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Summer Solstice: Awakening to the Light


Yosemite 4-day Yoga and Backpacking Retreat

with Balanced Rock Foundation

lead by Jana Kilgore and Jenna Beers


Date: June 22, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Location: Yosemite National Park Wilderness

Early Bird Price: $595 (by April 22, 2017)
Regular Price: $645




Celebrate the light through back-country yoga practice, outdoor adventure and deep relaxation over the longest days of the year. The summer solstice is a perfect time for transition and renewal and what better place to experience this than the Sierra Nevada’s, Range of Light.

Our four-day journey in Yosemite National Park takes us to some of the most amazing outdoor “yoga studios” in the world. Backpacking, outdoor yoga, community and ecology are woven into a journey of body, mind and spirit.

As we move towards the end of our time together, there will be a special emphasis on the development of a home practice, bringing our experience out of the High Sierra mountains and into our home and daily life. Tuition assistance is available through Balanced Rock Foundation



  • Two optional yoga classes each day in some of the best outdoor “studios” in the world

  • Morning meditation instruction and practice

  • Spontaneous river or alpine lake dips

  • Hiking and gentle peak climbs in Yosemite’s unparalleled wilderness

  • Fresh meals include local and organic ingredients


Price Includes

Professional instruction and guiding, campground fees, wilderness permit fees, first-aid supplies, and group gear for backpacking and camping. Balanced Rock provides delicious and high-quality meals so you don’t need to worry about a thing!


Not Included

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