Finding Peace in a Conflicted World (In-Person Only)

2-part program with Rolf Sovik
Part 1: Thursday, June 15; 7-8:30 pm
Part 2: Saturday, June 17; 11 am-12:30 pm
Peace is the aim of yoga. Join Rolf to explore teachings from the Gita, meditation from the heart, and deep-seated practices of the yoga tradition. Attend one or both sessions.

Cost: BOTH sessions (Thurs & Sat) - $45
Thursday, June 15, 7-8:30pm - $25
Saturday, June 17, 11am-12:30pm - $25

This is the 2 session option
Fee: $45 (ID#: S40-P) --

Finding Peace in a Conflicted World (In-Person Only) with Rolf Sovik

Thursday, June 15, 7-8:30pm

This is the Thursday only option
Fee: $25 (ID#: S41-P) —

Spiritual Practice in Daily Life (In-Person Only) with Mary Gail Sovik

Friday, June 16, 7-8:30pm
You are invited to join in a gathering to share your intention and experience of how your spiritual practice influences your daily life. Since peace is our purpose, personally and globally, let us inspire each other by our tales of humor, effort and transformation.
Donation Based: $5-$10 suggested donation. Fee: $0 (ID#: S43-P) —

Finding Peace in a Conflicted World (In-Person Only) with Rolf Sovik

Saturday, June 17, 11am-12:30pm

This is the Saturday only option
Fee: $25 (ID#: S42-P) —

Gathering of Caregivers (In-Person Only) with Mary Gail Sovik and Larry Pignataro

Saturday, June 17, 2pm
Let us care for each other in the same way that we care for our family members and loved ones. We did not know this calling would be ours, and like new parents, we learn by observation and kindness. Our caring does not mean a cure, so we meet our expectations from the beginning. Please share some of your experiences by way of inspiration and kindness.
Donation Based: $5-$10 suggested donation. Fee: $0 (ID#: S44-P) —


Nourishing The Sacred Summer Retreat – Ignite Your Personal Practice

YOGA RETREAT in Honesdale, PA with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress
Friday, August 4th – Sunday, August 6th

Among the demands of day-to-day life, yogis long to connect with the sacred in themselves, in nature, and in each other. How do you do it?
Immersing yourself in a spiritually charged environment with like-minded community is a powerful reset. Through yoga and pranayama practice, Vishoka meditation, nature walks, group discussion, and a fire ritual you’ll re-ignite your personal practice and your connection to prana, the source of sacred nourishment within. We’ll close with self-reflection and intention setting to sustain your connection with the sacred as you head back home. Leave refreshed and reinspired!

Visit our Retreat Page for more information and to register.


Vishoka Meditation Course: Support and Structure to Transform Your Personal Meditation Practice (In-Person) with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress

Wednesdays, October 11 – December 13; 6:30-8:30pm

Imagine a life free from pain and sorrow and infused with joy and tranquility. The ancient yogis called this state Vishoka, and they insisted that we all can reach it, even in the midst of a highly chaotic world.

How do we do it? We train our mind to stay focused on what we can control. We design our meditation practice, our yoga lifestyle, and our worldview to support our evolution towards Vishoka.

The Vishoka Meditation® Course is the official companion to Pandit Rajmani Tigunait’s Vishoka Meditation book and is designed to help you comprehensively experience the wisdom and practices described therein.

In this intensive program, we’ll go through Vishoka Meditation step-by-step, and break down all the preparatory practices as well as the complete practice of Vishoka Meditation. Learn each step systematically, while you build your practice at home in between sessions. The Vishoka Meditation system expands on the 5-Step meditation process you know from the Himalayan Tradition. It will help you take your practice to the next level, and is designed for students of all proficiencies, from those just beginning, to experienced meditators and yoga teachers.

Attention Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for 20 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. This course is a prerequisite for the Vishoka Meditation Teacher Training Course offered through the Himalayan Institute headquarters in Honesdale, PA.

Cost: $349
$299 early bird pricing until September 15th
Payment Plan Offered - please contact the office for details
Check out our HIB Vishoka Meditation Course page!

This is the IN-PERSON option
Fee: $299 (ID#: VMT-P) --

Vishoka Meditation Course: Support and Structure to Transform Your Personal Meditation Practice (Zoom) with Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress

Wednesdays, October 11-December 13, 6:30-8:30pm

This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $299 (ID#: VMT-V) —


HIBuffalo’s Fall Getaway Weekend

Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12

Join your friends from HI Buffalo for an unforgettable weekend at the Institute's main campus and retreat center in Honesdale, PA. De-stress and rejuvenate in this picturesque setting in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Enjoy lectures, yoga classes, and meditation in the Sri Vidya shrine. Hike the trails at the Institute's beautiful 400-acre campus or enjoy ayurvedic treatments, massage, or integrative health consultations at our PureRejuv Wellness Center. Nourishing vegetarian meals and a community supportive of your health and wellness await you during this three-day/two-night getaway.

Visit our Retreat Page for more information and to register.