• 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

Deepening your Magic joins Pachamama Wisdom Weekend, for Mesa Carriers & Energy Healers

Julie Hannon

Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2020

The practice of living clearly in this energetic universe has never been more important than it is now.  Connecting to the natural world, being in ceremony for this world and this humanity is powerful work and a great calling.  Answer this call.  The end of July will be a lush and beautiful time in the […]

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Pachamama Wisdom Weekend, for Mesa Carriers & Energy Healers

Julie Hannon

Jul 30 - Aug 02, 2020

Pachamama Day (August 1st) is a potent time celebrated in Andean customs/traditions on August 1st (and throughout the month) as the Festival of Pachamama/Mother Earth.  In these traditions it is a day when the earth awakens to hear our prayers and accept our offerings and gratitudes.  These celebrations are to restore the reciprocity between the human beings […]

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Getting Over Yourself : The Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Mark Epstein, M.D. & Robert A.F. Thurman

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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Vajra Yoga & Yoga Alliance Teacher Training: Module 1

Michele Loew & Robert A.F. Thurman

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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Friends of Fungi

John Michelotti

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

Jake Woodard

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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A SIMPLICITY PARENTING RETREAT

Kim John Payne

Oct 02 - Oct 04, 2020

A Rare Opportunity to Attend a Retreat Facilitated by the Best Selling Author Kim John Payne M.ED This started as a simple book that has now become a worldwide movement to reclaim family life and parenting. In this retreat we will not only deepen the themes of Simplicity Parenting that Kim originally crafted but he […]

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Kālachakra Tantra Study & Practice Intensive

Robert A.F. Thurman, Michele Loew & Michael G. Burbank

Oct 05 - Oct 11, 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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Channels of Acupuncture : Exploring the Road Maps of Development and Sustenance

Linda Boggie DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA

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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Buddha and the Yogis: Freedom on the Path to Compassion

Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor & Robert A.F. Thurman

Oct 12 - Oct 17, 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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Maha Vidya : an Exploration of the Wisdom Goddesses of Tantra

Saumya Lauren Toolin

Oct 16 - Oct 18, 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, October 16th     3 - 8pm Check-In […]

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The Four Winds: Mastery of Time

Lynn Berryhill

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

Ian Duncan

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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Mindful Leadership for the 21st Century

Janice Marturano & Patricio Barriga

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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Psychedelic Integration: Experiential Training Retreat for Clinicians

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

Nov 17 - Nov 22, 2020

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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Change Your Breath, Change Your Life

Yogi Amandeep Singh

Nov 20 - Nov 22, 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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Cacao, Kundalini, and Sound: A Return to the Heart

Jarrod Byrne Mayer & Sarah Eve Cardell

Dec 04 - Dec 06, 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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Calling All Mesa Carriers: Global Ceremonies, Celebrations & Wisdom Teachings

Julie Hannon, Heidi McBratney & Amina Meineker

Mar 18 - Mar 21, 2021

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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Advanced Shamanic Magic

Julie Hannon and Amina Meineker

Mar 21 - Mar 26, 2021

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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FTI & Treebath Forest Bathing Guide Training

Alex Gesse, Nicole Elmgart, Shirley Gleeson & Oskar Elmgart

Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2021

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

Amy Jo Goddard

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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Transformational Breath: Personal Seminar

Dr. Judith Kravitz

Jun 28 - Jul 03, 2021

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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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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