The year-round Mediterranean climate and serenity of Santa Barbara has captivated people for 7000 years, from the Chumash Indians and Spanish settles to the many celebrities who live here today. (Temperatures average 65 to 75 degrees F.)
Start your mornings with either SpaFari Yoga/meditation, or a Pilates class; followed by an invigorating Day Hike (we choose the appropriate length of hike and pace for your level of fitness, and generally split the group into two levels) in the mountains:
Explore the many thousand acres of state and national parks with miles of vigorous hiking trails, Indian caves, and cascading waterfalls. Trek 4,000 feet up the immense volcanic cliff paths of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the remote Channel Islands. Hike or jog on miles-long sandy beaches adjacent to uninterrupted sand dunes. Cool off in the ocean and swim in deep fresh water pools of fern lined grottos.
Thursday afternoon we include a Yoga class that is followed by Meditation in a mountain temple while listening to the Buddhist nuns chanting. Additional outside activities include: a bike trip along a picturesque coastal path; options to Sea Kayak, or a Sail at sunset when the earth, sky and water are bathed in red, watching for dolphins and migrating gray whales. After an active day, melt into the hands of our expert massage therapists (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Side-trips may include the Santa Barbara Mission, the Natural History Museum, and an afternoon stroll through the Botanical Gardens. And Santa Barbara's State Street is a shopper's paradise!
We also offer Health & Wellness Education plus Native Indian Culture. Our charming Santa Barbara Inn includes a swimming pool and is steps from the beach. Healthy Dinners are enjoyed in a variety of gourmet organic restaurants in Santa Barbara.
Year-round Fitness Boot Camp - 5 Days, $3,000. Also, 7+ day Custom SpaFari’s available at any time.
6:30 Wake up.
7:15 Lemon cleansing drink.
7:30 Yoga/Stretch Class. Meditation. or Pilates Class
8:30 Healthy Breakfast (fruit, cereal, eggs).
9:00 Exhilarating, scenic, challenging Day Hike.
*Distance and pace is geared toward each individual's fitness level and ability.
(Less miles for Mature-Active Trips)
12:30 Healthy Pack Lunch on trail
2:30-5:00 Return to Accommodations
4:00-6:00 Massages begin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Optional activities: Siesta/Free Time; Swimming, Walk the beach, Shopping, Bike Riding, Sea Kayaking, sunset Sailing
5:00 Thursday: Yoga class and Meditation in a mountain temple
7:30-8:00 Organic Healthy Dinners are enjoyed in a variety of Santa Barbara restaurants
8:30 Evening activities can include a Health & Wellness talk, Cultural Event and Free Time
Santa Barbara with its elegant old world Spanish style charm. Hike the Santa Ynez Mountains alive with wildflowers, aromatic natural herbs, streams and secluded, clear, rock pools. Mountaintops offer spectacular sweeping vistas of ocean and Channel Islands. Sunset walks along rural sandy beaches with high cliffs and rock tide-pools. Morning Yoga classes and 3 afternoon massages. Meditations at a peaceful mountain temple. Indian Cultural Explorations. Options of Bike-Riding, Sea Kayaking or Sunset Sail-boat ride. Our charming Santa Barbara Inn includes a swimming pool and is steps from the beach. Dinners are enjoyed in different healthy organic restaurants in Santa Barbara. An evening of Culture, plus Health & Wellness Talks.
Additional massages are available for an additional fee of $175.
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