• 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

Sage Academy of Sound’s 10th Annual Gong Camp

Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux & Lea Garnier

Sep 30 - Oct 03, 2022

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, 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 the 52nd year […]

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Wisdom Warriors Retreat - Living Our Life Like It's Golden

Oct 03 - Oct 05, 2022

This three (3) day retreat brings our tribe of Wisdom Warriors together for an annual gathering to reflect, renew, and reset our intentions for living our life like it’s golden. Using spiritual principles, rituals, music and meditation, we engage in group and individual activities to access new awareness and expanded possibilities. In this joyful gathering […]

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The Life-Force Academy Immersion

Jai Dev Singh

Oct 05 - Oct 09, 2022

Life-Force Academy at Menla This is an in-person, multi-day immersive yoga retreat that will give you the energy, inspiration and momentum to live the life of creativity and purpose that you were designed for. Join Jai Dev Singh and the Life-Force Academy this fall at the majestic Menla Mountain Retreat in the Catskill Mountains of […]

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Autumn Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Rebecca Hooper

Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2022

During this retreat, we will dive into the heart of yoga through asana, pranayama and seated meditation. We will explore the act of doing the asana vs. welcoming the asana. Approaching the breath with curiosity, appreciation and reverence, not only for its power to carve out interior spaces and initiate mudras, but also as an […]

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Dr. Weiss Mindful Living Retreat: Two-Day Immersion

Ron Weiss, M.D. & Asha Gala

Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2022

Join us for a two-day immersion with Dr. Weiss and his team. You will experience the high-level lifestyle he recommends. Dr Weiss’ goal via his primary care practice is to give you the tools to achieve optimal wellness by teaching and applying seven pillars of lifestyle medicine: six pillars from the American College of Lifestyle […]

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Parting Clouds Community Retreat and Senior Student Ordinations

Josh Paynter, Jack Schaefer & Ross Rosen

Oct 16 - Oct 19, 2022

This retreat will mark the first get-together since COVID, allowing Parting Clouds members to re-connect and foster deeper relationships. Additionally, it will serve as the vehicle for ordaining senior students and celebrating this momentous occasion as a community. Workshops and teachings will also take place. Schedule Sunday, October 16th 9 am Ordinees Meet at Daoist […]

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Awakening the Queen: Discover the Life-Changing Gift of Self-Ownership

Michelle Atlas

Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2022

While every woman carries enormous inner strength, we may live as a beggar, looking outside of ourselves for validation, attention, love and guidance. As deep, intuitive women, when we find ourselves unfulfilled, the path to an empowered, creative life can feel like a mystery. The Queen is committed to building her life around the truth […]

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Spark Your Transformation Retreat

With Health Yoga Life Yoga Teacher Team: Stephanie Jones, LeeMarie Kennedy, Purvi Patel, and Julian Yun

Oct 20 - Oct 25, 2022

Curiosity is exciting! Learning something new, is fun and full of forward feeling energy. No matter where you are in this moment-more ease, more awareness, more freedom and power is available to you as you start integrating the tools of transformation into your daily life! A retreat is a journey that gives back to you […]

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Balance Creation: A guided journey connecting mind, body and spirit

Sarah Ireland & Sille Ostergaard

Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2022

Looking for a purposeful getaway stimulating your sense of balance and connection with yourself? Join us on a 3-day retreat in the beautiful Catskill mountains, led by yoga teacher and breathwork instructor Sarah Ireland and balance coach Sille Ostergaard. In a small group of a maximum of 15 participants, we will introduce, instruct and inspire […]

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Vajrayoga 300hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification: Module 1 Immersion

Michele Loew & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2022

Vajra Yoga explores the philosophical and experiential interface between Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Vajra Yoga traditions. If you are looking for a Yoga Teacher Training course that brings in yoga and the meditative sciences from both traditions, this is the course. The journey is deeply educational and spiritually transformational while giving you the practical […]

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Sacred Circles Women’s Retreat: Parting the Veils to Remembrance

Connie Viglietti

Oct 27 - Oct 30, 2022

When women gather together, we remember. When we listen and receive one another, we tune into ecstatic connection and sisterhood reawakens. Together we remember and reclaim our wholeness and sovereignty. Together we create and amplify the life we desire to lead, instead of living or surviving in the one that was created for us. This […]

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Spirit Sisters Yoga & Healing Retreat

Tina Conroy & Dawn Peer

Nov 03 - Nov 06, 2022

Welcome to our Sisterhood! Join us for a transformative weekend of self-discovery and renewal. Below is the itinerary of our days together. Enjoy our offerings of: meditation, yoga, sound healing, workshops, reiki healing and nature hikes. All meals included. Please note: if you would like a spa appointment, it is suggested to schedule an appointment […]

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The Pleasure of Possibility: A Deep Dive Yoga Retreat

Leslie Pearlman & Denise Hopkins

Nov 04 - Nov 06, 2022

What if anything and everything is possible and only as limited as your ability to dream? The problem? We are discouraged from dreaming big. We are told our dream is impractical, unrealistic, audacious, even. So we assume dreaming big is for someone else. We give up, despite the fact that it is within our reach. […]

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Beauty in Balance: Yin-Yang Yoga Retreat

Leah Friedlander

Nov 04 - Nov 06, 2022

Reset and recenter during a balance-focused weekend. Connect with your active yang energy and quiet yin energy in our daily yoga practices. Lean into principles of yoga by connecting with fellow students, making new friends, and soaking in the nature that surrounds us. Explore hiking trails on Menla's land then dive into your meditation practice […]

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R&R: RESTORE AND RECHARGE

Sarah Swanberg DACM LAc, Carolyn Brown MS RD & Aimee Elsner MS, OTR/L 500 hr. ERYT

Nov 06 - Nov 10, 2022

Join Indigo Wellness and Connecticut Power Yoga for a 5-day wellness retreat that will leave you feeling rested, restored, and rejuvenated. What is it: a space to restore and recharge, nourish your mind and body, clear out old stagnant energy and create new space for yourself. What you get: Both vinyasa and restorative yoga, meditation, […]

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Cultivating Resiliency through Aromatics and Somatics Women's Retreat: Tools for Navigating Stressful times

Jade Shutes & Camellia Lee

Nov 10 - Nov 13, 2022

Join Jade and Camellia on an exploration of aromatics, somatic practices and techniques to navigate chronic stress and trauma. In this course, through the lens of Polyvagal Theory, we will delve into an understanding of the body’s stress and trauma response, the power of aromatics and our sense of smell, and somatic practices. This course […]

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Cultivating Joy: A Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Retreat for Couples

Seema Desai, MD, Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW, Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC, Matthias von Reusner, MD, Jeffrey Guss, MD & Rebecca Hendrix

Nov 11 - Nov 13, 2022

Consider this extraordinary opportunity! Partnerships can be hard work, but they can also be the source of the greatest joy and emotional fulfillment in our lives. Poor communication, distrust, relationship conflicts, and struggles with intimacy can make it difficult to access the love, connectedness, and joy we might have once experienced with our partner. Cultivating […]

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Embodying Vitality: A Gentle Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Kate Hagerman

Nov 18 - Nov 20, 2022

“Out of the embodiment process emerges feeling, sensing, thinking, witnessing, understanding and compassion. The source is free; it is love.” – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Nourish and nurture yourself with a gentle Embodied Anatomy and Yoga retreat in the majestic Catskill Mountains. In this healing retreat we will practice: Slow, gradual postures that reduce pain and […]

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OM TARA YOGA GRATITUDE RETREAT

Jacqueline Deflorio-Reid

Nov 18 - Nov 20, 2022

Jacqui is honored and excited to lead Om Tara Yoga Studio’s 4th retreat at Menla. To retreat means to withdraw. We invite you to withdraw from your routine and possibly stressful lives and immerse yourself in nature while practicing yoga, pranayama and meditation. Embrace the deeper study of yoga through philosophy discussions and take home […]

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CULTIVATING WISDOM THROUGH SELF COMPASSION: A DECEMBER RETREAT FOR WOMEN

Paula Evans

Dec 02 - Dec 04, 2022

Mindful self compassion allows us to build a greater sense of our own self worth and awareness, creating greater connection with our bodies and emotions and a stronger presence with all that surrounds us, right here, right now. Strengthen your ability to be present with yourself, just as you are, with loving kindness. Just imagine […]

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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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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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Winter Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Carolyn Christie & Hugh Millard

Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2023

Come participate in the mix of nature and consciousness at Menla Mountain Retreat. Many years of dedicated work toward building a conscious environment that heals humans, animals, plants, streams makes Menla a very special place to go on retreat. Coming to Menla for a weekend of classes is a conscious choice to work in an […]

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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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Vajrayoga 300 Hour Spring Term: Closing Celebration Intensive Immersion

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, Tibetan Book of the Dead, will be explored along with the Hatha yoga Pradipika & […]

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