Carry yourself into the work of your own healing & you will be serving the healing all of beings.
- Swamini Shraddhananda
- Swamini Shraddhananda
The Kula Kamala Foundation 300 hour second level Yoga Instructor Studies program requires completion of 6 course modules. Each course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge and prepare the instructor for a meaningful lasting career of work and service in the field of yoga.
We provide a 300 hour second level Yoga Instructor 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.
Proof of completion of a 200YTT.
- Attend 99% of classes
- Complete all assigned coursework, homework and readings
- Complete all written and practical exams and research papers
The Kula Kamala Foundation 300 Hour second level Yoga Instructor 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 appropriate practices including contraindications and benefits, 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 with a thorough understanding, and specialists, acquiring a greater expertise in the study, practice and teaching of the deeper facets of Yoga.
Tuition is $2900.00 and includes 200YTT program, program manual, dormitory accommodations, brunch, dinner, and snacks daily.
Books other than program manual are extra.
Students are expected to:
- Follow the example of the Yama & Niyama - this is a must. Violent behavior of any kind, including excessive complaining and gossiping, is not conducive to a learning and growing space and will not be entertained. We ask you all to honor each others journey by staying focused on the work at hand. If there is an issue to be addressed please see a staff member for support.
- Abstain from smoking, alcohol, vape, illegal or addiction based drug use while enrolled in ashram programming. Please note that any student who comes to class under the influence, or who partakes while in residence, will be immediately discharged from the training with no refund.
- Be aware of any injuries, traumas or sensitivities you are carrying and honor them throughout your practice.
- Be dedicated to the program, giving full attention and practicing presence.
- Arrive promptly and be ready to start on time.
- Understand that we are a spiritual ashram and therefore we will chant and conduct special rituals, such as Aarti, the solstice and/or other celebrations. While we respect everyone’s feelings and faith traditions, we do not shy away from the words God and Goddess, or any of their respective names. If this is unsettling to you then this is not the appropriate for your needs.
- Practice Self study and be aware of any distracting personal energy that you might be bringing to the class.
- Avoid side conversations during class.
- Ask questions and interact with your class appropriately and as instructed.
- Commit to conscious listening and the use of “I” statements.
- Hold any sensitive information discussed in class as confidential.
- Inform the instructor about any and all injuries and illnesses.
- Have course materials (texts, etc.) with you when class starts.
- Complete all assignments, presentations, papers, homework, journal entries, power points, quizzes in a timely manner.
- Turn cell phone ringers off.
- No recording of class sessions without the permission of the instructor.
- Abstain from chewing gum in class.
- Be on time when returning from breaks.
- Refrain from using negative, harsh, or fowl language
- Be mindful when talking to others that they may not wish to be captive to your personal life story.
- Hold space for each person in the program.
- Be friendly, considerate and kind.
If the Foundation discontinues any portion of the program after a semester has begun, students will receive a pro-rated refund.
CLASS CANCELLATION FOR LOW ENROLLMENT
The Foundation may cancel a starting course if the number of students enrolling in that course is insufficient. In such an instance, the student is entitled to a full refund of all money paid for that particular course less any application fee. (See below for the refund policy in the event a student withdraws from class.)
Grading System is Completed/Not Completed.
Students are expected to attend all classes, participate, complete all work, arrive and leave according to the course schedule. Excessive absence, tardiness, non-participation, failure or refusal to do the work associated with the program, and violating the rules of conduct of the ashram, are grounds for dismissal from the program. In the event a student is dismissed from the program for one of the above reasons there is no refund of any tuition amount whatsoever.
We strive to be a morally grounded community with ethical guidelines, based in peacefulness and compassion. Our approach to Yoga is grounded in the Yama and the Niyama (see student’s handbook) and similar teachings. Academic and community integrity is essential in the pursuit of truth and knowledge and our dedication to the process gives the Kula Kamala Foundation community credibility. Actions that dishonor the code set by Patanjali’s Yama and Niyama may be reason to remove a student from the program without refund.
Dishonesty in any work is regarded as a serious offense and may result in removal from the course and dismissal from the program with no refund. Academic dishonesty is any act of cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, abuse of resources, forgery of academic documents, dissimulation, or sabotage, and any act of aiding and abetting academic dishonesty. Kula Kamala Ashram assumes the academic integrity of its students. In cases where academic integrity is in question, the following definitions and policies will apply:
- Dishonesty - Examples of dishonesty are copying someone else’s homework, copying someone else’s test, copying a homework partners report and submitting it as your own, using an unauthorized “cheat sheet”, inventing of any information, citation, source, or data in any academic exercise.
- Plagiarism is the use of the words and ideas of another as one’s own. Plagiarism includes failing to give a proper citation for using work from any other person or source. Modifications and re-phrasings do not reduce the requirement for giving a citation. This also applies to information obtained electronically, such as from the Internet. Students should always be mindful of the intellectual rights and copyrights of others.
- Fabrication of Information, including false excuses for behavior such as missing classes, postponing tests, handing work in past the due date, turning in a paper for one class that was originally written by another student, in another students handwriting, or for another class when original work is requested.
- Abuse of resources is the damaging of any resource material or inappropriately limiting access to resource material that is necessary for academic work. Abuse includes hiding ashram materials, removing ashram property from the premises without permission, and failure to return such materials when requested by the ashram.
- Forgery of academic documents is the unauthorized changing or construction of any academic document including transcripts, grade sheets, grades on papers, and forging signatures. Forgery includes the omission or falsification of any requested information on applications or any other document completed and upon which admission to the program relied.
- Aiding & abetting academic dishonesty is knowingly facilitating any act defined above.
PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
A faculty member who perceives or is informed of academic dishonesty will first inform the student of the allegation. If necessary, the faculty member will then report the action with evidence to the program director. The program director will then meet with the student and based upon the student’s explanation, determine if the action warrants removal from the program. There will be no refunds when a student is removed from the program for unethical behavior, nor if a student leaves a program voluntarily for any reason. The student will be informed in writing by the program director of any complaint/decision regarding their status as a student.
STUDENT COMPLAINT & GRIEVANCE POLICY
Students may bring their complaints to the Director of the Ashram to attempt resolution. If the situation cannot be resolved the student may bring their complaint to an outside person of their choosing. The Foundation must be notified formally of any and all student complaints within 30-days after a student discontinues a program. All complaints, resolutions and evidence associated with the complaint will be documented in the students file. The filing of a complaint will not effect the student’s academic standing in any way.
CANCELLATION OF ENROLLMENT CONTRACT
You may cancel your enrollment contract, in writing only, at any time prior to 14 days before the start date of your originally intended and registered program. Such a timely cancellation will entitle the student to a refund of any tuition paid less a $250 administrative fee. In the event of a dispute over timely notice, the burden rests with the student to prove they submitted the proper request in a timely manner. There are NO REFUNDS of any tuition whatsoever if the student withdraws during the fourteen days prior to the start date of the course, or at any time once the course has begun. There is a $250 transfer fee if the student wishes to transfer their registration to one of our 200YTT programs starting on an alternate date.
Kula Kamala Foundation does not provide employment placement assistance at this time. However, as opportunities come up, and when it is appropriate, students will be offered opportunities for service and employment.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Kula Kamala Foundation, Kula Kamala Ashram, kula-kamala-yoga, LLC, its teachers and staff, do not discriminate based on any criteria, including but not limited to race, sex, religious tradition, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR FACULTY, ADMINISTRATORS, STUDENTS, AND ALL TEACHERS OF YOGA
Faculty, Administrators, Students, and Teachers of Yoga should strive toward the highest ethical behavior as set forth in the Yama and Niyama as espoused in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. In this way their actions will support the clients’ healing and their own personal sense of empowerment. As Yoga Therapists, we are examples to our clients. We should strive to exemplify the change we wish to see in the world. We can best achieve this goal by conducting ourselves in a way that fosters peace, harmony and integrity.
As such we should strive toward the highest ethical behavior as set forth in the Yama and Niyama as espoused in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. In this way, their actions will support the clients’ healing and their own personal sense of empowerment. As teachers of Yoga, we are examples to our students. As Yoga Therapists, we are examples to our clients. We should strive to exemplify the change we wish to see in the world. We can best achieve this goal by conducting ourselves in a way that fosters peace, harmony and integrity.
All members of our study sangha should hold the deepest intention to:
- Conduct all interactions with integrity and in a professional and conscientious manner.
- Honestly represent their skills and scope of practice and if necessary, refer students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment, or direction when same is out of the purview of my skills.
- Provide a safe, clean and holistic environment where all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion affiliation, or sexual orientation feel welcome.
- Respect the privacy of all students and treat them in a dignified manner at all times.
- Maintain safe boundaries - do not commit sexual, verbal or physical harassment of any student, teacher or client. Do not take part in conversations of a highly sensitive personal nature except in an appropriate context.
- Follow all local government and national laws pertaining to the business of yoga.
- Honor client privacy by not sharing client information with third parties for any reason not associated with the regular operation of our yoga ashram or to meet the requirements of legal authorities without the client’s permission.
- Drug influence, use and possession are prohibited at the ashram.
- Abide by yogic ethics as set forth in the Yama and Niyama, as follows:
The Yama are behavioral restraints. They guide our interactions with humans, non-humans and our interactions with the world we inhabit.
- Ahimsa. Avoid violence or unkindness in word, deed and thought, and avoid activities that stunt the realization of harmony.
- Satya. Being honest in word, deed and thought. Manifesting an authentic representation of ourselves and others by not concealing truth, and by not downplaying or exaggerating our abilities and accomplishments.
- Asteya. In its simplest form it means do not steal or take what is not yours and includes physical items such as money and items as well as ideas, identities, and experience. Do not act out of jealousy.
- Brahmacharya. Behaving in an ethical way that enhances one’s own experience of the Divine while honotring the experience of others also. It encompasses unconditional love, true joy for others, and treating all with integrity. It includes practicing moderation in all behaviors.
- Aparigraha. Non-grasping. Live simply. Do not accumulate things needlessly. Do not hoard and do not give material objects, status or greed priority over that which enhanced truth and harmony.
The Niyama guide our inner relationship with self, and are practices we intend adherence to.
- Sauca is Purity or Cleanliness. It enhances balance and sharpens clarity.
- Santosa is Contentment. Contentment with yourself, with others and with the situation of your life, Santosa involves surrendering to your faith and truly believing that the process of yoga will bring you from personal suffering toward great happiness.
- Tapas is the fire of self-discipline. Think of it as the willpower to follow through.
- Svadhyaya is the Study of the Self. We self-inquire, we practice mindfulness, it is also the study of scriptures and chanting. Svadhyaya opens us to our own divine nature.
- Ishvara Pranidhana is devotion or surrender to the Divine. It is about being open-hearted to the possibilities.
HOW TO REGISTER
To register for the Kula Kamala Foundation 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program submit your:
- Completed application indicating the option you are applying for
- Signed waivers & agreements
- Submit the items on the application checklist (references can be sent separately and can be emailed)
- Be sure to include one letter of reference from a yoga teacher - required of all students
- Include your deposit or tuition payment in full by check with your application, or via PayPal thru our website. Please do not send cash.
Again, thank you for your interest in Kula Kamala Foundation’s 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program. If after reading this packet you have other questions, please call Casey the ashram at 484.509.5073. You can also visit www.kulakamalafoundation.org for more information.
We look forward to working with you as you embark on this exciting, life-changing journey! May you be Peaceful. May you be Happy. May you realize One-ness. Jai. Peace.
Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati
co-Founder & Director