The Deep Space Experience - Cosmic Forest: A sound, yoga and breathwork retreat

August 02 - August 04, 2024

John Minks

Billy Pinkerton

Anne Marie Miller

“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 KhanAre you ready to go Deep again? We invite you to the 5th Deep Space Retreat, an immersive exploration of sound, yoga, and breathwork set in the magic of 330 acres of pristine mountain forests. Join us for three days of rejuvenation, expansion, and bliss, including breathwork meditations, vinyasa and restorative yoga, and Deep Space sound baths. Sound is coupled with yoga and meditation to deepen the experience and raise auric vibrations to new heights.The warm weather will allow us to take advantage of the outdoors with forest bathing by the stream coupled with sounds of the Gong and Didgeridoo. Providing a fun, nurturing environment to restore and renew our physical, mental, and emotional bodies, we’ll release tension in our nervous system, cultivate loving Hygge, and find peaceful spaciousness.While our daily schedule includes yoga, meditation, and sound baths, there will also be time to explore all that Menla has to offer, including hiking, the world-class Dewa spa, crystalline cold plunge, and bursting gardens. Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Catskill mountains, this is a precious opportunity to explore our Deep Space internally and with one another.This is a retreat for all levels of experience.
ScheduleFriday, August 2
  • 3 - 6 pm Arrival & Check-in
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 - 9 pm Deep Space Sound Bath
  • 9:15 - 10:15 pm Smores by the fire
Saturday, August 3
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 10 - 11:30 am Yoga + Sound Outside
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Free Time For Relaxation, Forest Bathing, and Spa
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 2 - 3 pm Breath work
  • 3 - 6 pm Free Time For Relaxation, Forest Bathing, and Spa
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 - 9 pm Deep Space Sound Bath
Sunday, August 4
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of Rooms
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 10 - 11:30 am Yoga and Deep Space Sound Bath
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch & Departure
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.


John Minks

John Minks is a gifted musician with over 15 years of exploring and studying the healing power of sound.  John’s first experience with sound healing was in Amsterdam in 2006.  Since then, his tone quest has taken him from the Brazilian Rainforest to the islands of Hawai’i a...

Billy Pinkerton

Billy Pinkerton has been practicing, studying, and teaching vinyasa and restorative yoga for nearly a decade in studios, corporate offices, retreats and private sessions.  His background as a yoga teacher, athlete and businessman gives him a unique perspective on how to make yog...

Anne Marie Miller

Anne Marie Miller is a gifted percussionist and Djembe player, exploring the power of sound as a healing modality for over 10 years. In deepening her connection with the drum through the study of Brazilian shamanic music, she recognizes the drumbeat as a maternal, vibratory vehic...



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