200-hour Life of a Yogi Teacher Training

The Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi (DY LOAY TT) 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 classes. Also covered at the 200-hour level are: physical anatomy, psychic anatomy, Pranayama (breathing exercises), Deep Relaxation and philosophy discourses.


DY LOAY 200-hour Teacher Training program: all applicants will be 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 DY teachers who have extensive training under him.  If necessary, you can satisfy this requirement by independent study using Sri Dharma Mittra’s “Maha Sadhana” DVD’s or online classes with Sri Dharma Mittra on YogaVibes.

Topics Covered/What to Expect

Topics covered during the 200-hour Level include the Dharma Gentle and Dharma I sequences, physical anatomy, psychic anatomy, Pranayama (breathing exercises), Deep Relaxation and philosophy discourses.

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-training 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.


200-hour Program in NYC Application Fee (Non-Refundable)
Program Tuition

Full tuition for the 200-Hour Teacher Training is $3,995. Please note the schedule of fees below that get added to the base tuition. Deadlines regarding these fees are non-negotiable.



61+ days before the start of the training

60 days before the start of the training – add $200

30 days before the start of the training – add $300

14 days before the start of the training – add $500





Application Fee: $150

Late Application (less than 30 days prior): $200

Note: Reservation subject to cancellation if full tuition is not paid at least 30 days in advance

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available for qualified candidates who demonstrate financial need, an earnest desire to help spread the teachings of Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra and have been connected in some way to the larger Dharma Yoga community prior to application. Meeting the eligibility guidelines for the DY work-study scholarship is not a guarantee that you will receive one. Financial Aid is determined based on the degree of need, annual household income, the ratio of worthy applicants to resources devoted to Financial Aid and the applicant’s sincere desire to become a Certified Dharma Yoga Instructor (DYRT).

Application Process for Financial Aid

Candidates must apply for, be accepted into the Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi Teacher Training program and pay the $2,000 reservation deposit to secure a place in the training before applying for Financial Aid. To apply for Financial Aid, request the “DY LOAY TT Scholarship Application Form” from us. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis up to 10 weeks before the start date of each training. Please note that the Dharma Yoga Center is not a non-profit, has no endowment fund and receives no federal or state funding for its programs. Most often if Financial Aid is awarded at all based on a variety of factors, it will only cover a small percentage of the overall tuition.

For assistance with any scholarship related questions, please contact Melanie at melanie@dharmayogacenter.com.


Discount: 15% off when you purchase the entire package of required books, DVDs and other items from us if ordered at least 30 days before the start of program.

Discount: 10% off when you purchase a minimum of 4 required items from us if ordered at least 15 days before the start of program.

Payment Information

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. DYLOAY Teacher Trainings fill quickly, so 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 DYLOAYTT.

For payment of DY LOAY TT Tuition, applicants should contact the Dharma Yoga Center at 212 889 8160 ext. 301. LOAY Reservation Deposits and Tuition payments can’t be made online, but may be made by check to Dharma Yoga Corp, in person at the Dharma Yoga Center or by Visa and MasterCard via telephone.

To order books and other supplies, please contact Joann Stekler at  joann@dharmayogacenter.com or at 212 889 8160 ext. 301The LOAY offices are open Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm to call in or to make payments in person.

Upcoming LOAY 200-hour dates

January 31 – February 9, 2020
July 3 – 12, 2020

 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit

One facet to the re-certification process mandated for Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers includes 30 “Training Hours”, consisting of both contact hours (10 hours) and non-contact hours (20 hours). Please note that all of the daily course offerings available at the Dharma Yoga Center, the workshops, retreats and clinics offered by Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra and his senior teaching staff, and the Dharma Yoga “Life of a Yogi” Teacher Training Immersion programs would allow one to fulfill the contact hour area of requirement. Viewing, studying and practicing with the Maha Sadhana Level I and II DVD’s would allow one to fulfill the non-contact hour of requirement.

For information regarding the courses, workshops, teacher training immersions and clinics offered by the Dharma Yoga Centers, both in Manhattan and beyond, please visit the relevant areas of this website. The Maha Sadhana DVD’s are available through the Shop, or may be purchased in person at the shops at the Dharma Yoga Center. Additionally, there are other books available in our physical shops which could be used to fulfill the non-contact hours area of requirement. For more information about Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits, click here.

Apply online
Application deadline:

14 days prior to the start of the training

“There is a glowing light emanating from the Dharma Yoga Center in the form of the teacher there. His name is Dharma Mittra. He’s a living saint among us. Thousands have felt the same emotions as you from his presence and teachings. So don’t worry, you are not alone. If your aim is to become a yoga teacher, I can tell you there is no better place to learn than at the Dharma Yoga Center, where you will learn Dharma Mittra Yoga. It’s pure yoga as it has been taught over centuries by Sri Dharma’s lineage of gurus.”