Intuition & Decision-Making

When: 1 May 2015 - 3 May 2015 (Fri - Sun, 2 nights)
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Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization exploring the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world.

Our program initiatives - Contemplative Teaching and Learning, Transforming Trauma andTransformational Ecology - create rigorous, innovative, contemplative-based tools and approaches to help teachers, caregivers, human service providers, environmentalists and others on the front lines of social and environmental engagement succeed.

We nurture development of professional fields to discuss and disseminate these approaches, breaking silos and opening up dialogues between frontline professionals, scientists, and contemplatives. We test these approaches in innovative pilot programs in settings from domestic violence shelters to classrooms. We refine, replicate them and adapt them to new settings and larger scales, and track results.

At the same time, our retreat programs bring world-class teachers from diverse wisdom traditions to wide audiences, conveying a wide range of contemplative ideas and practices conducive to personal growth and social change.

Since its founding in 2003, the Garrison Institute has hosted over 500 retreats and events, and attracted more than 40,000 participants – each one a potential agent of change.

The Institute is housed in a beautifully renovated 77,000 square foot former Capuchin monastery with comfortable accommodations, world-class meeting facilities and healthy, locally sourced food for groups of up to 175 people. Located one hour north of New York City on the banks of the Hudson River, surrounded by forest and fields, it offers a unique, authentic setting for non-sectarian exploration of contemplative practice and social change. See more events in this venue
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Alina Bas, M.A., Executive Coach & Life Strategist

Alina Bas 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. 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.

Alina holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from NYU, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brandeis University. She has over 12 years of corporate experience in Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development, and Adult Learning. She has worked for one of the largest municipal healthcare systems in USA, and has presented workshops for companies such as American Council on Education and Google.

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). See more photos and other events by this presenter