SriMa School of Transformational Yoga

New Delhi, India

SriMa School of Transformational Yoga offers yoga retreats and equips people with knowledge, confidence, and inspiration to become an outstanding yoga teacher.

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28 Days 500-hour Meditation Teacher Training in India

November 1-28 | December 1-28, 2017

Speaks English

from US$2,361

Good 6.7/10

Based on 7 reviews
from US$2,361
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28 days / 27 nights

Good 6.7/10

Based on 7 reviews

Instructors 2

Swami Vidyanand

Swami Vidyanand is a renowned yoga master and the founder of Transformational yoga, an innovative yogic system that synthesizes techniques of Hatha, white, Tantra, Raja, mantra, Ashtanga, and Kundalini yoga to bring about rapid transformation. His signature system is inspired by the integral yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and was developed when he taught yoga for more than a decade at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi branch.

Camille Gicquel

Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)

Camille is a Yoga Alliance International certified yoga teacher for 500-hour level and a master in Transformational yoga and meditation. She studied under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand in New Delhi and Auroville. She is in charge of SriMa School Auroville branch.

Reviews 7

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Peaceful atmosphere and very nice persons, Indian staff as well as Camille and Swamiji, always there to make everything fine.

    The method is simple, very accessible and pretty efficient !

    The theoretical teachings about chakras are good and very interesting.

    Over all good for taking a healthy break from day to day life and observe what is inside and the evolution of ourselves.

    Do not expect a great place if staying at Tenderness Guesthouse, nothing fancy about it, but nothing terrible either. Just simple and sober, which was good enough for me. Swamiji is building his own school with accommodation, which should be ready by sept, 2017.

    The food is ok but very repetitive, in the Indian way :) There are plenty of nice restaurants outside to get some other flavors...

    I found the teaching for the teacher training a bit light : I would not call myself a teacher right away, because we did not train that much, did not learn basics about anatomy or adjustments in the postures to correct our future students.

  • Iris Kohler Switzerland

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Die Leute waren sehr nett. Die beiden Leitungspersonen waren sehr herzlich und zuvorkommend. Sie nahmen sich Zeit.

    Das Essen war wurde nach 3 Wochen mehr als nur eintönig. In den Asanas wurde nicht korrigiert, es gab nie Feedback, ob wir die Uebungen gut machen (und weitergeben, als wir die Uebung erklären mussten). Die Abfolge der Asanans in unseren Praxisteilen war jeweils identisch, 2x am Tag. Ich habe mir da ein breiteres Sortiment an Uebungen erhofft.

  • Merel Jansen Germany

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Eine rundum authentische indische Yogaschule mit dem unverwechselbaren Yogamaster und Vorsitzenden der Yoga Alliance India Swami Vidyanand, mit all seinen Macken und Marotten. Wer Lust hat auf eine Lebenserfahrung zwischen PAlmen und Mangobäumen und sich auf Transformational Yoga, eine besondere, erweiterte Form des Hatha-Yoga in der die Asanas durch Pranayama, Brahmi und Mantra singen während der Übung intensiviert werden, einlassen kann, der ist hier am richtigen Ort. Der Kurs fand im sehr schlichten, jedoch liebenswerten Tenderness Guesthouse im Auroville-Bezirk statt. Es wird durch eine indische Familie und deren Freunde geführt, in der geräumigen Küche unter Palmblättern ist es immer gesellig. Die Yogaschule orientiert sich zwar an den Lehren und der Lebensweise Aurovilles, ist jedoch von der Art her weniger westlich geprägt. Die Yogaübungsstunden waren von Ausdauer und "tenderness" geprägt und haben mich was Flexibilität und Dehnbarkeit betrifft sehr viel weiter gebracht. Auch der spirituelle, sehr universelle (bis auf eine gewisse übertriebene Verehrung der "Mother" = französische Gründerin Aurovilles) Part hat mir sehr viel mitgegeben und eine innere Gelassenheit, die ich vorallem nach meiner Rückkehr ins doch sehr andere Deutschland bemerkte.

    Zeitweilen wurden während der Yogastunde Telefonate geführt und/oder das Handy des Yogalehrers klingelte - für Inder scheinbar ziemlich normal und nicht störend - für mich außerordentlich alles andere als "achtsam" und "relaxing". Zudem waren die Unterkünfte sehr schlicht, was ich nicht weiter schlimm fand, zumal Moskitonetze und nur sehr selten Insekten o.ä. vorhanden waren, allerdings stimmte da das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis nicht. Die Maintainance der Unterkunft ist optimierbar. Kaputtes Waschbecken in der Küche, kaputter Wasserhahn im Bad...das wird einfach so gelassen, denn einen Wasserhahn bei der Dusche gibt es ja, geputzt wurde nur nach Aufforderung oder man hat es selbst in die Hand genommen. Nun, das gehört vielleicht auch ein bisschen zur (süd-)indischen Mentalität. Wer ein Wellness-Hotel und/oder Luxus erwartet, der ist hier nicht richtig.

  • Eve-Lyne France

    BookYogaRetreats website

    J'ai finalement pris la décision de quitter suivant le message que je vous ai envoyé.

    La personne responsable a accepté de me rembourser la moitié du montant payé moins les 6 jours où j'ai suivi la formation.

    Pour le bénéfice des prochains yogis qui souhaitent suivre la formation, quelques points à revoir :

    - la description du teacher training mentionne que la formation est reconnue par la Yoga International Alliance. Cette association n'est pas reconnue internationalement, il s'agit de l'association fondée par le maître qui enseigne la formation. La ressemblance entre les deux noms est vraisemblablement destinée à tromper les gens. Suivant la formation, il est impossible d'enseigner en France, au Canada ou aux USA. Il est impératif de retirer la mention à l'effet que la formation est reconnue si elle ne mène pas à l'obtention d'une mention E-RYT.

    - la description du lieu d'habitation est insuffisante. Aucune photo n'est fournie. En arrivant sur place j'ai été choquée de la malpropreté. Aucun changement de draps, aucun balayage. La toilette est infestée de fourmies. Des photos devraient être ajoutées puisque pour 1500 euro, une personne normale s'attendrait à un minimum de salubrité.

    - le total des heures de classes pratiques et théoriques est de loin inférieur à 200 heures. Avec 1h de cours le matin, 1:30 de cours en avant midi, 1 heure de yoga en après midi et 1 heure de méditation en soirée, on arrive au maximum à 120 heures.

    - la qualité de l'enseignement est largement déficitaire. Le maître qui enseigne arrive souvent en retard et quitte souvent avant que l'heure ne soit écoulée. Il ne corrige aucune posture, ne donne aucune explication de sorte que les gens se blessent facilement.

    - le montant demandé pour l'avance est tout à fait exorbitant (750 euro). Sans avoir vu le logement ni avoir eu l'occasion de tester les cours, il est pratiquement impossible pour une personne insatisfaite de prendre la decision de quitter. Comparativement à toutes les retraites offertes via BookYogaRetreats ce montant devrait être revu à la baisse.

    Merci beaucoup de votre suivi. Pour ma part, ce ne fut qu'une mauvaise expérience mais j'ai eu la possibilité de quitter. D'autres n'ont pas la chance de pouvoir se permettre de perdre 750 euro...

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's Response:

    Dear Eve-Lyne,

    -All the trainings offered by SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga are recognized by Yoga Alliance International founded more than 10 years ago by Swami Vidyanand and a registered trademark under the government of India. This organization has no relation with any other Yoga Alliance and no such thing is mentioned neither on our websites nor on bookyogaretreat.com. The certificates delivered by Yoga Alliance International allow people to teach internationally. Today, 275 yoga centres and more than 7000 teachers are certified with Yoga Alliance International all over the world and the organization makes sure that the newly certified teachers go back home with a certificate valued by their own government.

    -The training is happening in a Guest House which offers both a natural environment and simple way of living. We do care about the comfort and the security of our students, however no extra luxuries are provided in the rooms which is clearly mentioned in the welcome email sent to every student upon confirmation. The amenities are situated in a natural forest area, where insects and wild animals naturally have their home. If despite of our efforts to make this place a clean and safe environment for students to stay, some areas were not to their satisfaction, the staff of the guest house is always around and ready to help and answer any demand of our students. However, we receive Eve-Lyne’s complaint as an opportunity to improve and will definitely upload pictures of the rooms and amenities on bookyogaretreat.com for more clarity.

    -The training of 200 Level happens over 20 days with 1:30 asanas and meditation class early morning and evening, theoretical teachings of 2:30 to 3:00 before lunch and one hour meditation practice after dinner, which totals up to 6:30 to 7:00 hours actual teaching per day. Additionally to these actual teaching hours, the Master personally meets every student at least twice during the training for individual guidance and is always open to answer any queries of the students before, during and after the training.

    The amount of the deposit is left to our appreciation by BYR and is established on the basis of SriMa’s administrative way of functioning. Students applying for the course are free to choose to confirm their application or not and we always make a point of answering any questions through BYR online messaging system, would they have any difficulties in the financial matter, we definitely are open to discussion to make everyone comfortable.

    Thank you and best regards,

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga

  • Troy Australia

    BookYogaRetreats website

    The yoga course was a great experience and I am very happy to have been in Auroville. I now have many tools and a great understanding of how to really practice transformational yoga. It's is a full program of how to integrate many types of yoga into the one practice. My time there has changed me and I now feel very excited about how my life will unfold. Thanks so much Swami G and Camille and all the students who are now teachers.

Testimonials 14

  • Gizem Turkey

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's written paper

    I learnt a lot about yoga. This training changed the way I see yoga. I used to be more focused on physical yoga and now I know how to combine meditation, yoga and breathing all together. You work on body and mind at the same time. I feel calmer and at the same time more energetic.

  • Aarushi India

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's written paper

    Amazing two months! I got answers to questions that had been there for so many years, got to know a lot about myself through this yoga practice.

  • Barbara Austria

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's written paper

    When I came here, I had no idea about Transformational Yoga. I felt very quickly a lot of energy in my body and an opening of my heart. I enjoyed my stay very very much.

  • Doris Austria

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's written paper

    I got a deeper understanding about everything. I learnt to relax my mind, I experienced inner joy and open heart. I feel a new energy in my body.

  • Satya Germany

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's written paper

    It was very interesting to see how the body reacts to the work on the four layers at the same time. I feel my physical body is much more open and balanced than before. I will take Transformational Yoga back to Germany and teach it to others.

  • Fatou Canada

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's written paper

    I learnt much more here than before. I learnt unconditional love and compassion. I feel calmer and really touched by this practice, truly transformed.

  • Laurie France

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's written paper

    Transformational Yoga is a holistic and integral approach of yoga. We are not only working on the physical body but also on the subtle bodies that are part of our being to basically be more and more in touch with this inner self and higher consciousness. This is really a long way to Transformation but already in one month I can feel the difference. Thank you Swamiji!

  • Janssen France

    SriMa School of Transformational Yoga's written paper

    I feel more connected with my inner self and I am really happy because now I have tools to work on all my fears, troubles and emotions. I feel it is just the first step to a long process but I am really happy that I took part in this course. It was really a good first experience of Yoga for me.

  • Emily Gilchrist

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website

    I am thrilled to been a part of the course and I feel I have gained a much deeper insight into the understanding of our entire based on all four bodies.The mantras and the pranayama have helped release deep blockages and have been very cleansing and purifying.I look forward to experiences of my future practice and sharing this system with others

  • Camille Gicquel Nantes France

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website

    Once lost and unable to find a purpose to my own existence, I now feel so clear and confident. Transformational Yoga and the teachings of Swami Vidyanand truly opened my horizon to a level I would never have expected. I am grateful to the Divine who made my path cross Swamiji's, he is such a knowledgeable, wise and truthful being, sharing his life experience of Yoga with such simplicity and Love. Whether you want to become a "better version of yourself", more serene and confident and/or a great knowledgeable teacher and make a living out of yoga, SRIMA, through Transformational Yoga, gives you the opportunity to realize yourself as YOUR TRUE SELF and that makes all the difference with any experience of Yoga I have had in the past!

  • Thomas Rogg Germany

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website

    The lessons were good, clear, structured and easy to understand. It was a good mixture of practical and theoretical wisdom.

  • Rita Mundkur India

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website

    I felt positive towards everything around me and a lot of hope to live and be happy.

  • Tyler Ali United States

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website

    Through Mothers grace and blessings Swami Vidyanand's Transformational Yoga technique has taken my once intoxicated and destructive self and put me in touch with peace, bliss, harmony etc, this is the first i had felt with this beautiful system it has introduced a new divine feeling to follow in my life, a very happy adventure. Thank you Swami ji!

  • Shashank Dutt Sharma India

    SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga website

    Srima Yoga, has enriched my life beyond imagination. I used to be filled with anxiety and get irritated easily. That has changed and its a new ME who handles life with calmness and serenity, of course it has done wonders for me physically. But, its the overall impact on my life that has come about thanks to Srima Yoga that needs to be felt and is beyond description.

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