news and press

06.2013 | Backpacker Magazine | Nirvana Now! | Read this funny, irreverent article here
Backpacker June 2013 Cover

10.26.12 | Balanced Rock featured at Yoga Alliance’s 2012 Leadership Conference Registered Yoga Schools Showcase

03.01.12 | Balanced Rock launches Wild Yoga Teacher Training in Yosemite National Park: 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified course incorporates nature and ecology with yoga

02.01.12 | Check us out in the Yoga Journal Yoga Directory and the Yoga Alliance Registry of Certified Yoga Schools (search for School Name: Balanced Rock)

09.2011 | Job Announcement: Balanced Rock seeks Part-time Business Director; resumes due October 18, 2011

06.2011 | Yoga Journal | Call of the Wild: Climb, Paddle, or Surf Your Way to Bliss on a Yoga Adventure
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05.19.11 | Mariposa Gazette: Celebrated Yoga Instructor Leads Fundraiser in El Portal

05.13.11 | Outdoor Afro: Black Women DO Camp – Experience Yosemite This Summer!

05.10.11 | Celebrated Anusara Yoga Instructor Noah Mazé to Lead Local Memorial Day Fundraiser
Join donation-based fundraiser and silent auction on Monday, May 30 from 9:00am-11:00am at the El Portal Community Hall. Funds to benefit Balanced Rock scholarship funds.

04.2011 | Yosemite Gateway Partners Newsletter: Spotlight on Balanced Rock

03.24.11 | Women of Color Going Backpacking – Oh Yeah!
Article written for Oakland Local and shared by Outdoor Afro

03.23.10 | Yosemite, Yoga & You
Review from BlissPassport.com

07.10.09 | Wild Journeys
Review from elephantjournal.com

01.01.08 | Schoolhouse Restoration Project
A community project working in collaboration with NPS, and many local organizations to stabilize a historic building and create a usable classroom space for community members, organizations and park visitors.

10.2004 | Backpacker Magazine: Diversity Takes a Hike
Wild Women Workshops (later renamed Balanced Rock) led the country’s first women-of-color backcountry trek in Yosemite National Park with the help of an REI grant.

05.2003 | Yoga Journal: A Trek on the Wild Side
The moving story that highlights the creation of Wild Women’s Workshops (later renamed Balanced Rock) after the untimely death of a local Yosemite Institute instructor.