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Beyond Becoming

2021 Year Long Programme 

3 Multi-Media Mini-Courses & Weekend Retreat

Three mini-courses comprise our 2021 Year-Long Programme. Each one is available individually or you can take them all and then join Gurudevi Nirmalananda for a weekend Shaktipat Retreat at the end.  This new format makes these profound teachings more accessible while still offering the quality experience for which Gurudevi is known.


Free Intro Call Video:  

In this video Gurudevi gives you a preview of what's in the course and how to participate.  Click here for the free call video. 


Overall Theme:  Beyond Becoming 

Much of life is about becoming, applying yourself to growing, learning and building a bigger and better you. On the spiritual path, your efforts go toward discovering who you are in your innermost being; it’s not about creating a new you. Knowing your own essence, you live in the freedom of being instead of the stress of becoming, a continuing experience of light and bliss that you can share with the world.

Yoga’s promise of freedom is within your reach, a promise made only in the Shaktipat tradition. Gurudevi’s specialty is that she gives you the inner experience of this wisdom tradition while she’s teaching you how to you apply it to your life.


Mini-Course #1 - Being

Your essence is divine and pure, yet you don’t experience this reality all the time yet. Caught up in the “human condition,” you focus on doing the many things that make up your life. Yet yoga asks, “Who are you while you are doing, doing, doing?”

In each of these two months, you get one of Gurudevi’s articles teaching about your inherent beingness. Her two online videos include practices that help you peel away the layers hiding who you really are. And her two Zoom Q&As make her able to personalize the teachings for you while you connect with others who are in the course.



Month 1

Month 2


Gurudevi’s article

April 1

May 5


Online video

April 10

May 13


Zoom Q&A (Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm)

April 20

May 25


Mini-Course #2 - Light

The light of your being is dazzling, but it shines too infrequently. Yet your inner radiance can illumine your whole life and overflow into others. The source of your intelligence, creativity, energy and enthusiasm, this light powers you through your life. In this two-month course with Gurudevi, you learn how to shine without effort, know without thinking and see the Divine in others.

Each month includes an article with teachings about your inner light, an online video with a new personal practice for you to do plus a Zoom Q&A so she can support you where you’re at and boost you to a new level inside.



Month 1

Month 2


Gurudevi’s article

June 5

July 14


Online video

June 19

July 26


Zoom Q&A (Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm)

June 29

Aug 3


Mini-Course #3 - Bliss

Inner bliss is the best. Bliss that comes from outer things is temporary, incomplete and even exhausting. But inner bliss affirms your own beingness and sources your generosity and love for all. Study bliss with Gurudevi for two months, both to experience the bliss of consciousness as well as to understand it. Most importantly, learn how to keep the tap open so you live in the inner flow of grace and bliss all the time.

Each month brings you a new article about bliss. It’s followed by her online video that give you bliss practices to do. Then join her in the Zoom Q&As to expand your clarity about inner bliss – and to expand your inner bliss.



Month 1

Month 2


Gurudevi’s article

Sept 8

Oct 15


Online video

Sept 18

Oct 24


Zoom Q&A (Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm)

Sept 28

Nov 2


Weekend Retreat - Onsite or Online

Exclusively for yogis who have completed all three mini-courses, this is a Shaktipat Retreat with Gurudevi. Your studies and practices will have opened you up to receiving even more of what this spiritual initiation offers, for a cosmic boost into the cosmic reality within.

Now it all comes together. As you discover your own Self, you know that you are being light and bliss. There’s nothing to study. There’s nothing to become, for you have always been the Light and Bliss of Beingness-Itself.

Shaktipat Retreat Weekend Onsite or Online, November 11-14 2021



Gurudevi Nirmalananda



Enrollments fees:

Turn on Javascript!: $208.00 (begins April 1 2021) Register at any time for Module 1 through Enrollemnt to receive up to date articles and video access.

Module 2 - Light: $208.00 (begins June 5 2021)

Module 3 - Bliss: $208.00 (begins Sept 8 2021)

YLP 2021 Shaktipat Retreat Onsite or Online Nov 12-14 2021 Schedule(s): 

Friday 11/12:

7:00 - 9:30 pm Eastern Time

Saturday 11/13:

6:30 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time

2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Time - ONSITE ONLY Discussion 

3:00 - 6:30 pm Eastern Time

8:00 - 9:30 pm Eastern Time

Sunday 11/14: 

6:30 am 7:30 am Eastern Time

8:45 - 11:30 am Eastern Time (Swami Sunday is included)

YLP 2021 Shaktipat Retreat Onsite - Click here to register

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before  April 15 2021):  Members*  $491.00; Non-Member $541.00

Standard Tuition $601.00

Housing and Meals: $302.00 (H&M $242 + COVID CARE Fee $60)

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals: Member* $793.00; Non-Members $843.00

Standard Total: $903.00

 *Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA and Monthly Donor

YLP 2021 Shaktipat Retreat Online Click here to register

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before April 15 2021):  Members* $551.00, Non-Members $611.00

Standard Tuition $671.00

 *Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA and Monthly Donor

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

Svaroopa® Yoga

Being Light & Bliss

Beyond experiencing inner light,

you are that light.

Beyond experiencing inner bliss,

you are that bliss.

Beyond being light and bliss,

you are Beingness-Itself.