Weekend Wellness Retreat

Learn to manage stress and build resilience during this weekday wellness retreat.

While we can’t eliminate stress from our lives, we can enhance our capacity to prepare for, recover from, and adapt in the face of stress, adversity, trauma, or challenge—in other words improve our resilience. In this relaxing and informative weekday retreat, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to better understand the physiology of stress while assessing your current current level of resilience using modern biofeedback techniques. Based on this assessment, you will learn specific techniques based in ancient yoga wisdom and modern science to build your resilience and restore optimal health and well-being.

This relaxing weekday wellness retreat will help you unwind, feel refreshed, and learn specific practices to help you build resilience to stress. The program begins with an orientation and lecture on Wednesday evening and concludes at lunch on Friday.

Pricing:
$229 *Not including accommodations.

Call (570) 647-1500 to reserve your retreat now!
Upcoming Dates:
  • October 3–5, 2018
  • October 10–12, 2018
  • November 7–9, 2018
  • November 14–16, 2018
  • December 5–7, 2018
  • December 12–14, 2018

2 Day / 2 Night Retreat Includes:

Learn more about stress, how it affects us physically, psychologically, and emotionally, and the keys to building resilience.
In this session modern, computerized, biofeedback techniques will be used to assess your breathing and resilience. Based on the results of this assessment, specific practices to build resilience and restore healthy, diaphragmatic breathing will be recommended.
This small group session is designed to help you experience deeply relaxing, self-care practices such as breath training and systematic relaxation to build resilience and restore healthy, optimal diaphragmatic breathing.
Our experienced massage and bodywork therapists work with you to personalize your massage for maximum comfort and relaxation.
In addition to the services described above, you will have access to:
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Three vegetarian meals daily
  • 400 acres of wooded hiking trails and vistas
  • The Sacred Grove Café
  • The MarketPlace bookstore and gift shop
  • Free Wi-fi

Who Manages the Program?

Bill Ryan, Ph.D., R.N. holds a doctorate in Exercise Physiology and is a registered nurse who came to the Himalayan Institute after a nearly 30-year career teaching in higher education. Bill is a Himalayan Institute-certified and Yoga Alliance recognized yoga teacher (RYT 500) and a Certified Biofeedback Therapist with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). At the PureRejuv Wellness Center, Bill combines modern science and ancient yoga wisdom in his work as a biofeedback therapist and yoga teacher helping clients build resilience to stress and healthy breathing through the practice of self-regulatory techniques. He also sees clients for individual breath training, guided systematic relaxation and meditation sessions and teaches yoga classes at the Himalayan Institute. Based on his training in the Himalayan Institute tradition and many decades of personal meditation practice, Bill’s teaching style combines breath-centered movement, breath training, and systematic relaxation to access a state of deep inner awareness as preparation for meditative practice.