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EYTS: Intro to Gentle Yoga

August 27 - September 2


Your students, friends and family members might have significantly limited flexibility, serious pain or illness, or be recovering from an injury or surgery. You want to help but are not sure what they need.

A teacher meets students where they are at and moves them to a whole new place within themselves. In your Gentle Yoga classes, you lead them into getting younger, happier, healthier and more joyful. And they discover bliss. – Gurudevi Nirmalananda

Gain the tools you need to safely and effectively work with ‘outside-the-bell-curve’ students. Learn special modifications for these students’ needs as well as your own. Help them find a new lease on life, supporting their transformation in how they think and feel about their body. 

This training has given me a new layer/depth of understanding. Having new poses to teach and use in my own practice is exciting. It is a perfect course to continue and expand my knowledge. – Beverly M.

Begin with what you learned in Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga. This is why you must teach four Intro Yoga classes before you come to the Gentle training — so you are fresh and full of the joy of sharing Svaroopa® yoga. 

  • Simply teach a friend or family member a few poses. Do it 4 times. It can even be the same poses every time.
  • Pick someone who needs yoga but is not a Gentle Yogi, as you won’t have those skills until you’ve done the Gentle training. 
  • Share the Magic 4 with them, or the Four on the Floor or other poses. Then lead them through a Guided Awareness in Shavasana. 
  • They’ll love it! And so will you.

After your training, you will personalize poses and adjustments for seniors and for those recovering from illness or injury. You know how to design and present a six-week series for them, in which they get rapid and dramatic improvements in their body, mind and heart. They are often able to mainstream into your regular classes once they’ve completed your Gentle Yoga series.

This is an EYTS (Enrich Your Teaching Skills), a Continuing Ed course. These courses deepen your base in the primary poses while giving you an important selection of advanced teaching protocols. These are not certification courses because they do not include our at-home mentoring program (DTS – Develop your Teaching Skills). Yet they significantly expand your professional skills as a Svaroopa® yoga teacher. They also bring you into current standing.

This 7-day training includes elements of our comprehensive certification program for Seniors & Adaptive Yoga Teacher, part of our Yoga Classroom Therapeutics curriculum. In Intro to Gentle Yoga, you learn many of the classroom therapeutics that empower you to meet your students where they are at and move them to a whole new place.



Swami Shrutananda & Swami Prajñananda 



Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga


You have taught at least 4 Intro Classes (to one or more students) in the last 6 months.

SATYA Members

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

Dates & Times

Sunday August 27 2023 from 2:00 - 9:30 pm with meals included

Monday August 28 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with meals 

Tuesday August 29 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with meals 

Wednesday August 30 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with meals

Thursday August 31 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with meals

Friday September 1 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with meals

Saturday September 2 from 6:30 am - 12:00 pm with meals



Course Confirmation Date

June 9 2023

We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date. We will email you with the latest updates.


Enrollment Fees include course tuition and materials fees, with details on each below. 

Our tuition rate is the same as if you went to the USA for your training. The usual “Travel Levy,” covering the Teacher Trainer’s costs to come to Australia, is missing. That’s because ASYA* is paying it on your behalf. 

Early Tuition (on or before June 9 2023): Members*: $1,471.00 USD; Non-Members: $1,621.00 USD

Standard Tuition: $1,781.00 USD

Materials Fees: $45.00 USD

Housing & Meals: This is an immersion, which means you are staying and eating on-site. Your housing and meals enrollment is being handled by ASYA*.

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on or before June 9 2023): Members*: $1,516.00 USD; Non-Members: $1,666.00 USD

Standard Totals: $1,826.00 USD

Note: Housing & Meals costs add onto this. Contact ASYA* for more information.

Payment Options:

Option 1: Standard Tuition (pay in full before the start of the program)

Option 2: Reservation & Deposit:

Members*: $531.00 USD due by June 9, balance due July 28

Non-Members: $581.00 USD due by June 9, balance due July 28

Option 3: Monthly Payment Plan

First payment on enrollment: $501.00 USD

10 Monthly payments of: $151.00 USD

Payment plan total: $2,011.00 USD

*ASYA - Australian Svaroopa® Yoga Association

*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 - programs@svaroopayoga.org 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

More Alive, More Joyous, More YOU!

Come for the physical changes that  Svaroopa® yoga guarantees: reducing pain, reversing the age-clock and boosting your healing power.  Simultaneously you get more:  you smile more easily, breathe more fully, love more openly and discover there is more within you than you imagined.