Extended stays of a week or more require approval through a simple application process. Once you have completed Inner Engineering with Shambhavi, you can apply to come as either a Long-term Guest, or as a Long-term Volunteer.
For both Long-Term Guests (LTGs) and Long-Term Volunteers (LTVs), the first week of stay is $385 ($55/night). This fee includes standard accommodation in our semi-private lodges, as well as two meals and a light snack per day. Upgrades to private stay areas are an additional fee. Brunch and dinner are served at the dining hall at 10am and 7pm respectively, with a snack of fruit and tea/juice offered at 2pm.
Longterm Guests receive a 10% discount for stays beyond the first week and a 15% discount for stays over 1 month. LTGs volunteer a approximately 2 hours/day to be fully engaged with and make use of the powerful space of Isha Institute. In addition, LTGs can request a Sadhana Stay schedule, which offers you the opportunity to focus more time on yoga practices/ meditation throughout the day, establishing yourself in your practices and deepening your inner experience.
Longterm Volunteers volunteer full-time, 6-8 hours per day, applying your talents and skills in service of the ashram. Volunteering is a means of immersing yourself in the powerful atmosphere created, facilitating your inner growth. Sadhguru speaks here on the purpose of volunteering on the spiritual path: Volunteering–Giving Yourself. Long-term volunteer applications are reviewed on an individual basis. If there is a need on behalf of the Center that matches your skills and capabilities, stay fees beyond the first week may be waived.