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EYTS: Intro to Gentle Yoga

April 5 - 10 2022

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center
Downingtown PA

“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                                                               

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.  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.

“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.

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 6-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


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 lunch 12:30 pm, program 2:00 - 9:30 pm (less dinner and recesses), middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less meals and recesses), last day 6:30 am - 12:30 pm (less breakfast and recesses).

Course confirmation date: March 15 2022

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 March 15 2022):  Members*  $1,141.00; Non-Member $1,261.00

Standard Tuition $1,391.00

Housing and Meals: $605.00 (5 nights)

Materials: $45.00

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

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on or before March 15 2022): Members*  $1,791.00; Non-Member $1,911.00

Standard Total: $2,041.00

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 $1,186.00; Non-member early: $1,306.00; Standard $1,436.00

Housing and Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $605.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $511.00 plus 11 monthly payments of $145.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $2,251.00. 

*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.