Only two hour ride from NYC, located in beautiful Catskills. Beautiful, rich scenery, warm, kind, welcoming staff, amazing vegetarian food (organic vegetable garden on premises), clean, comfy rooms, fun walking trails, deep spiritual teachings, energizing and overall balancing yoga (asana) classes. It's a pleasure to visit it any time of the year; every season has its charm there. I've been going for about 5 years and can't wait to go again. A real gem!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Yoga Ranch was founded in 1974 by Swami Vishnudevananda to provide a peaceful retreat structured around a full immersion into Yogic living and nurtured with the natural beauty of the lush mountains. The simple living close to nature quiets the mind and prepares it for meditation and the high thinking of the Vedanta philosophy. Asanas (yoga postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), vegetarian meals, chanting, and working together in Karma Yoga help complete your Yoga experience. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the propagation of classical Yoga teachings. Experience the empowerment to transform health, relationships, and attitude through practices focusing on the body, mind, and spirit. Awaken a deep inner appreciation for dharmic (sustainable) living. The Yoga Ranch invites you to come explore this adventure in healthy living. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch Hotel Woodbourne
- Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch New York/Woodbourne