• 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

  • Standard Single – $1,288.00
  • Standard Triple (Shared Room) – $1,246.00
  • Standard Quad (Shared Room) – $1,218.00

Address: 375 Panterkill Road PO Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States

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Floresta Breathwork & Indigenous Medicine Ceremony

With Rob Israel and Alia

April 14 - 16, 2023

This is a three-day 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.

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 trauma response being alleviated from breathwork sessions.

Floresta is a team of clinicians, doctors, coaches, pioneers and those that dare to be the change that is required within mental health and psychiatry. We are here to facilitate an increase in awareness and consciousness as we blend Western medical and psychotherapeutic methods with diverse Eastern and Indigenous practices. Working with the medicine of breathwork can allow for clarity, healing, insight and creating with choice.

Breathwork assists in rewiring the neural network within the brain for a mental reset, which allows you to create your life through endless possibilities, magic and revolutionary breakthroughs.

You are welcome to book a 10 minute exploratory call with our Integration Facilitator here to learn more and see if this retreat is for you. If you are interested in booking the retreat we require you to meet someone from the Floresta team first. You may book with our Integration Facilitator here. Please note space is limited as this is an intimate retreat.

For additional information please visit: https://www.florestaretreat.com/

What to Expect:

3 Guided Breathwork Sessions

3 Group Integration Circles

1 Indigenous Medicine Ceremony

1 Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony


Yoga and Movement

Guided Nature Walk


Friday, April 14

  • 2 pm Arrival and Check-in
  • 3 – 4 pm Introductions and Preparation for Session
  • 4 – 6 pm Breathwork Session and Integration Circle
  • 6 – 7 pm Dinner
  • 8:30 pm Bonfire with Indigenous Medicine Ceremony

Saturday, April 15

  • 8 – 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 10 am Movement and Qi Gong
  • 10 am – 12 pm Breathwork Session
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 2 – 4:30 pm Nature Walk
  • 4:30 – 6 pm Integration Circle
  • 6 – 7 pm Dinner
  • 8 pm Indigenous Medicine Ceremony with Cacao

Sunday, April 17

  • 7 – 11 am Check-out of rooms
  • 8 – 9 am Breakfast
  • 10 – 12:30 pm Breathwork Session  and Closing Circle
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 3 pm Departure

*Please note that schedule is subject to change. 


Rob Israel
Rob Israel has dedicated his life to studying transformation. A devoted meditation practitioner since his teenage years, in 1994 Rob committed to his Zen training and moved to New York to study with renowned Zen master John Daido Loori. Always fueled by a passion for personal growth, Rob’s continual self-inquiry blossomed into service to others as a Breathworker and Transformational Coach. He firmly believes that freedom, balance and well-being can be attained by everyone. Rob has found Breathwork to be a powerful and direct route to creating breakthroughs in body, mind and spirit and importantly, in people’s everyday lives.
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Alia joins the community from a place of passion, spiritual knowledge, and personal lessons. As an Energy Medium, Healer and Certified Life Coach, Alia’s main focus is on Spirituality, Psychedelic Integration and Holistic Healing. Throughout many years of her life, Alia has worked with Psychedelic Medicine and has studied under expert Spiritual and Shamanic Leaders around the world. Her approach is to allow you to see yourself through the eye of the universe – body mind and spirit. Alia’s mission is to help guide you towards fulfillment, love, happiness, and deep connection.
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