What Our Clients Say
I had a great experience at Sanivan. The retreat was fantastic. The atmosphere is totally. Zen.
I felt relaxed and nurtured. I welcomed the peacefulness coming from Manhattan. I enjoyed sitting in the beautiful garden. It accommodates a limited number of guests (3 rooms) which allows you to be really catered to. The food is healthy organic vegetarian and very delicious. The massage is the BEST ever. I will absolutely come back and bring family and friends.
Going to Sanivan for health, de-stressing, and nourishment for mind and body, we found all of those AND forever friendships. We strongly recommend giving yourself this extraordinary gift of self fulfillment.
From: Rochelle & Barbara
My Mom passed away in October of 2019 and it was very traumatic. I wanted to get away from everything and everyone, yet wanted some pampering. I came to Sanivan on a 3 day retreat and it was just what the doctor ordered! Located in a relaxed home environment, no judgement yet encouragement, 3 wonderfully delicious, nutritious and comforting meals a day, prepared by Saniye is what I experienced. I was able to take advantage of couple of fabulous massages by Ivan, attend a welcoming Yoga class at the Hurleysville Arts Center, walk the beautifully scenic rail/trail in Hurleysville and even take a Salsa Lesson. I still had time for reading and reflection and felt renewed when I left. It was a perfect break for me and I would highly recommend if you are looking for some time to reflect.
From: Anne-Marie H.
I just returned from a wonderful 5 day stay at Sanivan. The entire experience was perfect from start to finish. The food and juices are all organic and excellently prepared. I was able to exercise and relax. In addition, the location in the Catskills enabled me to explore the nearby cute towns.
From: Sheila H.
Thank you, Saniye and Ivan, for that wonderful and uplifting retreat. I absolutely loved every aspect of it – the healthy and delicious meals, the comfortable and cozy room, the yoga class and going for a walk on Rails to Trails. Best of all was the sense of comfort and care that you both showed throughout my stay. Such lively and meaningful conversation over meals and the best shiatsu massage I have ever had! Sanivan is truly a hidden gem and I hope to be back some day.
From: Mrina A.
When I arrived at Sanivan, I was exhausted from years of trying to heal from Lyme Disease that preceded a devastating accident. I knew I needed to seek peace but with guidance. Letting go of the negative memory of the accident was on the horizon, but it kept coming to the forefront. I had re-vamped my diet, my exercise protocol and thought process but just couldn’t reach that space where I let it go. Between organic food that fed my body and guidance/knowledge that fed my soul…I managed to put the Lyme/accident experience in the past, where it belonged. Saniye and Ivan are kind, knowledgeable and studied in the healing arts. They lovingly share with all their guests. Sanivan is an amazing retreat. Go there to find the serenity and healing that we all need and seek! I definitely recommend Sanivan and will return again.
From: L. A. Dawson
The owners give their all and extensive professional training to providing a magical healing sacred space. They specialize in juices and healthy cuisine. The guest rooms are deliciously decorated to promote calm, peace and relaxation. The indoor pool is non-chlorinated. There is also a sauna, plus exercise equipment around the pool No health club can match these environs. Rather you indulge in a facial, or shiatsu, or just R & R, there is no finer place to stay and unwind and heal than Sanivan. In warm weather, the small gardens and outdoor seating areas are very lovely.
From: Lotsa T. on Tripadvisor.com
Our experience at Sanivan Holistic Retreat & Spa was excellent! My mom and I went there for a weekend to relax, meditate and recharge energies. We could not have asked for a better getaway-retreat experience!
From: Fernanda Á. on Yelp.com
I visited Sanivan (and) it was one of the most transformative times of my life. Saniye and Ivan were the perfect hosts to accommodate my needs. The grounds and house are lovely. There skill and knowledge of the healing arts is extensive. Saniye gave me hourly personal care and attention and Ivan’s massages are heavenly. Saniye makes lovely organic juices. They facilitated a much needed time of healing in my life that was really out of this world and beyond anything that I was hoping for. I would recommend anyone to stay with them as long as is possible.
From: Rebecca N. on Google
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