Check-in/Check-out: On Sunday. The course Initiation starts at 7.30 pm. You are expected to arrive earlier in the day to have time to register, check into your accommodation and to settle down.
Conservation and recycling: Please conserve water while bathing and washing. Report any leaking taps and toilets to reception. Save electricity by switching off lights and electrical items when not in use. Be aware of how much paper products are used. Used batteries can be left at boutique. Any used items of clothing can be donated at reception.
Remember: “Every Action Matters” when consciously living in yoga.
Dress Code: Please cover the shoulders, upper arm, midriff and legs at all times, including asana classes & especially temple visits.
Fire Hazards: Please do not burn candles, incense, mosquito coils, etc. in your room, dormitory or tent.
Food: We serve a vegetarian diet, nourishing and balanced with proteins, carbohydrates, fruits and plenty of local vegetables. Snacks are available at our Health Hut during high season. There is no consumption of meat, fish, eggs, garlic and onions. Alcohol, tobacco and any drugs are prohibited.
Hygiene: A good yogi leaves the premises, rooms and bathrooms cleaner than when they arrived. For hygienic reasons, please leave your Ashram pillows, blankets and sheets in your room.
Karma Yoga: The Ashram is run by volunteer staff members. Selfless service, karma yoga or seva is an essential part of the Ashram experience. Maintaining a positive spiritual atmosphere requires participation from all the guests and staff. In addition to staff duties, we ask all students to participate for 1 hour each day contributing to the upkeep of the Ashram. A small task can make a big difference. Karma Yoga task shall be explained in the class.
Laundry: An independent and affordable laundry service is available between 10.30 – 11.30 and 18.30 – 19.30 from the resort with additional charges.
Lights out: Kindly respect the silent time after evening satsang on your way to your room. Please turn all lights out and observe silence by 10:30 pm to ensure everyone a peaceful rest.
Personal Belongings: Valuables may be stored in the Reception safe. Valuables are stored at your own risk. Do not leave valuables in the dormitories and huts.
Internet & Phone calls: An Internet facility is available through Wi-Fi and can be used only during the free times as fixed by the management.
*subject to availability and changes of timings. Phone call options are available at the Resort reception.
Cell phones: To ensure a full Ashram experience we ask that all cell phones are set to silent and/or are turned off. Making or awaiting phone calls or text messages can distract a yogi and their friends from their yoga practice. The Boutique has alarm clocks or perhaps follow the Ashram bell to guide you through the day.
Photography: To ensure people’s privacy during their stay, photography or video recording is not permitted during satsang, pujas, or asana classes. See Ashram Director with any questions.
Punctuality: For everyone’s benefit, kindly arrive to classes, events and satsangs on time or even arrive a little early to settle. Leaving your room at the 10-minute bell will help you arrive on time. Punctuality ensures peace for all for the beginning of any event.
Travel Agent: The resort cannot change foreign currency, cash or travellers’ cheques. For travel assistance and currency exchange, you may travel to the local town on the day off.
Post: You can leave any outgoing mail at reception. If you are expecting any mail, check with reception.
Relationships: Kindly restrain expressions of affection in public, such as kissing and hugging.
Women and men’s dorms: kindly respect the gender privacy of these dorms. Couples are advised to observe celibacy as part of the spiritual discipline.
Spa and Swimming Pool: Spa and Swimming pool are available at the resort for all students. Kindly wear discrete swimming clothes in the spa and pool.
Shoes: Please remove your shoes and place them on the shoe racks when entering any of the buildings.
Schedule: It is expected that all students attend all satsangs, lectures and asana classes. To help with the upkeep of the Ashram we ask all students participate for 1 hour of Karma yoga each day.
Silence: To maintain the tranquil setting of an Ashram we aim to observe personal silence before the morning and evening satsangs and especially at mealtimes. Maintaining silence conserves energy and instills a peaceful environment. To maintain the energy received during evening satsang try observing silence for the remainder of the night.
Spiritual Respect: Kindly maintain a respectful attitude when near an altar, satsang hall or temple. When sitting, sit cross-legged, or in a chair. Kindly refrain from pointing the feet towards any altar, deities or teachers during satsang and lectures. Kindly do your best to remain in the satsang hall for the entire satsang.
Staff: Staff members are willing and able to answer any of your questions. Feel free to go to them and ask your questions. They will most often be wearing yellow and white.
Suggestions, Comments & Special Requests: If you have any suggestions, comments or special requests, feel free to write them down with your name and drop them into the suggestions box at reception. Any immediate concerns, feel free to mention to any staff member.
Physical Harassment: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers of Canada disapprove of and condemn any form of harassment directed at guests, staff or visitors. Specifically, no harassment, proposals or innuendos with a sexual connotation will be tolerated during any program or activity organized by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers of Canada. Guests participating in such programs are accordingly made aware of this policy and invited to apply it in their personal behavior whilst on our premises. Any guest who thinks she (he) may be the victim of unsolicited advances or any other form of sexual harassment is asked to notify a senior Swami or Director immediately in order for corrective action to be undertaken without delay. Complaints made to a senior Swami or Director will be treated confidentially and the alleged violator or any third party will not be advised of the complainant’s identity without the latter’s consent.