The Kula Kamala Foundation 300 hour Advanced Studies and Level 1 Yoga Therapy Certification program requires completion of 6 course modules plus an independent service project. Each course is designed to enhance the students knowledge and prepare the student for a meaningful lasting career of work and service in the field of human suffering and healing.
We provide a 300 hour Advanced Studies and Level 1 Yoga Therapy Studies program that offers a systematic, comprehensive, creative, life changing process that will encourage and support your journey of ongoing personal transformation. The program dives deeply into advanced concepts of traditional and contemporary yogic philosophy, including skills and knowledge that will guide you as a teacher and facilitator of Yoga in the classroom, in the community and in the world.
Our programs present the ancient science of Yoga in a way that makes beautiful sense in the modern world.
~ Completion of a 200YTT
~ Attend 99% of classes
~ Complete all assigned coursework, homework and readings
~ Complete a 50 hour service project
~ Complete all written and practical exams and research papers
Certificate students are required to complete a 40 hour service project in their community. The service project must be approved by the Kula Kamala Foundation program director. In many instances our organization can arrange a service program with or for you. The award of a Certificate is dependent upon the student completing ALL the requirements of the program including the service project and associated report. Details are available in the student hand book.
The Kula Kamala Foundation 300 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training is the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training you are searching for, if you are looking for a program where you can gain expertise in yoga practice, sequencing, the art of teaching, anatomy, adjustments, a thorough introduction to therapeutics and an in depth study of yogic scriptural wisdom. In addition to asana, areas of study include chanting, Sanskrit, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Narada Bhakti Sutra, History and Development of Yoga, in-depth exploration of Kosha System, Ayurvedic Yoga, Chakra Science, anatomy, kinesiology, energetic, physical, mental, and emotional aspects of being human; Yoga psychology, meditation and advanced meditative techniques, mudra and mantra; adjustments; pranayama; relaxation, somatics, ... and much much more.
This is the program for Yoga teachers who wish to become outstanding instructors who have a thorough understanding of Level 1 Yoga Therapy, and specialists, acquiring expertise in the study, practice and teaching of the deeper facets of Yoga.
Typically, training days run 7am to 9pm. Please note there are hourly breaks during the longer sessions:
Arrive by 5pm on day one. The final day is concluded just after lunch.
5pm ARRIVE BY
6pm evening session - orientation
8:30pm Yoga Nidra
DAY 2 and BEYOND
6am - 8:00am practice
8am- 9am breakfast
9am - 12pm session one
12pm - 2pm lunch
2pm - 5pm session two
5pm - 7pm dinner/open time
7pm - 9:30pm session three
6am - 8:00am practice
8am- 9am breakfast
9am - 12pm final session
12pm - lunch
5 night/6 day stay
|TYT101 Intro to Therapeutic Yoga: Perspectives on Health, Wholeness & Disease||$599|
|TYT102 Asana, Pranayama, Yoga, and the Mind||$599|
|TYT103 Yoga Traditions||$599|
|TYT104 Holistic Anatomy||$599|
|TYT105 The History, Science & Practice of Meditation||$599|
|TYT201 Ayurveda I||$599|
|40 hr Independent Service Project (must be approved by program director)||$299|
|Total Tuition for Certificate Students
(does not include books or supplies)
Upcoming Training Dates
|TYT101 Intro to Therapeutic Yoga: Perspectives on Health, Wholeness & Disease||2017 choose one:
|TYT102 Asana, Pranayama, Yoga, and the Mind||2018
|TYT103 Yoga Traditions||2018
|TYT104 Holistic Anatomy||2017
|TYT105 The History, Science & Practice of Meditation|
|TYT201 Ayurveda 1||2017
The ashram is located in Reading PA, Berks Co.
Philadelphia International Airport www.phl.org is a little over an hour away. Lehigh Valley International Airport http://www.flylvia.com/ is closer but may have limited flights.
There are two options
1. You can arrange the shuttle from the airport on your own. Their fee is on their website:
2. You can wait for our car to pick you up, the fee is $65 each way, which you arrange through us closer to the start date of the program. You may have to wait for the car depending on when everyone else is arriving.
Take the train from Philadelphia at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St to the Intercity Bus Terminal at 20 North 3rd Street in Reading PA and then taxi to the Ashram https://www.amtrak.com/train-schedules-timetables
Take the Amtrak bus from Philadelphia at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St to the Intercity Bus Terminal at 20 North 3rd Street in Reading PA and then taxi to the Ashram https://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak
Why Does Professional Yoga Training Cost So Much?
Actually it doesn't. The average college degree costs between $176.00 and $1166.00 per hour. Yoga Teacher Training tuition at Kula Kamala Foundation averages $10 per hour plus room and board. The lead instructor, Sudha, is a C-IAYT, or certified Yoga Therapist, with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has a PhD in Anthropology with sub specialties in osteology (human skeletal science), diet and disease and evolutionary science. Sudha is working on a second doctorate in Holistic Ministry. She is also registered as an E-RYT500 and a Professional Yoga Therapist. Sudha is a university professor, reverend, spiritual counselor, pubic speaker, curriculum consultant, and is currently serving as a member of the Accreditation Committee for the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Having authored several Yoga Therapy programs and curriculum, she is sought out by healthcare, mental health and policy professionals, spiritual seekers, students, and clients for her knowledge and expertise. The 200YTT Sudha authored in 2008 has been adopted into the Holistic Health track at Georgian Court University in Lakewood NJ and the first program there will begin in 2017. Students entering training programs at the ashram are receiving a college level education for a fraction of the cost of college. Additionally, the programs at the ashram are steeped in spirituality. It is important to note that all supporting faculty in our training programs are highly educated teachers, therapists and professionals who are especially skilled in their area of study. Our professionaltraining programs, when appropriately completed, result in a Certificate of Completion, which is a professional testimony to the level of education, skill and dedication of the student.
Completion of a 200YTT is a necessary pre-requisite for the 300TYT.
Completion of the Kula Kamala Foundation 300TYT is a necessary first step in attending and is counted toward the Kula Kamala Foundation 870 hours Professional Yoga Therapy training program.
All interested applicants should call and speak with Sudha at 484-509-5073 in order to request an application and student handbook.
A detailed syllabus, complete with reading and written assignments, is provided for each course program.
To take your teaching to the next level you must be willing to go there yourself. Deepen the healing, heighten the teaching, aspire to a higher cause. OM Shanti.
The mission of the Kula Kamala Foundation 300TYT is to provide an authentic but progressive advanced yoga teacher training that is affordable, comprehensive, life-affirming, spiritually uplifting, and embraced by the system of higher education. The Kula Kamala Foundation therapeutic Yoga teacher training program provides each participant with a robust foundation to teach the process of yoga skillfully, with compassion, safety and integrity.
Kula Kamala Foundation YTT, TYT and PYT programs are:
comprehensive... uplifting... empowering...
I started YTT three years ago, when my professional life hit a crisis point. I'd always thought teaching Yoga would be "fun", but I wasn't aware at the time that the path I was veering onto would be one that would change my life so much for the better. Through the study of yogic philosophies, health-care and physical practice, I began to emerge as a more grounded individual, able to handle life differently. I discovered I have a voice of my own, one that's strong and clear, full of compassion and reason... One that continues to grow as my discipline expands. I'm able to manage my life without buying into the drama outside forces want to bring in, and am accepting of myself in a way I never thought possible. I've since completed my 500 hr level training and am currently enrolled in the 870 TYT program, delving deeper into the psychology and sociology of the practice. I work part-time as a Yoga instructor and as an in-home Yoga Therapist which is one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done. I've made friends for a lifetime through the process, friends on a heart level. My path is ever-winding and I'm so grateful for the love and support I've gotten through my YTT and TYT experiences. I am where I am supposed to be, and it's nice to be home. (Madhurya Devi graduated the kula-kamala-yoga 200YTT and 500YTT and is currently enrolled in the Kula Kamala Foundation 870PYT)
In life, randomly we find something that truly makes us happy to our core. I am one of the lucky to have found that. I came across Kula Kamala by word of mouth and saw they were holding a Yoga teacher training. So I made the decision to reach out. Sudha called me back within hours. After speaking to her, I knew this is where I needed to be. Upon entering the Shala, I felt the love that is Kula Kamala. The atmosphere was filled with gratitude, patience and love. The teachings we received were nothing short or expectation. Sudha and fellow teachers were thorough and precise. They allowed time for questions and discussion. Upon completion of the training I began teaching publicly. I had a student ask me "how long have you been doing this, your are so knowledgable?" I replied with a smile, knowing that Kula Kamala provided me with more then enough. Thank you to the Shala, to Sudha to Ramchandra for your guidance. My life's work has just begun and I am elated to have their guidance. (Kevin J. Corey graduated the kula-kamala-yoga 200YTT)
We offer you the Great Healing Mantra:
oṁ lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu
Om. May all beings everywhere be peaceful and free from suffering. Om Shanti. Om Peace. Om Tat Sat.