DIY:  Happiness, Peace & Empowerment

Your discounted series includes 3 Yoga Weekends with Swami Nirmalananda

DIY:  Happiness, April 4-7 2019

DIY:  Peace, June 6-9 2019

DIY:  Empowerment, August 8-11 2019

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA

Your life improves when you do yoga, it's already well known.  Meditation makes it even more tangible.  Explore why and how it works in order to harness the uplifting force that Svaroopa® yoga opens within you.  Three weekend retreats develop the stages of your improvement in key areas of your life: Happiness, Peace and Empowerment.

DIY usually means “Do It Yourself,” but in yoga it’s about how you “Deepen It Yourself.”  Each long weekend cultivates your mastery of the practices that make the biggest difference. You study poses related to the weekend’s theme, with detailed pose handouts on each.  Partner pairing increases the benefit you get from the poses while it deepens your experience.  Once you've helped your partner find and feel these moves in their body, it's easier to find in your body - plus they help you.

Every pose is customized to meet your needs, so you get the most results in the shortest time. You’ll feel incredibly different by the end of the weekend and take practices home that empower you to continue there. 

Under Swami Nirmalananda's guidance, your other practices also deepen.  Each DIY includes the breadth and depth of the Svaroopa® yoga practices:

   ▼ poses            ▼ yogic breathing practices       ▼ chanting        ▼ meditation     

   ▼ vichara          ▼ practical anatomy lessons      ▼ sutra study    ▼ and more.

These many dimensions of Svaroopa® yoga reveal new depths within you.  You gain profound openings on every level: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Weekends:  You will blossom under the care and guidance of Swami Nirmalananda and one of our Teacher Trainers.  The familiar elements of Svaroopa® yoga reveal new depths, so you gain profound openings on every level: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  You may enroll in any weekend or in all three.  With the full program of three weekends, you get the coaching calls for free.

Coaching Calls:  Your group reassembles after you get home, using the technology of conference calling to help you bring your new yogic skills and openings home with you.  Each weekend is followed by two conference calls, one with Swami Nirmalananda and one with Devi.  These calls are only for yogis enrolled in the full 3-weekend program.

Come to all three DIY weekends in 2019 for the most comprehensive deepening of your personal practice and yogic skills. Added bonus: get a big discount!

While each DIY teaches you how to deepen your practice for yourself, these are not Teacher Training programs. They do not prepare or authorize you to handle other people’s bodies. If you are interested in teaching, click here for our Teacher Training path.

DIY Weekend Package:

Your Package Deal includes all three programs listed below.  Yet each one is available individually, with more details to be available soon.

April 4-7:  Happiness

meets Thursday evening - Sunday midday

Coaching Calls: to be scheduled

June 6-9:  Peace

meets Thursday evening - Sunday midday

Coaching Calls: to be scheduled

August 8-11:  Empowerment

meets Thursday evening - Sunday midday

Coaching Calls: to be scheduled


Prerequisites: none

Course Confirmation Date: March 4 2019  [We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date.]

Time: first day 7:00 - 9:30 pm, middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less meals and recesses), last day 6:30 am - 12:30 pm (less meals and recesses).

Location:  Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center – this is the Lokananda campus of Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram.  Your accommodations are in a shared room with another yogi, and include 3 special yogi-meals daily plus an afternoon snack. 

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

33% TUITION DISCOUNT for all three weekends —  it’s like getting one weekend retreat for free!]

2019 Early Tuition: (valid through March 4 2019): Members*  $842.00; Non-member $931.00

2019 Standard Tuition $1,021.00

Housing & Meals:  $972.00 for 3 long weekends, a total of 9 nights, with 20 meals & snacks.

Materials Fee: $30.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Tuition: (valid through March 4 2019): Members*  $1,844.00; Non-member $1,933.00

Standard total:  $2,023.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA, Monthly donor

Airport transfer may be arranged through the Ashram for $45 per person each way.  

Can’t come to all 3 weekends? Choose the dates and theme best for you.

Postponed H&M:  Take advantage of the early tuition or standard rate while postponing your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival.  Pay for your tuition & materials 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 $872.00 / Non-member early $961.00 /  Standard $1,051.00

Housing and Meals:  1 week before you arrive:  $972.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $451.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $178.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total 2,231.00.


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

Svaroopa® Yoga

Hit the Reset Button

Your natural state is one of ease, health and enthusiasm.  If that doesn’t describe how you feel today, it’s time to hit your reset button.  Svaroopa® yoga takes you beyond “restorative yoga” through powerful practices that easily reinstate your inherent vitality and joy.