Ashram Information

Discover the bliss of yoga in Andhra Pradesh at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Tapaswini Ashram! Our newly inaugurated ashram in Gudur, Andhra Pradesh, South India offers renowned Yoga Teacher Training Courses and rejuvenating Yoga Vacations.

Nestled on 15 acres of serene greenery, this ashram is your gateway to ancient yogic wisdom as taught by Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda. Don’t miss the chance to embark on a transformative journey.

Come experience it for yourself!

visa and passport requirements due at registration in the ashram

Vaccinations: Check with your local health authority regarding vaccinations required for visiting India.

Registration & Visa Requirements:

  • Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport with them.
  • A valid visa is required from most countries to visit India.
  • Indian Nationals are required to bring a valid government issued photo ID (Driver’s License or Aadhar Card)

Payments & Donations:

  • Daily donation rates at the Ashram include: all classes, food and accommodation. Dates and donations are subject to change without notice.
  • For all programmes guests are subject to the suggested donation in effect at the time of payment. Personal cheques are not accepted.
  • The Indian concessional rate does not apply to:
    • Non-resident Indians (NRI), Indian nationals working or living abroad
    • Foreign nationals working or living in India
    • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
    • Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Indian nationals may be asked to provide evidence of nationality
How to make payments and donations at the ashram

Minimum Stay:

  • Minimum stay is three nights.
  • An initial minimum payment for the three nights’ accommodation is required upon arrival and registration.
  • This payment is non-refundable and non-transferable in the event of early departure.

Guest Guidelines: 

  • To maintain the spiritual atmosphere of the Ashram we ask all guests to follow our Do’s & Don’ts
  • The Ashram reserves the right of admission and guests may be asked to leave if their behaviour is contrary to the Ashram code of conduct
Minimum stay at the ashram for guests


  • All classes and courses are taught in English
What to pack for your ashram stay

Bringing your children:

  • Children of all ages are welcome provided that they are supervised by their guardians/ parents.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sandals
  • Personal toiletries
  • Towels
  • Yoga mat
  • Meditation shawl for cool evenings
  • Water bottle
  • Torch

Essential items are available for purchase in the Ashram boutique

To facilitate working from the Ashram:

  • Laptop
  • Personal Hotspot (recommended connections are Airtel & Jio)


  • We serve simple, nutritious south Indian vegetarian food
  • Milk Tea ( 7:30am)
  • Brunch (10am)
  • Milk Tea/ Juice (1.30pm)
  • Dinner (6pm)

Drinking Water: 

  • Filtered water or herbal water is freely available throughout the Ashram
  • Guests are advised not to drink tap water
Karma yoga, selfless service as a part of the ashram program

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.