Aligning with Nature’s Rhythms

  • Balanced Rock Foundation Balanced Rock Foundation
  • Yosemite National Park Road, Yosemite Valley, CA, USA
  • Aug 2 - 4, 2019 (3 days)
  • $495.00 - Program Price

About This Event

Delve into the ancient healing art of Ayurveda, while experiencing the soul-soothing power of Yosemite. Join Jana Kilgore and Heather Sullivan for a fun, engaging study of the elements of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a sister science to yoga and translates to “the knowledge of life”. This science provides an opportunity to learn about ourselves and the world through the perspective of the Five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether.

On this 3-day retreat, enjoy delicious food, hiking, yoga practice, and encouraging company, as we explore what it means to lead a life of balance. Experience a rejuvenating journey into Yosemite National Park and the ancient healing art of Ayurveda. Tuition assistance is available.

Highlights:

Two optional yoga classes each day

Morning meditation instruction and practice

Learn about Ayurvedic health practices and discover your dosha

Hiking and gentle peak climbs in and near Tuolumne Meadows

Fresh meals include local and organic ingredients

Tentative Itinerary

Friday

We will gather at Tuolumne Meadows campground in the high country of Yosemite National Park at 3:00 pm for introductions, intention setting and an orientation to the course. In the afternoon we will step into our yoga practice and get acquainted with each other and the wild beauty of Yosemite. There will be an introduction to Ayurveda followed by cooking demonstration, dinner and campfire.

Saturday

We will greet the day with morning meditation and yoga practice. After a nourishing breakfast, we will pack our daypacks and head out into Tuolumne Meadows. Here, among the granite domes and wildflowers, we will explore our yoga practice on and off the yoga mat and enjoy a nice day-hike. In addition to our hiking and yoga practice, there is also time for dips into the cool waters of the Tuolumne River, conversations with other participants, and enjoying the views of the High Sierra. We will have informative Ayurveda sessions in the afternoon and evening, a delicious dinner and a campfire.

Sunday

After our morning yoga session and breakfast, we will pack up camp and enjoy final closing activities and a short walk. We must vacate the campsite by 11am and we will conclude our formal programming by 2pm.

Note on Itinerary: This schedule is an outline. It is subject to change depending on the needs of the group and allowing for spontaneous inspiration.

This program operates rain or shine.

Packing list for this trip available here

Price Includes

Professional instruction and guiding, campground and permit fees, first-aid supplies, and group gear for camping. Balanced Rock provides delicious and high-quality meals.

Not Included

Transportation to and from your hometown to Yosemite, park entrance fees, and personal items.

Cancelation Policy available here

Balanced Rock integrates the wonder of the natural world with the beauty of humanity through reflection, yoga and adventure. I am nearly complete with my 200 hour Yoga teacher training through BR and I am consistently impressed with the level of time and attention this organization puts into developing teachers and longtime learners of yoga and life. ~P.J. S.

Schedule


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.

Accommodations


Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine


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.

Thank you!

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