Unplugged: A Sound & Yoga Retreat

October 30- November 1, 2020

With David Ellenbogen, Shawna Emerick & Amy Soucy

*This retreat recently sold out in August,2020, so make sure to register soon!*


In today’s world of endless noise and distraction, we invite you to slow down and bask in silence, healing sound, and nourishing, transformational practices.


Join your guides Amy, David, and Shawna for a true digital detox. Restore and renew with yoga, breath work and meditation practice aided by the deep power of sound meditation.




We’ll gather at the world-class Garrison Institute, just 50 miles north of NYC, easily accessible by train. Housed in a former monastery overlooking the majestic Hudson River, Garrison’s 95-acres of tranquil park, gardens, meditation labyrinth, forest and trails will connect you to the serenity and wild beauty of the Hudson Valley.


Throughout this joyful, inspiring weekend, experienced facilitators Shawna and Amy will offer a variety of transformative embodied practices: from vinyasa, hatha, and restorative yoga, to free & ecstatic movement sessions, breathwork, and meditation. Every body, every ability will be welcomed and supported.


Notable musician David Ellenbogen (Brooklyn Raga Massive/Acoustic Mandala Project) once again brings his musical mastery to create deeply healing sonic environments, utilizing Tibetan bows, gongs, and a variety of global instruments ideal for meditation and deep restoration.


This retreat is an opportunity to slow down, recharge, and reconnect to the peace, power, and wisdom within you.



General: $295
Returning Attendees: $240


Prices above are for the retreat programming. You’ll need to register and pay for lodging & meals separately through Garrison Institute. Once you register, you’ll be directed to Garrison’s site to register for your accommodations.



If you need to cancel for any reason, we’ll offer a refund as follows:
Before October 12th: a complete refund /minus a $40 registration fee.
After October 12th: a partial, 50%, refund.

Sorry, we cannot refund our fee after October 23rd, 2020.

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.




Namaste Retreators,

As you may, or may not know, my family is expecting another beautiful Spirit to arrive around March 3, 2019.  This means the next retreat may be October in Ohio with my father in 2019.  That retreat is yet to be determined, as my father may be traveling to New Zealand.  So please keep watch for 2019 retreat updates. I CAN tell you that there WILL be another Sound and Yoga retreat with myself, David Ellenbogen, and Amy Soucy, in 2020!  I also hope to be doing some research on my first international retreat for 2020/21!  Until then, much love!

Finding the Way In

Getaway to the Berkshire mountains of NY, for some rejuvination, yoga, relaxation, incredible local, seasonal, farm-fresh meals, and more! A ‘Bread and Yoga Retreat’ with Shawna Emerick, Meghan Lastra, and phenomenal chef, Marcela Xavier. Limited to 12 participants.


Oct. 5-8, 2018

The Nature of Life, Inner Voice~Inner Light

An eclectic dive into your inner realms thru use of gentle yoga, creative experiences that draw from various cultural backgrounds, sacred circle of support and trust, and more.

Held at the divine Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan County, Ohio!

With father/daughter teeam, Stephen W.Emerick, Ph.D., and Shawna Emerick, E-RYT

Limited to 15 participants.


Oct. 21-23, 2018

*I can tell you how to easily travel there from NYC!