EYTS: Intro to Gentle Yoga

February 4 - 9 2020

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center   Downingtown PA

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

Gain the tools you need to safely and effectively work with ‘outside-the-bell-curve’ students.  You will learn special modifications for these students’ needs. as well as your own.

"This course is deep on a personal level, and in creating new openings, and developing the ability to deal with tight or frail students.” – Lloyd A.

This training is offered every three or four years, last presented in 2016.  It is a 6-day intro to the comprehensive training where you earn certification as a Svaroopa® Yoga Seniors & Adaptive Yoga Teacher, available through our Yoga Classroom Therapeutics trainings.  This means that, in only 6 days, you can begin teaching many classroom therapeutics that are available in the longer training track.

“You will learn how to make Svaroopa® Yoga accessible to Gentle Yogis and in the process, if you are not a Gentle Yogi yourself, you will receive profound openings. The extra propping and support taught will take you to a deeper experience of familiar basic poses.” – Cindy R.

The course builds on what you learned in Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga.  This is why you must teach four Intro Yoga classes before you come to the training — so you’re fresh and full of the joy of sharing Svaroopa® yoga. 

  • You can 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.

When you return home from your training, you will be able to personalize poses and adjustments for seniors and for those recovering from illness or injury.  You learn 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.

“It's a great review of many commonly taught poses, with specific instruction for how to meet the needs of the Gentle Yogi.  I feel more confident in doing that now.” – Christine F.

EYTS (Enrich Your Teaching Skills) are Continuing Ed courses.  The acronym is pronounced “eats,” like you’ve got “good eats,” a great description of these courses that 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 programs, yet they significantly expand your professional skills as a Svaroopa® yoga teacher.

Come early on February 4 for the half day workshop, "Where Is My Tailbone?" with Swami Sahajananda starting at 9:00 am. 


Swami Shrutananda (the yogi formerly known as Vidyadevi)

& Swami Sahajananda  (the yogi formerly known as Kusuma)



Prerequisite:  Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga

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

Time: first day 2:00 - 9:30 pm (less recesses), middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less recesses), last day 6:30 am - 12:30 pm (less recesses).

Course confirmation date: CONFIRMED

Successful completion of this course updates and extends your Current Standing for Continuing Education. 

Enrollment Fees include course tuition and your housing and meals, with details on each below.

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before January 3 2020):  Members*  $1,031.00; Non-Member $1,131.00

Standard Tuition $1,241.00

Housing and Meals: $540.00 (5 nights)

Materials: $45.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on or before January 3 2020): Members*  $1,616.00; Non-Member $1,716.00

Standard Total: $1,826.00

Postponed H&M:  Take advantage of the Early or Standard Rate while postponing your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival.  Pay your Tuition 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 $1,076.00; Non-member early: $1,176.00; Standard $1,286.00

Housing and Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $540.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $501.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $151.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $2,011.00. 

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA

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.