Retreat & Renewal
January 19–21, 2024
Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Immerse yourself in our Retreat and Renewal programs, where we offer contemplative practices designed to unlock insights and inspiration for navigating the complexities of modern life – whether it’s your career, family, health, relationships, or personal aspirations. Experience the freedom of a spacious retreat that invites you to explore our mountain sanctuary at your own pace – stroll through the scenic landscapes, embrace the meditative energy of the Great Stupa, or simply follow the spontaneous callings of your spirit. Enjoy delicious and nourishing meals while connecting with fellow participants.
Engage in scheduled activities such as guided meditation, invigorating and restorative yoga sessions, visits to the Great Stupa, and social evening events. Whether you’re seeking serenity, self-discovery, or shared experiences, our retreat offers it all. Perfect for friends, couples, or individuals, this is your invitation to unwind, connect, and revitalize. Your rejuvenating escape awaits—join us and unlock a world of relaxation and awakening.
Sample Weekend Schedule
All sessions are optional; you may craft your own Retreat & Renewal weekend and attend as many or as few formal sessions as you like. If you are interested in an unstructured Getaway which can be booked according to your own schedule, click here. (Getaways do not offer program options listed below.)
2-5 pm: Participants arrival
6 pm: Dinner, time to meet informally
7 pm: Meet in meeting space for orientation and introductions
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
9-10:15 am Yoga
10:45 am-12 pm Meditation
2 pm Walk to the Great Stupa
4:30-5:30 pm Yoga
6-7 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Evening social event
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:15-9:15 am Hike around the Land
9:30 am-10:45 am Yoga
11-12 pm Meditation
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
Please review and understand DMC’s current COVID-19 policy before visiting DMC.
“The atmosphere is filled with compassion and serenity. Being there enabled me to drop my guard and reach a state of profound relaxation that I haven’t experienced in a very long time.” Samantha B.
“I love the setting with its majestic quiet solitude. It was an open, warm, and welcoming environment that allowed me to establish relationships with the other attendees.” Jeffrey C.
“I was at ease with myself, able to relax and feel nourished mentally and physically without judgement.” Anonymous
“The Retreat and Renewal program helped me reconnect with yoga and meditation in a meaningful and heartfelt way and, moving forward, I plan to keep up both practices on my own. The program facilitators were wonderful, the land was so tranquil and beautiful, and the food was delicious and nourishing. We plan to make visiting DMC an annual ritual from now on.” Chris R.
“I left feeling happy, empowered, calm, and renewed. I’m very grateful for this program!” Anonymous
Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda TMD, Menpa, MA Acu, LMT began studying Tibetan Medicine in 1999, earning an Interdisciplinary Studies BA from Naropa University in 2001. Encouraged by her Root Lama, Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, she pursued Tibetan medical studies in India at Chagpori’s Darjeeling Clinic for two years. Her Menpa (Doctor of Tibetan Medicine) degree was […]
Melissa Lago, MA, MDiv is a mind-body educator, yoga teacher, and former professor. In addition to yoga, she has taught philosophy, religion, interdisciplinary studies, and the Mind Body Wisdom process. Her primary area of research is on how we cultivate resilience. She holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Yale […]