Vichara Therapist Training

November 7- 11 2021

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center   Downingtown PA 

The mind is very tricky!  Dealing with your own is hard enough, but supporting students and clients through the process is even more challenging.  Our guided self-inquiry process clears the “stuff” out of mind and heart, whether you are offering it in private sessions to your therapy clients or using it on yourself. Vichara endows your mind with a yogic perspective that creates clarity and ease in your life.

This five-day professional training first trains you to delve deeply into your own issues, tracing difficulties to their source in order to access your inner answers. Once you’ve gone deeply into yourself, you learn how to truly hear other people in a new way and to help them transcend their mind.

“It feels like my practice is coming from a deeper place inside. For the first time, I have a steadier experience of the Self being so close, just beyond my mind. I am also starting to realize how I do not always live in my body and how that happens. Now I am finding my way back into my body.”


Gurudevi Nirmalananda



  • Certified Embodyment® Yoga Therapist and have completed 50 sessions with paying clients within the preceding 7 months (client log required)
  • Certified Discussion Group Leader and have led at least 5 groups (with 4 or more participants each) in the preceding 7 months (participant list required)
  • Two personal Vichara sessions with a Swami (available by phone) in the preceding 7 months
  • Shaktipat Retreat with Gurudevi Nirmalananda OR Learn to Meditate course with a Certified Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation teacher within the preceding 7 months

SATYA Members:  Successful completion of this course does not maintain your current standing for your SATYA Continuing Education requirements, as it does not include training in how to teach asana.  

Time: first day 2:00 - 9:30 pm (less meals & recesses), middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less meals & recesses), last day 6:30 am - 11:45 am (less meals & recesses).

Course confirmation date: October 19 2021

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

Course Tuition:   

Early tuition (on or before October 19 2021) : Members*  $1,671.00; Non-Members $1,841.00

Standard tuition: $2,031.00 

DTS: $125.00; Materials: $15.00; Housing and Meals: $540 

Total Enrollment Fees: 

Early total (on or before October 19 2021): Members* $2,351.00; Non-Members $2,521.00

Standard total: $2,711.00

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 $1,811.00; Non-Member $1,981.00; Standard $2,171.00

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

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $761.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $222.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment Plan total $2,981.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA

For more information and to register, please Turn on Javascript! us or call 610-644-7555.

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

Svaroopa® Yoga

The Yoga of the Mind

Getting beyond what you think you know to discover the deeper knowing, and serving others who want the same.