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Ananda Ashram

13 Sapphire Road, Monroe, NY 10950
Ananda Ashram
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was looking for a quiet place to relax and do some yoga. The constant obnoxious music coming from the Kitchen, coupled with being placed in a room right above it, made that impossible. I was woken up before 7am to blaring music (not even "yogic"), and in the evening it's almost impossible to stay focused in a yoga class because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drive from NYC is beautiful... Once there, the grounds are gorgeous... Green trees and peaceful scenery. The accommodations are exceptionally clean. The shared bathroom was superising clean and well kept. The food was delicious. An all vegetarian menu was fulfilling and good for your soul. I didn't take any photos because once there... My phone was turned off and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My first time taking a trip to a Yoga Retreat, was definitely relaxing. From the moment the taxi dropped me off in front of the big white main house building where you register, my tensions from a city life began to melt away. The office staff were beyond hospitable, answering all my questions, guiding me to my room and explaining... More 

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Woonsocket, RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A friend told me about a silent retreat she was going to at this Ashram, I thought it sounded interesting, it was like nothing I had done before, so I decided to tag along. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I expect itineraries and lots of info before going on any planned weekend getaway. They send... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I grew up on Ananda and have always found it to be a place of refuge ever since. Now living on the West Coast, I still think of the serenity found there and the type of community I found myself in as a young child. Although, I don't go there often anymore, I have lifelong friends found there and when... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

As an avid yoga and meditation practitioner, I was looking for a place not too far from home for some peace & quiet. A place to meet new like-minded people, practice yoga, and eat delicious food. That's exactly what I found at Ananda Ashram! The rooms may be simple, either dorm or semi-private, but they are humble, and what more... More 

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Brooklyn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We came to Ananda Ashram for a spiritual retreat and some relaxation. We live in Manhattan where the pace is unrelenting and fast. Ananda in many ways is like a refuge, the famous Sharanam - one can feel the peace percolating through the pine trees and the buildings. Sanskrit takes one away into an earlier time when people of a... More 

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I've been practicing yoga and meditation for 25 years and have had the good fortune to travel to ashrams around the world. This ashram is the real thing. Yoga in all of its limbs and levels is taught and practiced by seasoned practitioners Outstanding asanas. Sanksrit classes. Truly transformative.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Spiritual seekers can find India's true, tried depth only an hour outside of New York. Those who are looking for a cheap hotel or a spa should look elsewhere. Ananda is an Ashram - which means first and foremost, a spiritual retreat center. If anyone is on any sort of spiritual path, this means looking deep into your self -... More 

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new york city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2008

There is no place like Ananda Ashram for the silence and peace of true meditation. I love going on yoga vacations all over the world and I live in NYC. I have found Ananda Ashram to be an oasis, only 1 hour from the city, where I can have a true break from ALL noise - visual, mental, aural. As... More 

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