952 Bethany Tpke , Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, United States
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Deepen your knowledge of the science of Ayurveda. Learn about more complex concepts of digestion, Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, dhatussrotas, and the disease process according to Ayurveda. Explore Ayurvedic herbs and experience hands-on practicums for Ayurvedic therapies and cooking.

Program: Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AYS/AHC Grad School)

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The Himalayan Institute
4.8
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Sharon Mitchell
Sharon Mitchell
00:51 05 Jun 21
It was so fun to be with so many happy and welcoming people. The grounds are unbelievably beautiful with lots of well... marked trails with lots of benches to sit on if you want to drink in the experience of being there. I love everything about the rhythm of the day. The shine is such a quiet place for meditation- as are the benches behind the shrine. Whenever I leave to go home, I feel inspired, and I feel a noticeable sense of peace and inner spaciousness. The beds are comfortable. In the 20 +years I’ve been going here I have seem continuous modernization of the amenitiesread more
Mayra Sacco
Mayra Sacco
01:20 02 Jun 21
Wanted to enjoy a Mother-daughter get away as a Mother’s Day gift to myself, and couldn’t have been more pleased. I’ve... been wanting to go on a retreat for some time now, and finally did some research to stay close to home and found The Himalayan Institute. Beautiful expansive grounds, nature walking trails, delicious healthy vegetarian and vegan meals with plenty of choices for those with gluten, dairy or nut allergies. Very knowledgeable speakers, great information on topic with plenty of take aways and tips to continue your practice at home. Would highly recommend, and plan to return.read more
Robin Long
Robin Long
01:30 20 May 21
I enjoyed a peaceful weekend at this facility! The food was satisfying and nourishing, the room was comfortable, the... staff helpful and accommodating and the surrounding property and hiking trails were outstanding. What a lovely place to be at peace and have a meaningful experience.read more
April Matt
April Matt
20:01 28 Apr 21
This is one of the best retreats I have ever been on. EVERYTHING was incredible. We did their "Weekend Getaway". The... mission and all the work the HI is doing is making the world a better place. There is intentionality in all that they do in this space. (We experience this retreat during COVID - April 2021)** The Staff: are kind and knowledgeable and attentive - from the front desk, to the food handlers, to Brain the Retreat Director, every single person.** The Yoga: classes are just right. I normally like and intense "fitness" yoga, but it was pure magic to slow down and breathe. They focus on breath and they do long "corpse pose" which is in my opinion was just right. Many yoga teacher rush through this part.**Meditation: There were many opportunities for meditation both guided and in the Shrine.** The Shrine: was a special, quite, holy space for anyone who wants to deepen their mediation and prayer practice. There was no feeling of "religion" or "the right way". All felt honored and welcome.** The Teachers: where informative and kind. They were knowledgeable and humble. We learned about "Reclaiming a Healthy and Vibrant Life" a mini intro to the Ayurveda Method and we learned about "Introduction to Vishoka Meditation"** The Residence: where engaging and helpful. They shared their stories and experience and why they chose to live in an intentional spiritual community. We made many friend of the staff, residence and other guests.**The Food: is vegetarian and some vegan options. Everything is labeled. They do use ghee, so if that is of concern, like I said there are option that are dairy free. The staff are behind glass and serve you.**The Rooms: my husband and I were in double bed room. They are simple, clean and comfortable. You have a desk, dresser, closet, sink, mirror bed. The window open and there are ceiling fans. The beds are firm, but very comfortable. The linens and pillows are perfect.**MOKA: This was hands down the best chocolate I have ever tasted. The tour was fun, the staff were very interesting and interactive, I do not drink coffee, but everyone loved it. There products are bean to bar and they are part of every step of the process from farm to your chocolate or coffee. They do everything in house.**The Price: was perfect (COVID Pricing) it made it so affordable and accessible to all people.**The Space: they have a coffee shop, a beautiful store - the girl who runs it is top notch.** The Trails: were exceptional. There is a little for everyone and the property butts up to game lands. They have 4 trails. We loved the blue one best.** The Wellness Center: We heard good things, but did not receive any treatments. Next time for sure.**COVID: Masks were worn, but I never felt overwhelmed by it. I know this is a hot topic (COVID, Vaccine, Mask etc). I will say that I think people on both end of the spectrum can feel happy in this space.All in all this is a gem right here in PA (I am a Pennsylvanian). I will 1000% be back. And, I personally want to host a retreat in this magical space! Namaste!read more
Julia Karpeisky
Julia Karpeisky
14:07 29 Oct 20
Great time - great food, friendly people, interesting teachings, and they do good work in the world as well!
Claire Smith
Claire Smith
20:33 03 Sep 20
Every time I go to the Himalayan Institute I leave feeling fully refreshed, inspired and blessed. On this latest visit... the Covid-19 restrictions were in place, making for a very safe feeling on that front.The food and accomodations are excellent, but most of all, the wonderful teachers and the warm welcome by the residents !make it a truly special place. The whole atmosphere is imbued with the teachings of the tradition. I love it!read more
Steve Charles
Steve Charles
18:54 26 May 20
The Institute changed my life for the better . . instead of being crippled from rheumatoid arthritis, I have a long... wonderful life as an educator. I love to visit whenever possible 💕read more
Carol Gilberty-Rimondi
Carol Gilberty-Rimondi
12:09 04 Mar 20
The food was delicious- The grounds were beautiful! My visit was very relaxing and comfortable. I will definitely come... again.read more
Jessica Sowers
Jessica Sowers
15:36 27 Feb 20
The Himalayan Institute is a true Gem. What a beautiful space full of kind, compassionate students. I enjoy my time... there, every-time I go. It gives me the time and space to rest, reconnect inward and also with nature. The staff and residents are supportive, kind, loving and so accepting of everyone.The food is healthy and delicious, the yoga classes are inward and challenging, the rooms are amazingly clean and minimal. A true delight!This is the spot to study the Tradition of Yoga in a manner that allows you space to apply it to your life, in your way. Thank you!read more
Unity Studio
Unity Studio
15:16 16 Dec 19
The Himalayan Institute is a very special yoga retreat center - with many scenic places for quiet meditation, delicious... vegetarian food & a supportive community. Their teaching philosophy is clear, accessible and rooted in authentic wisdom passed down from master teachers of their tradition. This is an amazing place to come and recharge from the stresses of daily life.read more
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