- Start your year off right in the heart of the snowy Catskills for a quiet, inspiring, and reinvigorating New Yearâ€™s retreat.
Join us for our fourth annual New Year’s Retreat! Following the age-old tradition of taking time at the end of the year to reflect and set intentions for the upcoming cycle, we are offering this unique opportunity to come together at Tibet House's breathtaking Menla Mountain Retreat in the heart of the Catskills for a quiet, inspiring, and reinvigorating New Year's weekend. The weekend’s programs will include Iyengar yoga, pranayama, meditation, and Buddhist teachings by Robert Thurman.
You may register for all three days (Thursday through Sunday), for just the weekend (Friday through Sunday), or for just one or two days (in which case you will need to register by phone).
We encourage you to register as early as possible. This wonderful event usually sells out!
Carolyn Christie began her study of both Buddhism and yoga in 1987 while working for the Peace Corp in Thailand. In 1998 she was initiated into the Kalachakra Tantra by H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama in India and began studying with Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin in New York. She presently studies with Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche and Professor Robert Thurman. Carolyn is a faculty member at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and is certified as Junior Intermediate 3. She regularly studies in India with the Iyengar family.
Brooke Myers began the study of yoga in her 20's as a member of an experimental theatre company. She studied Iyengar Yoga with the late Mary Dunn and with the Iyengar family. She is a founding member of The Iyengar Institute of NY, and has a wide knowledge of yoga for special needs.
Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University, President of Tibet House U.S., a popular lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, the translator of many philosophical treatises and sutras, and author of numerous books including the national bestseller, Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness; Anger, the fifth book from a series on the Seven Deadly Sins, offered by The New York Public Library and Oxford University Press. His most recent book is titled Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World, published by Atria Books/Beyond Words.