DIY: Deepen It Yourself

May 31 - June 3 — Vitality & Joy

August 9 - 12 — Unearthing Your Greatness 

2 Weekend Package includes Housing & Meals

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA

Cultivate your mastery of the practices that make the biggest differences.  Develop powerful yogic skills in handling your own body, mind and heart while diving deep into Consciousness. Beyond merely (DIY) doing it yourself, learn how to (DIY) Deepen It Yourself.  

Your in-depth study of specific poses includes detailed handouts that focus on how your personal progress.  Daily partner-pose processes give you a deeper understanding of how to do what you need to do.  Once you've helped your partner find and feel these moves in their body, it's easier to find in your body - plus they help you.

Under Swami Nirmalananda's guidance, your other practices also deepen.  Every DIY long weekend includes the breadth and depth of the Svaroopa® practices:

   ▼ poses            ▼ yogic breathing practices       ▼ chanting        ▼ meditation     

   ▼ vichara          ▼ practical anatomy lessons      ▼ sutra study    ▼ and more.

Weekends:  You will blossom under the care and guidance of Swami Nirmalananda and one of our Teacher Trainers.  The familiar elements of Svaroopa® yoga reveal new depths, so you gain profound openings on every level: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  You may enroll in any weekend or in both.  With the full program of two weekends, you get the coaching calls for free.

Coaching Calls:  Your group reassembles after you get home, using the technology of conference calling to help you bring your new yogic skills and openings home with you.  Each weekend is followed by two conference calls, one with Swami Nirmalananda and one with Rukmini.  These calls are only for yogis enrolled in the full 2-weekend program.

Come to both DIY weekends in 2018 for the most comprehensive deepening of your personal practice and yogic skills. Added bonus: get a big discount!

While each DIY teaches you how to deepen your practice for yourself, these are not Teacher Training programs. They do not prepare or authorize you to handle other people’s bodies. If you are interested in teaching, click here for our Teacher Training path.

DIY Weekend Package:

Your Package Deal includes all three programs listed below.  Yet each one is available individually, with more details to be available soon.

May 31 - June 3: Vitality & Joy

meets Thursday evening - Sunday midday

Coaching Calls: to be scheduled

August 9-12: Unearthing Your Greatness

meets Thursday evening - Sunday midday

Coaching Calls: to be scheduled


Prerequisites: none+

Course Confirmation Date: April 30 2018 [ We will confirm the course for you on or before this date, as soon as we have received enrollments from enough students to ensure a successful program.]

Time: first day 7:00 - 9:30 pm, middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less meals and recesses), last day 6:30 am - 12:30 pm (less meals and recesses).

Location:  Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center – this is the Lokananda campus of Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram.  Your accommodations are in a shared room with another yogi, and include 3 special yogi-meals daily plus an afternoon snack. 

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

2018 Early Tuition: (valid through April 30 2018): Members*  $571.50; Non-member $631.00

2018 Standard Tuition $691.00

Housing & Meals:  $726.00 for 2 long weekends, a total of 6 nights.

Materials Fee: $50.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Enrollment: (valid through April 30 2018): Members*  $1,347.50; Non-member $1,407.00

Standard total:  $1,467.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA &  Monthly donor

Postponed H&M:  Take advantage of the early tuition or standard rate while postponing your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival.  Pay for your tuition & materials 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 $837.00 / Nonmember early $915.00 /  Standard $997.00

Housing and Meals:  1 week before you arrive:  $1,089.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $321.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $129.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $1,611.00.

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

Svaroopa® Yoga

Full Spectrum Yoga

While working with your body, Svaroopa® yoga opens up the full spectrum of your being.  Spiritual insights and profound healings happen without any sweat.  Slower yoga, consciously aligned and leveraged for multi-dimensional openings, means you get it all.