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  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
    Founder swami Vishnudevananda created the nonprofit Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm to foster a community of students and instructors interested in introspection, self-discovery, and their holistic health. Located within an 80-acre expanse of the Sierra Nevada's foothills, the secluded farm enfolds visitors with oak- and pine-filled hills, three nearby rivers, and enough wildlife to stage a cartoon musical. Under the tutelage of three swamis, a staff of volunteer instructors uses the peaceful setting to help focus students? attention on personal growth and bodily awareness during traditional outdoor yoga classes and specialized workshops. They faithfully teach the five points of yoga?proper exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, and meditation?as they lead students down the four paths of yoga. Through the path of action, the path of devotion, Ashtanga, and the yoga of knowledge, they help their students forge a union of body, mind, and spirit. They weave specialized psychology, philosophy, and spirituality lessons into their asanas, which are bolstered with wellness programs and treatments such as massages with herbal oils, nutrition and detoxification programs, and ayurvedic therapies. To further unite their students with the world around them, the yogis promote sustainability with well water, solar-power systems, and an organic vegetable garden with which they can learn permaculture strategies. The farm has onsite accommodations, including tents and heated cabins that overlook a pond. To keep their guests well-fed, a team of cooks whips up organic vegetarian cuisine following yogic and ayurvedic dietary principles, which means that meals are free of meat, fish, eggs, onions, and caffeinated beverages.
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    14651 Ballantree Lane
    Grass Valley, CA US
  • Renaissance Winery
    Renaissance Winery, a picturesque mountain vineyard roughly 2,000 feet into the Sierra Foothills, crafts estate-bottled wines in a traditional European-style focusing on the Bordeaux and Rhone family of varietals. The Wine and Roses Tasting, gives wine enthusiasts the opportunity to sip organically made pours and stroll through two European-style rose gardens fashioned after La Roserie Bagatelle in Paris. The flora-farms are interspersed with fountains, French street lamps, street vendors peddling French street lamps, and the aromatic blossoms of more than 300 types of roses. Renaissance's tasting room is lake-adjacent for serene views of water reflecting clouds that look like Babe Ruth.
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    12585 Rices Crossing Rd
    Oregon House, CA US
  • Montoliva Vineyard & Winery
    Montoliva Vineyard & Winery owner and winemaker Mark Henry is a man who takes the traditions of Italian winemaking seriously. Right down to the imported Tuscan yeasts and long fermentation processes, he's true to the age-old art. Along with his wife, Julianne?who proudly wears the title of "wine muse"?he oversees a collection of award-winning varietals, including the 2007 Sangiovese that won gold at the 2012 Orange Country Wine Competition. Inside a picturesque tasting room, or out by the grill?where Mark prefers to share his wines with others?guests can sip samples of his complex, organic pinot grigio, or the silver medal-winning Sangiovese, a rich and earthy red.
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    15629 Mount Olive Road
    Chicago Park, CA US
  • Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar
    Fresh fare can be found at Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar, where patrons seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. The drink list at Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Perfect for after-work outings, Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar's happy hour is hard to beat. Large groups will appreciate Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar for its ability to seat them quickly. For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar as well. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Meals at Friar Tuck's Restaurant and Bar usually set you back about $30 per diner.
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    111 N Pine St
    Nevada City, CA US
  • Railhead Saloon
    Railhead Saloon serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Colfax's Colfax district. When you're ready to pig out, Railhead Saloon is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Whether you have a large or small group, Railhead Saloon can accommodate both. Railhead Saloon will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Park on the street for easy access to name. Come to Railhead Saloon for a satisfying meal that won't break the bank. Cash is the only payment option offered at Railhead Saloon. You can stop by at almost any time, since Railhead Saloon offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    34 North Main Street
    Colfax, CA US
  • Bikram Yoga Grass Valley/Nevada City
    Bikram Yoga Grass Valley/Nevada City's community of instructors and students come together each day of the week to practice the restorative poses of Bikram yoga. Inside the serene studio, yogis lead 90-minute classes in a heated room in order to detoxify the body, increase blood circulation, and prevent injuries. The schedule, which includes sessions specifically designed for beginners, has classes that begin as early as 6:00 a.m. on weekdays. Bikram Yoga Grass Valley/Nevada City recommends wearing workout clothes, drinking plenty of water before class, and not bringing any ice sculptures to the studio.
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    900 Golden Gate Terrace
    Grass Valley, CA US

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