Ananda Ashram

Ananda Ashram
R.D. 3 Box 141
Sapphire Road
Monroe, NY 10950

Contact: Zemach Wilson
Information and Reservations: (914) 782-5575
Web Site:

We are Ananda Ashram, the main center of the Yoga Society of New York, Inc. a non-profit organization. We are located just one hour northwest of New York City in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. We are open year round for all those interested in meditation, study of the universal teachings of Yoga and Vedanta, and East-West cultural exchange.

Our programs emphasize Self-awareness and transformation, and are dedicated to world peace through mutual understandings. We offer daily morning and evening meditation, scriptural studies, Sanskrit and Yoga instruction, plus ongoing classes and weekend workshops in these and related subjects. Cultural performances highlight special occasions, and guest speakers are welcomed from all branches of religion, science, psychology, healing and the arts.

Our facilities include simple guest and residential accommodations, vegetarian kitchen, natural healing center, gift shop, art gallery and seasonal swimming pool. Eighty five acres of woodlands, rolling meadows, orchards and a lake provide a serene, natural environment for spiritual retreat and healing.

We offer the following for only $50 per person:

  • One night stay (Private rooms for couples. For singles - dorms for $50 or semi-private rooms for $60)
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • One yoga class
  • Evening and morning meditation sessions
  • Evening music and/or dance performances
  • Swimming pool (June through September)
  • 85 acres of woodlands, rolling meadows, orchards, and a lake
  • Massage, sauna, workshops and gift shop are available at an additional cost

Conveniently located one hour northwest of New York City in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Easily accessible via Short Line bus from NYC Port Authority or by car.