Are you ready to embrace your feelings with curiosity and compassion?

You are invited to join Kate Lynch on retreat in the Poconos in June!

Space is limited, and our retreats sell out.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

Pema Chödrön

Learn self-care strategies to shift from overwhelm to tenderness.
  • Integrate mindfulness practices for self-compassion.
  • Practice gentle, flowing yoga asana and breathing to build resilience.
  • Unwind with calming restorative yoga postures and self-massage.
  • Receive guided relaxation to release tension.
  • Awaken self-compassion from within, through the RAINS protocol.
  • Journal to embrace your feelings with curiosity and compassion.
  • Return home refreshed and open to connection.
Throughout the weekend, you will have opportunities for creative expression, introspection, and small group listening.

You’ll have time to rest, stroll, enjoy nature, and simply be.

The Himalayan Institute hosts us with peaceful workshop space, pristine and comfortable accommodations, vegetarian/vegan meals, and 400 wooded acres of hiking trails.

  • Indulge in add-on services like massage and ayurvedic treatments.
  • Immerse yourself within a welcoming yoga community.
How to Join The Self-Compassion Weekend Retreat:
  • See my website for FAQs.
  • First, register for the retreat.
  • Then, choose your accommodation.

I can’t wait to spend the weekend with you!

Here’s What Previous Retreat Participants are Saying:

It has always been difficult for me to slow down — to remove the sense of urgency and just… be. It was lovely being able to do that, and I feel confident that I can continue practicing mindfulness moving forward. I had never been on a yoga retreat before, and it exceeded all of my expectations. I had a truly (truly!) wonderful experience. Thank you so much for your kindness along the way!

Casey S
This was a wonderful retreat that offered a great combination of gentle movement, meditation, discussion, and inspiration. In particular, I appreciated Kate’s knowledge of the body and her ability to help us create postures and movements that worked for us and allowed us to be more connected to our bodies. Mostly, though, I was in tune with her approach to life — that self-acceptance and self-compassion allow us to give compassion abundantly.
Dave E
The weekend was intimate and soul nourishing! Kate was an amazing facilitator who created a safe space – a brave space – for us to be vulnerable and open to connection. I felt so restored during the retreat and was able to carry that feeling forward when faced with the stress of the responsibilities of life upon returning home, which is absolutely priceless. I am so grateful for the gift of this beautiful retreat.
Caitlin S
I had a really wonderful time. It was the self-care I needed while also allowing me to sit with some real discomfort. I’ve been working through some heavy stuff and the weekend helped me get through it all the more.
Christen N
Although I can be a bit cynical and was always reluctant to join in this type of activity, life during the pandemic has moved me to be more open. I knew that I could benefit from a self-compassion workshop because, like many others, I am very hard on myself! I was able to slow down and question some of the negative internal constructs holding me back. The mindfulness practice, yoga, and breathing are all tools that can help me take a step back when I’m overwhelmed. Kate is a compassionate and capable teacher with a great sense of humor! She is very approachable and willing to listen. I also got to meet new and interesting people after a long and complicated year.
Lisa M
The retreat was a wonderful opportunity to disconnect from every-day stresses and reconnect with myself. With her calm and supportive attitude, Kate made it a comfortable and engaging experience for all. I was especially impressed by her combination of preparation and flexibility.
Katy R