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Embodyment® Yoga Therapy Training

November 6 - 12

Lokananda Retreat Center, Downingtown PA

Become an Embodyment® Yoga Therapist and give the experience of profound spinal release to anyone, by placing your hands on key areas of their spine. Learn to do Svaroopa® yoga's hands-on-healing therapy, so you can offer sessions to students, family and friends.

Get more spinal opening for yourself than in any other training, by both giving and receiving sessions every day. Deepen your understanding of the anatomy of the spine and explore the sutras from the Pratyabhijnahrdayam that explain how Embodyment® works.

This course expands and uplifts your teaching abilities and prepares you to give private sessions, which radically increases your income potential. You are eligible to take Embodyment® after your Foundations course, in order to begin your career as a yoga therapist as well as maintain your professional credentials with Continuing Ed. This training is also part of Yoga Teacher Training (YTT).

You will not only experience significant change within your own body, you will learn a valuable skill to share with both your students and general population.

Like so many Svaroopa® courses, Embodyment® is an experience that you shouldn't miss. It will change your life, effect the way you perceive the world, your body & your mind. It's an opportunity not to be missed.



Swami Shrutananda & Swami Prajñananda



Successful completion of Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga & SATYA Member


Screening Video

You must submit a short screening video 3 weeks or more before the training begins. This is because Embodyment® yoga therapy is a hands-on healing modality that requires you to use your body and work with clients in a way that’s different from being a yoga teacher. Learning this therapy is a physical process for you, as the therapist, it includes:

    • You being on your knees for extended periods, next to your client, who is lying on the floor.
    • You being on your knees and elbows to do alignments and adjustments for your client.
    • You sitting on the floor for extended periods, next to your client.
    • Moving lots of blankets around, aligning and tilting your client’s body.

As part of the application process, we require a short, simple screening video so we can see how your body moves and evaluate whether you’re likely to be effective as an Embodyment® Yoga Therapist. In 30 years, we’ve had less than 1% percent of students not be appropriate candidates for this training. But we don’t want you to register and come here, only to find out you’re not able to do it. Turn on Javascript! to contact our Enrollment Advisors for more information.

SATYA Members

Successful completion of this course will reinstate your Current Standing or maintain your Current Standing status for Continuing Education.

Dates & Times

Monday November 6 2023 begins with Dinner at 5:30, with training going from 7:00 - 9:30 pm 

Tuesday November 7 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner included

Wednesday November 8 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner

Thursday November 9 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner

Friday November 10 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner

Saturday November 11 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner

Sunday November 12 from 6:30 am - 12:30 pm with Breakfast, also including Lunch (served at 12:30 pm)


Lokananda Retreat Center

116 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown PA 

Course Confirmation Date

October 23 2023

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


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

Early Tuition (on or before October 23 2023): Members*: $1,181.00; Non-Members: $1,301.00; 

Standard Tuition: $1,431.00

Materials Fees: $40.00; DTS: $125.00; Housing and Meals: $726.00 (6 nights)

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on or before October 23 2023): Members*: $2,072.00; Non-Members: $2,192.00

Standard Totals: $2,322.00

Embodyment® DTS:
Mentoring phone calls begin after the in-person course is completed, encompassing two conference calls with your Mentor and co-mentees.

Postponed H&M: Postpone your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival. Pay for your tuition (early or standard), DTS & materials now, then pay for your Housing & Meals 1 week before your program begins. Contact our Enrollment Team at 610-806-2119 or Turn on Javascript!.

Course fee on enrollment: Members* early: $1,346.00; Non-Members: $1,466.00; Standard: $1,596.00

Housing and Meals payment, 1 week before you arrive: $726.00

We may need to charge the $30 Covid Care charge to help cover the additional costs. We will evaluate the situation, based on the CDC Guidelines, before each course and let you know in advance if we will be adding additional charges.

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $641.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $191.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total: $2,551.00.

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

More Info

Our Enrollment Advisors will be happy to connect with you and answer any questions - Turn on Javascript! or 610.806.2119

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

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

Svaroopa® Yoga

Healing Yoga

Reinvigorate your own healing capacity through Svaroopa® yoga:  physical, mental-emotional and spiritual healing; this is where every new yogi starts!  After only an hour, you’ll feel completely different.  Each time adds on more improvement until you cannot remember what got you started.  This is the power of Svaroopa® yoga.