Commonly Asked Questions

The Course

How to Study

Cost of the Course

For Other Questions

For any questions that have not been answered above, please:
E-mail: homestudycourse@syda.org.
Call: U.S. and Canada call 888-422-3334.
Internationally: call 845-434-2000, ext. 1700 between 9 a.m. and noon (New York time), Monday through Friday.

The Course

How do I participate in the Home Study Course?

The Siddha Yoga Home Study Course is now available through the Siddha Yoga Bookstore website. You can order any of the four courses. Each course consists of twelve lessons and is designed for study over the course of a year—approximately one lesson each month. Students receive the lessons in both printed booklet and audio CD formats.

How do I purchase the Home Study Course?

The Home Study Course can be purchased through the Siddha Yoga Bookstore website. You will receive all twelve lessons at once, including twelve booklets and twelve audio CDs. This replaces the previous distribution via monthly subscription.

Can the courses be purchased in any order I wish?

Yes, they can be purchased in any order. It is recommended to begin with The Power of Siddha Yoga: Path of the Heart, as it provides a valuable introduction to the methods of study that serve as the groundwork for the other three courses.

Will the Home Study Course be available online or by e-mail, as well as in the current format?

No. The course is only available through the Siddha Yoga Bookstore website.

Is the Home Study Course available in an audio format?

Yes, students receive each lesson in both printed booklet and audio CD formats.

Who are the course teachers?

Swami Vasudevananda and a team of Siddha Yoga meditation teachers from around the world are the writers for The Power of Siddha Yoga: Path of the Heart.
Swami Vasudevananda is the teacher of The Power of Siddha Yoga Meditation.
Nivrtti Gillett is the teacher of The Power of Siddha Yoga Contemplation.
Swami Anantananda is the teacher of The Power of Recognition: Kundalini Shakti.

Can I receive the course in a language other than English?

Yes. The course is available in French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Please visit the Home Study Course Translations page for more information.

How to Study

What is the best way to study the course?

Each course includes twelve lessons and is designed to be studied for a full year— approximately one lesson each month.

It's best to schedule regular times for study when you will not be interrupted. It's also helpful to record your insights and understandings in a journal. In addition, many students choose to form a study group with others who are taking the course.

How much time should I expect to spend on the course?

Most students spend 1 to 2 hours each week actively engaging with the course.

How do I find out the meaning of a Sanskrit word used in the course?

There is a glossary of Sanskrit terms on the Siddha Yoga path website.

Cost of the Course

How much does the course cost?

The cost for each subject, consisting of twelve lessons, is US $250 for adults.
Young people age 24 and under are eligible to take the course at half price: US $125.

For Other Questions

For any questions that have not been answered above, please:
E-mail: homestudycourse@syda.org.
Call: U.S. and Canada call 888-422-3334.
Internationally: call 845-434-2000, ext. 1700 between 9 a.m. and noon (New York time), Monday through Friday.