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 does one who is simply trying to quiet the mind need? Ananda Ashram was the perfect place to unwind, and I learned so much about myself too. From the excellent array of Yoga Classes, to the beautiful morning and evening fire ceremonies and meditations, and the daily philosophy classes - each one attuning me to go a little bit deeper into my own search for Self, I will definitely be coming back to Ananda again and again. Oh and the food! Wow! While I was there, I had heard that the just had a huge transition in the management of their kitchen, and while I don't know what the food was like before, it was some of the most authentic and delicious vegetarian/vegan food I've ever eaten. (Bravo Cooks!) The other guests were friendly, and I made some new friends. All the staff were incredibly kind and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yoga retreat and spiritual-educational center just over one hour from New York City. Many folks come to de-stress and take time away from the hustle and bustle. Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the Ashram provides a serene, natural environment with woods and meadows surrounding a lake. Accommodations are simple and meals are vegetarian. Very comfortable scenario for those who come alone. We offer daily meditation programs with Yoga-Vedanta studies, chanting and readings and daily yoga and Sanskrit classes, plus classical Indian dance and music instruction and a variety of weekend workshops and special events. The Ashram is open year-round and welcomes guests from all origins, faiths and cultural backgrounds.Some rooms are dorm style and camping is available. Check our website for our events and workshops. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ananda Ashram Monroe