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…
Give yourself the gift of “you time”, to relax and reconnect going into the holiday season. Join international yoga teacher, shamanic energy practitioner, and integrative life coach Marni Pogachefsky at the Menla retreat center in the Catskills for an intimate tech-free weekend yoga retreat, away from the city and into nature! This long weekend retreat […]
Jacqui is honored and excited to be leading Om Tara Yoga Studio’s 3rd annual retreat. To retreat means to withdraw. I invite you to withdraw from your routine and possibly stressful lives, immerse yourself in nature while practicing yoga, pranayama and meditation. Embrace the deeper study of yoga through philosophy discussions and take home with […]
Listen! and allow this listening to lead you into movement and a dance that opens your heart and kindles your creative fire. Sama, the Sufi Dance of Oneness, is a central devotional practice of Sufism, the path of Love. If you long to meditate with movement and feel drawn to truly ground your spirituality in your ...
On this retreat we will invoke Krishna-Radha, Sita-Ram, Lokeshvara, Tara, and Hanuman, celebrating their tireless divine efforts to save the world from needless suffering with chanting, learning, meditating, and energizing and healing the body. This retreat combines Krishna Das’ bhakti and universal love teachings—descended from his guru, Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba—with Bob's teachings on mindful […]
YOU are your greatest healer! Your body is your greatest pharmacy! You have all the tools of self-mastery within… Release. Transcend. Create. Transform. Discover how to unlock these hidden treasures with the Aquarian Medicine Wheel! You will learn and experience ancient wisdom and healing tools of higher consciousness and awareness interwoven with the most up to […]
Join Dr. Elizabeth Nielson and Dr. Ingmar Gorman at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York for "Psychedelic Integration in Psychotherapy: A Retreat for Clinicians", an all-levels MLK Day weekend retreat.
This year’s Buddha & Yogis retreat in Molokai, Hawaii will intimately explore the super-subtle sciences of Vajrayana found in Mahayana Buddhist Tantras & the Yogic Tantras of Saivism and Vaishnavism. We will explore these subtle mind yogas intellectually and experientially with daily practices of yoga asana, pranayama, mantra & meditation within the tantric mandala, and […]
This six-day intensive works deep parts of the imagination and the self, to help break down personal, creative and emotional blocks. The workshop combines the pioneering clown work of Richard Pochinko with Drama Therapy techniques to turn creative play into a tool for self-discovery and growth. The course is emotionally rigorous and quite physical, but […]
“Yoga is both an Art and Science” -BKS Iyengar “Both Buddhism and science prefer to account for the evolution and emergence of the cosmos and life in terms of the complex interrelations of the natural laws of cause and effect. From the methodological perspective, both traditions emphasize the role of empiricism. For example, in the […]
As the yoga and globalization continue to expand, how do we shift our practice into one of service, activism, and global change? By taking a deeper look into how to use the tool of yoga or “union” into a holistic life-style that encourages tangible compassion, mindful action, and social outreach, we are able to create a world in which we are […]
As changemakers (artists, activists, educators, healers, caregivers, parents, or anyone who seeks love & liberation for all beings without exception), we can sometimes neglect our own care in service of the collective. Except we can’t, because all change starts from within. Or, as bell hooks said: If you’re f’ed up and you lead the revolution, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
“I loved every minute at Menla. It was as if heaven was delivered to me on earth–the people, the food, the services at the spa, even my walks to the meeting room were infused with magic. I was greeted with so much warmth and caring with every interaction.”
“This was hands down the best spiritual retreat experience I’ve had since I left my teacher’s ashram. Omega, Kripalu, Esalen don’t compare to the lovely energy happening at Menla. The small, intimate facilities allow them to make delicious food, very sattvic & each meal feels restoring to vitality. The staff is very kind and helpful. Everyone we met seemed to have a fullness of heart and a strong dedication to be of service to the place & the guests. The environs are gorgeous! The hiking trails are well marked. I could spend 100 days here & never wish for the outside world. I cannot recommend this place more.”
“Homerun. One of the best retreats I’ve ever attended. Was an incredible treat especially to have so much access to Krishna Das, and I will never forget the Robert Thurman’s hysterical and insightful words. Incredibly inspiring and powerful weekend!”