Vows Prep Retreat

July 5-7 2018

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA

This retreat is for yogis who have completed our Vows Preparation Course and have been invited to take Vows.  Three days of deep preparation lay the groundwork for the inner shift that vows provide, as well as the opportunity to gain clarity on your commitment and goal.

This retreat is for those who will be making their formal vows in the Vows Retreat that follows, which means that Vows Candidates must enroll in both retreats.  The two retreats give you a full week of deep practice, along with other yogis who share your lifestyle and commitment, under Swami Nirmalananda’s guidance.

Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram is an Ashram, which means it is a monastery.  Our residential facility is home to yogis who have taken vows of deep practice within our tradition, yet others have taken vows and live the same yogic lifestyle. 

If you want to know about our Vowed Order, click here to learn about the different levels of vows for yogis' differing situations. Those who want to take vows must complete an application, with some levels also including an interview.  Our Vows Preparation course, is a prerequisite for some levels, which is a phone course designed to help you clarify your commitment and your goal.  



Swami Nirmalananda & other Vowed Members


Prerequisite:  Shishya Member & Monthly Donor Member; formal approval and invitation to take vows, after the process that includes:  application, interview, developing a yogic lifestyle and our Vows Preparation phone course.

Course Confirmation Date: June 4 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.]

Program begins at 7:00 pm on its first day, the last day ends at 12:30 pm

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

Course Tuition:   

Member’s early tuition: (on or before June 4 2018)  $681

Standard tuition:  $831

Housing and Meals: $242; Materials Fees $75

Total Enrollment Fees: $1,148

Member’s early total: (on or before June 4  2018) $998

Standard total:  $1,148

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 and 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 $756/ Standard $906

Housing and Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $242

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

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