Join Maura Manzo and Dana DePaul Ellis for a weekend retreat full of their signature AcuYoga classes! Located at the Himalayan Institute just outside of the Poconos, our retreat will be an opportunity for deep rest and healing, as well as time in nature and in community. Each offering throughout the weekend will combine elements of yoga and acupuncture while incorporating other tools and modalities to bring balance and harmony to every life dimension: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Yoga practices will combine gentle, restorative, and yin styles and be accompanied by the application of press tacks in specific acupuncture points to nourish and strengthen inner organs that are in alignment with the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Five Element theory. Classes may incorporate other elements like pranayama, meditation, visualization, essential oils, or crystals.

Appropriate for all levels of practitioners including beginners.

Retreat Includes:
  • Daily AcuYoga Practices
  • Morning Meditation & Pranayama
  • Hiking and/or Campfire (weather dependent)
  • Gift Bag
Accommodations & Meals Additional:

Prices range from $115 to $280/night. Accommodations are reserved through and paid directly to the Himalayan Institute. Due to COVID-19, guests will not be paired in shared rooms. Shared rooms are only for those guests who choose to room together. Upon retreat registration, you will receive an email with link to register your accommodations with the Himalayan Institute. Rooms are first come, first serve, so please do not delay in booking your accommodations. Accommodations include all meals, additional classes and meditations hosted by the Himalayan Institute, plus full access to guest facilities.


This retreat will be capped at 14 guests (plus facilitators).
Himalayan Institute COVID Policy:

Consent & Touch:

We respect that guests have different preferences in regards to touch, both personally and due to the pandemic. Please note, this is a hands-on experience. If you prefer not to be touched, we do not recommend this retreat. We will ask your permission for touch for anything outside of acupuncture application.

Cancellation Policy:

Himalayan Institute Policy for Accommodations and Meal Plans: A full refund to guests who cancel their reservation before 7 days prior to arrival. A processing fee of 50% from the accommodation total will be refunded if a reservation is cancelled between 7 days and 48hr to check-in. We are unable to offer a refund if a guest is a no-show or cancels within 48 hours of their check-in time. AcuYoga Retreat Policy: A full refund to guests who cancel within 21 days of retreat, 50% within 14 days of retreat. We are unable to offer a refund if guests cancel within 13 days of retreat start date.

Retreat Tuition: $399