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Menla Long Weekend Yoga Retreat
in the Catskill Mountains of NY

October 8th-11th
with Ariel Karass & Giulia Pline

Join Ariel Karass & I on an October long weekend

yoga retreat to Menla

in the breathtaking Catskill Mountains of NY.


Menla is a 330-acre private nature reserve. Sitting at the head of a breathtaking glacial valley, it’s one of the most beautiful parts of the Catskills. This long weekend retreat is the perfect active, healing and nourishing weekend escape: enjoy daily mediation & breathwork, yoga and mobility sessions, local & seasonally sourced organic plant-based meals, hikes, sweat lodge sessions, massage, relaxation/chill time, eating local country style food and other fun activities.


* 3 mediation & breath work sessions

* 6 yoga/movement classes 

* Accomodation of your choice

* 8 organic & seasonally sourced plant-based meals



* yoga clothes and layers for sat & sun

* water bottle + bug spray

* hiking boots

* fun stories for the night fire gathering

* optional: any card games / musical instrument


Early bird (before August 15th): $500

Regular Price: $575

Non-refundable deposit: $220

**space is limited!!

Please contact us for more info and for payment



Friday September 21st:

  • Depart Friday morning at 9:45am from Grand Central Station with the Metro North (Harlem line).

  • Arrive in Wassaic at the beginning of Bike trail at 12:03pm, the bike ride at a comfortable pace is about 3-4 hours (22 miles one way), with a breakfast break half way in the town of Millerton. Most of the bike trail is flat and goes through forests, ponds, meadows, swamps, corn fields and vast open spaces.

  • 5pm Friday evening yoga with Ariel

  • 7pm Dinner at the local country pub

  • Fire and toasting marshmallows into the evening

Saturday September 22nd:

  • 9am Morning vinyasa class with Giulia

  • 11am Bike ride to local diner for breakfast

  • 12:30pm-5:30pm Optional afternoon activities: play ball games or frisbee, go on a short hike for meditation by the Bish Bash waterfall, ride bikes to Catamount Aerial Adventure Park or just relax and chill!

  • 5:30pm Yoga with Ariel

  • 7:30pm Dinner at the local country pub

  • Fire and singing songs into the evening

Sunday September 23rd:

  • 9.00am Morning vinyasa class with Giulia

  • 11am Breakfast

  • 12pm start the bike ride back to Wassaic

  • 4:27pm Train from Wassaic leaves and arrives at GCT at 6.46pm

  • Optional journeys: Leave on your own, biking back the way we rode in and catch an earlier train or later train. Earlier: leave Wassaic at 2:27pm arrive at GCT at 4:47pm. Later train: leave Wassaic at 6:58pm arrive at GCT at 9:16pm

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