Mind, Body, and Soul

July 15, 2018
Category: Things To Do

San Jose, California, the original state capital, is a bustling city and technological hub located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. A short drive from towering forests, hiking trails and gorgeous sandy beaches, and centered within tech companies, museums, amusement parks, and concert venues, San Jose offers something fun for everyone. This city is bursting with diversity and opportunity which makes it the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. During your stay, devote a day to self-care and creative wonder with Yoga, Art, and healthy gourmet cuisine. 

Visit Be The Change Wellness, Local Color, and Good Karma Brewery and Cafe

After a busy vacation or work week, devote a day to self-care, unwind and relax and heal the mind, body, and soul. Visit downtown San Jose for the experience of a lifetime. Start at Local Color - a nonprofit organization focused on beautifully transforming ugly, empty buildings into creative workspaces, shared studio space, pop-up bazaars and havens for local artists of all varieties. Every day is a special treat for visitors here as you’ll never know what to expect, but prepare to be truly inspired. Local artists show up on their own time to contribute to their work within their dedicated spaces in this gallery. See live workshops, live paintings, or a sculpture in progress. Browse through the event calendar for frequent events including Open Mic, Bodypaint & Yoga Creative Color, and a variety of seminars taught by the artists to assist those interested in letting their own true colors shine. 

After browsing the local art and meeting the creators, stroll across the street to Be The Change Yoga & Wellness for a rejuvenating hour-long yoga class. This community-based organization and donation-based studio offers amazing budget-friendly yoga classes for all skill levels within an intimate setting. Experience a beginners class to focus on proper alignment and introducing oneself to yoga basics, Hatha yoga for a more traditional style class connecting alignment with breath and increasing energy while reducing stress, Vinyasa to experience a much more upbeat workout-style yoga blending movement with breath, or mindful and yin and restorative classes which focus on restoration of the nervous system, stretching and strengthening the body... and much more. Changing rooms and rental mats are available. Freshwater and teas are also provided. 

Yoga class often works up an appetite, so what better way to nourish your body than at Good Karma Vegan Cafe and Brewery. Using the freshest local ingredients and working closely with the community, Good Karma Cafe is a favorite amongst locals and comes highly recommended. Start with a refreshing organic kale salad: local greens and diced bell peppers tossed in a family-recipe ginger turmeric dressing and topped with roasted almonds and dried cranberries. For a mouthwatering entree, try the Jamaican Jerk: seasoned tofu, oven roasted potatoes, and seasoned vegetable cutlets mixed into a spicy Caribbean jerk seasoning with green onions, mixed bell peppers, and carrots. Or sample the Yellow Thai Curry: cauliflower, seasonal vegetables, carrots and potatoes tossed in a madras curry sauce and rich coconut cream. For guests preferring a grab-and-go style meal, the burrito (seasoned black beans, brown rice, house-made chipotle ranch sauce, and sweet karma salad all wrapped tight in a warm wheat tortilla) is always a wonderful option. Guests preferring to sit and dine should sample the delicious artisan ales. Some favorites include: Haunted Stars - a decadent porter with almonds, vanilla and chicory coffee, Cashmere Lemon - a sour wild ale with cashmere hops and lemon zest aged in oak barrels, A Salted Cucumber - a delicious dry cider hopped with sea salt and fresh cucumber juice for a unique twist, Tripel - a Belgian golden ale with hints of honey and passion fruit, or Space Ways - a modern IPA with an aromatic and juicy profile containing nectarine, lime and mango characteristics. 

Stay at Hotel Rose Garden San Jose

A boutique style hotel located conveniently walking distance to downtown San Jose, Hotel Rose Garden offers guests a lush rose garden, a large pool, comfortable rooms, suite options with refrigerators and microwaves, complimentary breakfast, friendly staff, ample parking and easy access to freeways and dozens of attractions. Hotel Rose Garden also provides an on-site restaurant and cocktail lounge for guests and is service-animal friendly. Book direct for lowest rates at www.hotelrosegardensj.com.