Training Logistics

Welcome to Create Karma!

What to bring:

You should bring pens and journals, meditation cushion or blanket if you prefer either for sitting on your mat, snacks for short breaks, comfortable clothes for yoga and/or your workshop, any props you use, and of course your yoga mat, strap, and blocks. We also recommend bringing a refillable water bottle so that you can stay hydrated throughout the training.

The Training Center:

The main training center is comprised of multiple meeting rooms and a glassed-in atrium. Depending on the content of the workshop we may move from one room to the other throughout the course of the weekend. There are ample restrooms and a water fountain. You will need to bring food with you.

There are many delicious dining options within walking distance of the downtown training center as part of Lancaster city’s famous foodie scene. Including the historic Central Market, which is a block away. It open at 6am on Friday and Saturday so it’s a great pre-training stop.

Flow of the Training: 

Friday: 6-9:30 Saturday: 8–6 Sunday: 8-4

During the course of the weekend our classes and content will vary. Our 12-1 weekend lunch includes group work. Our lunch and break schedule may vary slightly to accommodate content and there will be a break for every 2-3 hours of content. AWE is on Friday and Saturdays, with the option to attend any public Sunday Classes. MEET and FEAT will have expanded program hours. LEAP has expanded program hours during their assisting weekend.

In order to maintain the integrity of the program, and to uphold your commitment to show up 100%, we cannot allow any late arrivals without prior notification.

Connect on Facebook

Once you’re registered, be sure to join the Facebook group for the program. A link will be sent to you via email from our program coordinators. This is a great place to connect, gather information, arrange ride shares or program lodging, and share your excitement with your fellow participants.

About the Location:

Create Karma is based in the City of Lancaster in southeastern Pennsylvania. The city has a wonderful arts community and many great restaurants and markets.  The training is held in the vibrant downtown, one block south of the city center.

How to Arrive and Where to Stay:

Our primary training center is the beautiful Ann B Barshinger Cancer Institute. It is located at 2102 Harrisburg Pike and has ample parking.

Our secondary location is located in the historic Southern Market Center, 100 South Queen St., Lancaster, PA. Parking is available across the street in the Vine Street Parking Garage.

There are several airports within a two-hour drive of the training center. Listed below are the most commonly used options:

Lancaster Airport (LNS)
Miles from studio: 7
www.lancasterairport.com

Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
Miles from studio: 30
www.flyhia.com

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Miles from studio: 70
Connects to Amtrak rail
www.phl.org

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
Miles from studio: 85
Connects to Lancaster Airport
www.bwiairport.com

If you wish to travel by train there is an Amtrak station within walking distance, (1.2 miles) of the training center. The line connects with the station at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Once you have arrived in Lancaster there are several hotels in close proximity to the training center.

The Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center  (717.239.1600) is located one block from the training center in the heart of downtown Lancaster.  It is within one block of Lancaster’s famous Central Market.  They provide a full breakfast and free parking.  The Penn Square Grill and Lounge is located on site.

Hotel Lancaster (717.394.0900) is three blocks north of the training center and one block away from the eclectic 300 block of restaurants and shops. They provide complimentary Wi-Fi and a locally sourced continental breakfast.

The Lancaster Arts Hotel (717.299.3000) is within a mile of the training center.  They provide a continental breakfast, wireless Hi-speed Internet, John J Jeffries Restaurant, complimentary bicycles, and free cabs within 5 miles.

The Cork Factory (717.735.2075) is a short drive from the training center and has the Cork and Cap Restaurant on site.  They provide free parking and Wireless Hi-Speed Internet.