Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi (DY LOAY) 500-hour Teacher Training Scholarship for Certified Yoga Teachers

Yoga District strongly believes that yoga and mindfulness trainings should be accessible to all. We are honored to offer a scholarship award for the Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi (DY LOAY) 500-hour Teacher Training in 2017.

The Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi (DY LOAY) 500-hour Teacher Training is an opportunity for certified teachers to take an in-depth look at the entire sacred science of yoga through the lens of Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra’s experience with his Guru and his almost half century of practice and teaching.
Upcoming LOAY 500-hour TT dates: September 3 – 10, 2017 & November 12 – 19, 2017 (2 modules)

Please answer the questions below and email all supporting documents to Purnima at scholarships@yogaactivist.org by June 25, 2017.

A. Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi (DY LOAY) 500-hour Teacher Training Information
1. What personally inspires you to take this training?
2. How will you make your mark, applying the teachings of this training?
3. How is your situation and/or your plan for applying the teachings unique?
4. Where did you complete your 200-hour yoga teacher training? Please confirm that you have successfully graduated.
5. Describe your background in yoga practice, including years of study and other teacher training programs you have attended, if applicable.
6. Have you previously practiced with Sri Dharma Mittra? If so, please describe how this inspired you to participate in the DY LOAY 500 teacher training. If you have not previously practiced with Sri Dharma Mittra, please describe your experience with Dharma Yoga, if applicable.
7. Do you have an ongoing relationship with a spiritual teacher, mentor or guide?
8. Describe your home practice of yoga and meditation. What inspires you and draws you to the mat or cushion? What are your current challenges in your practice on and off the mat and cushion?
9. What draws you to Dharma Yoga and this training? Why should you receive this scholarship?
10. How do you plan to share your newfound knowledge with others in your community? How will they benefit from it?
11. Which asana most connects you to your inner grace? Why?

B. Your Information
1. Name:
2. Email:
3. Phone:
4. Address:
5. Employer Name (if any):
6. Employer Address:
7. Monthly net income from work (after taxes) $
8. Monthly public assistance checks (SDI, Welfare, etc.) $
9. Monthly unemployment compensation $
10. Any other monthly or annual income (such as a second job) $
11. Total monthly net income $
12. How many adults are supported by this income:
13. How many children are supported by this income:
14. Please summarize your monthly expenses and all income.

C. Supporting Documentation
Please include:
-Written verification of your monthly income such as pay stubs, income tax return or AFDC form.
-Written verification of expenses (i.e. medical/dental costs) such as a bill, receipt or check stub.
-A copy of the main pages of your last tax return.
-Copies of three months of most recent bank statements.
-Any other documentation that will help establish need for sliding scale, scholarship, or work-study.
-Copy of your 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate.

D. Verification
Information which I have provided above is accurate and complete. I agree to notify Yoga District if there is any change in my income or expenses which would affect my eligibility for the Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi (DY LOAY) 500-hour Teacher Training scholarship within 5 days of those changes.
Signature of adult student or parent/legal guardian: ________________________
Date: ______________

Grants are made possible in part by the generosity of DC-based Dharma Yoga teachers. Yoga District is incredibly grateful to share a scholarship for the Dharma Yoga training given the generosity of our community.

The Teachers

The diverse family of DC yoga teachers at Yoga District are dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone through a huge variety of yoga class types, from vinyasa flow to restorative and beyond. Most Yoga District teachers are graduates of Yoga District’s nationally-attended 200 hour teacher training program. All Yoga District classes focus on coordinating breath with body movement to promote flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. We strongly believe in yoga as therapy, so catch one of our classes whenever you need a healthy dose of self-care.
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The Next Step

The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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