At Quiet Mind we are honored to share Yoga as it was meant to be practiced, focusing on the depth of practice and meeting participants at every level.
We invite you to the unique opportunity to practice authentic classical Hatha Yoga.
We practice traditional classical yoga neither diluting nor flavoring - to preserve and pass on this treasure trove of knowledge in its original form. We are more than a body mind complex, yet to allow for an exploration into deeper aspects of life is not possible without a strong body and a stable mind. So we seek to employ various tools envisioned by the rishis to gain physical strength and mental fortitude. The yoga class will focus on asanas, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation. Overall, we look at yoga as a way of life, instead of as an hourly practice on the mat.
All teachers have been trained in traditional Hatha Yoga and are devoted to sharing a practice that deepens and inspires inner emotional and spiritual growth. Practice also is catered to meet your specific physical needs and will offer a unique pathway for you to experience the essence of yoga.
Group Yoga Classes are offered every Saturday at 9am and are focused on Hatha practice.
We offer the opportunity to work with deeply practiced and compassionate teachers catered to Individual, Couples and Families each catered to the unique emotional, physical and mental goals of our guests.
Sleep deeply and easily with our sleep well program. This program is designed to cultivate a sense of relaxation before bed. Custom sleep temperature, air purification, white noise, blackout curtains, aromatherapy pillows and a sleep hypnosis recording will lead you into a deep relaxing sleep.
Mindfulness Based Hypnotherapy: Cross over into inner wisdom, transformation and healing with a personalized coaching and hypnotherapy session.
Tech Detox, take a break from electronics, our silent check in and electronic free zone, offers you the opportunity to turn off and tune out. Immerse yourself in the natural environment and center your being.
Healing plant based food packages are available for you stay with us, nurture body and mind with nutritious and delicious plant based foods. Discover healing from food and the practice of mindful eating.
Forest Bathing invites you to journey deep into nature, to connect with the five elements and to journal your experience. The retreat center is surrounded by walking trails of astounding natural beauty.
At 5000FT, stargaze from your balcony and connect to the vast galaxy.
Take in the lake from our outdoor jacuzzi, that has panoramic views of Lake Cuyamaca.
Day trip to nearby deserts and hot springs with an organic picnic basket.
Enjoy over 600,000 acres of hiking trails.
Enjoy our bird and deer watching on our property in the early mornings.
Challenge yourself and rock climb Stonewall Mountain, which the center overlooks.
Bring healing, balance and harmony to body and mind in the Tara Temple, surrounded by sculptures and paintings of Tara.
Awaken body and mind to health and well being with organic, local and sustainably sourced food options for your stay. Choose from health based options to meet your journey into well being.
Release, relax and let go with wellness curated treatments in our spa room. Detox tired muscles in our infrared sauna and jacuzzi.
Massage and other wellness treatments opens the doorway to deeply relax and open up energetically to healing body and mind.
Enjoy a healing and detoxing session in our full spectrum Clearlight Infrared Sauna. Hourly sessions are available to book below.
Take in the awe-inspiring view of the lake from the mountainside while experiencing an incredible journey to peace and self-discovery with our wellness offerings.
Reiki is a light-touch, energy-based healing practice. It promotes a sense of well-being, and helps promote relaxation. This can improve sleep, allowing your body to better heal itself. The word “Reiki’ is the combination of two Japanese words, Rei and Ki. “Rei” means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki means “vital life force energy”. “Ki” Is the life force energy that animates all living things. Together, Reiki means “Spiritually Guided life-force energy. Reiki works by moving Universal life force energy through a practitioner as a channel. A Reiki Practitioner always intends for the Reiki energy to be used for their client’s greatest good. Reiki can never do harm. Most clients experience a profound sense of well-being, peace and relaxation.
What to expect during Reiki:
The client will be on a massage table and will normally start, lying face up. It is recommended to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Depending on the client, they may stay in one position or may turn face-down on the table at some point during the treatment. The practitioner will place their hands lightly on or near your body in a series of hand positions including positions on the client’s head, shoulders, stomach and feet or other positions based on the client’s individual needs. During the session, some clients may choose to fall asleep, or meditate. Others stay awake and enjoy the sensations, tuning in to the movement of energy. The experience is personal and unique to each individual. Each position is held for a few minutes depending on how much time is needed for each area. Most people experience a deeply meditative state during the session and feel veryrelaxed. There is very little or no talking during the session.
Imagine beginning your day in nature, immersed in the natural sounds and sights all around you!
Your guided mindful walk will be experienced at the beautiful cuyamaca lake just across the road from Quiet Mind!
*Scheduled Guided Mindful Walks available:
Mondays - Sunday between 9 am & 12pm
*With a reservation
*Private walks all other days of the week, by appointment
*Guided Mindful walks led by Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher, Denise Eve Rhodes, local resident of Julian Ca and Lorien Lehmer, Art therapist, yoga and somatic therapist and Julian local.
On a mindful walk you become aware of your posture and any sensations in the body while maintaining a steady, comfortable rhythm, walking naturally and breathing normally.
We use the rhythm of the walk as our anchor, our focus — left foot, right foot, —breathing in & breathing out as the point of gentle focus.
By doing this, we are bringing the mind to a place of rest where it can fully engage in the environment and present moment.
Mindful walking develops calm, connectedness, and embodied awareness.Using the movement of walking can help cultivate mindfulness and a wakeful presence.
In Bodh Gaya, India, there is an old Bodhi tree that shades the very spot where the Buddha is believed to have sat in meditation on the night of his enlightenment. Close by is a raised walking path about 17 steps in length, where the Buddha mindfully paced up and down in walking meditation after becoming enlightened, experiencing the joy of a liberated heart.
In his teachings, the Buddha stressed the importance of developing mindfulness in all postures, including sitting, lying down, and walking.
Mindful walks in nature, also known as the practice of shinrin yoku, or Forest Bathing, is good for both physical and mental wellbeing. It is proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity, as well as lower heart rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and accelerate recovery from illness