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Terms & Conditions

Guest and Program Cancellation Policy:

(does not apply to Teacher Trainings or Yoga Vacations)

  • If a reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled arrival date, then the payment is refunded minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • For reservations cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival date, the payment is refunded minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • No refund is available for cancellations made after 3:00 PM on the Day of your Arrival
  • The full amount may be kept as credit valid for one-year from the cancellation date for any cancellations made before 3:00 PM on the Day of your Arrival. Personal credit cannot later be refunded.
  • Person leaves early for a Program or Personal Retreat - Cannot Refund.
  • Please confirm with the Ashram that your Program or Teacher  Training is going ahead before purchasing flight and other travel tickets.  The Ashram will not be responsible to reimburse travel tickets if the Ashram needs to cancel a Program or Teacher Training due to low enrolment or other unforeseen situations.
  • Full payment is due at the time of registration, excluding Teacher Trainings and Yoga Vacations.
  • SAYVA reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If SAYVA cancels a program you will receive a full refund.

For Teacher Trainings go here: In-house Teacher Training Application Process and Payment Terms


If you are arriving into Charlottesville by Train Station, bus station, or airport, we ask that you take an Uber or Lyft to Yogaville. We are unable to provide pick-up service. We do provide a shuttle from Yogaville to Charlottesville leaving at 12 pm on Sundays only.

Transportation Cancellation Policy: 

  • TRANSPORTATION CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE if the request is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
  • A FULL REFUND will be issued if the cancellation is at least 72 hours in advance.
  • A CANCELLATION FEE of $10 will apply if cancellation is less than 72 hours in advance but more than 48 hours notice.

We request at least 1 weeks notice for all Transportation Services.
View Transportation Rates and Terms

Check in and Check out times:

Please honor the check out time of your program or guest stay. Due to our turnover procedure, guests who do not honor the check out time will be charged an additional half-day fee. For those with private accommodations, there is a $10 charge for lost or unreturned keys.

Check out times: 2 pm for all Programs and Teacher Trainings

Drug and Alcohol Policy:

Please be aware that Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville requests that you refrain from consuming alcohol, tobacco products, illegal drugs, meat, fish or eggs, while staying with us. We have a strict No Smoking Policy. If smoking does occur in any of our accommodations, there will be a $250 charge for cleaning the room. If found not adhering to these guidelines, you may be asked to leave the premises.


Choice of LOTUS Guest House (LGH) type (Single, Double, Family Room) indicates preference only; we reserve the right to move you to a different LGH type (Single, Double, Family Room) if the need arises.

Children and Minors:

Yes, you are welcome to bring your children on your personal retreat. Restrictions apply to workshop participation for children. Contact ARC to see if your child can attend a workshop with you. .

Children 15+ are full price.

What to Bring and What not to Bring:

Linens: If you’re staying in one of our rooms (as opposed to a tent), your linens and personal towel are provided. Toiletries:  Please bring your own toiletries and grooming articles. Yoga Mat:  Please bring your own yoga mat, a large towel or a blanket for morning and afternoon Hatha Yoga classes. Meditation:  We have sitting pillows available in the classrooms and meditation areas; but, if you have a favorite meditation pillow, you might like to bring that with you.  Chairs and back jacks are also provided in all classrooms. Clothing:  Bring loose, comfortable, modest clothing in which you can easily move and stretch.  Bring a nicer casual outfit to wear for our Saturday evening program – a time when everyone wears their “Saturday best.”  We do not wear shorts in the LOTUS (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine) or in our other meditation areas.  We don’t wear outdoor shoes inside our buildings (there is a shoe area just inside the entrance to each building), so you might like to have some slippers that you can easily carry and put on after you remove your shoes.  Remember to bring walking and/or hiking shoes if you would like to take walks on the various trails in the area.  In the summer it’s helpful to have a hat and sunscreen. Food:  The Ashram kitchen prepares wonderful, balanced lacto-vegetarian meals.  When a dish contains a dairy product, there is always an alternative without dairy.  Our kitchen does not serve coffee; so, if you are a coffee drinker, you may want to have some instant coffee with you, or you may find this an excellent opportunity to take a break from caffeine!  Please do not bring non-vegetarian food, alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs. Water:  The water supply in Yogaville is well water and safe.  Please feel free to bring your own bottled water if this is your preference. Cell Phones:  With the exception of Verizon, most cell phone service is poor in our area.  Some other service providers may work with some plans.  You will have access to telephones so please bring a calling card if you need to make phone calls during your stay. Wireless Connection:  There is free wi-fi throughout the Yogaville campus.  The free wireless network is called SAVYA_SOUTH. Optional: Insect repellant of your choice and a flashlight.  Dorm participants might want to bring an alarm clock. If you know that you may have a tendency to snore, please bring nasal strips with you.


We offer various opportunities for discounts on program and lodging. Some programs are not eligible for the First Time Visitor discount – this will be indicated on the program information on this website and in our printed catalog. A combination of up to two discounts may be applied but cannot total more than 20% off. The 20% discount maximum takes precedence over the website’s automatic price calculator, and may require manual payment adjustment over the phone.


By participating in yoga classes and all other programs and events at Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville Inc I agree that the said Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville Inc is in no way responsible for the safekeeping of my personal belongings. I also agree to assume full responsibility for any injuries which might occur to me and agree that neither I, my heirs, assigns or legal representatives will sue or make any other claims of any kind whatsoever against Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville Inc for any personal injury or other loss or damage which may occur on its premises.

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