September 09 - September 11, 2022

Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP

Rob Israel

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 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 Sessions3 Group Integration Circles1 Indigenous Medicine Ceremony1 Native American Sweat Lodge CeremonyMeditationYoga and Movement
Guided Nature Walk

Friday, September 9th
  • 2 pm Arrival and Check-in
  • 3 - 4 pm Gather and Introductions
  • 4 - 6 pm Breathwork Session and Experiential Process Session
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 8:30 pm Bonfire and Integration Circle
Saturday, September 10th
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9 - 10 am Yoga and Preparation for Morning Session
  • 10 am - 12 pm Breathwork Session and Experiential Process Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3 pm Free time for Relaxation, Nature Walk and Spa
  • 3 - 6 pm Traditional Native American Sweat Lodge
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 8 pm Music Integration Circle and Indigenous Medicine Ceremony
Sunday, September 11th
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of rooms
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 10 - 11:30 am Breathwork Session
  • 11:30 am Closing Circle
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 3 pm Departure
*Please note that schedule is subject to change. 


Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP

Shannon, is a Board Certified Holistic Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a whole new take on psychiatry. She applies her background in meditation, shamanism, indigenous medicine, functional medicine, yoga and energy medicine to create game changing possibilities i...

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 gro...



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