ABHYASA : Onsite Intensive in North America

Teacher Training Certification

Structured residential program – 100 Hours

60 Practical (asana, pranayama, chanting), 16 teaching methods, 4 seva, 20 self-practice.

2017 Abhyaasa Dates
Berkshire, Massachusetts
June 9- 20
Arrival –June 8, Departure-June 21
(Registration Deadline April 21, 2017)
Coastal North Carolina
** Course dates: December 1 – 12
Arrival- November 30, Departure – December 13
(Registration Deadline October 20, 2017)
The course duration is thirteen (13) days, excluding the day of arrival and departure  It is offered two times per year.  It is mandatory to complete online lectures (Adhyayan) before starting this course. The course will conclude with certification ceremony. The onsite practical course must be completed within two years after signing up for the “online” course. 
Prospective students must have completed the “online portion of Kaivalyadhama Teachers Training offered through Kaivalyadhama Lonavala. Command of the English language, Personal practice and some knowledge of Asana, Verification of good physical health.
For more information about the course contact Vartika Dubey 

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE: The purpose of this course is to educate and evaluate teachers and students enrolled in the online training course, whether you are pursuing a career in teaching Yoga, or seeking a tool for personal growth.  The training follows the Kaivalyadhama Tradition of validating Yoga, through scientific research and traditional Yogic texts.

NATURE OF THE COURSE: The course is intensive in nature and completed onsite.  It is available to men and women of all races, religions and nationalities.  Interactive learning via group discussions and question/answer sessions will be held daily.  The subject, Applied Teaching Methods, requires students to prepare lesson plans and teach practice classes.  Seva hours, selfless service, can be earned by volunteering onsite.

LOCATION AND ACCOMODATIONS: The spectacular Berkshires Mountains of Western Massachusetts will be the onsite location for Kaivalyadhama’s North American 13-day Practical Course ( Yoga Teacher Training, Massachusetts ).  West Stockbridge is a 1 hour drive from Albany airport and 3 hours from NYC and Boston.  Earn your 100 hours of yoga teacher training at Harmony House, a peaceful and comfortable private residence in the Berkshires.  Learn with an optimal “6 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio” in the quiet and beautiful yoga studio.  Three healthy vegetarian meals are provided daily.  Your free time can be spent enjoying nature from the deck, walking in the woods or bicycling around the country roads.  The option of daily excursions off site, provides wanders to markets, restaurants and explorations in the nearby towns.  A small fitness studio and sauna are available for you to use.  Onsite massage therapy is available for an additional fee.

For more information about accommodations, contact Carol Potts 607.761.2158 [email protected]


Vartika Dubey Yoga philosophy & Teaching methods Vartika Dubey is daughter of the Pranayama and Yoga Master, Sh. Om Prakash Tiwari and student of Swami Digamberji. Dr. Vartika Dubey was born into a lineage of Yoga masters. She has been teaching Yoga for 25 + years. Well versed in the scientific foundation of Yoga she lectures and gives workshops through out the country. She has also trained yoga teachers in Kaivalyadhama style of Yoga. The style has a strong foundation based on Science and Tradition. Vartika, waited for a long 10 years to get approval from her father, OP Tiwari to teach Pranayama .She considers this to be her priceless achievement.
Mercy Stewart Asana practice & Teaching methods Mercedes Stewart, CY.ED, CYAI has been a student of Shri O.P. Tiwari and his daughter Vartika since 1996. She received her training and certification from Kaivalyadhama in 2001. She has taught traditional yoga in a therapeutic style to include pranayama and meditation techniques, history, and philosophy for nearly 15 years.
Carol Potts Anatomy of Asana Carol received her certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, upon completion of a 200 hour (one month intensive) vinyasa style teacher training in January of 2008. Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher In 2012 Carol completed the requirements for the 200 hour teacher training in traditional  Ashtanga Hatha Yoga, per Patanjali, “Kaivalyadham style”, Lonavala, India.  She studied for her teaching certification with master yoga teacher Vartika Dubey PhD, Endicott, NY. Carol has been a practicing Therapeutic Massage Therapist for 13 years.


FEES AND REGISTRATION: Tuition for the onsite Abhyasa – 800 dollars, payable by cash or check.

Food and lodging at Harmony House – 600 dollars, payable by cash, check or credit card. 

Fee for accommodations will be paid directly to the Harmony House administrator after onsite registration and tuition is complete.  The fees are guaranteed only for the sessions offered in 2016-17.

For more information and to register, contact Vartika Dubey 607.624.6587 [email protected] 

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