AYURVEDIC HEALTH AND WELLNESS RETREATS
PureRejuv Wellness Center is the wellness division of the Himalayan Institute, a leader in the field of yoga, meditation, spirituality, and holistic health. The Himalayan Institute is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to serving humanity through educational, spiritual, and humanitarian programs. For more than 35 years, the PureRejuv Wellness Center has helped patients by combining the best of conventional medicine with alternative medical systems in an integrated approach to health and healing.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL SERVICES
Integrative medicine is a practice that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focusing on the whole person (body, energy, mind) and utilizing both modern and natural medicines. Our services emphasize diet, exercise, and stress management, yoga, homeopathy, and lifestyle changes as core therapies.
Rather than feeling despondent or resigned to common symptoms of aging—like joint pain, insomnia, memory loss, or incontinence—let this retreat inspire you with facts and tips from both modern research and ancient wisdom. You will leave feeling buoyant, enthused, and confident that your body and mind can remain strong and brilliant—for many many years to come!
Our Ayurvedic Retreat programs are tailored to your specific needs and “imbalances” with custom designed meals, therapeutic treatments, and movement classes that will cohesively reintegrate your body, mind and spirit.
Our lifestyle energizing programs, led by an integrative medical practitioner, let you choose which therapeutic and massage services will support you in your journey to creating renewed wellness and a balanced life
For retreat guests, meals are included with retreat rates, and are comprised of a special, balanced, nourishing diet to help support your metabolism and curb cravings, as well as freshly prepared organic juices. All meals are vegetarian and low in starch. We grow or locally source as much of our produce and fruit as possible, and enjoy the bounty of our own apple orchards. Guests may also opt for 1-day liquid fast (fresh juice or nutritional broth is offered, depending on the time of the year and program).
In addition to each retreat’s unique program services, guests enjoy holistic and Ayurvedic spa services, including therapeutic massage and body treatments, skin care, steam showers to aid in detox, biofeedback and yoga therapy, integrative medical care, pain management, and nutritional counseling.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A STAY?
When lodging with PureRejuv and the Himalayan Institute, all guests have access to 400 acres of wooded campus with 5 main hiking trails, morning Yoga Classes, complimentary Wi-fi and Internet access, a Meditation Room, a Tea lounge with unlimited hot tea beverages, the Sacred Grove Cafe, and a Bookstore. While certain retreats are all-inclusive with lodging, others have the option of seminar-rates as day guests, without accommodations.
WILL I FIT IN ...
… and will I be able to keep up? Every guest is unique, and each guest has their own needs and concerns. Guests of all ages and fitness levels can participate in our program. Our integrative medical services and consultation assure you are guided to the best program for you.
ABOUT OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Carrie Demers M.D. has practiced integrative medicine for 22 years. After earning her medical degree and becoming board-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, and Ayurveda. She uses all these modalities to support patients’ inherent ability to heal
The retreat center and institute are perfectly situated on a 400-acre campus, nestled in the serene wooded and rolling hills of the Poconos, a convenient drive from major metropolitan areas along the East coast, near Honesdale in northeastern Pennsylvania.