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Yoga & Hiking Weekend Retreat @ Sivananda Yoga Ranch

  • Oct 25, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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Weekend Getaways

The Sivananda Yoga Ranch is a wonderful weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. The all-inclusive weekend yoga immersion economises 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.

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. 

 

Yoga & Hiking Weekend Mahadev Chaitanya
October 25 - 27,  2013

Course Description

The fall forest offer inspiring, beautiful hiking in our nearly 80 acres and array of wooded trails that surround the stunning Catskill Mountains. Join us in long walks through the rolling hills, both around the ashram and in the magnificent local state park. 

The daily Hatha Yoga classes offer you awareness and breathing practices to utilize during your hikes. It is the perfect union between steadiness, strength and relaxation. 

These guided hikes are suitable for all people and the paths chosen will reflect the participants group level.


Arrival and Departure Information

Arrival - Friday 4:00pm
Departure - Sunday 3:00pm

Above times are suggested times, so feel free to arrive when you can and leave on Sunday when you need to. 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 other activity)
  2:00pm       Hike / Walk in Catskill Mountains
  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.


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.

For rates, please click on below accommodations & rates, it varies, depending on the room category you pick.


Helpful Links

Accommodations & Rates

Getting Here

What to Bring

Ashram Guidelines

Mahadev Chaitanya

Mahadev Chaitanya, manager of the Sivananda Yoga Ranch, has been dedicated to the practices of Yoga for nearly a decade. Through his intense devotion to Yoga and his great sense of humor, Mahadev Chaitanya is a wonderful teacher who effortlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into today's modern lifestyle. 

 
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Disclaimer:

Participation in activities is strictly voluntary and group members assume all risks in connection with activities; per Meetup.com'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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  • Rob S.

    Awesome! I feel like a new man! :-)

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Tamara

    Amazing weekend away. The ashram was beautiful spiritually and and physically. Plus, we got in a good hike. Thanks Janet!

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • Janet

      Thanks Tamara, it was so nice to meet you and had a blast hanging out! I'm so glad you had a good time. Thank you for coming! :) Hope to see you on my next event.

      October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Janet, thank you so much for organizing this weekend getaway. The ranch was beautiful and we had an amazing time. I am craving those amazing raspberries as I type this... See you next time!

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • Janet

      I'm so glad you had a good time, thank you for coming, and hope to see you on my next trip. PS, I'm missing the raspberries too! They were yummy :)

      October 28, 2013

  • Linh N.

    Hi Janet,

    Thank you for organizing this YOGA retreat. I'm very excited & looking forward to meet you & other members as well. This is my first time with group for the retreat; therefore, I do have questions.
    How does the whole process work? Are we registering & paying for our own room directly? From my past experiences with the retreat, I didn't have to register, etc... and we shared room & activities and so on. Sorry for too many questions. I don't want to miss out on this special event.

    1 · August 26, 2013

    • Linh N.

      My sister & I came up on Friday with other friends of our!

      October 27, 2013

    • Janet

      I'm sorry we didn't get to meet, I didn't recognize you, and it's hard to tell how you look from the picture, anyhow, I hope you had a good time. I'm not sure if you seen me, but I wish we could've met. Well, hope you and your sister and friends had a good time.

      October 28, 2013

  • Janet

    Furthermore, those that RSVP'd that mentioned the Hoagies, Shari have put us in the shared rooms, and if you RSVP but did not mention the Hoagies, please advise if you would like to be put in the shared room with the hoagies group, (depending on space availability of the room).

    October 25, 2013

  • Janet

    Good morning Hoagies,

    I just called the Ashram and spoke with Shari in reservation, apparently there had been a few turnover and the information about the Hoagies group have been misplaced, therefore if you're still interested in going please speak to Shari you can call the Ashram directly[masked] and if she's not there at that moment you can call her cell phone:[masked]-3324.

    On another note, I have a last minute very important work related today, and it will be too late for me to go there tonight, therefore I've changed my reservation to come tomorrow. I will take the earliest bus, and regroup with the Hoagies tomorrow. Please accept my sincerest apology for the inconvenience, and I will join you at the ashram in the morning.

    Rules from the Ashram:
    Please don't bring any alcohol, tobacco, garlic, onions.

    The dress code is modest, and bring warm clothes and layers, and flashlight if you have any.

    Call me if you have any questions.

    Best,

    Janet

    October 25, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Hi folks, I still have some room in my vehicle if anyone is still looking for a ride up and back; see my earlier post below for details and let me know if you need help. -Rob

    October 24, 2013

  • Janet

    Hi Nicole and HOaGies, The bus is Shortline bus you can take it from Port Authority, the stop is Monticello and it's about 2hr bus ride. The bus leaves at 6:30 it arrives there at 8:36PM. Some of us are planning on taking 6:30PM bus.

    Shortline link:
    http://www.coachusa.com/shortline/ss.details.asp?action=Lookup&c1=New+York&s1=NY&c2=Monticello&s2=NY&resultId=85433&order=&dayFilter=&scheduleChoice=&sitePageName=%2Fshortline%2Findex%2Easp&cbid=757759125265

    Please note:
    For further information, you can scroll up on the message box where you see Helpful links. If anyone is driving, if possible to offer carpooling, those sharing rides please chip in for gas/tolls/etc.

    Best,

    J

    October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Tamara. We decided to leave at 1pm on Friday so we can make it on time to check in and attend the class at 4pm. Will be leaving from my apartment in Long Island City to avoid the Manhattan traffic during Friday lunch time. Please call me or text me at[masked] if you still would like to join us and I will give you the address. Thank you,

      October 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will figure out the cost on the way back but should not be more that $50 each including tolls and gas.

      October 23, 2013

  • Kelly L

    Do they have outdoor yoga ? It looks so peaceful outside. I'd love to try that out.

    October 18, 2013

    • Janet

      I'm sure they do

      October 21, 2013

  • Cara R.

    Hey Janet, I am so bummed. I have to go to my brother's birthday party that weekend and I can't get out of it. :(
    I hope you do this trip again because I really wanted to go.
    Have a fun and enlightening time!!

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Fellow yogis! I will be driving up to Sivananda from Queens on Friday afternoon, departing at 12 noon with the intention of making the 4:00pm class. I'm returning on Sunday, likely departing for home late afternoon, perhaps after the 4:00pm class. If anyone would like a ride I can comfortably fit 3 additional passengers. We split gas and tolls evenly among all riders, including me. (Gas for this trip will be about $40 total round trip, tolls will vary based on the route.) I can make arrangements to pick up in a convenient location. If you're interested, email me directly at [masked]. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend! -- Rob

    October 15, 2013

  • Nicole Olivia R.

    Can anyone give me a ride?

    October 6, 2013

    • Janet

      Hi Nicole, you can come with us taking the bus

      1 · October 8, 2013

    • Nicole Olivia R.

      How much is the bus and where exactly is it? & what time are u meeting?

      October 8, 2013

  • Janet

    Update: I created a group booking for us, the name is under hoagies.

    I provided all the information and links for registration, room rates, categories, etc.

    You can also send me a message if you have any questions.

    Best,

    Janet

    August 26, 2013

    • Nathalie D.

      **JANET sry for the typo

      September 27, 2013

    • Janet

      Hi Nathalie, the rates 2 wks ago was 85. I created a group name under Hoagies, just let them know to put you in the shared room.
      Also, I will send a location where to meet in Port Auth closer to date.

      Let me know if u have any other questions

      Best,

      Janet

      September 27, 2013

  • Sharon

    Hi Janet, thanks for your effort!
    Will you arrange for people who don't have a car to go there together by public transportation? Thanks!

    August 26, 2013

    • Tamara

      I plan on going by bus too, if you would like to coordinate

      September 22, 2013

    • Janet

      Some of us will be meeting after work that Friday, meet at Port Authority bet 6:00 - 6:30pm. Bring your wknd bags with you.

      September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys. I will be driving from New York (Long Island City) so if someone would like to join please let me know. The car is small and does not fit a lot of luggage but still might be an easier option than bus or train. The only issue right now as I am not sure how early I can leave and probably will not get there by 4pm. In any case, if someone is looking for a ride please let me know.
    Looking forward for the weekend.
    Katya

    August 28, 2013

    • Nicole Olivia R.

      hey im in Jackson heights queens. can I get a ride?

      September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi. Sure. My other friend is also coming and we will be meeting probably near my apartment on that day. I will have a better idea on when I can leave closer to the date. Will keep in touch.

      September 16, 2013

  • Nicole Olivia R.

    Does anyone have spare tenting equipment?

    September 13, 2013

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