Writing from the Heart: Finding your Authentic Voice

  • Balanced Rock Foundation Balanced Rock Foundation
  • Yosemite National Park Road, Yosemite Valley, CA, USA
  • May 31 - Jun 2, 2019 (3 days)
  • $495.00 - Program Price

About This Event

Join us for a nurturing writing workshop perfect for the beginning writer and a jump-start for the burnt out professional. Be encouraged to find your powerful one-of-a-kind golden voice filled with self-esteem, honor and joy. Be held in supportive community, the magic of Yosemite and daily yoga practices.

Heather Sullivan, acclaimed local guide and Co-Founder of Balanced Rock, will be leading the retreat by starting each day with nurturing yoga and meditation practices, sharing local Yosemite knowledge and stories on short day hikes, and hosting our group amidst the inspiring Yosemite landscape which will hold our circle of writers.

No prior writing or yoga experience necessary. Tuition assistance is available.

Highlights:

Creative writing inspiration and guidance

An opportunity to connect with nature and find your muse

Optional morning yoga classes

Optional guided naturalist hikes

Fresh meals include local and organic ingredients

Itinerary

Check back soon for detailed itinerary!

Packing list for this retreat 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, so you can relax and be nourished.

Not Included

Transportation to and from your hometown, 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!

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:

Am opportunity to deepen my practice..thank you Lilliane
 

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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