Teacher TuneUp: Twists & Seated Poses

April 7-11 2021

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA

Delve more deeply into Svaroopa®  yoga’s seated poses and twists, while you enjoy a sweet immersion in yoga and meditation.  Learn new poses and pose variations while you also finesse your alignments and adjustments.  Your own body opens up more than ever before, as you help your classmates get the same profound results.

Seated poses are the most important of all asanas. Twists are one of the most effective ways of opening your spine, which has a profoundly quieting effect on your mind. Working with them together, it’s easy to quiet your mind so that bliss arises from within. This is yoga’s promise, documented by Patanjali in Sutra 1.3, “Tadaa drashtuh svaroope 'vasthaanam” — in the moment that your mind becomes still, you abide in svaroopa, your true form.

 I am inspired and enthusiastic about teaching after my Teacher TuneUp.  I learned some new deeper variations and alignments. The coaching from teacher trainers and students was an amazing experience of growth and will make me a more effective teacher.  I highly recommend this course to everyone, not only for growth as a teacher, but also as a means to delve deeper into the physical changes in your own body, mind and more! - Brenda B.

In addition to being taught by our Teacher Trainers, you also benefit from the supportive company of other Svaroopa®  yoga teachers in the program. Your fellow teachers are the deepest and most committed yogis you are likely to find, and those with whom you can share your yoga most deeply.  They also know what it’s like to be teaching yoga in the real world, so this weekend is all about supporting and coaching each other.

The Teacher TuneUp is such a perfect course to reinstate Current Standing! It covers the theme poses in such depth, with the added benefit of teaching poses to our fellow yogi classmates. I learned a few new poses as well; they were poses I needed personally, too. Top Level stuff! - Cyndi M. 

Enjoy the learning time with our Teacher Trainer(s) as well as learning from your peers – all while you’re deepening both your inner experience and your outer connections.


Swami Shrutananda & Swami Sahajananda


Prerequisite: successful completion of YTT Level 4 (either the 5-day or 10-day training) as well as the related DTS module.  This training resets and updates your Current Standing.

Preparation: none required, but it is helpful if you review your handouts for the poses in this DTS theme. You will get a pose list when the course is confirmed as a list of handouts to bring with you.

Course Confirmation Date:  March 24 2021 [We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date.]

Time: first day 2:00 - 9:30 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada) (less meals & recesses), middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less meals & recesses), last day 6:30 am - 12:00 pm (less meals & recesses).

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 and your housing and meals, with details on each below.

 Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before March 24 2021):  Members*  $1,041.00  Non-Member $1,151.00

Standard Tuition  $1,271.00

Housing and Meals: $604.00 (4 nights)

Materials: $20.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on or before March 24 2021):  Members* $1,665.00 ; Non-Member $1,775.00

Standard Total $1,895.00

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 $1,061.00 ; Non-Member $1,171.00 ; Standard $1,291.00

Housing and Meals payment, 1 week before you arrive: $604.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $521.00 plus 8 monthly payments of $195.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $2,081.00

*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.

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