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September 25, 2020—September 27, 2020

In-Person: “Coming Home to the Heart Space” a Recovery centered retreat with Stephen Earnhart

In an era of online communication, this in-person retreat offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with our recovery “tribe”. “Coming Home to the Heart Space” is designed for anyone on the recovery journey who’s looking to connect with their bodies and hearts in an authentic way. 

Unplug from your devices and immerse yourselves in 95 acres of exquisite natural beauty along the Hudson River.  Fears and worries fade away as you experience the joy and power of practicing meditation, yoga, hikes, and connecting around a bonfire together as a community. You will come away from this autumn weekend with valuable tools for coping with the challenges of emotional and physical addiction.

During this carefully crafted, socially-distanced retreat, sessions in mindfulness meditation, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra and sound healing sessions will be conducted outdoors or in our spacious main hall. We will reference from the 12 Step recovery program to help anyone affected by the Pandemic. Restore and recharge body, mind and spirit with Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice. Kundalini Yoga uses simple but potent physical postures, breathing techniques and sound to strengthen the nervous system, creating a sense of balance and stillness. Yoga Nidra, practiced lying down, uses effortless relaxation and guided meditation to produce a profoundly deep state of rest. Appropriate for people of all levels, from beginners to advanced, no previous yoga experience is necessary to experience the benefits.

There will be ample time for journaling and connecting with one another, as well as experiencing the healing effects of nature on our expansive property. This community offering will support you as you return home.

Note: This is an inclusive retreat, available for anyone who identifies with or is curious about the recovery journey in any way. All are welcome!


The health and safety of our guests and staff is a top priority for the Garrison Institute. We continue to follow the health and safety guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 as set forth by our local officials, New York State and the Center for Disease Control. Please visit this page for more information about the new safety protocols in place as well as answers to frequently asked questions.


Stephen Earnhart became a devoted Kundalini yogi in 2010 after the teachings swiftly resolved his incapacitating and “incurable” lower back pain. Since then, he has become an ardent believer and practitioner of using yoga as a powerful tool to support the physical body, release emotional tension and heal trauma. Stephen is a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Yoga Nidra instructor and Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery) facilitator. He also studied Body-Mind Centering at Naropa University and is a CCAR-trained recovery coach. Stephen is passionate about sharing these practices with the recovery community as a potent tool to bring about awareness, joy, health, and self-nurturing.
When not teaching yoga, Stephen pursues his passion for writing, directing and performing in film and theater projects and has a strong connection to the ocean and surfing. He holds a B.F.A. in Filmmaking (NYU) and an M.F.A. in Theater (Sarah Lawrence College). Stephen loves incorporating yoga into any artistic process to help unlock the creative genius that resides in everyone. He regularly teaches in the New York area and Costa Rica.


Registration Options

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Dorm Room
Double Room
Single Room
Total Fees by Room Choice.
NOTE: Dorm and Double Room options are only available to those within the same household or traveling personally together to the GI (Dorm rooms are for groups of 3 or 4). Roommate(s) must be specified when registering.