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.

Standard Rooms

Twin Beds

A double occupancy room with two twin beds, a sink in the room, and shared hallway bath.

1 guest – $115/night
2 guests – $190/night

  • Shared Standard Room with Twin Beds
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  • shared room - Himalayan Institute
  • shared room - Himalayan Institute

Full/Queen Bed

A private room with a full or queen-sized bed, a sink in the room, and shared hallway bath.

1 guest – $160/night
2 guests – $190/night

  • standard room - Himalayan Institute
  • standard room - Himalayan Institute
  • standard room - Himalayan Institute
  • standard room - Himalayan Institute

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Room

A premium room designed for relaxation and comfort. Includes two twin, one full, or one queen-sized bed, and a private bath.

1 guest – $205/night
2 guests – $235/night

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  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe room - Himalayan Institute

Deluxe Suite

A deluxe suite with a full or queen-sized bed and pullout sofa bed. Includes a separate bedroom and sitting room, air conditioning and a private bath.

1 guest – $280/night
2 guests – $310/night
3 guests – $340/night
4 guests – $370/night

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  • deluxe suite - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe suite - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe suite - Himalayan Institute
  • deluxe suite - Himalayan Institute

Guest House

Two-Bedroom Apartment

The Guest House is excellent for those wanting extra privacy or hosting a group of friends or family. Separate from the main Retreat Center building, the Guest House offers the freedom and comforts of home while still being on campus.

Enjoy a chalet-style two-bedroom apartment with a private bath, living room/sitting area, kitchenette with refrigerator (no cooking facilities), and air conditioning. Includes a private bedroom with a full-size bed on the first floor, a pullout couch in the living room, and a spacious loft with a queen-sized bed. Sleeps up to 6 guests.

1 guest – $315/night
2 guests – $345/night
3 guests – $375/night
4 guests – $405/night

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  • guest house - Himalayan Institute
  • guest house - Himalayan Institute
  • guest house - Himalayan Institute
  • guest house - Himalayan Institute

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, 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 seven days before arrival. We will refund a processing fee of 50% from the accommodations total if a reservation is canceled between seven days and 48 hours to check-in. We cannot offer a refund if a guest is a no-show or cancels within 48 hours of their check-in time.

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

*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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