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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch

P.O. Box 195, 500 Budd Road, Woodbourne, NY 12788
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Honestly, I am perplexed by the raving reviews, because there is a lot not quite right about this place. How do I even begin... To start with - a disclaimer - I did not pay for my 2 night weekend stay. A friend had another friend drop out, and offered the spot free if I would go (since it's not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to yoga retreats and the Omega Institute, and here, you definitely get LESS than what you pay for: 2 vegan meals, accommodation and meditation/yoga. This would be fine but for the fact that the meals are not that great. But that's a matter of taste, so putting that aside, what's up with "cleaning" your own dishes? That too... More 

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new york city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I came for the "positivity" weekend (MLK Jan 2015) and it exceeded my expectations. I took the bus from NYC and someone from the ashram came and picked me up pretty quickly. There weren't any private rooms available when I booked online but I asked at registration and they gave me an "apartment." It was private, clean and that was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's amazing. Very serious and inspiring! For those searching for a spiritual path, I think this ashram is exactly what you are looking for. I loved it and will keep coming back. The place is also beautiful, the people are great and the atmosphere is very relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What a great place to meditate and take a step back from our busy lives. The property is beautiful and serene. Meditation temple is peaceful and the yoga classes are made to accommodate any level as the staff is aware of the different levels one might be at. The weekend activities vary for many different interests from permaculture to intro... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cradled in nature, overlooking the Catskill mountains, my fall visit was spectacular, nourishing and inspiring. The extensive gardens and home-cooked, home-produced vegetarian meals sent me home inspired to cook my own curry squash soup. The superb quality Sivananda yoga classes, and gorgeous temple are food for the eyes and spirit.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I initially booked a two nights stay at Sivananda Yoga Ranch. However on the day of my departure, after a fantastic Ayurvedic treatment with Lalita Devi, and three peaceful days meditating, doing yoga, surrounded by like minded, wonderful people, I extended my stay until the end of the week. The Sivananda Yoga Ranch exceeded all my expectations: I stayed in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved this placed so much. The place is stunning, the activities so grounding and peaceful, and the people and staff were incredibly. Highly would recommend this to anyone looking for peace and rejuvenation.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The place was amazing.. Great teachers.. Great spiritual atmosphere.. Great food.. Very clean.. Super nice people.. The location is surrounded by beautiful nature views and is definitely worth going. I would certainly go there again! Om Nama Shivaya!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I recently spent a week at the Yoga Ranch after a severe bout of depression. I found my stay to be very healing and comforting. There is enough structure in the day so that you do not have too many opportunities to have your mind wander, yet there is enough free time that you can use to look within yourself.... More 

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