2017 Annual East Coast Workshop

Live Wide Open

National East Coast Retreat at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY

September 15 – 17, 2017

Why settle for a life half lived?

The very senses that we take for granted, can be cultivated and deepened, opening wide the door to wholehearted living. 

Sensory Awareness is mindfulness in action. In this retreat, we explore ordinary activities in stillness and in motion and learn to awaken the sensitivity that is our birthright. Engaged wholeheartedly in everyday situations, we naturally bring fresh life and a deep knowing to our living world and the people in it.  As a recent workshop participant said, “With my feet truly on the ground, my mind becomes clear.”

An international group of Sensory Awareness leaders will be anchored by Stefan Laeng-Gilliatt. 

More information on the other presenters and more to follow shortly.


Register Now  to take advantage of the Early Bird Special.

The Potential for Joy in Every Moment

Sensory Awareness Student and SAF board member, Dilrini Ranatunga, talks about her experience of the practice at the Sensory Awareness Foundation’s National West Coast Workshop at Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park, CA, in 2016.

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Directions to the Garrison Institute.

Earn up to 10 CEUs for Nurses, Massage Therapists and other Bodyworkers.*

There are some tuition scholarships available.
Call Stefan Laeng-Gilliatt at (603) 525-7289 to see if you qualify.


Lodging rates are for the whole weekend and include both housing and meals. Accommodations will be available on a first come first served basis.  Space is limited, so please reserve early.          

Cancellation Policy

Refund minus $50 administrative fee when cancelling prior to fourteen days before the workshop. No refund within fourteen days of the event.

*Continuing Education
Meets the requirement of 10 hours of continuing education for: Massage Therapists and other bodyworkers (NCMTMB), Provider #: 451512-10; Nursing professionals (CA Board of Registered Nursing), Provider #: CEP 16427.