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

Join us on a Lifepath Retreat in the heart of the Pocono Mountains at the beautiful Himalayan Institute Retreat Center. Unwind, rejuvenate, and reconnect with yourself in a serene and supportive environment. Join our Ayurveda & Yoga Classes in the breathtaking Seminar Room, bathed in natural sunlight and surrounded by windows. Embrace nature during our Mindful Hike on picturesque, forested trails.

On a Lifepath Retreat you experience:
  • Friday Evening Gentle Yoga & Meditation
    • Following your arrival and dinner, begin your Lifepath Retreat with Gentle Yoga and Meditation, perfect for winding down from the week and settling into a peaceful state of mind.
  • Ayurveda Lectures & Discussions
    • Discover the wisdom of Ayurveda through engaging lectures and discussions. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire to determine your unique Ayurvedic Constitution (dosha).
Ayurveda Topics Include:

Fundamentals of Ayurveda: Explore the five elements and the three doshas.

Understanding Your Ayurvedic Constitution/Dosha: Gain insight into your unique constitutional makeup.

Managing Imbalances: Learn about imbalances related to each dosha.

Nutrition and Balance: Understand the six tastes and dietary guidelines to balance each dosha.

The Ayurveda Clock: Explore daily, seasonal, and life stage rhythms.

Explore Ayurvedic Lifestyle/Dinacharya Practices for maintaining balance.

  • Saturday Flow Yoga
    • Enjoy a dynamic and invigorating yoga session designed to harmonize body and mind.
  • Saturday Evening Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
    • Unwind with restorative yoga and experience the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation practice.
  • Mindful Hike
    • Embark on a mindful hike along the Retreat Center’s forested (Red) trail. This hike incorporates energy practices (qigong), asana, and meditations, allowing you to connect deeply with nature.
  • Sunday Morning QiGong (Energy Practice)
    • End Lifepath Retreat with a revitalizing QiGong session, an ancient energy practice that promotes overall well-being.

A Lifepath Retreat offers a perfect blend of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Nature to help you achieve balance and vibrant well-being. Embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal in the tranquil Pocono Mountains.

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
  • access to the 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 nestled on the Retreat Center’s campus
  • Sacred Grove Cafe
  • Tea lounge with unlimited hot tea beverages
  • Complimentary Internet access
  • 400-acre wooded campus of the Retreat Center, including Sunset Pond, Sound of Music Hill, and forest pavilion
  • access to four groomed, forested hiking trails, one in which ends at Tanners Falls
  • MarketPlace (books, Ayurveda products, yoga clothing, gifts)
  • PureRejuv Wellness Center (for an add-on massage or wellness service)

Yoga Teachers! A Lifepath Retreat is for everybody but if you happen to be a Yoga Teacher—A Lifepath Retreat: Yoga, Ayurveda & Hiking is approved for 10 Contact Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance.