Yoga Jambalaya

About This Event

Join the ever-growing Balanced Rock yoga community at our 15th Annual Yoga Jambalaya. Experience a carefully crafted blend of yoga classes from Yosemite–inspired instructors while rejuvenating in the Yosemite Bug’s full spa including hot tub and sauna. This one-day workshop is a great opportunity to give a boost to your yoga practice, connect with friends old and new, or pamper yourself for a day.

Our schedule is very flexible – you can drop in for one or two classes and lunch, or get a room at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort and make a weekend of it. You can enjoy our Health and Wellness Marketplace featuring local artisans and health professionals. Treat yourself to dinner at the June Bug Cafe.

The teachers for this event are all highly trained, professional, certified yoga instructors who bring a wealth of knowledge and a passion to share it. Each instructor adds their own unique flavor of teaching, love and open-heartedness. Advanced registration is stongly advised although you may also pay at the door on a first-come, first-served availability.

Highlights

Multiple yoga classes all day Saturday that build and draw upon one another.

A variety of teachers and focuses to choose from.

Access to the full spa facilities at the Yosemite Bug Resort.

Lodging and fresh meals available on site.

Local Health and Wellness Marketplace

A great time of year to experience Yosemite without the crowds.

Price Includes

Professional yoga instruction and use of mats and props.

Discounted access to the Bug Resort spa and sauna will be available (included in full day price). The Yosemite Bug Cafe will provide a fresh lunch options for participants from their regular and delicious menu.

Accommodations

The Yosemite Bug Resort has a variety of lodging available from hostel style dorms to private rooms with bath. The Yosemite region now has heavy visitation at all times of the year.  Book your rooms early.  For more info click here.

The Yosemite Bug Resort is located at 6979 Highway 140, Midpines, CA 95345. Driving time from the Bay Area is 3.5 hours. Reliable public transportation is available from the Bay Area and the Central Valley to the Bug Resort.

Public Transportation

You can take a train and a bus from the Bay Area and Central Valley directly to the Bug Resort. For information please click here.

Qualifications

All levels welcome. No yoga experience necessary. Fitness level moderate.

Cancelation Policy available here

Venue Highlights

Our staff and instructors are a fun group of inspired mountain adventurers who have honed their skills living and loving life in connection with wilderness. Accomplished musicians, artists, naturalists, yogis, healers, chefs, and free-spirits Balanced Rock instructors have a knack for making people feel super safe and comfortable in the mountains. We strive to help people feel capable and competent in their own selves in the wilderness through our competent, attentive guidance.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Directions

Each course explores a different region of the Park. With our staff of resident Yosemite experts, we specialize in visiting less crowded, yet stunningly beautiful corners of the Park. We have decades of collective experience in exploring Yosemite National Park, and have a wide range of hidden sanctuaries, secluded lakes, outdoor granite-slab yoga “studios”, and comfortable campsites in our routes and itineraries. If you want to also see some of the more popular icons and destinations, there is ample time at the beginning and end of each course.

Once you complete your registration for a course, we will send you detailed directions and a map to the meeting place for your course. This will usually be a campground inside the park boundary on the Tioga Pass Road.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Reviews  
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  • Kristin Huss   August 16, 2019

      100% Worth every penny!

    This trip couldn't have come at a better time in my life. I was finally able to quiet my heavily distracted and fast paced mind with the guided meditations and yoga poses taught by Jana. She meets you at your level and provides you with a variety of meditation styles to take home and practice whenever you like. Patrick prepared the best meals for the group and even snuck in a sweet dessert once in awhile. Overall, this retreat was much needed and I am very grateful to have been a part of it. The connections that were made on this trip will stay with me for a lifetime and I look forward to my next trip with them.

  • Endria Richardson   August 05, 2019

      Women of Color Backpacking and Yoga Retreat

    I've been backpacking and climbing for over nine years, and this was one of the most special, healing, and joyous backpacking trips I've ever been on. I really loved spending time in the mountains with women of color--sharing space to talk about our experiences, joys, and pains in the outdoors, and cultivating the healing that comes with being heard and seen (and from plunges in freezing alpine lakes). Thank you to the trip leaders, Grace and Miho, for holding such beautiful space, and to Balanced Rock for providing this magical and necessary space!

  • Andrea Gallego Jacobo   July 30, 2019

      Amazing Journey

    My yoga and backpacking retreat, couldn't have gone any better, this was a life changing experience were reconnecting to nature and spirit was the key, the instructors (Breezy and JP) are absolutely exceptional yoga instructors, they care tons about the welfare of the group, the food was super healthy and convenient, meditations were beyond my expectations, the place was fantastic and the instructors were super knowledge of our surrounding environment. ***** 5 stars Highly Recommended :)!!!!!

  • Jessie Copeland   June 05, 2019

      Amazing and rejuvenating.

    I attended the Writing from the Heart retreat. From the moment I stepped into the campsite, I felt loved, welcomed, and safe. Our yoga practices were centering and our writing time helped me to reignite my love of writing. Heather Sullivan was an amazing leader. I am so thankful for my time in Yosemite. The peace and rest I found there are truly indescribable.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Desire to learn more meditation practices, spend more time in spiritual community. Heather
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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