Unconditional Healing: A New Model of Health for Difficult Times

Led By: Dan Cayer & Jeff Rubin
Suggested Donation: $450 ($320 for commuters)

Friday, 31 May – Sunday, 2 June 2019

This weekend has been years in the works. I’m partnering with Jeff Rubin, a brilliant Buddhist teacher and longtime mentor, for a residential retreat that brings our approaches together in a new way.

This early summer weekend retreat in the Hudson Valley brings together meditation, the Alexander Technique, and Jeff’s innovative teachings on how to work with adversity, pain, and illness in a way that leads to awakening and compassion, rather than isolation and shame. Unconditional Healing has helped hundreds of people, like myself, not just find peace and space, but how to actually use their own challenges to discover what’s most vital in life.

“Unconditional Healing is exactly the piece of the puzzle that I needed to understand to truly take the next step of my healing journey. The concepts of Unconditional Healing are so incredible and valid, and quite simple to understand as a beginner.”
– S.T.

Learn more here.

What you’ll learn:

  • A more expansive view of health that transforms our relationship to pain and discomfort.
  • A time-honored meditation practice that instills peace and fosters insight.
  • How our body was designed to be supported with ease.
  • How to reduce suffering when facing difficult or intractable situations.
  • A practice that strengthens loving-kindness toward ourselves in daily life.

This retreat models a view of health that is so much more than curing the physical challenges we encounter. Genuine health also includes our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being as well. If we ignore those aspects of our life, we limit ourselves to a constrained, conditional notion of health that offers no opportunity for growth, transformation or self-compassion.

The Setting: 
Holy Cross Monastery and Guesthouse is nestled on 26 magnificent acres on the west bank of the Hudson River. Holy Cross was chosen for its peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. While attending the retreat, you may enjoy the sweeping views of the river, hiking trails, and gardens.

Resident: $450 (includes private room, board and tuition)
Commuter: $320 (includes lunch and dinner daily, and tuition)

Each participant will have a private room (a limited number of shared rooms are available).
Three hearty meals will be prepared daily by the Monastery chef (trained at the famed Culinary Institute of America).

*A very small number of partial scholarships are available, please email Dan if you wish to apply.
TO REGISTER, contact Julie Donato, retreat coordinator, at 845-227-2706 or [email protected]. Registration due by May 1.

Dan Cayer is a nationally-certified Alexander Technique teacher working in the field of pain, injury, and stress. He brings the unique experience of a life-changing injury and extensive mindfulness training to help students become less stuck in their bodies. Dan now teaches the Technique as a method of recovering balance and well-being. He has conducted workshops in New York, Las Vegas, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Dan’s website at www.dancayerfluidmovement.com.

I’ll be joined by a remarkable teacher and longtime friend. Jeff Rubin is a senior Buddhist teacher, and has directed meditation-related workshops for over 30 years. After contracting a progressive degenerative illness, Jeff began the study and practice of teachings that view illness and adversity as a stepping-stone to spiritual growth, wholeness, and unconditional well-being. He has been directing programs on Unconditional Healing since 2006.

To register or ask questions, please contact Julie Donato at 845-227-2706 or [email protected] or visit the link below.