Miguel Mendez, also known as the “Plant Yogi Chef”, is known in South and North America for his active role in personal development as a wellness counselor, teacher, and healer. His expansive knowledge integrates Kundalini yoga, meditation, nutrition, Ayurveda, indigenous plant medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Miguel lives in Upstate New York, walking an active path of consciousness and transformation. His offering and teachings are all derived from the passion of his heart. He believes strongly that through the spreading of ancestral wisdom and the application of simple and grounded technical information, the world is evolving into a more peaceful one each day. His classes are full of good humor, symbolic metaphors, endless smiles, and highly-encouraged hip-shaking.
“A wonderful retreat center. Beautiful setting and accommodations. By the end of the weekend I felt like I was in an different space, not in any specific geographical area but a separate magical world.”
“Menla is an oasis of tranquility amidst vast natural forest preserves… The area holds a very special aura and energy which you can’t help but be affected by…”
CJ Dellatore, Relevant Design
“Beautiful land, wonderful staff, awesome food…and plenty of it! The staff takes care of your every need. It’s a wonderful place to center and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle. I love this place!”