EYTS Deceptive Flexibility 1

September 29 - October 4 2020 

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA 

You may have some students who are able to move very far into poses, maybe further than you!  They pay a very high cost for this deceptive flexibility. Their spinal muscles work overtime and their hip ligaments are over-stretched. This causes an instability in their hip joints and tremendous spinal compression, which can lead to early hip replacement surgery, arthritis in their hips and/or spine as well as serious digestive problems.

“I am happy to be able to serve my students who are in need of these techniques.  It will give them a new experience of their body.”

“It is one of the best trainings you could do to increase your aliveness in your body and mind.”

Svaroopa® yoga helps heal the damage they are unknowingly causing.  This Continuing Ed course teaches you how to spot hyperflexible students as well as how to prop them (or yourself!) for maximum effectiveness.  Most importantly, you learn how to work with their minds to transcend the ‘picture perfect’ paradigm they’ve brought from dance backgrounds, other yoga styles or athletic practices.

This professional training also serves as the prerequisite for Deceptive Flexibility 2, a program which debuted in 2017.  Focusing on strenuous poses, you learn to do them in a way that creates deep spinal release while strengthening and stabilizing your joints.  Deceptive Flexibility 2 is available for graduates of YTT Level 3.



Swami Shrutananda, Swami Prajñananda, Swami Sahajananda & Gurudevi Nirmalananda


Prerequisites: successful completion of YTT Level 1, DTS 1 & Embodyment®

Preparation: You have taught at least 8 Intro or Continuing Yoga classes within the previous six months.

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: September10 2020  [We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date.]

Successful completion of this course will reinstate and extend your Current Standing status for Continuing Education. No DTS and no homework is required, thus no certification is offered.

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

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before Sep 10):  Members*  $1,101.00; Non-Member $1,131.00

Standard Tuition $1,241.00

Materials Fees: $25.00; Housing and Meals: $755.00 (5 nights)

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on of before Sep 10):  Members*  $1.881.00; Non-Member $1,911.00

Standard Total: $2,021.00

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 rate + materials) $1,126.00; Non-member (early rate + materials) $1,156.00; Standard $1,266.00

Housing and Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $755.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $441.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $178.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $2,221.00

*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

More than Exercise 

Svaroopa® yoga “is not exercise. It’s a scientific maximization of your body’s capacity, dissolving the tensions that inhibit your body’s natural functioning and inherent healing capacity.” (from Yoga International)