The Hridaya Teacher Training Course (HTTC) fee is €2,800. Completion of the Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive and one 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat are prerequisites for this course.
The course fee includes complimentary participation two 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats led by Sahajananda. Participation is mandatory and part of the course curriculum.
The tuition fee does not include accommodation, but accommodation is available both at the Hridaya Yoga Center and in Mazunte/San Agustinillo. For information about accommodations at the Hridaya Yoga Center, visit this page. For information about off-site accommodations in Mazunte and San Agustinillo, visit this pageor consult www.tomzap.com.
Breakfast and dinner are available at the Hridaya Yoga Center for a reasonable price.
Tuition Payment in Full to Confirm Reservation
HTTC participants will need to pay the balance of tuition fees prior to the course start date. The full amount of €2,800 is due by August 15th.
Payment information for the remainder of tuition fees can be found on the HTTC registration page.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full tuition payment will constitute reconfirmation of a participant’s place in the course. If the full tuition balance has not been paid by the payment deadline, a participant’s position will be considered forfeited.
The HTTC will not be held responsible for participants’ payment errors, personal problems with their Visa account or credit limit, power outages or Internet inaccessibility, bank holidays, etc. These guidelines are given well in advance of these deadlines to give participants the opportunity to verify all of these factors so they are not surprised at the last moment. Please take advantage of this advance notice to investigate your account maximums, account functionality, etc.
We advise you to handle your payment issues in advance of these tuition payment deadlines as we will not be able to extend exceptions to those who find themselves unprepared to pay for the course at such a late date.
In special cases, Sahajananda may choose to offer scholarships to students with strong aspiration to serve but few economic resources.
Withdrawal from the Program after Payment of Tuition
A student who has been accepted to the HTTC and who already paid tuition in full may withdraw him- or herself by email notification (to email@example.com) up to seven (7) days prior to the start of the course.
If this withdrawal notice is received after the tuition fee payment deadline (the 15th of August) but at least one week prior to the start of the course, the student will receive a refund of 50% of the course fees (€1400). Beginning six days prior to the course, no refunds whatsoever apply.
Selection Process and Refund Policy
Hridaya Yoga holds very high standards for its teaching staff. There is a selection process that applies to each level of the course. Students are expected to pass three exams in total during the course and to earn a positive final teaching evaluation.
The first month of the HTTC serves as a semi-trial period, during which all participants will be evaluated with emphasis given to their levels of enthusiasm, dedication, and aspiration. At the end of this period, individual meetings will be held between each HTTC student and Sahajananda. A decision will be made at this point as to whether or not a student has demonstrated the necessary qualities to successfully complete the HTTC.
A detailed account of HTTC expectations for students is found in the Criteria for Certification and Terms of Agreement.
An evaluation will be made such that if HTTC decides after the first month that a student is not fit to become a teacher in this tradition, HTTC Administration will refund two-thirds of the tuition fees. No refunds will be given after this point in the program.
If a student does not pass the final exam, he or she may retake the test and, in the case of a second failure, may participate in a future HTTC at a reduced cost of 50% of the course fee.