Creek Falls Trail also comes with a precautionary warning. On this trail, the way down is easy, but it’s the way back that’s uphill with an elevation gain of 600 feet the is hard The hike is 4.2 miles.

Cuyamaca Peak
Cuyamaca Peak is the second highest peak in San Diego County. It sits a mere 20 feet lower but is far more accessible than Hot Springs Mountain near Warner Springs. The peak’s 6,512’ summit is relatively modest compared to the behemoths in the San Gabriels, San Jacintos, and San Bernadinos. However, Cuyamaca has the honor of being the geographic center of San Diego County, which grants the peak unparalleled views. This central location coupled with the elevation makes Cuyamaca Peak the penthouse of San Diego.

Stonewall Peak
Stonewall Peak is about a one hour hike up to summit and is one of the most popular hikes in the Cuyamaca Park. It is named after the Stonewall Mine located just north of of the peak. Stonewall Peak was included on the original 1946 Sierra Club Hundred Peaks list. The trail is of moderate difficulty and is 2 miles each way with a steady gain in elevation of 850 feet. The trail is well graded traversing through chaparral, oaks and incense cedar to the summit of Stonewall Peak. The last section is on exposed ridge but has steps and a handrail. The top offers great views. The trailhead is across the road from the entrance to Paso Picacho campground at the picnic area.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast! Because of the efforts and foresight of the people in this area, 2,000 acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed — including the maritime chaparral, the rare Torrey pine, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. One can imagine what California must have looked like to the early settlers, or to the Spanish explorers, or even to the first California residents here, the Kumeyaay people.

Cowles Mountain
Cowles Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in San Diego. Sure, it has its steep switchbacks (the trail leads to the highest point within San Diego), but almost anyone can get through it with enough determination. There’s no spectacular greenery here, but the views are pretty picture-worthy. Keep an eye out for snakes crossing the path.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park’s site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use.

Coronado – Please feel free to visit Coronado on your own. It is beautiful!
Coronado, also known as Coronado Island (Spanish for “crowned one”), is an affluent resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Coronado lies on the geographic combination of an island and a tombolo connected to the mainland called the Silver Strand. Coronado is a tied island, connected by a tombolo. In 2012, Dr. Stephen Leatherman, Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research, ranked Coronado Beach as the best beach in the United States.