• 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 structured, two-day to 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. Re-treat 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.

 

The list of upcoming retreats below includes both Menla-sponsored programs (which have the Menla logo on the color bars of the program images) as well as programs sponsored by visiting organizations.


UPCOMING RETREATS

Tummo and Tibetan Yoga: Profound Pathways to Inner Healing

Dr. James Bae DACM, E-RYT, C-IAYT

Mar 01 - Mar 04, 2024

In this four-day intensive, James Bae will introduce the foundations of Tummo and Tibetan Yoga as a path of healing and transformation. Tummo, or Inner Heat yoga, is the basis of the inner tantric yogas. It is regarded as the pillar of the Completion phase and will be taught according to the Yuthok Nyingthik, or […]

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Somatic Yoga Retreat for Emotional Resilience

Sara Kossove & Veronica Yacco

Mar 07 - Mar 10, 2024

Join us as we lead a weekend dedicated to nurturing the emotional self and finding greater peace within. On this retreat, we will take time for practices such as yoga, Somatic Experiencing® healing techniques and meditation as we journey inward to exploration, self-discovery, and self-awareness.  You will gain experience of practices to self-regulate your nervous […]

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Equinox Mesa Gathering & Global Fire Vigil - A Wisdom Retreat of Healing, Nourishing Ceremonies, Learning and Celebrations For Mesa/Misha Carriers

Julie Hannon & Jim Dewell

Mar 17 - Mar 20, 2024

You have built a Mesa/Misha, and for some reason in the cosmos you are now a mesa/misha carrier of your personal healing altar that is a foundation for your wisdom, medicine, and joy. This is our 5th annual Global Mesa Gathering, a retreat designed just for you to reconnect to your altar and the medicine […]

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Yoga Nidra for Super Bliss, Wisdom, & Compassion

Michele Loew

Mar 28 - Mar 31, 2024

Join us for this 4-day in-person retreat on the enlightened sleep yoga practice of yoga nidra and the sister sciences of Tibetan dream and clearlight sleep yoga. Michele will share inspiring talks and a yoga nidra practice at each session to take us into deep meditative mode, heal, relax, and restore. Whether you need deep […]

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Volunteer Trailwork Weekend

Michael G. Burbank

Apr 04 - Apr 07, 2024

Long before Tibet House was gifted the 330-acre Menla property, an extensive web of hiking trails allowed guests to experience the magic, serenity, and natural splendor of our enchanted forest. With the help of intrepid volunteers over the years, we have restored several of the old trails on our property completely, and each year we […]

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SKILLFUL ACTION IN IYENGAR YOGA

Jessica Becker

Apr 11 - Apr 14, 2024

Join Jessica Becker to explore the nature of skillful action. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna famously says to Arjuna that yoga is “ skill in action”. Iyengar Yoga is a deeply compassionate practice whose essential teaching is skillful action. It is a practice that meets you where you are, gives you the resources you need, […]

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Limitless Love: Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Gemma Farrell

Apr 12 - Apr 15, 2024

Please join us at the start of spring as we welcome new beginnings with an uplifting weekend of yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, and spiritual reflection. Our time together will be imbued by a heartfelt wish to cultivate four distinct mind states: loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. Also known in Buddhist teachings as the […]

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Artist’s Retreat

Róisín O'Farrell

Apr 13 - Apr 19, 2024

This is for you if you love to paint, if you love to laugh and grow your creative heart, if you like to eat and drink and sway to the music, if you love to be touched by poetry and shout into the wind. I want you to join if you yearn to make a […]

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Refuge Ceremony and Medicine Buddha Empowerment

His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche & Robert A.F. Thurman

Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2024

It is with great joy and honor that we announce that His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche has kindly accepted our invitation to teach at Menla during this North American 2024 tour! It is fitting that for his first visit to Menla “the Medicine Buddha” Retreat Center, Rinpoche will bless us with teachings […]

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TUMMO FIRE AND HEART DROP YOGA RETREAT

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Robert A.F. Thurman, Michele Loew & Dr. James Bae DACM, E-RYT, C-IAYT

Apr 19 - Apr 24, 2024

Yuthok Yonten Gonpo (ca. 1126-1202CE) is believed by Tibetans to be an emanation of the Medicine Buddha, and he translated/composed the Eight-Branch Deathless Essence—four Medicine Buddha Tantras that descended from Indian Mahayana Buddhism as the lost Buddhist version of what was known in India as the work of the famous Vāgbhaṭṭa. Yuthok travelled all over […]

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From Fire to Light: Completion Stage Yogas for Transforming Trauma into Fully Awakened Humanity

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang & Joseph (Joe) Loizzo , M.D., Ph.D.

Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2024

This in-person retreat introduces the embodied neuroscience and transformative arts of the completion stage of Unexcelled Tantric healing and explores how this powerful and accessible methodology can help catalyze and speed the dissolution of our habitual trauma body into our fully awakened, native humanity, at the individual, interpersonal, societal and planetary levels. After reviewing the […]

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Spring Awakening: Yoga and Writing Retreat

Georgette Kaftan & Kerry Bray

Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2024

Yoga, meditation, and breathwork are valuable tools to push past fear, doubt, insecurity, and also to help us explore joy and the miracles of life. Writing is a sacred practice to acknowledge ourselves, our loved ones, our ancestors, and the natural world. We move and write to heal. We move and write to explore personal […]

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Dharma Moon Windhorse Retreat: Raising Power and Energy to Meet the Challenge of Living

David Nichtern, Dr. Sará King & Larry Mermelstein

May 01 - May 05, 2024

Life can often feel like an uphill battle. We go through our days managing work, relationships, health, kids, school, and "life admin", but by the end of the day, it can feel like our very life force has drained out of us. In Tibetan Buddhism, there is an ancient practice called lungta, or Windhorse. Its […]

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Emerge, Grow, and Bloom: An Alchemical Constellations Retreat

Emily Blefeld, LICSW & Dan Cohen, PhD

May 14 - May 17, 2024

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud became greater than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin The earth awakens after the dream of winter. Animals stir, buds swell, and spring’s expansive vibrant energy invites us to emerge, grow, and bloom in our one precious life. Do […]

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Alchemical Constellations: The Space In Between

Emily Blefeld, LICSW & Dan Cohen, PhD

May 17 - May 19, 2024

Dan, Emily, and the Leadership Team welcome you to join us for a weekend of relaxation, play, ritual, systemic conversation, and connection at Menla after the public workshop and before the final ACT Training. We will informally be “hanging-out” in the field of everyday with whomever dares to follow us into the woods, splash in […]

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The Fundamental Principles Of SoundHealing from the Ancient Shamanic Tradition to New Science: Followed by Tuning Fork Studies

Lea Garnier & John Beaulieu, ND, PhD

May 17 - May 19, 2024

TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 1 of 3 This certification program is spread over three weekend intensives equaling 100 hours of training with pioneers who will show you how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a Sound Healer. With a certificate of completion from Sage Academy of Sound, students will […]

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Seeing with Your Heart: Alchemical Constellations Training and Facilitator Certification

Emily Blefeld, LICSW & Dan Cohen, PhD

May 19 - May 24, 2024

See with Your Heart. Live from Your Heart. Lead Through Your Heart. Emily Blefeld and Dan Cohen’s Seeing with Your Heart Alchemical Constellations Training and Facilitator Certification is designed for individuals ready to untie the tangled threads of past generational sorrows, free themselves to live into the possibilities of spontaneous creation, and expand their lives, […]

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GROW A NEW BODY: One week of healing, renewal and wisdom

Alberto Villoldo Ph.D

Jun 03 - Jun 09, 2024

Lay the foundation for a healthy body that ages slowly and joyfully by combining shamanic energy medicine with cutting-edge neuroscience and biology, detox strategies and power-plant foods you can use to switch on your cells' innate ability to regenerate and repair. Detoxifying your body and upgrading your brain The human body has become a toxic […]

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Friends of Fungi: a Hiking, Foraging, & Mushroom Cultivation Retreat

John Michelotti, Erwin Karl, Gabriela D’Elia & Aubrey Carter

Jun 07 - Jun 09, 2024

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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Finding Safety In Yourself & Others

Luis Mojica

Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2024

Safety comes from inside of our bodies. Think of all the times your environment was peaceful or you were around loving people, yet your body was still bracing or experiencing anxiety. There’s a good reason for this. When we have trauma and chronic stress, our bodies live in a state of bracing from remembered and […]

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Refuge in the Nature of the Heart Retreat with Yoga, Mantra, and Music

Nina Rao & Shamina Rao

Jun 13 - Jun 16, 2024

Join us for this long weekend on the magical, healing land of Menla in the beautiful Catskills to practice mantra, music, and movement, and share space in story and connecting with the Guru, that is our own Heart. Held in the strength of the mountains, the life force of the trees, the flowing sounds of […]

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Sparks of Divinity: A Summer Solstice Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Susan-Elena Esquivel

Jun 20 - Jun 23, 2024

"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity." — B.K.S. Iyengar. Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. What better time to get together to celebrate the source of all life—the life force energy within us—and to give thanks for the blessings that we are always receiving. […]

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Cultivating Joy: A Ketamine-assisted Mindfulness Retreat for Professionals

Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, Seema Desai, MD, Rohini Kanniganti MD, MSPH, HMDC, Lisa Wang MD, Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC & David Gumpel M.A

Jun 20 - Jun 23, 2024

Application Fee: $2850 plus housing and medical intake Join us at beautiful Menla in the Catskills! Welcome to Cultivating Joy ~ A Ketamine Assisted Mindfulness Retreat for professionals looking to cultivate and deepen their practice with groups through experiential education. This is a safe, structured retreat led by a staff of licensed and highly experienced […]

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Show Up with Love: Nidra and Restorative Yoga

Libby Nicholaou

Jun 21 - Jun 23, 2024

Immerse yourself in a supportive environment held by nature and community, as you experience the benefits of restorative yoga and Nidra on this weekend retreat following the Summer Solstice. Restorative yoga is a practice of compassion. The nature of the practice – gentle, soft, supportive – reminds us how to gently care for ourselves. It […]

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Foundations of Yoga Nidra: Five Day Immersion

Tracee Stanley & Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2024

Experiential Practice and Retreat This immersion is an experiential deep dive into the foundations of Yoga Nidra as a technique. Supported by the wisdom of the subtle body, nature, and yogic philosophy, we will explore cosmic sleep as a path toward deep rest, spiritual awakening, and collective care. This course is available for CEU credits […]

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God in the Bod: Experiencing the Majesty of You

John Odlum, Siddiqa Salter & Cynthia J Olivera

Jun 27 - Jun 30, 2024

Your body is the sacred home of your Soul. The most glorious, majestic energy of the Universe resides in you!  And it is time to reclaim this truth, honor your God Codes and authentically express who you are.  God in the Bod is a 3-day intensive that takes you on the powerful journey from head […]

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13th Annual Sage Academy Summer SoundHealing Intensive

Silvia Nakkach, M.A., MMT, Lea Garnier, Angell Deer, Katya Valomova & Scott Williams

Jun 28 - Jun 30, 2024

In 2011 Sage Academy of Sound, located in Woodstock NY, created the 1st annual SoundHealing retreat intensive at Menla. After directly experiencing the healing benefits of sound, and dedicated to sharing this with others, the founders created a platform that would give sound pioneers a beautiful environment to share their knowledge, rest and explore. Thirteen […]

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Ascending the Mystical Mountain: Sonic Tibetan Healing Journey

Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, LARAAJI, Arji OceAnanda & Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo

Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2024

This one-of-a-kind retreat weaves together ancient Tibetan teachings, practices and ceremonies with cutting-edge celestial trance music, therapeutic laughter, sound bath and “playshop” experiences, among other inspiring offerings. Master of the Tibetan Nyingma Longchen Nying-Thig lineage, Lama Lhanang Rinpoche teams up with pioneering ambient musicians and sound healers, Swami Laraaji NadaBrahmananda and Arji OceAnanda Cakouros for […]

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Rejuvenate & Rediscover: Women's Yoga & Workshop Retreat

Samantha Demick, PMP, ICP, Kara Morelli CYT, 200 & Brittany Peo, MA, LMT

Jul 12 - Jul 14, 2024

"Fresh air is as good for the mind as for the body. Nature always seems to be trying to talk to us as if she had some great secret to tell. And so she has." –John Lubbock Escape to the serene Catskills and rediscover yourself at our exclusive women's retreat. Nestled in the breathtaking glacial valley, the prestigious Menla Retreat Center […]

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Sacred Metals: Standing Gongs/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Bells & Shruti Songs

Lea Garnier

Jul 26 - Jul 28, 2024

TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 2 of 3 This 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, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary […]

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Know Your Own Mind: The Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy

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

Aug 16 - Aug 18, 2024

The interplay of Buddhism and Western psychology goes back at least a hundred years. The most spiritual of the world’s psychologies and the most psychological of the world’s religions, Buddhism teaches that the cultivation of self-awareness dispels ignorance about the nature of the self. By Freud’s time, much of the intelligentsia was at least marginally […]

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Crystal Core Awareness with Crystal Bowls, Pyramids & Singing Crystal Consciousness

Lea Garnier

Aug 23 - Aug 25, 2024

TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 3 of 3 This 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, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary […]

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Dark Retreat, Psychedelics, and Virtual Reality: Peril or Promise?

Andrew Holecek & Robert A.F. Thurman

Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2024

Dark retreat is one of the most transformative meditations ever devised. This ancient practice is making a comeback as celebrities proclaim its benefits. Darkness can unleash the power of the luminous mind, bring light to the world, and ironically provide an antidote to this Dark Age. Psychedelics are taking the globe by storm. Entheogens can […]

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Reclamation: A Writing, Intuition, and Mindfulness Retreat

Michelle Cassandra Johnson

Sep 29 - Oct 02, 2024

Reclamation is a body of work focused on how intuition can guide one in trusting their voice and story and a framework to support them in bringing their writing project to fruition. This retreat is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in nature, move through mindfulness and contemplative practices to support you in deepening […]

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13th Annual Sage Academy Autumn SoundHealing Intensive

Joseph Schmidlin, Lea Garnier, Peter Blum, Jessica Caplan & Scott Williams

Oct 04 - Oct 06, 2024

In 2011 Sage Academy of Sound, located in Woodstock NY, created the 1st annual SoundHealing retreat intensive at Menla. After directly experiencing the healing benefits of sound, and dedicated to sharing this with others, the founders created a platform that would give sound pioneers a beautiful environment to share their knowledge, rest and explore. Thirteen […]

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YOGIC LIFESTYLE RETREAT: Weekend Immersion into Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda & Nature

Sue Bonanno

Nov 15 - Nov 17, 2024

How do we create the conditions for optimal health and wellbeing in our intense modern-day lives?  The ancient traditions of meditation, yoga and the sister science of Ayurveda offer practices that balance, heal and transform mind and body to up-level your health, reduce stress, strengthen your immune system and soothe your spirit. The best way […]

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Igniting the Light Within: A Dharana & Dhyana Retreat

Kacy Harnedy

Dec 05 - Dec 08, 2024

Kacy created this retreat for the person looking to deepen their yogic practice, to unveil the aspects of this beautiful lifestyle, and to implement them into daily life. The practices you will learn are sure to help you deepen self connection, find stillness and learn to trust your inner guidance system Sample Schedule Thursday, December […]

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