Menla Mountain Retreat
Center for Health and Happiness
Set in the heart of the historic Catskill Mountains of
New York State and surrounded by a national forest preserve, the retreat center offers complete privacy in a tranquil setting. Its modern and comfortable facilities on 320 acres are an ideal setting for yoga retreats and teacher trainings. For over a century this secluded valley at the foot of Pantherkill Mountain has been a source of renewal and inspiration.
The Kessler Yoga Studio is Menla's premiere yoga space. Located in a secluded meadow and fully stocked with yoga mats, blankets, and props, the 1,760 square foot studio features a bamboo floor and floor to ceiling windows; it is an exquisite space for yoga practice.
For larger groups, the Main Hall in the Nalanda Conference center is 4,048 square feet, with oak floors and radiant heat. The Lhasa Cafe and lounge are located withing the Nalanda Conference Center for relaxing and socializing during breaks.
The Vintage Barn has high vaulted ceilings and oak hardwood floors. At 1,680 square feet, the Barn is suitable for medium-sized groups and programs.
The Sanctuary, built specifically for contemplative workshops, is an exquisite setting for a more intimate experience. This seven-sided wooden structure with floor to ceiling windows is 900 square feet and features mountain views. Menla can house up to 100 guests in a variety of eco-friendly housing options, including camping. Three gourmet vegetarian meals are served daily. Other highlights include: wellness services; fitness center; swimming pool; tennis courts; sauna; hiking trails.
The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch (est. 1974) was founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda for the practice of Yoga and the
study of Vedanta. The Yoga Ranch offers various programs for Yoga practice ranging from a single Asana class,a Vegetarian Meal,or a group Meditation, to an intensive month-long Yoga Teachers Training Course and Residential Work Study Programs.
Yoga Toursindia, in association with www.yogabhavan.com, a distinguished and internationally recognized yoga organization
will lead an extraordinary pilgrimage to the most fascinating Temples and Retreat Centers of South India! Our carefully planned itinerary will begin on arrival at Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the 8th of February 2008 and end, after partaking in the Attukal Pongala - the world's largest annual gathering of women, on our departure from Trivandrum, Kerala on the 24th of February, completing this incredible Pilgrimage of 17 days.
Abby Heijnen is a certified 200hr and Advanced 500hr, Registered and Insured Kripalu Yoga teacher offering classes,
workshops, private classes, yoga parties in your home! Kripalu yoga is for all body types, all ages and every level of experience. Emphasis is on thorough warm ups, breath with movement and proper individual posture alignment (no two bodies are alike!) in a slow flow of creative sequences to great music and a guided final relaxation.
Woodstock Yoga Center (formerly Bliss Yoga) is a year round yoga studio offering a range of asana steeped in tradition.
Our foundation is rooted in the healing and transformative powers of Yoga, with the goal of honoring these ancient teachings while bringing them to you in an exciting and modern way. Owner Barbara Boris has been teaching for twenty years and practicing for over thirty, and is the only Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor in Woodstock. She and other talented teachers offer a wide range of classes, events and workshops in Iyengar Yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, gentle yoga, yin yoga, qi gong, sound healing and kirtan chanting, as well as private sessions. All of our classes provide a safe, fun and non-competitive space to explore one's greatest potential. The studio includes a Yoga Boutique, where you can find yoga props and books, clothing, Young Living oils and other carefully curated items. Our doors are always open to explore the paths of grace and self-effort leading you to the light and love within. We look forward to seeing you on the mat!