Sivananda Yoga Ranch is located just 100 miles from New York City, providing rejuvenating yoga retreats, an escape from city life, and teacher training courses.

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from United States, March 2020

The people were friendly

The instructors were excellent

The food was excellent

I would return in the summer as it is a beautiful property but I probably wouldn’t stay overnight unless i knew I’d be in the main facility


from United States, January 2020

"Excellent, highly recommend! "

I had an incredible time at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch. It was rejuvenating, grounding, and uplifting. I booked this trip last minute in the midst of various life changes and it was the best last minute decision I've ever made. There is so much I could say in this tiny box, so I'll try to be succinct! The ranch is nestled in the mountains with incredible views, the facilities are well kept and comfortable, and the staff is genuine, humble, and welcoming. The property offers vast areas to walk/hike around, and plenty of space for wandering, reflecting, and connecting with the natural environment. I really enjoyed the set schedule and took full advantage of attending every yoga class and satsang to learn as much as possible. I found the library full of useful information for further study and used it as a quiet place for reading, writing, and reflection. The food is amazing!! I give it 15/10 stars (plus a bonus as the kitchen staff are lovely people). I highly recommend the "Bliss" oil treatment with Natalie, the wellness expert. She is extremely knowledgeable and was very kind to discuss the treatment in full detail with me as well as chat after our session regarding other ayurvedic questions I had. I am very excited to visit the center in Manhattan and to come back to the ranch throughout the year as much as I can. Many thanks and take care to all!! Om, Lauren.

Wei Lee

from United States, December 2019


Great experience for pranayama practice and uplifting chanting at Sivananda Yoga Retreat! Swami Paramananda's teaching is tranformational and real, i will definitely come back to establish more in my practice!


from United States, December 2019

"Overall great experienced"

-Met some really great people from my roommate to the other guests and some of the staff

-Refreshing to experience the openness to other cultures and religions. I did not feel pressured to know all the chants or even say any of them

-Cannot say enough about the quality of the food even in the winter, every meal was amazing, they should make a cookbook

-The sauna: absolutely refreshing.

Ajit Raibagi

from Canada, November 2019

Yoga and satsang class.Food

Beth Bingaman

from United States, October 2019

"Simple,No frills, back to nature, peaceful"

Yoga classes, vegan food, sauna, nature

Nadia Hadi

from United States, October 2019

It’s very wholistic and great if you are looking for a spiritual yoga weekend

Jess Mollica

from United States, September 2019

"Awesome experience"

Meeting new and interesting people. Finding people in a like minded community. Eating delicious healthy meals together. The speaker Killy was amazing. Painting mandalas was fun.


from United States, September 2019

"Refreshment of the soul jam packed into a weekend"

Around the yoga ranch, the air itself is relaxing, welcoming, and peaceful, and the people were doubly so. This was my first yoga retreat at an ashram, and everyone on the staff was warm, welcoming, and instructive, helping me to make the most out of the weekend. At the orientation for beginners, held daily, we learned about the founding of the practice and the ashram, and in each activity, from eating to yoga classes to satsang, I felt gently welcomed, not pushed or prodded, into a strong community of people seeking something greater. The food and landscape are magnificent, some of the guest speakers at satsang were a little quirky but everyone had something important to share, and the whole thing felt very much like the breath of fresh air I needed. Highly recommend trying out this way of like for a day, a night, a week.


from United States, August 2019

"Great Experience"

I love the location and all the amenities. The staff was very friendly.

Heather Lederman

from United States, August 2019

"Authentic Experience "

I love how authentic and relaxed the place was for us. It was truly a peaceful, and self reflective opportunity for us to revive. It was truly a vacation, that I don’t need a vacation from. I am already able to take home a lot of what I practiced and continue in a meaningful “place of peace.”

Judith Davis

from United States, July 2019


The yoga instructors were great, I had 3 different instructors for each day and each of the instructors I learnt a different position of yoga.

The food was well cooked, tasty and filling, Brunch and Dinner was sufficient for the day. You were able to buy snacks, drinks and popsicles and ice cream from their gift store. The grounds were well kept and beautiful views all around and not to mention that the staff were friendly.

Alsu Sadekova

from United States, July 2019

I loved everything there! definitely will go back and recommend to all my friends! thank for a wonderful weekend!

Joshua Davis

from United States, June 2019

"Thank you! 👏"

The community and the love that I felt since I stepped foot on the Ashram was so deep I’ll never forget.

Lisa Mach

from United States, June 2019

People were very nice, food was excellent, the location was so peaceful.

Susanna Tippett

from United States, June 2019

"Peaceful oasis"

This meditation retreat was a breathe of fresh air. Not too far from the cities of Philadelphia and New York—the retreat offers a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city life. I chose to camp to fully enjoy the fresh air and night sky, the camp grounds were simple with bathrooms nearby. The facilities were beautiful and well-kept. The food was incredible—vegan, healthy, and a nice variety for every meal. I enjoyed the structure of the daily schedule, which included meditation, yoga, and chanting. The afternoon sessions changed daily and varied from music workshops to nature walks. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for an opportunity to reconnect with nature, themselves, and like-minded individuals.

Elena Brollo

from United States, April 2019

Ashlee Fazio

from United States, April 2019

"Weekend getaway"

This yoga ranch was everything I expected and more. The food was amazing, the staff were friendly, and the grounds were absolutely beautiful.

Heather Todt

from United States, March 2019

"Love love love this place! Everything was perfect"

The yoga classes are perfect for all levels of yoga. I am a beginner but mingled well with even the advanced levels


from United States, March 2019

"After a month of the retreat I could see even more benefits"

The structure of the yoga classes, the satsang, the schedule, all makes perfect sense. It has been a month after I went to the retreat and I left in a much peaceful, restful, calmer place. I can tell you that after a month I recognize how beneficial it has been for me. The way the Hatha yoga classes are teached has given me a renewed appreciation for yoga and for the way that the classes were structured and explained; such a big difference to other random yoga massive classes you may take at other places, where yoga is a business and not a discipline and the teachers do not focus on your alignment etc., or explaining how the poses impact your body and what they are intended to accomplish.

I also Loved, Loved LOVED, the Ayurvedic massage. I can assure you that left me in such a relaxed state that I was all smiles and could barely talk...absolutely blissful (Thanks Natalie)

Carole-anne Des Ormeaux

from Canada, February 2019

"3 days 2 nights stay at the Ashram"

It was such a unique experience! I drove from Montreal to get away and take time for myself. I did not have much expectations as it was my first time in an Ashram, but came back feeling ressourced and with tools to meditate at home. Thank you again for the beautiful stay! Ps - the food was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, cooks are great :)!!!

Ute Cherny

from United States, December 2018

"Peaceful and welcoming "

The peacefulness from the moment I opened the car door. Friendliness and welcoming.

Belkys Corsino

from United States, December 2018

"Peaceful "

I love everything in this place. The place, instructors, food etc

Jacqueline Jastram

from United States, November 2018

"To find balance!"

The staff, the participants, the setting were fantastic.

Nataliia Hostylo

from United States, September 2018

Everything was perfect! I really didn’t expect it. I felt so good over there. The atmosphere helps you to feel better. I forgot about everything for this 3 days I’ve been there. I would love to come back!

Stephen Tommy Garnett

from Sierra Leone, September 2018

The commitment and devotion of the teachers to the yoga path and teachings of the Gurus. Their humility and great sense of humour was quite inspiring.


from United States, August 2018

"Just the rejuvenating escape I needed "

Beautiful location, amazing staff. I am a beginner to Yoga and despite being around people who practiced regularly, I felt right at home. I enjoyed the meditation sessions although I am new to this practice as well. The whole feel of this retreat and ashram is so peaceful and everyone is filled with such positive light and gratitude. There was a teacher training course concluding while I was there, so it was wonderful to see so many young Sivananda yoga trainees on the sight - it made for a very active weekend in the ranch. I went to sivananda to help me find some clarity during a difficult time period in my life - I got exactly that. I can't wait to go back again soon.


from United States, August 2018

"A fantastic experience"

Food delicious, rooms great, helpful and welcoming staff.

Gianna Severino

from United States, August 2018

"Wonderful short trip "

The meditation and yoga. Specifically the yoga was incredible.

Linda Gottlieb

from United States, July 2018

"Not for the novice or mainstream yoga practitioner"

The massage was outstanding, worth the additional cost. The staff was very nice.

Raymond Eng

from United States, July 2018

Instructors are good. The place offers calmness and peace. This is a good retreat place.

Ivy Knight

from United States, June 2018

All the instructors were really exceptional, especially Katie- these were some of the best yoga sessions I've ever had. The massage was unbelievable, heightened by the beautiful location and the general zen vibe of everyone working at the ashram

Stacey Mendoza

from United States, April 2018

"It’s an Ashram...very rustic. "

People who worked there were very nice

Natasja Pieterse

from United States, February 2018

"Excellent value for money"

Everything was great. I had such a relaxing and self reflecting weekend. Amazing for the soul.

Gladymar Guzman

from United States, January 2018

Great food and workshops. Very productive time to reconnect with yourself and escape for the city.

Dustin Golden

from United States, December 2017

"Fantastic get away"

The food was great, they accommodated my vegan lifestyle. The sense of community was beautiful. Yoga classes were fun and challenging. The rooms were small but for a get away experience it was perfect.


from United States, May 2019

"Plenamente pacifico y placentero"

Absolutamente Todo! La comida es deliciosa, el ambiente es genial y muy pacifico. El personal es maravilloso.