Do you long to embody mindfulness and compassion in your everyday life?

With each breath, you have an opportunity to build resilience and shed the causes of stress and anxiety. Self-compassion creates the conditions to be in an empathetic relationship with anyone, beginning with yourself.

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

Cultivate the knowledge that you are worthy of love and belonging, in your wholeness, exactly as you are.

  • Enjoy gentle, joyful yoga practices, including asana and pranayama.
  • Practice mindfulness, self-compassion, and guided deep relaxation.
  • Meditate and journal to develop the two wings of awareness: acceptance and compassion.
  • Take time to rest, stroll, enjoy nature, and simply be with yourself.

Space is limited for this cozy retreat. Reserve now for your first choice of room. After you register you will receive a booking code to choose your accommodation.

Return home relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated. When the challenges of your daily life inevitably arise, you will have integrated some simple resiliency practices that you can apply in the moment to return yourself to equanimity.

“The human needs we all have are what connect us to each other. We all are longing to be seen and heard, just for who we are, without judgment.”

—Judith Lasater

“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

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 through the PureRejuv Wellness Center. (It is recommended that you book treatments at the same time as your accommodation, because they are very popular.)

Choose to participate in an optional tour of Moka coffee and chocolate factory.

“Pratipaksha-bhavana: Instead of thinking harmful thoughts, cultivate thoughts and feelings of love, kindness, compassion.”


  • Create a mindset of common humanity, finding power in conscious community.
  • Invoke your guides, taking refuge in their benevolent qualities. Dialogue with your most compassionate self. Identify with your positive personal qualities.
  • Move intuitively, practicing gentle, flowing yoga asana and self-massage to embody self-awareness and release tension.
  • Learn self-care strategies to shift from overwhelm and distress to curiosity and tenderness.
  • Immerse yourself in the RAIN process (as taught by Tara Branch) to awaken self-compassion from within. Recognize, allow, investigate, and nurture your underlying feelings.
  • Celebrate who you are without your tension and resistance. Then, reprogramming your brain toward a more positive groove will feel more authentic and sustainable.
  • Radiate loving kindness to all beings everywhere.
  • Gently build your resilience over the weekend, and you will return home with more energy to address your daily challenges.

Kate is generous, compassionate, and intelligent. She supports students with respect, humor, and a sense of community. She includes modifications so we can each adapt our practice to our own strengths and needs. Kate teaches breathing techniques, self-massage, meditation strategies, awareness of ourselves, and empathy for each other.

Thea F.

This retreat was a wonderful opportunity to disconnect from everyday stresses and reconnect with myself. With her calm and supportive attitude, Kate made this a comfortable and engaging experience for all. I was especially impressed by her combination of preparation and flexibility.

Katie B.

With Kate, you’ll be in really good hands, and feel comfortable. Her approach is soothing, while still getting right to the work. She’s very knowledgeable, and has a way of teaching acceptance with gentleness, curiosity, and compassion.

Emily G.