True Nature Retreat with Julia Clarke in Yosemite National Park

Yoga + Hiking

April 22 – 27, 2018

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”

- John Muir

Join Julia Clarke and the Balanced Rock Foundation for a yoga +  hiking retreat in stunning Yosemite National Park and experience for yourself the power of direct connection to nature’s majesty. Together we will dive into twice-daily yoga practices to reveal the earth elements within our own bodies and minds, enjoy nourishing vegetarian meals, drink in the wild air, sleep under the stars and explore Yosemite National Park’s spectacular waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, vast wilderness, and more. This is designed to be a true retreat where we will unplug to create deeper connection to ourselves, our passions, our relationships and nature leaving you feeling inspired and renewed!

Sample Schedule

7am Group Meditation

7:30am Delicious cooked breakfast

9am Solar Elemental Vinyasa Yoga practice in nature

10:30am Depart for day hike with packed lunch

5pm Fireside Lunar Elemental Yoga practice with pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation

6:30pm Delicious cooked dinner

7:30pm Fireside chats

What’s Included?

  • Twice daily elemental yoga practices
  • All delicious and healthy Ayurvedic healthy meals and food
  • Park entrance
  • Tents and set up
  • Guided day hikes
  • Insurance, first aid and water purification
  • Yoga mats and props

What’s Optional?

Ayurvedic spa treatments and Pancha Karma treatments with Eliza Kerr (must pre-book):  www.elizakerr.com

Interested?

Email julia@juliaclarkeyoga.com for more information!

Rates 

$995 if registered by February 1, 2018

$1195 after February 1, 2018

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required with registration to hold your space, with the remaining balance due on April 1, 2018. You can send your registration directly via Venmo to www.venmo.com/juliaclarkeyoga or contact julia@juliaclarkeyoga.com for details on paying by check.

Getting There

Please plan to arrive by the evening of Sunday, April 22 (dinner will be provided). We will enjoy breakfast and morning yoga on the morning of Friday, April 27 before packing up.

Nearby Airports:

Fresno-Yosemite International (FAT)
Drive north on Highway 41 to Yosemite. Allow about 1.5 hours to the park’s South Entrance or 2.5 hours to Yosemite Valley.

Merced Airport (MCE)
Drive east on Highway 140 to Yosemite. Allow about two hours to Yosemite Valley.

Modesto City-County Airport (MOD)
Drive east on Highway 120 to Yosemite (or head south on Highway 99 to Merced, then take Highway 140 east into Yosemite). Allow about 1.5 hours to the park’s Big Oak Flat or Arch Rock Entrance or about two hours to Yosemite Valley.

San Francisco International (SFO)
Drive on Highway 580 east to Highway 205 east to Highway 120 east to Yosemite (you can also take Highway 99 south to Merced, then Highway 140 east into Yosemite). Allow about four hours to the park’s Big Oak Flat or Arch Rock Entrance or five hours to Yosemite Valley.

Oakland International (OAK)
Drive on Highway 580 east to Highway 205 east to Highway 120 east to Yosemite (you can also take Highway 99 south to Merced, then Highway 140 east into Yosemite). Allow about four hours to the park’s Big Oak Flat or Arch Rock Entrance or five hours to Yosemite Valley.

San José International (SJC)
Drive on Highway 880 north to 580 east to Highway 205 east to Highway 120 east to Yosemite (you can also take Highway 99 south to Merced, then Highway 140 east into Yosemite). Allow about four hours to the park’s Big Oak Flat or Arch Rock Entrance or five hours to Yosemite Valley.

Sacramento International (SMF)
Drive south on Highway 99 to either Highway 120 or Highway 140 east to Yosemite. Allow about four hours to Yosemite Valley.

Public Transportation:

Public transportation is available from Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose , Fresno and Merced airports. More details.

YARTS buses connect regional airports including Fresno to Yosemite five times a day.

Alternate Accomodations

Don’t want to camp? Check out www.recreation.gov for hotels and lodges. Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, Curry Village and The Ahwahnee Hotel are all recommended!

Resources

www.nps.gov/yose/

www.balancedrock.org