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Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga

September 10 - 15

Lokananda Retreat Center, Downingtown PA

Learn the foundational poses that reveal yoga’s promise, to know who and what you really are - Consciousness.

This course provides a deep experience and the information you need to practice yoga on your own at home or to share your yoga with others.

Whether you are a new yogi, an experienced Svaroopi or coming from another yoga style, learn how to get the most benefit from your practice. Refined techniques and a clear understanding of how this yoga works show you the way.

Madhya-vikaasaach-chidaananda-laabha.h – Pratyabhij~nah.rdayam 17

By the opening of your spinal channel, you attain the bliss of Consciousness.

Discover the most important poses of Svaroopa® Yoga, the Primary Spinal Openers. These poses are used at all levels of practice, from introductory through advanced classes. Take them home with you or use Foundations as the prerequisite course for our Teacher Training programs. Successful completion of Foundations qualifies you to be certified as an Introductory Teacher of Svaroopa® Yoga.

During the course, your knowledge of each pose builds day by day, pose by pose. This is especially true while working in partner-pairs, so you give and receive coaching and adjustments in every pose. Our comprehensive handouts help you learn the poses inside and out, as well as provide the basis for your practice or working with others.

Even if you don't want to teach, you understand how to design classes or your own yoga practice session in order to get the most benefit in the shortest time. And you'll know how to help others with customized alignments and props for them to get maximum results with minimum effort.

Beyond the poses, the course has time every day for chanting and meditation, two of yoga’s most important practices. You’ll be deeply saturated in the flow of Grace that permeates the Svaroopa® practice. This benefits you and those you might teach.

I found the Foundations program to be very comprehensive. I have a better understanding of the alignments needed to deepen the poses in my own practice. It also piqued my interest in teaching the basic poses to others. - Eva C. 


 Swami PrajnanandaSwami Shrutananda

Swami Prajñananda & Swami Shrutananda




SATYA Members

Successful completion of Foundations with Foundations Extension will maintain or reinstate your Current Standing status for Continuing Education.

Dates & Times

Tuesday September 10 2024 begins with Lunch at 12:30 pm, with training going from 2:00 - 9:00 pm with Snack and Dinner included

Wednesday September 11 from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner 

Thursday September 12 from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner 

Friday September 13 from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner 

Saturday September 14 from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner 

Sunday September 15 from 6:00 am - 12:00 pm with Breakfast, also including Lunch (served at 12:00 pm)


Lokananda Retreat Center

116 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown PA

Course Confirmation Date

August 28, 2024

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 your housing and meals, with details on each below.

Early Tuition (on or before August 28 2024): Members*: $941.00, Non-Members: $1,041.00

Standard Tuition: $1,151.00

Housing and Meals: $805.00

Materials Fee: $71.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on or before August 28 2024): Members*: $1,817.00, Non-Members: $1,917.00

Standard Totals: $2,027.00

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

Course fee on enrollment: Members* early: $1,012.00; Non-Members early: $1,112.00; Standard: $1,222.00

Housing and Meals payment: 1 week before you arrive: $805.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $731.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $150.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total: $2,231.00.

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

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.

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