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Earth Day Unplugged: A Sound & Yoga Retreat

  • Garrison Institute 14 Mary'S Way, Route 9D Garrison, NY 10524 USA (map)

Join teachers and guides Amy Soucy, David Ellenbogen, and Shawna Emerick for a true digital detox over earth day weekend. Restore and renew with yoga, breath and meditation practices, aided by the deep power of sound meditations. 

We'll gather at the world-class Garrison Institute, just 50 miles north of NYC, easily accessible by train. Housed in a former Capuchin monastery overlooking the majestic Hudson River, Garrison's 95-acres of tranquil park, with gardens, gazebo, a meditation labrynth and walking paths that connect you to the Hudson River and Appalachian Trail systems.

Throughout this transformative weekend, inspiring yoga teachers Shawna and Amy will offer a holistic blend of asana, breathing and restorative postures. Notable musician/ producer David Ellenbogen (Brooklyn Raga Massive) utilizes Tibetan bows, gongs, and a variety of global instruments to create sonic environments ideal for journeying and meditation. 

Expect a full weekend of healthy & delicious meals, walks through the woods, musical healing, and community. This retreat is an opportunity to recharge your mind, body, and spirit, and reconnect to the peace, power, and wisdom within. 


Single Room - SOLD OUT (Wait list) 
Double (2 pp or couple) - $470.00
Commuter Package = $360
Rates are pp & include all classes, sound baths, lodging, & meals

Please email: Payment can be made via Venmo, Chase QuickPay, personal check, or cash.




A Yogini‚ Dancer‚ Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapist‚ Life Coach‚ Reiki Practitioner‚ Mother to Maxwell (now 1.5 yrs. old), and Dreamer, who loves to look out the window of a plane. Shawna came to yoga over 14 years ago, and began teaching 12 years ago; two-200 hour trainings, multiple certifications, and finally becoming a teacher trainer.

Guided by many inspirations, but aspecially her core value of listening, whether to the body, heart, or to others' stories, Shawna navigates the practice for all people. Fusing anatomy with philosophy, and movement as meditation, Shawna offers everyone the freedom to really ‘listen’ to their own experience while being supported in safe space; allowing all things to be revealed and created in the practice.

Now in her 7th year of offering retreats, both locally and nationally, she is honored to be working, once again, along side Amy and David! 



A yogi, movement ­junkie and devout student of the mind-­body connection, Amy's classes and retreats are an invitation to come as you are and explore your moment-to-moment experience through a holistic blend of asana, breathing, restoratives and meditation, taking you deeper into the framework of your being to a deep and limitless connection with your own body, mind, and heart.

With more than 11 years teaching and extensive training in both the Integral and Anusara methods of hatha yoga, Amy is also devoted to studying a range of movement modalities and meditation practices, such as Feldenkrais, Open Movement, and Vispassana and Mindfulness meditation.

Amy also facilitates movement and mindfulness experiences for group events and conferences, including TEDxLongDock and SVI / Hudson Valley (@ Omega Institute), and has lead regular “homemade” yoga retreats in the Hudson Valley & beyond.



A musician, producer and yoga practitioner David Ellenbogen has been making huge waves of late with the Brooklyn Raga Massive musicians collective. The New Yorker has called them "Leaders of the Raga Renaissance," while the New York Times praises the collective for "Preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit.”

David has expanded the audience of world music by DJing radio shows on 89.9 FM-NY in NYC and through his podcast NYC Radio Live, where he has hosted over 50 Grammy Award winning artists. An ambitious producer, his 24 hour Ragas Live Festival is entering its 6th year.

He creates music for yoga and Soundbaths through the Acoustic Mandala 2017 they will be facilitating the first soundbath to be produced by the World Music Institute. Check out David's Acoustic Mandala Project on Putamayo's new "Acoustic Yoga!"

Earlier Event: October 18
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Later Event: April 21
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