In the spirit of community and to support students becoming Yoga Teachers we are offering 2 amazing opportunities. We recognise that Yoga Teacher Training is a life commitment and it can also be costly. Through the generosity of donations we are offering one Work Exchange Program and one Scholarship Program for a total of 2 students for our upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Programs and 2 Scholarships for our Kundalini Teacher Training Program.

PranaShanti Work Exchange Program

In exchange for working with the Teacher Trainers, this program offers the ability for a student to earn full certification at no monetary cost, (excluding the cost of text books and retreat accommodations and food). Participation in this program requires full attendance at all weekends and the commitment of approximately 40 hours of seva or service hours. The Work Exchange program is available to students with an annual income of less than $30,000.00.

Duties include assisting the Teacher Trainers onsite during the course, corresponding with students during and outside the course, preparing training material, and assisting with program administration and facilities setup and take down. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn side-by-side with the trainers. Once your application is received, you will be contacted for an in person interview.

PranaShanti Scholarship Program

As part of the Scholarship the student will work directly with the Teacher Trainers to support the program, trainers and students. Participation in this program requires full attendance at all weekends. The Scholarship provides a 50% discount off the full tuition price in exchange for 20 hours of seva or service. The scholarship is available to individuals with an annual income of less than $30,000.

Duties include assisting the Teacher Trainers onsite during the course, corresponding with students during and outside the course, preparing training material, and assisting with program administration and facilities setup and take down. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn side-by-side with the trainers. Once your application is received, you will be contacted for an in person interview.

How to Apply:

In addition to providing a resume provide answers to the following questions:

  1. Why are you applying?
  2. How would you describe yourself, i.e. qualities, strengths, how you relate to others, any issues or aspects of yourself you are working on?
  3. Describe your current yoga practice.
  4. Some of the work/service assignments may involve physical activity. Do you have any limitations that may restrict your ability in such activities?
  5. Please provide us with two work-related references.
  6. Please provide us with a letter of reference from a certified Yoga Teacher.

Application Due Dates

The close off date for applications for the Work Exchange and Scholarship Programs are:

  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – Begins October 17, 2014 – applications due October 1st, 2014
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – Begins January 9, 2015 – applications due November 30th, 2014

Applications are to be delivered to PranaShanti Yoga Centre attention Devinder Kaur.

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” Yogi Bhajan.