Let our team of experienced clinicians guide you in your self-care journey to more joyous and vibrant living.
Goals of the Retreat
Once you feel your inherent vibrancy and inner calm, you are more motivated to sustain the lifestyle habits that support it. Before you go home, we’ll help you make a plan to keep this good feeling with you. We’ll help you unravel the web of emotions and negative self-talk that keep you from prioritizing your health and well-being. We’ll encourage you to commit to behaviors that affirm your values and support your inherent good health. Lasting change results from a mental shift toward self-love. This retreat will help you get there.
- Movement/exercise is fun
- Healthy food tastes good
- You can keep your stress level down
- Your mind is your friend
- Healthy habits are doable in the course of your daily life
When: Program starts on Thursday afternoon, and ends on Tuesday morning
Where: The Himalayan Institute Retreat Center in northeastern Pennsylvania. Nestled in the rolling Pocono Mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest, the Himalayan Institute will wrap you in a feeling of serenity and peace. Take time for reflection at the charming Sunset Pond, gaze at the sweeping vista overlooking the Sound of Music Hill, or reconnect to nature on one of the five hiking trails.
You can see a complete list of our Retreat Center amenities here.
Who Manages the Program?
The entire program is fully supported by both the Medical Director of PureRejuv Wellness Center, Carrie Demers, MD, and by the founder of Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy, Jaime Stover Schmitt, EdD. Both doctors have been working holistically with clients for over 25 years to champion the healing potential within all of us.
Dr. Demers is board-certified in Integrative Medicine, and blends modern medicine with proven alternative therapies to treat a variety of health concerns. Dr. Schmitt has spent a lifetime designing fitness, movement, and yoga therapeutic practices that support self-care, positive change, and enjoyment of healthy living.
Both of them work closely with you to ensure you get the most from your experience, and take home health-promoting ideas and individualized practices that are just right for you!