Amboli, Sindhudurg , India
Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham ( SYVP ) (www.sivanandapeetham.org) conducts yoga activities from April 13 to May 4, 2017 at the Ashram - Holistic Centre for Yoga & Vedanta in Amboli, Maharashtra state, India. The main activity in this location will be a Hatha Yoga Intensive.

DATES: April 15 - May 01, 2017
( Arrival days - Apr 13,14,15 Departure day May 2,3,4)

VENUE
Holistic Centre for Yoga & Vedanta
Amboli P.O. , via-Sawantwadi
Sawantwadi Talika
Sindhudurg District - 416532.
Maharashtra State, India

Holistic Centre for Yoga & Vedanta ( www.sdet.net ) is an ashram founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati Maharaj, in Amboli, Maharashtra state, India. This ashram is more known as ‘Yoga Ashram’ in the nearby locality in Amboli. The Ashram is situated 1km away from the Amboli bus stand.

Amboli is 30 Km from Sawantwadi
110 Km from Kolhapur
90 Km from Goa (Panjim)
70 Km from Belgaum.

Accommodation

The ashram has only 30 beds for students; 9 rooms with double sharing and 2 dormitories with 6 beds each.
Admission is on a first come first served basis.
To maintain the sanctity of the campus, we accommodate guests on the following conditions:
• No consumption of alcohol & non-vegetarian food
• No smoking either on campus or outside while undertaking the course.
• Should follow the yogic way of life while in the ashram.

Food
    The main meals are provided daily twice at 9.30 am and 5.30 pm. The food is based on the South Indian tradition. Menus are vegetarian, simple, nutritious... and good tasting! Prepared with love and care according to yogic dietary principles, two buffet style, lacto-vegetarian meals are served daily. Absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic, onions and coffee. A cup of tea is available at 7.00 am and 1.00 pm !!!
Other facilities
All the facilities shown below are charged and payment is made in cash in Indian rupees only.
WiFi facility / Mobile phones
WiFi facilitiy is not available. Mobile phone signals from all major companies are available in the ashram compound. Use of mobile phones in all classes, dining areas and also inside the rooms are prohibited due to the respect to other’s privacy.
Post
Incoming and outgoing post services are available at the resort reception. Provide our postal address to your correspondents
Laundry Service
An independent and affordable laundry service is available
Safe Keeping
Valuables may be stored in a locked safe in the reception area, however this facility is provided at the Guest's own risk. Do not leave valuables openly in the rooms as petty theft may occur. We recommend you not to bring high value items to the resort as we cannot guarantee the facilities to secure them.
Recycling
Batteries - a separate disposal bin is located at reception.
Money exchange & Travel arrangements
Amboli ashram is situated in a remote area. In the nearest bank - 500 m away - one can en-cash credit cards. It is highly recommended that the students encash ( if needed ) before reaching Amboli. For making travel arrangements please approach the ashram reception for guidance.
How to reach here :
Those ashram guests who wish to be picked up by a taxi from the nearby airport / railway station / Bus station please email : sivanandapeetham@gmail.com giving all the arrival details. This is highly recommended as the taxi driver from Amboli knows where exactly to bring you.
By air:
The nearest international airport is in Goa. Other International airports near by are in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore from where one can fly into Goa. One can travel by bus or taxi to the ashram location. Amboli is 110 Km from Goa airport.
By train:
The closest railway stations to the Amboli ashram are the ‘Sawantwadi Road' and ‘Kudal' stations which are on Konkan railway route. These are not major stations. All trains may not have stops here. Amboli is 30 Km from the station Sawantwadi Road. The major railway station Madgaon ( 110 km from Amboli ) is also along this railway route.
The other major station close by is in Belgaum and this station is not part of Konkan railway route. All these stations are linked to all major cities in India by rail. Check with the South Indian railways for more details : www.indianrail.gov.in
From these railway stations take a taxi or bus to the ashram. Amboli is 110 Km from Goa / 70 Km from Belgaum.
Ashram guests who wants to arrive by train are advised to book rail tickets as early as possible. Trains are often fully booked. Train e-tickets can be booked up to three months in advance via the internet. Train information can be obtained via www.indianrail.gov.in . Train journey reservation is possible by using credit card, for bookings : www.irctc.co.in
Bus Service/taxi:
Bus/taxi services are available to Amboli from all the major places nearby.

If you have any difficulties and need advice, please contact the ashram: + 91 – 976 309 6261, before you come
Visas:
Foreign nationals need Visa to enter India.
Vaccinations:
You are advised to contact your local medical centre regarding any necessary vaccinations or medicines for your trip to India.
How to contact the ashram in Amboli directly:
Amboli ashram mobile phone
Swami Govindananda + 91 - 8547879642 / Gopal Baliga +91 - 9820156041

Ashram email : sivanandapeetham@gmail.com
 
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