(1–3 days; 1 hour from New York City)
$70–100 (1 night)
Set in the Catskill Mountains, the 85-acre ashram was founded in 1964 by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. Today, it hosts yoga and meditation retreats as well as courses in Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and Eastern dance and music. Accommodations are simple: dormitory-style guesthouses and camping in season.
While you’re there
Do: Hike and sip along the Dutchess Wine Trail, which connects Clinton Vineyards and Millbrook Vineyards & Winery.
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