Diann Pattermann is the owner and guide of Ishnala Retreat. At 69 years old she has consistently fit wellness into her daily life for over 40 years. Her commitment to nutrition, meditation, and fitness has grown into a desire to pass on her knowledge to others and to create a place for people to find refuge and reconnect with taking care of themselves.
Diann’s personal wellness philosophy is holistic; her practice of developing a strong mind and body is what led her to create Ishnala, a place for guests to retreat from everyday life to do just that.
She opened her own studios early on and worked her way into a private fitness center in Canyon Lake, California. She then went on to live and work at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, consistently voted the best spa in the world. There, she developed her mind-body philosophy and discovered the power of meditation.
After returning to the United States and instructing at some of the world’s top spas, she embarked on the journey that would ultimately lead her to create Ishnala. She wants guests to enter the Retreat as a sanctuary of nature and peace, where visitors can take away whatever they need. During their time at Ishnala, she hopes to motivate guests to put aside time to focus on themselves and to make wellness a priority.
Diann is so excited to welcome visitors to the Retreat she has so lovingly created; each experience in her life has prepared her and led her to making this special space for others. She looks forward to meeting each guest of Ishnala soon.
Diann Pattermann Fitness Experience
- Owner/Operator, Canyon Fitness Center, Inc., Canyon Lake, CA,
- Instructor, Rancho la Puerta, Tecate, Mexico,
- Consistently voted the number one spa in the world
- Instructor at various athletic clubs in and around the Los Angeles and San Diego area, including Santa Monica Athletic Club, Great Shape in Brentwood, and Frogs in Encinitas and Salona Beach
- Instructed in all areas of wellness including motivational speaking, lifestyle and nutritional guidance, and fitness
- Instructor, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Vista, CA,
- Instructor, Golden Door, Escondido, CA,