• 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

Nourishing Your Divine Self: The Heart of the Summer

Jun 30 - Jul 03, 2022

Learn how to reconnect with your heart. Walk into this new season with grace, strength and a sense of oneness with others. Raise your vibration. Learn how to stay centered and have a clear and focused mind to navigate your way through life’s challenges with greater ease and compassion. Now is the time to make […]

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Deep Space – Cosmic Forest: A Sound, Yoga, and Meditation Retreat

John Minks, Billy Pinkerton & Anne Marie Miller

Jul 07 - Jul 10, 2022

“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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Floresta Psychedelic Breathwork & Indigenous Medicine Ceremony

Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP, Eugene Shteyngarts, TCM & Rob Israel

Jul 08 - Jul 10, 2022

This is a three-day Psychedelic Breathwork & Indiginous 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. Psychedelic breathwork is a […]

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UNTANGLE & THRIVE: A Woman’s Summer Retreat to Reclaim Your Life

Angela McKinney & Rebecca Baldwin

Jul 15 - Jul 18, 2022

In a supportive and high-touch, small group setting, Angela McKinney will guide you through her 3-step Untangle method to break free of unwanted and destructive patterns, so that you can heal attachment wounds and dissolve unconscious contracts that create suffering. Trauma is the story of what happened to you. But it is also the story of what […]

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Embodying Vitality: A Gentle Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Kate Hagerman

Jul 15 - Jul 17, 2022

“Out of the embodiment process emerges feeling, sensing, thinking, witnessing, understanding and compassion. The source is free; it is love.” – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Nourish and nurture yourself with a gentle Embodied Anatomy and Yoga retreat in the majestic Catskill Mountains. In this healing retreat we will practice: Slow, gradual postures that reduce pain and […]

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Vajra Yoga & The Subtle Body: How subtle body awareness can enhance your yoga practice and daily life

Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2022

Join us for a very special Vajra Yoga Summer Retreat at Menla Mountain July 18-22, 2022.   In conjunction with the July 22-24th exploration of the Vajra Rosary Tantra, we will gather to practice yoga and study teachings from the Buddha such as the Panchen Lama's Guru Yoga, known as Lama Choepa, the unexcelled yoga tantric […]

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Introduction to Buddhist Yoga: The Subtle Body and the Vajra Rosary Tantra

Jul 22 - Jul 24, 2022

Buddhist Yoga is the science and practice of learning and mastering the energy-winds of the subtle body and the use of mantra to create the conditions for enlightenment. Most of us will not undertake the advanced practices described in the Vajra Rosary Tantra in this life, but knowing a little about this path may be […]

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Sage Academy of Sound 2022 SoundHealing Certification 3 part training: Module 2

Lea Garnier

Jul 22 - Jul 24, 2022

Sacred Metals: Standing Gongs/Himalayan Singing Bowls Bells & Shruti Songs with Lea Garnier and guests 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, […]

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Nonduality and the Nature of Mind

Andrew Holecek & Robert A.F. Thurman

Jul 25 - Jul 31, 2022

This unique retreat is an exploration of the nature of mind from the nondual traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and Hindu Saiva Tantra. While based on these noble paths, the program is trans-religious, pointing out timeless truths that transcend any tradition. It is based on the radical proclamation that the enlightened state is always already present, […]

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Buddha & the Warrior Sage: the Sacred Armor of Heart-Wisdom

Aug 04 - Aug 07, 2022

Amidst culture wars, actual wars, and pervasive interpersonal conflict at home and abroad, this hybrid summer retreat is designed to rejuvenate our spirits, heal our bodies, and inspire our minds. In our highly-connected, fast-paced modern world, it’s time we rise up and stand with our hearts held high and open. With tremendous adversity staring us […]

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Call of the Heart

Alison Sinatra & Jessica Caplan

Aug 05 - Aug 07, 2022

Join Alison Sinatra and Jessica Caplan for an expansive weekend of movement, sound, breath, and voice activation. Through embodiment practices and the medicine of ritual experienced in community, we will together cultivate deep appreciation for the sacredness of life and return to our natural state of whole-hearted aliveness. These challenging times have brought so many […]

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Afro Flow Yoga Teacher Training: Modules 2 & 3

LESLIE SALMON JONES & JEFF W. JONES

Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2022

The course teaches students the methodology, discipline, and practices of an Afro Flow Yoga® class. Done in four modules (approx. 60 contact hours), it is a hybrid course that combines online meetings and a series of in-person intensives. Beginning with Module 1, students will learn the foundations of Afro Flow Yoga®. In Modules 2 & […]

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KuNye Tibetan Massage 30 Hour Level 1 Training: Therapies From the Tibetan Science of Healing

Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2022

The Healing Science of Tibet includes a vast ocean of therapeutic techniques capable of restoring health, treating disease, and rejuvenating the body. As the bodywork system of Tibetan Medicine, the art of KuNye Massage is based on the philosophy and yogic science of Tantric Buddhism. This course will introduce students to the basic principles of Tibetan Medicine, […]

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Here and Now Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Michelle Cavanagh, Sommer Chetty & Jane Apostol

Aug 09 - Aug 11, 2022

Challenge, Align & Seek. Challenge yourself, align your body and mind with ease, and seek a deeper, more meaningful path. This summer’s Here and Now Yoga & Wellness Retreat in the fresh mountain air and serene surroundings of these hidden Catskills will guide you towards your greatest potential. Step into open-level flow Yoga classes with […]

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Summer Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Hugh Millard & Carolyn Christie

Aug 12 - Aug 14, 2022

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

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Permaculture and Martial Arts Week: For Ages 11-16

Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2022

Permaculture, a sustainable food production design system, and Martial Arts are about efficiency and ease. We’ll learn the basics of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art akin to the Hip-hop dance breakin’/ b-boying, with exciting ground moves, jumps, and spin kicks. The practice of capoeira will increase our upper body strength, giving us increased confidence, range […]

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Getting Over Yourself: The Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2022

Buddhism and Western psychotherapy both recognize that the ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as it works to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is the one affliction we all share. And while the ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention, security and […]

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Sage Academy of Sound 2022 SoundHealing Certification 3 Part Training: Module 3

Lea Garnier

Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2022

Crystal Core Awareness with Crystal Bowls, Pyramids & Singing Crystal Consciousness with Lea Garnier. 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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Glow Yoga Summer Retreat: Total System Reset

Erin and Carl Klemme

Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2022

Gift yourself a journey into beauty, peace, and renewal. This four day retreat will include yoga, pranayama, meditation, guided hikes, evening bonfires and a sound healing event. After a refreshing yoga practice and delicious farm-to-table meal, you can enjoy some down time by the pool or book yourself a massage or other spa service at […]

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Manifestation Magic Retreat

Alyse Bacine, Andrea Donnelly & Dahlya Brown Shook

Aug 25 - Aug 28, 2022

With Spiritual Mentor and Trauma Alchemist, Alyse Bacine Immerse yourself in the potent transformational tools of breathwork, energy work, the Akashic Records and sound healing to propel you forward in manifesting a new version of yourself.  If you have been wanting to connect more deeply with spirit and learn how to work with your own […]

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Munay-Ki Teacher Training

Marcela Lobos, Steffen Büffel, ANTONELLA VELÁSQUEZ, Karen Hoza & Alberto Villoldo Ph.D

Sep 03 - Sep 09, 2022

Take the next step of the Munay Ki… The residential teacher training is here! Imagine yourself training Munay-Ki practitioners just as you were trained by your teachers. This is more than taking a peek behind the scenes. It is about immersing yourself fully into the art of initiating other practitioners like you. Join the first […]

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Friends Of Fungi

Sep 09 - Sep 11, 2022

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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Gratitude Yoga Fall Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Gemma Farrell

Sep 16 - Sep 19, 2022

Find rest and nourishment through shared practices of morning and evening meditation, vinyasa yoga classes, deep stretching sessions, guided mindfulness and heart-opening reflections, and Dharma talks to further our understanding of the profound Buddhist teachings on love and compassion. Friday, September 16  3 - 8 pm Check-In 6 - 7 pm Dinner 7:30 - 8:45 […]

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Finding Joy through Self-Care

Colleen Saidman Yee

Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2022

In this course, you can expect to move your body, follow your breath, notice your habits, and be inspired to take this love and self-care into your daily lives long past the retreat. We will dig deep and discover who is living in these bodies. Women need to gather even if just to feel the […]

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Alchemy of the Equinox: Living the Magic of Shamanic Belongingness for Planetary Regeneration

Don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo & Cindy Miro-Quesada

Sep 22 - Sep 25, 2022

"By doing, one learns; with study, one refines; through dreaming, one creates; in loving, one fulfills—such is the secret art of tending to the sacred garden of our soul" — don Oscar Miro-Quesada Andean traditional peoples have long understood that attaining a balanced unitive expression of mind and spirit is the alchemical elixir for shape-shifting […]

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Sage Academy of Sound’s 10th Annual Gong Camp

Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux & Lea Garnier

Sep 30 - Oct 03, 2022

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, 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 the 52nd year […]

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Power through Powerlessness: Releasing self-sabotage and reclaiming your power in recovery

Stephen Earnhart & Andara Christina Michael

Sep 30 - Oct 02, 2022

Self-knowledge and intellectualization can only take us so far. At this retreat, we’re offering a different pathway to deep change. Though it may sound counter-intuitive, when we surrender to our powerlessness over our self-destructive patterns, our resistance dissolves so the energy can move. Using effective modalities such as Kundalini yoga*, sound healing, mantras, community recovery […]

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The Life-Force Academy Immersion

Jai Dev Singh

Oct 05 - Oct 09, 2022

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 Catskill Mountains of […]

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The Activation Retreat: Unleash Your Greatest Potential & Activate Your Dreams

Emily Frieze-Kemeny

Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2022

There is more for you waiting to unfold. You feel it. It is a knowing inside you. You have the ability to create a beautiful, connected, vastly abundant life where you get to do what you love. Your time is now. No more waiting for the right conditions. By taking action, you create the right […]

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Parting Clouds Community Retreat and Senior Student Ordinations

Josh Paynter, Jack Schaefer & Ross Rosen

Oct 16 - Oct 19, 2022

This retreat will mark the first get-together since COVID, allowing Parting Clouds members to re-connect and foster deeper relationships. Additionally, it will serve as the vehicle for ordaining senior students and celebrating this momentous occasion as a community. Workshops and teachings will also take place. Schedule Sunday, October 16th 9 am Ordinees Meet at Daoist […]

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Awakening the Queen: Discover the Life-Changing Gift of Self-Ownership

Michelle Atlas

Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2022

While every woman carries enormous inner strength, we may live as a beggar, looking outside of ourselves for validation, attention, love and guidance. As deep, intuitive women, when we find ourselves unfulfilled, the path to an empowered, creative life can feel like a mystery. The Queen is committed to building her life around the truth […]

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Vajrayoga 300hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification: Module 1 Immersion

Oct 20 - Oct 26, 2022

Vajra Yoga explores the philosophical and experiential interface between Hatha Yoga and Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Vajra Yoga traditions. If you are looking for a Yoga Teacher Training course that brings in yoga and the meditative sciences from both traditions, this is the course. The journey is deeply educational and spiritually transformational while giving you the practical […]

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

Sarah Ireland & Sille Ostergaard

Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2022

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. In a small group of a maximum of 15 participants, we will introduce, instruct and inspire […]

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Spirit Sisters Yoga & Healing Retreat

Tina Conroy & Dawn Peer

Nov 03 - Nov 06, 2022

Welcome to our Sisterhood! Join us for a transformative weekend of self-discovery and renewal. Below is the itinerary of our days together. Enjoy our offerings of: meditation, yoga, sound healing, workshops, reiki healing and nature hikes. All meals included. Please note: if you would like a spa appointment, it is suggested to schedule an appointment […]

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The Pleasure of Possibility: A Deep Dive Yoga Retreat

Leslie Pearlman & Denise Hopkins

Nov 04 - Nov 06, 2022

What if anything and everything is possible and only as limited as your ability to dream? The problem? We are discouraged from dreaming big. We are told our dream is impractical, unrealistic, audacious, even. So we assume dreaming big is for someone else. We give up, despite the fact that it is within our reach. […]

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OM TARA YOGA GRATITUDE RETREAT

Jacqueline Deflorio-Reid

Nov 18 - Nov 20, 2022

Jacqui is honored and excited to lead Om Tara Yoga Studio’s 4th retreat at Menla. To retreat means to withdraw. We invite you to withdraw from your routine and possibly stressful lives and immerse yourself in nature while practicing yoga, pranayama and meditation. Embrace the deeper study of yoga through philosophy discussions and take home […]

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Sound Healing Immersion Retreat

Maga Villarreal

Dec 09 - Dec 11, 2022

Have you ever wanted to dive deep into the practice of Sound Healing? Are you curious about how it works and how can you 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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