3 Wednesdays ~ Sept 11, 18, & 25 ~ 7:00 – 8:30pm

$50 for all 3 Sessions!

Sanna Carapellotti,MS, Cht uses energy psychology
approaches for rapid resolution of struggles and
trauma. She is a HI Hatha Yoga instructor and a
HeartMath Coach.
She has been expertly using EFT since 2004,
teaching adults and children how to use it!
  • Learn EFT’s Five Essential Steps!
  • Discover Strategies for Optimal Results!
  • Learn to Help Yourself and Your Family!
  • Experience Tapping (EFT) Sessions!

EFT is the most researched energy psychology approach! Hands down, it is the best tool to have at your finger tips for any stress, even trauma. Come learn “acupressure for your emotions!”

“After a three decade addiction to Diet Pepsi. I have not touched a drop since 2015 thanks to Sanna’s way of tapping!” J. P., GA

“Tapping released a childhood trauma from which I thought I could never heal. I am free!” L.M., PA

Use it for anything and on anyone!

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Ayurvedic Cooking for Fall with Kate Mackin

Wednesday September 25th
from 1-3 pm
$40 (includes lunch)

As summer winds down, leaving us with sweet memories of vacations, our beautiful gardens and free time, we may also feel a little burnt out. The heat of summer can accumulate in our bodies and we may feel ready to give up a little freedom in exchange for some structure and stability

Join us to learn how to adjust your diet to feel more grounded this time of year

Please pre-register. 48 hour notice is required for refunds.

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Ayurveda 101 with Cathy Tuttle

Wednesday October 2nd
from 1-3 pm

Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in India for over 5,000 years. Join us to learn about how the elements of the earth, our eating habits, the seasons and even the time of day affect our unique constitutions. Yoga practices for each body type will be reviewed.

This class will examine the framework of Ayurveda including the routines that help bring us back to balance and harmony.

Please pre-register. 48 hour notice is required for refunds.

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Year Long Meditation On-going Workgroup

Starting October 7th
Every Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

The Himalayan Institute’s Year Long Mediation initiative is a collective effort to welcome peace and balance to our lives.

This workgroup will support your home YLM practice by introducing and practicing the Gayatri Mantra together. The Gayatri Mantra is a sacred chant that demonstrates the unity that underlines the many expressions of creation.

After chanting the mantra we will sit in silent meditation together.

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The Chakras Part 2: Wheels of Life with Kate Mackin

Wednesday, October 16th
from 1-3 pm

Now that you have an introduction the chakras, join us to dive deeper! We’ll reflect on the themes in our everyday life, learn the bija mantras of each chakra.

This class will review the theory behind the chakras and build on the practice we learned in the Chakra 1 workshop.

Please pre-register. 48 hour notice is required for refunds.

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Join the Year Long Meditation

In a world full of unrest, fear, and doubt, we need to reconnect with our inner light now more than ever. 

Join thousands of like-minded practitioners in an unprecedented effort to reshape the course of human history.

Year Long Meditation  (YLM) is a global group practice, undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness. With three ways to participate from anywhere in the world – and a global community of vibrant, mindful people working toward a common goal – you’ll have the tools and support to make a lasting, positive impact on yourself and society.

To learn more and to join the Year Long Meditation  please go to

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Costa Rica Yoga Retreat 2020

with Kate Mackin at the Goddess Garden Center
February 29- March 7th 2020   


A Spring Retreat focused on
The Chakras

Join us to:

CONNECT WITH NATURE- This retreat is designed to help us remember our true nature, our essence. Join us to feel in harmony with nature, practice and learn in a beautiful setting.

EVALUATE YOUR CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES- Our lives are busy and many times our habits don’t serve us but they are such an entrenched part of our daily lives that we don’t have the distance to even see them. This retreat will help you take a step back and re-evaluate your life situations and give you space and training to respond new ways.

RECEIVE SUPPORT TO CREATE HEALTHY HABITS- We start each day with meditation and asana class. We also spend time learning about the Chakras the Subtle Body and how they can support healthy functioning. There will be plenty of time for relaxation, exploration and introspection. Nourish yourself with fresh, healthy meals. Leave the retreat with ideas to incorporate into your daily routines at home.

FIND HEALING- Spring is the perfect time for renewal. Restore your mental, physical and emotional health. Take the time to process and release old patterns that aren’t serving you anymore.


Early registration until December, 2019
$1700 Single Occupancy (waiting list)
$1400 Double Occupancy
$1300 Triple Occupancy
$1200 Dorm

Registration until February 1st, 2020
$1800 Single Occupancy (waiting list)
$1500 Double Occupancy
$1400 Triple Occupancy
$1300 Dorm

Each participant receives a private Ayurvedic Health Consultation. Includes accommodations and tuition. Does not include Travel.

This retreat’s focus is “The Chakras:  Wheels of life”


You may have heard about the chakras in your yoga class, on television or even from your friends. Join us to learn more about the subtle energy centers in your body and how they influence our emotions, thought processes and even the physical body.  This retreat will cover the theory behind the chakras and also explore different yoga  practices that help us connect and balance them.  These practices will provide needed healing and the empowerment to make a lasting change.  We will also take a closer look at ourselves and our lifestyle, finding ways to create more harmony in ourselves and the way we connect with the world around us.

Sample Daily Schedule:

6:30 Meditation
7-8 am Hatha class
Time for Excursions or Relaxation
3-5 pm Ayurvedic Health Consultations
Afternoon- Free time to explore or relax
 5-6 pm Yin Yoga
 7-9 pm Lecture and Discussion

Times may change depending on the retreat’s centers meal schedule. More exact times are coming soon!

Kate Mackin, E-RYT 500, Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Kate serves as President on the Board of Directors for the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.  Drawing from the Himalayan Tradition, she blends yogic and Ayurvedic techniques to promote wellness on all levels.  Kate enjoys leading corporate seminars and retreats in and out of the country.  She also works with athletes to optimize peak efficiency and students, teaching them mindfulness and yoga practices that they can carry with them throughout their lives.


Costa Rica Room Selection

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New Hatha Yoga Class for Men with Susan Volkar

Yoga Sequences designed specifically for men

Weekly Class

Begins Monday, May 6th

from 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Here are a few reasons why men should do yoga:

  • Extends range of motion
  • Helps build muscles
  • Increases flexibility
  • Enhances productivity
  • Is a stress reliever
  • Improves sexual health
  • Improves breathing
  • Alleviates pain and injuries
  • Helps improve overall health
  • Helps to sleep better
  • Creates a balanced body and mind

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