Updated April 1, 2020
The Himalayan Institute is carefully monitoring news and best practices from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local and state authorities regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), as the situation continues to evolve on a daily, even hourly, basis. The WHO considers this outbreak to be a global pandemic. During this time, we think about our friends and family around the world and know that many are concerned about their health and safety.
With concern for our guests, presenters, staff, and community utmost in our minds and hearts, the Himalayan Institute is suspending and rescheduling all in-person visits, events and overnight guest stays at our Honesdale campus through April 30, 2020. We will be happy to reschedule your visit or provide a full refund if your visit falls before April 30, 2020. We will be reaching out to all registered guests, or you can connect with us by phone at (800) 822-4547 or email. Some in-person programs are being rescheduled for later dates, and we are preparing to offer some of these programs online very soon. Keep an eye on our program calendar for ways you’ll be able to stay connected with us in the near future.
Our campus is closed to visitors now, but we are accepting mail, packages, and deliveries. At this time, there has been no COVID-19 virus detected on our campus. We are taking additional steps to protect our community with sanitary procedures over and above our already comprehensive cleaning and sanitizing processes. We have advised our residents and staff on practical preventative steps to stay healthy, and have procedures in place if anyone develops illness.
We care deeply about all of you, and are committed to serving you in all the ways that we can at this time. During this pause at our campus, we will be in touch with you in many other ways, including:
Our commitment to you is that we will continuously monitor and evaluate the situation, and provide pertinent information as it becomes available. Our motto is “Yoga is skillfulness in action.” We aspire to rise to the highest levels of care and skillfulness with our guests and our community.
Stay safe, and take care of each other. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Greg Capitolo, Mission Programs Director
Brian Fulp, Retreat Center Director