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Rewrite Your Story •  Rewire Your Brain

A Weekend Retreat Integrating  Innovative Wellness Approaches With Expressive Arts for
Deep Healing & Transformation

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Join us for an empowering journey where self-expression, meditation and healing converge.

Experience innovative practices like bilateral art making, expressive song writing, crystal singing bowl sound baths, restorative movement, vagus nerve release, mindfulness meditation, and heart opening ceremonies.

Together, all of these practices open the sacred space necessary to allow us to reflect and release
negative beliefs. Through free flow expression in art and song writing allow your voice to be heard and your heart to heal. These creative workshops require no artistic skill and you will be guided step by step through the enjoyable process of self-expression.


Our Philosophy

By engaging in creative healing experiences, we can release negative beliefs,
relax our mind and body and fully recharge our energy.

We believe that transformation and healing processes involving the arts, engages our focus better, and because the experience is playful it can be and profoundly liberating.

Art Making

Engage your whole body, mind and soul in an art making session and release blocked energy. Find inspiration from the healing sounds of a sonic soundscape of crystal
and Tibetian singing bowls, chimes,
gongs, tuning forks, drums and more...

Learn to express emotions without engaging any inner judgement.


Art making is experiential and

no artistic skills are needed.

song writing

Song Writing For

Have you ever dreamed of singing your feelings out to the world? Well, this is your chance!

Be guided on how to create lyrics for your own song. Using journaling, meditation and sound, you will be prompted to open your heart and let your spirit soar through your voice.

Be encouraged to express and release thoughts
and emotions and push through
any discomfort of expressing your authentic self. Ultimately,
allowing a space to create a collaborative musical
piece expressed from your heart and soul.


No musical ability is required 


An immersive sonic experience.

With a diverse array of ancient and modern healing instruments, you will experience deep relaxation and profound calm.


The combination of different healing sounds, is used to improve our multidimensional well-being by creating a beautiful experience where all layers of our luminous energy field (body, mind, soul, spirit) are awakened gently and lovingly.


Sound Healing is highly effective at triggering our relaxation response, which counters the many symptoms caused by chronic stress, while helping to balance our whole being. 

Himalayan Institute Shrine


Learn a variety of meditation techniques such as; Mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, Wu Wei Way and vagus nerve stimulation that will provide you with lifelong skills to improve your emotional
well-being regardless of whether you have been dealing with many small stressors or a major traumatic event.




Experience ancient spiritual practices that have been performed around the world for centuries. Connect with nature and share the wisdom of our ancestors.

Chant, sing and dance at a fire ceremony,

have your energy cleared with an herbal smudging, open your heart during a cacao ceremony or release what no longer serves you with a despacho ceremony.


We create sacred space and invite you to join one or more shamanic practices
during our weekend together.


Your Retreat Hosts

Cari Skier, MS.Ed., COTA

Cari is the founder of Art For The Soul Studio.
She is a certified educator,  therapeutic arts specialist,  sound healer and shamanic practitioner. Known for her unique and soulful creative gatherings, Cari cultivates a deeply restorative and empowering space.


By integrating her love of art making with the healing sounds of high vibrational instruments and ancient ancestral ceremonies, she believes you can recapture lost, innate creative abilities and foster profound self-healing. With sound, art and ceremony as the catalysts,


Cari engages her audiences in practices that calm the nervous system and guide the release of deeply rooted negative beliefs through self-expression and exploration. Her passion is helping people find a path to healing their soul and finding joyful living.


L LeDonne

L is a musician, therapeutic music facilitator, certified mindfulness facilitator and Barre instructor.


L has been a musician since a young age and at 15 received early admission to Berkley College of Music. By 19, she was signed with CBS Records, giving her the opportunity to work with famous artists such as Prince and Carlos Santana.


L combines her passion and knowledge of music and song writing with her deep longing of creating good physical and mental health. She has been firmly rooted on her own healing path and in 2022 completed a year long intensive at the Copper Beech Institute, to become a certified Mindfulness facilitator. A life coping skill to help herself and others stay grounded, positive, and live with purpose.


L is dedicated to sharing the importance of all of these different processes and has dedicated her life to continually increasing her knowledge, so she is able to offer what has worked for her to others.


She uses her talents to collaborate musically with those who are struggling with chronic stress, emotional issues or have experienced deep trauma. Together, taking chances, L helps them find a sense of safety, empowerment and peace by teaching them to express themselves through music.


What's Included

2 nights accommodations • 6 meals • Daily yoga Guided art making • Song writing/Music making • Sound baths • Cacao ceremony • Movement • Meditation practices  Follow-up after the retreat Plus more!!!

Retreat Schedule

2:00pm Check in and free time.
5:00pm Yoga class by the Himalalyan Institute-optional
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Welcome circle
8:00pm Sound bath

7:00am Yoga class by the Himalalyan Institute-optional
8:00am Breakfast

9:30am Meditation Practice

10:00am Bilateral Drawing Workshop

11:00am  Healing Instrument Making
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Expressive song writing session
5:00pm Free time
6:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Cacao & Fire ceremony**

7:00am Yoga class by the Himalalyan Institute-optional
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Meditation Practice

10:30am Sound bath

11:15am Closing ceremony

12:30pm Lunch

Check out

*May be subject to change

** Weather permitting

The Retreat Center

The Himalayan Institute

Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center

Honesdale, Pennsylvania


Nestled in the rolling hills of the Poconos, the Himalayan Institute’s picturesque 400-acre campus offers breathtaking views, scenic trails,

and peaceful spaces for reflection and contemplation.


For more than fifty years, the Himalayan Institute’s Retreat Center has been a gathering place for people seeking inspiration and aspiring to restore inner balance. As an Event Host and home to a vibrant community of yogis, it’s a place for seekers wishing to study the ancient tradition of yoga and to deepen the connection between themselves and the world around them. Here, you can enjoy our peaceful campus, taking time out from habitual distractions and the bustle of everyday life.

The campus is drug, smoke and alcohol free.

Prices & Accommodations

Prices include retreat sessions, meals and accommodations, per person


Private Standard Room

A Private Standard Room with two twin beds and a sink. The bathroom is conveniently located nearby in the hallway and shared among guests.


$689 Per person/single occupancy
$559 Per person/double occupancy 


Deluxe Standard

The room features a private bathroom and your choice of two twin beds, one full bed, or one queen-sized bed.


$759 Per person/single occupancy
$589 Per person/double occupancy 


Guest House

A chalet-style accommodation with 2 bedrooms. A full-size bed on the first floor, a pullout couch in the living room, and a loft with a queen sized bed on the 2nd floor.

Private bath and small kitchenette with a refrigerator
$699 Per person/double occupancy
$609 Per person/triple occupancy
$569 Per person/quad occupancy

Cancellation Policy

• 60+ days before retreat start date-100% deposit refund  

• 45-59 days before retreat start date-50% deposit refund

• 0-44 days before retreat start date-0% deposit refund

Remaining Balance

  • Remaining balance is due 90 days before the retreat start date.

Additional Terms

The remaining balance is due 7 days after booking your spot in the retreat to ensure room reservation.

Please note that deluxe rooms with private bathrooms get booked very quickly, so don't delay!

For more information

Please email at :


Text: 845-709-2654 (Text only)

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