The main requirement is to have a desire to help others and guide them on their yoga journey. All applicants are required to have had at least 50 hours of Dharma Yoga instruction. To the extent possible, such instruction should consist of attending classes with Sri Dharma Mittra, retreats or workshops with him, or classes with Dharma Yoga Registered Teachers (DYRTs) who have extensive training under him.
If necessary, you can satisfy this requirement by independent study using Sri Dharma Mittra’s Maha Sadhana DVDs or online classes with on AloMoves.com, YogaJournal.com, YogaVibes.com or Vimeo On Demand.
The Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi (DY LOAY) 200-hour Teacher Training is an exploration of yoga with an emphasis placed on mastering both physically and through teaching the Dharma I and Dharma Gentle class series. Also covered at the 200-hour level are: physical anatomy, Bhagavad-Gita, psychic anatomy (Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, etc.), The Yoga-Sutras, Pranayama (breathing exercises), Mudras, Bandhas, Kriyas (actions that lead to purification), Deep Relaxation, basic meditation, assisting and adjusting and yoga philosophy.
Be prepared to spend each day at the DYC with one meal break and only short pauses throughout the day. Days typically begin at 7 a.m. and end between 9 and 9:30 p.m. This training is an intensive immersion and a lot of material is covered in a condensed period. The process will allow for a lot of positive change, but you must be sure to eat and rest accordingly. There will be little or no time for outside activities; for ten days, most of your waking hours will be devoted to the training and focused on Dharma Yoga.
Cost of the Course: $3995 (60-days before, add $200; 30-days before, add $300; 15-days before, add $500) Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable); 30-days prior or less: $200 Cost of Books and Supplies: $200 (15% discount through our shop at least 30-days in advance if you order all materials or 10% off any four or more items ordered / purchased together 15-days before the program begins)