About This Center

We are a community that gathers every 4-6 wks for sacred plant and indigenous ceremonies using teachings, modalities, and sacred song and exotic instruments. This is specifically not meant to be recreational, but rather for deep physiological-psycho-spiritual healing, helping us rediscover the beauty and lost aspects of our selves. We have highly trained facilitators that guide our work that is usually on a Friday -Sunday We are honoured to participate in your personal transformation and serving and supporting our people on this path

“I come to this place every time they hold an event, if I can. Tony and Gina have made such a warm, safe and welcoming environment to do healing work. BEAUTIFUL space as well. I also appreciate the fact that different healers come from different parts of the world to share their unique gifts and modalities of healing. Each event is different, and I always leave feeling full of love and community. I will keep saying it- THANK YOU!! This work is so important, and so needed.” Joe E.

Venue Highlights

The Chosen Place Sanctuary is developing our foundation On a carefully selected 77 acre private sanctuary in the fingerlakes region of upstate NY.
The land offers incredible views, deep-cut ravines with several waterfalls, peaceful woods, trails, meadows, and multiple outbuildings. It is perfect for reconnecting our people with the Beauty and lost aspects of themselves.

We are creating a foundation to facilitate and support an aided-self healing sanctuary for adults who may have suffered emotional trauma as children or in their adult lives and intend for it to be resolved. It is well understood that these difficulties are often the root cause of their disconnection, addictions, mental illness and/or chronic pain.

We will offer sacred space for a nature-based, spiritual and holistic restoration retreats and integration workshops.

just 35 minutes from Rochester International Airport.
We are within 4-6 hr drive of NYC,Pittsburg,Boston,Philadelphia,Toronto,Ottawa. We are rural country yet only 10 min away from historic villages and modern retail.


We offer a variety of accommodations depending on specific gathering. The sanctuary has a total 6 full bathroom, plenty of private and semi-private sleeping areas, three kitchens.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian


Healthy delicious vegetarian

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Why Retreat?

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

Retreats inspire me to continue to practice and fuel my journey. I always find specified intention and feel it projects me closer to my purpose. Shannon

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.