Foundations Is for Everyone
Welcome to the beginning of a wonderful journey. Whether you are a new yogi, an experienced Svaroopi or a teacher from another yoga style, this course will give you a deep experience and the information you need to practice Svaroopa® yoga effectively on your own. In addition, you will be able to effectively share it with others.
Learn hands-on adjustments, props, alignments and teaching methodology for 16 poses, enough to teach intro classes in Svaroopa® yoga. Also included are meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy, partner pairing, stories from the ancient sages and an intro to the chanting of Sanskrit texts.
Your yoga-full days also include your housing, meals, snacks and breaks, with lots of yoga classes and deep guided relaxations. You’ll be amazed at how this yoga relaxes and energizes you. It makes you able to learn in a whole new way – organically. Easily.
"Exceeded my expectations. Loved the feeling of yoga community and the respect everyone had for the practice. Amazed at the details of the practice and found the intro to philosophy fascinating."
You learn how to design classes or your own yoga practice session for 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. During the course, your knowledge of each pose builds day by day, pose by pose, especially while working in partner-pairs to give and receive coaching and adjustments in every pose.
Experience our multidimensional approach, encompassing all of yoga’s practices, including poses and more. Everything we teach is based in the ancient teachings, which focus on discovering the Divine reality hidden within you, blossoming into everyday life. As you deepen the openings in your body, you recognize the infinity within this finite world, find the cosmic in the mundane and the sacred within your daily life.
Foundations as Your First Step toward Teacher Training
Foundations is the prerequisite course for our Teacher Training program and prepares you to teach introductory classes to beginning students. Learn the most important poses of Svaroopa® yoga, the Primary Spinal Openers, which are used at all levels of practice from introductory through advanced classes.
You’ll learn how to design your classes and help students with alignments and props so they get maximum results with minimum effort. Your knowledge of each pose develops fully in your experience of it, while working in partner-pairs as you give and receive coaching and adjustments in every pose.
Anatomy and Yoga Philosophy
Transform your understanding of how the human body works by learning the foundational principles of Svaroopa® yoga anatomy, which will clarify the profound new openings you are experiencing in your body. Discover the breadth and beauty of yoga’s ancient teachings in the key sutras of Svaroopa® yoga. The sutras provide new meaning to the poses and anatomy, as well as providing a map of the future that yoga promises you — to know yourself as Consciousness-Itself.
"I came not knowing what to expect – but simply wanting to know, understand, and feel the effects of Svaroopa® yoga in a more complete way. This course did that for me...and SO much MORE!"
Become a CSIT and Teach Introductory Classes
Following successful completion of Foundations, you are qualified to become a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Introductory Teacher (CSIT) by joining SATYA (Svaroopa® Association of Teachers & Yogis. For information on official certification, click here.
After completing Foundations, we invite you to expand your knowledge and skills further by taking the following courses:
- Radical Anatomy
- Embodyment® Yoga Therapy Training
- Component A of our Teacher Training program
As a Foundations Grad, you are also qualified to take the following EYTS course:
- Foundations Review
While working with your body, Svaroopa yoga opens up the full spectrum of your being. Slower yoga, consciously aligned and leveraged for multi-dimensional openings.