Yogic Studies 1 2017

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In Yogic Studies 1 (YS1), 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 a 27-week course beginning with a fourteen-day in-depth residential that establishes the central concepts of hatha, raja, karma and bhakti yoga. This is followed by two further residential sessions. Between these, students are expected to commit to regular home practice, to maintain and submit a fortnightly home practice diary and complete a number of online quizzes. Assessment is ongoing.

Residential Dates

Session 1:
March 4-18
Session 2:
June 17-24
Session 3:
September 2-9


Experienced international Satyananda Yoga teachers will conduct, monitor 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.
  • 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 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


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

How to apply

If you would like more information please contact:

ys117 [at] syae.eu

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