SHREVEPORT YTT200 Registration


SHREVEPORT YTT200 Registration


Thank you for registering for our upcoming Fall 2019-Spring 2020 YTT200 program at Breathe Yoga Shreveport. This form along with your $250 non-refundable deposit secures your spot in the training. We look forward to working with you!

RYT®200 Hour Tuition:  $3250

Early Bird discount – Register before August 1 and receive $150 off tuition. (Early Bird discount will be deducted from the final payment if using the payment plan.) Paid in Full discount – Pay the entire $3250 tuition before August 1 and receive another $100 off.

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“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” –Pablo Picasso


A tree well-rooted produces much fruit. Establish your yoga teaching practice in the solid ground of Ashtanga Vinyasa then gain the knowledge to fly with Vinyasa Flow. That’s the DwiPada YTT system and it produces the strongest teachers we know. Won’t you join us? We’re ready for you.


In this 200 hour, Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training, you will enter the lineage of the DwiPada, or “two pillars” of modern yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow. This training consists of nine 20-hour weekends, for a total of 180 contact hours. Trainees fulfill the remaining 20 training hours required by Yoga Alliance through reading assignments and self-study (svadhyaya) throughout the program.



We will meet on the following weekends at Breathe Yoga Shreveport, 1935 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA 71105:

Oct 11-13, Nov 22-24, Dec 13-15, Jan 3-5, Jan 31-Feb 2, Mar 6-8, Mar 27-29, May 1-3, May 29-31

Fridays 6-10 pm, Saturdays 8-6 pm & Sundays 8-2 pm.

Training hours and location subject to change.


This traditional asana practice comprises a set series of postures beginning with 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. We will guide you from the very roots of Ashtanga’s Tristana Method, to Cueing and Assisting the Asanas of the Primary Series, concluding with your Practicum of Individual Teaching of the one-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Short Form.


From a stable foundation comes freedom. From the roots 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. During this module, 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!

RYT®200 Hour Tuition:  $3250

Early Bird discount – Register before August 1 and receive $150 off tuition. (Early Bird discount will be deducted from the final payment if using the payment plan.) Paid in Full discount – Pay the entire $3250 tuition before August 1 and receive $100 off.


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 RYT®200 with Greg Tebb and Terry Johnson in 2012 in Ashtanga Vinyasa, which remains her personal practice today. She completed her second RYT®200 with Jonny Kest in LifePower Vinyasa in 2014. She believes yoga is for everyone and through practice and study with a qualified teacher, healing of mind, body and spirit can occur. Since 2014, Amy has facilitated ten teacher trainings in the Mid-South, with over sixty graduates. Amy has much gratitude for all of her teachers especially Greg Tebb, with whom she continues to study. Amy is a lululemon legacy ambassador.

Michele Mallory, E-RYT®200, RYT®500, YACEP®

Michele Mallory has been practicing yoga since 2004 and teaching yoga in the Midsouth since 2013. Michele’s teaching philosophy is that personal growth is found through challenge - both on and off of the yoga mat. When we learn how to break through our self-imposed limitations, our world broadens and opens up to greater possibilities. Michele received her RYT®200 certification in 2015 and has continued to train and challenge herself throughout her years teaching. In 2017, Michele completed a yoga teacher training with Cameron Shayne of Budokon® University in Miami and is a certified Budokon® yoga instructor. In 2018, Michele completed her RYT®500 certification with DwiPada Yoga. Michele has facilitated five teacher trainings with DwiPada, with over 30 graduates. Michele’s passion for teaching and sharing yoga recently brought her the honor of being named a lululemon yoga ambassador.


Mary Ellen Yasay, MD, E-RYT®200, RYT®500, YACEP®

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 eighteen 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 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.  Mary Ellen developed a loyal following teaching yoga in Memphis 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.



·         Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson

·         Ashtanga Yoga by Manju Jois & Greg Tebb (available in print through DwiPada Yoga or e-version at Amazon)

·         Being of Power by Baron Baptiste

·         Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar

·         The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali annotation Mukunda Stiles

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

·         The Science of Yoga by William J. Broad

·         Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by David H. Coulter

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



What yogic experience or education is needed for this training?  Due to the rigorous nature of this training, we recommend an applicant have a dedicated practice of at least 2-3 days per week.  No prior education is needed. 

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age.  There is no maximum age for the training.

What if a student has to miss some of a session or all of a session?  In order to graduate and receive your RYT®200 certificate from DwiPada Yoga Teacher Training, students must complete all 200 required hours. Students may not miss more than 15 hours cumulative of the training sessions.  Missed sessions may be made up.  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. 

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.  Amazon is a great resource for new and used books. 

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.  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.

After completing the training, what qualifications will the students have? The students will receive a RYT®200 Yoga Alliance teacher training certificate.  They can then decide to register this certification with Yoga Alliance.

 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.

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 Short Form as well as Vinyasa Flow yoga classes. Your facilitators will make every effort to guide you in your choices of where to teach.

YOUR YOGA TEACHING JOURNEY AWAITS! 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.


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

Michele Mallory, cell 901-907-9929 IG & FB @dwipadayoga