Boutique wineries, coastal sailing trips, polo matches: there’s a vast array of things to do in Santa Barbara. Whatever your dream Californian adventure, El Encanto is the perfect gateway into the golden state.
The Practice of Mindful Eating
Kristi Funk is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon & physician, bestselling author, international keynote speaker, and women’s health advocate. Funk will share insight into plant-based nutrition and provide a macro-view of how women can take control of their short-and-long-term health. Price: $75.00 pp
Women’s health specialist, Dr. Lynn Rudman, shares insight into adopting a new mindset about fertility, aging, and embracing the process. Price: $75.00 pp, includes lunch
Regain personal balance and set the tone for the day with a journaling workshop with renowned intuitive and healer, Renate Hume. In addition to the group workshops, she will be offering in-person one-on-one mandala sessions, guiding explorations of the unconsciousness with a purpose of attaining clarity. Price: $75.00 pp
Sip your Intentions
Wellness pioneer, Jobi Manson, will be offering an aqua meditation in the hotel’s zero-edge infinity pool with unobstructed views of the Pacific. Guests will be gently suspended in lightly heated water to create a zero-gravity sensation paired with rhythmic sounds. Manson’s aim is to shift guests’ state from chaos to coherence—a harmonization of the head and the heart. This aqua mediation has a host of physiological and emotional benefits along with the deeper restoration and embodiment of our innate ability to be in flow. Complimentary, reservations required
The Art of Preparing Challah
Slow down, be present and bake challah. Women’s wellness expert, Dr. Beth Ricanati, leads a hands-on group demonstration on the craft of challah bread making. The workshop was designed to deepen your relationship with yourself. Dr. Ricanati will help you appreciate finding simple joys and motivation for a deeper and meaningful life. Experience firsthand how the simplest task of braiding and the ability to remain present soothes and serves as a core stress management tool. Price: $75.00 pp
El Encanto’s very own yogi, Ray Camacho, will guide a Yin + Vinyasa yoga session al fresco on El Encanto’s seven acres of lush garden space. Yoga allows attendees to tune into the intricacies of the practice, helping to narrow their focus from the intangible to the tangible with grounding breathwork and simple movement. Complimentary, reservation required
Sip your Intentions
The Ojai-based master tea blender and author of Life by the Cup will host a luncheon, prepared by the culinary team at El Encanto, incorporating dishes that bring forth the benefits of weaving tea ceremonies into your life. Zhena will walk guests through a simple therapeutic ritual that can be adapted daily at home, in addition to sharing her expertise on intentional living through what we consume and how. Price: $75.00 pp
Experiences at El Encanto
Four-Day Santa Barbara Discovery
Experience the wonders of Santa Barbara from El Encanto. Our local experts have put together an unforgettable four-night itinerary to show you the very best of the American Riviera. Anticipate outdoor adventures, a toast to the Wine Trail and leisurely bike rides along the shore.Book your itinerary
Sound Bath Meditation
Bathe in sound waves in a tranquil, private location within our grounds. Join advanced sound practitioner and meditation guru Cristy Candler for a rejuvenating experience. Unwind through sound bath meditation and let life’s stresses wash over you in your choice of stunning location.
The location of your sound bath experience will be dependent on the weather conditions on the day.Relax and tune in
Virtual Mandala Sessions with Renate Hume
Regain balance and find your spiritual center with a virtual healing Mandala session with celebrated counselor, artist and author Renate C. Hume. Connect to your authentic self through mandala creation and readings, channel your creative energy and find a new path to self-discovery.Learn more
Virtual Life Journey Coaching with Renate Hume
Take a personal journey inward and discover the answers to your questions on purpose, direction and overall wellbeing. Join our personal life coach, Renate Hume for this uplifting and clarifying experience. A unique opportunity for guided reflection, these virtual sessions are particularly powerful at times of transition and uncertainty.
Choose from an individual online session with Renate, or a joint online session with Renate and your partner and prepare for a new look on life.
Available daily, 9am-6pm. Reserve at least 48 hours in advance.Learn more
Santa Barbara’s sensational coastline is best admired from the glittering Pacific Ocean. Glide away from the shore for a gentle cruise on the waves.
The only thing that could top the views is a heavenly four-course lunch or dinner, prepared by our executive chef. Take to the waves and tuck-in!Set sail and savor
Alfresco movie night
Here’s looking at you, kid: watch your favorite stars under the stars with an alfresco movie screening. Relax on your private terrace and tuck in to popcorn, artisanal candies and mocktails. A celestial atmosphere awaits.Contact us
After working up a sweat on a scenic hike, it’s only right to celebrate with a gourmet hilltop picnic. Choose one of the many stunning trails in Santa Barbara, Montecito or Goleta for a three-hour experience with a skilled guide. Your delicious lunch for two includes a bottle of local Californian wine or bubbles.Contact us
Artisanal picnic baskets
Whether you’re pining for a Maine lobster roll or Bento-style fare, El Encanto's gourmet picnic baskets are perfect for a lazy afternoon.
Take your delectable meal to the historic Santa Barbara Mission. Head to the California coast. Or enjoy an exclusive visit to Lotus land, a local hidden gem of botanical gardens in Montecito. In our grounds, pair your picnic with lawn games at the Lily Pond and Arbor. Sit comfortably by the wishing well, or on the terrace of your private cottage.Learn more