• 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

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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Refuge in the Nature of the Heart: a Mantra, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Nature

Nina Rao, Claudia Welch, Keli Lalita Reddy & Genevieve Walker

Mar 30 - Apr 02, 2023

Join Nina Rao, Claudia Welch, Keli Lalita Reddy, and Genevieve Walker 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 […]

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Embodying the Inconceivable Liberation: The Non-Dual Wisdom and Art of Growing Altruistic Community

Robert A.F. Thurman, Joseph (Joe) Loizzo , M.D., Ph.D. & Pilar Jennings, Ph.D

Mar 31 - Apr 02, 2023

The profound and magnificent teachings of self-transcendent wisdom and compassion are the jewel at the heart of the Nalanda tradition preserved in Tibet. Powerful methods for transcending our default self-enclosure and becoming awakened altruists (bodhisattvas) are no longer luxuries in a world whose future increasingly depends on the cultivation of universal empathy and responsibility for […]

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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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Floresta Breathwork & Indigenous Medicine Ceremony

Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP & Rob Israel

Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2023

This is a three-day 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. Breathwork is a way of […]

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Loving Kindness Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Gemma Farrell

Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2023

"Let our boundless love pervade the whole universe, above, below, and across. Our love will know no obstacles. " - The Metta Sutta Please join us as we awaken the unconditional, inclusive, and wise love acceptance that is already within each of us. Together we will explore the teachings on loving kindness (metta) and invite […]

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Love in Action: the Altruistic Spirit of Christ and Buddha

Andrew Harvey, Ph.D. & Robert A.F. Thurman

Apr 20 - Apr 23, 2023

Andrew Harvey and Robert Thurman are great old friends who have been sharing their insights and passions for over 30 years and who taught a very galvanizing course on the Shift Network on the Buddha and the Christ. Both of them are aware that humanity has come to its defining evolutionary ordeal manifesting through its […]

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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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R&R: AWAKEN

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

May 04 - May 07, 2023

Join Indigo Wellness Group and Connecticut Power Yoga for a 3-day wellness retreat to help you awaken into spring feeling restored and recharged. 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 […]

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

Sarah Ireland & Sille Ostergaard

May 05 - May 07, 2023

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. We specialize in turning imbalance into clarity and flow, guided by a holistic approach to mind, […]

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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, Parenting Coaches, Group Leader and Care Professionals 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 […]

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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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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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Sound Healing Immersion Retreat

Maga Villarreal

May 26 - May 28, 2023

Have you ever wanted to dive deeply into the practice of Sound Healing? Are you curious about how it works and how you can 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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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: a Hiking, Foraging, & Mushroom Cultivation Retreat

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, James Lawer, Jeffrey Guss, MD, David Gumpel M.A, Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW, Matthias von Reusner, MD & Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC

Jun 08 - Jun 11, 2023

Welcome to Cultivate Joy ~ A Ketamine Assisted and Mindfulness Retreat for Inspired 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 […]

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Iyengar Yoga Weekend Retreat

Eve Holbrook

Jun 15 - Jun 18, 2023

Yoga asanas and pranayama offer us the tools to move from the periphery to the core of our being. It is a lifetime practice that continually deepens our understanding and ability to touch the inner layers of ourselves. Join Iyengar teacher Eve Holbrook for a combination of practice that progresses and the settling that occurs […]

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12th Annual Sage SoundHealing Intensive

Tito LaRosa, Lea Garnier, Billy Martin, Jessica Caplan, Eric Fraser & Angell Deer

Jun 22 - Jun 25, 2023

The world’s foremost experts in the art and science of sound healing will come together to immerse retreat participants in the sacred power of sound. Under the guidance of these remarkable scholars, doctors, healers, and sound practitioners, students will explore the healing potential of Tuning Forks, Crystal Bowls and Pyramids, Tibetan Bowls, Sacred Gongs and […]

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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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Seeing with Your Heart Alchemical Constellations Training and Facilitator Certification

Emily Blefeld, LICSW & Dan Cohen, PhD

Jul 09 - Jul 14, 2023

See with Your Heart. Live from Your Heart. Lead Through Your Heart. Emily Blefeld and Dan Cohen’s Seeing with Your Heart Alchemical Constellations Training and Facilitator Certification is designed for individuals ready to untie the tangled threads of past generational sorrows, free themselves to live into the possibilities of spontaneous creation, and expand their lives, […]

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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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ELEVATE: Here and Now Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Michelle Cavanagh, Jane Apostol & Sommer Chetty

Jul 31 - Aug 03, 2023

Elevate yourself into the fresh mountain air of the Catskills in upstate New York. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or beginner, join us to deepen your yoga practice, awaken your spirit, and rise to the special occasion of a 4-day, 3-night all-inclusive yoga and wellness retreat in this most lovely secluded setting. This summer […]

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The Zen of Therapy: the Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Mark Epstein, M.D. & Robert A.F. Thurman

Aug 18 - Aug 20, 2023

In the early part of his career, Dr. Epstein kept his beliefs as a Buddhist separate from his work as a psychiatrist. But as he became more forthcoming with his patients about his personal spiritual leanings, he was surprised how many of them were eager to learn more. The divisions between the psychological, emotional, and […]

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Building Capacity for Safety & Joy

Luis Mojica

Aug 25 - Aug 27, 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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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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Living in Alignment: Spiritual Coaching & Yoga Retreat

Laina Florio & Katy Annulli

Sep 06 - Sep 10, 2023

Join us for a healing and rejuvenating retreat where we will slow down, take time for ourselves and experientially practice techniques to evolve and find balance in our mind, body and spirit. The benefits of yoga and meditation have profound effects on our mental and emotional well-being. Laina’s EVOLVE Coaching workshops are designed to support […]

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Friends of Fungi: a Hiking, Foraging, & Mushroom Cultivation Retreat

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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Simplicity Yoga: A Yoga, Hiking & Sound Healing retreat

Rosanne Ferraiuolo

Sep 28 - Oct 01, 2023

Our goal on this retreat is to stimulate the senses to purge negative energies from the body and refill ourselves with the energy of natural healing, peace, and purpose.  This retreat will incorporate yoga, meditation, reiki, and sound healing, with hiking in the mountains that surround Menla.  During this retreat, you can expect twice daily […]

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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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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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Vajra Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training 2023-2024: Fall Immersion

Michele Loew & Robert A.F. Thurman

Nov 06 - Nov 13, 2023

September 22, 2023 to April 19th, 2024 Course kick off online September 22nd, weekly livestreams and online. In-Person Fall Practice Immersion at Menla:  November 6-13th. Schedule for In-Person Retreat Monday, November 6 3 - 6 pm Arrival & Check-in 6 - 7 pm Dinner 7:30 - 9 pm Orientation with Bob and Michele Tuesday, November […]

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Vajrayoga - A Mahasiddha Reunion: Devotion, Wisdom, and Taras’ Magic

Dr. Robert Svoboda, Krishna Das, Nina Rao, Michele Loew & Robert A.F. Thurman

Dec 11 - Dec 17, 2023

Don't miss your chance to join an all-star team of teachers and practitioners of Indic yogic sciences for a weeklong Vajrayoga study and practice intensive, "A Mahasiddha Reunion: Devotion, Wisdom, and Taras' Magic" December 11 - 17 at Menla or online. Space is very limited for the in-person option, so sign up now for this […]

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