Back to the Source: Yosemite Elements Retreat

Midpines, CA, USA

2 reviews
Duration: 4 days
Group size: 5 - 12
Back to the Source: Yosemite Elements Retreat
Midpines, CA, USA

2 reviews

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 5 - 12

About this trip

Finally, in-person Yoga! Escape from busy city life to the quiet, serene, Sierra Nevada foothills for the Yosemite Restore Retreat. Our retreat getaway will be at the Yosemite Bug, a rustic cabin resort, perched along the hillside, just 25 miles from the iconic Yosemite National Park and surrounded by nature.

Your Restore experience will include Elemental Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, breathing techniques, sound bath, and spa passes. There will be plenty of free time to go to the park, hike around the property, lounge at the river (seasonal), or unwind and detox in the natural hot tub and sauna in the evenings. Enjoy the amazing world class meals that are an experience in it's self. All food is chef prepared with locally sourced ingredients and veggies from the garden when in season. Meet new friends or take time to yourself.

Beginners Welcome!!

** Spa hours depends on current Covid regulations.

** All dietary preferences are available.


There is a $300 per person deposit due upon booking. Half of the balance is due Sept. 8 and the final balance is due Sept 24. You will be reminded when your installment is due through Wetravel.

Deposit refundable for 1 week after booking date. Deposit non-refundable after that. 50% refundable before Sept. 8, minus deposit. No refund if canceled after Sept. 24, unless spot is filled.


The Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort is a very unique place. It attracts adventurous nature lovers and international travelers. Nestled on a hillside, the Bug has cabins, tent cabins,  and hostel dorms scattered around the property, so be prepared to do a bit of walking. Each cabin has a uniquely themed decor ranging from western to retro. You never know what you're going to get. The Bug hosts groups and individuals and has a lot going on. It is not a retreat center, so expect other people to be around and a lively atmosphere. It is completely set in nature and there are trails and many places around the property for peace and contemplation. It reminds me of an adult summer camp with amazing food, awesome spa amenities, and friendly staff.

Spa and Yoga Room

The spa and yoga room is a beautiful relaxing oasis. There's a chemical free hot tub, sauna, tea bar, and cold rainwater shower.  There are massages and private soaks available at an extra cost.

* The Spas public hours are from 7pm to 9:45pm due to Covid. 

*We will most likely use the Bodhi room instead of the the Yoga room, to allow for social distancing. It's not as pretty but it's huge. 

The yoga room has all props available. Some of the mats are a little worn, so bringing your own mat would be a good idea. 

Visiting Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is 26 miles away which takes about an hour to drive. Keep that in mind if you want to make it back for the evening session. Park entrance fees are $33/ per car for 3 consecutive days. Reservations are required due to limited park entrance. They book up fast so don't leave it to the last minute. You can also book a seat on the Yarts bus which picks up at the Bug near the main Hwy. Entrance fee is included in ticket.

If you will be only visiting the park for 1 day, Sunday will be the best day. Our evening session will begin at 6pm so there's plenty of time to explore Yosemite.

Yosemite Reservation

Yarts Bus

What’s included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
    Starts with dinner on arrival and lunch on departure. Unlimited options for breakfast and Dinner. Bag lunch for the park. ($4 extra for normal lunch items.)
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages
    Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, Iced Tea
  • Daily Morning Meditation
    20 min- breathwork, guided, silence
  • Daily Morning Yoga Flow
    1 HR for all levels.
  • 2 Evening Restoring Yoga
    Yin, Restorative, & Nidra
  • Daily Spa Passes
    Use of the mineral hot tub, sauna and rainwater shower.
  • 1 hr Sound Bath
    Immerse yourself in the healing power of sound.
  • Transportation
    To lodge, park, and river
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Desserts and Snacks
  • Park entrance fees
    $33 per car for 3 consecutive days.
  • Additional spa services
    Massage and Private Soaks
  • Departure Day Spa Pass

Available Packages

Standard Single Room with Bath
Available until 14 days before departure

Small room 1-2 beds or 1 large bed and 1 bunk with private bathroom. Each rustic cabin room has a unique themed decor.

Deposit: $300
Superior Double with Bath (2ppl)
Available until 14 days before departure

Price per person. Private large cabin room with private bathroom for 2.  Each rustic cabin room has a unique themed decor. Comes with a mini fridge. This is for guests traveling together.

Deposit: $300
Superior Room with Bath (1 person)
Available until 14 days before departure

Private large cabin room with private bathroom.  Each rustic cabin room has a unique themed decor. Comes with a mini fridge. 

Deposit: $300


Day 1

5:30pm - 7:00pm : Evening introduction, gentle yoga, and yoga nidra.

7:00pm - 9:45pm Spa Time

Your Organizer

SatyaShala Yoga
2 reviews
SatyaShala Soul Travel Retreats offers unique Yoga, Meditation,Transformation, and Wellness Retreats in California and Internationally. Our Retreats are focused on Traditional Yoga Ideals, Farm to Table meals, amazing locations, transformational workshops, and enough time to reflect and relax. We have a fun approach to life and don't take ourselves too seriously. All of our retreats are hand crafted and uniquely designed.


We had a wonderful time! The Yoga and meditation was the best I've ever experienced! Anna's extensive training and experiences shine through her routines and practices. She had many different poses and techniques that were used. Also, her things to do that were optional were also fun! I've done several retreats with Anna and always find them the best ever! Love her soothing voice and gentle, loving spirit! Anyone thinking of coming - join the next one! You will experience a retreat of a lifetime!
By Gloria V R for Renewal Retreat: Yosemite, Yoga, Meditation, Spa and Sound Bath on 11 Aug, 2021
Anna did a marvelous job planning and organizing this retreat! We were thrilled with her detailed communication and her scheduling. All of her classes were well planned and thoroughly relaxing and invigorating at the same time! The facility was wonderful, including the yoga room, food and spa. We definitely hope to participate in future trips with Anna.
By Cynthia T for Renewal Retreat: Yosemite, Yoga, Meditation, Spa and Sound Bath on 11 Aug, 2021