• Heal Your Mind & Body at Dewa Spa

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  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

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  • Enjoy Delicious Nourishing Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Menla is a Project of Tibet House US,

    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC


Tibet House US Online Events

Open Dates
Tibet House US, Menla's mother organization is dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire others to join the effort to protect and save it. Tibet House US offers many daily online programs including daily meditations and lectures. Please use this link or the register now button to view their events calendar. We hope you are able to enjoy some amazing content with us! For…

Menla Create-Your-Own Getaway

Flexible Dates
Build a custom escape vacation by choosing activities à la carte. Only two hours from New York City, Menla lies in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. De-stress on more than 300 acres of private wilderness. Unspoiled natural beauty adjoins state land, creating endless opportunities for wildlife spotting and discovering secret hideaways. Let fresh air, light, water, movement, and sound envelop your senses in the mystical act of forest bathing. Serenity A unique experience awaits with the ability to distance yourself from others while finding zen. Use the essence of nature to restore your mind and spirit in a peaceful refuge, far…

Getting Over Yourself: The Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy

With Robert A.F. Thurman and Mark Epstein, M.D.

August 19 - 21, 2022
Buddhism and Western psychotherapy both recognize that the ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as it works to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is the one affliction we all share. And while the ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention, security and self-esteem, it sabotages the very goals it sets out to achieve. Buddhist and Western psychotherapists have different visions of how to deal with this situation. In Buddhism, the emphasis is on taming the mind in order to bring out underlying qualities of wisdom and compassion.…

Sage Academy of Sound 2022 SoundHealing Certification 3 Part Training: Module 3

With Lea Garnier

August 19 - 21, 2022
Crystal Core Awareness with Crystal Bowls, Pyramids & Singing Crystal Consciousness with Lea Garnier. The Certification program teaches how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a Sound Healer. With a certificate from The Sage Academy of Sound, students should be better equipped to serve as practitioners, specialists, volunteers, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary treatment team within a health center or a community agency, as well as in a private healing or counseling practice. We believe that the only way to truly absorb the teachings is by total immersion and abundant…

Glow Yoga Summer Retreat: Total System Reset

With Erin and Carl Klemme

August 24 - 28, 2022
Gift yourself a journey into beauty, peace, and renewal. This four day retreat will include yoga, pranayama, meditation, guided hikes, evening bonfires and a sound healing event. After a refreshing yoga practice and delicious farm-to-table meal, you can enjoy some down time by the pool or book yourself a massage or other spa service at Menla’s beautiful Dewa Spa. You can also enjoy Sacred Crafting, making your own Mala (meditation bead bracelet) and/or drawing and coloring your own  personal mandala to adorn your sacred space at home. All crafting supplies will be included. Schedule Wednesday, August 24th 3 - 8…

Manifestation Magic Retreat

With Alyse Bacine, Andrea Donnelly and Dahlya Brown Shook

August 25 - 28, 2022
With Spiritual Mentor and Trauma Alchemist, Alyse Bacine Immerse yourself in the potent transformational tools of breathwork, energy work, the Akashic Records and sound healing to propel you forward in manifesting a new version of yourself.  If you have been wanting to connect more deeply with spirit and learn how to work with your own energy to powerfully and easily manifest the life you desire, then this is for you! Alyse has helped hundreds of women completely transform their lives. Her clients go from feeling stuck and confused to creating their own soul-aligned realities based on their true purpose and…

Munay-Ki Teacher Training

With Marcela Lobos, Steffen Büffel, ANTONELLA VELÁSQUEZ, Karen Hoza and Alberto Villoldo Ph.D

September 3 - 9, 2022
Take the next step of the Munay Ki… The residential teacher training is here! Imagine yourself training Munay-Ki practitioners just as you were trained by your teachers. This is more than taking a peek behind the scenes. It is about immersing yourself fully into the art of initiating other practitioners like you. Join the first Munay-Ki teacher training ever and learn directly from Marcela Lobos and her core team of teachers. Together you will create ceremony and dream that loving destiny we all want for the world. In this course you will: ~ Strengthen your wisdom about each rite and…

Simplicity Yoga

With Rosanne Ferraiuolo

September 8 - 11, 2022
Our goal on this retreat is to stimulate the senses to purge negative energies from the body and refill ourselves with the energy of natural healing, peace, and purpose.  This retreat will incorporate yoga, meditation, reiki, and sound healing, with hiking in the mountains that surround Menla.  During this retreat, you can expect twice daily yoga and/or meditation classes, reiki utilizing crystals for enhanced healing, as well as sound healing workshops. With a combination of group and individual activities, there are so many opportunities for growth, reflection, and renewal. Schedule Thursday, September 8th 3 - 8 pm Check-in 4:30 pm…

FLORESTA HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK & INDIGENOUS MEDICINE CEREMONY

With Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP and Rob Israel

September 9 - 11, 2022
This is a three-day holotropic breathwork and indigenous medicine retreat designed to optimize your experience and allow for lasting transformation. At Menla, we will be surrounded by the nature of the Catskill Mountains which will support a sense of nurturing and wellbeing as we explore non-ordinary states of consciousness and integration. Holotropic breathwork is a way of adjusting and modulating your breath that creates an altered state of mind. Clients have reported having visualizations, insight, relaxation, self-awareness and transcendent experiences akin to what one would expect with a psychedelic medicine. Individuals have also reported a decrease in depression, anxiety and…

Friends Of Fungi

With John Michelotti, Erwin Karl, Gabriela D’Elia and Aubrey Carter

September 9 - 11, 2022
From the largest living organism in the world to the creation of soil, fungi play an essential role for life on earth. They have been recycling and helping to heal the planet for centuries. Now we can partner with fungi to improve our lives through appreciating the food and medicines this extraordinary kingdom has to offer. Join John Michelotti this September for an all-levels mushroom cultivation and foraging weekend workshop at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York. Participants will create/inoculate and take home:- Indoor Oyster mushroom grow kit - Outdoor Winecap Mushroom Starter - Chaga tincture -…

Gratitude Yoga Fall Yoga & Meditation Retreat

With Gemma Farrell

September 16 - 19, 2022
Find rest and nourishment through shared practices of morning and evening meditation, vinyasa yoga classes, deep stretching sessions, guided mindfulness and heart-opening reflections, and Dharma talks to further our understanding of the profound Buddhist teachings on love and compassion. Friday, September 16  3 - 8 pm Check-In 6 - 7 pm Dinner 7:30 - 8:45 pm Deep Stretching/Orientation Saturday, September 17 7 - 8 am Meditation 8 - 9 am Breakfast 10 - 11:30 pm Vinyasa Yoga/ Meditation/Guided Reflection 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch 3 - 4 pm Yoga Pose Alignment Clinic 4 - 5:30 pm Deep Stretching/Mindfulness 6 -…

Finding Joy through Self-Care

With Colleen Saidman Yee

September 16 - 18, 2022
In this course, you can expect to move your body, follow your breath, notice your habits, and be inspired to take this love and self-care into your daily lives long past the retreat. We will dig deep and discover who is living in these bodies. Women need to gather even if just to feel the comfort and strength of other women in a room and even if no words are spoken. When women are together, a raw honestly surfaces, and we see one another below the surface where it's raw and beautiful and rare to touch. It is a relief…

Alchemy of the Equinox: Living the Magic of Shamanic Belongingness for Planetary Regeneration

With Don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo and Cindy Miro-Quesada

September 22 - 25, 2022
"By doing, one learns; with study, one refines; through dreaming, one creates; in loving, one fulfills—such is the secret art of tending to the sacred garden of our soul" — don Oscar Miro-Quesada Andean traditional peoples have long understood that attaining a balanced unitive expression of mind and spirit is the alchemical elixir for shape-shifting the ills of humankind. The shamanic ritual arts known as the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, originated by don Oscar Miro-Quesada are an exemplary means of bringing our human consciousness into wholesome affinity with ordinarily dismissed dimensions of spiritual reality. This harmonious union of mind (yachay) and…

Portal 2022 Retreat

With Josiah Brandt and Kerri MacDonald

September 25 - 30, 2022
School of Imagination Headmaster and veteran teacher Josiah Brandt is guiding participants through a series of energetic activations to create a safe, grounded container for intensive exploration of the hypnagogic state -- the "portal to the multiverse" and the "window between worlds" referred to by venerated mystic Neville Goddard as "SATS" (State Akin To Sleep). Accessed in the uniquely lucid state of consciousness known as "Mind Awake -- Body Asleep" -- the hypnagogic state (SATS = State Akin To Sleep) is a gateway to experiencing multiple consciousness phenomena, including: * Lucid Visions (Remote Viewing, Time Travel) * Active Imagination (Direct…

Power through Powerlessness: Releasing self-sabotage and reclaiming your power in recovery

With Stephen Earnhart and Andara Christina Michael

September 30 - October 2, 2022
Self-knowledge and intellectualization can only take us so far. At this retreat, we’re offering a different pathway to deep change. Though it may sound counter-intuitive, when we surrender to our powerlessness over our self-destructive patterns, our resistance dissolves so the energy can move. Using effective modalities such as Kundalini yoga*, sound healing, mantras, community recovery meetings*, and group session work, we release the “power” of the intellectual mind and invite deeper healing in ourselves. This deeper healing allows us to become: Emotionally balanced Physically restored and present in our bodies Spiritually connected and in the flow Mentally strengthened and equipped to…

Sage Academy of Sound’s 10th Annual Gong Camp

With Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Lea Garnier

September 30 - October 3, 2022
This is an opportunity and an invitation for SoundHealers and yogis wanting to embody the science of Nada Yoga, and study Gong Kriya, Gong Yoga. Since 1969, Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux has spread the gong, its uses and methods to new students of Holistic Resonance around the world. This year marks the 52nd year of his gong teaching, and the 10th year working with Sage Academy! This retreat is not just for the advanced professional sound-healer, or the ongoing student of gong yoga, or for just the practicing healing musician, but it is also for those who simply wish…

The Life-Force Academy Immersion

With Jai Dev Singh

October 5 - 9, 2022
Life-Force Academy at Menla This is an in-person, multi-day immersive yoga retreat that will give you the energy, inspiration and momentum to live the life of creativity and purpose that you were designed for. Join Jai Dev Singh and the Life-Force Academy this fall at the majestic Menla Mountain Retreat in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Over this five-day journey, you and inspired community members from around the world will be guided through: - Transporting practices that will infuse your mind and body with energy and vitality - Blissful meditations to connect to the energy of your heart…

The Activation Retreat: Unleash Your Greatest Potential & Activate Your Dreams

With Emily Frieze-Kemeny

October 13 - 16, 2022
There is more for you waiting to unfold. You feel it. It is a knowing inside you. You have the ability to create a beautiful, connected, vastly abundant life where you get to do what you love. Your time is now. No more waiting for the right conditions. By taking action, you create the right conditions.  The Activation Retreat is where you come when you are ready to take your life to another level.   During this three-day weekend, you will be guided through a facilitated experience that Emily has designed based on two decades of work with leaders in…

Dr. Weiss Mindful Living Retreat: Two-Day Immersion

With Ron Weiss, M.D. and Asha Gala

October 16 - 18, 2022
Join us for a two-day immersion with Dr. Weiss and his team. You will experience the high-level lifestyle he recommends. Dr Weiss’ goal via his primary care practice is to give you the tools to achieve optimal wellness by teaching and applying seven pillars of lifestyle medicine: six pillars from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and one additional pillar unique to his practice. Schedule Sunday, October 16 1:45 pm Lhasa Deck Group Meeting 2 pm Leave for Easy-to-Medium Hike (45 mins to 2 ½ hr. depending on the level) 3 - 6 pm Check-in 6 - 7 pm Dinner…

Parting Clouds Community Retreat and Senior Student Ordinations

With Josh Paynter, Jack Schaefer & Ross Rosen

October 16 - 19, 2022
This retreat will mark the first get-together since COVID, allowing Parting Clouds members to re-connect and foster deeper relationships. Additionally, it will serve as the vehicle for ordaining senior students and celebrating this momentous occasion as a community. Workshops and teachings will also take place. Schedule Sunday, October 16th 9 am Ordinees Meet at Daoist Temple in NYC for Ordination, Followed by Luncheon Celebration. 12/1 pm Group Heads up to Menla 3 - 4 pm Arrival and Check-in at Menla 4 - 6 pm Meet up with Friends, Relax, Hike, Etc. 6 - 7 pm Dinner 7 pm Opening Gathering…

Awakening the Queen: Discover the Life-Changing Gift of Self-Ownership

With Michelle Atlas

October 17 - 20, 2022
While every woman carries enormous inner strength, we may live as a beggar, looking outside of ourselves for validation, attention, love and guidance. As deep, intuitive women, when we find ourselves unfulfilled, the path to an empowered, creative life can feel like a mystery. The Queen is committed to building her life around the truth of who she is, rather than defining who she is by what she thinks she "should" be doing in her life. She is on a quest to rediscover her sovereign nature, her original self, the you that existed before you began living to garner the…

Spark Your Transformation Retreat

With With Health Yoga Life Yoga Teacher Team: Stephanie Jones, LeeMarie Kennedy, Purvi Patel, and Julian Yun

October 20 - 25, 2022
Curiosity is exciting! Learning something new, is fun and full of forward feeling energy. No matter where you are in this moment-more ease, more awareness, more freedom and power is available to you as you start integrating the tools of transformation into your daily life! A retreat is a journey that gives back to you long after you leave the resort. Through daily yoga, meditation, breathing practices, and interactive seminars you have an opportunity to become aware of limiting beliefs, to dissolve barriers within yourself, and to connect to the parts of you that might be blocking your path to…

Vajrayoga 300hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification: Module 1 Immersion

With Michele Loew and Robert A.F. Thurman

October 20 - 26, 2022
Vajra Yoga explores the philosophical and experiential interface between Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Vajra Yoga traditions. If you are looking for a Yoga Teacher Training course that brings in yoga and the meditative sciences from both traditions, this is the course. The journey is deeply educational and spiritually transformational while giving you the practical skills to support other students on their path. Working with Vajrayana practices and Hatha yoga, we are supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 4th aim in life: to bring back the Indian Inner Sciences, “Adhyatma Vidya” and the teachings of yoga and Buddhism back to…

Balance Creation: A guided journey connecting mind, body and spirit

With Sarah Ireland and Sille Ostergaard

October 21 - 23, 2022
Looking for a purposeful getaway stimulating your sense of balance and connection with yourself? Join us on a 3-day retreat in the beautiful Catskill mountains, led by yoga teacher and breathwork instructor Sarah Ireland and balance coach Sille Ostergaard. In a small group of a maximum of 15 participants, we will introduce, instruct and inspire you to balance creation through workshops, self-reflection, guided meditation, yoga sessions, and more. Sarah and Sille create a container for you to safely explore where you may be lacking balance and empower you to discover and apply tools to help you restore it. By establishing…

Sacred Circles Women’s Retreat: Parting the Veils to Remembrance

With Connie Viglietti

October 27 - 30, 2022
When women gather together, we remember. When we listen and receive one another, we tune into ecstatic connection and sisterhood reawakens. Together we remember and reclaim our wholeness and sovereignty. Together we create and amplify the life we desire to lead, instead of living or surviving in the one that was created for us. This season is one of my favorite times of the year for spiritual growth and learning. At this point on the wheel of the year when the veils are thin between our world and the realms of ancestors, guides, and magic, we come together to purge…

Spirit Sisters Yoga & Healing Retreat

With Tina Conroy and Dawn Peer

November 3 - 6, 2022
Welcome to our Sisterhood! Join us for a transformative weekend of self-discovery and renewal. Below is the itinerary of our days together. Enjoy our offerings of: meditation, yoga, sound healing, workshops, reiki healing and nature hikes. All meals included. Please note: if you would like a spa appointment, it is suggested to schedule an appointment at least a month in advance. *(Spa fees not included in pricing) Do as little or as much that serves you. We cannot wait to share this journey with you! Schedule Thursday, November 3 3 - 6 pm Arrival & Check-in: Pick up goody bags…

The Pleasure of Possibility: A Deep Dive Yoga Retreat

With Leslie Pearlman and Denise Hopkins

November 4 - 6, 2022
What if anything and everything is possible and only as limited as your ability to dream? The problem? We are discouraged from dreaming big. We are told our dream is impractical, unrealistic, audacious, even. So we assume dreaming big is for someone else. We give up, despite the fact that it is within our reach. What if you could allow yourself to imagine what is possible? What if you could envision your life evolving in whatever way you desire, large or small? New to dreaming like this? Every great invention started in the imagination of someone who dared to dream…

R&R: RESTORE AND RECHARGE

With Sarah Swanberg DACM LAc, Carolyn Brown MS RD and Aimee Elsner MS, OTR/L 500 hr. ERYT

November 6 - 10, 2022
Join Indigo Wellness and Connecticut Power Yoga for a 5-day wellness retreat that will leave you feeling rested, restored, and rejuvenated. What is it: a space to restore and recharge, nourish your mind and body, clear out old stagnant energy and create new space for yourself. What you get: Both vinyasa and restorative yoga, meditation, journaling, acupuncture, wellness workshops, great healthy food, hiking and time in nature, and a new healing perspective to leave with. Choose the room selection that fits you best and enjoy the scenic wonders of the Catskill mountains. Where:  Menla Retreat Center is a hidden oasis…

Cultivating Joy: A Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Retreat for Couples

With Seema Desai, MD, Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW, Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC, Matthias von Reusner, MD, Jeffrey Guss, MD and Rebecca Hendrix

November 11 - 13, 2022
Consider this extraordinary opportunity! Partnerships can be hard work, but they can also be the source of the greatest joy and emotional fulfillment in our lives. Poor communication, distrust, relationship conflicts, and struggles with intimacy can make it difficult to access the love, connectedness, and joy we might have once experienced with our partner. Cultivating Joy: a Ketamine-Assisted Retreat for Couples is a structured retreat lead by a staff of highly-experienced therapists and physicians that utilizes Mindfulness-based techniques paired with exercises and skill building from Imago Relationship Therapy, creative arts, movement and other healing modalities. This retreat also utilizes a…

OM TARA YOGA GRATITUDE RETREAT

With Jacqueline Deflorio-Reid

November 18 - 20, 2022
Jacqui is honored and excited to lead Om Tara Yoga Studio’s 4th retreat at Menla. To retreat means to withdraw. We invite you to withdraw from your routine and possibly stressful lives and immerse yourself in nature while practicing yoga, pranayama and meditation. Embrace the deeper study of yoga through philosophy discussions and take home a greater understanding of how to support yourself physically and emotionally through the science of Ayurveda. Round out your weekend with hikes, spa treatments, reading and naps. Enjoy fresh, healthy vegetarian meals in a serene setting. Experience a bonfire under the stars where you can…

Embodying Vitality: A Gentle Yoga and Meditation Retreat

With Kate Hagerman

November 18 - 20, 2022
“Out of the embodiment process emerges feeling, sensing, thinking, witnessing, understanding and compassion. The source is free; it is love.” – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Nourish and nurture yourself with a gentle Embodied Anatomy and Yoga retreat in the majestic Catskill Mountains. In this healing retreat we will practice: Slow, gradual postures that reduce pain and foster physical and emotional stability. Nurturing breathing exercises that release stress and anxiety. Meditation techniques that quiet the mind and cultivate spacious, choice-less awareness. All levels of physical ability are welcome. Spa treatments must be booked separately Schedule Friday, November 18th 3 - 6 pm…

CULTIVATING WISDOM THROUGH SELF COMPASSION: A DECEMBER RETREAT FOR WOMEN

With Paula Evans

December 2 - 4, 2022
Mindful self compassion allows us to build a greater sense of our own self worth and awareness, creating greater connection with our bodies and emotions and a stronger presence with all that surrounds us, right here, right now. Strengthen your ability to be present with yourself, just as you are, with loving kindness. Just imagine a life free of self judgement! We will plant the seeds.... Through discussion, Dharma, gentle body movement, sitting and walking meditation, you will gain practical knowledge to help bring self compassion and care into your daily life. And trust in your own inner wisdom. All…

Sound Healing Immersion Retreat

With Maga Villarreal

December 9 - 11, 2022
Have you ever wanted to dive deep into the practice of Sound Healing? Are you curious about how it works and how can you incorporate it into your daily practice? If your answer is YES, this retreat is for you! Join our weekend Sound Healing Immersion Retreat as we will study and explore this ancient practice at one of the top retreat centers in the Catskill Mountains. This retreat is designed to educate, integrate and practice the art of Sound Healing through different classes, workshops, and activities. It's a great way to reset, relax and recharge while also having fun,…

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