NEW! Writing from the Heart: Finding Your Authentic Voice

Yosemite 3-day Yoga and Reflective Writing Retreat

with Nancy Aronie and Heather Sullivan
NEW! Writing from the Heart: Finding Your Authentic Voice
Date: May 31, 2019 - June 02, 2019

Early Bird Price: $445 by March 31, 2019
Regular Price: $495
Type of Program:


Join nationally acclaimed writer, Nancy Aronie, for a nurturing writing workshop perfect for the beginning writer and a jump-start for the burnt out professional. Be encouraged to find your powerful one-of-a-kind golden voice filled with self-esteem, honor and joy. Be held in supportive community, the magic of Yosemite and daily yoga practices.   

Heather Sullivan, acclaimed local guide and Co-Founder of Balanced Rock, will support the weekend by starting each day with nurturing yoga and meditation practices, share local Yosemite knowledge and stories on short day hikes, and host our group amidst the inspiring Yosemite landscape which will hold our circle of writers.

Heather is beyond honored to humbly work beside her first true teacher and writing mentor, Nancy Aronie.  Much of the writing and reflective portion of Balanced Rock’s curriculum has been influenced by Heather’s study and practices with Nancy, beginning when she was 19 years old. Nancy was on the original instructor team on the very first Balanced Rock (then Wild Women Workshops) trip in 2000. You will learn about Balanced Rock’s powerful origin with this dynamic pair while being held and allowed to be vulnerable and authentically YOU on the journey of discovering your voice.

No prior writing or yoga experience necessary. 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


Check back soon for detailed itinerary!

Packing list for this retreat 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, park entrance fees and personal items.

Cancelation Policy available here