DEEPER: Heart Openers 

Advanced Teacher Training 

March 12 - 17 2019

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA 

Learn to teach new poses, adjustments and variations that make deeper changes through your upper spine, especially targeting the vertebrae behind your heart.  Unraveling the tensions in these key vertebrae free you from mental and emotional limitations as well as making dramatic changes in your body.  You’ll take wonderful new poses as well as adjustments and variations back to your students.

[The DEEPER Training] was a powerful course for your own deeper openings and a wonderful mix of poses to help your students deepen their practice - Kamala Gross

Delve into Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with Vidyadevi and Swami Nirmalananda.  You will be studying the sutras as well as learning how to take them home to your students. 

Many of the practices in this training were previously included in ATT 411: Upper Spinal Release, a ten-day training that was split into two DEEPER trainings:  DEEPER — Neck & Shoulders and DEEPER — Heart Openers.  Both of these trainings are included in the track for you to be certified as an Advanced Svaroopa® Yoga teacher.

Come early and join us for the Half Day Workshop: Opening to Your Own Heart at 2:00 pm on March 12.


Cathy (Vidyadevi) Stillman & Karobi (Kusuma) Sachs



Prerequisites: successful completion of the following

1.  YCT2 as well as the related DTS modules

2.  SATYA member in current standing.  

Preparation: You have taught at least 12 Continuing Yoga classes within the six months prior to the program.  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.

Time: first day 7:00 - 9:30 pm (less 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: CONFIRMED

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

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


Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before Feb 8 2019):  Members*  $1,201.00

Standard Tuition $1,451.00

Materials Fees: $50.00; DTS (Develop Your Teaching Skills) Tuition: $325.00; Housing and Meals: $540.00 (5 nights)

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Total:  Members*  $2,116.00

Standard Total: $2,366.00

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 $1,576.00, Standard $1,826.00

Housing and Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $540.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $501.00 plus 14 monthly payments of $150.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $2,601.00.

*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.

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Take Charge of Your Body

Western medicine excels at three things: emergency care, surgery and biochemistry. Yet medicine’s failures include many common maladies,all of which Svaroopa yoga excels at treating. You really can take charge of your own healing for most conditions, or use yoga as a valuable adjunct to your medical care.