Svadhyaya, the study of Self
Whether you are interested in working on yourself,
intrigued by the works of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother
or willing to explore the foundations of integral yoga psychology,
we invite you to follow the call.
A 6-Week Online Course in Integral Studies
Every Summer in April - May.
To participate in future cohorts, take 5 seconds to register your interest using the button below and to be posted about our other offerings and courses, click the subscribe button.
27 online sessions, 1.5-2 hrs each, total 40+ classroom hrs online
4-8 hrs of project work per week
10+ faculty members
Individual guidance sessions on request
Optional but recommended participation in Purnam Labs on Journaling and other topics simultaneously to enrich your journey.
What Will I Learn?
Svadhyaya is a beginners-level course to know and explore yourself and the world using the key ideas, vision and transformational practices as developed by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The course is intensive, with a strong component of intense reading and project work involving basic video production.
In this course, you would:
1. Learn about Yourself
Get an overview of various psychological parts of your being.
Explore your inner and outer nature through daily practices.
Get an in-depth understanding about the psychological aspect you wish to develop within.
2. Learn about Integral Studies
Get an overview of the foundations of integral yoga, integral psychology & integral education.
Get an overview of the evolutionary crisis & future of our species.
Sessions from senior teachers and experts in the field of Integral yoga.
Learn how to study Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and bask in their light.
3. Learn Basic Video Production
Learn basic video making on canva to create quality educational videos.
Refine your aesthetic sense.
This is a key part of learning-by-doing. In this process you will internalise your chosen project topic, take out its essence and bring it out in a dynamic and visual way - taking your understanding to a much deeper level.
4. Become part of a lifelong community of seekers
An active alumni community to support and deepen your journey.
Mentors support to alumni for their personal development.
Extensive opportunities to participate in & faciltate learning journeys.
The course is based in the vision and works of Sri Aurobindo - revolutionary seer, sage & psychologist and Mirra Alfassa, his spiritual collaborator (lovingly called as the Mother). Their integral approach to education and transformational learning process has been developed over decades of research.
The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, founders of Integral Yoga Psychology
Who Can Join?
This course is for you if you are:
Curious to know about yourself and ready to be authentic and vulnerable.
Curious to know about the vision and work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Willing to put effort in turning theory into practice and work on yourself.
An active learner with self-drive - there will be homework!
Comfortable with basic technology and willing to learn simple video-making - you will creating be a video on canva as part of your course project.
Someone with a basic aesthetic sense in imagery, text and colours.
Willing to attend all the online sessions and be on time.
Committed to complete your project on time.
Having a Basic Proficiency in English
Comfortable with Zoom call, Google Drive and WhatsApp
The course follows primarily the path of jnana yoga (yoga of knowledge) and karma yoga (yoga of works)
What Svadhyaya is Not?
Svadhyaya is not a course for passive learners. The course is intense and requires an active engagement in project work.
Svadhyaya is not a therapeutic course. The course in the past has helped students to come out of depression, but that must be seen as a product of her own effort and one must not enroll with any such expectations.
It is not an advanced course. It is a beginners course focusing on the knowledge base common to integral yoga, integral psychology & integral education.
Students from developing countries*: Rs. 22,000 (including GST)
Students from developed countries*: 400 USD (including GST)
*The list of developed & developing countries can be found here.
2022 Timetable for Svadhyaya 4.0
Reflections by Alumni
“The Intensity, the pragmatic approach, the acceptance & receptivity of the mentors, The whole structuring of the Svadhyaya, the sharings, the fellow participants. Basically everything was PERFECT for me.” - Sonia
“Every intricately woven part of Svadhyaya has inspired me - let it be sessions, content curation, sharing circles. I am deeply grateful that Svadhyaya happened to me.” - Radhika
“What touched me was the amazing contribution of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother to all of us and feeling elated with the feeling that Iam selected to take steps forward in the journey.” - Priya
“What touched me was the love, calmness, and openness from the facilitators, in patiently and wholeheartedly guiding me through this journey. In answering all my queries, and creating a space where we didn't have to hold back in asking a question.
It still amazes me how you created a space so intimate and warm, where I felt so deeply connected even though all of us were miles apart.
What inspired me was the clearness, the clarity, the concise manner in which everything was explained in the course” - Kamini
“What touched me was the Beauty, sincerity, love, equanimity shown by the facilitators, deep knowledge shared with different faculty, openness of the faculty to help, the way the space was held by the sangha, how the course has run smoothly, how it has deeply impacted each one of us.
The simplicity and beauty with which the movies revealed so much knowledge, it’s commendable.
How the course was designed to make personal shifts within… whether it was practices, handouts, feedback forms, it was all so well organized. It’s touching to see the precision with which the whole course worked towards a common goal.
It’s inspiring to watch Divyanshi and Manoj hold the space with so much love and energy. Deeply touched by Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s writings.” - Sandhya
Svadhyaya 4.0 Introductory Webinar
On 5th March, 2022 we did a short webinar to know more about the Svadhyaya course with founder & core facilitator, Divyanshi. Questions are addressed towards the end.
Our dear alumni also joined us to share their journeys with Svadhyaya and how it is transforming their lives
Sri Aurobindo - The Turning Point, Webinar
There is one recurring theme among all seekers who encounter Sri Aurobindo and his works, their life is deeply changed - it is their turning point.
Listen to the inspiring stories of the transformation of 4 courageous seekers - Aditi, Manoj, Shivakumar and Divyanshi as they began their journey with Sri Aurobindo.