Fall 2018 200YTT Registration Tuition


Fall 2018 200YTT Registration Tuition

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Congratulations! You are registering for our Fall 2018-Spring 2019 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training! This training will meet once a month from August 2018 through April 2019. The tuition for this training is $3250. Your Non-Refundable $250 deposit secures your spot in the training. You may pay the balance in installments or complete. Early Bird discounts and Pay in Full discounts will apply depending on your payment option and date of registration.

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

Training Weekends: Aug 10-12, Sep 7-9, Oct 19-21, Nov 9-11, Dec 7-9, Jan 11-13, Feb 8-10, Mar 22-24, Apr 5-7.

Training Hours: Fridays 6-10pm, Saturdays 1-7pm & Sundays 9am-7pm.


DwiPada's mission is to create strong teachers to carry on two of the most influential practices in modern yoga: Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This teacher training will provide you with a wealth of knowledge from the philosophical to the physical. We are excited to embark on this journey with you! Please contact us with any additional questions.


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.



Amy Morse, E-RYT®200, YACEP®

Amy Morse began her yoga practice in 2005 after the birth of her twins. Amy discovered yoga was not a fitness class, but a practice that altered her life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Amy completed her first RYT200 with Greg Tebb and Terry Johnson in 2012 in Ashtanga Vinyasa, which remains her personal practice today. She completed her second RYT200 with Jonny Kest in LifePower Vinyasa in 2014. Over the past three years, Amy has facilitated six teacher trainings in the Mid-South, with over forty graduates. She believes yoga is for everyone and through practice and study with a qualified teacher, healing of mind, body and spirit can occur. Amy has much gratitude for all of her teachers especially Greg Tebb, with whom she continues to study.

Michele Mallory, E-RYT®200, YACEP®

Michele’s yoga journey began quietly in the late 1990s as a distance runner and marathoner who was looking for a stretching routine to balance out her tight legs and lower back. Michele’s personal practice today is a combination of Power Flow vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Hot 26. Michele completed an intensive Hot 26 training with Ame Onofrey of Vail Hot Yoga in 2013, and in March 2015, she completed her RYT®200 with Grow Yoga School teachers Susannah Herring and Johnna Smith. She is thankful for all of her yoga teachers who have taught her patience and self-acceptance, strength and balance. Michele has facilitated two prior trainings with DwiPada, with 15 graduates.

Mary Ellen Yasay, MD, E-RYT®200

Mary Ellen received her MD from the University of Tennessee in 1985.  Her yoga journey began in the late 1990’s as she was a black belt instructor in TaeKwonDo.  Eventually the love of yoga and quest for more yoga trainings became her goal.  Mary Ellen has over sixteen years of experience as a yoga teacher.  She helped develop the anatomy curriculum for YogaWorks and conducted trainings in their YTT program.  As a facilitator for DwiPada YTT, Mary Ellen will draw on her background as an urgent care doctor, her interests in sports medicine and her true delight in teaching anatomy & physiology as it relates to the practice of yoga.  Mary Ellen taught yoga in Memphis at Better Bodies Yoga, Hot Yoga Plus and the Nuber YMCA as well as for many private clients while maintaining her medical practice as an urgent care doctor. She now resides in Payson, AZ with her husband, Vince, and their two dogs, Lilly and Ranger.

Laura Lee Madigan, RYT®200

LL attended her first yoga class in 8th grade as a complement to regular ballet practice. She continued to attend vinyasa and Bikram yoga classes as part of her workout routine throughout high school and college, and continued to fall in love with the yoga practice. After graduating from Rhodes College in 2015, LL’s interest in holistic health and fitness led her to a job at lululemon athletica. Her company’s involvement in the fitness community led her straight to her yoga mat and her passion. LL’s yoga journey truly began with a 30 day challenge in Naples, Florida and continued when she transferred to lululemon Memphis in September of 2015, bringing her love of yoga and dedicated practice with her. In 2017, she received her first 200 Hour certification through DwiPada Yoga followed by Gannon Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Michael Gannon of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. LL is looking forward to the next chapter in her yoga journey and is excited to share the love and happiness yoga has brought into her life with others.



·         Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson

·         The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide For The Journey To Your True Calling by Stephen Cope

·         Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar

·         The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translation & Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda

·         The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

·         The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippoliti & Taro Smith, PhD

·         The Science of Yoga by William J. Broad

·         Being of Power by Baron Baptiste

·         Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by David H. Coulter


·         Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

·         Meditations From The Mat by Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison

·         Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste

·         Ashtanga Yoga by Manju Jois & Greg Tebb

·         Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda

·         The Blue Zones, Second Edition by Dan Buettner