Yosemite Yoga and Mindfulness Retreats


Yosemite National Park is a world-heritage site celebrated as one of the most sacred places on earth. Balanced Rock Foundation is a Yosemite-based non-profit that has been inspiring health and wellbeing through our programs and classes since 1999. Our weekend camping retreats and backpacking trips harness the transformative power of nature to re-connect you with your own inner wisdom. We use the tools of yoga, meditation and creative expression in nature to invite true empowerment. All outdoor and yoga skill levels welcome! Tuition assistance is available and course size is limited. 

Yosemite journeys with Balanced Rock in 2017 include our Summer Solstice Backpacking Retreats, Yoga & Ayurveda Weekends, and Nature & Nurture Trek among others. We also offer Yoga Alliance-certified 200  and 300 hour WildYoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education Courses. Our instructors and guides are Yosemite locals with extensive knowledge of the outdoors and natural history. Each retreat is staffed by at least one Yoga Alliance-certified RYT and one Wilderness First Responder. Every Balanced Rock experience includes a delectable menu that is based on local, organic ingredients whenever possible. 

Balanced Rock is synonymous with yoga in Yosemite! If you are here visiting the area on your own, join us at our weekly donation-based yoga classes or our annual daylong workshops Yoga Jambalaya and Yoga Therapeutics. Additionally as a non-profit organization we are proud to serve a range of different communities, including establishing the Yosemite Youth Expedition for local at-risk youth (now in its eighth year), and the country's first Women of Color backpacking program (now in its thirteenth year)!

Join us in Yosemite this summer to celebrate your connection with nature and spirit! Check out our full schedule of courses online at balancedrock.org

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