Menla Personal Wellness Getaways

Flexible Dates
Are you looking for a completely unique custom Menla experience? We have just the retreat for you! Menla Personal Getaways offer delicious locally sourced meals, a daily meditation class, traditional or Far Infrared sauna & steam room access and deluxe accommodations with the option for you to be creative with your schedule. Guests can choose to simply […]

Summer Lovin’ Weekend Getaway to the Catskills

With Charlene Lite

July 28 - 30, 2017
Are you dreaming of a summer escape just outside of the city? One where you can travel by public transportation, practice yoga daily (two classes on Saturday), eat delicious healthy food, meet like-minded individuals, make s'mores over a bonfire, swim in a pool, hike local trails...all surrounding the gorgeous catskill mountains? Well, I got you covered! Join me for a special three days/two nights weekend getaway to the beautiful Menla Retreat & Spa. Join NYC-based yoga instructor, Charlene Lite for a summer lovin’ weekend escape of yoga, delicious vegetarian meals, beautiful accommodations, unlimited hiking trails, bonfire gatherings, s’more-making, pool-dipping and…

(Re)Vision: Explore Your Stories, Shape Your Future: A Practice of Being Seen for Therapist-Healers

With Rebecca Wong, LCSW-R and Marisa Goudy, MA

August 13 - 16, 2017
How do you span the divide between hoping and doing, between dream and reality, between wounded and healed? You pause. You root into nature, into Spirit, into your body, into your history, and into what you know about the people you are here to help. When you see yourself clearly, you’re able to bring your […]

Anxiety, Depression & Addiction: Buddhist Psychological Insights for Mental & Spiritual Health for Modern World

With Mark Epstein, M.D. and Robert AF Thurman

August 18 - 20, 2017
Menla
In his earliest teachings, the Buddha put forth an Eight Fold Prescription for mental and spiritual health. The most spiritual of the world’s psychologies and the most psychological of the world’s religions, Buddhism can best be approached as a set of treatments for mental and emotional dis-ease. At the heart of the Buddha’s method lies […]

Immortal Sisters Conference

August 25 - 30, 2017
Come to this first-of-its-kind, historic gathering of over 100 women practitioners of Taoist health and spiritual arts, The Immortal Sisters Conference - August 25-30, 2017 www.immortalsistersconference.com Join the rapidly expanding community of women practitioners of Qigong and Taoist spirituality who will gather together to inspire, learn from, and empower each other through sharing the ancient […]

True Meaning of Meditation: the Inner and the Outer

With Sri M

September 1 - 3, 2017
Please note at this time our rooms are booking up quickly. We only have a few spaces left. If you are unable to register for a room with us, we encourage guests to book our commuter and camping options. We have both camping spaces as well as our Deluxe Tent cabins available. Commuters please see […]

Real Love: Buddhist & Bhakti Practices of the Heart

With Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg and Robert AF Thurman

September 21 - 24, 2017
Join Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg and guest teacher Robert Thurman for a weekend immersion exploring a world of great possibility in Real Love: Buddhist & Bhakti Practices of the Heart. These three friends and colleague bring a lifetime of experience nurturing a greater capacity for love rooted in both the Buddhist and Bhakti traditions. In this […]

Krishna Das Kirtan 2017

September 22 - 23, 2017
Friday September 22nd and Saturday September 23rd Tickets also available at the door   Schedule 7pm Will Call for Public Kirtan Ticket Holders 7:30pm Doors Open for Kirtan 8-10:30pm Kirtan with Krishna Das (open to public)

Shamans & Siddhas: Meeting at the Crossroads of Shamanism & Tantra

With Isa Gucciardi and Robert AF Thurman

October 5 - 8, 2017
Menla Mountain Retreat
This retreat focuses on the traditions of the “psychonauts,” explorers of the subtle realms of dream, death, and all “between” states. Such people are known as “shamans” in indigenous traditions and as “siddhas” or “adepts” in Buddhist and Hindu Tantric traditions. Isa Gucciardi joins Robert Thurman in exploring the deep and vast dimensions of these traditions, focusing on our planetary welcoming of various forms that consciousness takes in this time of global crisis, as she has done from time immemorial. Shamans and siddha adepts provide us with resources from long-developed, time-tested positive sciences and arts that help us celebrate the…

Iyengar Yoga Three Day Weekend Retreat

With Carolyn Christie

October 6 - 9, 2017
Come participate in the mix of nature and consciousness at Menla Mountain Retreat Center. Many years of dedicated work toward building a conscious environment that heals humans, animals, plants, streams, balancing the elements, gunas, and the 5 winds makes Menla a very special place to do retreat. We will take our time at Menla to […]

Retreat Into Gratitude

With Stacia Nero and Daphne Lyon

October 6 - 8, 2017
Book now and get $50.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 2, 2017.
“GRATITUDE BESTOWS REVERENCE, ALLOWING US TO CREATE EVERYDAY EPIPHANIES; THOSE TRANSLUCENT MOMENTS OF AWE THAT CHANGE FOREVER HOW WE EXPERIENCE LIFE AND THE WORLD” ~ John Milton It is the time of year where Mother Nature calls us to come together, yet turn within to: reflect, connect, and give thanks. Fall is the perfect time […]

Four Winds Advanced Divination MENLA ACCOMMODATIONS

October 15 - 20, 2017
In Advanced Divination, you will deepen your shamanic skills and align yourself even further with the signs presented by nature, randomness and chance events. You will learn how to master the shaman’s art of tracking and seeing, and how to create maps on the level of the soul for individuals and for the entire world. […]

Four Winds The Great Gathering of Shamans MENLA ACCOMMODATIONS

October 20 - 22, 2017
Dr. Alberto Villoldo and The Four Winds Society invite you to join fellow students and graduates of the Light Body School for a weekend of celebration and ceremony. We will meet to renew our collective power and vision at the 2017 Great Gathering of Shamans. Requirements: Students and graduates (and family) Please note that you must […]

Four Winds Mastery of Time MENLA ACCOMMODATIONS

October 22 - 27, 2017
In Mastery of Time you will 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 […]

Sattva Rejuvenation Retreat: Regenerative Practices for Vinyasa Flow Teachers

With Dani McGuire(Vani)

October 30 - November 2, 2017
This year’s Sattva Rejuvenation retreat will be centered around Vani's upcoming book and the central practices of Sattva Vinyasa in Living a balanced life and harmonious relationships as expressed through her methods of a mondern day kriya yoga. We will have daily discussions around self care and self study themes in Vani's book as well as exploring the sattva vinyasa flow practice, chanting, updated sequences, and movement applications for a sustainable vinyasa flow practice and renewed teaching and embodiement. Each day will include free time for spa treatments, meditation, and movement exploration as a renewal for the sattva vinyasa teachers,…

Sufi Dance of Oneness

With Banafsheh Sayyad

November 3 - 5, 2017
Menla Mountain Retreat
Listen! and allow this listening to lead you into movement and a dance that opens your heart and kindles your creative fire. Sama, the Sufi Dance of Oneness, is a central devotional practice of Sufism, the path of Love. If you long to meditate with movement and feel drawn to truly ground your spirituality in your body and gain very practical tools for living a more energized, peaceful and lucidly creative life, then this workshop is for you. Guided by the teachings of Rumi, delve into grounding and centering movements that awaken your body, re-connect you with the Earth and your…

THE 21 STAGES OF MEDITATION: A JOURNEY TO THE SELF

With Guru Dharam , Siri Sat, Mahan Rishi Singh, Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa and Gurunam Singh

November 3 - 9, 2017
Join us for a powerful Journey: 6 days of deep, transformational practice in the beautiful Menla Mountain Retreat. The 21 Stages of Meditation clarifies the process and outlines the steps of your progress in meditation, and your profound understanding of your Self. Each part of this meditative journey takes you into a deeper level of awakening and realization. In this course we engage in a 3-part meditative journey through The Crystallized Self, where we recognize and experience our true Self; The Expressive Self, in which we learn how to express our true Self in both action and stillness; and lastly,…

Love Your Enemies: Annual New Year’s Dharma & Yoga Retreat

With Sharon Salzberg, Robert AF Thurman, Carolyn Christie and Brooke Myers

December 27, 2017 - January 1, 2018
In life we are presented with various outer enemies—be they malevolent competitors at work or in business, corrupt imperious politicians, or even wayward neighbors or family members—as well as a host of inner enemies, from our addictive emotions to our mental delusions. In this workshop we will explore a range of inner and outer enemies, looking at the fear, anger, and anguish generated by being stuck in a mode of "us" and "them", and focus on the total liberation that we are capable of, and on Buddhist teachings and techniques that help us to realize that liberation. […]