DEEPER: Backbends

July 13- 18 2021

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center   Downingtown PA

These are the hardest poses, as well as the most significant for bringing yoga into your life. Explore how to get spinal opening both in challenging poses and in challenging life circumstances. Unravel the tensions that cause your body to crunch forward as you age. Explore more Yoga Sutras and how to share these profound teachings in your classes.

This is one of our advanced trainings, moving you toward Certification as a Deeper Yoga Teacher.  Many of the practices in this training were previously included in ATT 532: Backbends.  Study of the Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is integrated into your training.




Swami Shrutananda, Swami Sahajananda & Gurudevi Nirmalananda


Prerequisites: successful completion of the following

  1. DEEPER Lower Spinal Release with DTS
  2. DEEPER Abs with DTS
  3. DEEPER Heart Openers with DTS
  4. SATYA Member in current standing

Preparation: You have taught at least 12 in-person Deeper Yoga classes within the previous six months.  It is also helpful if you practice the poses we’ll be working during the two weeks before the program.  You will get that list when the course is confirmed, as a list of handouts to bring with you.

Successful completion of this course will extend your Current Standing status for Continuing Education.

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). All times Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Course Confirmation Date: June 29 2021 [We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date.

Total Enrollment Fees:  

Early Total (on or before June 29 2021):  Members*:$1,391.00; 

Early Standard Tuition: $1,681.00

Materials Fees: $50; DTS: $325.00 Housing and Meals: $755.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Member’s early total (on or before June 29 2021): $2,521.00

Standard total: $2,811.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate: SATYA member

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $771.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $232.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment Plan total $3,091.00


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

Svaroopa® Yoga

Beyond Mere Pleasure

Bliss, peace, vast beingness — yoga promises something far beyond what you get from pleasures.  It comes from a different source, so it fills you in a different way.  Yogic bliss arises from within, guaranteed through Svaroopa® yoga’s spinal decompression practices.