It’s not what you think!

It’s easy to let our thoughts get the best of us. Join us to slow
down, stay present and give our minds a well-deserved rest.

Our goal this weekend is simple: to explore new ways of responding to circumstance. We’ll spend time both indoors and outside. Besides learning methods for reducing stress, we’ll hear inspirational stories, practice loosening our mental grips and gain a new appreciation for space.


What you believe is key. It opens doors to both

happiness and sorrow. – A Quiet Mind

ss-2013Sheila began her career in biotechnology and healthcare education. A series of losses and an enlightening experience with her dying father catapulted her in a new direction in 2009. She is now a professional speaker and self-care coach, teaching skills that cultivate a natural calm and help people to discover their capacity to acclimate to change. Sheila’s passion is to share what she has discovered in herself – that looking at life with relaxed attention changes what you see. She enjoys hiking, music, cooking and travel. Sheila currently lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Guests not planning on staying at the Himalayan Institute overnight can pay for a meal pass each day at the reception desk. The Nourishing Space meal package is $80 for the entire weekend.