Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2020

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B M & T ••• March/April 2020 ••• 11 S an Diego's laid-back vibe and wholesome lifestyle make California's beach city an oasis for travelers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of every- day life. Making time to recharge the body, mind and spirit is an important self-care practice easily obtainable in San Diego where holistic treatments and spaces, health-con- scious eats and healing outdoor landscapes abound. From guided meditations amongst cherry blossom trees and transformational healing through themed moon rituals to a customized apothecary detoxifying facial, San Diego is the perfect escape for a self-care getaway. HOLISTIC SPACES Holding space for physical and spiritual well-being is part of Saffron & Sage's mission. This holistic health club located in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood offers services, classes and natural products to help nourish the body, mind and spirit. Treatments include cupping, acupuncture, reiki, botanical medi- cine and nutritional therapy. Soul healing classes feature yoga, ener- gy work, breathwork, sound baths and moon circles designed to harness one's lunar energy. Located in the seaside community of La Jolla, Trilogy Sanctuary is an eclectic rooftop vegan café and well- ness studio offering outdoor aerial yoga, live music concerts, dance parties, poetry nights, craft workshops and free full moon drum cir- cles packed with magical elixirs, themed food and fire performances meant to heal with the moon. THE PRACTICE OF BEING PRESENT Adorned with cherry trees, Zen stone arrangements, koi ponds and soothing waterfalls, the Japanese Friendship Garden is a haven in the heart of San Diego's iconic Balboa Park. Among the garden's variety of educational programs, exhibits, events and class- es offered, its weekly guided meditation sessions teach the practice of awareness and being present. The sessions are free with admis- sion, and times and days vary weekly. For an air travel wind down, the San Diego International Airport created The Spirit of Silence, a reflection room where travelers can meditate, contemplate and pray. Located in Terminal 2, the non-denominational space created by artist Norie Sato encourages visitors to quiet their minds and escape from the stress of air travel. CLEAN BEAUTY Setting time to nourish the skin is as important as inner self-care. With locations in North Park and Del Mar, Shop Good is a clean beauty advocate specializing in non-toxic makeup, wellness and skincare products and a variety of facial treatments. Shop Good's detoxifying facials are customized by holistic estheticians who focus on addressing internal stressors that influence the skin's health and a person's well-being. Also located in North Park, Skin Habit believes in making facials accessible and affordable while uti- lizing cutting-edge technology and natural ingredients. Services include an 80-minute full facial as well as a 25-minute maintenance facial that helps restore the skin's vitality for $25. N O U R I S H I N G T H E BO D Y With more small farms than any other county in the nation, it is no surprise San Diego is home to a vast selection of health-driven restau- rants utilizing the freshest ingredients. With locations in La Jolla, Little Italy and Del Mar, Parakeet Café focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle by serving health-conscious food, coffee, tea and freshly baked A San Diego Self-Care Getaway

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