• Host Your Event at Menla,

    from Small Retreats to Large Conferences.

  • We Offer Deluxe Private Accommodations…

  • And a Variety of Standard Shared Rooms

  • Book the Largest Indoor

    Meeting Hall in the Catskills…

  • Or Smaller, More

    Intimate Spaces

  • Enjoy Delicious, Nourishing,

    Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Discover Our World-Class Dewa Spa

    and Other Signature Amenities

  • Our Caring Support Staff will Help Make

    Your Retreat an Unforgettable Experience

Host Your Retreat

With its magical valley setting deep in the Catskills and just two hours from NYC, Menla is uniquely suited to host your group retreat or conference.

Able to host residential groups of up to 108 individuals across a wide range of comfortable accommodations from deluxe private rooms to small group cabins, our spacious 325-acre facility also offers supplemental dorm-style options & numerous camping sites. Enjoy delicious healthy cuisine and the caring support you need from our production team.

Facilities include the biggest conference space in the Catskills, spacious yoga studio, meditation sanctuary, a world-class destination spa, hiking trails, swimming pool, fitness room, tennis courts, fire pits and sweat lodge.


Dewa Spa

Discover the ancient restorative therapies of Tibet at Dewa, Menla’s world-class healing spa and one of the only places in the West where you can ...

Cuisine

Enjoy healthy cuisine expertly prepared by our dedicated French & American chefs, using produce from our organic vegetable garden and the best local offerings. Plant-based diet with meat dishes available by advanced request ...

Local Region / Activities

One of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Catskills are home to iconic settlements like Woodstock and Phoenicia, recently named one of the top 10 coolest small towns in the US. Find out why the Catskills are so popular! ...


GROUP MEETING SPACES

Menla features the biggest conference hall in the Catskills, as well as a choice of meeting rooms and fully equipped practice spaces that can be adapted to a wide range of requirements – from practices such as yoga, meditation and martial arts to a host of therapies from sound healing to Shamanic journeys.

 

Nalanda Conference Center

Our Nalanda Conference Center is perfect for conferences, group meetings, large movement and yoga programs, and weddings. Built in 2001, this two-story building includes a Main Hall, the Devi Practice Room, Nalanda Cafe & Bookstore, men’s and women’s bathrooms (includ...

Nalanda Conference Center – Main Hall

The Main Hall offers a peaceful environment with views into the surrounding forest on three sides. The Main Hall is 3600 square feet (92′ x 44′), with a 270 person capacity, and includes free high-speed wifi, floor-to-ceiling windows, ceiling fans, and comfortable sea...

Nalanda Conference Center – Devi Room

Featuring a stunning exhibit by world-renowned photographer Steve McCurry, our Devi Room provides a more intimate class or meeting experience. At 990 square feet (45′ x 22′), this space can accommodate up to 40 people for non-movement based classes. ...

Yoga Options at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York

Ahimsa Yoga Studio

Designed with Iyengar wall ropes and featuring views of our garden and forests, our Ahimsa Yoga Studio is the perfect space for yoga, meditation or movement workshops, or mid-sized meetings. At 1760 square feet (64′ x 40′), this space accommodates up to 75 people thea...

Tara Sanctuary

For smaller groups, our beautiful Sanctuary is ideal, with its unique septagonal architecture and enormous bay windows facing the southern mountain ridge. At 784 square feet (apprx 28′ x 28′), the Sanctuary has a 35 person capacity. Constructed specifically for contem...

Vintage Country Barn

This charming 200-year-old building can be used as a primary meeting space or for receptions and social events. With its high vaulted ceilings, the Barn has excellent acoustics and is the perfect space for groups incorporating music or sound healing. At 1680 square feet (40′...


GROUP EXPERIENCE PACKAGES

Menla’s tailored nature experiences, private classes, and optional retreat add-ons let you add new dimension to your offerings by combining elements that are just the right fit for your group retreat. Set off on a range of guided treks and learn about our flora & fauna, add a meditation, yoga or sound healing session lead by local experts, or experience the magic of a traditional sweat lodge or a bonfire beneath the stars…

Healing Sound Bath

A beautiful meditation where harmonic vibrations are created by singing bowls, gongs, and other resonant instruments. While you sit or lie down, a bath of soun...

Yoga Options at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York

Yoga Class Options

Whether your students are novices or seasoned practitioners, choose from a variety of yoga styles.The ancient asana practice of yoga is based on unifying your b...

Meditation Class

Regular meditation is proven to benefit cognitive function, increase concentration, reduce stress, boost feelings of happiness, and lead to physiological benefi...

Bonfire Under the Stars

Enjoy a sparkling wood fire in one of our stone fire pits, a classic Catskills experience., have fun, and say I love you in a sacred and peaceful environment. S...

AV Equipment Rental

Need a projector or sound system with mics and speakers? Rent our equipment for the day or for your whole retreat.We have portable sound systems with mics and s...

Meat Option with Meals

Supplement Menla’s plant-based cuisine with organic fish or chicken at lunch and/or dinner.The majority of our guests are vegetarian, but we do host a num...

All-Day Meeting Room Coffee/Tea Service

Have Menla provide coffee and tea service in your designated meeting room from morning until evening.Tea and coffee are available in the Lhasa Inn with meals, b...

Group Spa Packages

Treat your group to one of our discount spa packages for massage and other bodywork.  Group Massage Package: Book 15 or more massages for your group and enjoy ...

Off-Site Hiking with Expert Guide

For a more formal educational hiking experience, take a hike in the local Catskills with an expert guide. Explore nearby favorites: Giant Ledge/Panther Mountai...

Guided Mountain Hiking

Treat your group to a guided hike on one of our enchanted trails and reap the many benefits of forest bathing.Short easy hikes (1-2hrs) and long intermediate-di...

Menla Ecology Walk

Learn about our bio-region and how nature and humans have interfaced in this secluded valley.The Pantherkill Valley, our home, has been used by spiritual commun...

Garden & Horticulture Tour

Learn about the work that goes on behind the scenes to bring you Menla’s food and flowers!Our main garden is a source of food, flowers, herbs, medicinal p...

Medicinal Plant Tour

Menla is both growing and wild-harvesting a wide variety of healing plants. Learn about the growing techniques, healing properties,and ecological systems of Pa...

Native American Sweat Lodge

Experience a traditional sweat lodge, a deeply healing and spiritually enriching group ceremony. Sweat lodges take a lot of work to prepare, and most of our lo...

MENLA

375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464
845-688-6897 ext 101