San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center

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.

Meditation Retreats 1

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Based on 9 reviews

Speaks English

from US$613

Good 6/10

Based on 9 reviews
from US$613
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Good 6/10

Based on 9 reviews

Instructors 2

Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer is a spiritual counselor and life coach, an evidential medium, and an 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 a 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.

Reviews 9

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Some of the vegan dishes were good, Jennifer's hospitality and intent were in the right place, the two other guests who participated.

    Oh boy, where to begin? This was called a yoga retreat, although one of the hosts didn't even know what "asana" meant. We paid for a two night retreat, although left after the first night because it was nothing close to a retreat, where one can restore and relax. Memo is a self-proclaimed "spiritual counselor", and yet takes you on multiple journeys of confusion, for hours on end. The agenda was packed with "spiritual discussions" that basically consisted of Memo opposing any counter thought you may have to his own view. I don't actually believe he is credentialed to be giving life advice, yet does so wrecklessly. The retreat claimed that activities were "optional", yet they gave us grief when we opted out of one activity, which wasn't even clearly defined in the scheduled. The retreat ended with Memo getting offended at the fact that I questioned what the purpose of these multiple "discussions" were, since it felt like he kept contradiating himself over and over, while getting aggravated with other guests for challenging his viewpoint. We decided to try to salvage what was left of our weekend by leaving early, which turned into another 45 minute argument with Memo trying to justify his role as a credible "spiritual counselor". Memo wasn't only arguing with myself and my guest, but with another volunteer. It was pretty ridiculous altogether. They asked us not to leave a bad review, but we wanted to be honest about our experience. The yoga itself was sub-par as well.

  • Richard Barrett United States

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Jennifer and Memo probably would not appreciate me saying this, but there is NO meat in that house. This was my first time at any kind of spiritual retreat. I have never done yoga, been spiritual, talked about love or gone a day without eating some sort of meat. Coming to this place I was a bit apprehensive, but I have to say Jennifer and Memo and the volunteers were amazing. I cant praise them enough. The food had zero meat in it..I mean no meat at all and was freaking good. Jennifer sent me the recipes and I started making one of the salads with my steaks..That combined with a scotch are a good combination. The yoga was amazing. The instructor has such a nice ass..very cute girl! The gardener is a down to earth guy who takes pride in his work. Memo was eloquent, understanding and insightful. I enjoyed the long walks, deep conversations and overall spiritual guidance. There was a beer in the apartment and I was going to drink it but decided against it. the place is nice, its not ritzy or classy, but it is a great place to go heal from stress, meet like minded people, go for long walks and self reflect. The bonfire night was amazing and the staff was overall wondeful. The only thing that could top this off is if they had scotch and cigars..Cheers!!!

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  • Jocelyn Blumberg United States

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I met lots of great ladies. The Santa Ysabel preserve was nice.

    I was disappointed by the false advertising. The food was not made by a trained chef as advertised. There were no spa or massage offered. The Jacuzzi chemicals were not balanced so the water smelled. The above ground pool was also not maintained. The labyrinth was not maintained and the usage was not explained. The yoga instructor was not as advertised and lacked teaching experience. The water was tap not spring water as advertised. The only food we ate from the property was lettuce. I really hoped to learn something about meditation, yoga and food to take away with me. Unfortunately I came home empty handed and disappointed.

  • Bahareh Habibi United States

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The experience felt very special and exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to go back in the fall.

  • Alona Metz

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I recently enjoyed the 3 days Inward Nakedness Retreat at the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center. It was 3 days and 2 nights of pure quiet, relaxation and no pressure. The area is beautiful and charming, the homemade vegan food was fantastic and the staff was super friendly and professional. Jennifer and Memo really made everyone feel comfortable, welcome and cared for. I would definitely go back and highly recommend this retreat!

Testimonials 25

  • Lily Wittwer

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center Facebook page

    I came for a spiritual yoga retreat and had a lovely time. The atmosphere is kind and loving, and the people are more so. Everyone is beyond caring and understanding and always up for a good discussion. The surrounding area is gorgeous for walking, but you might be like me and find all the sanctuary you needed in the property lines. I'm a picky camper (read: I don't camp) and the area was relaxing, peaceful and easy to sleep and wake up in. Also, the food is absolutely amazing no matter your normal dietary preferences.

  • Jaylin San Diego

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Dear Jennifer and Memo,thank you for a peaceful, relaxing weekend where you gave me the opportunity to be myself. Thank you for letting me laugh without judgement. I enjoyed being a witness of the beauty of your love for each other. Peacefully.

  • Jen Brookbanks

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    I visited San Diego spiritual retreat in June for a weekend yoga retreat. I went by myself and was a little nervous about it as I had never done anything like that before. I needn't have been. Jennifer and Memo were wonderful and very welcoming. I felt relaxed and at ease immediately. Memo showed me to the little house I was staying in. It was really cute surrounded by trees very secluded in the forest. The best part was the hot tub which was amazing to relax in at night and look at the stars. We made vision boards and talked the first evening. Jennifer made some Amazing vegan food which I enjoyed very much. Next morning I was up early for a delicious fresh vegetable juice and an early yoga class. It was very nice outside doing yoga looking at the trees and hearing the animals. Very peaceful. Afterwards we had a nice breakfast and Memo and I went hiking. We went up to Volcan Mountain which has great views at the top of the hill.

    That afternoon when I got back I had my first reiki session with Flavia a Brazilian girl living there at the time. She was also fabulous. I had never had reiki before and wasn't really sure what to expect. She explained everything to me and I felt very relaxed during and after the session.

    I was quite stressed out with work and personal issues before going on this retreat and it was exactly what I needed. A few days away from the city in the peace and quiet to relax. I felt amazing after the session.

    I then did some deep breathing and meditation with Jennifer which was also amazing. The weekend away really gave me time to relax and think about things. Jennifer, memo and Flavia were all lovely to talk to and very helpful. We talked about many of my problems and they gave some great advice and helped me a lot! I cannot recommend this place enough! Five stars! You absolutely have to go and visit. I've been back twice since and I now feel like that is my happy place! Anytime I'm feeling stressed out or in need of a break its where I will go!

  • Veronica Campos

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Jennifer, I just want to thank you for the great weekend retreat you provided. I really enjoyed all the yummy food, juices, and great company. Thank you.

  • Patricia

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Jennifer and Memo, thank you for your hospitality and warmth. I enjoyed my time here very much. Happy holidays and Yours.

  • Noureen Texas

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Thank you Jennifer and Memo for being such a great host and so much healing. It was a peaceful time and I enjoyed meeting you all along with the fellow friends from all around. Merry Christmas and Happy holidays.

  • Diana United States

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    These few days at the retreat were wonderful. I felt like family and very peaceful. The food is amazing :) and Jennifer, Memo and Justy are very special. Loved it here.

  • Olesya and Sandra

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Hi everyone, we miss you already! Thank you for such a memorable weekend!

  • Isabella United Kingdom

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    I decided to join San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center for a meditation and yoga retreat after busy days at a conference in San Diego. As soon as I arrived I felt immediately at home in a very peaceful environment. Jennifer, Memo and Justy were so kind and I enjoyed our conversations about life. Yoga, meditation, reading, hiking, walking in the labyrinth and the great food (Jennifer is really a great chef!) made this experience memorable. I really wish to have the chance to come back!

  • Nareh Khachadoorian California, USA

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Jennifer, Justine, and Memo, thank you so much for the lovely weekend. You are all kind and wonderful people. You have earned my highest recommendations I shall convince my mom to come with me next time. Wishing you all the best! Much love. PS: Food was perfect!

  • Sarah

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    This was my ever first yoga meditation retreat. I didn't know what to expect coming in and I was kind of reluctant. But Jennifer, the host of the weekend, and Memo quickly dispelled those thoughts immediately upon first meeting. They were very warm and friendly and took us in. I'm not a vegetarian nor do I generally like raw food or salads, but the food preparation was really delicious and incredibly healthy. I left the retreat more conscious about the nature of my food and my decisions to eat healthier.

    I enjoyed the activities set in place. The meditation sessions were enlightening, the yoga sessions engaging, and the hiking was exhilarating. It was definitely what I needed to unwind and get out of my busy life and even busier mind. I definitely recommend this retreat!

  • Lexy Malta

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Dearest Jennifer and Memo,

    Thank you so much for a wonderful few days. The SDSRC is a very special place. I have found my time here to be greatly healing. Walking, yoga, meditation and eating delicious food are my most favorite things. Jennifer you are a fantastic chef, I loved your food and here learnt so much. Thank you Memo for the lovely walk and stimulating discussions, and of course Thank you Prtham for the stories, The fire and The poetry. I won’t forget this time. Hope to see you again one day.

  • Dorothy

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Thank you Jennifer, Memo, and Prtham for a wonderful yoga, and vegan retreat. This experience was more than what I expected. Thank you for being so welcoming and for sharing your stories and experiences. Through this retreat I grew stronger and more grounded. Jennifer, thank you for giving your heart in designing this beautiful retreat. I truly felt your love, warmth and acceptance you bring out in everything you do; especially in your delicious meals and snacks. Memo, thank you for bringing me on the most beautiful hike I’ve ever been on and for showing me a lovely sunset. Words can’t describe the beauty I’ve experienced during this retreat. Prtham, Thank you for sharing the love for your music and deep poetry. You truly have a beautiful gift. The memories I’ve made here I will keep forever in my heart. Thank you again.

  • Chuck

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    The San Diego Retreat Center is an enjoyable and relaxing retreat center in San Diego. We had an excellent time with amazing food, energizing yoga, and thoughtful meditation sessions. Highly recommended!

  • Alona

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    I recently enjoyed the 3 day Inward Nakedness Retreat at the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center. It was 3 days and 2 nights of pure quiet, relaxation and no pressure. The area is beautiful and charming, the homemade vegan food was fantastic and the staff was super friendly and professional. Jennifer and Memo really made everyone feel comfortable, welcome and cared for. I would definitely go back and highly recommend this retreat!

  • Marjan Massoudi

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    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.

  • Zazz Daniel

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    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:)

  • Susan Guillory

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    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.

  • Susan Guillory

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center Facebook page

    This is my new spiritual home. It's close enough to San Diego to be easy to get to, but still worlds away. Whether you want to be alone and meditate or read, or in the thick of it, preparing a vegan meal, hiking, or doing yoga, there are plenty of options!

  • Jessica Guider

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    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.

  • Jodell Lionetti

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    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.

  • Randal United States website

    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.

  • Shabnam T. Scottsdale United States website

    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.

  • Natalia

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    We had a very nice time at the retreat! It was a good way to unwind, reset, and get on a healthy path!

  • Vienna

    San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center website

    Thank you Memo and Jennifer so much! I had a really great experience staying with you. I came with a package feeling stressed out and anxious. After the great exposure to nature and spiritual retreat, I feel something came off my shoulder and was left in labyrinth, very relaxing and peaceful. I like the yoga, and hike a lot, not to mention the greatest vegetarian food in the world! Thank you two so much for taking care of us. We will come back!

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