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Dharma Yoga 700/1000-hour Life of a Yogi Teacher Training

The Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi 700-hour Advanced Teacher Training (DY LOAY TT) program is an advanced teacher training offered by the DYC. All applicants for this program must have completed the 500-hour DY LOAY TT program and achieved certification, in addition to meeting the program’s entrance requirements listed in the entries above for the 200 and 500-hour DY LOAY TT programs. For those who have completed the 800-hour DY LOAY TT program and achieved certification, a 1000-hour certificate will be issued upon completion. Preference will be given to those who have also completed the 200-hour DY LOAY program.

Sri Dhamra Mittra 200 Hour


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.

Topics Covered

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.


Daily Schedule

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

TOTAL: $2900

Upcoming DY LOAY 700/1000-hours TT Dates

April 26 – May 3, 2020

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  • Payment information

    Applications are processed in the order received. We recommended that you apply early. Payment of the Application Fee can be made online. Please note that the final application deadline is 14 days prior to the start date of any offered DY LOAY TT.

    For payment of DY LOAY TT tuition, applicants should contact the Dharma Yoga Center at 212 889 8160 ext. 304. LOAY Reservation Deposits and Tuition payments can’t be made online, but may be made by check to Dharma Yoga Corp 1, in person at the Dharma Yoga Center or by Visa and Master Card via telephone.

  • Books/supplies

    To order books and other supplies, please contact Joann Stekler at or at 212 889 8160 ext. 304. The LOAY offices are open Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm to call in or to make payments in person.

  • Graduation requirements

    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-immersion 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 and you will be asked to keep a vegan diet during the course of the actual immersion.

  • Financial assistance

    Please note that financial assistance is not available for this DY LOAY TT.

The Life of a Yogi
teacher training program
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Learning yoga from master Sri Dharma Mittra is an enrichment for every aspiring yoga student. Visit the Dharma Yoga Center if you want to learn yoga at the source.

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