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General Ashram Information
Check-in time for the ashram is after 1400 hrs, check-out time is before 1100 hrs.
All guests should report to reception upon arrival or departure from the ashram. If you are leaving outside office hours (which are 08:00am to 20:00pm), please check-out the day before. We require you to return all bedding before departure.
Meals: Simple nutritious and tasty vegetarian food is served twice a day. Snacks, fruit juices, fruit salads are available from our Health Hut during high season.
Drinking Water: Safe, filtered water, or boiled Ayurvedic herbal water is freely available, both suitable for foreign tourists to safely drink.
What to bring: Sandals, toiletries, personal items like books, writing materials, mosquito repellent, meditation shawl for cool evenings, yoga asana mat or pad, towels and a torch. Comfortable casual and asana class clothes, taking into consideration the conservative local dress standards which include covering knees, waist, shoulders and chest for ladies, and at least knees, waist and chest for gentlemen. You may require warmer clothes in the evening during December & January when temperatures drop below 20 degrees Centigrade at night.
Most essential items are usually available from our ashram boutique, including toilet paper and batteries, stationary, cosmetics like shampoo, toothpaste, soap, laundry detergents, yoga mats and clothing.
Check with your local health authority for advice regarding vaccinations for visiting India.
A visa is required from most countries to visit India. You are advised to apply for an ordinary tourist visa stating your purpose of visit as vacation. Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport with them.
The ashram is a charitable, non-profit organization supported by dedicated volunteer staff. Karma Yoga, a service done without selfish expectations, is an essential part of Yoga practice. Guests are expected to participate in the daily karma yoga tasks.
Ashram Rules and Guidelines
To maintain the spiritual atmosphere we ask all ashram guests to comply with the ashram rules. The ashram reserves the right of admission and students may be asked to leave if their behaviour goes against the ashrams rules and teachings.
More information on Ashram rules and guidelines.
The spoken and teaching language of the ashram is English.
The daily schedule times and activities may vary according to need.