Tuition: Mystical Dance Teacher Training Course
The six-week 2018 Mystical Dance ® Teacher Training Course (MDTTC) fee, including deposit, is $3,700 USD.
Previous completion of a Mystical Dance® Workshop intensive with Monika Nataraj entitles a MDTTC participant to a $150 USD discount. Please check with Monika if you are not sure whether a previous course that you attended qualifies.
Agama Yoga certified teachers are also eligible for a further $150 USD discount. Thus, if you are an Agama Yoga teacher and have attended a Mystical Dance® intensive, your tuition is $3,400 USD, including the deposit.
The tuition fee does not include meals or accommodation, but these can be arranged upon arrival. For more information about accommodation (including resort recommendations), travel tips, visa information and details, information about food and local attractions, etc., please refer to the Agama Yoga website FAQ. Upon acceptance into the course, additional orientation materials are provided.
It is worth noting that this course fee is either on par with or below market rate for other, similar dance movement intensive programs offered in Asia and the West. In addition, the course teachings of the Mystical Dance® Teacher Training Course – due to their uniqueness in scope and length and their recognition on the world map of dance – already have a great deal of intrinsic value which participants can take with them to their own communities. The potential for these types of classes and workshops is growing.
PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE and DEPOSIT to HOLD RESERVATION
Every MDTTC applicant must submit a deposit in the amount of $300 USD alongside her application, in order to be considered for acceptance to the program. This deposit must be made on Agama Yoga's website using PayPal.
If Mystical Dance ® does not accept a student for participation; the full MDTTC deposit amount ($300 USD) will be re-deposited to the applicant's PayPal account.
For information on dates, payment and refund policies, please refer here.
Full tuition payment will constitute reconfirmation of a participant's place in the course.
SELECTIONS AND REFUND POLICY
Mystical Dance® holds very high standards for its program and future teaching staff. There is a selection process that applies to each level of the course. Students are expected to earn a positive final teaching evaluation based on attendance, relative mastery of the materials presented, teaching abilities, and general participation in the course. The first two weeks of the MDTTC constitute a semi-trial period, during which all MDTTC participants will be evaluated with emphasis given to their levels of enthusiasm, dedication, and aspiration. At the end of this period, a decision will be made as to whether or not students have demonstrated the necessary qualities to successfully complete the MDTTC. A detailed account of additional Mystical Dance ® program expectations for students is found in the Terms of Agreement. An evaluation will be made such that if the Mystical Dance ® program decides after the first two weeks of the program that a student is not fit to become a teacher in this tradition, MDTTC Administration will refund two-thirds of the tuition fees. No refunds will be given after this point in the program.
If a student was extended a course discount based on past participation in the Mystical Dance Workshops or if she is an Agama Yoga teacher, the refund amounts will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the percentage of fees actually paid.
Please refer to the information also listed on the host website.