• 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

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

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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DharmaQuest of the Naga: Service to the Path

Adam Foizen & Michael G. Burbank

Aug 12 - Aug 15, 2021

Deep in the heart of the Catskills lives an ancient being that dwells deep within the mountain ravines and clear cold waters, a great Naga known locally as MahaNaga. This shape-shifting water serpent inhabits our beloved Pantherkill Valley and summons you to complete her DharmaQuest here at Menla. When MahaNaga first inhabited this land, she […]

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Dirty Hands

Lisa Taranto

Aug 14 - Aug 14, 2021

Join us for a high summer day of learning and engaging in the gardens and grounds of Menla! Using the gardens, landscapes and forests as our living laboratory for exploration, we will hone our observation skills, our practical gardening knowledge, and how we weave it all into a living, dynamic and diverse ecology. We will […]

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Psychedelic & Indigenous Medicine Retreat: Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Floresta

Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP, Eugene Shteyngarts, TCM & Paul Garcia, MD, PhD

Aug 20 - Aug 22, 2021

This is a three-day Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy retreat designed to optimize your experience and treatment 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. Floresta is a team of […]

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Summer Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Carolyn Christie & Hugh Millard

Aug 20 - Aug 22, 2021

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

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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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The Life-Force Academy Immersion

Jai Dev Singh

Sep 01 - Sep 05, 2021

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 Catskills of upstate […]

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The Bliss-Void-Indivisible Time Machine: 2021 Vajra Yoga Advanced Intensive

Robert A.F. Thurman & Michele Loew

Sep 06 - Sep 16, 2021

Menla Retreat & Dewa Spa | Catskills Forest, New York or Zoomed to you anywhere! In this ten-day intensive, we will explore the coordination of Unexcelled Yoga Tantra's Creation and Perfection Stages, Dzogchen, and Mahamudra Yogas, as all the many doors to the heart of the Buddha, sealed within and so accessible through all his […]

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Gratitude Yoga Loving Kindness Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Gemma Farrell

Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2021

Awaken to your innate capacity for boundless love and compassion through metta/loving kindness practices that foster wise equanimity, deep inner peace, and a profound connection to yourself and others. Our three-night retreat includes daily Vinyasa yoga classes and deep stretching sessions, walks in the woods, meditation, mindfulness, loving kindness practices, live music, wonderful vegetarian meals […]

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Devoted to Wisdom: Celebrating Buddhism & Bhakti Yoga

Krishna Das & Robert A.F. Thurman

Sep 30 - Oct 03, 2021

Join internationally-acclaimed presenters, Krishna Das and Tenzin Bob Thurman, for their first in-person appearance since the pandemic for a celebratory peak-foliage autumn retreat exploring the interplay of devotion and wisdom on the spiritual path. Drawing from their experiences with their gurus, travels in India, and devotion to ancient Indo-Tibetan spiritual teachings and practices, Krishna Das […]

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Mindful Leadership for the 21st Century

Janice Marturano

Oct 13 - Oct 17, 2021

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 and […]

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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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The Four Winds: Energy Medicine Training – Part II

Dean Taraborelli & Larry Furtsch

Oct 25 - Nov 07, 2021

Modern Neuroscience with Traditional Healing Methods – A unique combination In this course you will learn to understand the causes of civilization diseases and how to heal with a holistic approach. Become an expert of energy fields and learn how to use them. Modern science combined with traditional healing methods will give you the wholeness […]

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Friends Of Fungi

John Michelotti

Oct 29 - Oct 31, 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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The Four Winds: Reading the Signs of Destiny

Lynn Berryhill

Nov 08 - Nov 12, 2021

Retrieve a higher destiny for the earth, your loved ones and yourself When we were cast out of the Garden of Eden, we stopped speaking with the rivers and the trees. We lost the voice of Mother Nature, and her protective embrace. Nature is speaking to us all the time. In this course you will […]

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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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The Four Winds: Light Body School Review

Karen Johnson & Lama Tsomo

Nov 12 - Nov 14, 2021

Meet our faculty and other Light Body School graduates and students in person. Work on your technical excellence under the guidance of Four Winds Senior Faculty, master the healing practices in your training and get feedback on your client cases, and join your Four Winds Ayllu in fire ceremonies. This in-person review is offered tuition […]

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

Jarrod Byrne Mayer & Sarah Eve Cardell

Dec 10 - Dec 12, 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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