The Body Kindness Project: Weekend Retreat

Starts September 29, 2017
Ends October 1, 2017

18:00 - 12:30

Himalayan Institute, 952 Bethany Tpke Honesdale, PA 18431

$275 for Tuition, Room & Board starts at $190 for the weekend

Body love and acceptance may seem like an unattainable concept. Body kindness is all about starting small. From kindness, comes acceptance.

Join myself and Jennifer Kreastoulas, PhD, RYT, for a retreat at the serene, scenic, and peaceful Himalayan Institute in the Poconos and begin your own personal body kindness project! With rolling hills, a lush shoreline, and magnificent sunrises and sunsets as our backdrop, this special weekend will include discussion, journaling, yoga, art, and support from a likeminded group of individuals who want to create a kind relationship with their bodies. There will also be plenty of time to explore the grounds, connect with nature, and replenish your mind, body, and spirit with relaxation and rest.

This series is appropriate for anyone who wants to explore how to be kind to their bodies. Whether you struggle with body image because of your past, weight, race, size, ability, aging, illness, or more, we invite you to join us. No yoga experience is necessary.


Themes we will explore include:
• How do I relate to my body?
• How do I talk to my body?
• How did my body image develop?
• How do my emotions affect my body image?
• How does my body language and body image affect my emotions?
• How can we use tools from yoga therapy to help us be kind our bodies?
• What’s the difference between tolerance, acceptance, respect, love, and kindness?
• How do we move forward with kindness?

In this series, we will:
• practice yoga asana, breathwork, meditation, visualization
• use the arts to express ourselves
• share in confidential, supportive discussions
• journal for reflection

Tuition Cost: $275 (not including room & board)

Room and Board: Starts at $190 for a shared room and includes: vegetarian meals through the weekend, optional yoga classes and meditation/prayer groups, complimentary Wi-Fi, unlimited hot beverages in the Tea Lounge, and access to the Himalayan Institute’s picturesque 400-acre campus offers breathtaking views, scenic trails, and peaceful spaces for reflection and contemplation.

Link to register:

How to reserve your room: Please call 570-253-5551 ext #2 to reserve by phone and use this booking code: TBKPR0917
You may also go on the website and use this code for on line reservations until our program is live on the Himalayan Institute’s Event Calendar on Monday.


Meet my wonderful, amazing co-facilitator!

Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, RYT, is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. In recovery herself, Jennifer is extremely passionate about helping others reconnect with their bodies and be empowered in their lives. Jennifer works with clients in person and via Skype. She also teaches yoga at the Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia, is a partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and leads weekly trauma-sensitive yoga classes. Jennifer contributes regularly to eating disorder and body image blogs and the Yoga Living magazine. Connect with Jennifer: 


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