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Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Himalayan Institute




Last weekend I had the pleasure of going on a little work retreat with my husband to film my Compassion Yoga Flow online class with Yoga International at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Himalayan Institute is a classical yoga studies haven nestled away in in Northeastern Pennsylvania with 400 acres of sacred space resting in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains.

With over 40 years of experience the Himalayan Institute's retreat center is an ideal place to rest and rejuvenate as well as study the ancient traditions of yoga which enables you to deepen your connection to yourself and the world around you. During my stay I wholeheartedly enjoyed the picturesque setting where deer, hummingbirds and chipmunks appeared like a fairytale at my room's window while I did my asana practice. Meditating in the Sri Vidya Shrine which was the original living space of the Himalayan Institute's founder, Swami Rama had such great energy that sitting to meditate came so easy. The vegetarian food was delicious and prepared by the kindest staff who gave me some cooking tips I'm already using such as cutting up my browned banana's into four pieces and freezing them to use instead of ice cubes in my smoothies.

There's so much more to the Himalayan Institute such as endless Programs and E courses, Yoga Certification Programs both 200 and 500 hour, Spiritual Excursions, Studying the Practice/Sadhana of Herbs, Residential Programs, A Total Health Center, Detox and De-Stress Retreats, Holistic Rejuvenation Programs, Ayurvedic Cleansing and Rejuvenating Retreats, Humanitarian Projects and more. Please visit www.himalayaninstitute.com to learn more and book your stay.



Back bending onset at my Compassion Yoga Flow Class which is coming this Fall online at www.yogainternal.com to support the Himalayan Institute's One Tribe Project who is building libraries in Cameroon, Africa.

A picture I took upon exiting the Sri Vidya Shrine of Swami Rama, founder of the Himalayan Institute.

On campus at Sunset Pond.

In route to the Himalayan Institute we ate at Dyberry Forks in the town of Honesdale, Penn. It has a country farm chic vibe with the freshest farm to fork food I've ever tasted. It is a must stop to eat spot on your way in or out of the Himalayan Institute.