There’s Holiday Magic in the Air at OHI


A special magic is in the air at the Optimum Health Institute (OHI) during the holiday season.   There’s a spectacular 12-foot-tall poinsettia tree at OHI San Diego, and individual poinsettias line the Great Hall at OHI Austin.  Hundreds of thousands of tiny white lights are woven through the landscape at OHI San Diego.

While the decorations are lovely, the real magic is created by the OHI guests. 

Many, say members of the OHI team, have made a return trip to OHI in December or January a holiday tradition.

“At least 75% of the people at OHI San Diego during Christmas week are repeat guests,” said Dan Strobhar, OHI’s Garden Manager and Senior Facilitator.  Dan himself is marking his 29th Christmas with OHI.  He joined the team in December of 1985.

People want to get away from commercialism and give themselves the gift of balancing body, mind and spirit with a like-minded community.

Cheryl Green, OHI Austin’s Program Director and a 17-year OHI veteran, agrees.

“Christmas week is very reflective and sweet,” Cheryl said, “while the energy around New Year’s is full of anticipation and excitement. The entire time, there’s a happy feeling of gratitude, and a rich spiritual fellowship.”

Cheryl said there’s also a lot of room for humor during the holidays.  One frequent guest even brought a blow-up turkey, which she gifted to OHI.  Now, every year on the holiday dining table, there’s a faux Tom perched next to the sprouts and seed cheese.  It never fails to bring a lot of smiles and laughter.

Share the season with us, and experience the beauty and grace of an OHI holiday retreat.  It’s the perfect time to detoxify the body, quiet the mind and celebrate the spirit with like-minded people at the OHI missions in San Diego or Austin.  We can help you achieve your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual goals for optimal health, and get your New Year off to a healthy start. Visit us online at , or call us at (800) 993-4325 to make your reservation.