Accommodations

Accommodations include your room, delicious, nourishing meals, and full access to our stunning grounds and retreat center amenities.

Clean & Simple Rooms

To support your retreat experience, we offer clean and simple rooms with a minimal, peaceful design. Here, your mind can be free from distractions as you enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings that the Retreat Center has to offer.

Standard Rooms

Twin Beds

A double occupancy room with two twin beds, a sink in the room, and shared hallway bath.

1 guest – $115/night
2 guests – $190/night

  • shared room - Himalayan Institute
  • shared room - Himalayan Institute
  • shared room - Himalayan Institute
  • shared room - Himalayan Institute

Full/Queen Bed

A private room with a full or queen-sized bed, a sink in the room, and shared hallway bath.

1 guest – $160/night
2 guests – $190/night

  • standard room - Himalayan Institute
  • standard room - Himalayan Institute
  • standard room - Himalayan Institute
  • standard room - Himalayan Institute

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Room

A premium room designed for relaxation and comfort. Includes two twin, one full, or one queen-sized bed, and a private bath.

1 guest – $205/night
2 guests – $235/night

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  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute

Deluxe Suite

A deluxe suite with a full or queen-sized bed and pullout sofa bed. Includes a separate bedroom and sitting room, air conditioning and a private bath.

1 guest – $280/night
2 guests – $310/night
3 guests – $340/night
4 guests – $370/night

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  • deluxe suite - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe suite - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe suite - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe suite - Himalayan Institute

Guest House

Two-Bedroom Apartment

The Guest House is excellent for those wanting extra privacy or hosting a group of friends or family. Separate from the main Retreat Center building, the Guest House offers the freedom and comforts of home while still being on campus.

Enjoy a chalet-style two-bedroom apartment with a private bath, living room/sitting area, kitchenette with refrigerator (no cooking facilities), and air conditioning. Includes a private bedroom with a full-size bed on the first floor, a pullout couch in the living room, and a spacious loft with a queen-sized bed. Sleeps up to 6 guests.

1 guest – $315/night
2 guests – $345/night
3 guests – $375/night
4 guests – $405/night

  • guest house - Himalayan Institute
  • guest house - Himalayan Institute
  • guest house - Himalayan Institute
  • guest house - Himalayan Institute
  • guest house - Himalayan Institute

More Information

Payment

The prices shown include the cost of accommodations, weekend yoga classes*, meals, use of the tea lounge, cafe, wifi, trails, public spaces, and all the amenities that the retreat center offers. Full payment is required at registration and can be made with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Registration And Arrival

Check-in:
Our staff is available to welcome you from 2 pm to 6 pm. Please get in touch with Guest Services if your plans may require early arrival.

Check-out:
Check-out time is 12:30 pm on the day of departure. We can extend your check-out time to accommodate your scheduling needs (pending availability) for a courtesy charge.

What to Bring:
The Institute provides bed linens and towels. Please bring your toiletries, including soap, toothpaste, bathrobe, slippers, shower shoes, hairdryer, etc. We also recommend bringing a flashlight, yoga mat, and umbrella.

Cancellations & Refunds

We offer a full refund to guests who cancel their reservation seven days before arrival. We will refund a processing fee of 50% from the accommodations total if a reservation is canceled between seven days and 48 hours to check-in. We cannot offer a refund if a guest is a no-show or cancels within 48 hours of their check-in time.

Off-Campus Fee

All guests staying off-campus pay an amenities fee of $40 per day to cover the cost that we incur to accommodate your meals and, if applicable, your participation in the seminar. The amenities fee includes meals, weekend yoga classes*, and full use of public guest facilities.

Covid-19 Protocols

The Himalayan Institute holds the wellbeing and safety of our guests, staff and community as our top most priority. Learn about our COVID-19 Safety Protocols

*Weekend yoga class schedule is subject to change. Please check your program schedule for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodations include hatha yoga classes (postponed due to Covid-19)—schedule can be found here—and full use of guest facilities. For more information about accommodations, visit our Accommodations & Guest Information page. A detailed list of available guest amenities can be found here.

A $2 donation is added to all bookings for our Delaware Highlands Conservancy partnership – click here for details.

The Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy of the USA® is situated in a serene wooded setting on a 400-acre campus near Honesdale in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Directions are posted here or can be obtained through Google Maps or similar services.

See this page for more information on how to get to the Himalayan Institute.

Many of our seminars are appropriate for the beginner who’s interested in finding out about yoga as well as for the more experienced yoga practitioner who would like to enrich and inspire their yoga practices. For details on seminars, see our event calendar.

Our seminars are generally held on weekends. They begin Thursday or Friday evening and end with Sunday lunch. You may check in any time after 4:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival; check-out is 12:30 p.m. on the day of your departure. See our calendar for seminars and additional details

Please note: Actual times and schedules may vary.

Please note: Hatha yoga classes are postponed due to Covid-19.

Friday P.M.
4:45 Hatha yoga class
6:00 Group meditation and prayers
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Lecture
10:00 Silence observed until 8:00 a.m.

Saturday
7:00 Hatha yoga class
7:30 Breakfast
10:00 Lecture
12:30 Lunch
3:30 Practicum
6:00 Group meditation and prayers
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Lecture
9:00 Chanting
10:00 Silence observed until 8:00 a.m.

Sunday A.M.
7:00 Hatha yoga class
7:30 Breakfast
10:00 Lecture
12:30 Lunch
Departure

Our typical guest rooms are simply furnished with two twin beds, sink, desk, closet, and medicine cabinet. Toilets and showers are down the hall. We have a few rooms available with a private bathroom for an extra charge.

Are your rooms air conditioned?

The climate in the Poconos Mountains is temperate even in the summer. Select premium accommodations may have A/C, however most rooms do not have air conditioning. We maintain a schedule of opening and closing windows throughout the day to generate airflow. This acts as a passive cooling system.

What is the shared bathroom like? Are there multiple toilet stalls and shower stalls? How many rooms share each hall bathroom?

There are several different configurations for shared bathrooms:

  1. A cluster of two to three single-occupant bathrooms, each with a toilet, shower, and sink.
  2. A shared sink leading to two or three single-occupant rooms, each with a toilet and shower.
  3. Standard single-occupant bathrooms with sink and toilet.
  4. Standard public restrooms with 2–12 separate toilets stalls and one or more sinks.
  5. Shower only rooms with 6–12 separate shower stalls. Each shower stall has a small changing area with a bench and wooden door (reaches ~1ft off the ground). Inside is an opaque white curtain covering a private shower stall.

Our maximum capacity is around 120, depending on how rooms are shared, and we have 20–30 showers and toilets. Typically, there are more than enough bathrooms available even with a full house.

Yes, the extra days would be your own private retreat rather than a structured program. The cost would be that of accommodations, three vegetarian meals a day, and morning or evening hatha yoga classes.

We love children, but at this time the Himalayan Institute is primarily an adult oriented education facility. Programs are open to adults 18 years and older, unless otherwise stated. Children are welcome on campus with their parents, and must be supervised at all times by parents or designated adults accompanying the family. Children’s accommodations rates are the same as adult rates. The Himalayan Institute does not provide childcare.

The Institute does not have the facilities to care for your pet, but click here for a list of nearby kennels.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

We are committed to making our teachings accessible to anyone seeking to study yoga, meditation, and holistic health. Scholarships help to serve The Himalayan Institute’s mission and reflect our desire to be accessible. When funding is available, we will consider individuals who would not be able to participate due to financial restraints. The Himalayan Institute offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and Financial Aid annually.

Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the Himalayan Institute’s patrons and donors.

  • To apply for a scholarship, please follow this link.
  • To contribute to our scholarship fund, please follow this link.

The Himalayan Institute tradition is rooted in raja yoga. Raja yoga (often called ashtanga or the royal path) incorporates eight separate steps into its practice. The first two steps are the yamas and niyamas (moral restraints and constructive observances). Asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) are the third and fourth rungs on the ladder of raja yoga. Pratyahara (sense withdrawal) and dharana (concentration) are the fifth and sixth steps in this path. The final two steps are dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (higher consciousness.) Raja yoga is the understanding, control, and mastery of your mind. It is a science and a way of life, as opposed to a religion.

Guests are more than welcome to visit campus during the holidays! Special meals will be served and open to the public. Please know that amenities will be limited on July 4th, Thanksgiving & Black Friday, as well as Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Accommodations will need to be reserved before these dates as the reception desk will be closed for the holidays.

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