16th Annual Yoga Jambalaya
About This Event
Register today to reserve your spot!
For a single class: $18
For a single class + discounted spa pass: $30
For a full day pass including spa: $95
Join the ever-growing Balanced Rock yoga community at our 16th 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 strongly advised although you may also pay at the door on a first-come, first-served availability.
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.
2020 Schedule coming soon!
Click to view last year's 2019 Jambalaya Schedule
Classes are $18 each (no spa pass included),
All-day Pass $95 (includes discounted $12 spa pass)
-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 June Bug Cafe will provide a fresh lunch options for participants from their regular and delicious menu.
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.
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.
All levels welcome. No yoga experience necessary. Fitness level light to moderate.
Local Health and Wellness Fair
The Yosemite Bug and Balanced Rock will host our annual Local Health and Wellness Fair. Experience talented, local bodyworkers, health providers, artisans and vendors in the café and outside—featuring health and wellness products and local food items.
Cancellation Policy available here
Venue HighlightsOur 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.
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
DirectionsEach 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.
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 To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Marcia Hodges June 07, 2020
I've been on several Balanced Rock retreats and every single one was AMAZING!! The attention to detail for every participant made me feel like it was designed specifically for me. Everything from making sure my sleeping accommodations were cozy to yoga poses right for me in that moment to the Over-the-Top Excellent food! You can be assured you will be WELL taken care of and fully nourished in your body, mind and spirit!
Ruth Alana Smiley November 16, 2019
Heather has a way of bringing the outside inside, and helping to connect people to nature right from the start of her yoga class. A wonderful way to stir a pot of something delicious! Jambalaya has always been amazing, but it keeps getting better
Kristin Huss August 16, 2019
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
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
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
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.
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