The Ashram 

The grounds of the Ashram have been designed in accordance with vastu, the ancient Indian science of architecture. Pathways and benches are made of local stone and the intersections are criss-crossed with living bamboo arches and domes. Birds of many varieties are encouraged to make their homes in the Ashram. The lotus is a symbol of perfection in India. Our natural lotus pond reminds us allegorically that we can leave behind our lower minds and reach the divine. Here is a place of peace and tranquillity, perfectly aligned with Mother Nature, an ideal location to unwind through the practice of yoga and meditation.



Check-in is after 2pm, check-out is before 11am.

Please report to Reception upon arrival or departure. If you are leaving outside office hours (8:00am to 10pm), please check-out the day before.  All bedding is to be returned before departure.



We serve delicious South Indian-style vegetarian cuisine twice a day; brunch at 10am and supper at 6pm. Our food is sourced locally and in season we serve wonderfully fresh fruits and vegetables from our own organic garden. Enjoy newly-picked tomatoes, beans, cabbage, radish, cucumber, okra, aubergine and more and savour our luscious fruits---watermelon, papaya, chicku, mango, alma, jamun, coconut, banana, lemon, fig and more!!! We do not eat meat, fish, eggs, onion, garlic and mushroom.

Fresh fruit, fruit juices  and snacks are available for purchase in our Health Hut in season.



Filtered water and Ayurvedic herbal water are freely available for drinking.

Our ground water is rich in minerals and because we are surrounded by forest we have an excellent supply. We are self-sufficient in water.


What to Bring

Sandals, toiletries, writing materials, mosquito repellent, meditation shawl for cool evenings, yoga asana mat, towel and torch. Comfortable casual and asana class clothes in cotton are recommended. The Ashram dress code requires that knees, waist, chest and legs are covered at all times. You may require warmer clothes in the evening during December and January when temperatures can be cooler. Most items for your stay are available from the Ashram boutique.



Check with your local health authority for advice regarding vaccinations for visiting India.


Visa Requirements 

A visa is required from most countries to visit India. Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport with them.


Karma Yoga

The Ashram is a charitable, non-profit organisation supported by dedicated volunteer staff. One hour a day is allocated to karma yoga or selfless service when we ask the guests to help out in the Ashram. It is a lot of fun and you soon feel part of the Ashram community.


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 infringes the Ashram rules and teachings. Click here for Ashram Rules & Guidelines and Cultural Information.


Please Note

The spoken and teaching language of the Ashram is English.

The daily schedule times and activities may vary according to need.

Upcoming Courses

Panchakarma Detoxification Programme

Sadhana Mandalam

  • 15 Nov – 29 Nov 2017
  • 01 Dec – 15 Dec 2017

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Teachers Training Courses (TTC)


  • 15 Oct - 11 Nov 2017
  • 19 Nov - 16 Dec 2017

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