The Mindful Place and Get In Your Kitchen are partnering together to create a holistic retreat experience that provides gourmet food and evidence based mindfulness. Whether you are looking to get away for an entire weekend or can only make it for a day, we invite you to join us in our mindfulness journey. We will be practicing mindfulness, led by James D’Aconti, LMSW, who specializes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. To get familiar with the way James teaches, check out our free podcast, or read about him on our about us page. Retreat activities include mindfulness sessions, yoga, mindful walking, and mindful eating. Please select which dates you are available to join us on our mindfulness retreat below. We look forward to growing in our practice with you.

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The retreat is hosted at Camp Alvernia, which features 15 wooded waterfront acres. With beautiful views of Centerport Harbor, this scenic campground is only minutes away from the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Centerport. A county park is located across the street with walking trails through the woods. Given the time of year and the waterfront, we advise bringing multiple layers, comfortable clothing, walking shoes or boots, and bug spray.


Dining and Meditation Room

The dining hall is where meals will be provided. This communal space is also where meditation and yoga sessions will take place. Yoga mats and meditation cushions will be provided to each attendee. If you have any of your own yoga equipment, feel free to bring it with you as well.



All meals are cooked and prepared on premises by Tom Canale, gourmet chef and founder of Get in Your Kitchen. All ingredients are Non-GMO, organic (when available), and ethically sourced. Menus feature a variety of dishes that appeal to all tastes and dietary needs. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are available. For more information about our suppliers, please go to www.getinyourkitchen.com.


Lodging and Facilities

Overnight arrangements are available in heated communal sleeping halls. Twin size bunkbeds are provided to each guest. Members are required to bring their own set of sheets and towel for the weekend. Single stall showers are available in each of the bathrooms. Hand soap and toilet paper will be provided.