The all-inclusive charge for one week at The Ashram California is US $5,500 per person. Beginning January 1st, 2019 the charge will be 5,800 per person. This rate includes 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday -Saturday) of lodging, meals, fitness classes, yoga, massage, lectures, facilities, as well as gratuities. A deposit of US $2,000 is required at the time of your reservation, with the remaining balance due three weeks prior to scheduled arrival.
Airfare to Los Angeles is at your own expense but we provide ground transportation from the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel to The Ashram at 12noon on the Sunday of your arrival. Our van will take you back to The Los Angeles international Airport (LAX) on Saturday for a 2pm or later departure.
If you cancel within 30 days of your scheduled arrival, your deposit is forfeited in compliance with The Ashram policy.
If you cancel less than 3 weeks (21 days) prior to your scheduled arrival, 100% of your deposit plus the remaining balance of the total fee will be forfeited.
We are happy to issue a refund but only if we are able to book another guest in your place. A 10% cancellation fee will be charged to all refunded deposits.
We are happy to answer your questions and look forward to your visit.
If you have any eating, drinking or social habits that include stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, sugars, alcohol, diet drinks, drugs or any other products that artificially activate your metabolism, we strongly suggest that you abstain from them for at least two weeks before your stay with us. Also - you should be consistent in your cardio regiment before you come. Please start drinking more water!
In order to get the most out of your program at The Ashram, a purer, more natural diet will give you far better results and less discomfort on all levels in your pursuit of becoming a more magnificent YOU!
Note: Please be aware that as a courtesy to everyone and to insure the integrity of The Ashram – NO cell phones or computers are allowed around other guests or in the common areas.
- Hiking Footwear – (Aggressive Sole Trail Runners) Footwear should be well broken in, very comfortable and 1/2 to 1 size larger depending on individual comfort. Good tread on the sole is important.
- 100 oz. or 3 Liter Hydration system backpack with hip belt such as The Camelbak Mule. It’s important to have some space in the backpack for a light jacket, sunglasses, hat and other personal items. (Available at Sporting and Athletic Stores)
- Hiking and Yoga Attire - Comfortable and causal fitness clothes. Bring a few sets as you will most likely want to change throughout the day after different activities.
- Light Jacket
- Hiking Socks
- Sun Hat
- Bathing Suit- comfortable enough to wear while doing pool exercise class and water volleyball
- Flip Flops or Sandals
- Sleeping Attire
- Toiletries & Sunblock
In winter months (usually the end of November to Middle of March) you may need:
- Warm Hat
- Light Rain Gear
- Fleece Jacket
During your stay
The Ashram supplies Sweat Pants, Sweat Shirts, T-Shirts, Robes and hiking poles. Laundry is done daily. No extra wardrobe is necessary. We encourage you to PACK LIGHT!
Frequently Asked Questions
PREPARE FOR YOUR RETREAT
We will try our best to provide you with a stress-free, comfortable and fulfilling week in which all you needs will be met. This is The Ashram way.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
Our weeklong retreat runs from Sunday 12 noon PST to the following Saturday 11:00am PST
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The rate for our all-inclusive program is US $5,500 per person. Beginning January 1st, 2019 the charge will be 5,800 per person.
ARE GRATUITIES INCLUDED?
Yes! There is no tipping at The Ashram as gratuities are included in the rate.
WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO?
We recommend that you fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
HOW DO I GET TO THE ASHRAM?
We provide ground transportation from the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel. No cars are permitted on the property.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You will receive a detailed packing list once you make your reservation. Good hiking shoes are a must. We furnish you with sweat suits, t-shirts, robes, and hiking poles.
CAN I BRING MY COMPUTER OR CELL PHONE?
We prefer that you disconnect from the outside world for optimal results. Our guests have come to understand over the years that the world can wait. We do have WiFi.
WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SHOULD I BE PREPARED FOR?
Our program is challenging with hikes ranging from 8-13 miles per day. We do have the ability to modify the routes based on an individual’s activity and fitness level but we recommend increasing your cardiovascular exercise in the weeks prior to your visit.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
Our food is organic, vegetarian and predominantly plant-based. We seasonally harvest most of the vegetables and herbs in our very own organic garden. Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten and dairy are excluded from the menu to give your body and digestive track a chance to rest as well as reactivate your metabolism.
WHAT IF I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES?
We will do our best to accommodate any allergies or special dietary restrictions that you may have. Please contact our office to inquire about any special requests.
HOW MANY CALORIES WILL I EAT PER DAY?
We do not count calories. We are more concerned with providing you with a wholesome vegetarian diet. Out motto is “Increase your activity and decrease your food intake, and your body will do the rest” You will be amazed what your body can accomplish when fed nutrient rich foods. We don’t want want anyone to leave our table hungry so portions and additional snacks can be modified based on individual needs.
WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED FROM ME?
When making a reservation, we will need your name, age and general state of health. Upon you arrival, we will further discuss your individual health profile.
We will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have. You are welcome to call us at 1.818.222.6900 anytime between 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday PST. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org