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Weekend Yoga Retreat @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch, Sunday Rock Scrambling!

Yoga Weekend Getaway

The Sivananda Yoga Ranch is a wonderful weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. The all-inclusive weekend yoga immersion economizes your time and budget. Arrive on Friday evening, or even for the 4:00 pm Yoga asana class if you can get an early start, a sumptuous vegetarian dinner at 6:00pm, and wind down with the group evening meditation and chanting practice.

Purchase this great deal now at Groupon, $79 for two nights stay, value of $170, please contact the Yoga Ranch( 845)[masked] to check if Groupon is applicable, during special events or block out dates, they will not honor Groupon, just an FYI

 Please note: the groupon deal are only for 1st timer, for those that never been at there before.

Take a relaxing country walk, or just relax in our wood-burning sauna. During our summer months, you can even offer yourself an Ayurvedic body treatment or a therapeutic massage from our Well Being Center. If you are feeling more energetic and adventurous, you can even bring up a bicycle to explore the miles of Catskill mountain roads. 

A weekend getaway offers you a complete break from your usual routine, with daily yoga classes, meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, fresh air, lectures and wonderful company. It is a unique opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, a break from the stresses and strains of your daily life. It is not like any other holiday you have experienced, it aids in relaxing the body and revitalizing the mind.

Arrival and Departure Information

Arrival - Friday 3:00pm or after
Departure - Sunday 3:00pm

Planning to arrive and depart here by bus? See more information.
Daily Schedule

  5:30am       Wake up bell
  6:00am       Satsang* or Silent Walk
  8:00am       Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am       Organic Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am       Karma Yoga
12:00pm       Optional Activity (coaching class, walk or activity)
  2:00pm       Lecture, Activity or Free Time (see calendar)
  4:00pm       Hatha Yoga Class
  6:00pm       Organic Vegetarian Dinner
  8:00pm       Satsang
10:30pm       Lights Out

* Satsang - 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan / chanting, spiritual lecture. Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.


SUNDAY, April 27, 2014

we will be Rock Scrambling Table Rocks, and Bonticou Crag, meet at 11:00AM, bring usual hiking gear, hiking boots, backpack, food, snack, water, bug spray, hat, sun screen.

Registration Information

To view our registration process, please click here.

Your accommodation rate includes Satsang, vegetarian meals and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

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Accommodations & Rates

Directions to the Yoga Ranch

By Car
The ashram is 100 miles from New York City. Take 87N (the NY Thruway) to exit 16 (Hwy 17 West, the first Catskills exit), to Monticello exit 105B (Hwy 42N), and go 12 miles north to Woodbourne. At Woodbourne continue straight 3/4 miles on 52 to Budd Road (behind the Woodbourne Fire Station), on the left. The Yoga Ranch is 2.5 miles up Budd Road, on the right.

The physical address is 33 Yoga Road, a private road exiting to the right of 500 Budd Road, Woodbourne, NY 12788. Look for the large hand painted sign on the right, just before the Yoga Road sign. Park in the parking lot and check in at the reception in the white registration building (see photo on left).

By Shortline Bus
Take the express bus from
New York's Port Authority to Monticello, NY, departing about every two hours during the day. Monticello is about 20 miles from the ashram. You will want to buy your ticket through to Woodbourne, unless you take a bus after 4:30pm in which case you will need to take a taxi to the ashram.

As you enter the bus from Monticello to Woodbourne, please tell the driver to drop you off at the Citgo gas station in Woodbourne and ask him/her your estimated arrival time. Then call the ashram to let us know you are on your way so we can have a driver ready to come and pick you up when you arrive in Woodbourne.

Our number is (845)[masked]

See Shortline Bus Schedule

Please note: if you are arriving late in the evening, please call them in advance to inform them, registration closes at a certain time, they will not be there to greet you however, they will leave a written direction to your room.  Dinner is serve by 6PM.


What to Bring

Ashram guests are invited to dress in casual, comfortable clothing suitable for warm days and cool evenings. Clothing should be modest (covering shoulders & knees), although bathing suits are acceptable in our Russian Sauna. This is a traditional ashram and all are expected to observe the dress code.

Other useful items to bring for your stay at the ashram include:

Yoga mat
Meditation shawl and/or japa mala (prayer) beads
Slip-on sandals or slippers (indoor-only)
Rain gear
Hiking / Walking Shoes
Alarm clock
Insect repellent
Travel mug or tumbler (for hot tea)
Water bottle

For tent space only: bring your own tent, bedding and towels

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any other questions.


Also bring your hiking gear, boots, backpack, headlamp, hiking clothes, no cotton, dry wicking recommended.

There is going to be special Sweat Lodge Ceremony on Saturday, April 26, 2014, $25 for your spot and you have to RSVP.

Here is the description of the Sweat Lodge event, Four Directions and Pipe ceremonies:


Join Heather Principe as she guides an ancient Sweat Lodge ceremony, a Native Cree ceremony of rebirth and purification to help heal the earth through awakening our connection with nature and her wisdom. Your journey together will include a complete Four Direction ceremony to conclude with a Pipe Ceremony.  Four Direction ceremony:­­

Pipe Ceremony:

What is provided
  • Linens and Towels

Ashram Guidelines


Participation in activities is strictly voluntary and group members assume all risks in connection with activities; per's Terms of Service Agreements, organizers and hike/trip leaders are released from any and all forms of liability related to events.

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