FALL 2018-SPRING 2019 200-HOUR yoga teacher training

Training Begins August 10, 2018 thru april 7, 2019


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.

Our current 200 hour yoga teacher training started January 26, 2018 at our Southaven, MS studio, just 10 miles from Midtown Memphis. Please submit the form below if you'd like us to contact you about future trainings. All DwiPada Yoga 200-hour trainings follow the general schedule below:

Weekends One-Four: Ashtanga Vinyasa

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.

Weekend Five: Anatomy & Physiology

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.

 Weekends Six-Nine: Vinyasa Flow

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.



DwiPada Yoga Studio

1310 Goodman Road E

Southaven, MS 38671


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