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Paths to Renewal

  • The Himalayan Institute 952 Bethany Turnpike Honesdale, PA 18431 USA (map)

Join the Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley to discover how yoga, meditation, pranayama, and philosophy can enhance your life and leave you feeling grounded and refreshed.

This weekend led by Luke Ketterhagen will focus on time-tested practices and philosophies to heal and renew. We’ll start on Friday evening with a lecture on foundational yogic principles followed by a session of supportive and restorative asana. On Saturday we’ll explore the healing power of pranayama and discuss how a steady and grounded asana practice is a gateway to freedom from our habit patterns. We will wrap up on Sunday with a session on meditation, the practice that the great sages say is “that which introduces you to yourself” and can help you renew every day.

Whether you are a teacher looking to add skills to your repertoire, a serious student wanting to refine and deepen your practice, or just ready to get away to a peaceful setting to relax and renew, this weekend is for you!

The Weekend Includes:

  • 4 sessions with Luke on the renewing practices of meditation, pranayama, asana, and philosophy; each session will end with a guided meditation.
  • Opportunities to connect with others over chai, on our group hike, and at Saturday night’s campfire.
  • The option to create your own path to renewal with a spa treatment or other time on your own.


Friday, November 2

4 p.m.: Check in (rooms available after 3 p.m.)

4–5 p.m.: Welcome chai in the tea room

5 p.m.: Yoga class (optional)

6–7 p.m.: Dinner

7:30–9 p.m.: An Evening of Philosophy and Restorative Yoga

9:30–10:30 p.m.: Evening prayers and meditation (optional)


Saturday, November 3

6–7 a.m.: Morning prayers and meditation (optional)

7 a.m.: Yoga class (optional)

7:30–8:30 a.m.: Breakfast

10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Asana as a Gateway to Freedom

12:30–1:30 p.m.: Lunch

2–3 p.m.: Group Hike led by Luke

3:15–4:45 p.m.: Pranayama for Fulfillment and Freedom, to Heal and Renew

5–6 p.m.: Chai and Cookie Party (with presentation of HI products for resale)

6–7 p.m.: Dinner

7:30–8:30 p.m: Campfire at Sunset Pond

9:30–10:30: Evening prayers and meditation (optional)


Sunday, November 4

6–7 a.m.: Morning prayers and meditation (optional)

7 a.m.: Yoga class (optional)

7:30–8:30 a.m.: Breakfast

10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Meditation for Self-Understanding and Renewal

12 p.m.: Room check out

12:30–1:30: Lunch

Depart after lunch