Yogic Studies 1

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In Yogic Studies 1 course students explore and experience key elements of the Satyananda Yoga tradition. They are encouraged to develop all aspects of their being and to witness the natural process of change that occurs with regular yoga practice.

The primary focus of the Satyananda system is to develop deeper awareness through personal experience and self-reflection. YS1 provides an understanding of yogic concepts and practice that can be applied in daily life.

It is open to both beginners and longer-term practitioners who want to develop greater self-discipline and self-knowledge.

Components of the course include:

  • Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Shatkarma
  • History, Philosophy, Psychology of Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mantra and Kirtan
  • Yogic Lifestyle
  • Karma Yoga

Those completing the course will establish a firm foundation from which to continue home practice and personal development. They will also be eligible to progress to further SYAE training courses.

Course structure

Yogic Studies 1 is comprised of one 11-months course. The course begins with a twelve day and ends with a six day in-depth residential, and there is one more residential during the course. Between the residential periods students are expected to commit to a regular home practice, to maintain and regularly submit a home practice diary and complete a number of online quizzes.

Those completing the YS1 course will establish a firm foundation from which to continue home practice and personal development. They will also be eligible to progress to further SYAE training courses (please note that successful completion of YS1 is prerequisite for the participation in the YS2).

Dates Yogic Studies 1

1st residential: 7-19 April 2019

2nd residential: 10-22 September 2019

3rd residential: 29 March-3 April 2020


Experienced Satyananda Yoga teachers and teachers/instructors trained in the Satyananda system of Yoga from Europe and Bihar Yoga Bharati (Institute for Advanced Yogic Sciences, India) will conduct and assess the course.

The venue

Hungarian Yoga Association in Szolad, a quiet village near the beautiful lake Balaton, a 90-minute drive from Budapest airport (Hungary). Accommodation will be shared (two to three people to a room).
Diet will be simple, nutritious vegetarian meals.

Travel guide to Szolad

Pre entry requirements

  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Ability to meet the time commitments required
    All students are expected to manage their own time. Those with extensive work and family commitments may find it challenging to manage the course workload.
    We strongly suggest that students do not take part in other significant courses during the year.
  • English language competence
    As all lectures, practical classes, home assignments and assessments will be in English, students need to have a good grasp of the language. Applicants whose first language is not English may be asked to provide evidence of their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.


Students will be expected to participate fully in all aspects of the course and to maintain yogic discipline during the residential stays. An aspect of this discipline will be to minimise use of mobile devices.


Home study

  • Daily one hour practice – asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation as per given schedules
  • Writing a daily home practice diary and submitting it regularly
  • Online quizzes and additional study time – approximately 5-7 hours per week including full participation in the online aspect of the course

Set texts

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Meditations from the Tantras by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Yoga Darshan by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
  • Anatomy and Physiology textbook of your choice


Certificates will only be awarded to students who successfully complete all aspects of the course.

Course fee

Due to substantial differences in average income of participants from different areas of Europe, course fees apply as follows. Participants with limited financial resources can apply to pay the course fee in instalments.

€3200.- for participants from: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

€2500.- for participants from: Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Spain

€1950.- for participants from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia

€1550.- for participants from: Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine

The course fee covers all practical and theoretical tuition, assessments and marking, printed handouts, accommodation and catering.

How to apply

Closing date of application: 28. February 2019.

Fill in the application form here.

If you would like more information please contact:

ys119 [at] syae.eu

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