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The Sanctuary NYC mission is to provide a 'retreat for the soul', a respite from the usual non-spiritual accommodations available to travelers who journey to New York. As Sanctuary NYC is part of St. Christophers Interfaith Community/Dharma in Action, we live by the credo that taking care of guests is our intrinsic dharmic (religious) duty, as St. Christopher was the patron saint of travelers.

• We welcome you to the serene spiritual atmosphere Sanctuary provides, as well as varied programs on bhakti (yoga of devotion) which we offer as part of our membership program. These include sacred meditation in the yoga studio/temple room, workshops on Vinyasa infused bhakti yoga, kirtan (devotional chant/prayer), history and philosophy of yoga, Ayurveda (science of life and healing), as well as varied workshops/events on related subject matters (nurturing body, mind & soul).  

• Each room is equipped with a mini library of books on the science of the soul as delineated in the ancient classic Bhagavad Gita, the text that inspired Gandhi, Emerson, Thoreau and Einstein who wrote; "I bathe my intellect daily in the cosmological wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita."  Weekly classes are included in the Sanctuary membership program @ our affiliate The Bhakti Center.

• During their stay, our guests volunteer in the Sanctuary NYC sponsored Food For Life program to feed the homeless in nearby Tompkins Square Park. Please see the glowing reviews on our Media Page from 'Our Town Downtown" magazine about this heart warming, rewarding experience. 

• We are also recognized internationally as the place to stay to have a transformative spiritual experience of The Big Apple.  See Media Page for "Spiritual Manhattan - The Other Side of the City That Never Sleeps" from Diva Magazine UK. 

• Our trial membership program is included in your initial stay, along with a complimentary breakfast of sanctified food or 'prasadam' (healthy vegetarian fare offered with love & devotion to God). Taste & feel the difference in your life!  We welcome you to experience a 'retreat for the soul.'


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"The Sanctuary is truly a sanctuary. I have stayed in some swank NYC hotels but this is the best true restful, healing, practical and inspirational experience that I have ever had in NYC. I am a yoga teacher and so perhaps the deep sleep (no noise carry over), fresh air from the private balcony, healing ambiance and practical full kitchen not to mention a real yoga studio downstairs made a difference! The directors and the staff really live the caring environment they create and can book amazing ayurvedic massages and truly grounding ayurvedic food to make your stay really rejuvenating. The rooms are big and elegant. They have on-going workshops at their studio and it is even available to rent out for guests and private parties. The Sanctuary does all this while being hip - great playlist going on in the Lobby - and fun. Whether you are a yoga practitioners or just appreciate a really rejuvenating rest in the city - this is the spot. For a luxury typical experience of a NYC hotel you can pay much higher rates to have that experience. We will be back for sure and I don't care where I am working or playing in NYC - it will be worth the cab ride or subway from Santuary Stanton!"
- Shiva Rea

"A treasure in NY City! Calm, serene, and luxurious…Sanctuary NYC is a haven for the savvy traveler who wants to balance work with healthy down time. Where else can you find yoga and consciousness together with the great hospitality and comfort that the Sanctuary rooms provide."
- Raoul Goff (CEO - Publisher, Insight Editions, Mandala Media)

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This beautiful space can be rented for events. Call 352-222-1690 for more information.

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