Finding Balance & Breath

4-Day Yosemite Yoga & Climbing Retreat

with Balanced Rock instructors & YMS guides
Finding Balance & Breath
Date: October 09, 2020 - October 12, 2020
Location: Yosemite National Park
Early Bird Price: $650 (if by July 11, 2020)
Regular Price: $675
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Experience the harmony of rock climbing and yoga in Yosemite National Park, one of the top climbing meccas in the world. Cultivate balance and breath during this beginner-friendly retreat through yoga by professional instructors, guided climbing adventures with local expert guides and camping in sacred Yosemite Valley. Tuition assistance is available.

*Please note that food and meals are not included in the course price. For questions, please email us at


  • Optional yoga classes each day in some of the best outdoor “studios” in the world
  • Morning meditation instruction and practice
  • Guided climbing lessons with local professional YMS guides
  • Hiking and camping in Yosemite’s sacred valley landscape

Tentative Itinerary*

*Detailed Itinerary & Packing List coming soon!

Price Includes

Professional instruction and guiding, daily climbing shoe rental, campground fees, wilderness permit fees, first-aid supplies, and group gear for camping. 

Not Included

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

Cancellation Policy available here

Meet Your Guides

In 1969 Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service got its start, and was an instant hit with park visitors. Today, the rock climbing guides can get you to the highest peaks in Yosemite National Park. As the only authorized climbing guides in the Park, they know these cliffs like no one else — and can share their unparalleled knowledge with everyone from pros to complete novices. To help ensure your safety on the mountain, every guide is a certified Wilderness First Responder or has a Wilderness EMT certification.

Additional programs include private guided climbs throughout the day and climbing and camping equipment rentals — with all the gear you need to make it to the top and then settle in for an evening at your campsite.

Beyond rock climbing lessons, the school also offers group hikes, guided overnight backpacking trips and, during the winter, cross-country ski lessons — as well as overnight Glacier Point Ski Hut trips.

Balanced Rock is a Yosemite-based non-profit that has been inspiring health and wellbeing through our programs and classes since 1999. Yosemite National Park is a world-heritage site celebrated as one of the most sacred places on earth. We are honored to offer backpacking journeys, weekend camping retreats, day-hikes, workshops, and lodge-based programs that focus on inward reflection, coupled with outward exploration of this incredible place.

Our compassionate, personable, and expert staff share a rare and unique combination of local Yosemite knowledge and passion for its natural history, with a spirited dedication to contemplative practices including yoga, meditation, and the creative arts.