You are a student of yoga...
seeking to deepen your practice or move towards teacher certification
You are a yoga teacher...
looking to expand your practice, incorporate nature and sustainability in your offering, and complete Continuing Education Credits
You are a friend of Balanced Rock...
who's enjoyed our programs in the past and looking for a deeper experience with us
The WildYoga Immersion is a small, intimate program designed to fit your needs and is flexible to all levels of yoga experience. As we come together in community, the program combines restorative time in nature as well as the opportunity to reconnect with and invigorate your yoga practice.
Take it as a relaxing retreat, a chance to commit deeply to your practice, or as a step towards Yoga Teacher Certification.
This will be the first time we gather to practice at the new, exclusive Yosemite Moonstone Retreat. Adjacent to the yoga studio there are a limited set of luxurious rooms available to participants on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Routine & Lifestyle Design
ALIGNMENT WITH THE NATURAL WORLD
Personal Outdoor Exploration
How Practices Correspond to Nature
Time to Connect
Small Cohort of Students
Three Weeks of Immersive Retreat
Accessible Down-to-Earth Instructors
Inclusive Space to Share Authentically
Clarifying Your Values
*Please note, this information is current as of 9/9/2021, and is subject to change as State and County guidelines evolve. Balanced Rock will continue to update this information.
Balanced Rock is committed to following requirements and health advisories of the state of California.
This In-Person, 3-Week WildYoga Immersion will take place at the Yosemite Moonstone Retreat, located just outside the Hwy 140 west entrance of Yosemite National Park.
Currently, enrollment for this immersion is limited to 10 participants, and may increase to 15 participants, depending on state physical distancing guidelines.
Full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for participation in this program. Balanced Rock will request all registered participants to show verification of vaccination status.
Participants will be required to show a negative COVID test result upon arrival. The test ought to be taken approximately 48-72 hours prior to traveling to the training.
All participants will be required to sign waivers acknowledging the risk and release of liability for any potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus during their travels to and from the training.
At this time, we will not require the use of face masks indoors for vaccinated participants and staff. However, anyone who feels more comfortable is warmly welcomed to wear a mask. Furthermore, we will gather as a group on Day One and have an open conversation with everyone around shared agreements we can all work within.
Sample Daily Schedule: Mondays - Saturdays
7-8 AM • Morning Yoga Practice
8-9 AM • Breakfast
9 AM-Noon • Daily Learning Session
Noon-1PM • Lunch Break
1-5 PM • Afternoon Session or 6-8:30 PM • Evening Session
*We will have approximately 1 Afternoon Session and 2 Evening Sessions per week
Every Sunday: Free Day
Take this unscheduled day to explore the local area, connect with yourself and fellow students, or take care of yourself.
Have Questions? Email: [email protected]
- 100-hours of instruction from local, seasoned yoga teachers & wilderness guides
- 100-hours towards Yoga Alliance certification as a 200-Registered Yoga Teacher
- Daily Yoga classes, pranayama practices and meditation sessions
- Daily writing exercises and journaling prompts to support reflection and clarity
- Outdoor yoga sessions and guided walks in and around Yosemite National Park (weather-permitting)
- Dedicated indoor practice and gathering space in Moonstone Retreat’s one-of-a-kind Yoga Studio overlooking the Merced River
- Sundays off to explore and enjoy the local area
- Local tips on special places to visit in and around Yosemite National Park during your time off
- One group dinner each week, and daily simple breakfast option (i.e. oatmeal, coffee and tea)
Connection to local practitioners for booking bodywork sessions and Ayurvedic consultations (Please note: price of session is not included in course tuition)
PLEASE NOTE: Tuition does NOT include accommodations, daily meals, or additional services with local practitioners.
At Balanced Rock we believe everyone should have access to education and wellness opportunities. We do everything we can to make our courses accessible to all who are interested regardless of financial resources. Please assess your personal finances and ability to pay the full course price. If after your assessment you determine that tuition assistance would turn your dream journey into a reality, please email [email protected] or call (209) 379-WILD (9453) to inquire about tuition assistance.
Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging for the duration of the course. There are a broad range of options to fit most budgets such as:
Balanced Rock is offering 100-hours of self-guided online content following the Immersion for students who wish to complete their 200-RYT.
November 20, 2021 - June 20, 2022
After completing 100-hours of Immersion in November, you can choose to enroll in the second 100-hours of a hybrid certification for Yoga Teachers.
The online continuation course will have a dedicated online classroom space where we post recordings, resources, and written homework assignments. Throughout the months you will be invited into self-guided explorations of nature, awareness, required reading and personal yoga practice. You can expect approximately 3-4 hours of self-study per week.
*The self-guided online content is NOT included in the 100-Hour Immersion Tuition, but can be added for an additional $500 when registering for the Immersion. Contact [email protected] with questions or if you'd like more information on this option.