Yosemite Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Midpines, CA, USA

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Christie Pitko
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28 reviews
Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2020
Group size: 10 - 18
Yosemite Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Midpines, CA, USA

Christie Pitko
  • Email address verified
28 reviews

$569
Deposit: $300
Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2020
Group size: 10 - 18

About this trip

Deepen your yoga and meditation practices, enjoy unlimited time in the resort spa, and visit the infamous Yosemite Valley! Enjoy delicious meals, relax in the hot tub or sauna, and experience the amazing outdoors. 


This 4 day retreat takes place at the Yosemite Bug, a rustic resort 27 miles from Yosemite Valley that dates back to the 1930s. Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the June Bug Cafe. Practice yoga (vinyasa and restorative), meditation, and pranayama (breath work) with a dedicated and experienced teacher. 


Visit the Yosemite Valley taking a scenic shuttle to and from the park, or driving your car on your own. The spa is part of your retreat package with unlimited access to the hot tub and sauna. Book a soothing massage for an additional fee. Leave our retreat blissed, refreshed, and inspired. 


Early Bird Discount - Must book by Monday, June 1st, 2020 to use code: YOSEMITE at checkout. 


Bring a Friend/Partner and save $50 off per person using code: PALS at checkout. MUST share a Double or Triple room (not eligible for dorm room)

Sample Schedule

Subject to Minor Changes


Day 1 - Friday, October 30th

Arrival - 3:00-4:00pm

Opening Ceremony  + Yoga and Meditation -5:00pm

Dinner - 6:30pm


Day 2 - Saturday, October 31st

Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation - 7:30am

Breakfast - 9:00am

Free time - Visit Yosemite Valley, relax in spa, explore, etc.

Lunch - 12:30pm (if you are going to the Valley request a packed lunch at breakfast)

Dinner -6:30pm

Yoga Nidra - 7:30pm


Day 3- Sunday, November 1st

Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation - 7:30am

Breakfast - 9:00am

Free time-  Visit Yosemite Valley, relax in spa, explore, etc.

Lunch - 12:30pm (if you are going to the Valley request a packed lunch at breakfast)

Restorative Yoga and Meditation - 5:00pm

Dinner - 6:30pm


Day 4- Monday, November 2nd

Farewell Yoga and Meditation - 7:30am

Breakfast- 9:00am

Check Out - 11:00am



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I enjoy the Yosemite Valley?

A: You can drive on your own, or take the scenic shuttle that picks up from Yosemite Bug Resort and takes you to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Tickets are $10.50 each way, round trip $21, and park admission is included. Booking online ahead of time is encouraged. See the bus schedule and book here: https://yarts.com/

You can also request a packed lunch to take with you during your exploration from the June Bug Cafe!


Q: I'm a beginner at meditation. Can I still join the retreat?

A: Yes! You will be led and supported by an experienced instructor.


Q: I'm a beginner at yoga. Can I still join the retreat?

A: Yes! Our retreat is all levels. We love beginners, but please do have some basic yoga experience. We recommend taking several flow classes before coming to the retreat.

About Christie Pitko

Christie Pitko, ERYT 500 is an expert at leading retreats both in the U.S. and abroad. She guides 5-6 retreats per year, and has been hosting retreats since 2014.


Christie is a dedicated student and full-time yoga and meditation teacher in San Francisco, California. She has taught over 2600 hours of yoga classes. She is part of the faculty at Yoga Garden San Francisco for their 200 hour teacher training program. She teaches alignment-based yoga, restorative, as well as meditation. Her biggest influences are Annie Carpenter and Richard Rosen whom she studies with frequently.


Learn more about Christie Pitko here: https://www.christiepitkoyoga.com/about

What to Bring

Clothing layers

Water bottle

Comfortable shoes for walking and hiking

Eye pillow (optional)

Backpack (optional)

Things to Know

Yosemite Bug Resort is 27 miles from the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. To get to the Valley, you can drive your car, pay for parking and admission. You can also take the scenic shuttle that picks up from the resort and takes you to the center for $21 round trip with admission included . Note that the shuttle ride is about an hour and 20 minutes due to stops. Booking your ticket ahead of time is encourage. Visit https://yarts.com/ 

You can request a packed lunch to take with you from the June Bug Cafe!


We encourage all levels of practitioners, from beginners to advancing, to join our retreat. Please do have basic yoga knowledge. We recommend taking several vinyasa classes before attending.


There will be no refunds or transfers issued after Monday, August 3rd, 2020. Please check your work schedule before registering for the retreat. Note that our venue charges a payment even after you cancel. Reminder of balance is due Monday, August 3rd, 2020.


Guests 18 years of age and older are welcome.


What’s included

  • 3 nights accommodations
    Single or shared rooms in the rustic Yosemite Bug Resort
  • Freshly made meals
    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the June Bug Cafe. Packed lunch for our trip to the Yosemite Valley!
  • Daily yoga
    Mix of alignment-based vinyasa flow and restorative yoga
  • Daily meditation
    Mindful guided meditations
  • Unlimited Spa access
    Enjoy the hot tub and sauna at the resort
  • Coffee, tea, water
    Available all day
  • Yoga props
    Mats, blocks, straps, and blankets provided.
  • Towels and Linens
    Your room will have towels and linens.
  • Transportation to Bug
    Fresno airport - 2 hours drive. Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose about 3 hours drive. We recommend renting a car to drive to the resort.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional spa treatment
    Receive massage for an additional fee
  • Transport to Yosemite
    Our venue is 27 miles from the famous Yosemite Valley. You can drive or take the scenic shuttle for $21 round trip including admission. Note that the shuttle ride takes about an hour and 20 minutes.

Available Packages

Female Dorm, Shared Bathroom
Available until Oct 19, 20206 left

This room has bunk beds and a shared bathroom. Price is PER PERSON.

$569
Deposit: $300
Private Room, Private Bathroom
Available until Oct 19, 2020only 3 left

This is a private queen bed and private bathroom all to yourself. This price is for ONE person. If you are bringing another person with you, you must book a double room.

$994
Deposit: $300
Double Room, Private Bathroom
Available until Oct 19, 20204 left

This is a room with 2 queen beds, and a private bathroom. Price is PER PERSON. 

$809
Deposit: $300
Triple Room, Private Bathroom
Available until Oct 19, 20209 left

This room has a queen, 2 twin beds, and a private bathroom. Price is PER PERSON. 



$659
Deposit: $300
$569
Deposit: $300

Female Dorm, Shared Bathroom

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


CP
Christie Pitko
28 reviews
Christie Pitko, E RYT-500, began practicing yoga in 2001, and since then, it has healed her spirit, ignited creativity, and encouraged her to take her time. She enjoys helping students stay curious about the inner landscape of their bodies and minds through yoga and meditation. Christie is grateful for all that she has learned from her teachers, Annie Carpenter, Richard Rosen, and Leah Gillman. Christie hosts multiple yoga retreats per year.

Reviews

KC
Christy Pitco doesn't disappoint! The venue is perfect; beautiful, very affordable, relaxing, excellent yoga classes on many levels so you don't feel the poses are above or below your ability - she gives many options. The combo of yoga and meditation were just what I was looking for and helped to reintroduce them in my daily routine just before a hectic next couple of months. The option to go hiking in the most amazing forest is a plus, add to that, schedule a massage or do a sauna to complete/round out your relax and refresh experience. This retreat included a magnificent sound bath which left me feeling relaxed to the core! I just loved this added experience and it was perfect given the venue and natural surroundings. The vegetarian/vegan food was the absolutely scrumptious and I was simply spoiled because I wanted the same when I returned home. I wish! This retreat as well the others I've attended with Christy have always been above the mark. She teaches her classes in a gentle and well explained/attainable manner that will want you coming back for more! Great retreat and awesome experience! I'm feeling I received the reboot I was wanting and needing! Namaste
I met great people on this trip, I felt at home and welcomed The Yoga was inspiring and exactly what I needed from the trip. I loved the location and the food was amazing.
The semi-rustic airs of Sierra Hot Springs, mixed with Christie Pitko's Yoga, made for a fabulous retreat. Plus the people who attend are just lovely human beings. Get off your hamster wheel and go to Christie Pitko's Retreat in the high Sierra mountains beside one of the largest valley's in the western United States. Populated mainly by cattle and surrounded by mountains. Take a hike or soak your bones in healing waters in the forest. Have a massage or loll with a good book in a body hugging couch beside a fire. The food is wonderful and locally sourced, cooked fresh every day. (desserts are scrummy!) And the yoga and meditation are catered for any level, making you feel super awesome afterwards. Thanks so much. I'll be back!
Had an awesome time in Sayulita with Christie and the group!
This was my first yoga retreat and the bar was set high! It truly was a magical time...the hotel was superb and very clean with great friendly service. The daily vegetarian breakfast was amazing...something for everyone. Christie added a lot of nice touches. She's a highly skilled yoga teacher and was able to teach to many levels from beginner to more advanced with clear alignment based instruction. I like the combination of vinyasa/restorative styles of yoga as well as yoga nidra and meditation. I highly recommend this retreat to everyone!
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