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Address: Neyyar Dam P.O., Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 572, India
Phone Number: 9495630951
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Ten enlightening (but tiring!) days in Neyyar Dam

I visited the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam for 10 days in July 2015, straddling two of the regular Yoga Vacation periods. I am a relatively experienced (though not especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I visited the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam for 10 days in July 2015, straddling two of the regular Yoga Vacation periods. I am a relatively experienced (though not especially talented) yogi, from Canada, and I do not regularly practice meditation. I had never before been to an ashram. This was my first time in Kerala. The schedule at Neyyar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Probably the best thing to do when looking to get away from the everyday life; you get the whole package, plenty of good vegetarian cuisine, tea, and a boutique to get snacks and helpful stuff; the grounds are large and beautiful, awesome halls for yoga, lectures and other activities; really quiet area in the middle of the jungle about one... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After traveling around India with a group for 3 weeks and spending a week at an ayurvedic healing center, I completed my India journey with 9 nights at Sivananda Yoga Ashram at Neyyar Dam near Trivandrum, in South India. It was a great experience. I had practiced yoga for 12 years previously, but this ashram provided the perfect setting tor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you visit South India you must stay here a short while. Great value accommodation & food for those on a tight travelling budget... I arrived here at the end of my 5 month long trip through India, from the North to the South, and it's good that I arrived here at the end, otherwise I would never have left... More 

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I am one week into the two week Yoga Vacation Program and I am very pleased. The traditional teaching style is very structured and the ashram rules rub some people the wrong way, but if you are aware and accepting of structure then you will have the opportunity to experience traditional Indian yoga practice in a lovely environment. The ashram... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Sivananda Ashram at Neyyar Dam is a place which continues the thoughtful and gentle way of life, which is the way of yoga. Being there is a holistic experience of yoga, including the practice of asanas, talks on spiritual aspects, ayurvedic healing and a natural, healthy diet. It is set amidst a green environment and is right next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I spent two and a half weeks at the Ashram in July 2014. I would describe the experience as being a uniformly positive one. That is not to say that there were not times that I found challenging. In fact, this is one of the best things that I did find. It challenged me – physically, mentally and emotionally. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Amazing inner peace and outward awareness of the life purpose.. If you are dedicated to find the true bliss of life spend even few days on a retreat then you ll find your life purpose in this beautiful place . Nothing to say more ..just indulge yourself in .

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DhanwantariAshram, Manager at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this review

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great review by nothing002, with only a couple of points to add: 1) hygiene/cleaning practices really need to be improved - why, when the camp is primarily run by foreigners are they not using proper washing liquid for plates/cups and there should be soap available in bathrooms around the camp - I'm sure most guests would gladly pay a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I spent four days here and could have spent longer. A lovely place and I was making real progress with my yoga. If you head to Varkala afterwards then you can easily continue your practice there. Other yogis head there too! Pros: Yoga twice a day One hour from Trivandrum by autorickshaw, bus or taxi. Well structured program You can... More 

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Address: Neyyar Dam P.O., Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 572, India
Phone Number: 9495630951
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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