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Guest Information

Here is some useful information for you to prepare for your stay at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 800.858.9642 or send an email to [email protected]

Arriving after 5pm?

Call for special instructions
Guest Stay
434.969.3121 x140
Program or Workshop
434.969.3121 x143

Click here for late arrival instructions

Free Wi-Fi

Every area of the Yogaville campus has free wi-fi for your convenience

Cell coverage with Verizon only

Other carriers do not have coverage in the Yogaville Area


Quiet hours

10 pm – 8 am


What to Bring

  • Toiletries
  • Slip-on shoes (shoes are not worn indoors)
  • Water bottle (we no longer provide single-use cups)

Other Items

  • Yoga mat and personal props
    Yoga mats and props are provided in each of our classrooms
  • Notebook & pen
  • Summer: bathing suit (no bikinis)
  • White clothing for Satsang (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Beach towel
  • Hair Dryer

Our Food

  • Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
  • Labeled ingredients
  • Lacto-vegetarian
  • Gluten-free and vegan options
  • Salad bar
  • Large herbal tea selection
  • Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe

Food prepared in our kitchen may contain soy, wheat, nuts, tree nuts, and dairy products.

Rules & Guidelines

Not Permitted

  • Incense
  • Heavy perfumes
  • Tobacco/nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Firearms
  • Weapons
  • Non-vegetarian foods
  • Eggs
  • Pets
  • Shorts in meditation areas/temples

Dress Code

Residents and guests are advised to wear clean, loose-fitting, modest clothing. Please refrain from wearing:

  • Shorts and jeans (during Satsang and meditation)
  • Low-cut tops, spaghetti-strap tanks, short shorts or mini skirts.
  • Ragged or unclean clothing

Read Full Guidelines

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 the cost of the first night’s accommodations.
  • No refund is available for cancellations made after 4:00 PM on the scheduled arrival date
  • 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.
  • The full amount may be kept as credit valid for one-year from the cancellation date for any cancellations made before 4:00 PM on the scheduled arrival date

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