Enlightenment in the Midst of Life

Multi-Media Course - Variable Participation Levels 


You love yoga and how it makes you feel, but life somehow life isn’t as uplifting or fulfilling.  The challenges, the mundane and repetitive activities and even your relationships can drag you down.  What’s a yogi to do? 

FREE Audio Recording - Swamiji's Intro phone call from Feb 28.

 FAQs on Enlightenment by Swami Nirmalananda

Then & Now

In ancient times, seekers left the world to dedicate their life to the highest.  Whether meditating in a Himalayan cave, studying in the forest Ashram with their Guru or living on perpetual pilgrimage, they focused all their energies on upliftment.  These days, shoehorning some yoga and meditation into the day is a major accomplishment.   And even when you experience the bliss of Consciousness, life pulls at you.  How can you be a yogi in the world?

Arjuna faced the same dilemma in his life, documented in the Bhagavadgita, yoga’s text on how to live as a yogi in the midst of life.  Facing the biggest challenges of his life, he got personal coaching from Krishna, a God-Realized Being.  Krishna’s teachings are as relevant now as they were thousands of years ago.  They are specific to yogis who have families, homes,  responsibilities in the world and tasks that must be done.

How do you become enlightened in the midst of your life? 

Swami Nirmalananda focuses on this question, drawing from the Bhagavadgita, Shiva Sutras, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and other texts to make the road map clear.  Presenting these teachings in her Year Long Programme gives her time to explain things in detail as well as support you in your process.

Her Year-Long Programmes always deepen your experience of yoga’s spirituality, but this year’s programme promises more.  in addition to her yogic depth and insight, Swamiji brings her experiences as an American woman, mother and business owner.  For 40 years, she has traveled the world to immerse herself in yoga’s teachings, thus combining tremendous depth with clarity and practicality.  

The menu for our multi-media course includes:

  • Why am I different?
  • Needs & Wants
  • Body, Mind & Possessions
  • Living the Good Life
  • Giving & Receiving
  • Relationships
  • Goals & Priorities
  • A Noble Life
  • Aspiration, Success & Attainment
  • Shining Light into the World

If you are not yet enlightened by the end of the programme, you will have more clarity and sense of purpose.  You will be able to apply yourself to your life and your own inner development at the same time. 



Swami Nirmalananda


Course Confirmation Date: CONFIRMED.

Choose Your Participation Level

Option 1 provides you with Swamiji’s articles, while Option 2 gives you the articles and audios.

For those in the (Option 3) discussion group, Swamiji is able to customize the course to your needs and readiness.  By hearing your reports and understandings, she adds more information to the course, not only in the call but also in the written and audio lessons that follow.  Thus, those in the calls have the opportunity to sculpt the course as it progresses throughout the year.

The Retreat in Lokananda is always amazing (Option 4).  You’ve been studying all year with other yogis, learning together and learning from each other, so the weekend takes you to a whole new level.  




Phone Call

      Free Intro Phone Call

Feb 28


March 15

March 24

April 6


April 17

April 28

May 11


May 24

June 2

June 15


June 28

July 7

July 20


Aug 2

Sept 1

Sept 14


Sept 27

Oct 6

Oct 19


Nov 1

Nov 10

Nov 30


Nov 16-18 at Lokananda, Downingtown PA


Choose your level of participation by choosing your Enrollment Option:

Enrollment Option 1:  course articles - you get an email reminder when the articles are posted online; they remain available throughout the whole course.

Enrollment Option 2:  course articles & online audio discourse - you get an email reminder when the articles and audios are posted online; audios are available for two weeks, articles remain available throughout the whole course.

Enrollment Option 3:  articles, audio discourse & discussion phone calls with Swamiji and your fellow students - you get an email reminder for each date.  Articles remain available throughout the whole course; audios are available for two weeks.  Discussion phone calls are Fridays from 8:00 - 9:30 pm (EST/EDT); they are not recorded, because they are discussions, not discourses. Discussion call dates: 4/6, 5/11, 6/15, 7/20, 9/14, 10/19, 11/30.

Enrollment Option 4:  articles, audio discourse, discussion phone calls & the 3-day weekend retreat with Swamiji from November 16-18. Articles remain available throughout the whole course; audios are available for two weeks.  Discussion phone calls are Friday dates from 8:00 - 9:30 pm (EST/EDT); they are not recorded, because they are discussions, not discourses.  Your weekend retreat includes your housing & meals.  







Standard Total

Payment Plan

Option 1




 $141 deposit
8 payments of $71.25

Option 2




 $211.00 deposit &
8 payments of $106.25

Option 3




 $321.00 deposit &

8 payments of $158.75

Option 4**




 $451.00 deposit &

10 payments of $193.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA,  Monthly Donor. Early Bird rate is valid until March 1 2018.

** Includes 2 nights and 3 days of housing and meals: $242.00.  Register early as there is limited space in the retreat center!


For more information or personal help with your registration, as well as to set up a Payment Plan, please contact your Enrollment Advisors at Turn on Javascript! or (610) 806-2119.

Scholarships are not available for Year Long Programmes and SATYA GTCs do not apply.  Instead, we offer many free services and free programs with Swami Nirmalananda.  You can easily access the teachings and do the svaroopavidya practices without any out-of-pocket cost to you.

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

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I Want to Know!

The yearning to know is as important as the study you do.  Yet yearning alone won't get you there.  Without study, you are stuck in the loop of what you have already learned.  it's time to explore more options.