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Address: Neyyar Dam P.O., Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 572, India
Phone Number: 9495630951
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A place to find your inner self

I visited the place not having any expectations but was beautifully surprised. Would recommend the dormitory than the rooms.The food is very good and the place is clean. Be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chonia1818
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the place not having any expectations but was beautifully surprised. Would recommend the dormitory than the rooms.The food is very good and the place is clean. Be prepared to wake up in the morning for the satsang which prepares for the whole day. Love the trees and the plants around. The dip in the lake near by is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took one week Yoga vacations program in July. Wow what a surprise, there is people from all over the world all ages taking their professional budget Yoga courses. Others were taking specific Ayurvedic Treatments, the doctor is wonderful. It is an intensive program starting at 6 am and going to bed at 10 am. With Foreigners registration the Ashram... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can learn the silence in yourself. Center will teach you how to learn yoga and meditation. Very calm and quiet atmosphere, you can stay as per payment basis.

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Thank Jithu N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I was quite anxious to have 5 days at Sivananda for the yoga retreat as the reviews on trip advisor have been very polar. But my experience was amazing! You need to know before you go that you will be fitting into the ashram schedule which is designed for you to get the full benefit for each your body, mind... More 

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Brest, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

It can be quiet intense but if you listen to your body and rest when its needed you ll be fine :) i appreciated the fact that they didnt put pressure on me .

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

To my mind, this has to be rated as one of the best places in india where knowledge is imparted without any expectations from the student. This place is in its true sense a ASHRAM which we in our childhood have read or heard of. All the members are always there to help in whatever way they can. Please don't... More 

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Nataraj 1, director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this review

Dear Prashant ji Thank you for your comprehensive and positive review. It encourages us to continue to share the Gurus teaching with all. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My first experience in an ashram- bliss. Everybody is so welcoming and friendly and takes care of you from the minute you step in the tall wooden gates of paradise. Large clean dorms, great food, interesting lectures- and fantastic experienced yoga teachers. A beautiful landscaped complex Improved over 30 years.. I loved my time here and wish I could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 3 weeks in april, on my own and it was the best! The ashram is such a beautiful place, so green, feels like youre in the middle of the jungle! Daily program is very good, yoga classes are of high quality with good teachers. Though its not a very strict ashram, people skipped early morning satsang and... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I completely agree with the previous reviewer. I signed up for a two week 'Yoga Vacation'. I have previously been to a Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica where you stay in a nice hotel, surf in the morning then are free to partake in any or all of the yoga classes during the day. You are free to eat whatever,... More 

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Nataraj 1, Manager at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this review

Dear Tina Thank you very much for your review. We are always grateful for feedback and some of your comments have resulted in changes at the Ashram so we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your views. Since we are an Ashram, by definition a place of spiritual study and teaching, devotional practices and meditation... More 

New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Beach front cult compound ( like Waco Texas) promoting yoga and pray on young kid's monies in hope they will become yoga teachers but infact it's a bacteria ridden ranch extorting $$$$ in the name of the Buddhist religion they so hijacked. Button line the place is dirty, the food has no nutritional factors and bacteria ridden. Stay away!

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