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Yoga Vacations and Yoga Ayurveda Cultural Program (YACP)
Give your life a boost, develop positive thinking, radiant health and inner peace through the practice of ancient yogic techniques for balanced living. The yoga vacation is based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. It is designed to help you develop a strong practice which can be incorporated back into your daily life at home.
Living in the ashram following a simple, structured daily schedule, allows you to focus on yourself for two weeks (or more!!). The term vacation usually implies doing nothing, perhaps lying on a beach. Swami Vishnudevananda adopted the term 'Yoga Vacation' because the structured schedule allows you to relax completely in a way a beach or travel holiday doesn't. All you have to do is be here, relax and participate.
|1st - 14th and
16th - 29th
of each month apart from YACP
|Low Season - from May 1st to September 30th||Twin Room AC||Rs 1500|
|Twin Room non-AC||Rs 950|
|Twin Room non-AC common bathroom||Rs 750|
|High Season - from October 1st to April 30th||Twin Room AC||Rs 1500|
|Twin Room non-AC||Rs 1050|
|Twin Room non-AC common bathroom||Rs 850|
Please note: Yoga vacation rates do not apply during the YACP.
For a description and pictures of the accommodation types click here.
Yoga Ayurveda Cultural Program - YACP
Leave your cares and worries behind and celebrate the Christmas and New Year season at our ashram. Body, mind and soul are elevated by an array of Indian culture together with the Yoga Vacation schedule. Special events include Indian music and dance performances, a spiritual painting exhibition, Kalaripyattu (South Indian martial arts), talks on Ayurveda, Vedic astrology, mathematics and Vastu and more. Christmas festivities include Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus.
Optional day trips to local places of interest include excursions to Kanyakumari (southern most tip of India), the Meenmooti waterfalls for a jungle picnic, the Neyyar Dam lion park, a crocodile farm and an elephant rehabilitation centre.
Free Ayurvedic consultations are available at the Sivananda Institute of Health, with Ayurvedic massage and treatments available at reasonable cost.
Book early for accommodation to avoid disappointment. Join us for a joyful and unique Christmas celebration.
|20 Dec 2013 - 01 Jan 2014,
20 Dec 2014 - 01 Jan 2015
|Twin Room AC||Rs 1750|
|Twin Room non-AC||Rs 1150|
|Twin Room non-AC common bathroom||Rs 950|
How to Register
For Yoga Vacation program and YACP twin share rooms bookings, email email@example.com. We provide dormitory accommodation without prior booking. During peak season (January and February) when the ashram is at full occupancy we offer temporary dorm accommodation (mattress on the floor) at dormitory rates.
We advise you to arrive the day before the Yoga Vacation program begins and leave the day after the program ends. A minimum donation for 3 nights accommodation is required on arrival.
Yoga Vacation and YACP donations are per person per night and include all classes, meals and accommodation.
The ashram accepts payment in Indian rupees, credit card (Visa and Mastercard, not American Express) and travellers cheques. We do not accept foreign currency cash payment, direct bank transfer nor personal cheques. Credit card payments incur 2% charges.
No refunds will be given, but a credit note may be issued. Credit notes are valid for one year from date of issue and can be used for courses and programs at any of the ISYVC centres or ashrams but cannot be used to purchase boutique items.
Attendance of the entire ashram daily schedule is mandatory.
Guests should be familiar with the ashram rules and guidelines before coming.
The daily schedule may change from time to time according to need. The entire schedule is mandatory.
Day trips to places of interest are regularly arranged on the day off.