• Choose from a Variety of Group Retreats

  • Learn from World-Renowned Faculty

  • Reconnect with the Timeless Rhythms of Nature

  • Choose from a Variety of Accommodations Options

  • Forge Meaningful Friendships

  • Take Advantage of our Hiking Trails and Other Amenities

  • Enjoy Delicious Healthy Meals

Retreats

Choose from a variety of weekend and week-long group retreats on Buddhism, yoga, holistic health and wellness, the sacred feminine, shamanism, conscious dying, addiction recovery, and much more. Menla retreats offer you a chance to expand your awareness and learn to live more fully. Re-treat yourself. Forge new friendships with interesting people and reconnect with the timeless rhythms of nature.

 

In addition to classes with world-renowned teachers, enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious healthy cuisine, daily yoga, clean mountain air and water, and a variety of indoor and outdoor amenities. During your free-time, do as little or as much as you like with a host of nature-based activities and wellness experiences to choose from, including unique therapies at our Dewa Spa—infused with the richness of Tibetan art and culture.

 

The list of upcoming retreats below includes both Menla-sponsored programs (which have the Menla logo on the color bars of the program images) as well as programs sponsored by visiting organizations.


UPCOMING RETREATS

Sound Healing Immersion Retreat

Maga Villarreal

Dec 09 - Dec 11, 2022

Have you ever wanted to dive deep into the practice of Sound Healing? Are you curious about how it works and how can you incorporate it into your daily practice? If your answer is YES, this retreat is for you! Join our weekend Sound Healing Immersion Retreat as we will study and explore this ancient […]

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Kālachakra Fitness Retreat: the Flower Ornament, Vajrayoga and Dzogchen Connection

Robert A.F. Thurman & Michele Loew

Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2022

Reciting and exploring together the outer, inner, and alternate dimensions of the Kālachakra Tantra in this special study and practice intensive, we will focus on the unexcelled yoga creation stage practice, aiming to refresh our closeness to the Lama-Deity and the great mandala. With Michele Loew leading a number of practice sessions, Padma Shri Acharya […]

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Dreaming 2023: Annual New Year’s Dharma, Yoga, Kirtan & Astrology Celebration

Michele Loew, Krishna Das, Nina Rao, Alexander Mallon, Alberto Villoldo Ph.D, Marcela Lobos, Sharon Salzberg, Andrew Holecek, Jai Dev Singh & Robert A.F. Thurman

Dec 27 - Jan 01, 2023

Celebrate the New Year with friends of Tibet House US | Menla, a 15 year tradition! This New Year’s marks the first time since the pandemic began when our community will gather in person again to ring in the new year in the magic garden secret valley of the Medicine Buddha, Menla. Party, practice, and […]

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The Miraculous Health Retreat

Helen Birney

Jan 14 - Jan 16, 2023

You are healthy and strong. What happens when you truly believe it? A weekend retreat for women who want their health to feel easy, aligned, and impactful. It's time to stop playing small with weight loss and fitness goals and learn how to get the most out of your life with miraculous health at the […]

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Deep Space Soundscape: a Yoga and Sound Retreat

John Minks, Billy Pinkerton & Anne Marie Miller

Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2023

“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 Khan Are you ready to […]

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Sthira Sukha Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Carolyn Christie & Hugh Millard

Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2023

Join Carolyn Christie and Hugh Millard this coming Presidents’ Day weekend to focus on the practice of asana as a means of working toward practical integration of body, breath and mind. Yoga done with this intent leads us to a subtle and sublime state of being. Quiet, aware stability in asana creates the space for […]

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Death Doula Training

Henry Fersko-Weiss

Mar 26 - Mar 30, 2023

Learn from the person who sparked the contemporary end-of-life doula movement. Death is a reality that all of us will eventually face. How we face it will make the difference between a “good death” and one overshadowed by fear, loneliness, regret, and confusion. In our society, death is seen as a medical event instead of the […]

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Releasing into Presence: A Meditation, Mantra, Music & Movement Retreat

Nina Rao & Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

Mar 30 - Apr 02, 2023

Join us for a healing and rejuvenating retreat where we will slow down, take time for ourselves and experience the benefits that mantra, meditation, music, and movement have to offer our body, mind, and soul. By caring for ourselves, we are fortified to care for and simply be with others in a good way. Nina and […]

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Medicine Buddha Rejuvenation Retreat

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang & Robert A.F. Thurman

Apr 07 - Apr 12, 2023

Tantric Ngagpa Lama Doctor, Yuthok Yonten Gonpo the Younger (1126-1202 CE), transmitted the Buddha’s medical knowledge and teaching developed over 17 centuries by learned and enlightened mendicant and lay physicians in various kingdoms in the Indian subcontinent, revealed outside Vaishali city by Shākyamuni Buddha and transformed for the occasion into the dark blue sapphire-colored radiant […]

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Skillful Action in Iyengar Yoga

Jessica Becker

Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2023

Through asana and pranayama practice, we will explore the nature of skillful action. Every yoga posture is captured in T.S. Eliot's words, "We must be still and still moving into another intensity." Iyengar Yoga offers deep and transformative study into intensity through the essential stillness and ease of yoga postures that comes with skillful action […]

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Cultivating the Joy of Sexuality & Intimacy: a Ketamine-assisted Retreat for Couples

Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, Sylvia Rosenfeld LCSW, Seema Desai, MD, Matthias von Reusner, MD, David Gumpel M.A, Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC & Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW

Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2023

This is a safe, structured retreat designed by Jayne Gumpel LCSW and led by a staff of licensed and highly-experienced couples therapists and physicians in the beautiful Catskill Mountains at MENLA Retreat and Spa. Sylvia Rosenfeld LCSW, a lead facilitator at this retreat, is an Imago trained, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, with more than 40 […]

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Reconnect & Rejuvenate

Heather Rice & Denise Mihalik

Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2023

Reconnect & Rejuvenate this spring with Heather and Denise on the healing grounds of Menla. Embedded amidst soothing streams and forests, Menla provides the perfect getaway to relax, rejuvenate and reboot! As mother nature begins to awaken from the depths of winter and begins to pulse energy back into our hemisphere, may we also come together in […]

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Building Capacity For Safety & Joy

Luis Mojica

May 05 - May 07, 2023

Safety comes from inside of our bodies. Think of all the times your environment was peaceful or you were around loving people, yet your body was still bracing or experiencing anxiety. There’s a good reason for this. When we have trauma and chronic stress, our bodies live in a state of bracing from remembered and […]

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Deepening Our Simplicity Parenting Support: For Simplicity Parenting Coaches, Group Leader and Care Professionals

Kim John Payne

May 18 - May 19, 2023

This is a unique opportunity for Simplicity Parenting support practitioners to gather together in a world renown retreat center and attend a workshop led by Kim John Payne. In this workshop Kim will facilitate an exploration in how to meet the changing needs of the parents we support, either in Group Leader led gatherings, individual […]

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Deep Simplicity in Parenting

Kim John Payne

May 19 - May 21, 2023

In this workshop, Kim explains why less is more and presents five simplicity pathways you can take to help your child feel calmer, happier and more secure. This is the theme and the workshop which provided the inspiration for Kim’s book by the same name (published in August 2009 & 2019 2nd ed.). It presents […]

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The Fundamental Principles Of SoundHealing from the Ancient Shamanic Tradition to New Science Followed by Tuning Fork Studies

John Beaulieu, ND, PhD & Lea Garnier

May 19 - May 21, 2023

TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 1 of 3 The Certification program is spread over 3 weekend intensives equaling 100 hours of training with pioneers who will show you how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a SoundHealer. With a certificate from Sage Academy of Sound, students will be better equipped […]

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Vajrayoga 300 Hour Spring Term: Closing Celebration Intensive

Robert A.F. Thurman & Michele Loew

May 30 - Jun 05, 2023

Join us for the closing term of our Vajrayoga school. Spring term we will study Vajrayana Tantra and the Vajra body in depth and expand our study of comparative Hatha yoga and non-dual traditions. Kalachakra, Yamantaka, Guhyasamaja-Esoteric Community Tantra, Chakrasamvara, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead will be explored along with the Hatha yoga […]

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Friends of Fungi

John Michelotti, Erwin Karl, Gabriela D’Elia & Aubrey Carter

Jun 02 - Jun 04, 2023

From the largest living organism in the world to the creation of soil, fungi play an essential role for life on earth. They have been recycling and helping to heal the planet for centuries. Now we can partner with fungi to improve our lives through appreciating the food and medicines this extraordinary kingdom has to […]

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Cultivating Joy: a Ketamine-assisted Therapy Retreat for Individuals

Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, Sylvia Rosenfeld LCSW, Seema Desai, MD, Matthias von Reusner, MD, David Gumpel M.A, Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC & Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW

Jun 08 - Jun 11, 2023

Welcome to Cultivate Joy ~ A Ketamine Assisted and Mindfulness Retreat for Individuals looking to Cultivate Joy in everyday life. This is a safe, structured retreat led by a staff of licensed and highly-experienced therapists and physicians in the beautiful Catskill Mountains at MENLA Retreat and Spa. ~Meet at the intersection of science and spirituality~ […]

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Awaken Radiance Retreat

Tracee Stanley & Shawn J. Moore

Jun 22 - Jun 25, 2023

Awaken Radiance is a deep dive into the wisdom of practicing resting in nature, communing with the elements, and offering gratitude to Earth. This retreat will be an exploration of the practice of nature as our primary and most sacred teacher. Inspired by the teachings of the sage Dattatreya, we will practice yoga nidra, rest, […]

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Holotropic Breathwork® & Nature Immersion Workshop: a Journey into Expanding Consciousness and Rewilding in Nature

Dr. Laurane McGlynn & Dr. Tom Francescott

Jun 26 - Jun 29, 2023

In a safe and supportive space, surrounded by the beautiful Catskill mountains, Drs. Laurane and Tom guide you in a group experience of diving deep within to reconnect to self, others, and nature for healing and wisdom. In this Double Breathwork workshop, each person will experience four Holotropic Breathwork® sessions (two as a breather/two as […]

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Sacred Metals: Standing Gongs/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Bells & Shruti Songs

Lea Garnier

Jul 28 - Jul 30, 2023

TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 2 of 3 The Certification program teaches how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a Sound Healer. With a certificate from The Sage Academy of Sound, students should be better equipped to serve as practitioners, specialists, volunteers, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary […]

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Building Capacity for Safety & Joy

Luis Mojica

Aug 25 - Aug 27, 2023

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Crystal Core Awareness with Crystal Bowls, Pyramids & Singing Crystal Consciousness

Lea Garnier

Aug 25 - Aug 27, 2023

TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 3 of 3 The Certification program teaches how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a Sound Healer. With a certificate from The Sage Academy of Sound, students should be better equipped to serve as practitioners, specialists, volunteers, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary […]

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Friends of Fungi

John Michelotti, Erwin Karl, Gabriela D’Elia & Aubrey Carter

Sep 08 - Sep 10, 2023

From the largest living organism in the world to the creation of soil, fungi play an essential role for life on earth. They have been recycling and helping to heal the planet for centuries. Now we can partner with fungi to improve our lives through appreciating the food and medicines this extraordinary kingdom has to […]

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Go Deeper Retreat

Liza Bertini & Michelle Dalbec

Sep 29 - Oct 01, 2023

Join Michelle Dalbec and Liza Bertini, Co-Founders of the Thread Yoga Collective, for a weekend to dive into the inquiry of yoga and life. At the turn of the season, a time that represents the transition from outward to inward, it is a perfect time to pause, reflect, and nurture ourselves. Enjoy blissful days filled […]

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Sage Academy of Sound’s 11th Annual Gong Camp Intensive

Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux

Sep 29 - Oct 02, 2023

This is an opportunity and an invitation for SoundHealers and yogis wanting to embody the science of Nada Yoga, and study Gong Kriya, Gong Yoga. Since 1969, 88 year old Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux has spread the gong, its uses and methods to new students of Holistic Resonance around the world. This year marks […]

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