The program begins at 11:00 am on the first day and ends at 6:00 pm on the last day. Please plan to arrive at the Yoga Retreat at least one day before the start of the course and to leave at least one day after the course completion. We recommend that you spend at least a few days in the Yoga Retreat before the start of the program. This allows your body and mind time to rest, re-energize and be nourished by the ashram environment. You can then begin the program feeling relaxed and refreshed. You may also wish to stay for some days after the end of the course to allow the benefits of the program to integrate more fully into your consciousness within the supportive environment of the ashram. If you decide to arrive early and to stay longer, please register for the Yoga Vacation program for those additional days. Please see Calendar of Eventsfor guest programs on offer around the time of your visit.