Menla Retreat Center, Catskills, NY
May 22nd-24th, 2020
Spring Renewal: Cultivating the Beginner’s Mindset
Join Amber Gregory and Sarah Girard this May to celebrate all that the spring season brings. This is an opportunity for renewal, to cultivate a beginner’s mindset and to offer ourselves a new perspective on our path. During this season of growth, felt amidst the warmer days, take time with us to explore new ideas, and find the freedom in beginning again.
Menla Retreat Center is a sanctuary just a 2 hour drive (or bus) north of New York City, founded and operated by the Tibet House. Seated on the world's oldest known meteor crater, and covering 325 acres, this lush valley displays the best of the Catskills temperate forests, rivers, and hiking trails that will bring you a sense of wonder and a sigh of stillness from the bustle of city life. With a healing and renowned Tibetan Spa (Dewa Spa) on the premises, Menla is the perfect space for wellness, filling your days with hiking, journaling, rest and renewal.
Included in the retreat are daily yoga and meditation classes, an afternoon workshop, lodgings,
farm to table harvest meals, hiking and more.
Accommodations range from simple, upscale rooms, featuring Tibetan art and accents, en suite bathrooms, and comfy queen and/or single beds, to shared cabins with a range of rooms, from singles to quads, shared bathrooms, kitchen, and living room, geared towards those preferring simple housing on a budget.
Drawing upon the principles and philosophies of Hatha Yoga and Insight Meditation, this weekend getaway will help you explore and be present with the renewed energy of Spring. The program includes morning sadhana (practice) with asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), and dharana (single-pointed concentration); rituals of sound healing, mindful walking and eating, yin yoga, and moments for contemplation and quiet. By recognizing and nurturing the beginner within each of us, we connect to the power of potential and uplift the world around us.
Menla Retreat Center
375 Pantherkill Road,
P.O. Box 70
Phoenicia, NY 12464
Just a two-hour drive north of New York City.
Buses are available from Port Authority to Phoenicia.
There is a Menla shuttle that will pick you up from the bus stop.