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The Ashram

Listed under Spiritual Retreats in Los Angeles, United States.

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To discover its beneficial qualities, one need only understand that the Ashram is perpetually at full capacity, despite no marketing for 30 years. This is an experience for those wishing a regimented and demanding schedule – a method of chasing your own fine health through conforming to their well-developed techniques. Set amid the Santa Monica Mountains, the Ashram demands cleansing by way of rigorous hikes, restorative yoga and healthy eating. Although clients undergo a consultation on arrival, the programme is uncompromisingly hard-hitting, requiring willpower, but non-competitive and compassionate. The accommodation is suitably unspoiling, nestled in a tranquil canyon. Go in drained, give your all, come out renewed – sounds silly, but the results are undeniable.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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“California on 600 Calories a Day”

The Ashram, a health spa in the Santa Monica hills above Malibu, has a formidable reputation. To spa cognoscenti, who trade tales of sybaritic stays at the Canyon Ranch in Tucson or Rancho La Puerta in Baja, the Ashram is Everest, the New Age boot camp … Read more...

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