• 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, 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…


UPCOMING RETREATS

Menla Online Event: Shamanic Journey Intensive: Practices for Health & Well-being - Friday Only Stream

Apr 24 - Apr 24, 2020

Healing Techniques in Applied Shamanic Practice In recent history, the term “shamanism” has been adapted by contemporary societies to refer to the vast knowledge and practices held in indigenous, nature-based cultures. These cultures have existed on the planet since the beginning of humanity. Each shamanic culture has its own unique language and understanding of the […]

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Menla Online Event: Shamanic Journey Intensive: Practices for Health & Well-being - Full Weekend Stream

Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2020

The Shamanic Journey is a method of accessing inner wisdom through a meditative state. It is derived from a practice done by the healers, or shamans, of indigenous shamanic cultures. It is performed to gain insight and effect healing, and has been a common practice of many indigenous cultures for thousands of years. Isa Gucciardi, […]

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Menla Online Event: Heaven Holds Earth Qigong & Mudras: A Practice to Bring Harmony between Yin & Yang - Full Weekend Stream

May 01 - May 03, 2020

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 […]

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Menla Online Event: Heaven Holds Earth Qigong & Mudras: A Practice to Bring Harmony between Yin & Yang - Friday Free Stream Only

May 01 - May 01, 2020

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 […]

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Menla Online Event: Tools for Spiritual Healing During a Time of Uncertainty - Friday Free Stream Only

May 15 - May 15, 2020

Learning to care for ourselves as well as for others with more compassion is a priceless gift during these uncertain times. Can we tolerate uncertainty without becoming anxious? Can we have compassion for our anxiety and our fear when it does arise? This will enable us avoid burnout. In this workshop we will use guided […]

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Menla Online Event: Tools for Spiritual Healing During a Time of Uncertainty - Full Weekend Stream

May 15 - May 17, 2020

Learning to care for ourselves as well as for others with more compassion is a priceless gift during these uncertain times. Can we tolerate uncertainty without becoming anxious? Can we have compassion for our anxiety and our fear when it does arise? This will enable us avoid burnout. In this workshop we will use guided […]

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FTI & Treebath Forest Bathing Guide Training

May 17 - May 22, 2020

The Forest Therapy Institute's Forest Bathing Guide Training is the foundational training for those wishing to focus on the clinical applications of Forest Therapy for improving mental health in specific populations.  During this immersive Forest Bathing Guide Training you will learn to enhance your awareness of your relationship with nature to support healing, meaning and purpose.  The focus […]

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Spring Renewal: Cultivating the Beginner’s Mindset

May 22 - May 24, 2020

Join Amber Gregory and Sarah Girard this May to celebrate all that the spring season brings. This is an opportunity for renewal, to cultivate a beginner’s mindset and to offer ourselves a new perspective on our path. During this season of growth, felt amidst the warmer days, take time with us to explore new ideas, […]

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Maha Vidya : an Exploration of the Wisdom Goddesses of Tantra

Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2020

Maha Vidya are the ten wisdom goddesses in the Tantric tradition. They are expressions of divine reality, time and consciousness, and as archetypes are powerful guides for our own inner awakening, self expression and universal connection. Experience their transformational capacity through lecture, mantra, hatha yoga and meditation. Schedule Friday, June 5th      3 - […]

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Nourishing Your Divine Self

Jun 11 - Jun 14, 2020

A wonderful weekend to nourish yourself. Reconnect, rejuvenate and rebalance through nourishing and clean foods, yoga, movement and meditation. An opportunity to reconnect with nature and become one through simple ceremony. Walk into the new season with grace, strength and oneness. Schedule Thursday, June 11th 3 - 4:30pm Arrival, Check-in and Welcoming Nourishing Drink 4:30 […]

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Aquarian Medicine Wheel-West Direction

Jun 18 - Jun 21, 2020

WELCOME TO THE WEST! Now that you have shed the burdens of past life stories and imprints, step into the power and beauty of "YOU" with grace and fearlessness! Continue on your transformational journey of a lifetime in the Aquarian Medicine Wheel... This WEST class represents the second direction of our Aquarian Medicine Wheel journey […]

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Transformational Breath: Level V

Jun 19 - Jun 26, 2020

TEACHERS TRAINING Effective presentation skills * Teaching from a place of mission * Group dynamics and leadership Organizing material and structuring your program * Supporting the various ways in which people learn Expanding your capacity to lead from the heart * Clarification of goals and the power of Intention Express yourself authentically from the heart […]

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Buddha and the Yogis: Freedom on the Path to Compassion

Jun 28 - Jul 03, 2020

Diving deeply into the complementary teachings of Mahayana Buddhism and classical Indian thought, we find at the core the common ground of cultivating compassion within the context of daily life. This turns out to be an essential step toward peeling away layers of confusion and habitual ways of thinking and acting that keep us stuck […]

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Kālachakra Tantra Study & Practice Intensive

Jul 03 - Jul 09, 2020

Robert Thurman brilliantly elucidates and vividly brings to life the many dimensions of the Kālachakra Tantra in this special series of study and practice Intensives focusing on a special Kālachakra Mind Mandala sadhana practice which Dr. Thurman himself uses and deeply explores with all participants. This retreat is intended and reserved for those who have […]

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

Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2020

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

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The Calibrated Immersion: Transformative Mindset, Restoration, and Strength Experience

Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2020

5 days. 4 nights. Massive Breakthroughs. Best Version of You. Imagine how your life could transform if you had the tools to master your mindset, feel at your best, and improve how you engage with work, relationships, and your purpose. During these 5 days we’ll step far outside our comfort zones, connect to the joy […]

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Change Your Breath, Change Your Life

Jul 17 - Jul 19, 2020

Kundalini Yoga with a Himalayan Yogi The source of what you are is your breath. The quality of your life - your status, personality, character and emotions are based on how you breath. When breath is shallow, life is shallow. When breath is deep, life is deep. Because all of our problems are inside, only […]

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Gratitude Yoga Loving Kindness Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2020

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 vegan meals […]

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Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Jul 19 - Jul 21, 2020

Join Judi for 3 days at beautiful Menla Resort and Spa for an exploration of how each of us can use our yoga practice to reduce stress and build resilience. This is an invitation to practice asana (postures) and meditation in depth, in a very special peaceful place, AND take home ideas for making these ancient […]

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Return to the Mother

Jul 23 - Jul 26, 2020

Return to the Mother is a collective healing experience. This retreat was born from Return of the Queen, an annual gathering of over 50 women held in Dutchess County from 2017 - 2019 created by Alison Sinatra. Now, with Return to the Mother, we are turning our focus to the Earth and all of splendor. […]

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Advanced Shamanic Magic

Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2020

As the often repeated quote of Albert Einstein says, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” It’s now heart time on the planet, and individually and collectively we have the opportunity to write the next chapter of what it means to be human. This will be a story […]

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Calling All Mesa Carriers: Global Ceremonies, Celebrations & Wisdom Teachings

Jul 30 - Aug 02, 2020

There is a call that’s being made - to create new maps with consciousness and love, to be of service to our Pachamama and the Cosmos.  As a Mesa Carrier, you are deeply connected to the Hampe Munay (healing Love) that fills your personal healing bundle and connects you to the stone altars across time. […]

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Summer Breathwork Retreat with Alyse Bacine: Release and Renew

Jul 31 - Aug 02, 2020

Breathwork allows trauma to release from the body. Once this trauma is released, it allows you to stop living in reaction to the past, opening up space for you to create the life you’ always wanted. Discover how you can heal and manifest your desires by utilizing the power of breathwork. Certified Breathwork Instructor Alyse […]

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Kula Yoga

Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2020

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. […]

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Getting Over Yourself : The Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Aug 14 - Aug 16, 2020

What does it mean to heal? Buddhist and Western psychotherapists have different visions of healing. In Buddhism, the emphasis is often on taming the mind in order to bring out underlying qualities of wisdom and compassion. In psychotherapy, there is a much greater concern with excavating childhood difficulties and working through emotional blockages so as […]

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Transformational Breath: Personal Seminar

Aug 16 - Aug 21, 2020

This Personal Seminar presents the finest tools, transformational skills and techniques to facilitate your rapid realization of higher consciousness. THIS POWERFUL, LIFE CHANGING SEMINAR and RETREAT includes: DAILY BREATHING SESSIONS * TONING & SOUND HEALING * BREATH AND MOVEMENT * BYRON KATIE’S “THE WORK” * FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH POSTURES * BREATHING ANALYSIS * ABUNDANCE PROGRAM […]

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The 5 Wisdom Energies Retreat – Transforming Confusion Into Wisdom

Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2020

If you have already registered for the retreat, CLICK HERE to book accommodation and enter the password you received in your order confirmation email. To register for the retreat $350 (does not include accommodation) CLICK HERE A Special Weekend Retreat for Graduates of all David Nichtern T.T. Programs Worldwide The 5 Wisdom Energies (5 Buddha Families) is a […]

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Vajra Yoga & Yoga Alliance Teacher Training: Module 1

Sep 03 - Sep 13, 2020

Module 1: Foundations in Mind and Body Yogic Practice: The Free Void Womb of Compassion 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 […]

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Transformational Breath: Level IVA

Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2020

FACILITATOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING The Certification Program provides:  In-depth personal tutoring and mentoring from the founder of the Transformational Breath® process.  Knowledge, skills, and application of Transformational Breath® on a professional level, through exposure, with immediate feedback. Advanced breathing analysis techniques.  Enlightened coaching skills.  Expansion of intuitive capabilities.  Accelerated personal growth and evolution through the reflective […]

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Friends of Fungi

Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2020

From the largest living organism on the planet 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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Spiritual Retreat

Sep 25 - Sep 29, 2020

A transformational experience to activate deep healing, release blockages and cultivate inner peace The Conference Center is our main place of meeting and all of the group activities will be held there. All meals are conducted at the Lhasa dining hall. Please be on time for all activities so you don’t interrupt the group. Doors […]

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

Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2020

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

Oct 09 - Oct 11, 2020

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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The Four Winds: Healing the Dark Side

Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2020

Discover how to bring the darkest shadows to the light, transform demons into allies, and help clients who are caught in tangled PSYCHIC webs. Psychology denies the existence of supernatural forces, but shamans know otherwise. We realize there are toxic and dangerous energies that can wreak havoc on our physical and mental health and beatific […]

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The Four Winds: Women's Medicine Journey

Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2020

Join us to learn how to grow your own garden in harmony with all life, while walking with nature and learning about her rhythms. Discover how the ancient wisdom of our indigenous ancestors, merged with modern science, can teach us to design abundance in our lives and lands. Come into alignment with the earth and […]

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The Four Winds: Great Gathering of Shamans

Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2020

Alberto Villoldo and The Four Winds Society invite you to join fellow students and graduates of the Light Body School for celebration and ceremony at the 2020 Great Gathering of Shamans with special guest Robert Thurman. We will meet for the weekend to renew our collective power and vision.  Schedule Friday, October 16th 3pm Arrival […]

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The Four Winds: Mastery of Time

Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2020

Dance at the razor’s edge where there is no clock time – at the place of infinity. In this powerful experiential class you will learn skills to master dream time, sacred time, and linear time – and learn how the future can reach back to the present like a giant hand to guide us, and […]

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Stepping Toward Emptiness: Daoist Inner Alchemy and the Path to Enlightenment

Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2020

Inner Alchemy, or NeiDan (“nay-dawn”), is one of the treasures of the Daoist tradition. It is a method of meditative practice including mudras, mantras, movements and visualization that work together to remove the obstacles in our bodies and minds, opening us to see things as they truly are. At the same time, Inner Alchemy is […]

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Braving the Wilderness: Discover Your Soul’s Power

Oct 23 - Oct 26, 2020

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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Mindful Leadership for the 21st Century

Nov 04 - Nov 08, 2020

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 […]

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Subtler Shifts: Steady Awareness in Practice and Life

Apr 09 - Apr 11, 2021

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, April 9th 3 - 8pm Check- in 6 - 7pm Dinner 7:15pm Welcome Program/Practice Saturday, April […]

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Fire Woman Retreat 2021: Feminist Sexual Empowerment Retreat For Healing, Expanding and Exploring

May 21 - May 23, 2021

The Fire Woman Retreat is a unique three-day event that provides a space to explore, heal and expand sexuality. Join us to witness, play and revel in our sexual natures, as women and non-binary folks break through the things that hold us back from our true desires and being who we really are as sexual […]

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