Savannah Power Yoga

Savannah's Best Yoga Teachers

Teacher Training

100 and 200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training Programs


2015 Program Dates
May 9th - August 9th
(see details below) 

Savannah Power Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Training program is divided into two modules, designed for both new and existing yoga teachers. Students may enroll in the entire 200 hour program or take just one of the modules at a time.

Yoga 101 consists of the foundations of yoga: asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, history and philosophy. Students wishing to gain their 200 hour certification will take all of the Yoga 101 workshops in addition to the Advanced Vinyasa teacher training.

Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training focuses on the techniques for teaching a powerful vinyasa yoga class. This portion of the training is open to 200 hour program participants as well as already certified teachers wishing to advance their teaching skills. The Advanced Vinyasa Curriculum in taught in our extended weekend format (5 weekends). See below for details.

RYS200_CMYK_300dpi_3inch.jpgSavannah Power Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Successful completion of the 200 Hour program will make students eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. If you are looking to become a certified yoga teacher, you should take both parts of the program. If you are already a certified teacher, and looking to focus on becoming a powerful vinyasa yoga teacher, the Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training module is designed for you and will give you YA CEU's.

Savannah Power Yoga is recognized as a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA) school and participants may be eligible for up to $4000 in tuition support through the MyCAA program. MyCAA, a component of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, is a career development and employment assistance program. MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate's Degrees (excluding Associate's Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations. Email us to find out more.


Yoga 101 Curriculum

The Yoga 101 program is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge required to teach yoga safely and effectively, with a strong foundation in the history and philosophy of yoga. We will look at the postures in depth and learn the nitty gritty details you don't learn in a typical yoga class.

Asana (Postures)

  • True North Alignment
  • Standing Poses
  • Backbends
  • Sun Salutations
  • Inversions and Balancing Poses
  • Hip Openers and Twists

Pranayama (Breathing)

  • Introduction to Breath and Bandhas


  • Introduction to Meditation

Anatomy and Physiology

  • The Shoulders and Wrists
  • The Hips and Knees
  • The Neck and Back
  • Introduction to the Chakras

History and Philosophy

  • What is Yoga?
  • Survey of Yoga
  • Introduction to the Yoga Sutras
  • The Yamas and Niyamas
  • The Bhagavad Gita

Required Reading:
Journey into Power, Baron Baptiste
The Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long
The Bhagavad Gita
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thic Naht Hanh

Yoga 101 Dates for 2015

Saturday, May 9th through May 15th

The week long intensive will run from 7:30 am until approximately 8:00 pm each day

Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training Curriculum

If you are an RYT-200 certified vinyasa yoga teacher and are looking to take your teaching to the next level, this program is designed for you.  Join SPY's senior teachers for this 100 hour program designed to teach you the skills to go from good to great. This program involves training, coaching, and self-inquiry.

This program is not about learning sanskrit, studying lots of ancient texts, or deconstructing each asana, you did this in Yoga 101 or your previous yoga certification program. In this program we will engage in self-study and do lots of practice teaching. This program will train you to be a great teacher - which means you are an inspiration to your students, you see your students as higher beings, and hold up the mirror of insight for them. Your own practice and self-study are essential in this journey. True teaching comes from the heart and not from the head. To teach in this manner you will need to get out of your head and learn to tap into your own higher being.

You will learn:
    •    a powerful vinyasa method suitable for teaching all levels of students
    •    how to lose the script and teach with your own authentic voice
    •    how to bring your own inner wisdom to your teaching
    •    how to give and receive feedback
    •    how to empower your students and help them reach their personal potential

This program is based upon the Baptiste Power Vinyasa method but is suitable for any power/vinyasa teacher hoping to master the art of teaching with ease, from the heart.

Program participants will be required to attend all weekends and practice teach with their peers between the scheduled weekend sessions.


  • The Power Yoga Sequence

Teaching Methodology

  • Teaching a Powerful Vinyasa Flow
  • Hands On Assisting
  • Qualities of a Powerful Teacher
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Connecting With Your Students
  • Managing the Energy of a Class
  • Use of Voice and Language
  • Common Teaching Pitfalls
  • How to Teach Private Yoga Classes
  • Teaching to Seniors

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

  • Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Community Process


Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Practice Teaching
  • Videotaping and Review  

Required Reading:
Journey Into Power, Baron Baptiste
Health, Healing, and Beyond, T.K.V. Desikachar

Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training Dates for 2015
May 23-24

June 13-14
June 27-28
July 11-12

August 8-9  (Final Exams and Graduation)

All Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training weekends run Saturday and Sunday from  7:30 am - 7:30 pm


200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training

$2500 - includes Yoga 101, Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training and unlimited yoga classes May 9th - August 9th

10% discount if you pay in full before April 1st

Just Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training

$1900 - includes unlimited yoga classes May 23rd - August 9th
10% discount if you pay in full before April 15th

Just Yoga 101


10% discount if you pay in full before April 1st

A scholarship for partial funding of the training is available. Please email Stephanie and request an application. For more information on the scholarship and other creative payment options.

Apply for the Yoga 101 Program Here

Apply for the 100 Hour Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training Program Here

Apply for the 200 Hour Program Here

Kate Taylor, RYT500, is Georgia's first certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa teacher. She has been practicing and exploring Yoga since 1998 and taken over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training. She has assisted Baron Baptiste at his teacher trainings bootcamps and is committed to sharing the power of yoga. Adjunct faculty include Kim Norvell RYT200 and Stephanie Mobley E-RYT200 have both completed SPY's teacher training program as well as multiple training programs with Baron Baptiste and other teachers.

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