If your application is accepted, we will invite you to register. Once you accept the registration invitation, a $400 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot within two weeks of your acceptance. All payments options, including for the deposit, include payment by PayPal or credit card via links we will provide. Please see the following payment options for full training:
Best case scenario is that you can pay the entire cost of the training up front. If you’re able to pay the total any time after you have been invited to join and before March 1st, 2020, you’ll receive a $200 appreciation (meaning a reduction to $4,300 total cost).
Second best is that you complete half of the total payment ($2,250) by March 1st, 2020 and the balance by October 1st, 2020 (the month of the second retreat). If you arrange for a monthly payment plan that completes by October 1st, you can pay the regular total of $4,500, no problem.
Option three is that you are able to pay the total amount but you need to extend the payment plan beyond the time of the October retreat. In this scenario, we are willing to accommodate payment plans of up to one year beyond the October retreat (meaning until October 1, 2021). Please note: In this scenario, if you complete your certification requirements before your payment for the training, your advancement to certification may be temporarily delayed based on having an outstanding balance (see certification requirements above).
Beyond these options, please know that we are deeply committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse means, ancestries, geographies, and life experiences. We understand that some folks just don’t have a lot of money or are coming from countries/economies where things are tougher than the United States. We want to find ways to make this work for you while also supporting our hard-working teaching staff and their families for their service.
We also recognize that this is more than a training for personal development. This is the acquisition of a set of vocational skills that can be used to generate prosperity in service to life. Many of our current practitioners, especially those who already have a dedicated session-based practice in the healing arts, are finding this to be the case. Before looking to a reduction in the total cost, we ask applicants to assess if there may be other means by which you can generate part or all of the tuition from your side. For example, are there folks in your social network who may be in a position to back you in this career development?
If all of these consideration have been exhausted and you are clear that a reduction in the total cost is the only means by which you could realistically join the training, please state this, along with what you believe you could realistically pay and over what duration, in the section of the application that invites this kind of share. Conditions that will be weighted when considering any possible reductions in the total cost include: historically disadvantaged ancestries (e.g., People of Color, Indigenous Peoples), foreign language competencies not already represented in the community, geographies and nationalities not already represented, trans and genderqueer folks, and to be honest, guys (cis, trans or otherwise) as there aren’t so many men in spiritual circles.