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Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

Neyyar Dam P.O., Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 572, India
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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

Thank you please come again. Om Namah Sivaya More

Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stayed here with a friend for 4 nights on their "yoga vacation" program. Wonderful experience, 4 hours of asana every day, enjoyed the chanting and meditation at morning and evening satsang, unfortunately the 2pm lectures/conversations were awful, karma yoga was enjoyable and varied, and it's fun to take a break and hang out at the health hut. Meals were yummy.... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

I went to this place expecting to get a good, basic intro to asana practice, and I got it. Other good things about this place: it's a great opportunity to meet travelers from everywhere, and the price that they ask for the accommodation and instruction is very reasonable. Now for the stuff that isn't so great. Let me be the... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I regrettably only stayed a week at the ashram, but will certainly return and left wishing I was there for longer. It's very hard to explain the impact of the experience to anyone that hasn't attended, but it's an incredible journey. I made some wonderful friends, came away feeling totally refreshed and happy. If you're prepared to commit to the... More

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Brisbane, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I have been trying to get confirmation for two weeks for my teacher training at Madurai no one answers the phone. in Madurai and India head office. I am going to have to turn up without confirmation. Also emailed Canada about very poor service.This is the danger of online registrations. I thought this was a professional place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Really nice stay. This wonderful ashram is for those wanting to experience classical yoga techniques. The teachings of swami sivananda and swami vishnudevananda include proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet, positive thinking and meditation, but for me it was the karma yoga (e.g. setting up the dining hall at dinnertime) & bhakti yoga (attending daily puja at the... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was nice experience. First I was very surprised because the place is organized very much and nice view in the nature surrounding. Stayed in the dome, where was not cozy much but after started the course, everybody could talk each other verb different language. Of cause not perfect. Food an water for drinking were safety. There is not resort,... More

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