Wake to the beauty of birdsong and mist rising off grapevines. Meditate, journal, or take in the pristine, natural countryside. After a light breakfast, you will practice yoga to stretch, energize, and awaken the body; pranayama to open channels for breath and energy flow, and meditation to sensitize the intuitive mind. At the end of class, you will focus on writing exercises to inspire ideas, clarify existing ones, and refine expression. This retreat is designed to give you time and space to enjoy yoga and allow your creative juices to flow. Evenings include organic meals lovingly prepared by Scott and Eva; blue-hour walks; hot-tub soaks; and quiet reflection under the stars.
Take relaxing strolls to breathtaking vistas or bring your water bottle and plan on a challenging hike up and down rolling hills and through untouched canyons. Manzanita trees, gigantic oaks, sacred mountain sage, an abundance of California poppies, wild turkey, and exotic birds, will be some of the natural beauty you experience on your journey. You are recommended to take the Rinconada hiking trail, which is 5 minutes from Sagrada, or Bishops Peak trail, which is 15 minutes from Sagrada.
For all you cowgirls and cowboys - put on your boots and saddle up! Enjoy a guided excursion on well-trained horses through breathtaking California terrain, taking in unspoiled nature and a plethora of wildlife. Horseback riding can be arranged for an additional fee.
In Shangri-La Ranch, 5 minutes from Sagrada, you can enjoy horseback riding into some of the most beautiful country on the Central Coast. Ride through sun-dappled forest, pristine meadows, and ancient rock formations.
You can be a part of nature and experience wildlife in this "remote paradise on earth". Some of the wildlife that has been seen on and near Shangri-La Ranch are deer, bear, cougars, bald eagles, and all kinds of beautiful birds - just to name a few.
Eva prescribes specific Qi Gong exercises that will address your individual health needs. Correct posture while doing exercises, breathing techniques and visualization will be emphasized. You will leave feeling deeply grounded, and with Qi Gong exercises you can take home. Each session costs 150 USD for one acupuncture treatment and Qi Gong techniques.
Taoist Health and nutritional counselling
Health and wellness consultation from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective. Tongue and pulse diagnosis, herbal, dietary, and lifestyle recommendations. Consultation is available at 150 USD per hour.
Experience the history and natural habitat at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch while soaring through breathtaking terrain and vineyards. Taste some of Ancient Peaks' sustainable wine after your zip lining adventure.
Margarita Adventures offers four zip lines that soar over majestic oaks and valleys amid a breathtaking backdrop of vineyards, mountains and forest.
The zipline canopy tours are designed to accentuate a larger mission: to promote a deeper appreciation for the natural surroundings and heritage.