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To apply for a Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi Teacher Training program, please copy and paste the form below into an email and fill out completely. The application fee and essays are due along with your submission, also found below. Please submit a picture of yourself (a head shot in jpeg format) together with your essays. The picture will be used for administrative purposes only. If you are applying to our 500 hour program, please also include a digital copy of your 200 hour certificate along with the other requested items. Please email everything to loayassistant@dharmayogacenter.com

Once we’ve received your: (1) Application Fee; (2) Application; (3) Essays; (4) Picture and (5) 200 Hour Certificate (if applicable), we will be in touch with you. An entrance interview via telephone or Skype might be required.

Thank you. We hope to see you in our program soon!

Application Fee

200 & 500 Hour trainings payable online here (right click to open link in new tab)
700 & 800 Hour trainings payable online here (right click to open link in new tab)

Application Form

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200 Hr February 2018-
700 Hr March 2018-
200 Hr June 2018-
500 Hr Aug/Oct 2018-
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200-Hour and 500-Hour Essay Questions:

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1. How has practicing Yoga affected you and your relationship to the world around you?

2. Who has influenced you on your Yoga path, and why have you chosen this training?

3. In brief tell us your life history and your profession.

4. What would you like to improve in your life?

700-Hour Essay Questions:

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1. How has practicing Dharma Yoga affected you and your relationship to the world around you?

2. How has teaching Dharma Yoga affected you and your relationship to the world around you?

3. Why have you chosen to participate in this teacher training?

4. Please explain why you want to deepen your knowledge of teaching Pranayama and Meditation techniques and what you plan to do with this knowledge.

5. Explain why you feel Yama is the foundation of Yoga practice.

800-Hour Essay Questions:

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1. How has practicing Dharma Yoga affected you and your relationship to the world around you?

2. How has teaching Dharma Yoga affected you and your relationship to the world around you?

3. Why have you chosen to participate in this teacher training?

4. Tell us briefly about your life before and after your (200 and) 500-Hour Dharma Yoga “Life of a Yogi” teacher training experience.

5. Please explain why you want to deepen your knowledge of Psychic Development and Yoga Nidra and what you plan to do with this knowledge.

Dharma Yoga Teacher Training Prerequisites

Upon receipt of your completed application, fee, essays and photograph, a member of the DY LOAY TT management team will contact you regarding your application status. Please note that the final application deadline is 10 days prior to the start date of any offered teacher training.
200-Hour Dharma Yoga “Life of a Yogi” Teacher Training program: Please note that all 200-Hour Dharma Yoga LOAY Teacher Trainees are required to have had at least 50 hours of Dharma Yoga instruction. This should consist of attending classes, retreats or workshops with Sri Dharma Mittra or with Dharma Yoga certified teachers. If necessary, you can satisfy this requirement by independent study using Sri Dharma Mittra’s “Maha Sadhana” DVD’s or online classes via www.yogavibes.com.
500-Hour Dharma Yoga “Life of a Yogi” Teacher Training program: all applicants to this program must have completed a 200-Hour DY LOAY TT program or a Yoga Alliance approved 200-Hour certification that is recognized by Dharma Yoga, in addition to meeting the program entrance requirements listed in the entry above for the 200-Hour DY LOAY TT program. It is recommended that one possess at least 100 hours of hands-on teaching experience when applying for the 500-Hour training. Please note that the 500-Hour DY LOAY TT is an advanced training immersion for serious yoga teachers and students.
700-Hour Dharma Yoga “Life of a Yogi” Teacher Training program: all applicants to this program must have completed the 500-Hour DY LOAY TT program and achieved certification, in addition to meeting the program entrance requirements listed in the entries above for the 200-Hour and 500-Hour DY LOAY TT programs. Preference will be given to those who have also completed the LOAY 200-Hour program. Please note that the 700-Hour DY LOAY TT is an advanced and intense immersion and will require an advanced and committed regular practice of all applicants seeking admission.
800-Hour Dharma Yoga “Life of a Yogi” Teacher Training program: all applicants to this program must have completed the 500-Hour DY LOAY TT program and achieved certification, in addition to meeting the program entrance requirements listed in the entries above for the 200-Hour and 500-Hour DY LOAY TT programs. Preference will be given to those who have also completed the LOAY 200-Hour program. Please note that the 800-Hour DY LOAY TT is an advanced and intense immersion and will require an advanced and committed regular practice of all applicants seeking admission.

Certification

In order to achieve certification, you must to our satisfaction complete and submit all pre-training homework assignments, attend every session of the contact hours during the actual immersion program, achieve a passing grade on both the written and oral exams given during the contact hours of the training, complete all of the assignments given during the training where applicable, and complete and submit all supporting documentation and assignments relating to the post-training internship. Please note that in addition to assignments in reading and writing prior to your training, you will be expected to begin shifting over to a vegetarian diet if you do not keep one already. Between the contact hour modules of the advanced teacher training immersions, you will have daily assignments in Asana (postures), diet, Pranayama (breathing exercises), Dharana/Dhyana (concentration/meditation), and actual teaching assignments to complete. During the actual contact hours of the DY LOAY TT, you will be exposed to the full range of classical Yogic techniques and will be expected to participate fully in all aspects of the program. The post-training internships for all programs include teaching, assisting and Karma Yoga (selfless service) components that will be explained in detail towards the conclusion of the relevant DY LOAY TT’ contact hours.

Terms and Conditions

Upon acceptance, your reservation deposit is due. Final payments are to be made according to the schedule on the application. Cancellations over 45 days to the start of a program are $200 with the balance refunded or applied to a future NYC DY TT program within 2 years. Cancellations 20-45 days to the start of the program are $500 with the balance applied to a future NYC DY TT program within 2 years. All fees are final and non refundable within the 20 day period before the start of the program. By signing and dating this application, you are ensuring you are in good health, and have consulted with a physician before beginning the program. You are required to submit a note from a doctor or health practitioner certifying you are in good health and to complete and submit the DY LOAY TT Medical Waiver. Certification requirements must be fulfilled during the training. The center will notify you of special assignments, and advise you about completion requirements. Credit fulfillment is mandatory for graduation. To this end, make-up hours are offered by pre-approval at an extra cost. The graduation certificate is presented by Sri Dharma Mittra after completion of all evaluations and payment of all fees. A graduation ceremony will be scheduled and you will be notified in advance.