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Menla Retreat Center, Catskills, NY

Taking Time Through Transition

Oct 25th-Oct 27th

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Take a pause with Amber Gregory and Sarah Girard this fall to honor the turn of seasons in the Catskill Mountains. 

 

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!

 

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 investigate and be present with the process of transition. 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. We will turn inward to map our own changing seasons and ignite the warmth of activism and transformation within ourselves and the world around us. 

Menla Retreat Center

375 Pantherkill Road,

P.O. Box 70
Phoenicia, NY 12464

Transportation:

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.​

Costs/Accommodations: 

Includes room, board, and programming

2 Deluxe Private Queens ($950) 

4 Doubles, Shared bath ($725)

4 Deluxe Quads private bath ($675)

16 Standard Shared beds ($635)

12 Dorm Beds ($550)

***rooms available for sign up after Aug 15th***

RAYOS DEL SOL, COSTA RICA

Feb 29th- Mar 7th, 2020

The original Good Life Retreat

This all-inclusive week is spent enjoying all that this quiet coastal enclave has to offer: nature, yoga, local cuisine, surfing and plenty of restoration. 

 

Come together for 6 days and 7 nights at Rayos Del Sol just north of Nosara with three radiant yoga instructors and holistic wellness experts. Nestled on a hilltop, this retreat is complete with ocean breezes, lush jungle, and sunsets out of your dreams!

Daily yoga and meditation classes, afternoon workshops, delicious local meals, and outdoor excursions infuse the retreat offerings. Together we are excited to share the love, laughter, dance parties, and memories that await us in this magical place!

¡Pura Vida!

Daily Classes

Morning Yoga and Meditation sessions are designed to awaken and inspire curiosity; to invite self-inquiry and discovery all while overlooking the gorgeous jungle and coastline.

 

Afternoon workshops provide specific tools to help absorb our experience and to cultivate deeper lessons through the rest of the winter season and beyond. We will breakdown Advanced Postures, offer time-tested Ayurvedic Nutrition and modern-day Self Care practices, explore Therapeutic Techniques and dive into the teachings of Yoga Philosophy. 

 

Meals at Rayos

Our chef will prepare 3 nourishing meals each day. Menus are thoughtfully designed, locally sourced (like, on the property local) where possible, and served family-style. The food is delicious...you will not be disappointed.

Breakfast and lunch: vegetarian/vegan

Dinner:  plant-based with a local meat, chicken, or fish option available.

-Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Accommodations at Rayos

-Private rooms with King Beds

-Double rooms with two double beds

-Dorm Style Quad

-Dorm Style Quintet

Activities and Excursions

Throughout the week we will have opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, including a visit to Playa Guiones, a sweet beach town with great surf! Other activites include: lounging, swimming, hiking, writing, sourdough bread making, bodywork and massage treatments, horseback riding, zip-lining, jungle and beach walks, bonfires, and more!

Pricing and Logistics

*Rates include all yoga sessions, excursions, meals, and accommodations

 

$1800- $2700  | Single occupancy to quintet shares available

Dorm Style Quintet Share

$1800 per person | 2 dorm rooms available

Sleeps up to 5 people in twin beds, 2 showers, 2 toilets, 4 sinks

Quad Share

$1850 per person | 2 quad rooms available

Sleeps up to 4 people in twin beds with shared bathroom

 

Double Room

$2300 per person | 2 double rooms available

Sleeps up to 2 people in full beds with shared bath (ideal for friends!)

 

Private Room

$2700 per person / $2500 per person in a couple | 3 single guest / couple rooms available

Queen or King room with private bathroom

 

A deposit of $800 will hold your space.

CHATEAU DE BARDOULY, FRANCE

Aug 30th-Sept 5th, 2020

Join us on our journey to France and experience the culture, peace, and tranquility  in this oasis nestled among the wine region of Bordeaux, France. Enjoy daily yoga and meditation classes, discover nearby historical sites such as the Cathedral Saint-Front de Périgueux, the ancient Abbey of Cadouin, and the church of Saint-Avit; explore the market towns in near by villages, or simply settle in to a good book in the many cozy places around the Chateaux de Bardouly.  

Daily Classes
Morning Yoga and Meditation sessions are designed to awaken and inspire curiosity; to invite self-inquiry and discovery all while overlooking the gorgeous jungle and coastline.

 

Afternoon workshops provide specific tools to help absorb our experience and to cultivate deeper lessons. We will breakdown Advanced Postures, offer time-tested Ayurvedic Nutrition and modern-day Self Care practices, explore Therapeutic Techniques and dive into the teachings of Yoga Philosophy. 

 

Dining

Our chef will prepare 3 nourishing meals each day. Menus are thoughtfully designed, locally sourced (like, on the property local) where possible, and served family-style. The food is delicious...you will not be disappointed.

Breakfast and lunch: vegetarian/vegan

Dinner:  plant-based with a local meat, chicken, or fish option available.

-Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Accommodations

This 9 bedroom Chateaux sleeps 16 guests, offers outdoor and indoor yoga spaces, a pool, and indoor and outdoor dining. 

Activities and Excursions

Throughout the week we will have opportunities to explore the surrounding area, including a wine tour, historical site visits, and a visit to Thich Nhat Hans Plum Village! Other activites include: lounging, swimming, hiking, writing, cooking classes, bodywork and massage treatments, hot air balloon rides, and more!

Pricing and Logistics

*Rates include all yoga sessions, excursions, meals, and accommodations

 

$2300 - $3200  | Single occupancy and Double rooms available

THE BLUE ROOM | $3200

king size bed; bath and standing shower, 2 basins and wc

 
THE YELLOW ROOM | $3200

king size bed; standing shower, basin and wc

 
THE QUEEN’S ROOM | $3200

king size bed; sitting area; standing shower, basin, wc

 
THE RED ROOM | $2300/person

two single beds; bath with shower, basin and wc

THE GREEN ROOM | $2300/person

two single beds; bath with shower, basin and wc

THE BALLOON ROOM | $2300/person

two single beds; standing shower, basin and wc

THE DRIVER’S ROOM | $2300/person

one small double (although can be fitted with 2 singles or king); bath and shower, basin and wc

THE BUTTERFLY ROOM | $3200

king size bed; bath with shower, basin and wc

THE OWLS’S ROOM | $2750/person

two small double beds; standing shower, basin and wc

A deposit of $800 will hold your space.