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Poses for Meditation Teachers

Begins Thursday November 3

Lokananda Retreat Center, Downingtown PA

Only two types of problems arise in meditation: difficulty with your body or your mind. Learn how to help your students (and yourself) with their bodies.

Sthira sukham asanam. – Yoga Sutras 2.46 The seated pose is steady and easy.

The seated pose is foundational to meditation. This is why the course is a prerequisite for Meditation Teacher Training (MTT), where you learn to help students (and yourself) with their minds.

Learn several variations on the seated pose, including how to use a chair effectively for meditation.  Learn to teach several introductory yoga poses, all as preparation for an effective seated posture. 

While sitting sounds like it should be simple, the human body is wonderfully complex.  To help different kinds of people, you need to know some anatomy along with biodynamics and their effect on the meditative energies.  Thus, this training also includes meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy, partner pairing, stories from the ancient sages and an introduction to the chanting of Sanskrit texts.

This program has opened up a new dimension of my mind and body. There is so much knowledge given in such a short time. – Alena T.

The four yoga-full days include yoga classes and deep guided relaxations.  Be amazed at how quickly and easily Svaroopa® yoga changes your body.  You’ll be able to learn in a whole new way. Organically.  Easily.  Improvements in your body make your meditations easier and deeper, something you’ll be able to offer your meditation students as well. 



Swami Shrutananda and Swami Prajñananda




Dates & Times

Thursday November 3 2022 from 12:30 - 9:30 pm, Lunch, Snack and Dinner included

Friday November 4 2022 from 6:30 am - 9:30 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner included

Saturday November 5 2022 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner included

Sunday November 6 2022 from 6:30 am - 11:45 am with Breakfast included

Course Confirmation Date

October 12 2022  

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.

SATYA Members 

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


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

Early Tuition (on or before October 12 2022):  Members*  $551.00; Non-Member: $611.00

Standard Tuition $671.00

Materials Fees: $30.00; Housing & Meals: $363.00 (3 nights)

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals:  Member* $944.00; Non-Members $1,004.00

Standard Total: $1,064.00

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 + Materials: $581.00; Non-Member Early + Materials: $641.00; Standard $701.00

Housing & Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $363.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $291.00 plus 8 monthly payments of $110.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $1,171.00.

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA Members and Monthly Donors

More Info

Our Enrollment Advisors will be happy to connect with you and answer any questions - Turn on Javascript! or 610.806.2119

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When events beyond our control cause unavoidable changes, locations and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Svaroopa® Yoga

Mind & Meditation

You have to get beyond your mind in order to meditate, then meditation transforms your mind so it is shining with Divine Consciousness.