A relaxing weekend getaway to help you unwind and feel refreshed.

This weekend wellness retreat is designed for relaxation, personal reflection and renewal. The 2 or 3 day program, led by an integrative medical practitioner, guides you through a variety of therapeutic and massage services that will support you in your journey to creating renewed wellness and a balanced life.

Value of Services for 2 days: $520 Priced at: $350*
*Not including accommodations.

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The program begins with Orientation on Friday evening. In addition to your daily treatment schedule you will have access to:

  • Morning yoga classes
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Explorations in self-awareness
  • 400 acres of wooded hiking trails and vistas
  • Sacred Grove Cafe
  • Bookstore/Giftshop
  • Unlimited Wi-fi

When you stay another night get an extra day of treatments: $150

Add Ons:

  • Private Guided Meditation session (30 minutes): $50
  • Private Guided Systematic Relaxation session (30 minutes): $50

2 Day / 2 Night Retreat Includes:

Our experienced massage and bodywork therapists work with you to personalize your experience. From deep-tissue work, to lighter touch, to energy-balancing work, we will meet your needs for relaxation and restoration.
  • Yoga Therapy: A personalized session tailored to each client’s specific needs using the proven healing aspects of yoga. It includes postures (asanas), breathing practices (pranayama), relaxation, meditation, and cleansing practices that are effective for your current state of health, flexibility, and strength.
  • Biofeedback: Using computerized feedback to monitor breath, heart rate, and temperature, biofeedback has been proven useful for treating daily stress, hypertension, headaches, migraines, anxiety, and conditions aggravated by pain. It is a powerful tool for raising self-awareness and training yourself to manage your breath and emotional state.
This 60 minute medical and lifestyle consultation will provide an integrative approach to renewing your health. Combining concepts from Allopathy (conventional), Homeopathy and Ayurveda medicine, our Medical Director, Carrie Demers MD, will work with you to understand your health needs and make recommendations.


The Pause and Renew Retreat is located at The Himalayan Institute Retreat Center in northeastern Pennsylvania, nestled in the rolling Pocono Mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.

Package Rates

Bring a Friend and Save $100!

Book this relaxing weekend for two and save $100 off your retreat package. Packages include European style accommodations with two twin beds and a shared hallway bath:

Bring a Friend Package: $960 (Shared Room – 2 Twins, Shared Hall Bath)

Call (570) 647-1500 or click here to email for more information or different accommodations options.

Retreat Packages Including Accommodations

Packages includes all the amenities and services listed above plus accommodations for 2 days/2 nights in the Himalayan Institute Retreat Center, where our Wellness Center is located. Choose between the two accommodation package options below.

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Who Manages the Program?

Board-certified in both internal medicine and integrative medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. She has been the medical director of the Himalayan Institute PureRejuv Wellness Center (formerly Total Health Center) for the last 20 years. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Demers has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers, and lectures nationally on holistic health and ayurveda. She is a frequent contributor to yogainternational.com and the Himalayan Institute online Wisdom Library.

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