Retreat

NEW!!! Intuition & Decision-Making Retreat 

Use Your Gut Response to Make Better Decisions

Restorative, practical, affordable and magical retreat for harnessing your intuition

With Alina Bas, M.A., Certified Executive Coach & Trained Intuitive

May 1st – May 3rd, 2015
3-day retreat is held at Garrison Institute, within 1 hour of NYC
Scenic, comfortable retreat center upstate NY, all meals included

This retreat is designed for curious and analytical thinkers who want to:

  • Make better decisions by harnessing intuition when facing life’s challenges
  • Gain insight into situations when information is not easily available
  • Improve ability to influence, create and evaluate situations
  • Understand and apply current academic research on intuition

“Intuitive information is simply information. Its accuracy or lack thereof is the same as that of information that we receive through more traditional means. The trick is not only to learn to fetch intuitive information, but also to learn to filter it for accuracy, much like we do with other information. In this respect, intuition is a great tool for analytical people: it provides additional information that can be processed consciously and logically.” - Alina Bas

Are you curious to know who else is going to attend? Do you want to know more about the retreat leader? Are you interested in the daily schedule? Want to know more about the food and accommodations? For all the answers, please, read the FAQ below!

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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHETHER THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU?

If any of the following sounds like you, then you’re just the person for whom this retreat is designed:Intuition Retreat Garrison Institute

  • You’re curious about intuition, you’ve had some interesting experiences with it, and yet, you want to see more scientific backing for it
  • You want to understand how exactly intuition works, without having to take it for granted or on faith
  • You’re a curious person who wants to use your gifts and skills for making better decisions, and for making your life more engaging
  • You’re a logical person, an analytical thinker, who wants to be able to consistently create effective, unexpected solutions for solving life’s challenges
  • You’re interested to learn about the latest research in intuition, and understand how this research applies to your decision-making
  • You want practical, hands-on tools for using intuition on daily basis
  • You’re ready to renew your physical and emotional energy, and willing to make a bit of time for it
  • You want to experiment in an analytical way with things that feel magicalIntuition Retreat Garrison
  • You want a safe space to voice your unusual, creative ideas, and “try them on”
  • You want to create meaning and [what feels like] magic at work and in your family
  • You are ready to grow, and see yourself in a new light
  • You want to connect with other intelligent, analytical, creative leaders and explore something new together
  • You feel like learning something playful, new, and interesting, and challenge yourself as you’re doing it
  • You’re a big fan of RadioLab, Freakonomics, This American Life, and/or TED talks
  • You are familiar with the work of Malcom Gladwell, Daniel Pink, Brene Brown, Laura Day, Chris Guillebeau, and Jonah Lehrer, and liked them quite a bit

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FORMAT: Lectures plus hands-on practice & feedback, small group work, Q&A in a group and one-on-one.intuition retreat

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES: Walk the paths of a former monastery, explore the labyrinth in the garden, use meditation room, and take time to learn & reflect.

COST (incl. all workshop materials and content, comfortable lodging, wholesome meals, use of meditation room, use of labyrinth, and estate’s grounds): $695* 

* For a triple/quad room selection. $50 extra for a double room, $80 extra for a single rooms.

SPECIAL OFFERS: If you are registering with a friend, please feel free to use SHARE50 promo code, and each you and your friend will get a $25 credit toward retreat cost. If you happen to be a connector, and can recruit 4 awesome people to come to the retreat with you, you will get $400 toward retreat cost if you  use the code BRING4FRIENDS. Please, make sure to list the name(s) of your friend(s) on the registration form if using a promo code.

REGISTRATION: Registration is open on first-come first-serve basis. In order to give each participant individual attention, spaces are limited. Registration closes at the end of the day on March 30th, 2015.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How do I decide whether this retreat is for me?

If any of the following sounds like you, then you’re just the person for whom this retreat is designed:

  • You’re curious about intuition, you’ve had some interesting experiences with it, and yet, you want to see more scientific backing for it
  • You want to understand how exactly intuition works, without having to take it for granted or on faith
  • You’re a curious person who wants to use your gifts and skills for making better decisions, and for making your life more engaging
  • You’re a logical person, an analytical thinker, who wants to be able to consistently create effective, unexpected solutions for solving life’s challenges
  • You’re interested to learn about the latest research in intuition, and understand how this research applies to your decision-making
  • You want practical, hands-on tools for using intuition on daily basis
  • You’re ready to renew your physical and emotional energy, and willing to make a bit of time for it
  • You want to experiment in an analytical way with things that feel magical
  • You want a safe space to voice your unusual, creative ideas, and “try them on”
  • You want to create meaning and [what feels like] magic at work and in your family
  • You are ready to grow, and see yourself in a new light
  • You want to connect with other intelligent, analytical, creative leaders and explore something new together
  • You feel like learning something playful, new, and interesting, and challenge yourself as you’re doing it
  • You’re a big fan of RadioLab, Freakonomics, This American Life, and/or TED talks
  • You are familiar with the work of Malcom Gladwell, Daniel Pink, Brene Brown, Laura Day, Chris Guillebeau, and Jonah Lehrer, and liked them quite a bit

Still on the fence? Please email Retreat Coordinator Asya Gribov at  IntuitionRetreat@gmail.com with any questions.

Who else is going to attend?

At this retreat, you will meet mid-career leaders who have accomplished a lot in their lives: they’ve seen the world, and/or built interesting careers, gathered tribes, raised families, invested in personal growth, and tried to make the world a better place. You will meet people who are mindful, curious, creative and intellectual, all in the process of exploring their potential and working toward learning more about themselves and about the world.

Does it sounds like you will fit in? Please email Retreat Coordinator Asya Gribov at  IntuitionRetreat@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

Who is leading the workshop?

The weekend retreat is designed and facilitated by Alina Bas, who is a certified Executive Coach and Life Strategist. Alina helps leaders make decisions in a way that is aligned with their core values. She coaches clients on staying motivated, and doing fulfilling, engaging work. Alina has over 12 years of corporate experience in Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development, and Adult Learning. She has worked for NYC-based international executive development company, then for HHC, which is one of the largest municipal healthcare systems in USA, and has presented workshops for companies such as American Council on Education and Google. She holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from NYU, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brandeis University. Alina is a best-selling author of the book Skeptic’s Guide to Intuition (2013), and a co-author of the book Changes of the Heart: Martha Beck Coaches Share Strategies for Facing Life’s Challenges (2009). In addition to her coaching practice based in NYC area, Alina is a trained intuitive who teaches other analytical thinkers to use their gut response to improve decision-making.

The Retreat Coordinator for Decision-Making & Intuition is Asya Gribov, M.A., a community organizer, family programs curator, art lover, and museum educator. Asya is also a co-founder of Mismatched Socks, a cutting-edge urban art education program for families with young children.

What will the schedule be like for the 3 days of the retreat?

Friday, May 1st, 2015:
3:00-6:00 pm Check-in
6:00-7:00 pm   Dinner
7:30-9:00 pm   Evening Program

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015:
8:00-9:00 am  Breakfast
9:15-12:00 pm  Morning program
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch
1:00-3:30 pm   Afternoon program
3:30-6:00 pm Open time: hike, explore, walk the labyrinth, meditate, think, rest, play, socialize
6:00-7:00 pm   Dinner
7:30-9:00 pm   Evening Program

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015:
8:00-9:00 am  Breakfast
9:00-12:00 pm  Morning program
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch
1:30-2:00 pm   Departure

Please email Retreat Coordinator Asya Gribov at  IntuitionRetreat@gmail.com  or Retreat Leader Alina Bas, Alina@IntuitionLeap.com with any questions. Thank you!

Will there be other activities in addition to Decision-Making & Intuition content?

The lectures, hands-on workshops and Q&A sessions during this retreat will be rather intense. Between sessions, you will have an opportunity to reflect on what you are learning, and distress by using the meditation room, walking multiple hiking paths on the estate’s grounds, spending time connecting with other retreat participants, making quiet time just for yourself, and walking an amazing labyrinth in Garrison Institute’s garden.

How much does the retreat cost?

$695 for a triple/quad room selection, $745 for a double room, $775 for a single rooms. All rates include the workshop, accommodations, meals, and use of Garrison Institute grounds, including a labyrinth, secret garden, walking paths, and meditation room.

I’d like to go, but not sure if I can afford it. Do you have any discounts or scholarships?

If you happen to be a connector, and can recruit 4 awesome people to come to the retreat with you, you will get $400 toward retreat cost if you  use the code BRING4FRIENDS. If you are registering with a friend, please feel free to use SHARE50 promo code, and each you and your friend will get a $25 credit toward the retreat cost. Please, make sure to list the name(s) of your friend(s) on the registration form if using a promo code.

Is the retreat easily accessible?

Garrison Institute is located at Rt. 9D at Glenclyffe, Garrison, NY 10524, which is directly off Route 9D in Garrison, New York, in Putnam County. The facility is 50 miles north of New York City and approximately 30 minutes from the city of Poughkeepsie, New York. Major highways nearby include Interstate 84, Route 9, the Palisades Parkway and the Taconic State Parkway. There is free on-site parking for those who travel by car. You can find directions and travel info on Garrison’s homepage. Please email Asya Gribov at  IntuitionRetreat@gmail.com with any questions.

What is the food like?

Meals are included in the package. Garrison Institute serves a variety of healthy and tasty home-made vegetarian meals. If you have special dietary restrictions, please bring any additional items you may need. There is a refrigerator and storage space, along with a microwave, in the service kitchen by the dining hall. There are 24/7 tea and coffee stations in the dining room and in the lounges on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the living quarters. Please email Retreat Coordinator Asya Gribov at  IntuitionRetreat@gmail.com with any questions.

What are the accommodations like?

Garrison Institute is a former monastery. The rooms are small and simple, yet comfortable, with large windows and beautiful views. There are 1-4 beds, a writing desk, small bedside table with a lamp, and a small closet. There are shared bathrooms on each floor (separate for men and women), and the bathrooms are super clean, elegant, beautiful and modern. There are single, double, triple and quad rooms, which are located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. Many rooms face Hudson River, and all have high ceilings. All rooms have sheets, pillow, blanket, bedspread, and bath towel for each guest.

What should I bring with me?

There is a checklist for what to bring on Garrison’s page. We recommend to pack lightly. Bring comfortable shoes and comfortable clothing, bathrobe, slippers, alarm clock, personal hygiene products, notebook and a pen for writing down workshop notes and your insights from the retreat. Please email Retreat Coordinator Asya Gribov at  IntuitionRetreat@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

How large is the workshop, and will I get individual attention?

This will be a small retreat that will give every participant to get individual attention and have all of his and her questions answered. While we are somewhat flexible with the number of participants, it will not exceed 50 people.

What is your refund policy?

We hope that you will be able to attend this retreat! If you absolutely cannot, you will get full refund until February 1st. After February 1st, we hope that if you can’t attend, you can find someone who can attend in your place. Unfortunately, we will not be able to refund your accommodation fee after February 1st, but we can still refund 50% of your registration fee. Please email Retreat Coordinator Asya Gribov at  IntuitionRetreat@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

Are there prerequisites for the retreat?

We request that you read the book Skeptic’s Guide to Intuition prior to attending the retreat. In addition, any books by Laura Day, including “How to Rule the World From Your Couch” and the “Practical Intuition” series are highly recommended. And finally, Martha Beck’s books “Expecting Adam” and “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World” are useful and relevant to the conversations we will be having during the retreat.

Do you screen participants, or do you accept everyone who wants to attend?

We are open-minded about registration, and we feel confident that this retreat will attract the right people – through the word of mouth, through the channels where we choose to distribute the info, and through the law of attraction in its most practical sense. We will get to know you better through the registration process, and we do reserve the right to decline someone’s registration and fully refund the money if we feel that this retreat won’t serve this applicant in a way that we hope it will serve all of our participants. We hope to see you at the retreat! Please email Retreat Coordinator Asya Gribov at  IntuitionRetreat@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

Is there a Facebook page for this retreat?

Sure! We created a Facebook Event page for this retreat, to help you keep track of all the interesting retreat-related activities and developments: https://www.facebook.com/events/790886314291479/