Divine Feminine Retreat at the Himalayan Institute

September 28th-30th


Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary is hosting a 3 day retreat in the beautiful rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains. Together we will take a peaceful refuge from our everyday world to Embrace Autumn in its full vibrant color.

We will Engage, Eliminate and Empower with the support of our feminine Energy and the Universe to choose what we leave behind and what we will bring into the new season of Autumn. The season of letting go what no longer serves you to invite a chance to go inward and Embrace true serenity.

Come join us for this Inspirational weekend of yoga, wilderness hiking, meditation, sound healing and finding our best selves together in a full yogic community.


Our weekend starts Friday Sept 28th at 4pm and ends Sunday the 30th at 12pm, but please feel free to arrive early or stay later to enjoy all the institute has to offer!

You will receive itinerary upon arrival. The teachers that are guiding you through this journey include:

Claudine Schuster, Marcy Stone and Jennifer Campbell.


What to Bring

The Institute provides bed linens and towels. Please bring your own toiletries,

 Including soap, toothpaste, bathrobe, slippers, shower shoes, hair dryer, etc.

In addition, please bring an “offering” for our bonfire as well.  You may also wish to bring a flashlight, yoga mat, water bottle and an umbrella. 


Dress: casual and comfortable clothing is recommended.



    Investment for the weekend: $299.00

                        This includes 2 nights accommodations, meals, yoga and meditation

**We request that when you sign up for this inspirational weekend, that you provide a donation of food for animals that we will distribute to Tiny Miracles and Harley's Haven. 


This was a new kind of retreat for me, to focus on mind, meditation and gratitude. I am used to body focused retreats.  This was fabulous!
— Beth
I enjoyed the combination of Shanteel time with time spent on the campus of the Himalayan Institute. I went to Kripalu a few years ago alone, which had it’s benefits, however I enjoyed the Himalayan Institute more and part of that is because I was there with such a supportive and caring group. Claudine, Jennifer, and Marcy each brought their own unique additions, with their own stories and guidance, which made for a very balanced energy if that makes sense! I felt it was a perfect medley of topics/learning, open discussion, and quiet time to journal/read/reflect. One of the main things I took away was how to journal more constructively. For example, having 2 different journals, one for dumping and one for gratitude (self and others), also realizing the difference between being hopeful about something and actually believing it. I am happy that Marcy took the time to break this process down and guide us on how to question our own beliefs and what is holding us back from letting go. Another take away was realizing how much I enjoyed the Hatha classes on campus, with the reminder of how the postures aren’t always serving us if our breath is compromised.
— Heidi
The freedom to participate in those activities we wanted to participate in and not being subject to judgment for not participating in a certain activity; the discussions and advice offered; the participation of those who attended the retreat because without that, others might not have felt comfortable participating and the discussion time would have not been successful; sound healing was awesome; the hike was great; the grounds were beautiful; sharing with beautiful women who were open, kind caring and non-judgmental.  There was no pressure to meet someone else’s expectations and it was purely up to the participants to get out of the retreat what they wanted.  I did not participate in all of the events and did things that I purely wanted and felt comfortable doing which made it a relaxing, enjoyable and positive experience.
— Janice
The quality of compassion and understanding, empowering us as women, community is important.  Balance between doing stuff and free time!
— Brenda
I want to thank you for a wonderful weekend!  All things happen exactly as they are supposed to and this weekend was just what I needed.
— Patricia
I enjoyed the sound healing most of all!  It was very meditative and the hikes were a great way to get outdoors and enjoy nature.  I did like the bonfire, which provided for some social time with the group.  I enjoyed the facility, yoga classes and meals.
— Victoria


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