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April 22, 2022—April 24, 2022

In Person: The Path of Devotion: Immerse in Bhakti Practices with Krishna Das and Friends

To attend a retreat or event: all guests, teachers, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including any eligible boosters. If this is not an option, a medical exemption with documentation from a doctor is required,  a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours AND a personal quarantine for 72 hours before arriving on site. 
We will continue to follow any COVID-19 guidelines set forth by our local officials, NYS and the CDC.

Join Krishna Das for a weekend retreat of yoga, chanting and devotional heart-opening practices. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with a group of dedicated seekers and immerse yourself in practices, teachings and discussions.

Also included in the retreat program, is group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao. This an opportunity for beginners and experienced chanters to join in the chanting this 40-verse prayer in praise of Hanuman, together as a group. The prayer is from the Indian tradition with Hanuman invoked as the very breath of the Divine – our own Divine nature. Many believe that chanting this prayer gives us the strength to get through difficult times with compassion and grace. Word sheets will be provided. No experience necessary.

There will be some extended chanting sessions included in the daytime programs over the weekend. In order to help you transition into “retreat mode” there will be a Gentle Yoga Class to help you “land” on Friday Afternoon – 4:15 – 5:30pm – This class will include some gentle stretching and restorative postures, breathing, and meditation.

Saturday and Sunday morning yoga classes will be 8 – 9:30AM. These will be more active asana classes appropriate and safe for all levels – these classes will be dynamic and up lifting. They will cultivate focus, strength and mobility, and prepare us to sit for chanting and Q and A with KD and Nina. Bring yoga props with you if you can.

The yoga classes for this retreat will be taught by Jill Ganassi and Betsy Kase.

All yoga classes will be held in the downstairs auditorium.


Schedule for Opening Day (subject to change):

  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Check-in
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Gentle Yoga
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Welcome Talk
  • 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Krishna Das Programming


Krishna Das is a Grammy-nominated chant artist and has sung with people all around the world for over 35 years. His music offers the practice of chanting mantras mostly in the Indian tradition with some Buddhist and Gospel infusions! By sharing his life experiences on the Path in his book “Chants of a Lifetime” and workshops with people around the world, participants have found a way to integrate spiritual practices in their lives in a better way with some peace of mind. Krishna Das released his latest and 16th album last year “Peace of My Heart”. To learn more about his work, please visit his website.

Nina Rao
is Krishna Das’s assistant and accompanies him in kartals. Her first recording is of the ‘Nina Chalisa’ on Krishna Das’s “Flow of Grace – Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa” album. In January 2013 she released her own album “Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts”. She released her second album “Anubhav” in September 2018 and continues to chant with people in Brooklyn and beyond. More information can be found here.

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.

Please note that rooms are SOLD OUT. Please email us at events@garrisoninstitute.org with questions.

Registration Options

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Dorm Room SOLD OUT
Double Room SOLD OUT
Single Room SOLD OUT
Total Fees by Room Choice.
NOTE: Dorm rooms are for groups of 3 or 4. Roommate(s) may be specified when registering.