As we are in the thick of summer, it is the time—especially after a long, rainy, and chilly winter—to tune-up and reenergize. Below are five suggestions to do just that in San Luis Obispo County.
1. Yoga & More
There simply is no better way find one’s center than with Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi? Daily classes are held at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in its tranquil hillside Yoga Dome. The instructors bring years of experience, with an unwavering commitment to their practice and the art of healing.
Classes are complimentary for hotel guests. And for locals, Sycamore now offers Unlimited Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates for just $50 per month! For more information, visit www.sycamoresprings.com or call the Health & Wellness Center at 805.595.7302
Embark on the beautiful Hazard Peak Trail in the Montana De Oro State Park. Rated as Moderate, a 6 mile loop, or 3 miles each way, with an elevation gain of 1,811. On the hike you’ll see plenty of flowers, wildlife, and the Pacific!
Do bring a bottle of water and be on the lookout for rattlesnakes in the summer months. Dogs are not allowed, on- or off-leash, on the trails in Montana De Oro State Park.
3. The Art of Archery
Archery is a discipline that requires one to be completed centered and focused. In its higher stages, it isn’t even about trying to hit the bullseye because your inner self is the true target. At Central Coast Archery, you’ll find challenges for the expert, the immediate, and beginner students. And there are variety of classes for children and adults. Or just go shoot arrows at its in-store range.
4. Gliding the Bay
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding engages both the mind and body in such a marvelous way. It requires honing one’s balance and concentration, and while being in a marvelously meditative environment. You can rent paddle boards by the hour or day, and there are also guided tours in which you’ll explore the Avila Beach coast and take a break at the historic San Luis Obispo Lighthouse. This three-hour adventure requires that a person must be at least 13 years old.
5. A Spa Day Away
At times in the crazy, stressful, and demanding world we inhabit, one of the best things to do is escape. That is, escape to a spa for a therapeutic and relaxing deep tissue massage or a restorative facial—or both. The new DiaFeliz Spa at the Cliffs Hotel and Spa features an innovative spa menu, with a wide selection of treatments. And as a spa guest, you’ll have full access to the hotel pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and fitness center. DiaFeliz offer complimentary valet parking and a free foot soak prior to each treatment.