Life at Monte Vista Retreat Center
A letter from your hosts...
Monte Vista is here to provide a space where people can find tools to improve their life on may levels. While we will help you to find those tools, we are not here to fix all of the problems that you have in your life. All of the tools that you need are inside you already. All that you need to know, you already know it, you just need to realize it. We are here to help you on that journey, but we cannot do it for you.
Monte Vista does not operate as a "normal" hotel or a resort does. We are a mind and body Detox Retreat. A place where people come to get in contact with their inner selves and not to be surrounded by luxury and pleasure created by the mind. The detox happens from the inside out.
The value of our programs is measured not by what you will receive externally while you are here. Instead, the value will reach much further than your time here, and into your outlook on life in the future. Of course this is only true if you allow it to be.
Monte Vista is a place where magic happens from the inside out, but only if you are open and willing to let it.
Jackie & Andy
Daily Program & Schedule
Life at Monte Vista is simple. The basic setting and natural surrounding will encorage you to embrace self-awareness and observance and will encourage you to slow down from the usual daily habits. The natural setting will contribute to help you get in contact with your inner self.
Although there can be several guests on different programs, the day is structured just enough so that all guests meet regularly for meals and for scheduled activities. This enables our retreat center to give our guests the freedom to make their own plans, but still provide a structure so that you can mingle with the guests and staff. Interacting with all of us is a big part of the fun as we enjoy learning about our guests, sharing stories, and just being together. A typical day looks like this:
8:00 am Yoga & Meditation
9:30 am Breakfast
1:00 pm Lunch
5:00 pm If scheduled, Activities such as Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Dance Meditation, etc.
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening Film, as scheduled
Sunday's are a day of reflection. Meditation, Yoga and Activities are not held on Sundays.
We pride ourselves in providing the healthiest, freshest, and wholesome food for your enjoyment. Everything we make is from scratch, even our mayonnaise! Our Kitchen Goddess combines her expertise in Ayurveda and preparation skills with many years of nutritional and cooking experience to create delicious meals every day.
We also strive to teach all our guests the importance of balanced eating according to Ayurveda and portion control.