Unplug into nature and settle into the quiet, serene, Sierra Nevada foothills for the Yosemite Restore Retreat. Your 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.
Explore restoring practices, including gentle and restorative yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra (conscious sleep) and a special sound bath.
Included in your retreat are Holistic Elemental Yoga classes, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, breathing techniques, 1.5 hr sound bath, spa passes.
** All dietary preferences are available.
3 Nights Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Daily Element Yoga Class
Morning Meditation and Pranayama
2 Restore: Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra Classes
1.5 hr Sound Healing
Wellness Walk to swimming hole.
Transportation to Lodge
Transportation to/from Yosemite
Park entrance fee
Specialty Beverages and Desserts
Additional Spa Services
We've been using the larger Bodie room for our retreats since Covid. This room is not the normal Yoga room but offers tons of space for social distancing and privacy.
All props are available.
The spa is a beautiful relaxing oasis. There's a chemical free hot tub, sauna, and cold rainwater shower. There are massages and private soaks available at an extra cost. Herbal Tea and water available.
Occasionally, it can get a bit social from hikers returning from the park to soak in the tub and chat about the days adventures.
JUNE BUG CAFE
The June Bug Cafe offers fresh, creative meals and is know as a favorite amongst locals and guests. A changing menu is available, offering meat, seafood, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. All meals are chef prepared using local and organic ingredients as much as possible. They even have a garden on the property. They bake their own pies and cakes aswell.
Cabins are perched along the hillside surrounded by nature. Each cabin room is decorated with a unique theme and decorated with vintage furnishings. Accommodations range from small and large cabin rooms, tent cabins, and dorms.
Yosemite Valley is only 24 miles away.
Yosemite National Park is 26 miles away which takes about an hour to drive. Park entrance fees are $33 per car for 3 consecutive days. Park Reservations may be required due to limited park entrance.
Doing a loop around Yosemite Valley will give you views of all the main attractions. Hop out and explore with the many walking paths and hikes throughout the park. Or rent a bike for the day and enjoy the park on wheels.
Book your reservation through the Recreation.gov site.
Take the Yarts Bus to Yosemite from the Bug. Entrance fees included in ticket price.
THE YOSEMITE BUG
The Yosemite Bug, Rustic Mountain Resort, Midpines, California.
The Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort is like nothing you've ever seen. 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 is open to the public and other groups. So expect other people to be around and a lively atmosphere. There are trails and many places around the property for peace and contemplation including the creek, swimming hole and waterfall that is flowing in Spring and Summer. Think, adult summer yoga camp with amazing food, awesome spa amenities, and friendly staff.
I help people find inner peace, self-love, and acceptance through traditional yoga, meditation, self-realization, and holistic living so they are empowered to shine like the diamond that they are. I've been hosting retreats at the Yosemite Bug for 5 years and love to share this special place and unique experience with others. I look forward to inviting guest facilitators to enhance the participants experience.
Read more about my Journey and Qualifications.
Yoga & Meditation Teacher | Retreat Host | Holistic Health
Sound Healer | Music Teacher | Community
River Roads Studio
Enveloped in an enduring, sacred, celebratory, and nurturing legacy of family, friendship, and community based education, Paul is an innovative and compassionate Educator.
Drawing on this wellspring, he enjoys being a devoted Musical Arts Enrichment Guide that facilitates the inspiring nature of Sound through Practice, Performance, Production, Improvisation, Songwriting, and Intention, to support Community Empowerment and unbridled Self-Expression.
Moreover, Paul enjoys this multiverse of learning to deftly arrange scores which celebrate instruments from around the world, while joyously and gratefully sharing his healing, freeing, and intentional sound in service of Yoga, Music, Moments, Healing, Retreat, Art, and Festivity.
Lastly, Paul nurtures and shares a lifelong love of Ethnomusicology to ground, focus, regale, and inspire humans to learn about and enjoy the immense diversity of global cultures whose music, storytelling, and dance is essential to the expression, preservation, development, and experience of their Culture, Cosmology and Ancestry.
"Anna is such a wonderful & inspiring teacher & person. Her energy is so peaceful & inviting. I loved the morning & evening yoga sessions, which included guided meditation & in the evenings yoga Nidra. The sound healing session led by Paul was like nothing I’ve ever experienced & extremely powerful. I felt cleansed & healed afterwards. Truly amazing! Our group connected so easily & it was so nice getting to know new people. The hiking & scenic views at Yosemite Bug are great. The Cafe has delicious food & the staff are so friendly. The spa tub & sauna were extremely relaxing after yoga & hiking. We went to Yosemite National Park one day & its spectacular! I’m looking forward to returning in the springtime."
Anonymous, October '21
"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!"
Gloria, August '21
"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."
Cynthia, August '21
"This was such a wonderful experience....from the yoga to the lodging to the food... absolutely beautiful area....loved every minute!"
Robin, October '19
"Anna is a very patient, knowledgeable & enjoyable person & instructor. The food was excellent. Loved the short hike to the waterfall. Staff friendly,courteous & helpful. The building that the yoga classes were in was perfect. Large, airy & roomy."
Patti & Steve, May '19
"The experience was so invigorating! We were able to connect to nature, people, and the practice. We felt welcomed, appreciated, honored, and supported.""
Rachel, September '18
Anna creates a warm, inviting retreat for you to not only get what you want, but what you need. I found the opportunity to relax and rediscover myself, while others had a safe place to work through their concerns or indulge in exercise and exploration. The facilities are relaxed and enjoyable and the food and spa were fantastic
Mike, June '18
"Anna is wonderful. Her yoga classes are fulfilling for the mind and body. The accommodations are rustic and very comfortable. The food simply delicious. I would recommend this retreat to all of my friends."
Janet, September '17
Anna is warm, welcoming, approachable and fun. She set a friendly and easy-going tone for our group and her positive reflections were welcomed. The combination of asana, restorative and meditation was nicely balanced. The Yosemite Bug is so cute and perfect for a yoga retreat. The restaurant at the resort is outstanding: the food, the service, the setting.
Stefani, October '18
Large room for all sessions with more than enough space to social distance.
Air purifier during classes
Hand Sanitizer station
Assigned Yoga props