Decompress and reconnect at the Himalayan Institute in the heart of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for this special getaway weekend with Luke Ketterhagen. Experience yoga, wellness, Vishoka Meditation classes, access to the Sri Vidya Shrine, and evening campfires. Hike through our beautiful 400-acre campus, or enjoy ayurvedic treatments, massage or integrative health consultations at our PureRejuv Wellness Center.

Nourishing vegetarian meals and a community supportive of your health and wellness is waiting for you during this three-day/two-night getaway. Join us at the Himalayan Institute for your Pocono Getaway Weekend.

“Your yoga and meditation workshop at Himalayan Institute was fun, easy, and relaxing; and at the same time full of valuable and essential information that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I don’t know how you do it!”


“As always, Luke’s insight and teaching provided the perfect blend of humor, science and spirituality to create a relaxing, uplifting weekend while still allowing me to deepen my practice.”

Karen M.
“Luke’s weekend retreat was a joyous gift from start to finish. The yoga instruction was excellent, of course, but that was no surprise to me, after more than a year of daily practice with Luke’s rich library of online classes on Yoga International. I loved the meditation instruction and Luke’s close attention to the ways each of us might enhance or deepen his or her practice, whether by figuring out a better way to sit or by learning a new set of ancient rituals. And I especially appreciated Luke’s gracious, friendly presence and his generosity of spirit, which drew our whole group into a happy and comfortable communion, whether over meals, by the fire pit at night, or on a wonderful hike through the woods. If you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in one of Luke’s retreats, take it!”
Olga H.

“I am astounded by the tremendously positive effects I have been receiving from this past weekend. I have been doing the breathing exercises at home and for the first time in many years, I am able to sleep the entire night without waking up. I have a sense of peacefulness and a distinct lack of anxiety that in the past lurked around every corner of my mind. I am feeling a profound ok-ness which is starting to feel like a new state of being.”

Melanie R.
Luke Ketterhagen Luke Ketterhagen

Supportive Guidance

Luke embraced the Himalayan Tradition through seven years of residence and study. Passionate about sharing timeless knowledge globally, he's opened studios from Venice, CA to Fond du Lac, WI, and taught internationally. Currently in Kalamazoo, MI, Luke specializes in virtual hatha, meditation, and yogic lifestyle instruction.

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Sacred Space

The Sri Vidya Shrine serves as the spiritual heart of the Himalayan Institute campus. This spiritually-awakened sacred space is ideally suited to silent meditation and group spiritual practice, which has been a cornerstone of the Himalayan Tradition for thousands of years. The Sri Vidya Shrine is open to seekers from all spiritual traditions.

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Award-Winning Center

For over 50 years, our stunning 400-acre campus in the Poconos has been a gathering place for people from around the globe seeking inspiration, healing, and inner balance. USA Today recently honored us as the #1 Yoga Retreat Center in the nation. Come savor for yourself the goodness our campus and community provide.

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Nourishing Meals

Our nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals are consciously prepared with the intention to nourish body, mind, and spirit. Our three daily meals are designed to be easily digestible and to support a meditative lifestyle. Meals are a catalyst for community and deep nourishment.

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Rest in Nature

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Poconos in North East Pennsylvania, the Himalayan Institute’s 400-acre park-like campus offers breathtaking views, scenic hiking trails, and peaceful spaces for reflection and contemplation. Walking is a favorite activity here, either on our groomed hiking trails or on our meandering paved roads.

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Wellness Center

Our Pure Rejuv Wellness Center offers integrative health services and therapeutic treatments designed for accelerated healing, disease prevention, and long-lasting vitality. Explore our many Massage Therapy services and book your appointment. The Shirodhara Treatment is our most popular service, and is an excellent way to allow your mind to arrive here fully.

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Treat Yourself

Our Himalayan Cafe offers the Institute’s signature chai tea, coffee, and homemade cookies and treats on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The Tea Lounge is open 24/7 for self-serve hot teas. The Moka Origins Factory, located on campus, is open daily from 9-4 and serves handcrafted, ethically sourced chocolate and coffee products. Free tours and tastings on Saturdays.