A Date with the Divine: New Year Sankalpa

Movement, Meditation & Intention Retreat-Style Workshop

with Catherine Wortmann at the Yosemite Moonstone Yoga Studio
A Date with the Divine: New Year Sankalpa
Date: January 02, 2022
Location: Yosemite Moonstone Retreat
Early Bird Price: 20% off until Dec 23, 2021
Regular Price: $108
Type of Program:


Program Details

The yoga tradition of Sankalpa offers a refreshing alternative to the New Year’s resolution. Sankalpa, meaning deep resolve or heartfelt desire, is a practice that originates from the radical premise that everything you need to fulfill your life’s dharma, or purpose, is already within you. 

During this 4-hour, retreat-style workshop, you will learn about Sankalpa and how to apply it to your own life. You will be guided to move your body in a warming and heart-centered yoga asana practice. Once the body is open and relaxed, the  container for heart and brain coherence is created. You will then be safely guided on a meditation journey to connect with your heart’s desires, and invited to explore the outcome through a guided journaling activity. Culminating your efforts, and solidifying your intention, we will end our time together with a powerful cleansing fire ceremony

Farewell to 2021! It is time to dream, imagine, believe, and create our most desired reality. 

This New Year’s ceremony is a powerful opportunity to truly activate a Yoga practice in your daily routine, to clearly claim how you want to move into the new year, and step into your full power as the healers of our time! We hope you will join us!

What is included?

4 hours of powerful guided meditation, intention setting, movement practice, and gathering in community. This program features:

Balanced Rock will offer a complimentary tea bar with light snacks for participants during this event. Sanitized yoga mats and props will be available, and participants are welcome to bring their own as they wish. Please note that lodging is not included in this program, however the Balanced Rock team can offer suggestions on local lodging options if you are visiting from out of town.

Sample Retreat Schedule

Please note this is a tentative outline and may be subject to change based on the needs of the group.

11:00am | Check-in and Property Orientation

11:15am-11:30am | Welcome & Group Introductions 

11:30am- 12:oopm | Sankalpa Exploration

12:00pm – 1:20pm | Yoga Asana & Journaling Session

1:30pm – 2:00pm | Guided Meditation Journey

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Facilitated Journaling Session & Cleansing Fire Ceremony

3:00pm | Say Goodbyes & Adjourn

Where will this event take place?

This event will take place in the gorgeous Yosemite Moonstone Yoga Studio, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills of El Portal, CA. Just 15-20 minutes from the west entrance of Yosemite National Park, participants can explore the area and the beauty of the Merced River Canyon.

How much does it cost?


Balanced Rock strives to offer affordable programming to all of our interested participants, and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please inquire with our team if you are seeking financial assistance to attend this program.

What should I bring?

As mentioned above, you have the option of bringing your own yoga mat and props. We also recommend bringing a journal and something to write with, a mug (if you like to be eco-conscious) for the complimentary tea bar, and any other personal items that bring you comfort in an intention-setting practice (sacred items, photos, altar items). 

Health & Safety Policies

In order to ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff, we will require one of the following for attendance to any Balanced Rock in-person program in 2022:

  1. Proof of full vaccination status against COVID-19
  2. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within 24hrs of the event start date

All participants will be required to read and sign the Health & Safety Policy for 2022 Programs at registration.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

We understand plans change. As a small nonprofit, we can offer a partial refund of the program price minus a $50 administrative fee up to 30 days before the program start. Any cancellations after this deadline will not be eligible for a refund. All participants will be required to read and accept our Cancellation and Refund Policy upon registration.

Still on the fence about attending?

The Balanced Rock team is deeply committed to offering support for all interested participants for our programming. Schedule a zero-commitment 15-min call with one of our team members to get your questions answered and receive further info about this program!

About Your Instructor

Catherine Wortmann‘s primary goal is helping her students find passion and purpose in life. She offers workshops, group classes, and private sessions ranging in topics from Reiki to Financial Freedom. She owns & operates a small farm in Groveland, California. Beyond her finance degree, Catherine is a Reiki Master Candidate in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition of healing, and certified in Yoga (500hr) & Meditation (285hr). She is also a Stand-Up Paddle pro! Currently, she is teaching private lessons via Zoom, or in person and offering outdoor group yoga experiences. Catherine also works as an accountant, and guides in Yosemite National Park.

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