Past Retreats



MINDFUL GARDEN, a mini retreat
Saturday, June 3rd, 2023


Yoga in the Greenhouse
w/ Michelle Cavanagh/Here and Now Yoga

Increasing Emotional Intelligence
w/ Sommer Chetty/Coach Me Sommer

Healing with Plants: An Invitation Towards Inner Balance
w/ Stephanie Vázquez Adames, Herbalist

Catered Vegetarian Israeli/Middle Eastern Lunch
by näna good eats

presented by
Bucket List Wellness Adventures 

🌼 QG Floral 🌼
154-10 Cross Island Parkway, Whitestone, NY


“BOGO / 2-for-1 special” ($170 ea)


Here and Now Yoga & Wellness Retreat, Menla Retreat & Spa, Catskills, NY
Tuesday – Thursday, August 9th – 11th, 2022

Michelle Cavanagh (Yoga), Jane Apostol (Alexander Technique) & Sommer Chetty (Life Coaching)

Challenge yourself, align your body and mind with ease, and seek a deeper, more meaningful path.

2022: All inclusive 3-day / 2-night single or double deluxe accommodations, 7 organic meals, tuition (9 group classes — 3 teachers), swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center, 330 acres, nature trails, evening bonfire: prices start at $800 based on choice of accommodations.

This summer’s Here and Now Yoga & Wellness Retreat in the fresh mountain air and serene surroundings of these hidden Catskills will guide you towards your greatest potential. Step into open-level flow Yoga classes with options for all, from beginners to advanced. Move with ease with Alexander Technique, guiding you to recognize and increase awareness of your own movement patterns and habits. And delve into Intentional Living – Life Coaching to help you move away from a sense of overwhelm, creating the life you choose.

“This was the first wellness retreat I attended. I liked the balance of free time and activities, allowing me time to explore the grounds in thought and reflection on what the instructors shared with us as well as my own thoughts. The setting was absolutely magical. It was really nice getting to know the attendees a bit. …My practice was deepened just by signing up. At the retreat I was challenged and felt ‘accomplished’ at the end of each session. The first indoor ohm I heard since the pandemic was very moving… From a non-vegetarian perspective, the food was great. I haven’t eaten meat since.” ~ J.V.

“I love the Menla environment and feel it is truly a special place. The retreat schedule was great – a good mix of instructors and classes. And a good group of people just topped it off. Michelle is a wonderful yoga instructor, very kind and fun.” ~ A.B.

“Yoga journey continues ~ more than ever. The benefits are profound at whatever level you are at. Michelle is an excellent instructor Knowledgeable Positions flow smoothly… Calming yet energizing.” ~ C.W.

2022 Here and Now Yoga & Wellness Retreat, Menla, Catskill Mountains, NY

Tibet in the Catskills. Retreat center, spa and resort. Menla Retreat is a part of Tibet House US, the Dalai Lama’s cultural center in North America. Surrounded by thousands of acres of Catskills forest preserve, Menla’s magical mountain valley features a stunning retreat center & destination spa that offers annual wellness and spiritual retreats, custom personal getaways, and full service group retreat hosting. Menla’s facilities include deluxe private and standard shared accommodations; a world-class Tibetan destination and day spa offering a full menu of services and specializing in ancient Tibetan and Ayurvedic therapies; two yoga studios; a meditation sanctuary; and the largest conference center in the region.

The Dewa Spa at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
Evening Bonfire at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
The Dewa Spa at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York

Discover the ancient restorative therapies of Tibet at Dewa Spa, Menla’s world-class healing spa and one of the few places in the West where you can experience the Tibetan Ku Nye massage.
The Dewa Spa also offers a wide range of Eastern and Western spa treatments including personalized well being massages, deep tissue, Ayurveda, Shiatsu, acupuncture, reflexology, herbal baths, energy healing, customized facials, sound therapy, intuitive readings, as well as saunas and steam rooms to stimulate and detoxify your system.
Whether you join us for a few hours, a day, or a weekend, Dewa’s selection of treatments and journeys are a unique experience that will leave you feeling thoroughly renewed and regenerated.
Nature Trails at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York

330 acres of private wilderness are at your feet. Clear your mind. Let nature reignite your creative passion. Menla is an official Audubon bird sanctuary, and the calming sound of birdsong is with you from dawn to dusk.
“This is a beautiful retreat center complete with spa nestled in the lush green countryside of the Catskills. Peace and tranquility are the first to greet you upon arriving at Menla.
The staff is warm, professional, and helpful. I have had a couple of massages with hot rocks by a very competent and knowledgeable massage therapist. BEST I have ever had, and I highly recommend going to Dewa Spa at Menla.” – Diane Boehm / Photo by Daniel Aubry
Llasa Building at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
Organic Garden at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
Swimming Pool at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
Queen Room (Panther) at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
The Dewa Spa at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
The grounds at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
Deluxe Double accommodations (Lhasa Inn) with Private Bath at Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York
Let the forest bathe your senses. Reconnect with the spirit of your ancestors. Hike ancient forests where hemlocks add other-worldly power to the air. End the day with a bonfire in the moonlight.
Menla Retreat, Catskills, Phoenicia, New York


2021 Summer Yoga Retreat, The Hamptons
Two Days / One Night

Tues, Aug 10th ~ Wed, Aug 11th
The Hampton Maid
259 East Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Contact: (310) 213-7553 for more details

Our yoga space

Take a little time for yourself…
Yoga, beach, pool, amazing food, fresh air & beautiful accommodations

Social distancing measures will be in place.

Our chef:
Alex Bujoreanu

Lunch by the pool
Afternoon yoga
Dinner (full buffet) in the garden
Sunset pranayama (breathing) / guided meditation
Morning yoga
Breakfast: pre-fixe menu
Massage available:
Gift shop
Complimentary parking

$100 early bird discount before April 15.
$50 discount before May 15.
Deposit to hold your spot: $350 per person.
Full payment due by July 15.

Single occupancy (1 King or Queen):
By Apr 15: $690  •  By May 15: $740 • After May 15: $790/person

Double occupancy per person (1 King/Queen or 2 Double):
By Apr 15: $490 • By May 15: $540 • After May 15: $590/person

Triple occupancy cost per person (2 Double plus cot):
By Apr 15: $440 • By May 15: $490 • After May 15: $540/person

Refund Policy:
Before May 15: fully refundable  •  Between May 15-Jun 15: 50% refundable
After Jun 15: no refunds, but transferable to another person.
Trip insurance (optional):

Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Checks (“Here and Now Yoga”),
Venmo: @HereAndNowYoga, ApplePay: (310) 213-7553,

Zelle / all major credit cards: contact for details.

Contact with any questions: (310) 213-7553.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Thank you,

~ Michelle