• 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

Sage Academy Sound Healing Certification Program Weekend 2: Gongs and Standing Gongs/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Bells & Shruti Songs

Jul 26 - Jul 28, 2019

The 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 treatment team within a health center […]

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Menla Create-Your-Own Getaway

Jul 26 - Jul 28, 2019

Are you looking for a completely unique custom Menla experience? We have just the retreat for you! Menla's Create-Your-Own Getaways offer delicious locally sourced meals, a daily meditation and yoga 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 […]

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Transformational Breath

Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2019

"Seminar" is a 6-day program There are NO PREREQUISITES. Staffing: These trainings are led by Senior Trainers and amply staffed with Facilitators, usually a 3:1 or 2:1 ratio. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The goal of Seminar is to use the Breath to create powerful and permanent personal transformation in a relatively short period. Seminar week begins the […]

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Getting Over Yourself: The Best of Buddhism & Psychotherapy

Aug 16 - Aug 18, 2019

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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Sage Academy Sound Healing Certification Program Weekend 3: Crystal Core Awareness with Crystal Bowls & Pyramids & Singing Crystal Consciousness.

Aug 23 - Aug 25, 2019

The 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 treatment team within a health center […]

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Retreat Into Gratitude

Aug 23 - Aug 25, 2019

“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   This year Stacia, Daphne, & Amrita invite you to beat the summer heat and head north to the majestic Catskill mountains during the dog days of summer […]

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The Dharmic Warrior Immersion with Jai Dev

Aug 28 - Sep 01, 2019

A Kundalini Yoga Immersion unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. This summer, world-renowned Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Jai Dev Singh, brings this transformational 5-day event to the East Coast for the time ever. This retreat is designed for those looking to experience profound heart opening via the lightning path of Kundalini Yoga’s […]

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Aquarian Medicine Wheel-South Direction

Sep 05 - Sep 08, 2019

YOU are your greatest healer! Your body is your greatest pharmacy! You have all the tools of self-mastery within… Release. Transcend. Create. Transform. Discover how to unlock these hidden treasures with the Aquarian Medicine Wheel! You will learn and experience ancient wisdom and healing tools of higher consciousness and awareness interwoven with the most up to […]

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Unconscious Reveal: Delve deep. Ignite vitality. Embrace healthy full relationships

Sep 13 - Sep 15, 2019

Gain new freedom as we: explore the mysteries of personality development dismantle survival techniques reconnect to your highest self refrain perceived limitations as seeds for success learn to speak others language to cultivate healthier relationships implement yoga tools for self-regulation, balance and grounding Accommodations: Single occupancy: $790 Double occupancy: $750 Triple occupancy: $720 Quad occupancy: […]

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Lift the Earth: Bringing Peace To Our Ancestors (Three Day Option)

Sep 19 - Sep 22, 2019

    Taking place on World Peace Day and the Fall Equinox, LIFT THE EARTH is a four-day event, from September 19-23, which includes the participation of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Alice Walker, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Chief Phil Lane, Dr. Robert Thurman and other spiritual leaders and activists from around the world. […]

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Lift the Earth: Bringing Peace To Our Ancestors (Four Day Option)

Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2019

    Taking place on World Peace Day and the Fall Equinox, LIFT THE EARTH is a four-day event, from September 19-23, which includes the participation of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Alice Walker, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Chief Phil Lane, Dr. Robert Thurman and other spiritual leaders and activists from around the world. […]

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Women's Circle Immersion One: The Vision of Spirituality in Africa

Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2019

Global Sisterhood will join hands with the Grandmothers to host a Fall Equinox opening circle. We will unite our intentions and prayers to experience a collective letting go so that we can arrive fully present and renewed, ready to receive the wisdom of the Grandmothers. In sisterhood, we will do the inner work to cultivate […]

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Women's Circle Immersion Two: A Women's Healing Journey - Experience Sacred Time And Sacred Space With The Turtle Island Project Sisters

Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2019

Global Sisterhood will join hands with the Grandmothers to host a Fall Equinox opening circle. We will unite our intentions and prayers to experience a collective letting go so that we can arrive fully present and renewed, ready to receive the wisdom of the Grandmothers. In sisterhood, we will do the inner work to cultivate […]

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Women's Circle Immersion Three: Awakening Your Divine Self Through Your Connection With The Divinities Of Nature

Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2019

Global Sisterhood will join hands with the Grandmothers to host a Fall Equinox opening circle. We will unite our intentions and prayers to experience a collective letting go so that we can arrive fully present and renewed, ready to receive the wisdom of the Grandmothers. In sisterhood, we will do the inner work to cultivate […]

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The Art of Thinking: Awakening Your Genius Through the Science of Mindfulness

Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2019

Join Shaun Nanavati, Dr. Christopher Kelley and Erica Saccente at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York for "The Art of Thinking: Awakening Your Genius Through the Science of Mindfulness", an All-Levels Weekend Retreat.

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Menla Fall Cleanse Getaway

Sep 30 - Oct 06, 2019

Menla’s Fall Cleanse is designed to gently flush toxins from your body, strengthen your immune system, increase energy levels and mental clarity, and promote restful sleep.  This nutritional cleanse offers simple, nourishing alkaline and vegan meals, and detoxifying herb teas that will allow your digestive tract to rest and your organs to strengthen, while still leaving […]

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

Oct 03 - Oct 06, 2019

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 ...

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Menla Hiking in the Catskills

Oct 03 - Oct 06, 2019

Come join us for a spectacular weekend of fresh air and stunning fall foliage. Escape the stresses of your daily life and immerse yourself in the timeless tranquility of our breathtaking 325-acre Catskills forest preserve. This package includes accommodations, delicious and healthy locally sourced meals, a daily meditation and yoga class, traditional and far-infrared sauna & steam […]

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DEEPEN YOU: Yin/Yang Retreat for Your Soul

Oct 04 - Oct 06, 2019

Honored to lead her 3rd annual retreat at Menla, please join Georgette on this Deepen You: Yin/Yang Yoga and Wellness retreat encouraging you to reconnect with the deep magic you already embody. Engage in a weekend of self-inquiry with inspiring all-levels vinyasa flows and nurturing yin yoga yummy-ness.  All-levels morning asana flow practices invite you to […]

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Shamanic Journey Intensive

Oct 06 - Oct 08, 2019

The Shamanic Journey is a method of accessing inner wisdom through a meditative state. It is derived from a practice done by the healers, or shamans, of indigenous shamanic cultures. It is performed to gain insight and effect healing, and has been a common practice of many indigenous cultures for thousands of years. Isa Gucciardi, […]

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Shamanic Residency Immersion

Oct 08 - Oct 12, 2019

Deep within the embrace of the natural beauty of Menla, the Shamanic Residency Immersion offers in-depth, hands on training in shamanic principles and techniques that you can apply right now. With these methods you can address challenges in your life and the world around you, make positive changes, and serve yourself and others more effectively. […]

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Institute for Mindful Leadership Presents: Leadership Communication and Resilience

Oct 10 - Oct 13, 2019

  In this retreat, Janice Marturano, author of the award-winning book “Finding the Space to Lead” will teach the curricula she has developed and used with Fortune 500 companies, the World Economic Forum, the Brookings Institute and NYU Stern Business School. Our focus will be on two top concerns of professionals in today’s workforce: leadership […]

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Understanding and Healing from Chronic, Mystery and Autoimmune Illness

Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2019

Looking for improved health? Chronic and mystery illnesses can be cured. You can heal! It’s time to learn how to end the suffering from autoimmune and mystery illness conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Connective Tissue Disorders, Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Sjogren’s, Celiac, Crohn’s, Colitis, CFS, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Addictions, Infertility, PCOS, Cancer, […]

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Buddhist Recovery: Using Mindfulness to Overcome Addiction

Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2019

In this second annual retreat, we introduce Mindfulness approaches toward addiction recovery, focusing on philosophical and practical tools that can support any recovery program that you are in. We welcome people to this retreat of all genders, sexualities, races, classes and cultures, who are working in recovery from any kind of addictive substance or behavior. This retreat will […]

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My Practice

Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2019

Creating a personalized Mindfulness & Meditation Practice M=Meditation + Y=Yoga = a step-by-step, user friendly PRACTICE that makes experiencing the benefits of meditation & yoga achievable for everyone, through coaching YOU to be your wisest, best teacher. MY PRACTICE is a comprehensive system drawn from 20+ years of education and experience. I’ve extracted seven techniques […]

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The Four Winds: Rites and Initiations

Oct 20 - Oct 25, 2019

Explore the great initiations of shamanism and deepen your understanding of this path of energy and enlightenment in this Master-level class. Journey through the Medicine Wheel as you revisit each transmission of energy in the classic form in Rites and Initiations. Learn the passages that mark puberty, womanhood, manhood, and our sage years. Let the […]

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The Four Winds: Advanced Divination

Oct 21 - Oct 26, 2019

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. You will learn the art […]

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Sacred Politics: Dance of the Sacred Feminine and Masculine

Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2019

Effective collaboration of sacred feminine and masculine energies is the most important issue of our times. It affects not just all human society, but the whole of nature. What will a harmonious future for humanity and the world look like? Will it be a time of resurgent feminine energies as part of a rebalancing of […]

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The Four Winds: Light Body School Review

Oct 26 - Oct 28, 2019

Meet our faculty and other Light Body School graduates and students in person. Work on your technical excellence under the guidance of Four Winds Senior Faculty, master the healing practices in your training and get feedback on your client cases, and join your Four Winds Ayllu in fire ceremonies. This in-person review is offered tuition […]

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The Four Winds: Advanced Shamanic Skills

Oct 28 - Nov 02, 2019

Acquire advanced techniques for working with complex energy medicine issues practitioners often face, including complex psycho- spiritual dynamics, past-life karmic dramas, intrusive spirit entities, psychic attack, and ancestral karma. In this class you will learn to differentiate what is part of your client’s unconscious and what are toxic environmental or spiritual energies. You will learn […]

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Body & Mind: Yoga and Mindfulness in Tumultuous Times

Nov 01 - Nov 03, 2019

Yoga and meditation are both invaluable tools for the management of anxiety, and both have emerged in American mainstream culture over the past decade. Needed now more than ever, each comes from ancient living traditions whose purpose is to help us live our lives without debilitating stress, depression, fear, resentment, muscle tension, fatigue, or addictive […]

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Get Unstuck and Get Happy - A Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat

Nov 01 - Nov 03, 2019

Do you feel stuck? Overwhelmed? Like life is moving super fast before your eyes and you are still unsettled and not as happy as you want to be? Maybe you’re stuck in a relationship or in your career. Or maybe you feel held back by your finances, health or emotions. Even though you may want […]

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Sufi Dance of Oneness

Nov 07 - Nov 12, 2019

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 ...

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Heart as Wide as the World: Heart practices of the Buddhist and Bhakti Paths

Nov 14 - Nov 17, 2019

Both the Bhakti and Buddhist paths tell us that we all have the same capacity for compassion and for peace. A life of connection and authenticity can come completely alive for us, even now when the world is in greater turmoil than ever before. We can discover that our hearts are indeed, wide enough to […]

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