Thank you for your interest in our 2020 Advanced YTT program. We are excited to bring you this rare opportunity to work with master teachers from around North America. You can register for individual modules for Continuing Education credit through Yoga Alliance. Current RYT200 yoga teachers can combine modules towards 300-hour certification and become RYT500s by July 2020!



with greg TEBB, E-RYT500

Greg will move us beyond Ashtanga Vinyasa Short Form and into the Primary and Intermediate series of this powerful practice. We will explore asana, cueing and assisting along with traditional Sanskrit and Shloka studies. Tebb has studied the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa method for over 17 years with his teacher Manju Jois and has Jois' blessing to teach into the Advanced series. He has completed a training manual with Jois which will be required reading for the training. Tebb will be traveling to us from his homebase in New York City.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Schedule & Dates:

Jan 13-19 (50 hr) and April 13-19 (50 hr)

M-F: 6:30-8:30 am and 9:30 am -1:30 pm

Sat/Sun: 8 am – 5 pm

Cost: $1000 for January session only/ $2000 for both sessions


with greg TEBB, E-RYT500

The ancient language of Sanskrit connects the mind to the asana in a deeper way. New studies and MRI scans show that memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function! Greg will teach the sound of the chants as well as how to write the Devanagari script while we study the meaning behind it.

Sanskrit Studies Schedule & Dates:

Feb 7-9 (20 hr) and May 22-24 (20 hr)

Fri 6-9 pm and Sat/ Sun 8 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $1000


with mary ellen YASAY, MD, E-RYT500

Our “Yoga Doc” Mary Ellen will take us deeper into yoga anatomy and physiology with in-depth studies of the nervous system, biomechanics, fascia, myofascial release and more.  Mary Ellen has over 17 years of experience as a yoga teacher.  As a facilitator for DwiPada YTT, Mary Ellen draws on her background as an urgent care doctor, her interest in sports medicine and her true delight in teaching anatomy & physiology as it relates to the practice of yoga.

Advanced Anatomy Part One (20 hr) Schedule & Dates:

Feb 24-28, M – F: 1:30-5:30 pm

Cost: $500

Advanced Anatomy Part Two (20 hr) Schedule & Dates:

Feb 28-Mar 1, Fri: 8 am-12 pm, Sat/ Sun: 8 am-5 pm

Cost: $500


with Michael GANNON, E-RYT500

Join the Yoga Dealer as he returns to Memphis with his Gannon Power Vinyasa Yoga, GPVY100: Grounding Sequence! Gannon’s “puzzle piece” method of sequencing takes a challenging practice and makes it accessible to all levels. Michael Gannon is a shining star in the area of yoga and transformation.  His rare understanding and unique teaching style of the original vinyasa system, paired with his pioneering GPVY system, makes yoga’s awakening powers — physical, mental and spiritual — available to all. Memphis is one of only TWO locations in the USA where Michael will be leading GPVY100 trainings in 2020, outside of his home school, Yogaloft Playa del Carmen, in Mexico’s Rivera Maya.

GPVY Schedule & Dates:

June 20-28 (100 hr), 8 am – 6 pm each day of training

Cost: $2000


PATH TO THE 300: 20 hours

with Amy MORSE, E-RYT200 & michele MALLORY, RYT500

A professional photo shoot, yoga business & the law, grant-writing for yoga, philosophy, ethics and more! This module is only available for 300-hour candidates & also includes a 10-class pass to the studio. Photo shoot date & time TBD.

module SIX Schedule & Dates:

Jan 10 (4 hr) 6-10 pm Introduction

July 11 & 12 (12 hr) 1 – 7 pm, Closing Weekend & Presentation of 300-hour certificates

Cost: $500



Tuition for the full 300-hour is $6500 if using our payment plan, $6000 if paid in full. We offer an additional $250 discount for Early Bird registration by November 1st, 2019. Modules are priced individually as listed – no additional discounts apply.




Do I have to be a yoga teacher to register for this program?

This is a teacher training program, however, we understand that serious students of yoga may also benefit from the knowledge gained here. We may choose to admit non-RYT®200 students on an individual basis if there is available space within the module, and if we feel the candidate would be an asset to the group. Please know that this training cannot replace a 200-hour training with Yoga Alliance. Non-teachers will not be able to use this program to register for 200-hour status and will receive a certificate of completion only for each module completed.

After completing the training, what qualifications will the students have?

Students who enroll in the full 300-hour track will receive a RYT®300 Yoga Alliance teacher training certificate.  Current RYT®200 teachers can then decide to register this certification with Yoga Alliance towards the RYT®500 designation. Students who complete individual modules will receive a certificate of completion for that module, which they may choose to log as Continuing Education hours with Yoga Alliance.

What if a student has to miss some of a session or all of a session?

In order to graduate and receive your RYT®300 certificate from DwiPada Yoga Teacher Training, students must complete 280 contact hours. Students may not miss more than 15 hours cumulative of the training sessions.  Students will not be able to make up missed sessions with traveling facilitators, so please make every attempt to clear your schedule and be present at all sessions.  Students will be required to get materials from facilitators and return make-up work, as determined necessary by the facilitator, in a timely fashion.  All absences, early departures or late arrivals will need to be cleared with the facilitator prior to the occurrence.   

What kind of work can I expect outside of the training weekends?

Trainees will complete reading assignments, independent study and group work throughout the training in addition to being punctual and fully present for each training weekend. Trainees are expected to maintain or begin a daily yoga, meditation and journaling practice.

Do fees for training include the required or recommended texts?

No, the fees cover the training and training manual.  Students will need to purchase required texts prior to the training. 

What do students need to bring to sessions?

Students should bring a light-weight sweater or jacket, or blanket if they tend to get chilled.  They should bring their own meals/snacks and beverages. Think light and nourishing; you will need energy.  We have a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in the studio. Bring learning tools to assist you, like: notebook, journal, pen, high-lighter, laptop, etc.  Recordings & photos allowed only if cleared by facilitators.

What should students wear for the training?

Students should wear comfortable yoga clothes to each session.  Body work and practice will be a part of each session.  Students should consider a change of clothing as needed. There are no showers onsite.

Where will I be able to teach after the training?

Completion of this program is not a guarantee of a yoga teaching position. Each yoga studio has their own distinct application and audition process for new teachers. However, upon completing DwiPada’s Teacher Training, you will have the very marketable ability to teach both Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series as well as deepening your knowledge in teaching Vinyasa Flow yoga classes. Your facilitators will make every effort to guide you in your choices of where to teach. 



This is a very special training.  It’s truly one-of-a-kind.  Our mission is to provide the yoga community with quality trainings and programming that supports the teachers and students that we honor and admire.  We are excited to embark on this journey with you! Please contact us with any additional questions.

Peace & Joy,
Amy Morse, cell 901-830-8847

Michele Mallory, cell 901-907-9929

“DwiPada Yoga School is everything a yoga teacher training should be. It is, quite frankly, the best thing I’ve ever done. As a student, I felt motivated to go above and beyond what was asked of me, because I saw my teachers going above and beyond to make us the best yoga teachers we can be. The teachers put their hearts and souls into making this program educational, experiential, inspiring, and fun. They fostered a sense of community that I would not have imagined possible in a group of nearly a dozen strangers prior to the training. Their caring for us as individuals inspired us to care for each other. The 2-pillar format is ingenious, as it gave students a solid base in the Ashtanga primary series to apply to our vinyasa classes. Upon graduating, I had already been hired by a studio to teach both Ashtanga short form and vinyasa yoga, and it was thanks to the excellent preparation by my teachers that I was successful in my audition and now am getting repeat students and good feedback from my classes. I would enthusiastically recommend this training to anyone looking to teach yoga and make a career out of it.”