Yoga in Yosemite Adventure Retreat

Midpines, CA, USA

24 reviews
Sep 17 - 20, 2020
Group size: 6 - 13
Yoga in Yosemite Adventure Retreat
Midpines, CA, USA

24 reviews

Deposit: $375
Sep 17 - 20, 2020
Group size: 6 - 13

About this trip

Parks and Poses! If you're looking to check off all the National Parks from your bucket list travels then you'll love the latest retreat in my Parks and Poses series. Yosemite is famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village you can find shops, restaurants, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery. 

We will be staying at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort   

which is right off the Central Yosemite Highway. This rustic lodge is 25 miles from the iconic park and there's a transit stop right in front of the lodge. A RT shuttle pass to the park is $12 or you can drive in as well ($30 per car, lasts 7 days or free with a National Parks pass).

Our days will be spent enjoying yoga, the spa at the Yosemite Bug and exploring the trails within the park. This retreat is perfect for those who love to hike, disconnect from the stress of day-to-day-life, enjoys yoga and meeting new people. You can participate in any or all activities and no yoga experience is necessary although a moderate fitness level for the hikes is encouraged. 

About your stay at the Yosemite Bug

 I have reserved 6 rooms that all have love and character and come in a variety of bed types for couples to solo travelers. These duplex cabins at 300sf each all have forest views and decks with tables and chairs. Not so rustic with fine linens, fine bath products, towels, showers, heat, coolers and wi-fi. The rustic reflects in the lack of TV’s or phones and remote parking.  

All day access to the spa is included in your package (excluding departure day). The spa is open from 10am-10pm. The spa is equipped with a H2o2 UV spring fed stainless steel hot tub, cold-rain shower, cedar hot-rock sauna, and a seven jet shower in their deluxe changing rooms. Guests can also (for an additional cost) receive massages, body-scrubs, specialty baths in private tubs in-between yoga classes. All spa rooms open out to the large sunny decks where you can relax with your refreshment of choice or read a book. 

Food is included!

Cost includes breakfast, dinner and sack lunches for our on-the-go adventures in the park. Tea, water, coffee and gratuity are also included. The restaurant onsite serves organic fresh food (much of which is sourced from their own garden) and is open from 7am-10am, 11am-2pm and 6-9pm. If you choose not to adventure with us in the park or would like breakfast before yoga or instead of yoga you are free to dine at your own leisure!

Vegan and Vegetarian Meals Available! Please peek at the ever changing food menu for more info: 

Getting to the Yosemite Bug

Please see the Yosemite Bug's transportation options for suggestions on airports and directions to the resort: 

About Yosemite in September

Fall is a great time to visit Yosemite Valley. The crowds thin out dramatically after Labor Day, and daytime temperatures start to cool down. As a result, September is one of the best months for hiking and rock climbing in Yosemite Valley. You'll find dark skies in Yosemite, which is hundreds of miles from major cities. With a star chart, you'll be able to identify some of the formations you may never have seen before. You may be able to see up to 15,000 stars in the park's sky in comparison to 500 or so in an urban sky.

Refund Policy

All deposits are non-refundable. If paid in full and trip is more than 60 days out a partial refund will be given. Please see more about my refund policy for all retreats here: 

What’s included

  • Meals
    Breakfast, sack lunch and dinner plus gratuity are included
  • Three night stay
    different rooming options available from a solo to shared accommodations
  • Spa pass
  • Yoga sessions
    I have reserved space for three yoga sessions on-site with plans to have a fourth yoga session inside Yosemite on Friday evening
  • Yogi Magee Swag
    custom designed retreat tanks and hats
  • Transportation
  • Alcohol/Soda
  • Additional Spa Treatment
  • Park Fees
  • Park Transportation
    $12 RT fare per day
  • Optional Excursion
  • Off-site meals

Available Packages

Private Queen bed room with bath
Sold Out

The Deluxe option!

For those who want to room solo and like a little more privacy! 

Deposit: $450
Queen bed in a shared room for 2 w/bath
Sold Out

I have one room available that has two queen beds. Perfect for those who want to only room with one other person whether you're a solo traveler or coming with a companion. 

Deposit: $375
Queen bed in shared room for 3 w/bath
only 3 left

Want a queen bed and don't mind sharing a room with two other people? Then this is the booking option for you! This is also a great option for groups of three who want to room together. 

Deposit: $375
Twin bed in shared room for 3 w/bath
4 left

The most budget friendly option available. For those who don't mind sharing a room with 2-3 other people. Come solo and make friends or bring your besties with you!

Deposit: $350
For Kala and Aaron
only 1 left
Deposit: $175
Deposit: $375

Queen bed in shared room for 3 w/bath

Your Organizer

Yogi Magee (Natalie)
24 reviews
I'm a full time adventurer and part-time flight attendant. My passion is teaching yoga, cycle, barre and boot camps along with hiking Colorado's 14ers, blogging, soy lattes and travel. My company Yogi Magee Expeditions is designed to take people off their mats and into the wild for an experience they'll never forget.


Zen in Zion was a perfect balance of adventure and yoga in an amazingly beautiful setting! It was also a great 2nd retreat with Natalie for me and my best friend, who live in different states, so planning something like this gives us an excuse to get together! Natalie did a great job of organizing the trip so once we arrived all we needed to worry about was what we were going to wear that day! She gave lot's of options and there are no hard feeling if you want to participate in one activity or all of them! The Nama-Stay house suites were so cozy, nice bedding and awesome bathrooms! Another plus was the option to go with Zion Guru Canyoneering, which was so much fun to do something new and challenging! Im not sure what my next adventure will be with Yogi Magee Expeditions, but I am sure I will be back!
This is a wonderful trip for anyone who wants to explore a new place, get outside and see the beautiful Montana scenery, visit Glacier National park just minutes away, and be treated to gourmet cooking and a chance to meet new friends. Natalie makes traveling easy and so much fun with a flexible itinerary that she puts a lot of effort into planning. I love yoga and meditation, but I must say I'm still a beginner, and the biggest tip I'd like to pass on to others is that you don't have to be an experienced yogi, to have the time of your life on one of Natalie's retreats. Dancing Spirit Ranch is one of the prettiest places I've stayed. The hosts, Tyler and Robin, make the ranch a fabulous experience with their friendly hospitality and amazing dining options. One of the highlights are their surprise sack lunches! I can't wait to go back, I'll do this trip every year if I can!
What a remarkable experience! Natalie’s positive energy is contagious and you can tell that she is in her element when she leads the retreats. We had an awesome group of people and the trip was filled with laughter and memories were made. I’m so glad I was “All-in” for this trip and embraced the motto #retreatyourself. I chose to partake in activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and also treated myself to a massage. Starting each day off with Yoga was refreshing. I experienced my first gong bath and it was impressive. The facilities and property at the ranch were stunning and the food was phenomenal. The ranch hosts Tyler and Robin were so accommodating for our group. I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat and left feeling refreshed and renewed. Here’s to more adventures with Yogi Magee Expeditions!
The trip exceeded my expectations. The surroundings were beautiful and lodging was very comfortable. The trip is not for hardcore, inflexible yogis. The yoga was not your traditional yoga with all the standard poises but was still challenging and provided room for relaxation and meditation. Natalie is great, funny, irreverent and made everyone feel like they were part of the group. I will definitely go on another retreat with Natalie.
An adventure retreat it was! So great to get up into the mountains and experience the Telluride through hiking and yoga. Of course there was also some SUP and biking. The great thing about this adventure is it allows for choice. Natalie was fantastic, responding to the needs of the group and even offering up an extra meditation session before the Via Ferrata portion of the day. I took full advantage of this session as this was my stretch during this adventure and a bit more mindfulness was very welcomed. Also a very lovely group of women to share the time with. If you are looking for adventure mixed in with yoga, this is your retreat!
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