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Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Krama

March 1 to March 28, 2014
1 Month Yoga Program
With Matthew Sweeney

Come to heart of India, and experience Yoga like never before. Drop whatever you are doing and gift yourself the time to learn Yoga from one of the world’s most inspiring and thoughtful teachers. By taking the plunge into this holistic, well rounded 1 Month Yoga Program your practice and insight will reach new heights.

This month long course is intended for committed practitioners of any level or ability. Ideally each student should have a background in self practice, and know at least half the Primary Series before being ready to commit to this course.

The basis of this course is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Depending on your level of ability, you will be taught the Primary Series, the Intermediate Series and the Advanced Series in a traditional manner, step by step. Students are also expected to be open to learning new material, and not limiting themselves with a rigid approach to practice. During the first week of the course all students are encouraged to learn and commit to memory the Moon Sequence (from Vinyasa Krarma) - and subsequently practice it once a week, or more if needed.

Depending on the experience and inclination of each student, some participants will be encouraged to pursue the Ashtanga Vinyasa Sequencing, through the Intermediate and Advanced postures. Other students, if time permits, will be encouraged to learn more from Vinyasa Krama - from the Lion and Bound Sequences and beyond. Some students will work with both systems at the same time.

The Month Program is conducted over six mornings and three afternoon classes per week. Each class lasts approximately 3 hours. The total time for the course is 108 hours. There will be:

  • Limited numbers to guarantee personal attention;
  • Traditional Ashtanga Yoga;
  • Vinyasa Krama sequencing;
  • Technique Workshops;
  • Meditation, Pranayama;
  • Self Development Classes


The easiest way to get to Rishikesh from Delhi is to go by bus which takes approximately 4-6 hours. If your constitution does not agree with this mode of travel you can hire a taxi for about Rs3000. The train tends to be inconvenient as you have to get out and change at Haridwar and wait for the Rishikesh train. You can also take a 45 minute domestic flight from Delhi airport to Derhadun airport and then a 25 minute taxi ride away to Rishikesh.

The course will be run from Hill Top Swiss Cottages, a beautiful little Hotel plus Yoga Space in Tapovan, Rishikesh. The accommodation varies from Rs400 to Rs1500 per night. The accommodation for this course is on site unless you can provide me a suitable reason why not. You can share if you wish to budget. The contact for the Hill Top Swiss Cottage is Nishant:


Hill Top Swiss Cottage
High Bank, Tapovan
Rishikesh Uttarakhand 249192 India

Don’t forget to organise your India Visa in advance!

Please contact Matthew directly if you want to attend this course, and give a brief description of your Yoga experience and reasons for wanting to attend the program. Please click here


  • 1 Month Yoga Program, 2014
    Course fee $1100AUD
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To reserve your place payment is required in full - please be advised that these courses can fill up quickly, and are limited to 20 students.


  • No refund will be given if cancellation occurs within 30 days of course commencement.
  • 85% of the full payment will be refunded if cancellation occurs 30 days or more before the course commencement.

Om Shanti
Matthew Sweeney

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