Yoga & Sound at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, PA

September 6 to 13, 2017

Acceptance Letter
(revised April 12, 2017)




Thank you for your Application Form and payment of $ ………….


You are now registered for this Yoga and Sound workshop. Please ensure that you look at all the following information and do the needful. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact me (Nila Patel) and I will send you this information by regular mail. PLEASE NOTE THE DATES ARE FROM WEDNESDAY TO WEDNESDAY.


Access  for the following information:


Arrival and Departure; Mass transit buses and driving directions; Campus Map of the Gurukulam; Typical Day at the Gurukulam; “Do’s and Don’ts”; Gurukulam Facility including Internet access. telephone access, climate, vegetarian food, etc. For transport to or from nearby bus stations or ABE airport, please check


Room assignment: Ramanand Patel will assign the rooms as per your request for the Type of accommodation on a first come basis. This is determined by the date of your final payment. There are many constraints on the availability of the rooms and this assignment cannot be made until a week before the workshop. If the Type of room you have requested is not available you will be assigned the next best Type of accommodation and the difference of the fee, if any, will be refunded to you at the end of the workshop. If you have a specific need or request over and above the Type indicated by you, please send an e-mail to Ramanand at


Tips for the Staff: We usually collect tips (cash only) for the Gurukulam gardeners, cleaners and kitchen staff. Please note this cannot be in the form of a check or a credit card.


Please also ensure that you are familiar with the cancellation policy in the flyer for the workshop.


Ramanand will incorporate work on mudras in this workshop. Please view


We hope Pujya Swami Tattvavidanandaji will be able to join us, his other commitments permitting. It is expected that he will continue the discourses on Vedanta and Patanjali Yoga Sutra. There is no fee for Pujya Swamiji's discourses. It is appropriate to make a donation to the Grurkulam.




All double occupancy (Type 2) have so far been considered housed in older cottages with shared bathrooms. If you wish to upgrade to deluxe rooms with attached bathrooms you can now request that. We have called it Type 4. These Type 4 rooms can only be assigned if you already have someone to share it with. As usual there is no guarantee that such a room will be available; it will be allocated on a first come basis.


The most recent version of this letter is posted at Ramanand, Mukesh and I look forward to greeting you in September.


Sharing a ride: If you wish to share a taxi or uber ride please refer to Send your information to so that Ramanand can add it to that list. You may then contact each other for such a possible ride.





Nila Patel                                                          

4926 Maranatha Way,

Allentown, PA 18106                                 

Phone: 1-610-706-3196