Mindful Fitness

Cherry Blossom Yoga Retreat

Present Moment, Peaceful Moment

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“Each morning, we are born again. What we do today matters most.” Buddha

Breathe, stretch, relax. Begin your day practicing yoga in the beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden, a peaceful oasis in San Diego’s Balboa Park. A 200 cherry tree grove blooms to welcome Spring and delights the senses. To learn more about the Japanese Friendship Garden Go»


The Retreat
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A respite of serenity, simplicity and beauty awaits you in the Japanese Friendship Garden. Arriving before the Garden opens to the public, you’ll enjoy a quiet yoga and meditation practice outside on the wooden deck overlooking the Koi Pond.

Afterward, relax and replenish with a light breakfast in the nearby activity room. A hour-long guided tour of the Garden follows which includes both the upper level and the newly renovated lower level. You are welcome to stay as long as you wish after the retreat to explore the Garden on your own.

Depending on Mother Nature, we are hopeful that the cherry trees will be in full bloom for our visit. Even without the cherry blossoms, the wisteria, azaleas and other beautiful flowers welcome us to the Garden.

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The Garden is a place of meditation and contemplation. Walk slowly, breathe deeply and enjoy the beauty and
abundance of nature’s generosity. Consider extending your retreat and enjoying lunch at the Tea Pavilion.

Delightful Comments
“It certainly was a beautiful day that fed not only our bodies but our spirits and soul.”
Rosemary B.

“It was very pleasurable in every way; the food was wonderful, the gardens were a real treat and the guide was super wonderful.” Nadine T.

Namaste.