Join us to retreat in luxury & learn from world-class teachers. 

Mindful Leadership Retreat

                                           Enhance your productivity, performance and leadership.                                                  Benefit from the latest research in neuroscience, mindfulness and listening skills.

Learn from master teachers. Connect deeply with friends or colleagues. Live in comfy luxury.

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Mindful Leadership Retreat
                                                               The Dutchess                                                                Rhinecliff, NY

Join us for the extraordinary chance to study Mindful Leadership with world-class teachers while living in luxury and enjoying organic meals prepared by a private chef. 

Learn to sustain peak performance throughout the day .. and how to reduce stress, live with more balance, increase resilience and to inspire your clients and team.

Mindful leadership is the next competitive advantage. And it is the PASSION of our teachers, a CEO coach and a scholar of neuroscience, medicine, Buddhist studies and the effect of stress on the brain. With their guidance you'll learn to become more productive and to dramatically boost your performance as a leader. 

Benefits of the program include:

• Build resilience and exceptional leadership
• Develop a tool-kit for building and sustaining peak performance
• Enhance focus, innovative thinking, and self-awareness
• Increase emotional balance, presence, and responsiveness
• Inspire and motivate your team and clients
• Build your capacity for leadership vision and empowering speech
• Turn your inner critic into your inner coach
• Sustain your own positive energy, motivation, and flow
• Shield yourself from stress-related overload and wear-and-tear

The Details

The weekend will take place at The Dutchess, a spectacular new property tucked away in Rhinecliff, New York. Surrounded by green and acres for hiking and exploring, this is the perfect setting for deep transformation. 

We'll begin Thursday evening with a centering meditation and an introduction to the Foundations of Mindful Leadership.

Friday morning will be centered around Self-Awareness and bringing your attention back to your mind. Beginning with an awareness meditation and Q&A, the day will shift to neuroscience-based explanations on distractions, mind-wandering, neuroplasticity and attention-training rooted in mindfulness. After a short break, we'll return with a walking meditation and a group work session aimed at clarifying and aligning intentions for effectiveness. After lunch we'll have a powerful afternoon session aimed at turning your inner critic into your coach and understanding the power of self-compassion. During a lesson on self mastery and integration, you'll uncover the neuroscience of flow and stimulate the movement of energy with guided breath work. Friday will conclude with an orientation for the whole group, beginning with a meditation to dive deeper into understanding your negative self talk as a step towards full transformation. 

Saturday morning begins with a group meditation, a debrief from Friday night's work and experiential activities for learning how to take control of your emotional brain. Lunch will be followed by a meditation, and an uncovering for how to go from reacting to responding and reframing your limiting beliefs. Breath work, flow yoga and group exercises will give you the tools you need to activate flow states. Dinner will be followed by a meditation and a group exercise.

Sunday morning begins with a comprehensive review of all the concepts and practices covered. We'll learn how to apply these principles to our daily lives — to create the shifts we want to elevate our performance and leadership. After a short break, we'll gather to declare intentions, learn how to sustain next steps and then seal in the weekend with a closing ceremony and final group meditation.

We invite you to join for this special experience, either for the full four days or for the weekend. 

During these few days, you will:

  • Enjoy the extraordinary opportunity to spend time learning from two experts in mindful leadership
  • Deepen your meditation practice.
  • Learn how to let go of limiting beliefs and tap into your flow state
  • Build a set of tools to cultivate self compassion and understand your emotional brain.
  • Be surrounded by like-minded people who have chosen to spend this weekend learning in community.
  • Integrate practical, tangible skills to become a more effective, mindful leader.

The Testimonials (from prior retreats with The Path)

The Path Montauk Retreat 

"It opened my heart, calmed my spirit, reintroduced me to my practice."

“I'm grateful for the way things have have happened, what got me here and the take-away's from this weekend, as far as how I want to make changes in my life. This is something that I had dreamed of, I dreamed that this would exist.”

"Huge increase in awareness."

"It’s amazing how easy it can be to connect on a heart-level when we feel safe enough to take off our armor. What a great gift it was to share that time in collective healing. It was the retreat experience I was longing for and so much more!”

"I feel much lighter, calmer, stronger in myself (mind and body), more full of joy."

"Words fail to communicate how beautiful this weekend was. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly into the fold and I look forward to many more shared times with you and The Path community."

The Location

Escape to the countryside and immerse yourself in nature at a truly special place, where luxury and comfort combine into a feeling of pure relaxed happiness (and bliss over the bathtubs!). The Dutchess is filled with enchantment and inspiration.

The Journey + Community

At The Path, we build community. This retreat will give you the skills to become a more mindful leader and a more compassionate, aware person (and, yes, a really good listener.) The impact will be powerful, uplifting and nurturing.

Because this retreat is about achieving and sustaining peak performance through mindfulness, we'll infuse everyday with meditation and a grounding energy. You’ll come out of the retreat feeling relaxed and energized by the support and kindness of the group. See how this changes your feelings about yourself, your relationships with others and your energy for the rest of the summer.

And, you should know, people on The Path retreats usually come in looking stressed and leave looking radiant — it's extraordinary to see!

We can't wait to have you join us.

Because you are worthy of being an exceptional leader.

The Schedule

Put your daily decisions aside and move into a nurturing routine that will open your mind to wisdom and transformation. 

During meal times, we'll immerse ourselves in good energy and enjoy local organic food prepared by a private chef. 


  • 9:30am - 12:30pm: Session
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm: Session
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Session
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Dinner
  • 7:30pm - 9:00 pm Orientation


  • 9:30am - 12:00pm: Session

Thursday Evening

  • 7:30am -9:00pm: Session



  • 9:30am 12:30 pm: Session
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm: Session
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Session

The Teachers

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Dr. Joe Loizzo is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who has spent over forty years studying the beneficial effects of meditation techniques on mind/body healing, peak performance, emotional intelligence, and mindful leadership. Founder-Director of Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, he runs frequent workshops in mindful business and sustainable leadership, coaches CEO’s in mind science and mind-training skills, and advises hospitals and businesses on wellness and talent development. He is author of Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration, and many articles and chapters on the neuropsychology of meditation.

Elazar Aslan, founder and CEO of Caterfly Solutions, empowers executives to achieve and sustain peak-performance with relative ease so they can have a profound impact as leaders. Combining 20 years as a successful business executive and entrepreneur with a deep contemplative practice, Elazar helps executives achieve clarity, resilience, and authenticity for themselves — and to inspire others to engage passionately, innovate and perform at their best. Elazar has brought his leadership principles to Fortune 100 companies, high-tech companies and non-profits. He has an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School and a CPC from the International Coaching Federation.