About the Property
What is included in your all-inclusive package?
Prices include a well-appointed room, Ayurvedic therapies, Naturopathic therapies ( hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, reflexology, dietetics) yoga sessions, acupuncture, all meals, all amenities, and a wellness consultation for each guest.
Can I bring alcohol?
YO1 is a wellness facility promoting clean eating and healthy living, therefore, alcohol is not permitted on the premises.
How old must you be to stay here?
All guests must be 18 years of age or older to book a reservation. Individuals that are 16 years of age or older may stay at YO1, provided they are accompanied by a consenting adult.
Can I bring my pet?
YO1 is a pet-free facility.
Can I bring my toddler/ kids?
We do not offer toddler care or day care services on the premises, therefore, we request guests to make prior arrangements at home for their little ones.
Can I leave the property and get food from outside?
We offer world class meals and beverages tailored for optimal health and prepared by renowned Chef Gaurav Navin, therefore, we do not recommend leaving the facility for outside food and drinks.
What time is check-in & check-out?
Check-in is available for guests at 1 p.m. Guests must check-out by 11 a.m.
Do you have laundry services?
Dry cleaning services can be provided to guests for a nominal fee.
What services can be provided in my room if I book a suite? How much do these services cost?
Guests can book a private massage in their suite.
This service is part of the all-inclusive package so long as the service is booked during normal therapy hours. If you should choose an evening therapy, those are available by appointment only through the salon for an additional charge of $150 for a Swedish massage and $175 for a deep tissue massage.
If I come late, what happens?
Guests arriving by 10 a.m. will receive morning therapies. Guests arriving after 10 a.m. will receive afternoon services. Any guests that arrive after 3 p.m. will begin their therapies the following day. All guests arriving before 5 p.m. will receive their wellness assessment on the day they arrive.
Do I have to bring my own robe?
No, a robe, pair of slippers, and towels are provided for you in your room. If you are not staying overnight, these linens are available in the locker room.
Can I order food in my room/suite?
Guests are requested to eat only in the designated dining spaces on the property.
Do you provide swimsuits, or can I rent one at YO1?
We request guests to bring their own swimwear.
What is Ayurveda?
Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge). It describes the healthy and unhealthy state of life (mind and body) and describes the methods of balancing unhealthy conditions. Ayurveda focuses on the wellness of every person as a whole. Since the constitution differs from person to person, the wellness therapies also differ and are unique to every individual.
What is Naturopathy?
Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology and Massage, among others.
Can I come for just one class of Yoga?
We don’t offer drop-in yoga classes, however, we also offer and recommend spending a day at YO1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., which includes a yoga session.
Can I come and get an Ayurvedic massage?
We do not offer Ayurveda massage services a la carte, however, we do offer a day at YO1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. where guests can experience a selection of therapies and enjoy all of our on-property amenities.
What days are the cooking demonstrations in the showcase kitchen?
Cooking demonstrations are regularly organized by renowned Chef Gaurav Navin. Please check our activities schedule when you arrive for the latest availability and up-to-date information.
When will my therapies begin?
Upon arrival, you will meet with a Wellness Counselor and schedule the therapies you will be receiving during your stay. All therapies begin at 8 a.m. each day and end at 8 p.m.
What procedures take place when I arrive?
When you arrive at YO1, you will be directed to a Wellness Reception area. At the Wellness Reception is a Wellness Concierge who will greet you and obtain some basic information from you. This information is passed along to a Naturopathy Counselor who will welcome you and guide you to a Counselor Room to speak to you about the objective of your visit. As a part of the Counselling process, the Counselor fills in a Therapy and Diet sheet and hands this over to you. The Counselor also explains the significance of each therapy suggested, as well as diet and juices. Based on your health conditions, the Counselor will refer you to Acupuncture Practitioners and Yoga instructors. Once the Naturopathy counselling gets completed (about 15-20 minutes), you will be directed to the Ayurveda Practitioner where the practitioner will review what has been suggested so far by the Naturopath. The Ayurveda Practitioner will then conduct a Dosha Analysis based on Vata/Pitta/Kapha principles and decide your Dosha along with the Ayurveda therapies he or she suggests. After the entire Counselling session is complete, you will be sent back to the Wellness Reception. The Concierge team will provide additional information, an itinerary, and schedule your recommended therapies. You will then be guided to the Therapy Section for the administration of therapies.
What is Dosha?
Dosha refers to the imbalance in each individual’s body. There are 3 types of Doshas –Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
Do you only serve juice?
Juices help cleanse and nourish the body due to the vitamin and mineral content present in various fruits and vegetables. Juices play a particularly significant role in natural cleansing and therapeutic fasting. Under therapeutic fasting, a guest is typically given a maximum of 4-5 glasses of fresh fruit and/or vegetable juices per day at regular intervals of time. Guests on a normal diet are recommended to drink 4 glasses of juices, in addition to their meals, to keep hydrated.
What types of Yoga do you offer? Are there advanced classes?
We offer Kriyas, Asanas (Hatha and Restorative), Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation.
These classes include all levels – beginner, moderate and advanced – and guests are guided and helped by our Yoga Instructors based on their comfort and capability. Modifications are always offered when appropriate.
Private instruction is available upon request.
Does acupuncture hurt? After the session, will I still have pain from the needle insertion sites?
Generally speaking, some people may experience mild sensitivity or sensation throughout the body as the needles are inserted. If there is any pain whatsoever, the therapist will remove the needle immediately, however, most people do not experience pain from acupuncture.
If a recommendation is made and I am not comfortable with it, what happens?
Recommendations are made by our trained counselors after full assessment of your health and wellness concerns. All the recommendations will benefit you, therefore, we recommend you follow the program fully for your well being. However, you aren’t forced to participate in any therapies that you are not comfortable with. People suffering from certain conditions, including drug addiction, unstable heart conditions (including stent placement), stage 2 cancer and beyond, communicable diseases such as Tuberculosis/STD/HIV, Hepatitis B, pregnant women, persons who cannot walk for a mile without any support, people who have undergone recent surgery and are on post-surgical care, and people who are on life-support systems and life-saving medicines (critical) should avoid receiving therapies.
What types of food do you have?
Our culinary program is based on a wholesome, balanced and portioned diet. All of the food served at YO1 is locally sourced, organic, and sustainable. The ingredients that are used are free of harmful chemicals, alkaline, and genetic modification to create meals that promote an optimum state of health.
Can I request a specific therapy that I know about?
If there are certain therapies you are interested in, please advise your wellness counselor.
What happens if I fall sick/get a fever during my stay?
Our Wellness staff will take great care of you and would even help you stay comfortable by providing immediate care in your room/suite.
What activities do you have?
We have beautiful walking trails, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool, educational wellness speakers and lecture series, as well as bikes for guest use on our property.
What time does the pool close?
The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What times is the fitness center open?
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day.
When are wellness lectures offered?
Please see the activities schedule upon arrival. When offered, lectures take place between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the theater.
What is there to do in the area?
YO1 is conveniently located just 90 minutes from New York City. There are countless things to do in the Catskills Mountain area, including some of these nearby attractions:
Kutsher’s Country Club
Resorts World Catskills Casino
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts/ Museum at Bethel Woods
Monticello Motor Club
What types of clothes should I bring/wear?
We recommend that guests wear clothes they feel comfortable in. There are no formal events on the property, therefore, casual attire is recommended. Please bring your bathing suit and comfortable walking shoes to be prepared for all activities on the property. A sweatshirt or sweater is recommended year-round.
Directions to YO1
FROM NEW YORK CITY:
I-87 North to Exit 16 (Harriman) to Route 17 West
Take Exit 105B to Anawana Lake Road
Route 17 East to Exit 106
Take Exit 105B to Anawana Lake Road
I-84 West to Exit 4W for Route 17 West
Take Exit 105B to Anawana Lake Road
I-84 East to Exit 34 for PA-739 N.
Get On NY-17E from PA- 434N
Follow NY 17E to Exit 105B to Anawana Lake Road
I-87 South to Exit 17 for I-84 West
Take Exit 4W for 17 West
Take Exit 105B to Anawana Lake Road
We welcome the opportunity to assist you. If you would like to receive general information about the center or to book accommodations for an upcoming stay, please contact us to speak directly with a YO1 Wellness Center representative at: