• 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

Iquwah Bezuyen

Iquwah Bezuyen is a naturalist, master gardener, and homesteader. She’s been caring for plants and animals her whole life. Iquwah breeds praying mantises, has been running greenhouses for 20 plus years and was an outdoor and farm education specialist at Camp Oh/neh/tah in Windham NY, maintaining and planting a biodynamic teaching garden there.

Iquwah was the leadership trainer for 150 participants and staff, and created the camp’s farm program. She was a ginseng farm manager studying with master Bob Beyfuss, plating and caretaking over 300 acres of wild simulated ginseng in the Catskills. She owns and operates her own greenhouse where she starts plants from seed, does cloning, propagation, and pruning. Iquwah grows edible and medicinal mushrooms, is a certified blacksmith and welder, and has her level 1 ‘game of logging’ chainsaw certification from Soren Eriksson.

She has helped multiple ecological clean ups, including in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, planting mangroves, and after hurricane Irene in Prattsville, NY.


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