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Delve into yoga practice, as well as self-reflection through journaling, in order to explore ways in which you can live authentically. The practices and new community will encourage you to manifest your deepest dreams into reality and the connection with nature will allow you to find your muse. You will leave this campground retreat inspired and energized, present and connected to nature, and empowered with tools to continue your personal journey.
Shared tents or shelters will be provided for camping during this retreat. You should bring your own sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit. A pad to insulate you from the ground will help you sleep warm and comfortably.
Heather Sullivan, an acclaimed local guide and co-founder of Balanced Rock, will support you throughout this holiday to express your ideas with creative writing and reflection techniques within the breathtaking backdrop of Yosemite’s high country, Tuolumne Meadows.
Heather will encourage you to reach down deep and find your own muse and your personal connection and response to nature. These practices will help empower you to portray your unique message.
Morning yoga sessions and day hikes will also be offered as a way to open your heart and mind to the creative process and the guidance of the natural world. No prior writing or yoga experience is necessary.
The following schedule is an outline. It is subject to change depending on the needs of the group and the weather. It allows for spontaneous inspiration, so please recognize Balanced Rock will be flexible.
You will gather at Tuolumne Meadows Campground at 3 p.m. for the introductions, intention setting, and an orientation to the course. In the afternoon, you will take your first hike to acquaint yourself with the area. After dinner, there will be time for relaxing, sharing stories, and stargazing, as you settle in for your first night in the mountains.
Each morning will begin with hot drinks, a nourishing breakfast, and creative fun. The day includes writing instruction, time to reflect, and short hikes that will allow you to explore the elements for investigation and get some inspiration from the magic of trees, granite rock, alpine lakes, or mountain streams; nature invokes creativity and sparks the imagination for your art.
You will return to your camp with time for more journal writing, lessons, and discussions. In the evening, you will relax, prepare a delicious meal with the group, and enjoy good company and conversation before falling asleep under the starry skies of the sierra.
You will greet the day together with the group to continue your creative explorations and group activities. After a celebratory lunch at the camp, you will have time to further explore the beautiful surroundings. The retreat will conclude by 2 p.m.
During this retreat, you will enjoy guided hikes through nature in search for inspiration.
This retreat will take place in Yosemite National Park, California, United States.
Daily fresh meals prepared with local organic ingredients are included in this retreat.