* * For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience , Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction , India , the basics , Sivananda ashram I , Sivananda ashram II , waterfalls and temples , the streets , and varkala posts. * *
Why did you choose to go to an ashram?
I’d visited Yosadhara ashram just outside of Nelson BC in August 2011. It was my first ashram experience and I loved every moment of it. I felt safe, open, and learned more about myself in a couple of days than I ever had at home. I wanted to return to the same ashram in the winter, when a crazy idea came to me – why not go to India? I wrote about how I dealt with this ridiculously scary idea here .
- Medical center where visitors could receive massages and ayervedic health advice.
- Snack stand called the health hut where they served fruit bowls, cheese toast, smoothies and sodas.
- Shop that carried various supplies like toiletries, yoga pants/shirts, books, CDs, dried fruits and nuts.