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Himalayan Institute Retreat Center

For more than 40 years, the Himalayan Institute Retreat Center has been a destination for people seeking inspiration and aspiring to restore inner balance. It is a gathering place for seekers wishing to study the ancient traditions of yoga and to deepen the connection between themselves and the world around them. Here you can enjoy our peaceful campus, taking time out from the habitual distractions and bustle of everyday life to relax and renew.

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October 2017
$1,099.00

500-Hour Teacher Certification Program Fall Segment

Physical and Psychological Strategies for Cultivating Peace and Health

Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
Friday–Sunday
October 20–29, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
As an experienced yoga teacher, you desire a trusted space to turn to for further training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Find out more »
$175.00

Fall Foliage Meditation Retreat

Raja Yoga Meditation Retreat

Wes Tudor
Friday–Sunday
October 20–22, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Come rest your body, clear your mind and deepen your meditation practice during this Raja Yoga and Meditation Center Summer Retreat.  The retreat revolves around instruction in the fundamentals of meditation ... Find out more »
$175.00

Natural Medicine Retreat

Diane Griffin
Friday–Sunday
October 20–22, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
This is an Immersion in Effective, Restorative, Fulfilling & Transformational Activities with Like-minded Community, in a Lovely Environment and Beautiful Facility *Investigate Herbs as Restoratives ... Find out more »
$199.00

Restoring Ojas Retreat

Spend a Weekend Relaxing and Restoring Your Inner Vitality Using the Practical Wisdom and Ancient Secrets of Ayurveda

Judy Moulton
Friday–Sunday
October 20–22, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
What is ojas? According to ayurveda, ojas (pronounced O-jus) is the vital sap that gives us vitality, resilience, and strong immunity. It also promotes creativity, mental clarity, compassion and spiritual ... Find out more »
$199.00

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Michelle Grassa Kozak
Friday–Sunday
October 27–29, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
This retreat is for those who are feeling depleted. It is for the caregivers, those in careers that endure vicarious trauma, and anyone in need of a time-out. Whether you are exhausted from your career, ... Find out more »
November 2017
$1,175.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Foundation Year Training

Module 2

Dr. Jaime Stover-Schmitt
Friday–Sunday
November 3–12, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Are you considering Yoga Therapy as a career? Would you like to learn new tools, skills and paradigms, and integrate Therapeutic Yoga Principles into your teaching and personal practice? Offered over ... Find out more »
$1,175.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Training

Module 2

Dr. Jaime Stover-Schmitt
Friday–Sunday
November 3–12, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Why choose Spanda® Yoga Professional Yoga Therapist Training? As a Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapist you’ll be able to elegantly design and sensitively implement therapeutic strategies that meet the ... Find out more »
$2,170.00

Panchakarma Ayurvedic Retreat

A Traditional Ayurvedic Cleansing & Detoxification Program

Carrie Demers, MD
Friday–Tuesday
November 3–7, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
This all inclusive 4 day therapeutic retreat uses the preeminent healing and detoxification process in traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. Find out more »
$225.00

Fall Renewal Retreat: Concentration, Meditation, Relaxation

Ellen Mosko and Dina Crosta
Friday–Sunday
November 3–5, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Please join Ellen Mosko and Dina Crosta as they guide you through a weekend to reclaim your connection to focus, inner peace, and tranquility. Ellen and Dina will be drawing from three of Patanjali’s ... Find out more »
$149.00

Tough Old Broads Yoga Retreat

Melissa Collins
Friday–Sunday
November 3–5, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Do you need to lighten up? Make some changes in your life? Maybe you just need time for yourself. Tough Old Broads Yoga Retreat could be the tonic you need. Join like minded yogis in a rejuvenating weekend ... Find out more »
$925.00

A Yoga Retreat for Serious Students and Teachers

Renée DeTar
Wednesday–Sunday
November 8–12, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Treat yourself to a yoga immersion in the heart of the Poconos. The focus will be on utilizing mantras, yantras, and chakras with other tools from the yogic sciences. Learn how to incorporate materials ... Find out more »
$350.00

Pause & Renew Weekend

A Customized Weekend Getaway to Help You Unwind & Feel Refreshed

Carrie Demers, MD
Friday–Sunday
November 10–12, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Get away for a weekend of therapeutic massage and body treatments, biofeedback sessions, and individual yoga therapy sessions designed to help you unwind and feel refreshed. This retreat, led by an integrative ... Find out more »
$199.00

Mandalas, Malas, and Moon Meditations

A Creative Retreat

Dena Beratta
Friday–Sunday
November 10–12, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Ready to unplug for a weekend? Join Mandala Moon Yoga founder Dena Beratta for a spiritually rich and restorative weekend of yoga and meditation, delicious and nourishing vegetarian food ... Find out more »
$199.00

Tantric Practice for the Modern Yogi

Sandra Anderson
Friday–Sunday
November 10–12, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Tantra-based spiritual practice acknowledges that each of us is part of the underlying fabric of the consciousness. Tantra sadhana activates the potent forces of power in our body and mind and teaches ... Find out more »
$549.00

Ayurvedic Health Counselor at AYS Grad School Unit – 6

Dravya Guna Shastra: Herbology I

Kathryn Templeton and Dr. Rosy Mann
Thursday–Sunday
November 16–19, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
This unit is the introduction to ayurvedic herbology. It is the science of dravya, their gunas, and their karmas, which help in the maintenance of health... Find out more »
$199.00

Inversion Intensive

Some Classical Approaches at Overcoming Fear

Luke Ketterhagen
Friday–Sunday
November 17–19, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Inversions are fun, energizing, great for changing things up (in all ways), and for improving circulation. But inversions can be a source of fear, anxiety, and terror also. Find out more »
$250.00

Grace and Gratitude

Fall Yoga Retreat

Maura Manzo & Kerri Hanlon
Friday–Sunday
November 17–19, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Join Yoga Home co-founders Maura Manzo and Kerri Hanlon for a deeply nourishing weekend at the Himalayan Institute—designed to bring you into greater balance with yourself and the world around you. Yoga ... Find out more »
$199.00

Restoring Ojas Retreat

Spend a Weekend Relaxing and Restoring Your Inner Vitality Using the Practical Wisdom and Ancient Secrets of Ayurveda

Carrie Demers, MD
Friday–Sunday
November 17–19, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
What is ojas? According to ayurveda, ojas (pronounced O-jus) is the vital sap that gives us vitality, resilience, and strong immunity. It also promotes creativity, mental clarity, compassion and spiritual ... Find out more »
December 2017
$199.00

Stress-Buster Intensive

Luke Ketterhagen
Friday–Sunday
December 1–3, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
What if you could achieve some freedom from stress? Or rather what if you could gain confidence in a set of skills and techniques that would help you manage your stress and effectively wipe out future ... Find out more »
$1,175.00

Pure Rejuvenation Retreat

Inspired by Ayurvedic Healing Traditions & Powered by Modern Integrative Medicine

Carrie Demers, MD
Friday–Tuesday
December 1–5, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Push the reset button on your health. Spend 4 days cleansing and revitalizing your body and mind at our signature retreat blending modern and ancient cleansing techniques. Find out more »
$140.00

Rohatsu Sesshin

Morning Star Retreat

The Two Rivers Zen Community
Thursday–Sunday
December 7–10, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Rohatsu Sesshin (“Morning star retreat”) is the most important retreat of the year. It marks and celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment and marks the end of the Autumn Ango (practice ... Find out more »
$350.00

Pause & Renew Weekend

A Customized Weekend Getaway to Help You Unwind & Feel Refreshed

Carrie Demers, MD
Friday–Sunday
December 8–10, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Get away for a weekend of therapeutic massage and body treatments, biofeedback sessions, and individual yoga therapy sessions designed to help you unwind and feel refreshed. This retreat, led by an integrative ... Find out more »
$199.00

Yoga: The Light in Winter

Shari Friedrichsen
Friday–Sunday
December 15–17, 2017
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Celebrate nature’s transition from dark to light. Use asana, pranayama and meditation to restore your faith in your own inner grace and luminosity. With these practices, gently and surely draw yourself ... Find out more »
$499.00

Tantra of Inner Prosperity

In-Depth Study & Practice of the Sri Sukta—New Year’s Retreat 2017

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
Thursday–Monday
December 28, 2017–January 1, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
This New Year’s Retreat is unique—it is practice-driven and experiential. Similar to last year, we’ll undertake the core practice of tantra—Rudra Yaga, 64 Yoginis, and Sri Chakra Puja... Find out more »
January 2018
$125.00

Prana and Pranayama

Michele D'Agostino
Friday–Sunday
January 5–7, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
This whole world—whatever there is—vibrates having originated from prana. —Kathopanishad (2:3:2) Join me this weekend as we explore the universal energy of life, prana, the vital force that lives ... Find out more »
$549.00

Ayurvedic Health Counselor at AYS Grad School Unit – 7

Dravya Guna Shastra: Herbology II

Kathryn Templeton and Dr. Rosy Mann
Thursday–Sunday
January 11–14, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
In this unit we will complete our study of ayurvedic herbology. We will explore the 10 basic herbs of ayurveda, using rasa, virya, vipaka, and prabhava. Find out more »
March 2018
$2,999.00

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program

Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
Saturday–Sunday
March 3–25, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Dive into a life-changing course of study to deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition, and your own personal yoga practice. Draw from ancient yoga theory and modern knowledge of the body. Find out more »
$549.00

Ayurvedic Health Counselor at AYS Grad School Unit – 8

Clinical Applications & Graduation

Dr. C. Welch & K. Templeton
Wednesday–Sunday
March 14–18, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
For current Unit 8 AHC students only. We will review the small group projects to focus on how ayurveda applies ashtavidha pariksha to mental and physical symptoms and diseases. Find out more »
$199.00

A Tantric Approach to Sankalpa: Harnessing the Power of the Senses

Sandra Anderson
Friday–Sunday
March 16–18, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
The mind has enormous power to manifest our deepest desires when we apply it wholeheartedly. But all too often our roaming minds are weakened and drained of vitality by our habits and fragmented attention. ... Find out more »
April 2018
$1,099.00

500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Spring Segment, Advanced Teaching Methods:

Exploring the Heart of Yoga Technique and Philosophy

Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
Friday–Sunday
April 6–15, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
As an experienced yoga teacher, you desire a trusted space to turn to for further training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Find out more »
$175.00

Yoga: The Inner Light

Christine Harbison

Christine Harbison
Friday–Sunday
April 6–8, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Divinity is within us all. Join Christine this weekend as we explore the eight limbs of yoga, and how applying them to our modern lives allows us to uncover our own divine light. We live in a fast moving ... Find out more »
$1,175.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Foundation Year Training

Module 3

Dr. Jaime Stover-Schmitt
Friday–Sunday
April 13–22, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Are you considering Yoga Therapy as a career? Would you like to learn new tools, skills and paradigms, and integrate Therapeutic Yoga Principles into your teaching and personal practice? Offered over ... Find out more »
$1,175.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Training

Module 3

Dr. Jaime Stover-Schmitt
Friday–Sunday
April 13–22, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Why choose Spanda® Yoga Professional Yoga Therapist Training? As a Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapist you’ll be able to elegantly design and sensitively implement therapeutic strategies that meet the ... Find out more »
$399.00

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit – 1

The Macrocosm and Microcosm of Ayurveda and Yoga

Kathryn Templeton
Thursday–Sunday
April 19–22, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Become an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist! To study ayurveda is to study how our mind, body, and spirit are interconnected to nature and the world around us. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and focuses ... Find out more »
June 2018
$275.00

Healing Fairies Retreat

Christine Sumner
Thursday–Sunday
June 21–24, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Celebrate summer and let your inner child bloom with this healing retreat dedicated to fairies! Join Christine Sumner for an extended weekend of fun and learn to connect with the fairies through nature, ... Find out more »
$399.00

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit – 2

The Psychology of Ayurveda and The Physiology of Yoga

Kathryn Templeton
Thursday–Sunday
June 21–24, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
To study ayurveda is to study how our mind, body, and spirit are interconnected to nature and the world around us. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga & focuses primarily on ayurvedic lifestyle... Find out more »
July 2018
$899.00

Yoga Child Teacher Training: Level I

Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children: Pre-K Through Grade 5

Parvati Maureen Heil
Sunday–Wednesday
July 29–August 1, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness To Children, Level I: Embark on a joyful journey with Yoga Child lead teacher, Maureen Heil, and anatomy instructor, Heather Marie Miller. During these four special days and ... Find out more »
August 2018
$399.00

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit – 3

Improving Our Digestion of Food, Thoughts, and Actions

Kathryn Templeton
Thursday–Sunday
August 2–5, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
In our Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training program, you will learn the core concepts of ayurveda, including clinical, psychological, lifestyle, and philosophical applications of this ancient wisdom. Find out more »
$1,099.00

500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Summer Segment, Awakening the Subtle Body:

Chakras, Pranayama, and Sacred Yogic Texts

Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
Friday–Sunday
August 17–26, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
As an experienced yoga teacher, you desire a trusted space to turn to for further training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Find out more »
October 2018
$399.00

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit – 4

The Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga

Kathryn Templeton
Thursday–Sunday
October 4–7, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
In our Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training program, you will learn the core concepts of ayurveda, including clinical, psychological, lifestyle, and philosophical applications of this ancient wisdom. Find out more »
$2,350.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Training

Module 4

Dr. Jaime Stover-Schmitt
Friday–Sunday
October 5–14, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Why choose Spanda® Yoga Professional Yoga Therapist Training? As a Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapist you’ll be able to elegantly design and sensitively implement therapeutic strategies that meet the ... Find out more »
$1,099.00

500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Fall Segment, The Art of Teaching Yoga for Health and Balance:

Deeper Physical and Psychological Strategies

Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
Friday–Sunday
October 19–28, 2018
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
As an experienced yoga teacher, you desire a trusted space to turn to for further training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Find out more »
April 2019
$2,350.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Training

Module 5

Dr. Jaime Stover-Schmitt
Friday–Sunday
April 5–14, 2019
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Why choose Spanda® Yoga Professional Yoga Therapist Training? As a Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapist you’ll be able to elegantly design and sensitively implement therapeutic strategies that meet the ... Find out more »
September 2019
$2,350.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Training

Module 6

Dr. Jaime Stover-Schmitt
Friday–Saturday
September 6–14, 2019
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States
Why choose Spanda® Yoga Professional Yoga Therapist Training? As a Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapist you’ll be able to elegantly design and sensitively implement therapeutic strategies that meet the ... Find out more »
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