Please note that the 700/1000-hour DY LOAY TT is an advanced and intense immersion, and will require a committed, regular practice of all applicants seeking admission. According to Sri Dharma Mittra, applicants must have been practicing yoga regularly for at least one year, must be reverent, strictly vegetarian, disciplined, obedient, moderate in sleep and diet, already possess some degree of self-control and possess some desire for liberation. An entrance application, entrance essays and application fee will be required of all applicants.
During the TT, trainee Sadhakas are bound to approach the course with energy and enthusiasm. Once having taken this TT, all students are bound to practice and teach strictly as taught. The curriculum will focus on DY Charging Practice, the new Dharma Raja Yoga Breathing and Meditation Series and offering Spiritual Discourse, and will include:
- Daily practice of DY Charging Practice, Sri Dharma Mittra’s latest all-level Asana-centric practice, and detailed exposure to its underpinnings, core elements and theory. Experiential, student teaching and assisting and adjusting elements will be included;
- Detailed exposure to the new Dharma Raja Yoga Breathing and Meditation Series, a paradigm for sharing Pranayama and meditation, including detailed breakdown, analysis and small group student teaching;
- At least two Asana-centric classes daily, morning Pranayama/Dhyana sessions and Spiritual Discourse with Sri Dharma Mittra;
- Every trainee will offer a five-minute discourse to the group as a whole and receive feedback and guidance from senior staff;
- The group en masse will devote one morning, afternoon or evening to performing Karma Yoga together as a group offsite;
- The internship component of the 700/1000-hour DY LOAY TT towards formal certification will include daily practice of both DY Charging Practice and the Dharma Raja Yoga Breathing and Meditation Series, and, for both, there will be a student teaching component.
Be prepared to spend each day at the DYC with one meal break and only short pauses throughout the day. Days begin at 7 a.m. and end between 9 and 9:30 p.m. This training is an intensive immersion and will cover a lot of material 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 eight days, most of your waking hours will be devoted to the training and focused on Dharma Yoga.
Cost of the course: $2500; 45 days before, add $150
Application fee: $200; 30 days before: $250
Cost of books and supplies: $200