The Immersion Course is an experience of physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual transformation. The challenges of living in a community and sharing close quarters with others can trigger feelings of homesickness and minor illnesses such as colds, coughs, etc. Please bring the appropriate personal medications and supplements to help keep you healthy and happy in this environment. For the health of everyone you are required to bring your own water bottle and thermos for tea or hot beverages. You will receive an email with tips for acclimating to high altitude. You will be sitting on the floor or the ground for the entire course. Chairs and backjacks are available but it is important to bring a padded mat in addition to sticky mat, a meditation blanket and a cushion. We have some basic cushions available for your use at no cost.
Some people experience emotional highs and lows during the course. This is normal and you are encouraged to allow yourself to go through the experience and use your free time for processing your experience in a way that suits you. Take time to journal, draw, walk, or find a quiet place to sit and reflect. If you process better by talking, you will have no trouble finding a friendly ear. You are always welcome to grab a staff member and share anything you may be going through.
If you currently smoke, drink, or eat meat, you are expected to transition out of these habits before you arrive. These habits are against Ashram policy and you will be expected to strictly refrain from them for the duration of the course. You will receive an email with tips for transitioning to a vegetarian diet or download the pdf here.
We have a basic first-aid kit at the course. An emergency hospital is 10 minutes away. Please bring your medical insurance information with you in case of any unforeseen medical emergencies. If you are on medication of any kind, you need to inform the staff before or when you arrive. Please make sure you bring an adequate supply of your medication with you and do not stop taking your medication under any circumstances during the course. Kundalini Yoga is a powerful ancient tradition, but should not be used as a substitute for regular and necessary medical care.