Book Your Stay With Us
Workshops & Retreats
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST
If you’re interested in bringing a group, contact group sales.
Accommodations include vegetarian meals, hatha yoga classes, and full use of guest facilities. Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance.
(per person/per night)
(per person/per night; $65 room sharing fee for guest; max occupancy 2 adults*)
(per night; $40 room sharing fee for guest(s); up to 4 adults*)
Facilities Use Fee
Seminar registrants staying off campus pay a reduced accommodation rate of $40 per weekend, called a Facility Use Fee, to cover the cost that we incur to accommodate your participation in the seminar. These costs include staff labor, materials, utilities, and building and grounds maintenance. As with all of our accommodation types, the Facility Use Fee includes meals, hatha yoga classes, and full use of public guest facilities.
|Cost||$40 per weekend|
*Children: We do not provide any child care and children cannot be left unattended. Children’s accommodations and seminar rates are the same as adult rates. Children under 16 are not allowed to attend seminars and children over 16 may attend with faculty permission. Please call for specifics.
**Accommodations for Snorers: Accommodations options for snorers are a single room, if available, or a double room shared with another snorer (unless you are coming with a roommate of your choice). If you are sharing a room and coming without a roommate and you snore, please let us know when you register, so that we can help you make the best arrangements.
Dormitory: Separate dorms for men and women accommodate up to 18 guests; bunk beds only; shared hall bath. (We cannot guarantee lower bunks. If you are unable to use an upper bunk, please select another type of accommodation.)
Standard Double: Double occupancy room with two twin beds; sink in room; shared hall bath. There are a limited number of rooms with a full bed; please make reservations in advance.
Standard Single: Private room with twin bed(s); sink in room; shared hall bath.
Deluxe with private bath: Full size bed; private bath.
Deluxe Private Suite: Full size bed; private bath; sitting area; sleeper sofa
Guest House: Chalet-style two-bedroom apartment with private bath; small living room/sitting area with sleep sofa; kitchenette with refrigerator (no cooking facilities).
Solo travelers: If you are traveling alone and have reserved a shared room (double), we will assign a roommate of the same gender.
Our nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals are freshly prepared by our kitchen staff and served with homemade bread, both whole-wheat and gluten-free.
Breakfast consists mainly of hot cereals (cooked grains), both dairy and non-dairy, homemade yogurt, and fresh fruit. In addition, eggs are served twice a week. Lunch, the main meal of the day, typically includes rice, legumes (dahl), vegetables (subzi), homemade yogurt, and salad. Supper is light, with soup, salad, a side dish, and fresh fruit. On Sundays, a homemade dessert is served at suppertime.
For special meals and some holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas, specialty vegetarian foods are prepared and the holiday spirit can be seen in the delicious spread of offerings. A Pot Luck-style dessert buffet is sometimes provided with loving care from our resident families.
Your needs are important to us. We strive to provide as much information as possible about the ingredients in each meal, on the labels posted every day in the dining hall. Our food is completely vegetarian, but not vegan. Our style of cooking draws on ayurvedic principles, but is not strictly ayurvedic.
As much as possible, we try to provide special diet options, although we may not be able to meet all dietary requests. Daily, we offer dairy-free cereal at breakfast, gluten-free bread with each meal, and make-your-own salads at lunch and dinner, plus an unspiced version of dahl and subzi at lunch. When we can, we also provide non-dairy, gluten-free, and allium-free options for other dishes, and unspiced soup at supper.
Our food is consciously prepared with the intention to nourish body, mind, and spirit.
With the exception of the Guest House, rooms are located in the main building, a former Catholic seminary. In the tradition of retreat-style housing, our accommodations are modest, without the interruptions of television, telephone, or radio.
Wireless Internet: Access is available in many public areas of the Institute.
Himalayan Institute Total Health Center: A range of wellness treatments and health services—including therapeutic massage, ayurvedic consultations, biofeedback, and yoga therapy—are available by appointment. Call ahead to book your treatment at 570-647-1500.
Bookstore: Our well-stocked bookstore carries an extensive collection of gift items, books, DVDs, yoga attire and props, products from our Total Health line, and much more. Enjoy chai and coffee, great cookies and other snacks.
New hours for spring/summer:*
- Monday – Tuesday – Closed
- Wednesday – 11:30am – 2:00pm
- Thursday – 11:30am – 2:00pm / 3:00pm – 5:00pm
- Friday – 8:30am – 2:30pm
- Saturday – 8:30am – 2:30pm
- Sunday – 8:30am – 2:30pm
*To accommodate the schedule of our trainings and seminars, the store hours often change, please call (570) 616-0806 ext. 21 to confirm
Wellspring Homeopathic Pharmacy specializes in natural health care products—homeopathic remedies, herbal extracts, nutritional supplements, flower essences, and personalized services—to help heal the whole person.
Hiking Trails: Our peaceful campus is surrounded by 400 acres of woods and meadows. We recommend that you bring sturdy footwear to explore the natural beauty of our trails.
For the total cost of your stay, add the cost of accommodations to the program tuition (indicated at the end of each program description). Full payment is required at time of registration and can be made with VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
Cancellations/Refunds: All monies will be refunded in full, less a $75 processing fee, if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to your arrival date. If you cancel within 24 hours of your arrival date, all monies will be refunded, less a $250 processing fee. A refund is not available if you cancel on the workshop’s arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. The Himalayan Institute reserves the right to substitute faculty for any event and to cancel any program at any time. Upon cancellation, you will be given a complete refund.
Financial Assistance: The Himalayan Institute endeavors to make spiritual and educational programs available to everyone. We offer some financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to attend a program. Scholarships are by application only; deadlines apply. Call 800-822-4547 to request an application.
Arrival and Departure
Weekend seminars generally begin on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. and conclude Sunday at lunch, unless otherwise noted in the seminar description.
Check-in time is after 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival. If arriving after the front desk closes, check-in instructions will be left for you at the reception area. Supper is served from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.; if you are unable to arrive by 6:40 p.m., please plan to have supper before your arrival.
Check-out time is 2:00 p.m. on day of departure.
What to Bring: The Institute provides bed linens and towels. Please bring your own toiletries, including soap, toothpaste, bathrobe, slippers, etc. You may also wish to bring a flashlight, hatha yoga mat, and umbrella.
Dress: Modest, casual, and comfortable clothing is recommended.
For detailed information on driving times and directions, airports, taxis from Honesdale to the Institute, and driving service from the Wilkes Barre/Scranton airport, view our DIRECTIONS page.