• 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, learn to live more fully, 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…


UPCOMING RETREATS

The Art & Science of Yoga

Carolyn Christie, Hugh Millard & Michael G. Burbank

Feb 14 - Feb 17, 2020

Seen as an open-ended, ongoing, experiential search within the context of a systematic path of ever-deepening levels of practice, yoga can be seen as both an art and science. In ancient India, yogas--both physical and internal--were taught and practiced by practitioners from all schools, whether Vedist, Buddhist, or Jain. In contemporary times [...]

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Get Hygge : Snowshoe & Spa Getaway

Sandra Garfinkel

Feb 14 - Feb 17, 2020

Get cozy this Valentine's Day - treat your honey, or just yourself, to a fun, nurturing, and invigorating spa and snowshoe retreat in the Catskills. We will be practicing hygge - the Danish art of being cozy, a conscious practice which contributes to the Danes' having such a famously happy culture. Wake up with morning […]

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Ati Yoga: The Mirror of Light

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang & Robert A.F. Thurman

Feb 28 - Mar 02, 2020

Literally meaning the ‘utmost yoga,’ Ati Yoga (Tibetan: Dzogchen) is the pinnacle of Buddhist Vajrayana practice. It is the most simple, direct and profound path to reveal the primordial wisdom, which is our basic nature. In this three day practice-centered retreat, Dr. Nida offers Ati Yoga instruction according to Tibet’s great 12th century physician and […]

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Tsaloong Trulkhor: Tibetan Channels and Winds Yoga

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang & Robert A.F. Thurman

Mar 02 - Mar 05, 2020

Tsaloong trulkhor, meaning the ‘magic wheel of channels and winds,’ refers to a system of Tibetan classical yogic practices that work with visualization, breath, and physical exercises. It awakens the channels, energy, and consciousness (body, energy, and mind) designed to awaken your deepest truest nature. For the first time in the United States, Dr. Nida […]

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Kālachakra Tantra Study & Practice Intensive

Robert A.F. Thurman, Michele Loew & Michael G. Burbank

Mar 06 - Mar 15, 2020

Robert Thurman vividly brings to life the many dimensions of the Kālachakra Tantra in this special series of study and practice Intensives, which focus on familiarizing practitioners with a traditional Kālachakra Mind Mandala sadhana practice which Dr. Thurman himself uses and deeply explores with all participants. This retreat is intended and reserved for those who have participated […]

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Calling All Mesa Carriers: Global Ceremonies, Celebrations & Wisdom Teachings

Julie Hannon, Wake Wheeler, Heidi McBratney, Kinlen Wheeler, Heidi Fokine & Amina Meineker

Mar 19 - Mar 22, 2020

There is a call that’s being made - to create new maps with consciousness and love, to be of service to our Pachamama and the Cosmos.  As a Mesa Carrier, you are deeply connected to the Hampe Munay (healing Love) that fills your personal healing bundle and connects you to the stone altars across time. […]

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Channels of Acupuncture : Exploring the Road Maps of Development and Sustenance

Linda Boggie DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA

Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2020

During this retreat, we will follow the flow of our lives and our animals through the exploration of the Channels of Acupuncture.  These Channels are the road maps for our development and are the sustenance for every individual, both animal and human.  We will explore these channels through lectures given by Linda Boggie, DVM, a […]

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Subtler Shifts: Steady Awareness in Practice and Life

Elena Brower

Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2020

This weekend journey will offer your body and mind a comprehensive reset. From asana to meditation, active movement to nidra, explore what it means to cultivate the subtler shifts within you to welcome a sweet freedom in your daily life. Schedule Friday, March 27th 3 - 8pm Check- in 6 - 7pm Dinner 7:15pm Welcome Program/Practice Saturday, March […]

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Aquarian Medicine Wheel-West Direction

Dr. Lorraine Olivero-Brodeur & Rich Brodeur

Apr 02 - Apr 05, 2020

WELCOME TO THE WEST! Now that you have shed the burdens of past life stories and imprints, step into the power and beauty of "YOU" with grace and fearlessness! Continue on your transformational journey of a lifetime in the Aquarian Medicine Wheel... This WEST class represents the second direction of our Aquarian Medicine Wheel journey […]

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Deep Ecology & Dirty Hands as a Path to Nature Based Solutions: 7 Weekend Option

Lisa Taranto

Apr 03 - Apr 05, 2020

An 8 month intermittent weekend apprenticeship at Menla, with Lisa Taranto  Crisis & solutions. What language and tools do we need to step into the unknown together? How can we apply the concepts and actions of deep ecology to our daily lives? Explore and deepen your ability to connect to your own ecological community, using […]

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Deep Ecology & Dirty Hands as a Path to Nature Based Solutions: 5 Weekend Option

Lisa Taranto

Apr 03 - Apr 05, 2020

An 8 month intermittent weekend apprenticeship at Menla, with Lisa Taranto  Crisis & solutions. What language and tools do we need to step into the unknown together? How can we apply the concepts and actions of deep ecology to our daily lives? Explore and deepen your ability to connect to your own ecological community, using […]

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Deep Ecology & Dirty Hands as a Path to Nature Based Solutions: Full Program 9 Weekends

Lisa Taranto

Apr 03 - Apr 05, 2020

An 8 month intermittent weekend apprenticeship at Menla, with Lisa Taranto  Crisis & solutions. What language and tools do we need to step into the unknown together? How can we apply the concepts and actions of deep ecology to our daily lives? Explore and deepen your ability to connect to your own ecological community, using […]

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5th Annual Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Matt Dreyfus CIYT

Apr 16 - Apr 19, 2020

As spring arrives in the mountains, spend a weekend opening and reawakening yourself from the inside out. This beautiful and inspiring setting is the perfect place to transition out of winter and cultivate a positive and open state of being for the times ahead. This retreat is offering a two day option Check-in Friday April […]

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Recharge-Retool-Reconnect: A retreat for educational leaders

Shannon Pitcher-Boyea & Dr. Robert Dillon

Apr 16 - Apr 18, 2020

A Healthy Weekend of Ideas, Exploration and Conversation for Education Leaders. Join us in a beautiful space to retool, recharge and reconnect. Leading schools is exciting, challenging work. As a servant leader, you are thinking about others and bringing the best growth and results to the organization. This can often lead to putting your own […]

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Mindful Leadership for the 21st Century

Janice Marturano & Patricio Barriga

Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2020

As leaders in an organization, we are charged with the responsibility of creating environments in which our colleagues and teams are nurtured and energized, our organizations innovate and flourish and the relationship with our consumers/clients/ patients/customers is built on a foundation of mutual trust and satisfaction. This is quite a complex assignment in a world […]

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Spiritual Retreat

Jake Woodard

Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2020

A transformational experience to activate deep healing, release blockages and cultivate inner peace The Conference Center is our main place of meeting and all of the group activities will be held there. All meals are conducted at the Lhasa dining hall. Please be on time for all activities so you don’t interrupt the group. Doors […]

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Menla Spring Cleanse Getaway

Kersten Chisti Dryden, HHC

Apr 29 - May 03, 2020

In this Getaway from April 29 - May 3, Certified Health Coach Chisti Dryden will guide you on a holistic nutritional cleanse retreat.  Do you want to feel younger and more vital? Wake up fresh and energetic in the morning? Sleep soundly at night and be at peace during the day? Trim down for summer? Optimize your […]

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Volunteer Hiking Trailwork Weekend

Michael G. Burbank

Apr 30 - May 03, 2020

Long before Tibet House was gifted the 325-acre Menla property, an extensive web of hiking trails allowed guests to experience the magic, serenity, and natural splendor of our enchanted forest. With the help of intrepid volunteers over the years, we have restored several of the old trails on our property completely, and each year we […]

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Passion and Compassion: Caregiving as Spiritual Practice

Dale Borglum

May 14 - May 17, 2020

Approaching caregiving as spiritual work on oneself is a powerful tool for transformation in our modern world. This attitude deepens the quality of care that we can give and helps us avoid burnout. In this workshop we will use guided meditation, experiential exercises, group discussion, and lecture material to explore together the following topics: grief […]

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Heaven Holds Earth Qigong & Mudras: A Practice to Bring Harmony between Yin & Yang

Nadiya Nottingham

May 15 - May 17, 2020

Qigong has been called the ‘grandparent’ of Tai Chi.  It is the essence of the forces of creation, heaven, earth and all life.  The microcosmic orbit is a loop of energy within the body on the path of the chakras which allies and balances our yin/yang, fire/water, the night and day of our natural circadian […]

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FTI & Treebath Forest Bathing Guide Training

Alex Geese, Nicole Elmgart, Shirley Gleeson & Oskar Elmgart

May 17 - May 22, 2020

During this immersive experience you will learn guiding techniques based on a scientific supported framework and the latest international research. During the course of the training, you will learn to enhance your awareness of your relationship with nature that supports your healing, meaning and purpose. You will leave equipped with a specific framework to guide […]

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INTUITION AND YOU - VEDIC MEDITATION RETREAT - MEMORIAL DAY LONG WEEKEND

Neil Kirkbride, Melanie Kirkbride & The Soft Road

May 22 - May 25, 2020

For almost everyone, the level of choice and decision-making faced each day provokes some level of anxiety, self-doubt, and procrastination. Round and round we go.... research, analyse, question, doubt, and repeat – depleting our energies and wasting precious time! Given that choice and decision-making are central to the human experience, a powerful expression of our […]

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Death and the Art of Dying: A Journey into the Bardos of Life and Beyond

Andrew Holecek & Robert A.F. Thurman

May 29 - Jun 05, 2020

Join Andrew Holecek and guest lecturer Robert Thurman at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York for "The Art of Dying: A Journey into the Bardos of Life and Beyond", an all-levels week-long retreat.

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Maha Vidya: an Exploration of the Wisdom Goddesses of Tantra

Saumya Lauren Toolin

Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2020

Maha Vidya are the ten wisdom goddesses in the Tantric tradition. They are expressions of divine reality, time and consciousness, and as archetypes are powerful guides for our own inner awakening, self expression and universal connection. Experience their transformational capacity through lecture, mantra, hatha yoga and meditation. Schedule Friday, June 5th      3 - […]

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Transformational Breath: Level V

Judith Kravitz

Jun 19 - Jun 26, 2020

TEACHERS TRAINING Effective presentation skills * Teaching from a place of mission * Group dynamics and leadership Organizing material and structuring your program * Supporting the various ways in which people learn Expanding your capacity to lead from the heart * Clarification of goals and the power of Intention Express yourself authentically from the heart […]

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Buddha and the Yogis: Freedom on the Path to Compassion

Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor & Robert A.F. Thurman

Jun 28 - Jul 03, 2020

Diving deeply into the complementary teachings of Mahayana Buddhism and classical Indian thought, we find at the core the common ground of cultivating compassion within the context of daily life. This turns out to be an essential step toward peeling away layers of confusion and habitual ways of thinking and acting that keep us stuck […]

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Return to the Mother

Alison Sinatra, Summer Deaver, Dr. Kelly Jennings, Natavi Orion, Jessica Caplan, Miguel Mendez, Rochelle Schieck, Jill Pettijohn, Lynn Schauwecker & Space Guardians

Jul 23 - Jul 26, 2020

Return to the Mother is a collective healing experience. This retreat was born from Return of the Queen, an annual gathering of over 50 women held in Dutchess County from 2017 - 2019 created by Alison Sinatra. Now, with Return to the Mother, we are turning our focus to the Earth and all of splendor. […]

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Kula Yoga

Nikki Vilella, Alex Auder & Erin Dudley

Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2020

Many moons ago we created Camp Kula for the urban dweller who couldn’t manage to carve out a full 90-120 minutes for their daily yoga practice. The concept: set aside the time to go deep with two daily Kula Flow classes and two daily workshops aimed at unearthing the more esoteric parts of the practice. […]

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Transformational Breath: Personal Seminar

Judith Kravitz

Aug 16 - Aug 21, 2020

This Personal Seminar presents the finest tools, transformational skills and techniques to facilitate your rapid realization of higher consciousness. THIS POWERFUL, LIFE CHANGING SEMINAR and RETREAT includes: DAILY BREATHING SESSIONS * TONING & SOUND HEALING * BREATH AND MOVEMENT * BYRON KATIE’S “THE WORK” * FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH POSTURES * BREATHING ANALYSIS * ABUNDANCE PROGRAM […]

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Transformational Breath: Level IVA

Judith Kravitz

Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2020

FACILITATOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING The Certification Program provides:  In-depth personal tutoring and mentoring from the founder of the Transformational Breath® process.  Knowledge, skills, and application of Transformational Breath® on a professional level, through exposure, with immediate feedback. Advanced breathing analysis techniques.  Enlightened coaching skills.  Expansion of intuitive capabilities.  Accelerated personal growth and evolution through the reflective […]

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