Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you nourish mind, body, and soul on a Lifepath Yoga, Ayurveda & Hiking Retreat.

Join Us for a nurturing Autumn Retreat in the heart of the Pocono Mountains at the Himalayan Institute Retreat Center.

In this program, you experience:
  • Friday evening restorative asana, pranayama, and yoga nidra (powerful relaxation practice with guided meditation)
  • Ayurveda lectures and discussions. Each participant will have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire to determine their unique constitution (“dosha” in Sanskrit).
  • Daily yoga classes taught by Maria specifically designed to bring you to balance according to the ayurveda season of the year (cooling/rejuvenating practices in summer; grounding/nurturing practices in autumn; energizing practices in winter/early spring)
  • Mindful hikes on the Retreat Center’s groomed forested trails incorporating energy practices (qigong), asana, and meditations along the path

Ayurveda lectures will focus on:

  • Fundamentals of ayurveda: the five elements and the three doshas
  • Understanding your ayurveda constitution/dosha
  • Health conditions that may arise from an imbalance in your unique constitution/dosha
  • Food: the six tastes/general dietary guidelines to bring balance to your constitution/dosha
  • The ayurveda clock: looking at the 24-hour day, seasons of the year, and the seasons of life from an ayurveda perspective; discussions on lifestyle practices to promote balance according to the age-old ayurveda clock
All guests at the Himalayan Institute Retreat Center have access to the following amenities:
  • simple, comfortable, quiet accommodations conducive to a peaceful stay
  • 3 delicious, nutritious, and hearty vegetarian or vegan meals daily
  • complimentary daily morning or evening yoga classes taught by a Retreat Center’s teacher
  • access to the newly consecrated Sri Vidya meditation shrine located at the heart of the Retreat Center’s campus
  • a tour of Moka Origins, a mission-driven chocolate and coffee factory on the Retreat Center’s campus
  • Sacred Grove Cafe
  • Tea lounge with unlimited hot tea beverages
  • Complimentary Internet access
  • 400-acre wooded campus, including Sunset Pond, Sound of Music Hill, residential Herb Garden and Forest Pavilion.
  • Access to 4-groomed forested hiking trails, one which ends at Tanner Falls
  • MarketPlace (books, ayurveda products, yoga clothing, gifts)
  • PureRejuv Wellness Center (you may schedule an add-on massage or wellness service)

Registration: Lifepath Retreat: Yoga, Ayurveda & Hiking tuition is payable directly to Lifepath Yoga Center LLC