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Guest Information

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

Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville Health Protocols

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

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)
  • Photo ID (Drivers Licence or Passport) to show upon Arrival at check-in.
  • For Farm or Ground Karma Yoga Service, please bring sturdy shoes and water bottles

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
  • No Eggs
  • Salad bar
  • 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


All participants are encouraged to provide proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test (PCR tests are still accepted) taken on one of the 3 days before your arrival day. Please submit a copy or photo of your test results through this form prior to arrival.  If the test is positive we will reschedule your visit for another time. Thank you in advance for your understanding, if you have any questions please contact
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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 (per room/dorm-bed).
  • 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. Can give a personal credit for accommodation not used. No personal credit or refund for tuition paid.
  • 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

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