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July 31, 2020—August 2, 2020

In-Person: Personal Retreat with Yoga

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those with financial need. For more information, please refer here.

Spend quiet time in your personal spiritual practice. Meditate, pray, read, write, walk our labyrinth and trails, rest, and enjoy nurturing vegetarian meals. Some parts of the building might be in use by other groups on retreat; however, there are many places to spend your time in contemplation and reflection. This weekend, which is unprogrammed and unstructured, will appeal to meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

Yoga will be offered by Shelley Nicole. 

Socially distanced Guided Hikes will be offered by our local guide as well.

*This retreat will not be held in silence.*

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.

Yoga Teacher:

Shelley Nicole is the epitome of artist/healer. She is a vocalist, songwriter, bassist, Reiki Master, crystal energy healer and yoga instructor. Shelley began her yoga journey after being told that nothing but medication would ease her pain she associated with a hiatal hernia. After some deductive reasoning, yoga seemed like the logical, non-pharmaceutical answer to alleviate the pain and associated symptoms and she was correct. That was over 15 years ago, and now Shelley is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association.

Shelley is also a Reiki Master trained in the Usui System of Natural Healing. In her healing practice she combines the elements of touch, sound and smell to create Rock ‘n Reiki™, an innovative powerful healing experience that includes aromatherapy, crystals and sound/breath energy to heal the mind and body of energetic blockages.

Shelley is the founder of Sovereign Hands Wellness and has released Gentle Yoga Vols. 1-3, a yoga video series for beginners and seniors, which you can find on YouTube. Shelley considers music part of her healing practice. As the leader of her band Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe, and a featured member of the band the Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, her lyrics and style are a powerful force. She brings this same vibrant energy to her yoga students and Reiki clients.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those with financial need. For more information, please refer here.

Registration Options

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Dorm Room
Double Room
Single Room
Total Fees by Room Choice.