We are a 3 acre private retreat center in North San Diego County
that offers short stay intensives for deep personal transformation.
Started in 2017, The Sanctuary is in process of realizing its vision with new buildings and facilities. Currently it hosts individuals and small groups for 1, 2 and 3 day stays.
About The Sanctuary
Welcome to The Sanctuary, a private 3-acre retreat center home situated in the hills of North San Diego County. The Sanctuary was dreamed into existence when owners John & Eden were searching for land they could host their workshops. It couldn't be just any land - they wanted a sacred site upon which they could come into
harmony with its energy, and create an idyllic space for small retreats that supported individuals
physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
The Sanctuary is located just 15 minutes inland from the ocean, at the peak of a small mountain within a private luxury community. It began as a Macadamia nut farm built and run by the same family for more than 35 years, boasting 144 macadamia nut trees, a blood orange grove, a massive Mother Tree with a 30 foot wide canopy, and abundant wildlife such as hawks, owls, and rabbits. It is a serene and quiet location away from the city bustle that deeply supports transformational work. John & Eden work tirelessly to support the land and its energies to create a pristine container for transformation that nourishes the heart and supports the soul.
The long term vision for The Sanctuary is a space where community can come together in a private, home like setting for intimate gatherings, workshops, retreats, and sacred ceremonies that further humanity's awakening consciousness.
Most workshops are not currently posted online, so please ask to be on our private mailing list to be informed of upcoming retreats and opportunities.
Who We Are
The Sanctuary Land Stewards
John Germain Leto
After a successful career in New York as an agent for such artists as Beyonce and Usher, John ached to make a bigger difference with his life instead of just "making money for famous people". He became a highly successful Life and Business coach, and in the last decade studied extensively with indigenous wisdom keepers in his work as a Shaman and Sacred Ceremony Facilitator. His life is now in service to others highest calling, and has worked with more than 1,000 clients to find deeper meaning in their life. John has been been featured in USA Today, Life & Style, and appeared as a life coach on MTV’s “Made”, in addition to ABC News and Entertainment Tonight. John leads The Sanctuary's workshop offerings for both group and private work, and works tirelessly to create programs that will deeply impact those he works with.
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Eden Clark was a former CEO who left the corporate world behind and dove deep into her spiritual calling. During her career, she was featured as a guest expert on national TV shows such as The Today Show and CNN, and in magazines including TIME, Forbes, and Glamour. In addition to leading private retreats at The Sanctuary, she runs VEDA Design Group - an interior design firm, in addition to her work with private clients as an Empath, Medium, and Sacred Ceremony facilitator. Having studied with indigenous shamans from around the world for the last 10 years, Eden now weaves together her gifts of seeing and hearing the Spirit realms with her skilled artistic eye to create the long-term vision for The Sanctuary and all the structures to come.
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Shai'ya Ray is a wolf hybrid (timber wolf/arctic wolf/husky) who came to Eden in a vision while in the Amazon Jungle, shortly after they acquired The Sanctuary. This wolf let her know she would soon be coming to the property to be a partner in their journey. Shai'ya, now 2 years old, patrols the property, anchoring her love and watchful eye over its energies. Shai'ya has participated in many ceremonies on this land in magical ways that defy human logic, and at times comes to people in need exactly when they need it most. If you're lucky you'll catch a glimpse of her or find yourself eye-to-eye with this magical being.
The Sanctuary Retreat Center
for Awakening Consciousness