Schedule

Daily Schedule

To maintain the purity and spiritual purpose of the ashram, all guests are required to participate in both morning and evening satsangs, and two yoga classes daily. Silence is requested after 10:00 pm. 

The daily schedule was put together by Swami Vishnudevananda when he first started offering Yoga Vacations. The day is full, but allows enough time for private study or for the enjoyment of the stunning gifts of Mother Nature in the forests, rivers and lakes surrounding the ashram whatever the time of year. Look at our calendar of events for theme weekends or special events on various topics related to health, yoga or spirituality.

Daily Schedule (Mandatory)

  • 5:30 am: Wake up
  • 6:00 am: Satsang (or Silent Walk)
  • 8:00 am: Yoga class
  • 10:00 am: Brunch
  • 10:45 am: Karma Yoga (selfless service)
  • 12:00 pm: Optional activity (e.g. coaching class, walk or seasonal activity)
  • 2:00 pm: Lecture, activity or free time (depending on season)
  • 4:00 pm: Yoga class
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 7:30 pm/8:00 pm in summer: Satsang
  • 10:00 pm: Lights off

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes run twice daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. All levels are welcome, including beginners. There is no need to book in advance, just come to the Reception and pay on arrival. The cost of a class is $10. It is also possible to purchase a 10-class pass for $90 or a 3-month unlimited class pass for $195. All students are required to report to Reception before going to class to purchase their class or show their pass. Please see also the dates of our Open House and Beginners Courses.

Workshops And Courses

The Yoga Camp organizes and hosts regular workshops and courses about subjects related to yoga, health and spirituality. Please see the ashram Calendar for details and call us to check if the event is open to non-residents. There is a charge for outside participants. Please check events details or call the Camp for more information and to register.

Yoga Class + Vegetarian Meal

Students attending a yoga class are welcome to stay for the vegetarian meal which is served right after. Brunch is at 10:00 am and dinner at 6:00 pm. If you want to stay for the meal, please be sure to tell the Reception before you go into the yoga class so that you will be added to the list for the kitchen counts. Please note that it is not possible to come for a meal only – this is reserved to students who come to the yoga class. The cost of the meal is $10. The class passes cannot be used towards the meals.

Satsang

A great way to connect to the energy of the ashram is to attend satsang: meditation, chanting and discourse on yoga philosophy. Meditation starts promptly and the doors are locked for half an hour during the silent meditation. The doors open again 30 minutes later when the chanting begins to let the latecomers in. Satsang is free – visitors wishing to make an offering can bring flowers.

Please note that there are sometimes variations to the program, such as a silent walks or cultural programs.
During the winter, Wednesdays and Sundays morning there is a Silent Walk. Thursday evenings the Satsang is held in Samadhi Estates, Swami Vishnudevananda’s house. Mondays and Wednesday evenings there is no Satsang, nevertheless, the Temple remains open and all are welcome do go inside and sit for meditation and chanting.

When there are special programs, such as concerts, dance performances or guest speakers, we usually ask for a donation of $15, payable at the Reception. For more information check the Calendar or Contact us.

Ayurvedic Clinic

For more information about Yoga’s sister science and India’s traditional system of health, Ayurveda, please go to Swami Vishnudevananda Ayurveda Clinic. Consultations and treatments with the resident Ayurvedic doctor and massages are open to non-residents.