Updated May 11, 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 June 11, 2020. We will be happy to reschedule your visit or provide a full refund if your visit falls before June 11, 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 currently offering some of these programs as online webinars as well. Please see our program calendar for ways you can stay connected with us.
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 will be sharing these detailed safety protocols soon, in advance of our June 12, 2020 reopening.
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:
- Year Long Meditation
- Wisdom Library
- Social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
- Online Webinars
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