Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville will be observing silence June 20-23.

Dress Code & What to Bring

Program participants are advised to wear clean, loose-fitting, and modest clothing

  • Please wear modest tops. If wearing a tank top, please
    cover shoulders with a blouse or shirt.
  • Tights and Leggings may be worn if covered by tops that
    come to or close to the knees.
  • Pants should be modest and clean.
  • Shorts for both men and women should come to or close
    to the knees.
  • Short-shorts or miniskirts are not to be worn, even with
    leggings or tights.
  • If shorts are worn to LOTUS, Chidambaram, or Guru Bhavan,
    please cover them with a cloth wrap. These are available at the entryway in the temples. Or, you can use a shawl as a wrap.
  • For Satsang and special events, do not wear shorts. Please
    dress appropriately for attending a sacred event. White or lightcolored clothing is preferred, but other colors are fine if
    modest and clean.
  • Shoes are not permitted in Ashram buildings, except in lobbies and kitchen.
  • Bare Feet: If you walk outside without shoes, please wash feet
    or cover them with socks or slippers when entering buildings.
  • Swimwear: Please wear non-revealing modest bathing suits for women and boxer-style trunks for men at swimming areas only.
  • Scents: Please refrain from wearing strong fragrances like
    perfumes and essential oils.


  • Alarm clock
  • Hatha Yoga Clothes—loose, comfortable, and modest
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, dental items etc.)
  • Closed-toed shoes for serving in the kitchen
  • Satsang Clothes—Dressier, more formal clothing (many wear white but it is not required)
  • Bathing suit for swimming (optional)
  • Flashlight (optional)
  • Hats—to protect against summer sun or to keep the head warm in the winter (optional)
  • Hatha Mat—or a large towel—for classes (optional)
  • Slip-on shoes, since we do not wear shoes indoors
  • Umbrella (optional)
  • Prescribed medication enough for the entire stay
  • Epinephrine (EpiPen) if you’ve experienced severe allergic reactions in the past


  • Alcohol, illegal drugs, and 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
  • Any more items than are needed for a month’s stay. Space is limited and rooms must be kept clean and neat. Storage space is limited
  • Pets

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


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