This weekend combines the brilliance of yoga – its strengthening, lengthening, opening, expanding, and relaxing consequences with the magic of a retreat format that will restore, revitalize, and help you reconnect.

It is essential to continually cultivate strength physically, mentally, and emotionally. Yoga postures provide you with just the right formula. Immerse yourself into the study and practice sessions with Luke this weekend, and explore how to create a sustainable environment on all levels through a practice designed to meet you where you are.

Life is a journey. Strength is one quality it takes to skillfully move through this adventure, doing everything you need to experience a deep sense of fulfillment and cultivate everlasting freedom.

Join Luke for this weekend retreat and learn how to build strength and, ultimately, longevity in wellness by utilizing 5 important aspects:

  1. Not all strength is created equal. Experience how to create a foundation for sustainable strength
  2. Range of moment is key – learn practices and sequences that develop flexibility and impact all possibilities.
  3. Open the whole body – it’s all connected!
  4. Strategic activation is the long game
  5. Self-awareness is your superpower

Your strong and resilient self awaits! 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’s retreat was life-changing. I was so relaxed after spending the weekend practicing meditation and yoga that I felt like a different person. My husband even commented that my aura was better when I returned home. Not only that, my TMJ was gone and hasn’t bothered me since! Luke has a way of simplifying things so that you can incorporate the techniques you learn into your everyday life. I felt so inspired by Luke and can’t wait to partake in another retreat with him in the future.
Adena B.
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.