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DAY SPAS VERY LOCAL
Presidio, San Francisco, California
Situated in the lush, tranquil resort-like surroundings of the historic Presidio,Sens spa is a 13,000 square foot personal paradise. A mini- vacation - whether for an hour or a day." This is what it says on their website. With a grandfather who was the commanding officer of the Presidio for short period of time I find it hard to refer to the presidio as resort like. In any event this spa is as good as it gets.
National Presidio, SF, California,
Nestled in the beautiful hills facing one of the world’s great travel destinations, the Claremont Resort & Spa opened in 1915 and gained a reputation as a retreat for wealthy San Franciscans to escage the fog on “the sunny side of the Bay.” Majestically resting on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, its panoramic views of the Bay and city skyline are unequalled.
Claremont Resort & Spa
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
Full Service Day Spa, well appointed amenities.
Located in the hotel, wellness professionals bring their worlds of treatments to the spa with stunning overlooks of San Francisco and its soothing Bay.
SPAS + RETREATS SOUTH
Big Sur + South of San Francisco
Nestled along the shoreline of California's famed Monterey Peninsula, Asilomar is a tranquil ocean front retreat cradled by forests and white sand beaches. Designed by acclaimed architect Julia Morgan and embracing the Arts & Crafts architectural style, Asilomar harmonizes with its natural surroundings and has played host to thousands of visitors since its founding in 1913. Rich with history, scenic beauty and serenity, Asilomar is the ideal location for group meetings, corporate retreats, weddings, family reunions and vacation getaways. Asilomar Conference Center , 800 Asilomar Boulevard, PO Box 537, Pacific Grove CA 93950
Tel: (831) 372-8016, Fax: (831) 372-7227
Esalen Institute, A convergence of mountains and sea, mind and body, East and West, medication and action. Esalen - a center for alternative education, a forum for transformational practices, a restorative retreat, a worldwide community of seekers. Dedicated to exploring work in the humanities and sciences that furthers the full realization of the human potential, Esalen offers public workshops, residential work-study programs, invitational conferences, and independent projects that support our mission. As a center designed to foster personal and social transformation, we offer those who join us the chance to explore more deeply the world and themselves.
Esalen Institute, 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9616
Accommodations at Costanoa fall into three basic categories and vary a great deal depending on the kind of experience you seek. Options include: lodge accommodations; douglas fir cabins; furnished tent bungalows designed for two or three persons; and pitch your own tent sites.
SPA SERVICES AVAILABLE, (aromatherapy and massage)
Costanoa Coastal Lodge and Camp
2001 Rossi Road at Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060
Costanoa is located on Rossi Road, off of Highway 1 (also known as Cabrillo Highway). Approximately 25 miles from Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay
Sonoma Coast + Coast North of San Francisco
Their intimate restaurant and most of our guest rooms offer sweeping views of the ocean. Other rooms embrace a serene Japanese pond. Enjoy coffee or a drink by our cavernous fireplace, or relax in the privacy of your own room, complete with hot tub and fireplace. Twenty-six acres of trails traversing half a mile of ocean frontage for you to explore. Watch whales and sea birds, or just listen to the roaring surf.
(no spa) Two hours north of San Francisco (90 miles)
45 minutes north of Bodega Bay (25 miles)
21780 North Coast Highway 1
Jenner, California 95450
800-987-8319 . 707-847-3231
The Sea Ranch is the ideal location for your Northern California coastal experience. Covering more than ten miles of the Sonoma coastline, the several thousand acres of large, open, and natural settings interspersed with award winning architecture, is truly unique and recognized worldwide for environmentally sensitive planning and architecture.
Sea Ranch Escage offers a wide variety of fully furnished and equipped rental homes for your coastal vacation enjoyment. From sumptuous, luxurious, oceanfront homes to small, cozy, cabins tucked away in the Redwood forest, there is one for you and yours.
All home rental guests have the use of The Sea Ranch recreational amenities, including heated swimming pools, tennis courts, saunas, and the miles and miles of hiking trails throughout the forest areas as well as along the more than ten mile coastline. There is also a 2600 foot private landing strip for guests who choose to fly in private aircraft.
Many of the homes are equipped with outdoor hottubs, and almost all have woodburning fireplaces or stoves for additional atmosphere. For a romantic escage to the coast, there is nothing better than a cozy home with a dramatic ocean view, hottub, privacy, and world renown architecture. For family vacations, roomy homes close to the beaches or recreation centers are a top choice.
Sea Ranch, California
Toll-Free at 888/Sea Ranch,(888/732-7262)
A full service meeting and retreat facility Two hours north of San Francisco (90 miles) past Point Reyes.
45 minutes north of Bodega Bay (25 miles)
The Marconi Conference Center & State Historic Park has a rich human history that dates back hundreds of years. From the pre-historic villages of the Coastal Miwok to the farming communities of today, the Tomales Bay ecosystem has supported the livelihoods of thousands of people. Amazingly enough, Tomales Bay has maintained its pristine waters and rural charms. 415-663-9020
18500 Highway 1, Marshall, California, 94940
Middletown - Harbin Hot Springs is a non-profit retreat and workshop center located in the wine region north of San Francisco. We welcome guests from around the world who travel here to soak in our natural spring pools, bask on our clothing-optional sun decks, receive massages from our certified therapists, attend workshops, hike our 1160 acres, or otherwise simply relax - 707.987.2477. From California 800.622.2477 www.harbin.org
SPAS + RETREATS NAPA VALLEY
Napa Valley + Wine Country Region
Harbin Hot Springs is a non-profit retreat and workshop center located in the wine region north of San Francisco.
Guest from around the world travel here to soak in natural spring pools, bask on clothing-optional sun decks, receive massages from certified therapists, attend workshops, hike 1160 acres, or otherwise simply relax.
One of the oldest and most beautiful hot springs in California, Harbin Hot Springs is now operated as a non-profit retreat and workshop center. Located north of San Francisco, above the Napa Valley wine region.
Middletown, California 95450
(707) 987-2477 From California 800.622.2477
SPAS + RETREATS East
Full Service Spa, massage, sauna, steam room, outdoor jacuzzis with (incredible) views.
(EXPENSIVE) located in Sqauw Valley, Tahoe.
toll free number(800) 327-3353
BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTERS + RETREATS
BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTERS + RETREATS SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco Zen Center was established in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (1904-1971) and his American students. Suzuki Roshi is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
The purpose of San Francisco Zen Center is to make accessible and embody the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha as expressed in the Soto Zen tradition established by Dogen Zenji in 13th-century Japan and conveyed to us by Suzuki Roshi and other Buddhist teachers. Our practice flows from the insight that all beings are Buddha, and that sitting in meditation is itself the realization of Buddha nature, or enlightenment.
Today, San Francisco Zen Center is one of the largest Buddhist sanghas outside Asia. It has three practice places: City Center in the vibrant heart of San Francisco; Green Gulch Farm, whose organic fields meet the ocean in Marin County; and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center -- the first Zen training monastery in the West -- in the Ventana Wilderness inland from Big Sur. These three complementary practice centers offer daily meditation, regular monastic retreats and practice periods, classes, lectures, and workshops.
Zen Center is a practice place for a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks guided by teachers who follow in Suzuki Roshi's style of warm hand and heart to warm hand and heart. All are welcome.
Zen Center programs also reach out to the community, helping prisoners, the homeless, and those in recovery; protecting the environment; and working for peace. See our outreach program for details. Suzuki Roshi's disciples and students of his disciples now lead dharma groups around the country.
City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Main Office: (415) 863-3136 (Open 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1:30-4:00 p.m., M-F; 8:30-Noon Saturdays)
Conference Center/Overnight Guests: 255-6530
Guest Student Program: 863-8860
The SFBC is part of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO), an international Buddhist network of public centers, communities, ethical businesses, and social projects. Founded in England in 1968 by Urgyen Sangharakshita, FWBO draws inspiration from the whole of the Buddhist tradition and is based in central teachings that are common to all the main schools. At the heart of the FWBO is the Western Buddhist Order, made up of men and women from diverse backgrounds who have dedicated their lives to the practice of Buddhism.
We are located in San Francisco's Mission district, and provide a comprehensive program of Buddhist meditation classes and courses, Buddhism courses, writing and performance events, yoga classes, residential weekend and week-long retreats, nonresidential day retreats, and more! For more information, see our calendar.
Our community is dedicated to supporting the development of spiritual friendship among those who wish to experience the benefits of Buddhist practice and believe that it can make a constructive contribution to the modern world.
The San Francisco Buddhist Center
37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94110
BUDDHIST MEDITATION RETREATS NORTH
Marin, North of San Francisco
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, also known as Green Dragon Temple (Soryu-ji), is a Buddhist practice center in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition offering training in Zen meditation and ordinary work. It is one of three centers that make up San Francisco Zen Center, which was founded by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi.
Our effort at Green Gulch is to awaken in ourselves and the many people who come here the bodhisattva spirit, the spirit of kindness and realistic helpfulness. This is how we offer our understanding of Buddha's Way.
Green Gulch Farm is located in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, in a valley that opens out onto the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the temple program of zen and study, it includes an organic farm and garden, as well as a guest house and conference center.
Green Gulch Farm, 1601 Shoreline Hwy, Sausalito, CA 94965
Green Gulch Farm website
P.O. Box 169,Woodacre, CA 94973
located at 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Woodacre, west Marin.
Telephone: 415-488-0164 Fax: 415-488-1025
MEDITATION RETREATS SOUTH
Carmel Valley, South of San Francisco
FROM THEIR WEBSITE:
Tassajara is located in a remote part of the Ventana Wilderness and for centuries has been visited as a place of healing. In 1966 the first Soto Zen monastery outside of Asia was established at Tassajara by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and the San Francisco Zen Center, to provide a place where students of Buddhism could withdraw from the busy world for a period of intensive meditation and study. During the summer, guests are welcome to come and enjoy the beauty unique to this secluded valley.
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
39171 Tassajara Road, Carmel Valley , CA 93924
Japanese styled baths with hot plunge.
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