Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York, is a Yoga retreat and spiritual-educational center just over one hour from New York City, located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The grounds provide a serene, natural environment with woods and meadows surrounding a lake. Accommodations are simple and meals are vegetarian.
We offer daily meditation programs with Yoga-Vedanta studies, chanting and readings and daily Hatha Yoga and Sanskrit classes, plus classical Indian dance and music instruction and a variety of weekend workshops and special events. Open year-round (except for potential seasonal restrictions in the winter), the Ashram welcomes guests from all origins, faiths and cultural backgrounds.