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YO1 Set to Open This Week

Thursday, June 21 is not only the first day of summer but also International Yoga Day. And what better way to celebrate than by attending the Grand Opening of Sullivan County’s world-class luxury Nature Cure resort – YO1.

“We consider June 21 a very auspicious day,” YO1 Marketing Manager, Abhiruchi Jain said. “The event is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is open to public- strictly based on RSVPs.”

There will be a special address by the Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi (via livestream) as YO1 becomes the first of its kind Nature Cure destination in the United States.

Located at 420 Anawana Lake Rd. in Monticello, the six-story hotel is ready for guests with finely appointed amenities to spoil even the most discerning travelers.

“We are open,” Jain said. “All departments are in place and we are taking reservations.”

With 139 staff set across multiple departments, the hotel can accommodate up to 250 guests in its 131 rooms.

To make sure guests are treated with a minimal of waiting, there are 36 message rooms, 40+ hydrotherapy rooms, a fitness center complete with dozens of pieces of equipment and an aerobics pool and hot tubs.

“Fitness is a very big part of everyone’s lifestyle,” Jain said. “We offer many different types of healthy choices, from the fitness room to the swimming pool, and walking or jogging on our nature trails,” she said.

“We customize the visit for each guest,” Jain said. “Taking into consideration their diet, health concerns and lifestyle.”

YO1 will feature Eastern Holistic therapies from India, aimed at helping people develop a lifestyle change to enhance their life.

“It takes a certain commitment from the guest’s side,” Jain said. “We also add the educational component.”

YO1 will help teach its guests how to cook healthy meals in its Showcase Kitchen and guest lecturers will talk to guest in the indoor theater, which seats more than 200.

The hotel will also feature a museum which will help guests learn about the history of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy.
“It’s going to be spectacular,” Jain promised. “It is very interactive and guests will be able to learn about themselves and our therapies.”

To know more about YO1, visit their website at

By Fred Stabbert III