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Dharma Yoga 800/1000-hour  Life of a Yogi Teacher Training

The Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi 800/1000-hour Ultimate Teacher Training (DY LOAY TT) program is the highest level of training offered by the DYNYC. 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. Preference will be given to those who have also completed the LOAY 200-hour program.

Our next 800/1000- hour training will be offered in 2023.

Sri Dhamra Mittra 200 Hour


Please note that this 800/1000-hour DY LOAY TT is an advanced and intense immersion, and will require an advanced and 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 strictly as taught. The curriculum will focus on Psychic Development, Dharma IV and Yoga Nidra, and will include:

  • Daily practice of Psychic Development and detailed exposure to its underlying structure, core elements and theory;
  • Detailed exposure to Dharma IV including in-depth breakdown and analysis, small group student teaching, and assisting and adjusting;
  • Complete exposure to the Dharma Yoga Nidra Method, technique and theory. Experiential and student teaching elements will be included;
  • Asana-centric classes, morning Pranayama/Dhyana sessions and spiritual discourse with Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra
  • Curriculum overview of new Dharma Yoga classes under development
  • The internship component of this 800-hour TT towards formal certification will include three months daily practice of Psychic Development, and, for Dharma IV and Yoga Nidra, there will be a student teaching component, as well as a personal practice / taking classes area of requirement.

Daily Schedule

Please note the schedule below is for our online offering of the 800/1000 hour teacher training. All sessions will be hosted via Zoom and will require internet as well as a computer or smartphone/tablet with video capabilities to participate. The times listed below are live sessions- we are partnering with an online learning provider, Teachable, 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, 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 schedule conflicts as you will not miss any of the material.

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: $2500

Application fee: $200

Cost of books and supplies: $200

TOTAL: $2900

Upcoming DY LOAY 800/1000-hour dates

2023 Date TBD

  • Payment information

    Applications are processed in the order received. We recommended that you apply early to ensure availability. 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.

    All tuition payment information will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program.

  • Books/supplies

    You will receive your booklist once you have been accepted into the program and submitted your deposit payment. To order books and other supplies, please contact Joann Stekler at or at 212 889 8160. 

  • 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 immersion.

  • Financial assistance

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

One of the best trainings
in the world

with one of the most kind, experienced and humblest of teachers: Sri Dharma Mittra, who is true to yoga and the path of Self-realization. The senior teachers are extremely experienced and the program and facility are great, as well. A truly life-changing experience.

Hatha V.

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