Firstly, thank you for choosing to walk your path with us. Our Ashram is made by, and made for, seekers like you who want to learn, practice and share authentic forms of Yoga, Ayurveda, and are also bound together for our love for Mother Nature.
At present, how much we charge for each retreat depends on our ability to maintain 18 acres of campus, to pay for 15+ teachers/staff employed, to be able to build more rooms and other infrastructure necessary to make your stay comfortable, for growing our own vegetables and herbs, to meet our social responsibility through our charitable activities for local neighbors, etc. We want to do this all, while keeping the group size smaller, between 10 to 20 max., to give a better quality experience.
Please note India is a developing country with complex regulations of accounting /taxation / banking systems, which might make it harder to process International payments. We will appreciate your understanding and patience if you have any difficulties in processing payments.
Why Non-refundable Deposit?
Due to limited accommodation and the number of spots in each retreat, it is not practical for us to block a spot, without a deposit of $300 USD as a guarantee from you. We hire teachers and make practical arrangements depending on the number of participants. We need to know the exact number of participants for each retreats in advance to be able to prepare well and to receive you here without any last minute worries.
Wait for Visas & Flight Tickets?
Some of you may want to wait for obtaining an Indian Tourist Visa and to get flight tickets before committing with a deposit. Sorry, it is not practical for us to wait till the last minute for you to get a visa before you confirm with a deposit. Because if you can’t come, we will not have enough time to advertise to fill that spot or a prospective student will not be able to book online in a short notice.
Please check about 30 day E-Visa: Tourist-Visa-Arrival which can applied for one week before your departure. our How to Get Here page for more information on Visas. For a regular tourist visa, please apply 4 weeks before your arrival in India, as the Visa is valid from the date of issue and not your arrival in India. If you are applying from a country, other than your passport country, please apply six/eight weeks ahead.
If you have applied for a Tourist Visa (not student visa) at least four weeks before the departure and still denied for no fault of yours, we can transfer your booking to any future course within one year.