Peaceful • Relaxing
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch
What They Are about
Nestled in the beautiful rolling Catskill Mountains, just 100 miles outside New York City, the Sivananda Yoga Ranch is a peaceful haven where people of all walks of life come together to practice yoga, meditation, and get in touch with their true and divine self.
The mission at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch is to spread peace, health and joy through yoga. All are welcome to come to our ashram to learn not only about how yoga can help maintain a healthy body but also how Yogic philosophy, applied in daily life, can help maintain a peaceful mind and spirit. The goal of yoga is inner and outer peace and the realization of unity in diversity.
The ashram is a sacred space that encourages you to awaken to life and to awaken to grace. It is an adventure in self-discovery of your own True Nature.
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 the yoga experience.