Menla Mountain Retreat & Conference Center is 1500 feet above sea level and set on a 320-acre private nature reserve. It is located in a region of the Catskills renowned for its unspoiled beauty, variety of wildlife, abundance of rushing streams and rivers, and mountains. Menla is comprised of 17 buildings on a 320-acre estate surrounded by national forest and nourished by artesian springs. This is a beautiful setting for your transformational journey!
There are several lodging options to make this retreat as economically accessible as possible. Accommodations range from single rooms (limited number) to sharing between 2-5 people, a bunk room and even cabin tents. We do our best to accommodate all requests, but please understand that rooming assignments are given on a first come first serve basis.
TUITION & HOUSING
Single Room | $4495 Menla offers a range of beautiful single rooms in very limited supply. During this training which occurs in a group setting, single rooms offer the peace and privacy you may desire.
Single Room with Shared Bath | $4,280 These cozy and private single rooms share a bathroom with one other person.
Double Room with Shared Bath | $4,225 The double rooms with a shared bath come complete with organic cotton linens, down comforters, and modern tiled bathrooms making your stay a relaxing one. These rooms share baths with up to 4 participants.
Quad Room with Private Bath | $3,960 The quad rooms are spacious and comfortable, providing a great and economical way to attend this life changing program.
Bunkhouse with Shared Bath | $3,850 These housing units offer multiple bed types and shared bathrooms. The bunkhouse units are a wonderful opportunity to connect with your fellow participants. Baptiste programs are meant to be shared, used for creating connections and community.
Dormitory | $3,690 This housing option offers you an affordable option, sleeping indoors, at Menla. The space is a large room with cots/air mattresses set up for your use, you will only be staying with others of your gender. You will have access to restrooms and sinks, outdoor portable showers and towels are provided by the venue. You will need to bring your own bedding and battery operated alarm clock (as plugs are limited).
Cabin Tents | $3,500 Stream-side spacious canvas tents with 7 foot ceilings, furnished with twin beds, side table and LED lantern. Bathroom and shower facility adjacent to cabin tent location.
WHAT TO BRING | REQUIREDJournal and pen
Refillable water bottle, gatorade or other electrolyte replenisher
Plenty of yoga clothes
Towels or yogi toes for sweaty asana practice
We require all participants to arrive onsite by 3pm on the start date of program. In order to maintain the integrity of the program and to uphold your commitment to show up 100%, we cannot allow any late arrivals. The first meal provided on your program start date is dinner. This is followed by an orientation and, at 7pm, program begins. If you are arriving earlier in the day, we recommend eating before you arrive, bringing snacks or bringing cash to purchase food at the onsite restaurant.
DEPARTURE INFORMATIONYou are required to be on site until the completion of program Friday night. We recommend departing Saturday, between 11am and 5pm. There will be breakfast available and an optional yoga practice.
HOW TO GET TO MENLA MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Menla Mountain is conveniently located near various major northeast metropolitan areas.
Physical Address: 375 Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia, NY, 12464
Front desk phone: 845-688-6897
The closest airports to Menla are the Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY and the Albany International Airport (both about 1 ¼ hours from Menla). There is no public transportation from Stewart or Albany airports to Menla. We recommend taking a taxi from the airport or carpooling with other participants (you can coordinate with other participants on the Facebook page for your program).
You can also fly into any of the major New York City airports (JFK, LaGuardia or Newark), all approximately 2 ½ hours from Menla. From New York City airports, you can easily take a Trailways bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Phoenicia. The Port Authority is an approximate 25 minute taxi ride from LaGuardia, a 35 minute taxi ride from JFK and a 30 minute taxi ride from Newark (depending on traffic).
The Adirondack Trailways bus comes directly to the town of Phoenicia from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and is an approximately 3 hour ride. You can book your ticket in advance on their website or at (800) 776-7548. The bus is first come first serve even if you have purchased a ticket and we do recommend arriving to the bus station at least 90 minutes in advance. Menla offers a shuttle service from the bus stop in Phoenicia to the Retreat for fee of $5.00/each way. You must contact Menla at least 24 hours in advance at (845) 688-6897 ext. 0 or email@example.com to arrange shuttle pick-up.
The nearest Amtrak train goes to Rhinecliff, NY; this Amtrak station is approximately 50 minutes from Menla. The train ride from New York City is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and departs from Penn Station in New York City (please be aware that there are luggage restrictions for some trains departing from Penn Station going to Rhinecliff). Menla does not provide shuttle service from the Amtrak station; however there are generally taxis readily available at the station. You may also reserve a car service in advance.
Please refer to the Menla website for complete and detailed information on how to arrive at the Retreat Center.
TRAVEL RESOURCESFor your convenience, we partner with CB Travel to assist you in purchasing flights, arranging ground transportation to the venue and to assist you in arranging accommodations outside of program dates if needed. CB Travel offers their services for a fee of $29 (domestic) and $35 (international). This includes monitoring your flights, assisting you with any cancellations or changes while you are traveling and emergency after hours assistance. CB Travel will also send your itinerary directly to the Baptiste Programs team.
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Baptiste dedicated phone line: 888-399-3429
Baptiste dedicated email: firstname.lastname@example.org
**When calling to make your arrangements please be prepared to provide your official TSA information (name as it appears on your driver’s license or passport, your birth date and passport number if you are traveling internationally), frequent flyer number(s) and credit card number.