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Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum, Kerala 695572, India, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 572, India
+91 94956 30951
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Institutionalized and outdated attitudes amidst a beautiful natural setting

I booked a two week yoga vacation at Sivananda and left after 5 days. I was not impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sparklingocean
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Melbourne, Australia
Transformative!

Two friends recommended this Ashram and I had been wanting to visit for the past five years... read more

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Reviewed May 7, 2018
lauracastor
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Tromso, Norway
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Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum, Kerala 695572, India, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 572, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a two week yoga vacation at Sivananda and left after 5 days. I was not impressed by the rigid, regimented methods employed and quite frankly, outdated attitudes towards women that verge on 1950s-style sexism. Not only that there was subtle manipulation and control...More

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Nataraj 1, Director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Blessed Self Thank you for sharing your observations. If I may add the ashram's expectations for guests regarding dress code and attendance are clearly stated in our website. Some of your comments involve individual members. I am sharing your feed back for their awareness.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Two friends recommended this Ashram and I had been wanting to visit for the past five years. Finally I got my act together and had the time, and then became so focused preparing for the trip (my first to India) that I forgot about expectations...More

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Nataraj 1, Director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Dear Laura Thank you for your glowing review. 😊 We hope to have you back soon.

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

This Ashram offers learning of Yoga and meditation to all age groups..it is so so beautiful where you can see lush greenery around with coconut trees and flower garden..nearby is one lake too..one can enjoy the environment while doing Yoga..loved the place..

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Nataraj 1, Director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you. Please come again.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Dhanvantari Ashram is a peaceful and charged with energy sanctuary. We came from Canada at the end of August 2017 and stayed for a week which seamed much longer. We were welcomed with calm and smile. Yoga classes were inspiring and took asanas practice to...More

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Nataraj 1, Director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Dear Beata thank you for the thoughtful, positive review. i am sure it will touch many hearts.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

I have stayed here a few times when in the area. I always stay in dorm. You get to meet really great people from all over the world and it is clean and comfortable. Now with mosquito nets covering windows which is great. The schedule...More

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Nataraj 1, director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Dear Irene Thank you for your glowing review. We hope to have you back soon.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

first few days when i entered were the most difficult days to bear specially the food as most of the time it was rice in brunch as well as dinner but then i got used to the environment overall an average experience

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Nataraj 1, director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Great yoga teacher training.Thanks to all my teachers. Since I am beginner to Yoga it was bit difficult in first week,but thanks to all my teachers who teach us new lifestyle and experience.Great philosophy class by Natraj ji,our strict but passionate Asana teacher Sureshji, Geeta...More

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Nataraj 1, director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Dear Binoy welcome to the Sivananda family. Come again.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

It was a short stay there but I hope one day I ll came back at least for a week. Nice place. Advise to come here alone and stay in Dorm.

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1  Thank M5350UC_
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Nataraj 1, director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thanks for your recommendation.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

I have been practicing yoga for about a year on and off, but just casually. I did the two week yoga vacation course because I wanted to get a decent foundation in yoga for self practice. I definitely got that and so much more. I...More

1  Thank Dan A
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Nataraj 1, director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Dear Dan Om Namah Sivaya Thanks for your encouraging words. I am sure they will inspire many people. we look forward to having you here again.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

very nice for hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, raja yoga. High program from 05.20 AM to 10.30 PM

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Nataraj 1, director at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Blessed Self Thank you for your words. _/\_

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Moekamel2018
June 2, 2018|
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Response from JGFIELD | Reviewed this property |
And take a taxi from airport about one hour
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gluton2016
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Nataraj 1 | Property representative |
You should email the ashram (guestindia) for twin room sharing accommodation. No booking necessary for dorm space.
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rebeccawV5101LJ
January 23, 2018|
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Response from ALondoner72 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, in Dec 2017 it either 1200 or 1500 rupees (I cannot remember which one it was!). Hope that helps.
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