There’s nothing like starting off a new year feeling refreshed and relaxed in body and spirit. To kick off 2022, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots in Siskiyou to rejuvenate our minds and move our bodies.
Reset Your Mind
There’s no place like Siskiyou to clear your head and refresh your spirit. Maybe you simply want to bask in the reverberating energy of Mt. Shasta, but for those who want to take it a step further, here are a few of our favorite spots to rejuvenate our minds and spirits:
Renew your peace of mind, life balance, and well-being with a class at Shasta Yoga in downtown Mt. Shasta. Choose from a variety of classes and private sessions, including “vaccinated only” classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Formerly Stewart Springs, Pneuma Retreat Center offers “multidisciplinary education for the cultivation of transpersonal awareness.” The center offers breathwork workshops that range from 4 hours to full weekends, focusing on themes related to self-knowledge as well as emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. Contact the center to inquire about bookings.
Citrine Lounge is a holistic, planet conscious spa located in downtown Etna. Book a pampering massage or facial, or take your detox to the next level with an ionized foot soak to remove toxins and free radicals while purifying the blood and lymphatic system. When you’re done with your treatment, browse the shop for goods from local artists, crafters, and potion makers.
Nourish Your Body
Wanting to clean up your diet after the holidays? We’ve got you covered!
The benefits of kombucha include increased liver-kidney functions, antioxidant effects, antiviral properties, immunity promotion, and more. Crafted with the pristine waters of Mt. Shasta, Alua Kombucha is a local favorite. Visit Alua’s Thrive Bar in downtown Mt. Shasta and grab a glass or growler of flavors including lemon lavender mint, cucumber lime jalapeno, strawberry basil, elderberry mint, and many more.
If your goal is to eat fresh and organic, look no further than Nature’s Kitchen. This organic café and gift shop in Yreka features house-baked bread, a variety of gluten-free options, and a well-stocked vitamin and supplement shop. Local favorites include the homemade quiche and stuffed avocado.
Those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and eat sustainably can rest easy when eating at Five Mary’s Burgerhouse. The dry-aged beef, pork, and lamb served up at this Fort Jones eatery are ethically raised just down the road at Five Mary’s Farms.
Itching for some exercise after the crazy holiday season? Siskiyou has you covered. Bonus: any activity you choose comes with an absolutely gorgeous view!
Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting community health and well-being by providing groomed cross country ski trails and programs for a diverse population on the slopes of majestic Mount Shasta. They offer access to one snowshoe trail and over one dozen ski trails. Visitors will also find a warming hut, snacks, beverages, snowshoes and ski rentals, plus ski lessons, picnic tables and outhouses.
Nestled at the foot of the Trinity Divide and enjoying outstanding views of Mount Shasta, Lake Siskiyou is one of the prettiest reservoirs in Northern California. Visitors can walk, showshoe, or bike a 7-mile loop trail around the lake depending on the weather!
The largest park in Yreka, Greenhorn Park has been built around an expansive reservoir sourced by Greenhorn Creek. Dog-friendly trails weave through the surrounding hillside, lapping the lake, while fishermen take advantage of both off-shore and boat fishing. A large picnic area, play structure, open field and a new log cabin information center and restroom are located at Upper Greenhorn. Along the south side of the lake there is old gold mining machinery and a small ghost town. Lower Greenhorn maintains a community soccer field, play structure, large picnic areas, horse-shoe pits, and two restrooms. Lake access is available from Lower Greenhorn and both sections have their own parking areas.