About This Center

Individual, couple and small group private retreats with a licensed psychologist. Including but not limited to Meditation ~ Dream work ~ Hiking ~ Fasting ~ Silence ~ Yoga ~ Birding. Over 20+ years of psychology training, experience and practice.

"Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence." – Mourning Dove Salish

Venue Highlights

Private Customized Retreats with a Licensed Psychologist.
Non-denominational monastic retreat center for those who desire a safe meditative place. We encourage self actualization and mindfulness development through the process of going inward that silence, dreamwork and fasting can foster. Individual/Co-joint meetings pre, during, and post retreat to ensure optimal experience. Fasting (organic smoothies) encouraged but not required depending on dietary needs. Center open by appointment.


Private rooms, up to two per room. B&B type lodging. See website for pictures and complete listing.


  • Kitchen


Organic smoothies or can bring own food as well.


Hudson valley, New York. Rosendale, in ulster county. Near NYS thruway and a 1.5 - 2 hour car/bus/train from NYC. From Penn station, take the Bus to New Paltz, then a short taxi to the Rosendale Center. Or from Grand Central take the Metro North train to Poughkeepsie and bus/taxi to Rosendale.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Find my Ki. Alexander

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.