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Maharishi Yoga Asana
 Teacher Training Course for Governors and Sidhas

“In the absolute state of balance, Yoga, is found the purpose of Asana. The unboundedness, most exalted state of totality, Brahm—that alone is eternally stationed in eternity. This is the supreme ideal of Asana.” —Maharishi


Course Structure: Ten 2-hour webinars over 5 weeks, plus 12 days intensive in-residence practical training. Webinars will be live on Monday and Thursday afternoons, but will be recorded so participants can watch at their leisure. These webinars will cover the theory, benefits and research on Yoga Asanas and are required for the course.

Webinar Dates: Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 CDT. (May 6, 8, 13, 16, 20, 23,27, 30, June 3, 6)
In-Residence Dates: June 21, to July 2. The in-residence course starts on June 21 at 10:00 am and ends on July 2 at 9:15 pm.

Course Schedule for In-Residence Portion: 10:00 am to 4:15 pm with a leisurely lunch break, and 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm each day. Course ends 9:15 pm on July 2.

Prerequisites: This course is open to Governors and Sidhas. (Sidhas may apply with recommendations from the Certified Governors in their area. They will be able to assist the Governors in teaching the 16-Lesson Yoga Asana course.)

Course Fee: $850 (Tuition only) And there is a 15% discount for those who earn less than $30,ooo per year.

Room and Board for In-Residence: Vedic City Campus in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa (Everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy meals at the Vedic City Campus, but it is not required. Rooms are 2-room suites with private bath—all newly remodeled.)
Room and Board: $79/day x 12 days = $972 (includes optional free extension through the Governor’s Conference July 4 – 7)
Room only: $49/day x 12 days = $588 (includes free room through the Gov. Conference ending on 7/7)
Meals only: $32 /day x 12 days = $372 (3 meals per day, light breakfast, catered by Mother Divine chefs)
For reservations and prepaying for meals, please call (641) 451-7331, or email for more information.

Course Description

Systematic Training to Teach the
 16-Lesson Maharishi Yoga Asana Course
Learning to Establish and Maintain the State of Yoga; 
Aligning Individual Physiology with Cosmic Physiology

After our first two successful Maharishi Yoga Asana Teacher Training Courses in 2017 and 2018 with nearly 60 Governors and Sidhas, it is a joy to announce the third course this Summer. The Governors and Sidhas participating in this course will gain deep understanding and effective practical training in how to practice Maharishi Yoga Asanas. And after successful completion you will be able to more effectively teach the 16-lesson Maharishi Yoga Asana course in the TM Centers and to the public.
Learning the practice of Yoga through Maharishi’s teaching gives profound understanding of the nature of Yoga—the unification of individual and cosmic life—as well as practical training in Yoga postures (Asana) and breathing exercise (Pranayama) that promote integration of mind and body, supporting health by bringing life into harmony with Natural Law.
Participants will get thorough training in teaching the 16-lesson course on Yoga Asana including:

  • Benefits
  • Contra-indications
  • Personalization
  • Scientific research
  • Teaching methodologies – observation, assisting and adjusting, instruction, teaching styles, practicing, lesson planning, corrections, giving feedback in a group
  • Yoga teacher ethics and values
  • Guidelines for business startup
  • Finance planning
  • Marketing and promotion


“I’ve practiced asanas for many years, and got good results. But during the course, I learned things that I never knew. And the results have been striking for my inner experience. I never expected to get results similar to what I previously only experienced in meditation. I am so happy I took this course. And I look forward to sharing the knowledge so others can have the same experience I am having.” —MH

Income Summary

For teaching the 16-Lesson Maharishi Yoga Asana Course, the Governor(s) teaching the course will receive 50% of the total income and Maharishi Foundation receives 50%. Of the 50% that goes to Maharishi Foundation, the TM Center receives their normal percentage of course income e.g. an MIC 30 will receive 30% of that 50% and an MIC 50 will receive 50%. If a course is offered outside a TM Center the teachers will fall into the 50% category

For example: The cost of the 16 Lesson course is $350. If 10 people sign up for the course there will be $3500 in income. The Maharishi Yoga Teachers will receive 50% of that income or $1750 and the TM Center sponsoring the course will receive 30% or $525 (if you are a 30% center), 40% or $700 (if a 40% center), or 50% or $875 (if you are 50% center). Please let us know if you have any questions. 



  • Gudrun Buchzik, head of the Maharishi Yoga Asana department, Maharishi College of Perfect Health International, MERU. Gudrun has taught all 11 Maharishi Yoga Asana TTCs to date
  • Paul Morehead, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Integrative Medicine, Maharishi University of Management & Director of the online MS in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine
  • Carol Morehead, Chair, Kansas City Transcendental Meditation Center, Certified Yoga Instructor


The 12-day intensive in-residence portion will take place at the Vedic City Campus in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa (also known as Ideal Life Campus.)

For maximum benefits, deep experiences, utmost rest, profound silence, greatest coherence, a smooth course-routine and powerful lasting effect, it is recommended to stay with other CPs/the group at the Vedic City Campus where all sessions will be held and meals are served. For reservations and prepaying for meals, please call (641) 451-7331, or email for more information.

For those staying in town, meals will be available to be purchased at the Vedic City Campus. Please call (641) 451-7331, or email


Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting the second online webinar session.



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