The Hridaya Teacher Training Course (HTTC) fee, including deposit, 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 page or consult www.tomzap.com.
Breakfast and dinner are available at the Hridaya Yoga Center for a reasonable price.
Program Acceptance and Deposit to Hold Reservation
In order to be considered for acceptance to the program, every HTTC applicant must submit a deposit in the amount of €200 (€210 when paid via PayPal) along with his or her application.
The deposit may be paid via bank transfer or PayPal (to firstname.lastname@example.org).
If a student chooses to withdraw after being accepted to the course, the deposit is not refundable.
In some cases, a student may be requested to conduct a video or telephone interview as part of the acceptance procedure for the program. If the HTTC does not accept an applicant for admission or the applicant withdraws from the waiting list, the entire deposit (minus a 5% PayPal fee, if applicable) will be refunded. If the HTTC accepts a student for participation in the course requested, the deposit will be held in reserve upon approval notification to the student.
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 (€2,800 – €2,600 after deposit) 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 email@example.com.
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 or inabilities to use the PayPal system, 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 after Acceptance to the Program
A student who has been accepted to the HTTC may withdraw him- or herself by email notification at least two months prior to the start of the course, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If a student chooses to withdraw, the deposit is not refunded.
Students who are accepted for the waiting list and have not yet been accepted to the HTTC may request a full refund of their course deposit at any point if they choose to withdraw from the waiting list. Once accepted to the HTTC, however, the general Hridaya guidelines governing deposit refunds apply.
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 before the tuition fee payment deadline (the 15th of August), the deposit will not be refunded and the student will be charged 10% of the tuition fee as an administrative surcharge (90% of the tuition fee will be refunded).
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.