In the spirit of community and to support students becoming Yoga Teachers we are offering these amazing opportunities. We recognise that Yoga Teacher Training is a life commitment and it can also be costly. Through the generosity of donations and believing in the concept of serving your community we offer one (1) Work Exchange and one (1) Scholarship position for a total of 2 students for our Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Programs and one (1) Scholarship position 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, 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 $30,000.00.

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.

How to Apply:

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

  1. Do you meet the financial conditions outlined?
  2. Are you able to fully commit to the program in it’s entirely? i.e. attend all dates and complete all assignments.
  3. Are you applying for the Work Exchange, Scholarship or both?
  4. What has inspired you to apply for this program?
  5. What would you like to receive from this experience?
  6. How would you describe yourself, i.e. qualities, strengths, how you relate to others, any issues or aspects of yourself you are working on?
  7. How have you expressed your commitment to personal growth in the past?
  8. Describe your current yoga and/or meditation practice.
  9. Have you taken any yoga or meditation workshops, courses or training programs previously? If yes, please detail the name of the workshop, course or training, the date attended and name of  Yoga Teacher.
  10. Some of the work/service assignments may involve physical activity. Do you have any limitations that may restrict your ability in such activities?
  11. How will you pay this training opportunity forward and be of service in the community?

Please include the following reference with email addresses or phone numbers that we can contact:

  1. Please provide us with two work-related references.
  2. 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:

  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Fall – Begins October 2020 – applications due September 15, 2020
  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 – Begins January 2021 – applications due December 1, 2020

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

Additional Details

The Work Exchange and Scholarship programs are designed for individuals living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada or within a reasonable commuting distance. Rooms and Board is not included in either program. For international applications, please check the dates and amount of time you will require to be in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and ensure you have your travel, visa and housing requirements in place before applying.