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Garrison Institute • PEOPLE WHO CARE FOR PEOPLE • Virtual Retreat w/ the Holistic Life Foundation

November 12, 2021 - November 13, 2021

People who care for people play a vital role in our communities, whether in intimate family circles, larger social networks, or the wide array of helping professions in healthcare, education, social justice, and more. Often it is caregivers who support the front lines of our society: helping those who face challenges on a daily basis. However, this support can come at a high personal cost, leading to frustration, exhaustion, and a fast track to burnout. Sharon Salzberg and The Holistic Life Foundation offer a virtual weekend retreat exploring the immense resilience of the human spirit, and how to find greater balance when serving others.

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How do we balance the desire to help others with our own needs? How do we have compassion for ourselves as well as others? How do we infuse our actions with the wisdom that we must do our best while honoring that we’re not in control? Recharge physically, mentally, and emotionally in a community of caretakers from all walks of life with meditation, yoga, and contemplative practices. We will explore a variety of practical tools for a uniquely personal balance of self-care:


• Meditation techniques for greater calm, clarity, and peace of mind

• Recharging breathing practices to counteract daily depletion on the job

• Learn to work with challenging emotions like anger, guilt, and sadness

• Reconnecting with deeper motivations for greater fulfillment

• Yoga practices to foster health and relaxation for body and mind

• Working with equanimity for ongoing balance

• Build deeper connections through lovingkindness practice


Join us for a virtual weekend workshop to develop the skills needed to move towards deeper care, both for ourselves and for others. No prior meditation or yoga experience is necessary to attend.


November 12, 2021
November 13, 2021
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Garrison Institute
Rt. 9D at Glenclyffe
Garrison, NY 10524 United States


Garrison Institute