• 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. Retreat 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


UPCOMING RETREATS

Unplugged Retreat: Mindfulness and Sound Meditation

Mari Tanaka & David Ellenbogen

May 07 - May 09, 2021

This digital detox offers you an opportunity to disconnect from your devices and connect with nature, community and the present moment. Participants enjoy sound and silent meditations, nature walks, and learning techniques of traditional Japanese energy work for self care. Hosted by Mari Tanaka and David Ellenbogen  this retreat creates a space for mindfulness and […]

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Vajra Yoga Expansion Into Perfection Stages: Module 3

Michele Loew & Robert A.F. Thurman

May 13 - May 23, 2021

Join us for this totally unique yoga teacher training, exploring the philosophical and experiential interface between Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Vajra Yoga traditions in the pristine hidden mountain valley of Menla—a Medicine Buddha land. This will be an intensive immersion designed for students and teachers of Indian and Tibetan yogas wishing to take their practice and teaching to a deeper level. A […]

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Friends Of Fungi

John Michelotti

May 21 - May 23, 2021

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 pair with fungi to improve our lives through appreciating the food and medicines this extraordinary kingdom has to […]

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Sage Academy of Sound 2021 Sound Healing Certification Training: Part One

Dr. John Beaulieu, John Medeski & Lea Garnier

May 28 - May 30, 2021

The Fundamental Principles Of Sound Healing from the Ancient Shamanic Tradition to New Science: Followed by Tuning Fork Studies. The Certification program teaches how to utilize a variety of SoundHealing techniques for your own practice as a SoundHealer. With a certificate from The Sage Academy of Sound, students should be better equipped to serve as […]

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Dirty Hands & Deep Ecology: Session 2

Lisa Taranto

May 28 - May 30, 2021

The Big Picture: What is Soil? And what is our relationship with it--the good, the bad, the wasteful? The Garden Topic: Understanding and improving garden soils. The Action: Hands on experience with starting a garden, observation skills. The Knowledge: A diversity of gardening and agriculture methods, bio-regional contexts and techniques. Join us for the second […]

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Simplicity Yoga Spring Retreat

Rosanne Ferraiuolo

Jun 10 - Jun 13, 2021

We have been through so much collectively this year, and the heaviness of the energies on our planet have many of us feeling depleted to say the least.  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, […]

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10th Annual Sage Academy Sound Healing Intensive

Lea Garnier

Jun 17 - Jun 20, 2021

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 Bells, […]

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Dirty Hands & Deep Ecology: Session 3

Lisa Taranto

Jun 18 - Jun 20, 2021

The Big Picture: What is the relationship between Ecology and Economics. What is Ecological Economics? The Garden Topic: How does a garden and your home economy create and contribute to a reciprocal economy? And, medicinal plants and flowers! The Action: Continuing to engage and work with the gardens and landscapes of Menla, from the wild […]

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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy—in Depth and Experience

Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2021

Supporting the development of KAP practices worldwide ‘ KAP is a novel, breakthrough approach to awakened mind and the healing of trauma and depression.’ An Inclusive Retreat Format with Pandemic Consciousness—open only to those who have been vaccinated As our workshops, by design, are limited in the number of participants, we encourage you to sign […]

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Dirty Hands & Deep Ecology: Session 4

Lisa Taranto

Jul 02 - Jul 04, 2021

The Big Picture: Water and Hydrological Cycles The Garden Topic: Smart water use in your gardens and homes The Action: Continuing to engage and work with the gardens and landscapes of Menla, from the wild to the highly cultivated, connecting to ourselves and capacity for quiet physical work. Flowers! What role do they play in […]

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Nourishing Your Divine Self

Jill Pettijohn

Jul 08 - Jul 11, 2021

Come join us for a beautiful and uplifting weekend to awaken those parts of us that have been closed off through fear and pain and the harsh realities of this passed year. let it be a time to reconnect with Mother Nature and learn how to harness her power and bring nature within us to […]

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Cacao, Kundalini, and Sound: A Return to the Heart

Jarrod Byrne Mayer & Sarah Eve Cardell

Jul 09 - Jul 11, 2021

The spirit of cacao is powerful and healing, and when taken with intention, it can cleanse us of negativity while increasing our creative potential. Cacao is also heart medicine, which can help us connect to others in an expansive place of compassion and love. We will combine the spirit of cacao with sound and the […]

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Living in Joy and Beauty from your Point of Calm

Darren O’Tell, Sherry Champlin & Susan Gale

Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2021

Our natural state is joy and beauty, but so much distracts us from living in this way, including unexplained moods that seem to creep up on us from nowhere.  Many of us long for an explanation of our seemingly perpetual, inexplicable state of anxiety. What if there was a simple, energetic explanation for this?  What […]

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Catskill Mountain Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Kimberly Musial

Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2021

Join the Yoga Hive for a much needed trip AWAY from home to restore our sense of well-being through a variety of yoga practices, including myofascial release, yin, therapeutics and power vinyasa, in addition to meditation, hiking, and  spa treatments at the world class Dewa Spa. We'll have one to two daily practices and there will be ample […]

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Sage Academy of Sound 2021 Sound Healing Certification Training: Part Two

Lea Garnier & Thomas Workman

Jul 30 - Aug 01, 2021

Crystal Core Awareness with Crystal Bowls & Pyramids & Singing Crystal Consciousness. 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, […]

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The Heart of Freedom: A Summer Yoga Immersion

Michele Loew

Aug 09 - Aug 16, 2021

Immerse yourself in a yoga retreat for all those seeking deep connection to their innermost being and the freedom and endless beauty of the universe discovered there.  Time in nature, to rest and practice in the healing land of Menla Mountain, surrounded by forest, mountain streams, wildlife, and infinite stars is the medicine for a […]

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200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training & Yoga Immersion Course

Michele Loew

Aug 09 - Aug 30, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the first ever 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher training at Menla.   Join us for a life changing retreat and intensive yoga studies program.  Surrounded by pristine forests, magical mountain streams, and the transformative energy of the Medicine Buddha, this is indeed a course not to be missed.   Whether […]

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Dirty Hands & Deep Ecology: Session 5

Lisa Taranto

Aug 13 - Aug 15, 2021

The Big Picture: Cities and Suburbs The Garden Topic: How do gardens and the urban canopy contribute to bio-diversity, storm water management, clean air, cooling, and health in an urban environment? The Action: Continuing to engage and work with the gardens and landscapes of Menla, from the wild to the highly cultivated, connecting to ourselves […]

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Sage Academy of Sound 2021 Sound Healing Certification Training: Part Three

Lea Garnier

Aug 27 - Aug 29, 2021

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

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Dirty Hands & Deep Ecology: Session 6

Lisa Taranto

Sep 17 - Sep 19, 2021

The Big Picture: Forests & Grasslands, Biodiversity & Trophic Levels, Keystone Species The Garden Topic: Bird & Insect ID, Intergrated Pest Management The Action: Continuing to engage and work with the gardens and landscapes of Menla, from the wild to the highly cultivated, connecting to ourselves and capacity for quiet physical work. We will spend […]

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Dirty Hands & Deep Ecology: Session 7

Lisa Taranto

Oct 08 - Oct 10, 2021

The Big Picture: Eco-literacy, Biomimicry The Garden Topic: Putting a garden to sleep, seed saving, thinking about spring The Action: Continuing to engage and work with the gardens and landscapes of Menla, from the wild to the highly cultivated, connecting to ourselves and capacity for quiet physical work. End of the season tool care, repair […]

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Psychedelic Integration: Experiential Practice Retreat for Clinicians

Elizabeth Nielson, PhD, Ingmar Gorman, PhD, Leah Gooch, 500RYT & Jayne Gumpel, LCSW

Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2021

This 5-day experiential retreat is designed for therapists who practice psychedelic integration or psychedelic-assisted therapy, or are training to do so. Experiential training is a component of training in which therapists experience the transformative process of the given modality themselves, and apply their insights to their own lives and to their professional work with others. […]

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Braving the Wilderness: Discover Your Soul’s Power

Nicole Beekman-Zornitzer

Oct 21 - Oct 24, 2021

Immerse yourself in a journey to discover the most transparent version of yourself. Brave the wilderness of your own heart, mind, body and spirit. Release past samskaras and encourage a new vision of whole-body wellness. We will discover techniques for self-care and acknowledgment of our dharma. This program will include daily asana practices, meditation, immersion […]

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5th Annual Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Matt Dreyfus CIYT

Nov 04 - Nov 07, 2021

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 November […]

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

Linda Boggie DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA

Nov 10 - Nov 14, 2021

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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