Yogic Studies 2

In Yogic Studies 2 (YS2), students deepen their knowledge and experience of Satyananda Yoga.

They consider the philosophical systems of yoga – Tantra, Samkhya and Vedanta – and how these are applied in the Satyananda Yoga system.

They also explore concepts within yogic philosophy and yogic psychology, which includes studying Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.

Components of the course include:

  • Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Shatkarma
  • Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Philosophy and Psychology of Yoga
  • 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.

Course structure

YS2 is a 26-week course which includes two fourteen day residential sessions. Between sessions students are expected to commit to daily home practice, to maintain and submit a home practice diary, and complete a number of written assignments.


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


Pre entry requirements

  • Successful completion of YS1 with SYAE or the BYB four-month course
    If you have completed other yogic studies courses with any other academy please contact us for details.
  • 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.
  • Computer skills
    Proficiency in computer skills is essential.


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 1 hour practice – asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, meditation as per given schedules.
  • Writing a daily home practice diary and submitting it at regular prescribed intervals
  • Additional study time – approximately 15-20 hours per month to include full participation in the online element of the course.

Set texts

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Meditations from the Tantras by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Kundalini Tantra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • The Bhagavad Gita (Recommended: Swami Sivananda)


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

Course fee

The actual amount depends on the year of the course.

It includes all practical and theoretical tuition, marking, assessments, printed handouts, accommodation and catering.

The venue

The course is held in a quiet centre in the foothills of Lozen. It is a 20-minute drive from Sofia (Bulgaria) airport.

Accommodation will be shared (two people to a room with en suite bathrooms).

Diet will be simple, nutritious vegetarian meals.

How to apply

Details will be posted as and when they are available.

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