• Heal Your Mind & Body at Dewa Spa

  • Study with World-Class Teachers

  • Practice in One of Our Unique Venues

  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

  • Go Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

  • Enjoy Delicious Nourishing Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Menla is a Project of Tibet House US,

    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC

Menla Create-Your-Own Getaway

Flexible Dates
Book your winter getaways now! Enter code CYOWINTER24 to receive a 20% discount off of all available rooms! Discount can be applied to stay dates between January 1st 2024 and February 29th 2024. Menla will be open 7 days a week until January 1st.  Starting January 1st and running until February 29th CYO stay availability will be weekends only with a Thursday or Friday night check-in option and a Sunday or Monday check-out. Menla will be closed to the public January 22nd - February 8th for our winter recess. Build a custom escape vacation by choosing activities à la carte. Only…

Holotropic Breathwork® & Nature Immersion Workshop: A journey into expanded states of consciousness and rewilding in nature

With Dr. Tom Francescott, Dr. Laurane McGlynn and Jeffrey Warren

December 3 - 6, 2023
We invite you to a rare opportunity to join Dr. Laurane McGlynn and Dr. Tom Francescott and experience the remarkable healing potential and therapeutic benefits of Holotropic Breathwork®. Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful experiential breathing process that allows for self-exploration and healing. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter an expanded state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing potential of the breather, or "inner healer", which guides the experience. In this double breathwork workshop, each person will experience four Holotropic Breathwork®…

The Yoga of Bliss: Yuthok Nyingthig Karmamudra

With Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and Robert A.F. Thurman

December 6 - 10, 2023
Karmamudra refers to the ancient Buddhist practice of partnered sexual yoga, whether in pure visualization form or with a physical partner. Also known as ‘The Path of Skillful Means’ or ‘The Path of Great Bliss’, karmamudra uses powerful meditation techniques to transform the raw energy of ordinary sexual pleasure, worldly desire, and orgasmic bliss into vehicles for spiritual transformation and liberation. Karmamudra yoga is used by highly advanced creation and perfection stage unexcelled tantra yogis and yoginis or Great Perfection yogis and yoginis, but its insights and skills can also be used to enhance marriages and relationships in positive ways.…

Journeying Through Dream Realms: Awakening the Healing Potential Within

With Machiel Klerk

December 7 - 10, 2023
Since ancient times, dreams have been considered a pathway to connect with the healing Gods. Menla was named after the Medicine Buddha, Sangye Menla, and the Menla property was gifted to Tibet House US by the Asclepius Foundation, which was itself named after the ancient Greek God of Healing. The Asclepius Foundation had planned to turn the property into a healing center for advanced cancer patients, incorporating dreamwork as an integral part of the therapy by following the ancient Greek tradition of sick people traveling to the Isle of Delos to attempt to communicate with Asclepius during dreams in order…

Vajrayoga – A Mahasiddha Reunion: Devotion, Wisdom, and Taras’ Magic

With Dr. Robert Svoboda, Krishna Das, Nina Rao, Michele Loew and Robert A.F. Thurman

December 11 - 17, 2023
Don't miss your chance to join an all-star team of teachers and practitioners of Indic yogic sciences for a weeklong Vajrayoga study and practice intensive, "A Mahasiddha Reunion: Devotion, Wisdom, and Taras' Magic" December 11 - 17 at Menla or online. Space is very limited for the in-person option, so sign up now for this amazing opportunity to study and practice with some of the best minds and hearts in the field! This stand-alone hybrid Vajrayoga intensive explores the so-far little-known common origins and philosophical and practical relationships between Tantric Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Hathayoga. You will leave this retreat physically…

Manifesting 2024: Annual New Year’s Dharma, Yoga, Kirtan & Astrology Celebration

With Krishna Das, Michele Loew, Alexander Mallon, Nina Rao, Robert A.F. Thurman and Wasfia Nazreen

December 27, 2023 - January 1, 2024
Celebrate with friends of Tibet House US | Menla as our community gathers in person to ring in the new year at Menla, the magic secret valley of the Medicine Buddha. Party, practice, and pray with us across five days of teachings, yoga, astrology, devotional chanting and more. Join us in letting go of constricting habit-patterns and setting meaningful and expansive intentions for manifesting our positive dreams for the coming year, all while having much needed fun together! Master astrologer and astronomer Alexander Mallon will kick off the retreat with his “astrological forecast” for 2024, teaching us the basics of…

Stepping Into Your Divine Purpose in 2024 Women’s Retreat

With Irina Devi

January 13 - 15, 2024
New Year often brings new hope, fresh promises, inspirations, opportunities for manifesting our dreams, and opens energetic portals for us to step into our divine purpose, our dharma. Every one of us holds a unique gift, deep-rooted and potent. But often, doubt or fear holds us back. We feel stuck. We become hesitant, fearing criticism or rejection, or simply not knowing where to begin. What would that be like for you to find the most aligned ways to walk your path? Are you ready to get out of your own way and let something far greater than you take the…

Energetic Health Retreat

With Helen Birney

January 13 - 15, 2024
You are healthy and strong. What happens when you truly believe it? A weekend retreat for women who want their health to feel easy, aligned, and impactful. It's time to stop playing small with weight loss and fitness goals and learn how to get the most out of your life with miraculous health at the core. Schedule Saturday, January 13 3 - 6 pm Arrival, good time to settle in or get a spa treatment 6 - 7 pm Dinner 7 - 8 pm Welcome Ceremony in the Devi Sunday, January 14 7 am SAVERS AM Ritual with Helen in…

The Deep Space Experience: A Yoga, Breathwork, and Sound Retreat

With John Minks, Billy Pinkerton and Anne Marie Miller

February 9 - 11, 2024
“A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of the body. It permeates the entire being and, according to its particular influence, either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either awakens or soothes the nervous system.” ― Hazrat Inayat Khan Are you ready to go Deep?  We invite you to a celebratory and immersive exploration of sound, yoga, and meditation.  Join us for three days of rejuvenation, expansion, bliss, and practice including yogic sound meditations, vinyasa, and restorative yoga, and Deep Space sound baths.  Sound is coupled with yoga…

Cultivating Joy: A Ketamine-assisted Mindfulness Retreat

With Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, David Gumpel M.A, Irina Linetskaya, MD and Daniel Zimmerman, M.D.

February 15 - 18, 2024
Welcome to Cultivate Joy ~ A Ketamine Assisted Mindfulness Retreat for Inspired Individuals looking to Cultivate Joy in everyday life. This is a safe, structured retreat led by a staff of licensed and highly experienced therapists and physicians in the beautiful Catskill Mountains at MENLA Retreat and Spa. ~Meet at the intersection of science and spirituality~ Participation in this retreat begins with an application to attend This retreat is for individuals. If you are committed to the practice of sharing the fullness of your being, locating your best self, your enthusiasm & vitality, your spirit, your trust, your openness, above…

Sthira Sukha Iyengar Yoga Retreat

With Carolyn Christie and Hugh Millard

February 16 - 19, 2024
Join Carolyn Christie and Hugh Millard this coming Presidents’ Day weekend to focus on the practice of asana as a means of working toward practical integration of body, breath and mind. Yoga done with this intent leads us to a subtle and sublime state of being. Quiet aware stability in asana creates the space for us to explore subtle movements of body and freedom of breath. Sthira Mobility in our skin, muscles, and joints is necessary for us to feel relaxed and fully aware in our own bodies. In asana practice we learn to move with focus that is directed…

Rejuvenate and Heal

With Amy Smith

February 22 - 26, 2024
Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. In this intimate retreat, we will disconnect from the external world for a weekend of yoga, healing,  discussion, relaxation and rejuvenation. This retreat will feature elements of vinyasa yoga, meditation, chanting, yoga nidra, Qi Gong, sound healing and more. Amy Smith, owner of Laughing Buddha Hot Yoga in South Jersey, will guide this retreat. Itineraries will be provided to each participant, and each participant is welcome to attend all scheduled programs or create their own getaway. There will be free time to explore the spa, the local mountains and enjoy the outdoors…

Death Doula Training

With Henry Fersko-Weiss

February 26 - March 1, 2024
Learn from the person who sparked the contemporary end-of-life doula movement. Death is a reality that all of us will eventually face. How we face it will make the difference between a “good death” and one overshadowed by fear, loneliness, regret, and confusion. In our society, death is seen as a medical event instead of the sacred ending of a precious human life. You can restore a deeper meaning to the dying process by becoming an end-of-life doula and providing your services with genuine compassion. This is a role that is beginning to gain recognition and have a positive impact on…


With Jessica Becker

April 11 - 14, 2024
Join Jessica Becker to explore the nature of skillful action. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna famously says to Arjuna that yoga is “ skill in action”. Iyengar Yoga is a deeply compassionate practice whose essential teaching is skillful action. It is a practice that meets you where you are, gives you the resources you need, and offers a transformative study into yourself through the practices of yoga postures (asana), breath, and meditation. These tools help to cultivate a “felt sense” of self awareness and connection in your body. It offers healing at many levels--physical, mental and emotional--and your range of…

Limitless Love: Yoga & Meditation Retreat

With Gemma Farrell

April 12 - 15, 2024
Please join us at the start of spring as we welcome new beginnings with an uplifting weekend of yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, and spiritual reflection. Our time together will be imbued by a heartfelt wish to cultivate four distinct mind states: loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. Also known in Buddhist teachings as the Four Immeasurables, these mind states represent love and goodwill toward all sentient beings, without limit. We look forward to sharing this special time of discovery as we explore our immense potential to embody these qualities more fully and become a presence of peace, love, and…

Dharma Moon Windhorse Retreat: Raising Power and Energy to Meet the Challenge of Living

With David Nichtern

May 1 - 5, 2024
Life can often feel like an uphill battle. We go through our days managing work, relationships, health, kids, school, and "life admin", but by the end of the day, it can feel like our very life force has drained out of us. In Tibetan Buddhism, there is an ancient practice called lungta, or Windhorse. Its central image is of a mythical flying horse representing a vital life force or energy we can harness to face life's challenges — personal, communal, and even societal. These simple but powerful exercises allow us to cut through layers of doubt, fear, and hesitation and…

Emerge, Grow, and Bloom: An Alchemical Constellations Retreat

With Emily Blefeld, LICSW and Dan Cohen, PhD

May 14 - 17, 2024
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud became greater than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin The earth awakens after the dream of winter. Animals stir, buds swell, and spring’s expansive vibrant energy invites us to emerge, grow, and bloom in our one precious life. Do you trust what lives in you? Can you harvest your life force energy to flower? Come immerse yourself in an alchemical workshop experience designed to transform your deepest longing into life’s reality! Cultivate the desire that moves within and root it into your life –…

Alchemical Constellations: The Space In Between

With Emily Blefeld, LICSW and Dan Cohen, PhD

May 17 - 19, 2024
Dan, Emily, and the Leadership Team welcome you to join us for a weekend of relaxation, play, ritual, systemic conversation, and connection at Menla after the public workshop and before the final ACT Training. We will informally be “hanging-out” in the field of everyday with whomever dares to follow us into the woods, splash in the rivers, dance under the moonlight, or play with us in the pool. Schedule Friday, May 17 3 - 6 pm Arrival and Check-in 6 - 7 pm Dinner 7:30 - 9 pm Open Space Saturday, May 18 7 – 8 Open Space 8 -…

Seeing with Your Heart: Alchemical Constellations Training and Facilitator Certification

With Emily Blefeld, LICSW and Dan Cohen, PhD

May 19 - 24, 2024
See with Your Heart. Live from Your Heart. Lead Through Your Heart. Emily Blefeld and Dan Cohen’s Seeing with Your Heart Alchemical Constellations Training and Facilitator Certification is designed for individuals ready to untie the tangled threads of past generational sorrows, free themselves to live into the possibilities of spontaneous creation, and expand their lives, healing practice, and work with Systemic Family Constellations. Everything you desire to create in life, whether in your relationships, career, family, community, or the greater issues facing the planet, begins and ends with your own emotions, mind, body, heart, and consciousness. Our advanced tools are…

Friends of Fungi: a Hiking, Foraging, & Mushroom Cultivation Retreat

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

June 7 - 9, 2024
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 June 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…

Sparks of Divinity: A Summer Solstice Iyengar Yoga Retreat

With Susan-Elena Esquivel

June 20 - 23, 2024
"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity." — B.K.S. Iyengar. Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. What better time to get together to celebrate the source of all life—the life force energy within us—and to give thanks for the blessings that we are always receiving. The Earth constantly provides for all of us with her incredible bounty, and the Sun’s warmth provides the light necessary for all living beings to thrive and prosper. Summer is also a good time to connect with nature and move more deeply into our yoga…

Cultivating Joy: A Ketamine-assisted Mindfulness Retreat for Professionals

With Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, Seema Desai, MD, Rohini Kanniganti MD, MSPH, HMDC, Lisa Wang MD, Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC and David Gumpel M.A

June 20 - 23, 2024
Application Fee: $2500 plus housing and medical intake Join us at beautiful Menla in the Catskills! Welcome to Cultivating Joy ~ A Ketamine Assisted Mindfulness Retreat for professionals looking to cultivate and deepen their practice with groups through experiential education. This is a safe, structured retreat led by a staff of licensed and highly experienced therapists and physicians in the beautiful Catskill Mountains at MENLA Retreat and Spa. ~Meet at the intersection of science and spirituality~ Participation in this retreat begins with an  application to attend This four-day retreat is designed for licensed professionals. The program design focuses on supporting…

Show Up with Love: Nidra and Restorative Yoga

With Libby Nicholaou

June 21 - 23, 2024
Immerse yourself in a supportive environment held by nature and community, as you experience the benefits of restorative yoga and Nidra on this weekend retreat following the Summer Solstice. Restorative yoga is a practice of compassion. The nature of the practice – gentle, soft, supportive – reminds us how to gently care for ourselves. It offers the chance to turn inward and listen deeply to our true radiant being. Yoga Nidra is a practice of remembrance. It offers the opportunity to let go of what we see on the outside and open up to our wisdom within. It guides us…

Foundations of Yoga Nidra: Five Day Immersion

With Tracee Stanley and Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

June 23 - 27, 2024
Experiential Practice and Retreat This immersion is an experiential deep dive into the foundations of Yoga Nidra as a technique. Supported by the wisdom of the subtle body, nature, and yogic philosophy, we will explore cosmic sleep as a path toward deep rest, spiritual awakening, and collective care. This course is available for CEU credits for Yoga Alliance and is a prerequisite for the Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Training.. Your guides, Tracee Stanley (author of Radiant Rest) and Chanti Tacoronte-Perez (author of Yantra Wisdom), share a collective 40 years of Yoga Nidra practice, study, and devotion. The topics covered will…

Ascending the Mystical Mountain: Sonic Tibetan Healing Journey

With Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, LARAAJI, Arji OceAnanda and Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo

July 3 - 7, 2024
This one-of-a-kind retreat weaves together ancient Tibetan teachings, practices and ceremonies with cutting-edge celestial trance music, therapeutic laughter, sound bath and “playshop” experiences, among other inspiring offerings. Master of the Tibetan Nyingma Longchen Nying-Thig lineage, Lama Lhanang Rinpoche teams up with pioneering ambient musicians and sound healers, Swami Laraaji NadaBrahmananda and Arji OceAnanda Cakouros for an immersive healing retreat experience unlike any other. Through the skillful use of chant voice, gong tone performance, celestial zither, intuitive voice, gentle percussive sound textures, and nature sounds, a richly supportive atmosphere will be created as an outer setting for deep inner connection and…

Regenerate + Flow 2.0

With Amy Smith

August 1 - 5, 2024
Join us for a summer weekend retreat immersed in yoga, nature, hiking, meditation, and the outdoors. A retreat is the best moment to clear your mind and reset your energy. This retreat will feature elements of vinyasa yoga, hiking, sweat lodge (optional), meditation, chanting, yoga nidra, Qi Gong, sound healing and more. Amy Smith, owner of Laughing Buddha Hot Yoga in south Jersey, will guide this retreat. Itineraries will be provided to each participant, and each participant is welcome to attend all scheduled programs or create their own getaway. There will be free time to explore the spa and the…

Reclamation: A Writing, Intuition, and Mindfulness Retreat

With Michelle Cassandra Johnson

September 29 - October 2, 2024
Reclamation is a body of work focused on how intuition can guide one in trusting their voice and story and a framework to support them in bringing their writing project to fruition. This retreat is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in nature, move through mindfulness and contemplative practices to support you in deepening your connection with your intuition and remove blocks that may have been in the way of your sharing and trusting your story in the past, and developing a devotional relationship with writing. During this retreat, you will have time to contemplate what writing project you…


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