A retreat at the Himalayan Institute

with Luke Ketterhagen

November 9 - 11, 2018

Relax, release and let it go ... at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. This tranquil Retreat Center is situated on 400 woodland acres in the Pocono mountains. A perfect place for spending a weekend away with our Sangha (yoga community).

From the moment that you enter the campus, you will feel the pressure of the world draining away from your body. This weekend you will learn how to relax and unwind through gentle practice and guided systemic relaxation methods. Our focus will be on releasing and transforming, through asana, pranayama, and discussion. Movement and breath will inform this transformation. You will open your heart, quiet your mind, and refresh your body during the process of letting go. You will feel renewed throughout the weekend and you will learn techniques to cultivate a personal practice that is sustainable at home, so that the effects of your weekend experience lasts long after you return re-entered your "everyday" life.

There are also some fun activities planned for our retreat, like a chai tea party and campfire Saturday night. You may also choose to take in the scenery, receive spa treatments at the PureRejuv Wellness Center or visit Honesdale, either by yourself, or with friends.

While we want you to get the maximum benefits from the weekend, please note that none of the programming is mandatory. You can choose how you want to spend your time, while on retreat. 

The Himalayan Institute offers a variety of accommodation options, healthy vegetarian food, stunning scenery and a calm, natural environment so you can focus on the essentials.

Our Schedule:

Friday, November 9
4:00pm check-in begins
5:00pm-6pm - all levels yoga and meditation                               class taught by HI staff
6:00pm - 7pm - dinner
7:30pm - 9pm - relax. the great unwind                                      taught by Luke  
9:30pm - group meditation and prayers

Saturday, November 10
6:00am group meditation and prayers
7:00am - 8:00am - morning yoga taught by                                        Luke
7:30am-8:30am - breakfast
10:00am - 12:00pm - release. tools for               transformation-Luke
12:30pm - 1:30pm - lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm - free time - optional hike and tour of the chocolate factory or a great opportunity to enjoy treatments at the PureRejuv Wellness Center.
3:00pm-4:30pm - let it go. yoga and the heart   taught by Shari Friedrichsen
4:30pm – 5:30pm – chai tea party
6:00pm - 7:00pm - dinner
7:30pm – 9:00pm – campfire
9:30pm - group meditation and prayers

Sunday, November 11
6:00am - group meditation and prayers
7:00am – 8:00am - morning yoga taught by  Luke
7:30am – 8:30am - breakfast
10:00am – 12:00pm - take it with you. how to stay peaceful in an insane world -Luke  
12:30 – 1:30pm - lunch
12:30pm - checkout time (luggage storage available at reception area until your departure)

You are welcome to stay for the afternoon. This is also a great opportunity to enjoy treatments at the PureRejuv Wellness Center.

About the Himalayan Institute:

A leader in the field of yoga, meditation, spirituality, and holistic health, the Himalayan Institute is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to serving humanity through educational, spiritual, and humanitarian programs. The Institute and its varied activities and programs exemplify the spiritual heritage of mankind that unites East and West, spirituality and science, and ancient wisdom and modern technology. Founded in 1971 by Swami Rama of the Himalayas, the Institute draws on its roots in the yoga tradition to offer programs in self-transformation, yoga, meditation, and holistic health at its headquarters in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Its services include global humanitarian projects, publishing books, a holistic health center (PureRejuv Wellness Center), and the internationally acclaimed, Yoga International website and educational platform. For more information, visit www.himalayaninstitute.org


Lodging at the Himalayan Institute is very reasonably priced and offers a variety of options for single, double and group reservations. (Please note: when you register online with the Himalayan Institute, your meals will show up as a separate fee. This is only meant to show you the price breakdown of the lodging and meals.)


Retreat Package purchased directly through Moondog Yoga

$170 if purchased by 7/21/18
$210 if purchased by 10/13/18
$250 if purchased after 10/13/18

Accommodation Packages Starting at $95/night reserved directly through Himalayan Institute. Use code RR1118.