Styles: Hatha, Sivananda, Yoga For Children, Yoga for Teens
Specialties: Ayurveda, Chakras, Kirtan/Music, Mantra, Meditation, Retreats, Satsang, Workshops
Teachers: Mahadev Chaitanya
Location: Catskill Mountains, New York
Yoga Vacations at the Yoga Ranch
The Catskill Mountain ashram retreat is open year-round. Founded in 1974 by Swami Vishnudevananda, the ashram provides a daily schedule of two satsang meditations, two asana classes and two vegetarian meals. Workshops on hatha and raja yoga, Vedanta philosophy. Yoga teacher training courses March, June, July and September. Karma yoga program; yoga vacations; teen camp. Ayurvedic consultations and body treatments, June through September. Hiking and ski trails; sauna; organic garden and permaculture. A yoga vacation offers a complete ashram schedule of yoga practice inspired by the positive Vedantic philosophy of unity, set in the magnificent beauty of nature, a perfect place to relax and renew. A yoga vacation is a disciplined adventure. It awakens happiness from within, which you once sought in typical vacations, but failed to find.
Early morning meditation will elevate your mind. The breathing exercises will clear your lungs and recharge body and mind. Yoga exercises unlock tensed muscles, rejuvenate the heart and restore youthful flexibility to joints and ligaments. Relaxation melts away unwanted stress. Organic vegetarian food nourishes and fills you with living energy. The ashram also schedules time for simple, pure pleasures for your healthy recreation. Enjoy the 77 acres of Catskill forests and gardens, meditation temples, a Russian wood-burning banya (sauna) and panoramic views. Check the calendar of events for special weekend workshops and cultural programs to enrich your stay at the ashram.
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