The main requirement is to have a desire to help others and guide them on their yoga journey. All applicants to this program must have a 200-hour certification from Dharma Yoga or a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour certification that is recognized by Dharma Yoga. 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 attending Sri Dharma Mittra’s streaming classes via Zoom as well as AloMoves, YogaVibes, OmStars, or Vimeo. Please note that the DY LOAY 500-hour TT is an advanced training immersion expressly for serious seekers and dedicated aspirants.
At the 500-hour level, the emphasis is on taking one’s personal practice to the next level and on mastering and learning the mechanics of sharing the Dharma II and III class series. Also covered at the 500-hour level are: physical anatomy, Self Knowledge, Pranayama (breathing exercises — both practice and teaching), guiding Deep Healing Relaxation, practice and guiding meditation, assisting and adjusting and yoga philosophy. Additionally, you will will be responsible for independent work completing assignments in reading, writing, initiated home programs in breathing, meditation, Ahimsa (non-violence), diet, self-practice of Dharma II and III, teaching in your home community and Karma Yoga-Selfless Dharma Yoga Community Service.
Please note the schedule below is for our online offering of the 500 hour teacher training. It is still uncertain if we will be able to offer an in-person 500 hour training for 2022, however, we will of course update this information if something changes. The times listed below are live sessions- we are partnering with an online learning provider which will allow for more flexibility. All sessions of the training will be recorded and saved to the Teachable platform for viewing at your convenience for up to one year after the end of the training. While we do encourage you to participate “live” when possible, this additional option is very valuable for anyone with specific scheduling conflicts as you will not miss any of the material. All sessions will be hosted via Zoom and will require internet as well as a computer or smart phone/tablet with video capabilities to participate.
Monday – Friday: 7 – 11:30 a.m. EST / 2:30 – 6 p.m. EST (8 hours total)
Saturdays: 7 – 9:30 a.m. EST / 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. EST (6.5 hours total)
Sundays: Off- will have the ability to complete some required class attendance during this time if desired.
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. It is important to note all times are listed in Eastern Standard Time, please take this into consideration as these time frames may be different depending on where you live.
Cost of the Course: $4995
Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable); 200-hour DYRTs: $100 (must call to make payment)
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)