Training Program in India
Year 2018

Vyâyâm kurvantoh tad balardhyaya lakshanam
(Suruta Samhita. 24, 27)
Vyâyâm is practiced with kindness, vigour and effort

  Introductory level

The basic introductory program lasts 200 hours and it is taught in two stages 100 hours each.

A diploma will be handed out even when the student has not done
the evaluation test after completing the program.

The 1st part of the program is mainly practical. The students learn
how to breath, how to move, how to coordinate their body, how to
gain more energy, they learn the Master Sequence apart from other
important elements.

The 2nd part of the program is mainly theoretical.

  Topics of the program


The two levels program is developed with the following topics:

The meaning of Vyayam
The strength of air and a healthy body
The Basic principles of Vyayam
Energetic anatomy
Tantra, philosophy and Basic principles
Ayurveda, the origin of Ayurveda
Basics and principles of Ayurveda: the five elements and three energies.
The five principles for health and harmony
Anatomy and physiology: bones, muscles, joints, circulation, breathing, digestion and excretion.
Energetic anatomy and its relation with physiological anatomy
The Master series to Strengthen Shakti in the Tan
Basic Structural Movements
The Immortality Series
The Sthiti Asana Series
The Japanese Series
Sukha Vyayam, Happy Vyayam.

The Vidya (discipline) of Vyayam is developed gradually in the different Training levels within the following topics:

- Stula Vyayam: Asana Vidya
- Sukshma Vyayam: Dynamic Vyayam
- Karana Vyayam: Kundalini Yoga

  Dates of the program


Year 2018

From 4th to 25th January - 100 hours. Sequence part 1

From 1th to 22th February – 100 hours. Sequence part 2

From 1th to 22th March - 100 hours. Sequence part 1

From 4th to 25th April – 100 hours. Sequence part 2

From 2th to 23th May - 100 hours. Sequence part 1

From 1th to 22th June - 100 hours. Sequence part 2

From 1th to 22th July – 100 hours. Sequence part 1

From 1th to 22th August - 100 hours. Sequence part 2

From 5th to 26th September – 100 hours. Sequence part 1

From 3th to 24th October - 100 hours. Sequence part 2

From 1th to 22th November – 100 hours. Sequence part 1

From 1th to 22th December - 100 hours. Sequence part 2

Weekends are free. There is no class.


Flexible. We advise the students to be dedicated to the study of Vyayam during the course. It may be complemented with Dharma Studies upon request.

A recommended schedule would be:

5.30h. Meditation

6.00h. to 7.00. Gayatri mantra recitation and Gayatri mantram pranayama

7.00h. to 8.30. Vyayam and asanas

11.00h. Lunch

12.00h. Karma yoga

13.30h. to 17.30. Class

17.45h. Tea and fruit break

19.00 to 19.30h. Arati ceremony

20.00h. Dinner




All the teachers are monks who have entirely dedicated their lives to the learning and teaching of the Vedic Dharma, including the teaching of Vyayam.

The Master Swami Shankaratilakananda might participate in the program if the students are enthusiastic and have the preparation for receiving Master’s class.

To see the profile of Shri Swamiji [+]


 Fees and admission

For 21 days program / part 1 or 2
*Dakshina / fee: 1.250 € includes:

- Accomodation
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Tuition
- Vyayam book and DVD

The accommodation is in private room / shared bath, 21 nights

For 42 days program / part 1 and 2
*Dakshina / fee: 2.375 € includes:

- Accommodation
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Tuition
- Vyayam book and DVD
The accommodation is in private room / shared bath, 42 nights.

To see the accommodation please consult the web site of the ashram’s Guest House:

* Includes one night before the Course begins and one night after the course finishes.


  Study material

The following study material is compulsory and is not included in the course fess:

- Black cotton practice clothes*
- Lota for nasal cleaning
- Tongue cleaner
- Sutra neti

* Each student should have his/her own study material. Other colours are not allowed.

  Karma Yoga

For the smooth functioning of the Course, each participant is required to take on necessary tasks that contribute to the work of the Ashram.
These tasks - or Karma Yoga - may occupy up to one hour per day.
The learning procedure of the program includes Karma Yoga in the form of Udyoga, which is the active collaboration in the maintenance tasks of the ashram.
The monks as well as the students participate in the execution of these tasks, which are:

- setting the table
- clearing the table
- clearing the kitchen
- cleaning the bathroom/s
- cleaning the temple/practice rooms
- cleaning the practice terrace
- helping with meal preparation

- others not mentioned.

  Procedure for filling
  the registration form

Download the registration form,

fill and send it to

Admission to the program is by application only. Application does not ensure participation in the program.

Please apply at least 15 days in advance of your anticipated participation.

Once the application in accepted, you may proceed for the payment.

Program fees: Payment may be made in Rupees, Euros o USD. All fees are non-refundable. Payment is done through Paypal advanced of the 50% of the total amount.

The other 50% should be paid one day before the program starts in cash. 

  Code of conduct
  Please read carefully

Through these requirements we aim to create a situation free of disturbance, which allows for complete dedication and devotion to the present moment, so that all participants have the opportunity to imbue their Yoga practice with spiritual depth.
Listed below are the rules and regulations, to which students must commit for the smooth functioning of the Program.

The Course requires complete dedication, both on the part of the Teacher and on the part of every student. Therefore, it is recommended to minimize opportunities for distraction. In this regard, students should not actively seek external stimuli or participate in activities not connected with Yoga. Prior to the start of the program, students will arrange to obtain everything they may need for the duration of the Course. With respect to reading, students are encouraged to read only material related to Yoga and Vyayam.

Students are expected to devote themselves entirely to the Course, giving undivided attention and presence during class. Complete trust in the teacher and the teaching method are required. In the event the student feels unwell, it is still essential to attend all classes everyday.

Students are expected to be punctual for all sessions during the duration of the Course.

The environment outside the Ashram cannot be controlled. Tolerance of external disturbances, on the part of students, is requested. The Course requires the student's utmost dedication and openness to his/her own personal growth, which means readiness for change and transformation. Students should be moderate in terms of the amount of food they eat. Any intake of food apart from the three main meals provided by the Ashram is to be strictly avoided; one should be aware that overeating is detrimental to the program and purpose of the Course. It is also recommended that the students go to sleep early in the evening, to ensure full presence in class. During the Course, each participant is required to suspend any personal spiritual practice and to concentrate only and fully on the practice being taught during the Course.

Positive criticism is welcome in order to enhance the quality of learning and exploration.

Each participant should be completely aware of his/her thoughts, speech, and actions.

Couples participating in the course may continue to share their accommodation; they should however avoid interrupting the individual process of each other. If one partner is not a participant, couples are required to separate during the duration of the course.

No drugs are to be consumed during the course. The term "drug" not only
refers to illicit drugs, but to alcohol, cigarettes and other stimulants (such as
coffee) as well.

Participants are encouraged to drop their habits 3-4 weeks prior to the start
of the course to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms during the program.


  Terms and Conditions

A deposit (50% of total amount) is to be paid in order to secure a place in the courses. Students should submit deposits only if they are sure of their ability to comply with the Course requirements, the Code of Conduct, as well as the terms and conditions of payment. This deposit is non refundable.

Registration Acceptance

The educative committee and/or the administration of the Vedic Foundation of Himalayas, can, according to its criteria, accept or reject the admission of a petitioner, and the right to admit and exclude are reserved.

Charging and refunds policy

In the case of the activities that require a paid registration, once the registration is complete the amount will not be refunded under any circumstances nor will it be exchanged for another activity whatever the personal reasons may be.

In exceptional circumstances, and in the case that someone decides to voluntarily leave
the course or program or they hire another type of activity and decide not to start the course, then a 30% refund will be given which will be returned within 48 hours of the received payment.

The whole amount will only be refunded in the case that an application has been rejected once it has been formalized or the program is suspended before commencing. If the activity has already begun and the program organization decides to unsubscribe a registered participant for whatever reason, the amount paid will be returned, and the appropriate amount discounted from the proportional part of the days already consumed, and the same will happen if the organization cancels an already initiated program. The registration amount will be refunded in a time of no more than 15 days.

Course Organization

The Organization reserves the right to develop the courses, seminars, programs etc. in the way it sees most convenient, and reserves the right to change teachers, timetable, location of classes and the course content, being obliged to inform the students of these changes as long as they are not made due to any exceptional cause like a greater force or by chance.

The students will be informed in the case the Organization decides under exceptional circumstances to suspend a program that has already begun, except in the case that the cancellation is due to a greater or assimilated cause.

Property Acknowledgement ®

We strongly advise that Copyright fraud be avoided. All author rights are reserved for the speakers, materials and content imparted in all the programs including denominations and brand names also.

If you wish to record audio or video please ask for prior permission so it can be granted accordingly. Both the petition and the authorization should be made in writing.