During the early days, the Professor lectured and led discussions on wide-ranging philosophies, archaeo-theosophy, cosmology, and history each afternoon beneath the oak trees. Throughout the years we've hosted retreats and summits of some of the leading thinkers of our time, and one of our most famous symposia was chaired by Aldous Huxley. Today we continue the tradition –the Professor used to call it a “University of Life” -- with our daily programs featuring guest lecturers and workshop leaders (see Events Calendar).
Drop by our Art Studio for a jewelry making class with our resident Arts & Crafts Instructor, or explore the grounds while taking a watercolor or photography workshop.
You can enjoy cooking classes in our new culinary center La Cocina Que Canta, the only spa culinary center of its kind. Located in the midst of our organic farm, La Cocina’s million-dollar facility features weekly classes taught by our creative chef-in-residence, as well as weeks hosted by some of the top guest-star chefs in the U.S. and abroad.