Accommodations

Accommodations include your room, delicious, nourishing meals, and full access to our stunning grounds and retreat center amenities.

Conscious Simplicity

To support your retreat experience, we offer clean and simple rooms with a minimal, peaceful design. Here, your mind can be free from distractions as you enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings that the Retreat Center has to offer.

Shared Standard Room

1 guest – $115 per bed, per night

Meals included with accommodation

Looking for an affordable yet comfortable stay? Our Standard Rooms offer the perfect balance of convenience and value. Designed with budget-conscious travelers in mind, our shared double occupancy room features two twin beds and a convenient sink, making it ideal for solo travelers seeking to experience their full potential.

While the bathroom is located down the hallway and shared among other guests, rest assured that it is always kept clean and well-maintained. Since you’re traveling alone, we’ve got you covered! We’ll assign you a roommate of the same gender to share the room with, ensuring you feel safe and secure throughout your stay.

Book your stay today and indulge in the well-deserved comfort that awaits you.

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Private Standard Room

1 guest – $185/night
plus $40/night per additional guest

Meals included with accommodation

Searching for a budget-friendly option without compromising comfort? Enjoy our Private Standard Room all to yourself. These inviting rooms provide a private and relaxing space with either two twin beds or one queen/full bed and a sink. You can be confident that the bathroom, conveniently located nearby in the hallway and shared among other guests, is consistently cleaned and well-maintained to ensure your comfort.

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  • Shared Standard Room with Twin Beds
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Standard Select Plus

1 guest – $205/night
plus $40/night per additional guest

Meals included with accommodation

This unique plus-size room features two full-sized beds with individual ceiling fans and boasts the best view of the Sri Vidya Shrine. Wake up rejuvenated and inspired to do your practice. Individual bathrooms are conveniently located steps away, across the hall. All campus amenities are close by when you stay in this centrally-located room.

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Deluxe Room

1 guest – $235/ night
plus $40/night per additional guest

Meals included with accommodation

Our Deluxe Room is a comfortable and spacious accommodation designed to provide a relaxing stay during your retreat. The room features a private bathroom and your choice of two twin beds, one full bed, or one queen-sized bed. We hope you enjoy your stay in our Deluxe Room.

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  • Deluxe Room with Queen Bed
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Deluxe Suite

1 guest – $315/night
plus $40/night per additional guest

Meals included with accommodation

Our Deluxe Suite is spacious and features a bedroom with a queen-sized bed. An adjacent sitting room also has a pullout sofa bed. Our Deluxe Suite includes a private bathroom, making it the perfect choice for couples and/or families with small children.

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Jivana Suite

1 guest – $350/night
plus $40/night per additional guest

Meals included with accommodation

Treat yourself to our best accommodation for any wellness or yoga retreat. The Jivana Suite has a spacious bedroom with a king-sized bed, a large separate living room/sitting area, and office space. This well-appointed suite includes a recently remodeled private bathroom with a bathtub/shower.

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Guest House

1 guest – $350/night
plus $40/night per additional guest

Meals included with accommodation
Rates are for a single two-bedroom suite

Our chalet-style accommodation features a spacious shared living room area that serves as the central hub for our 4 Private Two-Bedroom Suites. Each suite has a private bath, living room/sitting area, and a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator (no cooking facilities provided). Additionally, each suite boasts a private bedroom with a full-size bed on the first floor, a pullout couch in the living room, and a roomy loft with a queen-sized bed on the second floor. Our Guest House Suite can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 small children, making it an ideal choice for families or groups of friends.

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Testimonials

Loved my experience at HI and will be back again. The guest house was perfect for our group. It was clean and comfortable. We loved the indoor facilities for the session, although the room was a bit chilly. We also appreciated the hiking trails and completed the green and blue one. We did struggle to find the blue trail and were never able to find the white one. Need better signage to get to the entrances.
Anonymous
Had an unbelievable experience it was like winning the lottery the facility along with all of the staff. Amy was amazing. She had wonderful energy and ran her retreat beautifully. I could not ask for a better weekend away. It has been three years since I’ve done anything for myself. the only suggestion I can make is if you had the market and the café hours open more. The treats in the café were the best the front desk was very kind and helpful. I have absolutely not one complaint whatsoever it was so worth it. I am recommending this place to everyone I know thank you for the beautiful weekend off.
Lynnette M.
I had a lovely and relaxing weekend. The environment is cozy and welcoming. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food and chocolate (!) were nourishing. It was simple. It was silent. It was everything I needed and nothing I didn’t. An excellent reminder of how uncomplicated it is to take care of ourselves, which gets easily lost in a society that thrives on consumption.
Anonymous
I really enjoyed my time at HI and found the room and bathrooms to be clean and had the essentials I needed for my stay. The room felt cool enough with the ceiling fan, despite the day I checked in being hot. The food was good, and I appreciated the dairy-free options (and gluten-free options, even though I do eat gluten). It was great that there was coffee for sale, as I am a coffee lover! I liked the simple and peaceful decor of the common areas, especially the solarium. The grounds were nice and well kept. I loved the beautiful trails on the grounds. The staff were helpful and friendly. All-in-all a very good first experience at HI.
Blair J. Davis
Overall, I completely enjoyed the experience. It was the first yoga retreat where I felt totally relaxed and at peace with myself. I participated in the Rest and Digest Program Winter Retreat which I really liked. Maura Manzo is very knowledgeable on making the experience a beneficial one for everyone. In addition to the scheduled walks and Moka tour, I visited the Sri Vidya Shrine to meditate and pray and took one of the Institute’s Hatha Yoga Classes. I found the entire atmosphere to be calming and hope to visit again.
Mary Anne Sylvester

More Information

Payment

The prices shown include the cost of accommodations, weekend yoga classes*, meals, use of the tea lounge, cafe, wifi, trails, public spaces, and all the amenities that the retreat center offers. Full payment is required at registration and can be made with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Registration And Arrival

Check-in:
Due to our limited staff, we have limited hours for check-in. Our staff is available to welcome you from 2 pm to 6 pm (Wednesday—Friday) and 12 pm to 3 pm (Saturday—Tuesday), so please plan to arrive between these hours. If your plans may require an earlier or later arrival, please contact Guest Services to make arrangements. However, regretfully, we are unable to accommodate arrivals after 10 pm. If you are not able to arrive before 10 pm, you may need to make alternative lodging arrangements for the night. Then you can check in the next morning.

Check-out:
Check-out time is 12:30 pm on the day of departure. We can extend your check-out time to accommodate your scheduling needs (pending availability) for a courtesy charge.

What to Bring:
The Institute provides bed linens and towels. Please bring your toiletries, including soap, toothpaste, bathrobe, slippers, shower shoes, hairdryer, etc. We also recommend bringing a flashlight, yoga mat, and umbrella.

Cancellations & Refunds

We offer a full refund to guests who cancel their reservation at least seven days before arrival unless you are informed your program has additional restrictions. If you cancel between 7 days and 1 day in advance, a nonrefundable credit to your HI Retreat Center account (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, do not show up, or leave a program, event, or accommodation early.

Off-Campus Fee

All guests staying off-campus pay an amenities fee of $40 per day to cover the cost that we incur to accommodate your meals and, if applicable, your participation in the seminar. The amenities fee includes meals, weekend yoga classes*, and full use of public guest facilities.

Covid-19 Protocols

The Himalayan Institute holds the wellbeing and safety of our guests, staff and community as our top most priority. Learn about our COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Outside Food and Drink

Guests with dietary restrictions and severe allergies are welcome to bring necessary food items and beverages, but please be mindful that there is only a small guest kitchenette with a shared mini-fridge for storage. Guests will be required to dispose of any unused items before departing and encouraged to label their food items with names and stay dates. Please note that the residents and staff observe a vegetarian diet while on campus, and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

*Weekend yoga class schedule is subject to change. Please check your program schedule for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodations include your room, delicious, nourishing meals, and full access to our stunning grounds and retreat center amenities.

Explore our Retreat Center for more information.

We are located in a serene wooded setting on a 400-acre campus near Honesdale in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Google Maps Directions

See Driving Directions for more information.

*Hatha yoga classes are postponed due to Covid-19.

(Actual times and schedules may vary)

Friday – Arrival Day

  • 4:45 pm Hatha yoga class*
  • 6:00 pm Group meditation and prayers
  • 6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Practicum/Lecture
  • 10:00 pm Silence observed until 8:00 a.m.

Saturday

  • 7:00–8:00 am Hatha yoga class*
  • 7:30–8:30 am Breakfast
  • 10:00 am Lecture
  • 12:30 pm Group prayers in the Shrine
  • 12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
  • 3:30 pm Practicum/Lecture
  • 6:00 pm Group meditation and prayers
  • 6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Practicum/Lecture
  • 10:00 pm Silence observed until 8:00 a.m.

Sunday A.M.

  • 7:00–8:00 am Hatha yoga class*
  • 7:30–8:30 am Breakfast
  • 10:00 am Lecture
  • 12:30 pm Group prayers in the Shrine
  • 12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
  • Departure

Our Standard Rooms offer clean and simple furnishings with two twin beds, sink, desk, closet, and medicine cabinet. Toilets and showers are down the hall. Our Deluxe and other premium rooms may include a single queen bed, private bath, sitting room, etc. Please see the detailed room descriptions earlier on this page.

What is the shared bathroom like?

There are several different configurations for shared bathrooms:

  1. A cluster of two to three single-occupant bathrooms, each with a toilet, shower, and sink.
  2. A shared sink leading to two or three single-occupant rooms, each with a toilet and shower.
  3. Standard single-occupant bathrooms with sink and toilet.
  4. Standard public restrooms with 2–12 separate toilets stalls and one or more sinks.
  5. Shower-only rooms with 6–12 separate shower stalls. Each shower stall has a small changing area with a bench and wooden door (reaches ~1ft off the ground). Inside is an opaque white curtain covering a private shower stall.

Our maximum capacity is around 120 guests, depending on how rooms are shared, and we have 20–30 showers and toilets. Typically, there are more than enough bathrooms available even with a full house.

No, due to the temperate climate of the Pocono Mountains, we have found that A/C is not needed. We maintain a schedule of opening and closing windows throughout the day to generate airflow, which acts as a passive cooling system. Note: Select premium accommodations may have A/C.

Yes, you may extend your stay outside of the structured retreat schedule. The cost would be that of accommodations, three daily vegetarian meals, and full access to our campus and guest amenities.

We love children, but at this time the Himalayan Institute is primarily an adult oriented education facility. Programs are open to adults 18 years and older, unless otherwise stated. Children are welcome on campus with their parents, and must be supervised at all times by parents or designated adults accompanying the family. Children’s accommodations rates are the same as adult rates. The Himalayan Institute does not provide childcare.

No, the Institute does not have the facilities to care for your pet, but you may click here for a list of nearby kennels.

Yes, the Himalayan Institute is committed to making the transformative teachings of yoga, meditation, and holistic health accessible to all. Scholarships help us to serve and share the Institute’s mission to “inspire, educate, and empower all who seek to experience their full potential”. As funding allows, scholarships are awarded to individuals based on financial need and other hardship considerations.

Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the Himalayan Institute’s patrons and donors.

The Himalayan Institute tradition is rooted in raja yoga. Raja yoga (often called ashtanga or the royal path) incorporates eight separate steps into its practice. The first two steps are the yamas and niyamas (moral restraints and constructive observances). Asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) are the third and fourth rungs on the ladder of raja yoga. Pratyahara (sense withdrawal) and dharana (concentration) are the fifth and sixth steps in this path. The final two steps are dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (higher consciousness.) Raja yoga is the understanding, control, and mastery of your mind. It is a science and a way of life, as opposed to a religion.

Guests are more than welcome to visit campus during the holidays! Special meals will be served and open to the public. Please know that amenities will be limited on July 4th, Thanksgiving & Black Friday, as well as Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Accommodations will need to be reserved before these dates as the reception desk will be closed for the holidays.

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