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August 7, 2024—August 10, 2024

Care for Educators

Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education


CARE is a unique evidence-based program designed to help educators reduce stress and enliven their work by promoting awareness, presence, compassion, reflection, and inspiration – the inner resources needed to help students flourish, socially, emotionally, and academically.

Previous participants include PK-20 teachers, leaders, support staff, teacher educators and coaches, out-of-school time providers, and more. If you support learning for the next generation, this retreat is for you.

CARE is a program of CREATE (Creating Resilience for Educators, Administrators and Teachers).

The Garrison Institute will offer this innovative in-person training for educators from August 7-10. It will introduce an evidence-based set of practical skills, to support wellbeing. These skills will help reduce stress, improve mental concentration and emotional awareness, and facilitate responsiveness.

You will be able to apply these in your work so you can consistently be the caring, compassionate educator you are. These skills include body awareness, movement, deep listening, emotion-awareness training, and much more.

CARE has been developed by a team of educators, psychologists, and experts in contemplative practice. Please click here to learn more about the research on CARE.



There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for this retreat. Please visit us here for more information, and to apply. Please do not sign up for the event if you have submitted an application. Please wait to hear from us. For questions, please contact us at: scholarships@garrisoninstitute.org.


Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Credit

The Greater Capital Region Teacher Center will provide CTLE Credit for New York teachers attending this retreat. Please click here for more information.




a person in a black suitVelma L. CobbEd.D., is an Associate Professor in School Counseling and Director of the Lander Center for Educational Research in the Touro College Graduate School of Education in New York. She is a certified Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Meta-Coach. Click here for more information on Velma’s work.




The health and safety of our guests and staff is a top priority for the Garrison Institute. To attend a retreat or event all guests, teachers, and staff are required to self-test (at home antigen test is acceptable) within the 48-hour window prior to arriving for a retreat on site, and to bring a 2nd self-test kit when coming on site. We encourage everyone to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and other illnesses before your visit. If you experience symptoms or have a positive diagnosis, please notify us immediately at events@garrisoninstitute.org We will continue to follow any COVID-19 guidelines set forth by our local officials, New York State and the CDC.