Deepen Your Yoga: Focus on Transformation - CANCELED

June 11 - 14 2020

Weekend Yoga Retreat

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA

Enjoy a long yoga weekend, guaranteed to deepen your poses, deepen your yogic process and deepen your inner bliss.  This weekend retreat cultivates your mastery of the Svaroopa® yoga practices that make the biggest difference in the shortest time.

Discover how much you can transform in a weekend, like a rose blossoms in a few days.  You’ll easily dissolve old mental-and-emotional patterns while creating a new template for understanding yourself.  Supported every inch of the way, you’ll be heartened at how easy it is to outgrow your limitations, to expand into your own inner space of light and joy. 

Please note that if you are dealing with a significant psychiatric diagnosis, our Yoga Healing Retreat may better serve you.  But if you need help with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, relationship challenges or another condition that is bothersome yet allows you to continue doing your day every day, this is the weekend for you.  Allow us to make a difference for you in only four days, plus give you an easy way to continue your healing process at home.

Take home pose handouts, including lots of the information that teachers-in-training get, yet designed specifically for your home practice.  These incredibly valuable handouts describe both how to do the poses and how to customize them to your individual needs.  Because every pose is customized to meet your needs, you get the most results in the shortest time. You feel incredibly different by the end of the weekend and take practices home that empower you to continue there.

In learning the key poses, you partner with a fellow yogi to increase the benefit you get from the poses while deepening your knowledge.  Once you've helped your partner find and feel the pose in their body, it's easier to find in your body - plus they read the handout to you while you do the pose and help you find the angles you need.  Our teacher guides your partner-pairing while providing you with hands-on alignments and adjustments.  This personal support speeds your process of healing, growth and change.

Your other practices also deepen.  Each weekend 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.

Come early on Thursday June 11 for the Half Day Workshop with Swami Cathy (Shrutananda) Stillman starting at 2:00 pm. 


Swami Shrutananda (the yogi formerly known as Vidyadevi)

Lissa (Yogyananda) Fountain



Prerequisites: none

Course Confirmation Date:  CANCELED

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, materials fees and your housing and meals, with details on each below.

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition: (on or before May 11 2020): Members*  $421.00; Non-member $461.00

Standard Tuition $511.00

Housing & Meals:  $324.00 (3 nights) 

Materials Fee: $10.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals: (on or before May 11 2020): Members*  $755.00; Non-member $795.00

Standard Total:  $845.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA & Monthly donor. Vowed Member discount applicable: contact Enrollment by Turn on Javascript! or call 610.806.2119.

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 $431.00 / Non-member early $471.00 /  Standard $521.00

Housing and Meals:  1 week before you arrive:  $324.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $191.000 plus 5 monthly payments of $148.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $931.00.

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

Svaroopa® Yoga

Beyond your Limitations 

The quality of life is not based on how much you do but on how much you let go; not on how far you go, but on how open and easy you are. Svaroopa® yoga dissolves physical limitations as well as mental, emotional and spiritual blocks, to open up the way you live inside your own skin.