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Health And Wellness Offerings In San Diego North
Unusual Health and Wellness Offerings

Visitors can experience activities that encompass health and wellness components characteristic of the San Diego North region, encourage healthy lifestyle choices and promote relaxation for a complete wellness getaway.

“Surf & Yoga” – The world-famous Surf Diva Surfing School offers a special “Surf & Yoga” retreat where visitors can learn to surf and then stretch out vital surfing muscles with seaside yoga sessions. Healthy meals, rejuvenating massages and facial treatments containing all natural ingredients are also included in the wellness retreat for a complete Southern California experience.
For advanced stand up paddle boarders, the surf school also offers yoga/pilates fitness classes performed on a paddle board in the ocean. The combination provides paddle boarders with a new invigorating challenge in a serene setting.

Holistic Lifestyle Coaching The Grand Del Mar’s spa manager doubles as a holistic lifestyle coach, in which visitors can learn about nutrition and healthy alternatives prior to rejuvenating the mind and body through the resort’s therapeutic spa treatments. The resort also offers an assortment of active outdoor adventures including a guided canyon-to-waterfall hike, canyon bike tour, kayaking and horseback riding to a historic adobe ranch house.

Golf Analysis and Fitness Screening – Visitors can perfect their golf skills at The Grand Del Mar with a customized golf fitness screening and putting stroke analysis. Using tests typically reserved for the pros, visitors will undergo a comprehensive golf and physical evaluation that isolates physical limitations and correlate the findings to individual swi ng techniques in order to provide a customized golf-conditioning program. Golfers can also fine tune their game with a SAM-Putting Stroke Analysis used by top professional players to evaluate putting strokes and calculate specific parameters including rotation, acceleration and swing duration, providing the player with precise information on how to improve their score.

Circus-Style Fitness – Instead of just watching the circus, visitors can learn trapeze skills and aerial tricks first-hand through circus-style fitness classes offered in Escondido and Del Mar that focus on both mental and physical well-being.

Ayurvedic Healing – Founded by world-renowned holistic physicians Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D., the Chopra Center for Wellbeing at La Costa Resort & Spa offers a special integrated healing approach to wellness through ayurvedic techniques, meditation and yoga classes. The center features a variety of workshops and wellness retreat programs to transform the body, mind and spirit for overall well-being.

Meditation Gardens
San Diego North is home to an abundance of serene gardens containing a colorful arrangement of plants and flowers year-round that are indigenous to the area. These gardens provide visitors with the ideal setting for therapeutic meditation in a unique garden environment.

Wild Animal Park – With over 1,800 acres of garden area spanning across multiple themed gardens, the Wild Animal Park contains an impressive collection of diverse and rare horticulture specimens. Visitors can find their inner balance at the Bonsai Pavilion, meditate to the sweet smell of fresh herbs at the Chandler Herb Garden or discover Southern California’s native roots at the Nativescapes Garden among the many other themed gardens.

San Diego Botanic Garden – Given the area’s diverse topography, visitors can choose their ideal meditation setting at the 35-acre gardens from a variety of distinct microclimates including desert succulents, tropical rainforests, sub-tropical fruit gardens and the nation’s largest bamboo collection.

Immersed in Nature
San Diego North’s wide open spaces, year-round temperate weather and unusual proximity to four distinct geographical regions (coastal, valley, mountain and desert) allows visitors the opportunity to explore a variety of natural landscapes including tide pools, winding canyons and desert mud caves. The abundance of active outdoor recreation options such as hiking, biking and nature walks make the region an ideal destination for overall health and well-being.