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Stillness, meditation and yoga Retreat offers Meditation sound bath healing with singing crystal bowls, spiritual healing and Spiritual discussions. Our retreat starts at 1:30 PM. We have a friendly informal orientation and later, a two-hour hike in the Santa Ysabel East Preserve.

At 2 PM we have a two-hour hike in the Santa Ysabel East Preserve. It is a one-hour leisurely flat walk and with about a 45 minutes time in silence by a creek at the half way point. Many people listen to apps on their phone of a stream with bird song. There is a different energy when listening to the real thing. Bring walking shoes. We will walk for 30 minutes and then be still for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes we will sound a small Tibetan bowl to let you know we will start to walk back to the parking lot. All in all the walk is about 2 hours with the small drive there and back from the retreat center. Bring walking shoes.

We do not provide food or cuisine for this retreat. What we do offer is a kitchen with two refrigerators and a lot of spices if you like cooking. There is a Trader Joes store about 45 minutes away and Guests can buy whatever food they think they will need there or buy food from any other market for the duration of the retreat.

 

Afterward the walk, around 5 PM we have a spiritual discussion until 6:00 PM.

At 6:30 PM, the dining room is open to all. Please bring your own sack dinner. We will eat by the fireplace with classical lounge music. Guests can bring their own vegan food and snacks if they like and keep in our Guest refrigerator, or they can get food and snacks from our kitchen for love donations if they feel like. At around 7:30 pm we will start our campfire outside under the great stars of Julian where we will have another spiritual and philosophical discussion casually. Guests who want to play guitar or any instruments by the campfire are most welcome to add to the spirit of the night. Guests who prefer to enjoy our Jacuzzi may do so anytime.
At 9:30 pm there is noble silence quite time in the house and our day comes to an end.

Day two/Day Three:

We have yoga at 8 AM. Meditation sound bath healing with singing crystal bowls and spiritual healing at 9:30 AM. Similar to an opera we do have a strict policy that the doors must close at 9:20 AM and remain closed until 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. At 10:30 AM Guests may break (bathroom break) but are encouraged to break only if there is a need. When the sound bowls stop at about 10:30 AM please stay still for spiritual healing until we break at 11 AM. We will listen to meditation music during this time.

At noon until 2 PM there is silence. Guests are welcome to enjoy a picnic lunch anywhere, inside the house or outside and be still with nature. We have a couple of walking paths around the property Guests enjoy walking, which include the largest labyrinth in California and a native plant walk.

After a small stillness and noble silence break from noon to 2 PM we have a two-hour hike in the Santa Ysabel East Preserve.

Afterward the walk, around 5 PM we have a spiritual discussion until 6:00 PM.

At 6:30 PM, the dining room is open to all. Please bring your own sack dinner. We will eat by the fireplace with classical lounge music. Guests can bring their own vegan food and snacks if they like and keep in our Guest refrigerator, or they can get food and snacks from our kitchen for love donations if they feel like. At around 7:30 pm we will start our campfire outside under the great stars of Julian where we will have another spiritual and philosophical discussion casually. Guests who want to play guitar or any instruments by the campfire are most welcome to add to the spirit of the night. Guests who prefer to enjoy our Jacuzzi may do so anytime.
At 9:30 pm there is noble silence quite time in the house and our day comes to an end.

Staff puts the fire out at 9:30 PM unless it is a red flag day with wind.

Last day:

 

We have yoga at 8 AM. Meditation sound bath healing with singing crystal bowls and spiritual healing at 9:30 AM. Similar to an opera we do have a strict policy that the doors must close at 9:20 AM and remain closed until 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. At 10:30 AM Guests may break (bathroom break) but are encouraged to break only if there is a need. When the sound bowls stop at about 10:30 AM please stay still for spiritual healing until we break at 11:15 AM for photo time. We will listen to meditation music during this time.

We will take photos of all the Guests together after 11:15 AM.

If you are able, we ask that you kindly check-out of your rooms at 9:00 AM  – 9:15 AM because the housekeeper comes at 11 AM to clean all the rooms. The kitchen, living room, dining room and bathrooms will still be open all hours. After the meditation at 11:15 AM, we take photos together.

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