Living The Dream

Yosemite 3-day Yoga and Reflective Journaling Retreat

with Heather Sullivan and Special Guests
Living The Dream
Date: August 12, 2016 - August 14, 2016
Location: Tuolumne Meadows Campground
Early Bird Price: $445 by June 12, 2016
Regular Price: $495
Type of Program:


Be inspired and develop your creativity through yoga and creative writing instruction by acclaimed local guide Heather Sullivan on a 3-day weekend camping retreat in Yosemite! Learn to express your ideas with creative writing and reflection techniques within the breathtaking backdrop of Yosemite’s high country, Tuolumne Meadows. Morning yoga sessions and day-hikes will be offered as a way to open our hearts and minds to the creative process and the guidance of the natural world. No prior writing or yoga experience necessary.

Become mindful to the creative process while immersed in the beauty of the Sierra landscape. Heather will encourage you to reach down deep and find your own muse-your personal connection and response to nature-empowering you to portray your unique message. We hope that this weekend course inspires you to continue reflecting and writing outdoors long after you return home. Tuition assistance is available.


  • Creative writing inspiration and guidance
  • An opportunity to connect with nature and find your muse
  • Optional morning yoga classes
  • Optional guided naturalist hikes
  • Fresh meals include local and organic ingredients


We will gather at Tuolumne Meadows Campground at 3:00 pm for introductions, intention setting and an orientation to the course. In the afternoon we will take our first hike to acquaint ourselves with the area. After dinner there will be time for relaxing, sharing stories, and stargazing as we settle in for our first night in the mountains.

Each morning will begin with hot drinks, a nourishing breakfast, and creative fun. The day includes writing instruction, time to reflect, short hikes exploring the elements for investigations and inspiration from the magic of trees, granite rock, alpine lakes, or mountain streams. Nature invokes creativity and sparks the imagination for our art. We’ll return to our camp with time for more journal writing, lessons, and discussions. In the evening we will relax, prepare a delicious meal together, and enjoy good company and conversation before falling asleep under the starry skies of the Sierra.

We greet the day together to continue our creative explorations and group activities. After a celebratory lunch at camp, you will have time to further explore our beautiful surroundings. You will leave this campground retreat inspired and energized, present and connected to nature, empowered with tools to continue your personal journey. We will conclude by 2 p.m.

Note on Itinerary: This schedule is an outline. It is subject to change depending on the needs of the group and the weather. It allows for spontaneous inspiration, so please recognize we will be flexible. This program operates rain or shine.

Packing list for this retreat available here

Itinerary with directions available here

Price Includes

Professional instruction and guiding, campground and permit fees, first-aid supplies, and group gear for camping. Balanced Rock provides delicious and high-quality meals, so you can relax and be nourished.

Not Included

Transportation to and from your hometown, and personal items.

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