Frequently Asked Questions





General Policies
All of our housing facilities are non smoking.  No alcohol, drugs or meat products are allowed on the premises.



Daily rate accommodations and all course reservations 

Our housing reservations must be paid in full at the time of reservations and can be paid with Visa, Master card and American Express. Checks and cashier checks: Full payment must be paid prior to processing your registration.


Please call the registration office at 505-927-8665 to arrange payment. There will be a $35.00 fee for checks returned for insufficient funds. 


What is the cancellation policy?
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. 

*LYF Foundation reserves the right to cancel any accommodation at any time. In this event, you will be given a complete refund.


Do you have internet access?
All LYF Rentals have free WiFi, as does the HGRD Ashram complex.


Do you have shuttle service from the airport?
LYF Foundation does not provide shuttle service from the airport to Espanola.


Local New Mexico shuttle Services:

From Albuquerque airport to Espanola:

Twin Hearts Express Transport 
102 Dimas Lane Taos, NM  87571-4399
575-751-1201 or 1-800-654-9456
$40.00 one way or $75.00 round trip

Albuquerque Airport to Espanola - 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
Espanola to Albuquerque Airport - 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm


From Albuquerque airport to Santa Fe:

Sandia Shuttle
Phone: Toll Free 888-775-5696
Santa Fe ; 505-474-5696


Do I need a car?
The Ashram is a 5-minute walk from the housing facilities, however, if you want to get around town or travel to nearby tourist sites, a car is recommended.  There is some public transportation to Taos and Santa Fe however, it is minimal. 


Are there grocery stores available nearby?
You will need a car to reach any grocery stores.


Is there any public transportation nearby?
Regional Transit District 
For transport in the Espanola area - Bus service charges $1.00 each way
505-747-3631 or 866-206-0754


For routes to Santa Fe, Taos and surrounding areas visit

Are pets allowed?

No pets allowed in our housing facilities.


Local website information


Directions to Accommodations:

As you approach Espanola, there will be a four-way traffic light, with the Dream Catcher movie Theater on the right.  Turn right at this light onto SR 106 aka  the Yogi Bhajan Memorial Highway.  Turn right on Shady Lane. 


Nirbhe Nivas is located at #2 Shady Lane

To locate the Gold House, Shakti Nivas, and Ram Das Nivas from Shady Lane, turn left on to Shakti Lane.


Directions to the Ashram from Albuquerque:

From Albuquerque, follow I-25 north to Santa Fe.  Exit right onto St. Francis Drive - Hwy 84/285.  Follow Hwy 84/285 through Santa Fe and approximately 26 miles towards Espanola.

As you approach Espanola, you will come to a four-way traffic light by the Dream Catcher movie theater. This is SR 106, the Yogi Bhajan Memorial Highway. Turn right and follow SR 106 to Sombrillo road and make a right turn. Continue on Sombrillo Rd. for about ¼ mile and when you see the golden domed Gurdwara on your left, you are at the Ashram.



All LYF Rentals and Ashram properties are vegetarian.  No meat, fish, fowl or eggs are allowed on the properties. You are responsible for providing your own food unless a course has a food program. All grocery stores are in driving distance from our housing facilities. Filtered water is provided in all housing facilities.


If you have any special dietary needs, please contact the housing manager Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa at


What kind of safety and security procedures are in the housing facilities?

All housing facilities are locked 24 hours a day. There are locks on the front and back outside doors, but there are no locks on individual rooms.


Is there a shuttle service from the solstice site to housing facilities?

No, you will be responsible for transportation to the housing facilities.


Check in Time

The housing manager is available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and can be reached at (505) 927-8665.


After hours we can provide directions to your housing and a code to enter into the housing facility.  Please make sure to print the directions and code to get into the housing facility if you are arriving after hours or on weekends.