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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.

Upcoming Events

May 2020

$175.00

Balance: Find Your Inner Strength

Liz Shanefield
Friday–Sunday
May 1–3, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Sojourn for a weekend of relaxing and exploring your yoga practice. The weekend consists of all-levels yoga classes, meditation, and group discussions. We will strengthen core muscles of the body and explore ...
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$249.00

Bhakti Yoga Weekend Retreat

Awakening Love & Devotion

Jyoti & Shambhu Anand
Friday–Sunday
May 8–10, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
“The most ancient traveler in the world is love,” said Swami Rama. Immerse yourself in a weekend of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. Bhakti Yoga invites you to open your heart, discover the universal ...
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$175.00

Reconnect with Yourself Weekend

Tatyana Kochergina
Friday–Sunday
May 8–10, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Take time to care for you! Spend 3 days cleansing and revitalizing your body and mind at our Reconnect with Yourself retreat, blending modern and ancient techniques to help improve your life. Your Reconnecting ...
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$3,400.00

Radiant Body Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training

Kia Miller
Wednesday–Thursday
May 13–June 4, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
The RBY 200-HR equips you to teach with the technical precision of Ashtanga and Iyengar and the subtle dimensions of Kundalini. Learn intelligent, safe vinyasa sequencing, the science and practice of kriya, ...
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$200.00

Calming the Inner Storm

Christine Harbison
Friday–Sunday
May 15–17, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Join us for a weekend of exploration into the practices of yoga that can help us cultivate inner peace, even with the chaos of daily life unfolding around us. Grounding practices in asana, meditation, ...
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$2,650.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Bridge to Advanced Placement Training for RYT500s

Spanda Yoga Movement Therapy Bridge-to-Advanced Training

Jaime Schmitt Ed.D.
Friday–Sunday
May 15–24, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy training offers professional training for yoga therapists. A Bridge program is required for RYT500s and those with similar background.
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$399.00

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit —1

The Macrocosm and Microcosm of Ayurveda and Yoga

Kathryn Templeton
Thursday–Sunday
May 21–24, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
To study ayurveda is to study how our mind, body, & spirit are interconnected to nature and the world around us. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and focuses primarily on ayurvedic lifestyle...
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$129.00

Yoga Makes Sense

Deepening Your Practice

Emily Forte, Katie Bean
Friday–Sunday
May 29–31, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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$249.00

The Inspired Teacher

Deepen Your Practice and Enhance Your Teaching

Shari Friedrichsen
Friday–Sunday
May 29–31, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
As yoga teachers, we may occasionally struggle to find the time and space to remain inspired by teaching and practice. When we experience “teacher burnout,” we need to take a step back and become a ...
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$279.00

Movement as Medicine

An Empowering Weekend Workshop

Theresa Oswald, MD
Friday–Sunday
May 29–31, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
We all know the vast health benefits of movement and physical activity, but how do we get started? How do we approach movement safely and sustainably? How do we overcome roadblocks that keep us from moving ...
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June 2020

$199.00

Ha-Tha Yoga: The Power of Polarity

Luke Ketterhagen
Thursday–Sunday
June 4–7, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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$4,800.00

Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology

Megan McDonough
Thursday–Tuesday
June 4–9, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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$279.00

Awakening Agni

Igniting Your Internal Fire

Carrie Demers, MD and Core Faculty
Friday–Sunday
June 5–7, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Inside each of us is a brilliant source of light and vitality. According to ayurveda, this light is agni—the inner fire that fuels digestion, supports immunity, drives creativity, and gives us...
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$245.00

Self Compassion Weekend

Mindfulness & Gentle Flow Yoga Retreat

Kate Lynch
Friday–Sunday
June 5–7, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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$429.00

Finding Center

An Ayurvedic Retreat

Judy Moulton
Friday–Sunday
June 12–14, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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$499.00

Pause & Renew

A Relaxing Weekend Retreat

Theresa Oswald, MD
Friday–Sunday
June 19–21, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Get away for a weekend of therapeutic massage, biofeedback sessions, and individual yoga therapy sessions designed to help you unwind and feel refreshed...
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$549.00

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—4

Etiology & Pathology

Kathryn Templeton
Wednesday–Thursday
June 24–August 6, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
This unit is our second installment of ayurvedic anatomy and physiology beyond the doshas. New in this session is the introduction of the concept of srotas—the channels through which energy...
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$1,199.00

Pure Rejuvenation

A Relaxing and Cleansing Retreat

Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Thursday–Monday
June 25–29, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Take time to care for you. Spend 4 days cleansing and revitalizing your body and mind at our signature retreat, blending modern and ancient cleansing techniques. Inspired by ayurvedic healing...
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$199.00

Grace of the Shrine, Within and Without

Ransom Hare
Thursday–Sunday
June 25–28, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Divine grace is ever-present, and the experience of grace has touched all of us at some point along our spiritual quest. It gives us comfort, hope, and belief in what we are doing, and the desire to re-experience ...
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July 2020

$1,008.00

Maha Pushti Yaga

Distilling the Elixir of Sri Chakra

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
Friday–Sunday
July 10–19, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Welcome to Maha Pushti Yaga–the pinnacle of Sri Sukta sadhana, and the heart and soul of tantra vidya. This practice is unprecedented in its scope, potency, and grandeur. In Maha Pushti Yaga, like ...
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$249.00

Building Resilience

A Weekday Wellness Retreat

Bill Ryan, PhD
Wednesday–Friday
July 22–24, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Manage Stress & Build Resilience in 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 ...
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$429.00

Finding Center

An Ayurvedic Retreat

Judy Moulton
Friday–Sunday
July 24–26, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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$225.00

Sumptuous Summer Meditation Retreat

Wesley Tudor
Friday–Sunday
July 24–26, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Come rest your body, clear your mind, learn to meditate, or deepen your existing meditation practice on this Raja Yoga and Meditation Center summer retreat. The weekend revolves around instruction in the ...
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$279.00

Movement as Medicine

An Empowering Weekend Workshop

Theresa Oswald, MD
Friday–Sunday
July 31–August 2, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
We all know the vast health benefits of movement and physical activity, but how do we get started? How do we approach movement safely and sustainably? How do we overcome roadblocks that keep us from moving ...
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$949.00

Yogi Living™

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life

Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
Friday–Sunday
July 31–August 9, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
For over 45 years, the Himalayan Institute has been a pioneer of yoga in the West and a world leader in yoga lifestyle programs. This year, join us for the first ever session of Yogi Living...
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August 2020

$999.00

Yoga Child Teacher Training Level 1

Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children

Parvati Maureen Heil
Sunday–Thursday
August 2–6, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Embark on a joyful journey with Yoga Child and lead teacher, Maureen Heil. During these five special days and evenings, you will acquire an in-depth understanding of yoga and mindfulness...
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$249.00

Building Resilience

A Weekday Wellness Retreat

Bill Ryan, PhD
Wednesday–Friday
August 5–7, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Manage Stress & Build Resilience in 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 ...
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$399.00

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit—3

Improving Our Digestion of Food, Thoughts, and Actions

Sarah Guglielmi
Thursday–Sunday
August 6–9, 2020
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.
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$279.00

Restoring Ojas

An Ayurvedic Weekend Retreat

Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
Friday–Sunday
August 7–9, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
According to ayurveda, ojas is the vital sap that gives us vitality, resilience, and strong immunity. It also promotes creativity, mental clarity, compassion and spiritual strength...
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$2,299.00

Panchakarma

A Traditional Ayurvedic Cleansing Retreat

Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Thursday–Monday
August 13–17, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Panchakarma, a small therapeutic retreat for a maximum of 8 people, is the preeminent healing and detoxification process in traditional ayurvedic medicine. According to Ayurveda, this cleanse is...
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$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 14–23, 2020
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.
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$549.00

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—5

Ayurvedic Therapies

Kathryn Templeton, Rosy Mann
Wednesday–Saturday
August 19–22, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
In this unit, we will explore the exciting dimension of ayurvedic chikitsa (therapy), and how it is used for cleansing, nourishing, and dosha pacification...
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$549.00

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—6

Ayurvedic Herbology I

Kathryn Templeton
Saturday–Tuesday
August 22–25, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Ayurvedic herbology is known as dravya guna karma shastra. It is the shastra (science) of dravya (substance/herbs), their gunas (properties and qualities), and their karmas (actions). In ayurveda ...
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$279.00

Awakening Agni

Igniting Your Internal Fire

Carrie Demers, MD and Core Faculty
Friday–Sunday
August 28–30, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Inside each of us is a brilliant source of light and vitality. According to ayurveda, this light is agni—the inner fire that fuels digestion, supports immunity, drives creativity, and gives us...
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September 2020

$200.00

Soul and Steady Yoga Weekend

Yin and Yang Yoga classes designed for the body, mind, and soul

Kate Kuss
Friday–Sunday
September 11–13, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Join us for a weekend where we’ll practice movement and stillness, eat fresh food, and breathe in the mountain air. There will be 4 Soul and Steady yoga classes led by Kate Kuss throughout the weekend
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$499.00

Pause & Renew

A Relaxing Weekend Retreat

Theresa Oswald, MD
Friday–Sunday
September 11–13, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Get away for a weekend of therapeutic massage, biofeedback sessions, and individual yoga therapy sessions designed to help you unwind and feel refreshed...
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$325.00

Freedom from Addiction

Finding Fulfillment and Joy in Recovery

Nikki Myers
Friday–Sunday
September 11–13, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
The timeless teachings of yoga tell us that we are ‘islands of excellence; born to excel’ (from The Secret of the Yoga Sutras – Pandit Rajmani Tigunait). Our inner core is boundless and luminous ...
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$1,199.00

Pure Rejuvenation

A Relaxing and Cleansing Retreat

Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Thursday–Monday
September 17–21, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Take time to care for you. Spend 4 days cleansing and revitalizing your body and mind at our signature retreat, blending modern and ancient cleansing techniques. Inspired by ayurvedic healing...
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$425.00

Veterans Yoga Project

Mindful Resilience Training for Trauma Recovery

Veterans Yoga Project
Friday–Sunday
September 18–20, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Mindful Resilience has been successfully integrated into mental health and addiction treatment programs for veterans and active-duty military across the US and Canada. Outlined here you will find a course ...
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$249.00

Building Resilience

A Weekday Wellness Retreat

Bill Ryan, PhD
Wednesday–Friday
September 23–25, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Manage Stress & Build Resilience in 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 ...
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$175.00

Body and Soul Weekend Retreat

Tatyana Kochergina
Friday–Sunday
September 25–27, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Your Body and Soul weekend begins the moment you drive onto the 400-acre campus, nestled in the beauty of the rolling Pocono Mountains. Three freshly made vegetarian meals daily, prepared with the intention ...
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$279.00

Restoring Ojas

An Ayurvedic Weekend Retreat

Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
Friday–Sunday
September 25–27, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
According to ayurveda, ojas is the vital sap that gives us vitality, resilience, and strong immunity. It also promotes creativity, mental clarity, compassion and spiritual strength...
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$199.00

Meditation in Motion

John Czechowski
Friday–Sunday
September 25–27, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
@media only screen and (max-width: 977px) { .ecpe_hero__overlay { rgba(0,0,0,0.50) !important; } } Welcome to a Retreat that will change the course of your life, a simple yet profound method of achieving ...
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$225.00

Lifepath Retreat

Yoga, Ayurveda & Hiking

Maria Czechowski
Friday–Sunday
September 25–27, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
"Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you nourish mind, body & soul on a Lifepath Yoga, Ayurveda & Hiking Retreat". Join us for a nurturing Autumn Retreat in the heart of the Pocono Mountains
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October 2020

$429.00

Finding Center

An Ayurvedic Retreat

Judy Moulton
Friday–Sunday
October 2–4, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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$249.00

Building Resilience

A Weekday Wellness Retreat

Bill Ryan, PhD
Wednesday–Friday
October 7–9, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Manage Stress & Build Resilience in 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 ...
Find out more »
$399.00

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Unit—4

The Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga

Kathryn Templeton
Thursday–Sunday
October 8–11, 2020
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 Fall Segment, The Art of Teaching Yoga for Health and Balance:

Deeper Physical and Psychological Strategies

Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty
Friday–Sunday
October 9–18, 2020
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 »
$279.00

Awakening Agni

Igniting Your Internal Fire

Carrie Demers, MD and Core Faculty
Friday–Sunday
October 9–11, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Inside each of us is a brilliant source of light and vitality. According to ayurveda, this light is agni—the inner fire that fuels digestion, supports immunity, drives creativity, and gives us...
Find out more »
$225.00

Fall Foliage Meditation Retreat

Wesley Tudor
Friday–Sunday
October 9–11, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Come rest your body, clear your mind, learn to meditate, or deepen your existing meditation practice on this Raja Yoga and Meditation Center Fall retreat. The weekend revolves around instruction in the ...
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$549.00

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—7

Ayurvedic Herbology II

Dr. Rosy Mann & Kathryn Templeton
Wednesday–Saturday
October 14–17, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
In this unit we continue our study of ayurvedic herbology, also known as dravya guna karma shastra. We will take a deeper look at ten commonly used traditional herbs of ayurveda & focus on the rasa...
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$2,299.00

Panchakarma

A Traditional Ayurvedic Cleansing Retreat

Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Thursday–Monday
October 15–19, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Panchakarma, a small therapeutic retreat for a maximum of 8 people, is the preeminent healing and detoxification process in traditional ayurvedic medicine. According to Ayurveda, this cleanse is...
Find out more »
$549.00

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Unit—8

Clinical Applications & Graduation

Kathryn Templeton
Saturday–Tuesday
October 17–20, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Welcome to the final unit in your quest to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor! In this last unit, we will seek to integrate what you have learned through the review of case studies & small group ...
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$499.00

Pause & Renew

A Relaxing Weekend Retreat

Carrie Demers, MD
Friday–Sunday
October 30–November 1, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Get away for a weekend of therapeutic massage, biofeedback sessions, and individual yoga therapy sessions designed to help you unwind and feel refreshed...
Find out more »

November 2020

$279.00

Movement as Medicine

An Empowering Weekend Workshop

Theresa Oswald, MD
Friday–Sunday
November 6–8, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
We all know the vast health benefits of movement and physical activity, but how do we get started? How do we approach movement safely and sustainably? How do we overcome roadblocks that keep us from moving ...
Find out more »
$1,199.00

Pure Rejuvenation

A Relaxing and Cleansing Retreat

Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Thursday–Monday
November 12–16, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Take time to care for you. Spend 4 days cleansing and revitalizing your body and mind at our signature retreat, blending modern and ancient cleansing techniques. Inspired by ayurvedic healing...
Find out more »
$249.00

Building Resilience

A Weekday Wellness Retreat

Bill Ryan, PhD
Wednesday–Friday
November 18–20, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Manage Stress & Build Resilience in 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 ...
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$205.00

The Dharma of Life Changes

Nancy Kearon, E-RYT 500, RYS owner
Friday–Sunday
November 20–22, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
“The Dharma of Life Changes” As we enter the season of winter we recognize it as a time for letting go (aparigraha) and turning inward (pratyahara). What does this mean for the dharma of our ...
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$279.00

Restoring Ojas

An Ayurvedic Weekend Retreat

Carrie Demers, MD & Bill Ryan, PhD
Friday–Sunday
November 20–22, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
According to ayurveda, ojas is the vital sap that gives us vitality, resilience, and strong immunity. It also promotes creativity, mental clarity, compassion and spiritual strength...
Find out more »

December 2020

$429.00

Finding Center

An Ayurvedic Retreat

Judy Moulton
Friday–Sunday
December 4–6, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Find out more »
$2,650.00

IAYT Accredited Professional Yoga Therapist Bridge to Advanced Placement Training for RYT500s

Spanda Yoga Movement Therapy Bridge-to-Advanced Training

Jaime Schmitt Ed.D.
Friday–Sunday
December 4–13, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy training offers professional training for yoga therapists. A Bridge program is required for RYT500s and those with similar background.
Find out more »
$2,299.00

Panchakarma

A Traditional Ayurvedic Cleansing Retreat

Drs. Carrie Demers & Theresa Oswald
Thursday–Monday
December 10–14, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Panchakarma, a small therapeutic retreat for a maximum of 8 people, is the preeminent healing and detoxification process in traditional ayurvedic medicine. According to Ayurveda, this cleanse is...
Find out more »
$249.00

Building Resilience

A Weekday Wellness Retreat

Bill Ryan, PhD
Wednesday–Friday
December 16–18, 2020
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
Manage Stress & Build Resilience in 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 ...
Find out more »
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