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Freedom from Stress; The Path to Joy

  • Himalayan Institute 952 Bethany Turnpike Honesdale, PA, 18431 United States (map)

Stress is pervasive.  It can have an impact on every area of our life.  We all want to make changes, improve and grow.  To be effective on the journey it is imperative that we understand the root causes of our stress.  When we comprehend the source of the stress, we can begin to see how it has permeated our lives and our path in so many ways.  Then, so importantly, we are on a path of ch… you are only half way there to healing and making a new you.   because until you know how to deal with what is happening, (i.e. you have the coping mechanisms) you may still be a victim of stresses ugly consequences.

This weekend retreat will be a part of the Himalayan Institute’s Year Long Meditation Program.  The Year Long Meditation is the vibrant community’s approach to this stress management program.  Sometimes we might be very connected to our inner drive, passion and focus while other times we may feel like we are bending and being compressed under the pressure of stress.  Learn how you can use the simple and effective tools from yoga and meditation to manage stress.  Stay connected to your inner peace and equanimity. 

 What if you could achieve some freedom from stress?  Or rather what if you could gain confidence in a set of skills and techniques that would help you manage your stress and effectively wipe out future stress inducing situations?

You can only make a change in life if you understand what is happening and why.  Then, unfortunately, you are only half way there because until you know how to deal with what is happening, (i.e. you have the coping mechanisms) you may still be a victim of stresses ugly consequences.

Join me a full and active weekend dedicated to being in the stress free environment community, practice, learning, studying and practice.  This weekend is a focus on time-tested skills and philosophies that will train you to know and understand yourself.  In understanding the world inside, you will understand the world outside and be empowered and skilled to make the necessary adjustments so you can create more happiness and joy.  This weekend could change your life! 

Here are a few of the topics we will cover:

·       Consequences of stress

·       The stress response from several perspectives

·       How to recognize the symptoms that trigger a stress response.

·       How to make the minor ‘tweaks’ in life so that you can take control again.

·       The plethora of yoga, relaxation, meditation, diet, sleep and exercise tips  

Recent Testimonials from this Retreat:

I cannot speak highly enough of the retreat. As you may recall, I was so wound up on Friday night that I couldn't get over the lack of locks on the rooms--and was so relaxed by Sunday that I wouldn't even have cared if someone broke into my room (which they didn't).   It may sound corny, but this retreat had a big impact on me- I feel an internal shift and a stronger sense of self.   I also realize that this path involves intention and hard work, but as far as hard work, I embrace that fully and see it as promising and hopeful--something tangible to help me move forward.

 But, what I really want to tell (and I'm sure you have heard this before) is that I can see that you truly love what you do--and it shows.  I would describe your teaching style as patient, humble, genuine, and skilled.  So, please know that your work is appreciated.

~Amy, July 2017

Life changing experience. I never thought I could enjoy soooo much. I am very rational and pragmatic guy and Luke changed the way I see the world. FANTASTIC       ~ Craig Feb 2016


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