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Search Inside Yourself Retreat!

Search Inside Yourself is a program that teaches tools for focus, self-awareness, and resilience, so people can create a better world for themselves and others.

May 4 — 6  |  7:30pm - 11:30am
Garrison Institute  |  English
14 Mary's Way, Route 9D
Garrison, NY

Join the emerging movement of companies integrating evidence-based mindfulness in their workplaces.

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Emotional Intelligence

Workplace studies prove that emotional competencies enhance performance, leadership effectiveness, and wellbeing.

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Attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.

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Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.

The SIY program includes:

Join us for a highly interactive 4-day program followed by a 4-week online journey as we explore mindfulness and emotional intelligence for inspiring wellbeing, collaboration and high performance.

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Live Training

(3 days)
Introduction to neuroscience, mindfulness and the five emotional intelligence capacities.
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Virtual Practice

(4 weeks)
Weekly exercises and resources, delivered by email.
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(1 hour)
Reconnect with your teachers and group to review and set a plan for continuation.

Search Inside Yourself is now approved by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches receive 12.58 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY!

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Your Facilitators:

Meg Levie

Meg Levie

Meg Levie, MA, is an executive coach, ordained Zen priest, and master facilitator of the Search Inside Yourself program. She leads SIY teacher trainings and facilitates the program internationally. As an executive coach, she delivers customized trainings for leaders and organizations to help them better meet complex challenges with focus and resilience. 

Marc Lesser

Marc Lesser

Marc is the Co-founder, former CEO and Emeritus Board member of SIYLI, and a frequent SIY teacher. He's also a Zen teacher, the author of Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less. Marc was the Director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and received his MBA degree from New York University.

Book individually or for your team today.

General Admission


Prices displayed are per person. To inquire about group or corporate rates, contact us.

Enjoy the world-renowned SIY leadership program and the amenities of the Garrison Institute

In the SIY Retreat, you’ll  experience our life-changing SIY curriculum with more time to integrate what you learn and the chance to enjoy 93 acres of preserved land and walking trails at the Garrison Institute, a beautiful renovated monastery on the banks of the Hudson River just one hour north of New York City.

Our Venue: The Garrison Institute

The Labyrinth
Garrison Institute River View
Main Meditation Hall

Here are some frequently asked questions we recieve

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I think anybody can benefit from this program in many different ways. I want my colleagues to take it, my family to take it – I would highly recommend it.
Rebecca Zucker, 2016