Spring & Summer Speaker Series

March 29, 2017 by Golden Door

Our speaker series continues this Spring and Summer welcoming some of the brightest minds and celebrated talent across many exciting industries. Book now for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from our distinguished guests. Trudy Goodman Kornfield, Ph.D., is a vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. She also teaches residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center, and Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, among others. Felix Lopez is a spiritual leader dedicated to bringing the practical path of healing, mindfulness and meditation in an accessible way. Drawing on an eclectic background as artist, musician, photographer, Pranic (Energy) Healer and former Buddhist monk, Felix offers a healing possibility that taps into the creative power at the root of all existence. Michael Gross, one of America’s most provocative non-fiction writers, is the author of the New …


New This Spring at Golden Door

March 15, 2017 by Golden Door

Introducing the Shaman  Experience one of the most ancient and sacred healing traditions that allows the Shaman to facilitate a clearing of imbalances from your past, present and future to guide you towards a direction of healing. Shaman Dani Burling has studied the healing arts for 25 years and has taught the powerful healing wisdom of the shaman for the past 9 years. Her journey began as a registered nutritionist, herbalist and iridologist and then became a Reiki master, advanced Thetahealer and Clinically certified Hypotherapist. Dani is now available for private healing sessions at Golden Door! Sacred Shaman Clearing / 60 mins $245 Sacred Shaman Journey / 60 mins $245 Sacred Shaman Clearing & Journey session / 90 mins $295 New Acupuncturist  Golden Door welcomes our newest Acupuncturist, Jillian Jancic! Jillian has facilitated healing experiences for over fifteen years and  certifications in multiple massage therapy modalities and therapeutic yoga. She has a …


First Look: 2017 Golden Door Speakers Series

December 28, 2016 by Golden Door

Our speaker series continues next year welcoming some of the brightest minds and celebrated talent across many exciting industries. Book now for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from our distinguished guests. Christina M Ford, MD is a board-certified, Harvard-trained psychiatrist who incorporates traditional and integrative techniques to help her patients realize their fullest potential. She combines a background in psychodynamics, pharmacology and women’s mental health with a nuanced understanding of nutrition, herbal treatments, mind-body techniques and the efficacy of lifestyle changes; the result is a holistic approach in guiding people towards self-empowerment alongside mental and emotional well-being.   Kathy Kaehler is one of the most sought-after health and fitness experts in the world. Kathy is also an internationally recognized celebrity personal trainer as she continues to train A list celebrities. Some of her big name clients have been Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Kim Basinger and Jennifer Aniston. …


Farm Stand Holiday Celebration

December 13, 2016 by Golden Door

Join us this Saturday, December 17, for Golden Door Farm Stand’s Holiday Celebration! Enjoy the festive farm atmosphere, gift baskets, wreath making, holiday recipes, organic fruits & vegetables, refreshments and more! Fun for the whole family! This is a chance for the community to enjoy delicious, locally-grown produce, and be a part of the Golden Door mission—100% of proceeds from all Farm Stand purchases will be donated to help children of abuse. Golden Door Farm Stand 314 Deer Springs Road • San Marcos, CA • Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 9am-3pm  


Golden Door Farm Stand Grand Opening

October 5, 2016 by Golden Door

Golden Door opened a Farm Stand on October 15th, 2016! The grand opening event showcased all organic produce, food and fun for the whole family! Open four days a week year-round, the Golden Door Farm Stand sells organic produce such as herbs, kale, figs, melons, carrots, citrus, beets, eggplant, pomegranates and more from the resort’s gardens, as well as marmalades and preserves from its artisanal foods line. This is a chance for the community to enjoy delicious, locally-grown produce, and be a part of the Golden Door mission—100% of proceeds from all Farm Stand purchases will be donated to help children of abuse. GOLDEN DOOR FARM STAND HOURS: Wednesday – Fridays: 10:30 AM – 3 PM Saturdays: 9 AM – 3 PM Location: 314 Deer Springs Road, San Marcos CA 92069


Golden Door Summer Speaker Series

June 10, 2016 by Golden Door

Our speaker series continues this summer welcoming some of the brightest minds and celebrated talent across many exciting industries. Book now for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from our distinguished guests. To reserve your summer stay, call 866.420.6414  Arianna Huffington is co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for national reporting. She is on Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Her 15th book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, became an instant New York Times Bestseller. A self-proclaimed foodie, Beth Schiff found herself booking talent for TV, commercials and films at a time when food television was becoming a passion with the American public. She developed a deeper love, ultimately heading the casting team of Food Network’s culinary competition hit, “Chopped” (now …


Golden Door Cooking School

March 14, 2016 by Golden Door

Golden Door Cooking School Offers Two Sessions in 2016 Prepare Organic Farm-to-Table Cuisine—and Garnish With Spa Amenities Golden Door Cooking School offers an immersive seven-day, hands-on culinary experience for guests during the week of July 31–August 7 or August 28–September 4. Full-flavored, organic farm-to-table cuisine using just-picked and locally sourced ingredients is the focus each week—with a bonus of the luxurious amenities customary at the resort, voted World’s #1 Destination Spa in 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine. Guests gather each day for an intensive 3-hour session, working side-by-side with Executive Chef Greg Frey, Jr. and the Golden Door culinary team. Sessions include: Kitchen and Cooking Basics, Knife Skills, Stocks and Sauces, and Vegetable Sourcing and Preparation. For the final session, guests prepare an entire sumptuous, farm-to-table feast from scratch. Watch the Golden Door Cooking School Video HERE During the week guests also participate in educational workshops on bio-intensive gardening …


Garden Planning at the Golden Door

January 7, 2015 by Jeff Dawson

Here at the Golden Door vegetable garden we have been browsing through the new 2015 seed catalogs. The beginning of the year is garden planning time and selecting what we want to grow for Spring and Summer is an exciting process. We will stock up on the old standby vegetable varieties that we know do well in our climate and soils. The fun part is looking for vegetables that are new introductions or ones we’ve never grown before. So far we found a few new varieties that we will try this year. John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds has a new tomato, Sungreen, a green cherry tomato.  The only other green cherry tomato I know of is Green Grape, and it is not always very productive. Hopefully this new one will be a performer. Gurneys Seed has a new arugula called Dragon Tongue. It is a wild type with a smaller …


Announcing New Eat to Detox! Class at Golden Door

January 15, 2015 by Golden Door

Our bodies are exposed to a barrage of toxic elements in our environment which can impact our overall health and well-being. A new class offered at the Golden Door by nutritionist Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, provides easy to utilize strategies to help flush out those toxins by cleaning up our lifestyle and eating the best foods to do so! Visit our Experience Pages on the website to learn more about our Nutrition Program: http://goldendoor.com/experience/nutrition/


How to Eat to Detox Your Body!

January 22, 2015 by Susan Piergeorge

When we hear about “detox” we often think of fasting, juicing and colonics. The reality is our bodies were designed to detox 24/7.In our new nutrition series at the Golden Door, we explore factors in our environment, lifestyle and eating that can help our bodies stay well. A few key points to consider are: – Examine your environment. This includes your home, cookware, use of chemicals, medications. – Do you really need a variety of cleaning agents or can you use just a few, such as vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda for much of your cleaning. – Are you active? Do you sweat a little every day? This can help rid the body of toxins as well as engaging in exercise which is great for overall health. – What type of eating pattern do you have? How do you cook your foods? – Eating regular meals is important. If …


Golden Door 5-Day Coed Special

September 25, 2015 by Golden Door

Our Coed Weeks have been so popular, you have asked for more of them. So, we’d like to wrap up this year by presenting a 5-Day holiday celebration December 13 – 18 with two special gifts from us to start the new year right! You’ll find out what’s in your stars for 2016 with a private, personal reading by master astrologer, Alex Bunshaft. Plus, make a serene entrance into the new year with an in-depth mindfulness lesson from Inner Wisdom guide, AnnHarriet Buck. This is the perfect holiday gift to share with someone you care about or a great little spruce-up for yourself! As ever, the full Golden Door fitness program, our superlative spa services and splendid cuisine will be at your command. We’re planning on a 20-guest minimum for this special 5-Day Retreat, so please call 866.420.6414 or e-mail reservations@goldendoor.com no later than October 30th if you are interested in joining our exclusive holiday gathering. The rate for our 5-Day Celebration is $5000 per person.


You’re Invited: Golden Door Holiday Boutique Open House

December 7, 2015 by Golden Door

You and a guest are cordially invited… Gala Holiday Open House  at Golden Door Boutique Friday, December 18  11 a.m.–3 p.m.   For the first time, Golden Door Boutique opens for an afternoon of holiday shopping… RSVP today!  Please RSVP before Thursday, December 17, to boutique@goldendoor.com  or (760) 761-4177. A reservation is required to enter the resort. Sumptuous, earth-friendly gifts for all tastes and budgets Golden Door Jewelry, Artisan Food and Skin Care lines Home, Children’s, Travel and Meditation products Gift cards for Golden Door stays Experts to answer questions and assist with perfect gift choice Jewelry designers Skin Care consultants Artisan Food specialists Artisan Food tastings and light refreshments ‘Tis the season for charitable giving Every item purchased is, first, a special present for the recipient and, second, a charitable contribution—100 percent of Golden Door’s profits are donated to select charities dedicated to transforming the lives of children. If you cannot …


What’s In My Pool Bag

May 21, 2015 by Golden Door

What are the summer essentials in YOUR bag? It is never too early to get ready for the next season, and a properly stocked pool tote is the key to promising that you’ll have a fabulous poolside experience. Here are some of our favorite pool bag essentials: – Golden Door Tote: This doubles as the perfect travel and beach/pool bag and is big enough to store all your gear! – Zen CC Cream: This anti-aging CC cream is uniquely formulated to offer SPF #50 with an elegant, silky-smooth, sheer tinted matte finish! Formulated with all natural minerals and chemical-free ingredients that provide superior UVA/UVB protection, antioxidant and moisturizing benefits while covering minor skin imperfections. –  Golden Door Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 & Lanternship Lip Protector SPF: A paraben-free moisturizing tint for healthy lips! Always make sure your lips are soft and protected from the sun! This antioxidant-rich, moisturizing lip treatment  provides SPF# 15 along with a sheer hint of color and a light …


Golden Door Welcomes Fitness Trainer Keli Roberts

August 12, 2014 by Golden Door

We are so excited to welcome Keli Roberts, a world renowned fitness educator, trainer and the award recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Instructor of the Year, to Golden Door at the end of this month (August 31  – September 7). Celebrity trainer, fitness instructor, author and more! Keli Roberts has done it all. A native of Australia, Keli has been recognized as a fitness authority that’s transformed fitness education with groundbreaking innovations characterized by her expert skill and instruction. Keli has been featured in Shape, Elle, Health, Fitness, Self, Ms Fitness, American Fitness, Allure and many international publications as well. Additionally, Keli is a featured instructor on the award winning TV series, CRUNCH Fitness, on ESPN. Keli will be on the front lines with our guests teaching our indoor cycling series, Kickbox Boot Camp, Centered Strength—a  stability ball workout to improve postural alignment and muscle tone—and Glute Camp—a “below …


Golden Door Partners with Pauma Valley County Club!

August 22, 2014 by Golden Door

We are thrilled to announce Golden Door has signed an exclusive partnership with Pauma Valley Country Club for the use of the Robert Trent Jones golf course. The golf course at PVCC is a traditional Robert Trent Jones Sr. design.  Our guests can enjoy a spectacular game of golf  surrounded by mountains and avocado and citrus groves during their week. The course has been ranked in the top 100 best courses in the U.S. and top 10 in California by Golf Digest.   About Robert Trent Jones: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. did not invent golf course architecture, it only seems that way. In a career that spanned nearly 70 years, Jones built or rebuilt some 400 courses in 45 states in the U. S. and 35 countries worldwide, with more than three dozen of them having played host to national or international championships. Jones made an art form of heroic architecture, …


Beauty Week with Dr. Ava Shamban October 12-19, 2014

August 28, 2014 by Golden Door

As a part of the Golden Door’s ongoing effort to introduce our guests to the most innovative ideas in health, fitness, skin care and nutrition, we are proud to welcome dermatologist and “skin visionary” Dr. Ava Shamban the week of October 12-19, 2014. Dr. Shamban is a member of the Golden Door’s unique PATH (Professional Advisory Team on Health) program. PATH is an exclusive group of experts representing all aspects of personal health. During her visit, Dr Shamban will present talks on the theme of “Beauty Within, Beauty Without”—informing  and educating our guests on the best ways to care for their skin and delay the effects of aging, the latest in anti-aging treatments, and how to find and utilize their “Signature Feature”. Ava Shamban M.D. is a renowned board-certified dermatologist licensed to practice medicine in California, New York and Hawaii. In addition to serving as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology …


Announcing New Nutrition Class at Golden Door!

September 9, 2014 by Susan Piergeorge

Ever wonder what’s behind some of those nutrition claims? Is organic really better than conventional farming? Does high fructose corn syrup cause belly fat? What is GMO and is it safe? Learn the answers to these and other current nutrition buzzwords circulating. Attend our “What’s in My Food?” class during your next stay with us at the Golden Door presented by our nutritionist Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN! Learn more about Golden Door’s dynamic Nutrition Program here!


How and Why to Reduce Sugar Intake Part II

July 16, 2014 by Golden Door

By Susan Piergeorge, MS, RDN The next step in reducing sugar intake is to switch the type of carbohydrate you consume. Complex carbohydrates are a larger molecule, made up of more complex chains of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They include starches and fiber and take longer to digest. Examples include fruits*, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (such as lentils, edamame, peas, starchy beans such as black, kidney, garbanzo, pinto, navy). Legumes are also a source of protein. Some dairy products such as milk and plain yogurt also contain complex carbohydrates as well as protein. Consuming complex carbohydrates are beneficial in so many ways. They have more fiber, which is healthy for the heart and digestive system. They maintain blood sugar for a longer period of time; they provide quick and sustained energy. Additionally, complex carbohydrates contain the essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants we need every day. They also are a …


Golden Door Welcomes Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

June 20, 2014 by Golden Door

We are so excited to welcome Dr. Margaret Cuomo to the Golden Door for “Power of Prevention” Week, June 29- July 6. National advocate for the prevention of cancer and author of A World Without Cancer, Margaret I. Cuomo says that 50% of all cancer is preventable by applying what we know right now! By choosing to change our habits and paying closer attention to the products we use, we can limit our risk for cancer and other diseases. As daughter of former New York Governor, Mario Cuomo and current Governor, Andrew Cuomo, Dr. Cuomo’s family tradition of public service is evident. Her ground-breaking book, based on first-hand experience with cancer patients presents a provocative look into the ways that “profit, personalities, and politics obstruct real progress in the war on cancer. She calls for “bold leadership to transform our system from treatment to prevention”. This week promises to be …


Golden Door Presents California Wines Week: July 20-27, 2014

July 8, 2014 by Golden Door

The Golden Door is the destination of celebrities, dignitaries, and anyone who wishes to put the world behind them for seven days and embark on a life-changing journey that places them firmly on the path to renewed health, greater fitness, and enhanced mindfulness. While most weeks each year are for women only, on a few occasions the Golden Door is open to both men and women. During the month of July, our most popular coed event is our California Wines Week. We are so pleased this year to be welcoming Leoness Cellars and looking forward eagerly to their “Evening with the Rhones”. Bonaccorsi Wine Company will also be joining us to showcase their Pinots, Chardonnays, and Syrahs rendered in the style and spirit of a small Burgundy domaine. Your host for California Wines Week is Danielle Price—a 17-year wine-industry veteran. Danielle began as a source for the highest quality rare and fine …


DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT WOMEN’S WEEK: The Labyrinth as a Path to Focused Attention

July 11, 2014 by Golden Door

On a beautiful summer morning, Golden Door guests were treated to a wonderful breakfast on the mountain summit facilitated by special guest presenter Reverend Lauren Artress, founder of Veriditas: The Worldwide Labyrinth Movement.  After hiking to the mountaintop and walking the labyrinth with the ancient sound of the didgeridoo, breakfast was served. The tables were beautifully set, the breakfast burrito was warm and nourishing and the fresh fruit was beautifully displayed along with the fresh Golden Door tea.  After breakfast, guests gathered to tell their stories and all had meaningful insights to share. During Disconnect to Reconnect Week, guests said goodbye to tablets, laptops, cellphones, all of which were safely stored in a beautiful box of their own making.  Instead of the chirping of electronics, guests enjoyed the chirping of birds.  Rather than counting emails, they counted their breaths on a morning hike; living truly in the moment, uninterrupted.  Imagine …


Introducing the New Golden Door Skin Care

November 19, 2014 by Golden Door

Golden Door Skin Care is pleased to announce the launch of our new skin care line. These amazing products uphold the integrity that Golden Door Skin Care has always provided and are now even more natural, more effective and results driven! Our products feature all-natural, antioxidant-rich plant extracts and essential oils inspired by our grounds such as Citrus Stem Cells which are loaded with amino acids, peptides and proteins which help repair and prevent signs of aging and Avocado Oil which is very nourishing and moisturizing without clogging the pores. In addition to our gentle, yet effective face care products, we are excited about our two new signature therapeutic, aromatherapy-based bath and hair care lines – Hinoki, a Japanese Cedar blend which is grounding, and Yuzu, a Japanese citrus blend which is uplifting. As we makes this transition, you can stock up on your favorite original Golden Door Skin Care …


Golden Door Announces New Speaker Series

December 12, 2014 by Golden Door

With our re-birth as the finest health and fitness resort in the country, we have also made it our priority to provide you with the best in educational and inspirational evening programs. Thus, we are thrilled to announce our new Friday Night Speaker Series beginning January 2015. Friday evenings will offer, in an interview format, conversations with exceptional individuals in the arts, public service, sports, business and health whose accomplishments have distinguished them in the public eye. Imagine an evening, relaxing in your yukata, sharing in an intimate conversation with real people who have real stories of immense current interest. We are certain these evenings will greatly increase the transformative power of your week. Some of our speakers’ topics may align with a program enhancement offered that week such as life transitions, food and wine, or using technology wisely. All are hand-picked for their success and sound reputation in their own individual world.   …


Introducing Golden Door’s New Skin Care Line

October 14, 2014 by Golden Door

Find your #GoldenGlow with our brand new beauty products & skincare line! We are thrilled to announce today the launch of our new Golden Door branded products which includes beauty & skincare offerings inspired by our biodynamic gardens and organic groves. “We are excited to add a Beauty & Skincare collection to the line of Artisanal Food creations available at our online destination,” said Kathy Van Ness, general manager and chief operating officer at Golden Door. “Allowing consumers to take a piece of the Golden Door experience home, the new Beauty & Skin Care line combines decadence and simplicity, much like the resort destination itself. From serums to shampoos, each product embodies our vibrant and healthy lifestyle.” The Beauty & Skin Care products are all free of sulfates, paraben, mineral oil, petroleum, dyes and synthetic fragrances, as well as being 100 percent biodegradable. Golden Door’s comprehensive, full body skincare regime focuses on delivering results and includes serums, facial moisturizers, …