SPRING 2019 200-HOUR yoga teacher training

january 18 - may 26, 2019

This training is already in session. Stay tuned for dates on upcoming YTT200 trainings in 2019!

“I entered the DwiPada Yoga Teacher Training program excited to begin a new journey and expand my knowledge of yoga. I was completely unaware of the transformation that would take place personally and in my life. Michele and Amy make an incredible team. They provide an excellent balance of philosophy, physiology, and support that produces quality teachers. Their knowledge, experience, commitment, and passion for yoga are the reasons I chose the DwiPada Teacher Training Program. Through their instruction, I was given the tools to help me establish a solid foundation as a yoga teacher for years to come. I will be forever grateful for the personal transformation that took place throughout this journey. I was not only given the opportunity to deepen my practice, but also learn so much about myself. This training was inspiring, educational, vigorous, and enjoyable. I am so glad I chose to be a part of The DwiPada Yoga Program!”


DwiPada in Sanskrit translates to “The Two Pillars”. In our 200 hour, Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training (RYT®200), you will enter the lineage of the two pillars of modern yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow. Our 200 hour training consists of nine 20-hour weekends, for a total of 180 contact hours. Teacher trainees fulfill the remaining 20 training hours required by Yoga Alliance through reading assignments, self-study (svadhyaya), and class observations during the program.


Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a type of yoga asana practice developed and taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). It is a set series of postures beginning with the Surya Namaskaras, or Sun Salutations, moving forward into standing and seated postures, backbends and inversions. Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches and refers to the yogic philosophy described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  Most power flow and vinyasa flow styles of modern yoga originate from the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa.  During the first four training weekends, you will learn how to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Short Form. We will guide you from the very roots of Ashtanga’s Tristana Method, to Cueing and Assisting the Asanas of the Primary Series, into Philosophy & Sanskrit studies, all the way through practice teaching in small groups and individually.


From the tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa, you will move into the fluid practice of Vinyasa Flow. Get ready to create! Vinyasa Flow holds the space for teachers to create customized flow sequences to meet the needs of their students at any given time. Vinyasa Flow is a physical practice of asanas but first and foremost, it is a practice of the breath. We join the body and the breath in moving meditation, creating focused attention to one posture, one breath, one movement at a time. The Sanskrit word “vinyasa” means “to place in a special way” and indeed the Vinyasa Flow practice places as much emphasis on the experience of the asanas as it does on the transitions between asanas with the breath.  During these four weekends, you will be guided through the Principles of Vinyasa Yoga, Posture Clinics, How to Theme Vinyasa Classes, The Business of Yoga, and more. You’ll then complete your Practicum for the program with Individual Teaching of a one-hour Vinyasa Flow class.


Welcome to your body! Yoga is the study of yourself and learning how to come home to deep truths already inside. But first, we’ll start with the physical body. We will study the anatomy of the breath as well as the major systems of the body: muscular, skeletal, neurological, and endocrine. Our anatomy program is second to none!


We will meet at DwiPada Yoga, 1310 E. Goodman Road, Southaven, MS 38671 on the following weekends:

Jan 18-20, Feb 1-3, Feb 15-17, Mar 1-3, Mar 29-31, Apr 12-14, Apr 26-28, May 10-12, May 24-26

Training Hours (subject to change): Fridays 6-10pm, Saturdays 12-8pm & Sundays 12-8pm.


Early Bird & Pay in Full Discounts, Payment Plan also available


DwiPada Yoga Studio

1310 Goodman Road E

Southaven, MS 38671


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