• 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

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 that arises 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, […]

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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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Menla Create-Your-Own Getaway

Oct 18 - Oct 20, 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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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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Taking Time Through Transition

Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2019

Time moves so quickly with the constant swirl of change; so this weekend is an invitation to slow down, to observe, to savor, and to take repose--returning to our lives rejuvenated! Drawing upon the principles and philosophies of Hatha Yoga and Insight Meditation, this weekend getaway will help you investigate and be present with the […]

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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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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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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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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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Unplug and Recharge - A Tech-Free Weekend Yoga Retreat

Nov 21 - Nov 24, 2019

Give yourself the gift of “you time”, to relax and reconnect going into the holiday season. Join international yoga teacher, shamanic energy practitioner, and integrative life coach Marni Pogachefsky at the Menla retreat center in the Catskills for an intimate tech-free weekend yoga retreat, away from the city and into nature! This long weekend retreat […]

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Om Tara Yoga Retreat

Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2019

Jacqui is honored and excited to be leading Om Tara Yoga Studio’s 3rd annual retreat. To retreat means to withdraw. I invite you to withdraw from your routine and possibly stressful lives, immerse yourself in nature while practicing yoga, pranayama and meditation. Embrace the deeper study of yoga through philosophy discussions and take home with […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Nov 29 - Dec 01, 2019

Thanksgiving is a holiday when we recognize our dependence on each other. We learn from each other. We give to and receive from each other. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, along with practicing asana and pranayama together we will focus on: Maitri, Karuna, Mudita, Upeksa. = Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity Buddhist call these four […]

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Whirl in the Quantum Field of Oneness

Dec 13 - Dec 18, 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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Here Comes the Sun: New Year's Dharma, Yoga & Devotional Chanting Retreat

Dec 27 - Jan 01, 2020

On this retreat we will invoke Krishna-Radha, Sita-Ram, Lokeshvara, Tara, and Hanuman, celebrating their tireless divine efforts to save the world from needless suffering with chanting, learning, meditating, and energizing and healing the body. This retreat combines Krishna Das’ bhakti and universal love teachings—descended from his guru, Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba—with Bob's teachings on mindful […]

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Psychedelic Integration in Psychotherapy: A Retreat for Clinicians

Jan 17 - Jan 20, 2020

Join Dr. Elizabeth Nielson and Dr. Ingmar Gorman at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York for "Psychedelic Integration in Psychotherapy: A Retreat for Clinicians", an all-levels MLK Day weekend retreat.

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Buddha & the Yogis: The Wheel of Time at the River of Stars

Jan 22 - Jan 29, 2020

This year’s Buddha & Yogis retreat in Molokai, Hawaii will intimately explore the super-subtle sciences of Vajrayana found in Mahayana Buddhist Tantras & the Yogic Tantras of Saivism and Vaishnavism. We will explore these subtle mind yogas intellectually and experientially with daily practices of yoga asana, pranayama, mantra & meditation within the tantric mandala, and […]

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The Art & Science of Yoga

Feb 14 - Feb 17, 2020

“Yoga is both an Art and Science” -BKS Iyengar “Both Buddhism and science prefer to account for the evolution and emergence of the cosmos and life in terms of the complex interrelations of the natural laws of cause and effect. From the methodological perspective, both traditions emphasize the role of empiricism. For example, in the […]

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Subtler Shifts: Steady Awareness in Practice and Life

Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2020

This weekend journey will offer your body and mind a comprehensive reset. From asana to meditation, active movement to nidra, explore what it means to cultivate the subtler shifts within you to welcome a sweet freedom in your daily life. Schedule Friday, March 27th 3 - 8pm Check- in 6 - 7pm Dinner 7:15pm Welcome Program/Practice Saturday, March […]

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Heaven Holds Earth Qigong & Mudras: A Practice to Bring Harmony between Yin & Yang

May 15 - May 17, 2020

Qigong has been called the ‘grandparent’ of Tai Chi.  It is the essence of the forces of creation, heaven, earth and all life.  The microcosmic orbit is a loop of energy within the body on the path of the chakras which allies and balances our yin/yang, fire/water, the night and day of our natural circadian […]

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Kula Yoga

Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2020

Many moons ago we created Camp Kula for the urban dweller who couldn’t manage to carve out a full 90-120 minutes for their daily yoga practice. The concept: set aside the time to go deep with two daily Kula Flow classes and two daily workshops aimed at unearthing the more esoteric parts of the practice. […]

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