DEEPER: Neck & Shoulders 

Advanced Teacher Training 

November 5-10 2017

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA 

Learn to teach new poses, adjustments and variations that make significant changes through your upper spine, which control the condition of your neck and shoulders. You’ll go back to your students with well-supported poses as well as more active poses for opening up this area of the body.

“I got much needed opening in my upper spine and through my neck and shoulders. I look forward to offering new poses and new variations to poses to my students.”

Because the tensions in your upper spine inhibit your deeper experience of consciousness, this course also emphasizes deepening your meditation as this area of your body opens.

Delve into the Shiva Sutras, Kashmiri Shaivism's root text, which describes the individual as Consciousness, why you don't yet know your own Self, and how to get there.  You will be studying the sutras as well as learning how to take them home to your students.

This is one of our advanced trainings, moving you toward Advanced Teacher Certification.  Many of the practices in this training were previously included in ATT 411: Upper Spinal Release.  



Vidyadevi (Cathy) Stillman & Kusuma (Karobi) Sachs



Prerequisites: successful completion of 10-day YTT Level 3 (or YTT3 & YCT3). DPR Lower Spinal Release and SATYA member in current standing.  If you are not in current standing, you may take the related Prep Course: Neck & Shoulders, which is scheduled immediately preceding this course.

Preparation: You have taught at least 12 Continuing Yoga classes within the six months prior to the program.  It is also helpful if you practice the poses we’ll be working during the two weeks before the program.  You will get that list when the course is confirmed, as a list of handouts to bring with you.

Time: first day 2:00 - 9:30 pm (less meals & recesses), middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less meals & recesses), last day 6:30 am - 12:30 pm (less meals & recesses). 

Course confirmation date: CONFIRMED

Successful completion of this course will extend your Current Standing status for Continuing Education. 

Enrollment Fees include course tuition, DTS and materials fees and your housing and meals, with details on each below.

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before Oct 2 2017):  Members*  $1,211.00

Standard Tuition $1,453.00

Materials Fees: $50.00; DTS (Develop Your Teaching Skills) Tuition: $325.00; Housing and Meals: $605.00 (5 nights)

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Enrollment (on or before Oct 2 2017):  Members*  $2,191.00

Standard Tuition $2,433.00

Postponed H&M:  Take advantage of the Early or Standard Rate while postponing your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival.  Pay your Tuition now and your Housing & Meals 1 week before your program begins.  Contact the Enrollment Team at 610-806-2119 or Turn on Javascript!.

Course fee on enrollment:  Member early $1,586.00, Standard $1,828.00

Housing and Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $605.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $534.20 plus 10 monthly payments of $213.68, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $2,671.00.

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA

When events beyond our control cause unavoidable changes, locations and fees are subject to change without notice.

Svaroopa® Yoga

Multiple Levels

The 21st Century is an age of anxiety, affecting your ability to love, cry and laugh. Svaroopa yoga poses decompress your spine, simultaneously freeing your body and multiple levels within. You discover a profound experience of Consciousness that heals you on all levels.