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Nutrition Classes

Weekly Nutrition Classes! 
(Select "8 Week Nutrition Program")

Learn about great nutrition, feel confidence to make simple, healthy meals, get answers to your nutrition questions and make new friends!

Taught by Bonnie Bertano, Certified Nutritionist. 
Classes are held weekly at various times: sessions begin every 2-3 months (based on minimum enrollment).

5252 Balboa Ave. #202
San Diego CA 92117
(in Clairemont, at the corner of Genesee & Balboa)

Week 1 - Quick-Start your Journey

Set goals, create your plan & get inspired!

Week 2 - Start the Change: Choosing the Right Foods

Learn about food labeling, ingredients and high quality food choices. Begin the "30 Day Healthy Menu" Challenge

Week 3 – All Day Satisfaction / Start Moving

Learn the basic principles of nutrition and exercise to support you with your goals, keep you energized and help keep blood sugar stable throughout the day. Calculate your heart rate, get motivated, and plan your fitness strategy

Week 4 – Nourishing the Soul

Learn the difference between hunger and appetite, discover new “intuitive” and “mindful” eating habits (as opposed to emotional ones which often lead to overeating), tips to control food intake, and how to nourish yourself in other ways besides food.

Week 5 – Dining out Strategies / Snack Attack!

Dining out is an enjoyable part of life. Share ideas for great ways to enjoy going to group events and special occasions while still feeling in control of your health. Discover healthy local restaurants and get ideas for quality snacks on the go.

Week 6 – Buddy–up

Share ideas about building a support network of family and friends. Choose an “accountability partner” to support you on your journey, and get information about healthy meetup groups, CSA’s, Farmers Markets and other community resources

Week 7 – Mixing it up in the Kitchen!

Get inspired with meal planning. Bring in your favorite recipe for a healthy “makeover” and start collecting recipes that use whole food ingredients.

Week 8  Looking forward: Attitude is Everything

“Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you are right!”  Henry Ford

Believe in yourself and the positive changes you’ve made. Get more tools to continue on your health journey, and living a healthy and fulfilling life

For more information or to join us for our next session, send an  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spa Time With Friends

Join us for small gathering of friends (limit 10 per event), for a refreshing treatment combination at our Clairemont Office:

15 minute facial
15 minute chair massage
15 minute aromatherapy/reflexology
Tea, healthy g'noshing and visiting


Dates TBD

Location: Amara Wellness Center, Clairemont office

5252 Balboa Ave. #202
San Diego, CA 92117

Get Some Time Away

Get Some Much Needed R&R and Make Time for YOURSELF.

When was the last time you did something for yourself? Join us at an afternoon retreat at Amara Wellness Center in San Diego. Put yourself first and take a few hours for time away… R&R devoted just to YOU!  Enliven your Body, Mind and Spirit…feel ready to take on the world (or at least the upcoming week!).

Get that much NEEDED mini-vacay right in your own backyard (don't worry, the family will hardly know you were gone!!) Childcare is an option, depending on need: please email Erin for details.

Relax:15 minute chair massage
Revive: Aromatherapy facial treatment
Retreat: Guided meditation
Refresh: Healthy cooking & nutrition class
Rejuvenate: Healthy snacks, tea time with friends, free gifts and raffle prizes

Come and make new friends; we can't wait to spend the afternoon with you! 

$149.00 per person. Register Here. Space is limited to 8 Lucky Ladies.  Please RSVP by May 9th.  A Non-Refundable $49 Deposit is required to hold your space with the balance due the day of your Retreat…(pay your deposit to hold your space here) oh so easy! Register here now or email Erin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Event held at Amara Wellness Center:
5252 Balboa Ave. #202
San Diego CA 92117

Corporate Health and Wellness Programs - San Diego area

Are you looking to bring a culture of health and well-being to the workplace? You don't have to make a huge financial investment to create change. 

Studies show that on-site corporate health programs that provide wellness instruction and activities serve to increase employee productivity and job satisfaction while decreasing absenteeism and health insurance costs.

Chances are your company would benefit from positive changes in improving a healthy work environment, but employees are limited in both time and resources to carry them out. Oftentimes, employees might have an interest in various health topics, but don't have the level of expertise needed to share their skills with co-workers. 

That's where we come in. Our corporate health programs are customized to suit your needs, whether they are need-based to lower health insurance costs, or survey-based to provide incentives centered around employee interest. Oftentimes we blend the two, working with the on-site volunteer team to design a plan that is specific to your company's need and budget.

We provide biometric measurements and self-reported questionnaires, which are re-measured at the end of the program. We work together with your employee team to develop incentives and a realistic plan to achieve positive changes and lasting results!

Our health programs can be comprehensive or selected a la carte: options typically consist of on-site health coaching, nutrition education, fitness challenges, and stress-reduction activities such as yoga, Mind-Body meditation, and communication or conflict-resolution classes. Other options are available based on surveyed or screening needs. Call us to let us know your interests. Our vast network of specialized health practitioners make us uniquely qualified to provide many different types of programs. 

For more information about our health and wellness programs in the San Diego area, Call (858) 255-0670 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Girls Who Rock

Upcoming Therapy Group, 

Facilitated by Davida Price, MS, LMFT, MT-BC

Girls Who Rock!

A teen support group for creative and sensitive teen girls.

Girls Who Rock is a support group for young women, ages 13-17, who experience mood swings, depression, anxiety, and/or mild to moderate self-injury.

Girls Who Rock incorporates counseling with music, songwriting, and art to tell stories, move through traumatic memories, and identify and resolve difficult emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

Space is Limited!

Reserve a Spot for Your Teen Now!

Call 619-957-6258

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates: Sundays, beginning January 2015 (8 sessions)

Time: 6:30 pm

Place: Amara Wellness Center, 5252 Balboa Ave #202, San Diego, CA 92117

Cost: $280 upon first session; or $40/group; 8 session commitment (Cash, Check, Credit Cards accepted; Sliding Scale available based on need.)

Intro to Meditation

Practiced for thousands of years, meditation is a tool for rediscovering the body's own inner intelligence. Primordial Sound Meditation uses individually selected sounds of nature called mantras to disconnect us from the activity of life. These primordial sounds are based on the vibration the universe was creating at the moment of your birth.

Practicing Primordial Sound Meditation on a daily basis will help you:

  • Manage stress & reduce anxiety
  • Improve your relationships
  • Enhance your sleep patterns
  • Create inner peace
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Connect more deeply to spirit


(Choose from the following class times offered)

Saturday August 30 2014 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Saturday September 27 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Location: Amara Wellness 5252 Balboa Ave. #202 San Diego, CA 92117

Pre-registration Pricing: $15.00 - Bring a friend FREE of charge. Pay at the door - $25.00


Mind-Body Skills Group

12-week Mind Body Stress Reduction Group focuses on self-care using mindfulness techniques. Skills taught include, meditation, guided imagery, autogenics, and self awareness exercises through art and movement. Groups are experiential and limited to 10 members. $125 per 2 hour group session. Contact Natasha at (858) 492-7125 (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to register, or for details about insurance accepted. More details at

Yoga Drum

Join us monthly for Yoga Drum in Point Loma with Davida Price and Laura Rose Anderson.

More information here:

Davida Price's website, Yoga Drum Information here

Amara Wellness Social


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