I stayed here in June for 1 week. I really enjoyed the vibe and atmosphere, very friendly and open. The rooms are nice, I stayed at a dorm with 5 beds. The bathroom is shared with some other rooms, but if I remember correctly, there were 4 showers en 2 toilets. All is very clean
The location is beautiful, it is big old house, in a park-like scenery, with fruit trees and lots of flowers. I came by car, so had no problems getting there.
The schedule takes some getting used to, getting up at 5.30 am, starting with meditation and lecture at 6 am, then the first 2-hour yoga class at 8 am. At 10 am is first meal (breakfast/lunch), always superb fresh and ayurvedic food. I loved it. Then you do Karma Yoga (selfless service), and then you have some time to yourself. There's usually a class at 1 pm about yoga asanas, chakras, stress, you name it. Then at 4 pm there's the second 2-hour yoga class and at 6 pm is dinner. Then at 8 is time for meditation and lecture again, and after 10 pm bedtime.
I really felt newborn after leaving this place. Everything is so healthy, and after doing all the yoga, you feel awesome! I can recommend it :) I do recommend to have some Sivananda Yoga classes before you come, just to see if you like it.
- Also Known As:
- Ashram De Yoga Sivananda France/Neuville-Aux-Bois