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Introducing The 6 Pillars of Healthy Living™

A Stress Reduction Program at Cavallo Point

Over the course of the last year, the increased levels of stress and anxiety due to the devastating pandemic has led to a growing awareness of the importance of physical, mental and emotional health. As a result, along with the recent issuance of Marin County’s Stay-Home order, Cavallo Point has partnered with BlueWave Medicine and its founder, noted integrative medicine physician, Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD MPH, to offer 6 Pillars of Healthy Living, a new wellness and stress reduction program.

Revolving around Dr. Jacobs’ 6 Pillars of Healthy Living platform, and presented in conjunction with Matt Turner, Director of the Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point, the program is designed to help guests cope with the stress of the pandemic, improve resiliency & mental clarity, optimize restorative sleep, and experience the healing quality of outdoor activities and exercise. The program offers participants the opportunity to return to nature, quiet the mind and reconnect with self and partner, while utilizing wellness practices designed to focus on both mental and physical well-being.

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The 6 Pillars of Healthy Living™

Dr. Jacobs teams with expert health practitioners to offer an array of integrative experiences to help with stress management, including nurturing, inspiring, and healing signature outdoor wellness. Dr. Jacobs provides guests with innovative solutions to improve and maintain health and vitality with his 6 Pillars of Healthy Living: Active Living; Healthy Eating; Restorative Sleep; Stress Reduction and Awareness; Connection; Passion and Purpose & Gratitude. Each of the sessions will focus on one of these pillars.

How Does The 6 Pillars of Healthy Living Program Work?

To supplement the program’s principles, guests are invited to take advantage of a myriad of wellness and stress reduction experiences. Each of the experiences addresses one of the 6 Pillars, ranging from meditation classes to nutrition consultations to hypnotherapy and more. We invite you to continue reading for a full menu of wellness activities & experiences. Coupled with the inspiring elements of nature within our National Park setting, we firmly believe that our new 6 Pillars of Healthy Living Program will help set you back on a path towards healing and renewal.

To book a 6 Pillars of Healthy Living experience, please call 415.339.4767.

1) Active Living

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Outdoor Yoga

$170 for private Yoga session

Yoga is a physical and mental discipline that helps achieve balance by connecting the body, breath and mind. A typical yoga routine combines physical postures, called asanas, with breathing techniques and meditative practices. Goals often include stress reduction and physical fitness. Classes are led by experienced and accredited yoga instructors. Each class is one hour long; mats and props are provided.

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Chapel Steps to Bay Trail Hike

60 minutes (roundtrip) $120

Our signature hike begins with an incline climb up the back of our property with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Your then led under a grove of eucalyptus trees and to the retired Battery Yates along the coastline. This simple yet serene trek leads you up into the hills behind Ft. Baker and down into Horseshoe Cove, providing picturesque views of the former military post, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay. This hike is perfect for those wanting to experience a piece of Marin’s natural beauty without the workout.

Distance: 2 miles round trip
Difficulty: Easy

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Kirby Cove Hike

2 hours (roundtrip) $200

Kirby Cove nestles at the foot of the Marin Headlands just west of the Golden Gate Bridge. From Ft. Baker, the hike up Conzelman Rd. and down through a grove of cypress, eucalyptus and pine to the beach takes a little over an hour or so. At the cove, you will find a pristine wedge of course-sand beach with a fabulous view of the Golden Gate Bridge and northern San Francisco—and you might even spy a whale!

Distance: 4.5 miles round trip
Difficulty: Low moderate

2) Healthy Eating

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Healing Gardens

60 minutes - starts at $175 (weekday) / $195 (weekend)*

Enhance your well-being with a trained herbalist and master gardener who works with you to design a little, customized herb garden that is creative and healing. This consultation melds three areas of benefit: crafting a planter box with plants chosen to address your personal life issues or transitions, enjoying the therapeutic aspects of gardening, and using the plants for healing purposes after they have grown. 48-hour advanced booking required.

*Price includes planter box, herbs & planting materials

Herbal Consultations - Rosemary Oil

Herbal Consultation

60 minutes - $175 (weekday) / $195 (weekend)* | 120 minutes - $350 (weekday) / $370 (weekend)*

Throughout the centuries, herbs have been an integral part of day-to-day living. Their fragrances uplift spirits, their flavors enhance foods, and their chemical compounds can aid the body in healing aches, pains, and other ailments. 48-hour advanced booking required. Areas of focus include: 

  • Deep Immune Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Stress Relief
  • Sleep Well, Be Well

*Price includes a customized herbal tincture

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Taking Control of Your Weight Hypnotherapy

90 minutes – $265 (weekday) / $285 (weekend)

Identify the underlying factors that contribute to your weight problems and learn skills to help you overcome them.

3) Restorative Sleep

Dr-Brad-Sleep Tight All Night

Relaxing the Mind for Sleep Meditation

60 minutes – $180 (weekday) / $200 (weekend)

Meditation session focused on clearing your mind for a better night of sleep that will help you become centered, release stress, and sleep deeper.

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Custom Sound Bath

60 minutes $275 (weekday)/ $285 (weekend) | Couples $325 (weekday) / $335 (weekend)

Experience the power of sound. Invite the healing sounds of crystal bowls and voice toning to dissolve unwanted tensions from your body and mind. The sound vibrations will both elevate you and calm you, giving you a sense of deep inner peace.

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60 minutes - $175 (weekday) / $185 (weekend)

Among the oldest healing practices in the world, acupuncture is used to treat physical, emotional and mental imbalances for a better night of sleep. It aims to restore and maintain health by stimulating specific points on the body, generally by inserting a thin (almost hair-like) needle into the skin.

4) Stress Reduction and Awareness

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Stress-less Meditation

60 minutes – $180 (weekday) / $200 (weekend)

Life can be stressful at times and affects us in multiple ways. Mental stress can make you feel anxious, frazzled and overwhelmed. When manifested physically, stress can cause tension, chronic pain and disrupt sleep. This guided meditation teaches you how to take “time-out” from the chaos of your busy mind, ease feelings of anxiety and become centered so that you can focus on what you need to accomplish.

Reiki Spa Treament


60 minutes – $180 (weekday) / $265 (weekend) | 90 minutes - $285 (weekday) / $275 (weekend)

Reiki is a form of energy healing using a light touch on the body, activating the natural healing process, releasing blockages in the conscious and unconscious, reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and balancing the emotional and physical body. The 90-minute session includes massage.

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Freedom from Anxiety Hypnotherapy

60 minutes – $180 (weekday) / $200 (weekend)

Gain a fresh perspective and get immediate relief from stress and anxiety.

5) Connection

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Clinical Massage

60 minutes – $200 (weekday) / $220 (weekend) | 90 minutes – $285 (weekday) / $305 (weekend)

Our clinical treatments are results-driven and promote healing, and are beneficial in addressing a wide variety of issues. We offer a range of Western and Eastern approaches that can range from light to rigorous to deep and structural. While benefits can be seen in just one session, a program of four to six treatments can bring excellent results.

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Connectedness Meditation

60 minutes – $180 (weekday) / $200 (weekend)

Do you want greater connections to have a bigger impact locally and globally or to feel a deep sense of belonging? Our competitive environment and fast-paced lifestyle can make us feel fragmented, disconnected, and lose focus of the bigger picture. This guided meditation brings you into harmony within yourself and others, positioning you to make greater contributions to the whole. When you are connected, you naturally come from a place of power, fullness and generosity.

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Intuitive Readings

1 person, 1.5 hours - $315 (weekday) / $325 (weekend) | Couples, 2 hours - $515 (weekday) / $525 (weekend)

Find peace and direction on your path, move through blocks, and leave with renewed connection by communicating with loved ones who have passed and with your guides.

6) Finding Passion and Purpose


Shamanic Journeys

1 person, 1.5 hours - $315 (weekday) / $325 (weekend) | Couples, 2 hours - $515 (weekday) / $525 (weekend)

Indigenous cultures of the Americas have long known we are connected to all of nature. In the medicine wheel’s sacred and safe space, your shaman engages the forces of nature and the ancestors’ ancient wisdom to create lasting changes for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Available on select weekends. Sessions combine these ancient processes: Illumination, Soul Retrieval, Destiny Retrieval and Divination Bands of Power.

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Cacao Ceremony & Journey

1 person, 2 hours - $345 (weekday) / $355 (weekend) | Couples, 2.5 hours - $495 (weekday) / $505 (weekend)

Experience this deeply somatic, meditative journey that celebrates the sacred and connects mind-body-soul-spirit, while guiding and enhancing your life path. Set your intention and come away with renewed inspiration, enhanced clarity, and inner connection.

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Intuitive Counseling

60 minutes – $195 (weekday) / $205 (weekend)

Offered as one-on-one or couples sessions, Intuitive Counseling/Readings bring clarity and truth to questions around your unique life journey. By intuiting and reading the energy around you, your body, and your situations, or relationships, these sessions explore and bring light to your divine purpose, with the intention to amplify your strengths, align your goals, and provide tools for understanding and defeating old patterns so that you may call in new opportunities, healthy relationships, and have grounded insight to navigate what comes next in your soul journey.


Dealing with Addiction Behavior

90 minutes – $265 (weekday) / $285 (weekend)

Begin the change. Learn basic tools to modify your habits and mind.
Chakra Balancing

Healing ritual -- in nature

2 hours $385 (weekday) / $395 (weekend) | Couples $435 (weekday) / $445 (weekend)

Depending on the topic you choose, a unique healing ritual will be created for you or you both. All rituals will invoke sacred space and we will utilize your guides, visualizations, and the power of your word. When we attend to the unseen world we witness transformations in the observable world.

Topics: coping with grief, anger, or worry, meeting your spirit guides, receiving guidance, or developing a stronger more personal connection to spirit.

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Overcoming Blocks Hypnotherapy

60 minutes – $180 (weekday) / $200 (weekend)

Boost your creativity and motivation, overcoming obstacles that hold you back. Change your attitude to envision positive outcomes and achieve your goals.

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Generosity Meditation

60 minutes – $180 (weekday) / $200 (weekend)

Don’t lose a precious opportunity to show Gratitude! Discover the power of generosity and how it can bring you into the moment and expand every aspect of your life. It feels good to be generous, help others, and creatively contribute to your work, family, and the world around you. You become more receptive to the many blessings being showered on you, day-in and day-out. Generosity meditation opens your heart, and gives you a direct experience of your deeper nature, and the many beautiful qualities within you.

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Gratitude Journal

Self-Guided – Journal can be purchased at the Healing Arts Center – $20

Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 52 week guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! It is a self-exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well designed weekly spread contains an inspirational quote, space to write 3 things you are thankful for each day of the week, and a weekly checkpoint. If you start each day by writing down three things you are thankful for - a good cup of coffee, the smell of rain, starting a good book - you begin each day on the right note. Do it daily and make it a habit to focus on the blessings you have been given!