You deserve a break and an opportunity to supercharge yourself. A long weekend in the company of like-minded folks doing yoga 2-3 times a day can be a prescription for lasting change. Don’t miss it!

This 4 day and 3 night weekend combines the brilliance of yoga – its toning, realigning, balancing, stabilizing and grounding consequences with the magic of a retreat format that will restore, revitalize and help you reconnect.

It is not optional in these times to learn and embrace skills that create balance, integration and a deep sense of internal support. The benefits will reverberate through all levels – your physical, mental and emotional selves. Yoga postures provide you with just the right formula. Dive in this weekend and explore how you can create a sustainable environment on all levels through a practice designed to meet you where you are.

Life is a journey and time is fleeting. You must be able to find resilience to manage the constant changes. When you’re resilient, you firm up your capacity for stability so that you can skillfully move through this adventure doing everything you need to experience a deep sense of fulfillment and cultivate an everlasting freedom.

Join Luke for this weekend retreat and learn through specific sequences and alignment principles how to experience a deep sense of restoration and groundedness by utilizing 5 important aspects:

  1. If you know how to relax you know how to restore!
  2. Gentle range of moment is key – the simpler the better
  3. The power of the pelvis
  4. Open the whole body – it’s all connected!
  5. Self-awareness is your superpower

Your balanced and resilient self awaits! We look forward to seeing you at this special retreat.

“Luke, thank you. I always leave with something that I didn’t have when I came.”

Valerie C.
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.