The health, safety, and well-being of our event attendees and staff is our top priority. Our team is closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, especially as it pertains to our live events. In the midst of a national quarantine, we quickly made the decision to move our March Teacher Training In-Residence online. Because of its success, we are now offering a fully virtual Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training, as well as shorter virtual programs where you meditate, learn, and converse with davidji LIVE! on Zoom.

In addition to our new virtual offerings, we are happy to announce that we will be holding our in-person fall and winter 2020 events as scheduled!!! Check them out!

We are so excited to see you in the fall, but we also understand there are still serious concerns about traveling and congregating in a post-COVID world. We are here to ease your worries. We are taking every precaution to ensure the highest degree of sanitation, health, and safety at all of our events. Above all else, our staff is committed to your well-being and following federal, state and county requirements and guidelines for health and wellness.

Ensuring Health and Safety at davidji Events

Our team is receiving up-to-the-minute announcements and recommendations from California state and San Diego County departments of health to ensure the highest level of safety, sanitation, and well-being for our guests. We realize that federal, state and local health department rules and regulations regarding COVID-19 are ever changing and evolving. We have created the following guidelines based current recommendations as of July 1 to employ during our signature in-residence retreats.

How We Protect You 

  • Reinforce the importance of personal hygiene (hand hygiene and cough etiquette).
  • Provide both guests and employees with increased access to hygiene materials such as tissues, hand-sanitizer stations, and disinfectant wipes.
  • Stock properly applicable disinfectant products throughout all common areas (shared bathroom, community room, kitchen, etc.).
  • Closely monitor employee health, and require symptomatic employees to stay home.
  • Require all employees to wear gloves and a mask when cleaning common areas between teaching sessions.
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all hard surfaces throughout the day to ensure complete sanitation.
  • Provide water bottles for guests throughout the event to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Provide prepackaged snacks to guests to avoid cross-contamination.

Public Area Protocol 

  • All staff is required to wear face masks.
  • All attendees are required to wear face masks in public areas.
  • Increase cleaning and disinfection frequency, at least hourly for surfaces frequently touched by guests and employees.
  • Clean and disinfect public restrooms at least three times daily.
  • Request that guests to clean surfaces touched in bathroom before and after each use.
  • Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations at public restrooms and around community areas.
  • Diligently practice food safety procedures to help prevent cross contamination – on-site food storage will not be available for our guests at this time.

Laundry Protocol 

  • All laundry is done while guests are off-site.
  • Wash laundry thoroughly between guest stays.
  • Wear disposable gloves while handling items to be laundered. Wash hands immediately after removing gloves.
  • All laundry is washed through the “sanitation cycle” to ensure effective cleaning.

How We Protect Our Team 

  • Closely monitor employee health.
  • All staff is required to wear face masks.
  • Reinforce personal hygiene and cough etiquette.
  • Encourage symptomatic employees to stay home.
  • Provide hand sanitizer stations, Ready to Use (RTU) disinfectant spray or wipes, gloves and tissues for employees.
  • Employees regularly disinfect all personal hard contact surfaces, i.e., desk, telephone, and computer keypad, countertops, etc.
  • Educate and inform all employees of pandemic status and proper infection control procedures for davidji retreats.
  • Re-enforce employee protocols cleaning during an event and providing gloves, disinfectant spray and wipes, masks, soap, and hand sanitizer stations throughout the common areas.

Onsite, we reserve the right to restrict guest access to any event activity if a guest displays signs of illness. Additionally, we are recommending all guests attend prepared with the extra protection efforts such as the below:

  • Bring your face mask. We will also provide disposable face masks if needed.
  • Avoid physical contact with other guests – while we are famous for our great hugs, we will have to discontinue those for now.
  • Travel with your own blanket and yoga mat for community activities.
  • Pack an ample supply of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes – we will have supplies available in our common areas, but it is a good idea to have personal supplies available for off-site dining, shopping, etc.

Protect Yourself

While there is much about COVID-19 that remains uncertain, we do know that personal hygiene is of critical importance to limit the spread of disease. Here are some prevention tips from the CDC that you can do to protect yourself and others:

  • Wear your mask.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow state and local protocols for wearing a face mask in public places.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • In addition to basic preventive measures, we encourage people to continue all of the healthy daily practices that we teach at davidji Meditation Academy to keep your immune system strong: daily meditation, ample sleep, good nutrition and regular exercise.

We’re monitoring a variety of sources to fact-check and stay up to date on the latest news. Check out some of our sources below:

California Department of Public Health

ECDC Situation Updates

CDC Travel Information & Advisories

CDC Prevention Methods

World Health Organization

Lets Stay Connected

If you have any other questions about what it will be like to attend a davidji retreat in a post-COVID world, please email us at If you are ready to take the leap & sign up for a retreat, check them out here! 

We are happy to address any and all concerns. No question is too small when it comes to your safety. Keep trusting, keep meditating, keep showing up for your daily self-care practices, and stay safe. We are all in this together.

We Know It Works So Why Don’t We Do It?

Meditation is the foundation on which you can build a truly extraordinary life. It’s scientifically shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It’s linked to better performance, increased happiness, better decision-making, improved relationships and much more. Even knowing all this, we haven’t been able to stick with it… until NOW! In this lesson, you’ll receive tons of insights and strategies that make meditation easy and something you WANT to do.

In particular, you’ll:

  • EASILY release blocks and excuses that prevent you from meditating.
  • Learn how and why meditation works.
  • Experience a groundbreaking process that allows you to quickly connect with your higher self.
  • Learn how to let go of the thoughts that keep interfering with your meditation.
  • Discover what’s actually happening in your body and mind when you’re stressed.
  • And much more!

It’s time to break some meditation rules! Have you ever been told that for meditation to “work” you need to sit a certain way, have no thoughts, practice for a certain amount of time, and so on? Not so! In this lesson, I teach you the only steps you need to take for mediation to work for you and I help you create a practice YOU feel really excited about.

In particular, you’ll:

  • Learn a variety of easy and fun meditation tools and techniques.
  • Find out how to create the most comfortable experience for yourself.
  • Easily integrate the most powerful mantras into your practice.
  • Create a meditation space that’s just right for you.
  • Step into the present moment, where everything and anything is possible.

And much more!

Ever been confused by what’s supposed to happen in meditation? Keep waiting for some major, groundbreaking “aha” moment? Wonder how to know if you’re doing it “right”? This week, we examine some of the confusing misconceptions about meditation and keep the momentum flowing.

In this inspiring lesson, you’ll

  • Learn how to know if you’re really mediating— and whether it’s working.
  • Find out what it means when you see colors during meditation.
  • Discover what each color symbolizes in terms of your energy centers.
  • Quiet and calm your mind with one of my most powerful meditation techniques.
  • Learn how meditation sharpens your edge and helps you become more successful.
  • Discover how to stay motivated and restart your practice if you quit.
  • Learn the powerful mantra of manifestation.
  • And much more!

Ready to awaken the best version of yourself? This week, we set the stage for you to expand your meditation practice. By the time you finish, you’ll not only feel totally calm, clear and happy… you’ll also have realized your infinite potential to create the life you desire.

In this awesome lesson, you’ll:

  • Awaken to the best version of yourself—the part of you that makes you feel proud of how you respond to life.
  • Get rid of the walls that are keeping you from being totally happy, clear and calm.
  • Learn how to easily break free of any pattern that isn’t serving you.
  • Experience some simple yet incredibly powerful meditation and mindfulness.
  • Instantly let go of anger, sadness or stress with techniques you can do anytime, anywhere.
  • And much more!

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