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Experience the Power of Cold Exposure and Breathwork in an All-Inclusive Retreat near the Majestic Yosemite National Park

Yosemite’s Wim Hof Method Workshop Awaits

BASS LAKE–The Pines Resort, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains beside serene Bass Lake, invites guests to embark on a transformative journey during a long weekend retreat from March 21 – 24, 2024. The resort is located just 17 miles from the iconic Yosemite National Park. It offers a picturesque setting offers the perfect backdrop for a Wim Hof Method Workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance mental focus, manage pain, and boost immunity through the pioneering techniques of Wim Hof, all while surrounded by the natural beauty of one of California’s most enchanting landscapes.

The Retreat

The retreat is led by Chuck McGee III, a seasoned instructor directly certified by Wim Hof. Chuck is known for his expertise in Iced Viking Breathworks. He promises an experience that includes:

  • the invigorating practice of daily sunrise and sunset breathwork sessions
  • morning and evening baths in a private pool with stunning views of Bass Lake
  • all-inclusive gourmet meals by Ducey’s On The Lake
  • an adventurous hike in Yosemite.

“Meeting and training with Wim Hof was an incredible privilege. I am thrilled to bring this workshop to Bass Lake and Yosemite, offering a blend of breathwork, cold exposure, and nature to unlock profound health benefits,” says Chuck McGee III. “This retreat is not just about learning techniques; it’s about embracing a lifestyle that promotes vitality and peace of mind.”

The Pines Resort, celebrated for its picturesque setting and exceptional service, provides the perfect backdrop for this life-altering workshop. Participants will stay in luxurious accommodations, choosing from two-story chalets or lakeside suites, with prices starting at $1,550 per person.

Image of The Pines Resort in winter.


What’s Included

The package includes all sessions, meals, a guided Yosemite hike, and more, ensuring a worry-free and enriching experience.

“Ducey’s on the Lake will offer meals that complement the holistic nature of the Wim Hof Method. The restaurant’s farm-to-table approach ensures that participants enjoy nutritious, locally sourced meals throughout their stay,” adds Executive Chef Dwayne McFann.

Image of Yosemite in winter.

Yoemite in Winter

Mark Choe, owner of The Pines Resort, expresses his excitement about hosting the retreat.  “Partnering with Chuck McGee III to bring the Wim Hof Method workshop to our resort is an honor. We’re ready to provide an unforgettable experience where participants can explore their limits, surrounded by the natural beauty of Bass Lake and Yosemite.”

The Impact

Testimonials from past participants, like Moana Hendrix, highlight the impactful nature of the retreat, “If you can get into a workshop or do one-on-one training with Chuck, I highly recommend it! Thanks, Chuck, for restoring some hope and for reminding me to believe in my own capabilities.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to reset and rejuvenate in one of the most breathtaking locations in the United States. Reserve your spot today and prepare to unlock the full potential of your mind and body with the Wim Hof Method near Yosemite.

For more information and to make reservations, visit The Pines Resort.


About The Pines Resort (54432 Rd 432 Bass Lake, CA):

Located in Central California, just outside Yosemite National Park, The Pines Resort boasts stunning views of Bass Lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Recognized by Sunset Magazine and USA Today for its exceptional setting, the resort offers a variety of outdoor adventures and luxurious accommodations, making it a premier destination for family vacations and wellness retreats.


About Visit Yosemite | Madera County

Since 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County has been a guiding light for millions of travelers, leading them to the wonders of Yosemite National Park and beyond. Our journey offers extraordinary experiences, from the Fossil Discovery Center through the Madera Wine Trail to the breathtaking High Sierra. Discover exceptional dining, artisan shops, and year-round water sports at Bass Lake. Experience the nostalgia of the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and adventure among the majestic Giant Sequoia trees. Madera County is more than a gateway; it’s a destination for discovery.

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