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The Ashram is nestled in a secluded nook in the foothills of the beautiful Santa Monica mountains, only a few short miles from Malibus sandy beaches, yet seemingly a million miles from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Los Angeles. In a world of distractions and constant change, The Ashrams program is set up to let you reconnect to yourself, while empowering each person to find their inner and outer strength to climb any mountain. Youll transform the body, mind and soul as you immerse yourself each day in our simple but effective program that we were the innovators in creating over 40 years ago.
The Ashram guests are hiking the natural unspoiled mountains that hug the pacific coast, participating in fitness classes of various disciplines and evening educational programs while enjoying The Ashram's healthy cleansing vegetarian diet as the foundation each and every day. Youll release yourself from any decisions, as the amazing staff guides you to your goals using their talent, joy, heart and lots of contagious laughter. Its a challenging week for sure but youll take yourself to limits you never thought you could achieve as you make the guided journey back to self.
The facilities are simple, informal and relaxed. You will be sharing the week with eleven other guests in the two story main house. The bedrooms are comfortable yet unembellished, with shared bathroom facilities. There are nine private small rooms that are given on a first come first serve basis for the same fee. A long wooden table is the centerpiece of the dining area. It will accommodate you all in a warm and homelike atmosphere. A cozy living room with comfortable sofas in front of a welcoming fireplace bids you to relax and share the days experiences with your newfound friends. Outside is our backyard patio and pool area. Get ready for a raucous game of water volleyball, and then a soothing soak in our relaxing hot tub.
The retreat will take place in Calabasas, in the foothills of the beautiful Santa Monica mountain, in California.
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During the retreat, you will eat delicious organic vegetarian meals.
You will appreciate a massage made by massage therapists who will knead the soreness and tiredness out of muscles you didnt even know you had.
"I have traveled all over the world and stayed in amazing places, but this is indeed in a category of its own."
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"I have been visiting the Ashram for years and will always return for my yearly retreat. The staff and guides are wonderful. The massages are top notch and the yoga set in a beautiful yoga dome is fabulous."
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"I am a regular attendee of The Ashram and know that every week I spend there just makes me a better and happier being. Better for my world at home, and better for my soul. The Ashram is a magical spot, spiritually rich and mentally and physically challenging. After a week the excess we all carry around is shed, and we return to our homes ready and able to live better and richer lives. The hikes are awesome...hard but good hard, the food is amazing, clean, healthy, and the massages are tailored to your aches and pains. Cat and her team of leaders are smarts, warms, loving and intuitive....This is a special spot that will enrich and open your life."
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