Level Two


Level Two Training  | Phoenicia, NY | July 13 - 20, 2019

A Sannyasin is a seeker of truth who has and follows a bigger purpose. At Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey, the real and rigorous work begins. You and your peers will bring the commitment required to do the excavation that gets at what works, and what doesn’t work in your practice and in your teaching. What this gives you is the key to skillfully practice and teach yoga from an inspired purpose.

You will engage in the three essential practices of Baptiste Yoga:

-  the physical practice of power vinyasa yoga

- meditation practice as an access to being clear and present

- the practice of transformative self-inquiry to unlock mental potential


Experience the beauty of the Catskill Mountains

Nestled in the valley of green lush mountains, you will experience the week of a lifetime. Set in a secluded valley beside an enchanting stream in the heart of the Catskill mountains, Menla Mountain Retreat is a hidden oasis where you will immerse yourself in the magic of the pristine mountain forests, explore hiking trails, encounter wildlife, and discover a rich tapestry of experiences as you complete your Baptiste Yoga Level Two training.  

Menla Mountain Retreat

375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, NY 12464, USA


Pay in Full at Registration | $2,784.00

Pay in Installments | $2,923.00 (final payment is due June 14, 2019)

The tuition amount does not include your lodging and meals for the duration of the training.  You will be responsible for booking your own accommodations and travel arrangements to and from the Menla Mountain Retreat.  

As breaks are short, we strongly recommend contacting Menla Mountain Retreat at menla.org to book your accommodation and meals. Menla Mountain Retreat will be offering an all inclusive bundle of meals and accommodations for registrants wanting to stay onsite at an approximate price range of $650.00 for camping to $1,375.00 for single occupancy rooms.

$500 of the tuition amount is a non-refundable / non-transferrable deposit.  Upon cancellation, no refunds or credits will be issued - meaning this amount cannot be used for a future program.  Four weeks prior to the start of the program, the full tuition amount becomes non-transferrable / non-refundable.  


Completion of Baptiste Yoga’s week-long Immersion - Level One: Journey Into Power.  If you are unsure if you meet the prerequisites, please contact registration@baptisteyoga.com


- Journal and pen

- One pad of sticky notes

- Yoga mat

- Yoga block

- Yoga strap

- 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 3:00pm on July 13th for program registration. In order to maintain the integrity of the program and to uphold your commitment to show up 100%, we cannot allow any late arrivals or early departures.


On Saturday, July 20th, there is an optional yoga class in the morning. We recommend booking your flights for Saturday, July 20th as the program will complete anytime between 7pm and 10pm on Friday, July 19th.  You must be in attendance until the program wraps on Friday to receive your Letter of Attendance for the program.


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

Website: www.menla.org

By air:

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).

By bus:

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 frontdesk@menla.org to arrange shuttle pick-up.

By train:

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.


For 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.

Christopherson Business Travel

Baptiste dedicated phone line: 888-399-3429

Baptiste dedicated email: baptiste@cbtravel.com

**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.


Travel Guard offers affordable trip protection plans that guard against an extensive list of reasons for cancellation. Specifically, we recommend The Gold plan from Travel Guard which offers you protection against trip cancellation, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses and other issues that could occur while you are away from home. This offer is available to those who are US and Canadian residents only, however if you reside outside of those countries we do recommend that you make arrangements for travel protection elsewhere. Visit Travel Guard online for your own personal travel quote.