Intermediate/Advanced Workshop

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.

September 6 – 13, 2017


Ramanand Patel is a valued yoga teacher and has been a senior student of Yogacarya Shri B.K.S. Iyengar since 1968 and also of H.H. Swami Dayananda Saraswati since 1991. His teaching is also influenced by J. Krishnamurti


Pandit Mukesh Desai is a traditional classical North Indian vocalist and a foremost disciple of world renowned Pandit Jasraj. He offers workshops on spiritual potential of sound.


Swami Tattvavidanandaji will consider to grace us with his enlightening teachings again. We sincerely hope that his busy schedule will permit this. Swamiji will discuss Patanjali Yoga Sutra and related Vedanta philosophy.


Ramanand Patel will teach asana and pranayama incorporating mudras ( Pandit Mukesh Desai will teach music as well as create the backdrop of sound in the yoga classes. This confluence of yoga and sound will emphasize receptivity of breath with ever deepening sense perception, opening the doors to an inward journey. The resonating expansion of awareness will illuminate the path to the divine source. Discourses in traditional Indian philosophy will bring about a deeper understanding of the Self.


Facility: This residential workshop is held in the lovely Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. There is a well-equipped yoga studio and a bookstore. Participants will have access to Vedic rituals performed by temple priests. All meals are delicious vegetarian cuisine. For more information on travel, driving directions, diet, telephone, other facilities and Dos and Donts at the Gurukulam please visit


Fees for Vedanta: As per ancient tradition, please make a donation (called Guru-dakshina) directly to the Gurukulam at the conclusion of the course for the philosophical discourses by Swami Tattvavidanandaji.


Fee per person for registration, boarding, lodging, and Yoga & Sound classes depends on the Type of occupancy requested. For those who need to stay beyond workshop dates due to long distance travel or difficult airline connections, limited accommodation is available at $80 per night. If you wish to attend all other events except the yoga classes you may pay $300 less than the fee stated below:


Type 1: Non-resident commuter                         $1050

Type 2: Double Occupancy                                 $1300

Type 3: Single Occupancy – shared bathroom       $1460

Type 4: Double Occupancy – private bathroom     $1380

Type 5: Single Occupancy – private bathroom       $1560

Type 6: Suite: Double Occ. with kitchenette          $1660

Type 7: Suite: Triple Occ. with kitchenette            $1450

         (Kitchenettes in Type 6 & 7 do not have cookware or utensils)


To pay by PayPal or Credit Card send an e-mail to Ramanand Patel at stating the Type of accommodation you are requesting and the amount you wish to pay now. You will then receive an invoice by e-mail; that will enable you to make the payment with additional 5% fee. Students with snoring challenges please request single occupancy so as not to disturb others.


For information on scholarship fund visit web site at No scholarship will be offered if there are less than 40 registrations.


Type of Occupancy requested will be assigned on a first come basis after full payment. The number of units available is known only a week before the workshop. If you do not get the Type requested, you will be given a refund of the difference. You may not claim any other compensation. For more information please contact Nila Patel:


Nila Patel,                              Phone: 1-610-706-3196.

4926 Maranatha Way,             E-mail:

Allentown, PA 18106.    


To register: Please mail a deposit of $100 fee and the Application Form  ( with your original signature to Nila Patel; make the fee payable to: Ramanand Patel.


Nila Patel will send you a Letter of Acceptance ( together with other important information on travel and the ashram. The balance of the fee must be received by July 6, 2017. Failure to pay such balance on time will result in forfeiture of your place to the next person on the waiting list; no reminders will be sent.


Refund Policy: Cancellation request must be made in writing. Till June 15 - full refund; after June 15 - $100 cancellation fee; after July 6 - no refund OR $100 replacement fee if an acceptable replacement can be found. Wait listed applicants may cancel before being accepted.




For transportation from Allentown airport or nearby bus stations please check the details under Pick Up at


Arrival:  After lunch on Wednesday September 6

Departure: Soon after lunch on Wednesday September 13


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Text Box: with teachings in
Traditional Indian Philosophy
Rmnand Patel  Pandit Mukesh Desi
H.H. Swmi Tattvavidanaji

September 6 - 13,  2017
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, USA