• 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

Valerie Zimring Schneiderman

Valerie Schneiderman (ERYT-500) has studied ashtanga yoga for over 28 years and  was the owner/director of The Yoga Shala in Ridgefield, CT from 2001 to 2018.  Valerie believes that the traditional yogic teachings of mindful movement,  breathing technique and meditation are of benefit to all interested practitioners,  regardless of age, technical ability or level of experience. At its heart, Yoga is about  getting to know one’s true nature…a place of joy, stillness, abundance and well being. Valerie’s goal as a teacher is to gather people together in community and  share the traditional teachings that have been transformative in her own life…those  practices which enhance and support mental, physical and spiritual growth and  well-being. It is with a deep sense of gratitude and commitment to the teachings,  that she invites interested students to join her on retreat at Menla.  


375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464