Dress Code & What to Bring

Dress Code & What to Bring

Living Yoga Training – DRESS CODE

In general, members and guests are advised to wear clean, loose-fitting, modest clothing. Please wear:

  • White dressier clothes for Satsangs and special programs
  • Respectful attire at the Ashram’s shrines
  • Appropriate underwear with garments
  • Men must wear shirts

Please refrain from wearing:

  • Shorts & Jeans – During special programs, Satsang or meditations (unless covered by a wrap) at the following locations:
    • LOTUS (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine
    • Chidambaram Mahasamadhi Shrine
    • Guru Bhavan Meditation Hall
  • Tight pants or tops, low-cut tops or halters, or mid-riff-revealing clothes
  • Short shorts, low-rise pants or mini-skirts
  • Unclean or ragged clothing
  • Bikinis


PLEASE BRING – All your personal items:

  • Alarm clock
  • Bathing suit and beach towel for swimming and/or sauna
  • Earphones – if bringing a tape or CD player.  (Please bring tapes or CD that are spiritually uplifting and support your inner spiritual journey.)
  • Flashlight
  • Hats – to protect against summer sun or to keep the head warm in the winter
  • Hatha Clothes – loose, comfortable & modest
  • Hatha Mat – or a large towel – for classes
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, dental items etc.)
  • Satsang Clothes – white, formal attire
  • Slip on shoes – such as clogs, mules or sandals  (Because we do not wear shoes indoors – except in the kitchen  – bring shoes you can easily remove.)
  • Slippers for indoor use only in Sivananda Hall & Dorms
  • Umbrella


  • Alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco. (Abstention from alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco applies on and off grounds during your participation in the LYT program.)
  • Projects or anything that may draw your attention away from your inner journey.
  • More than is needed for a month’s stay. Space is limited and rooms must be kept clean and neat. Storage space is limited to the overhead bunk.
  • Pets

Thank you for your cooperation in helping to maintain a yogic environment here at the Ashram.