Begin your journey to your RYT-500 in the first module of our 300 Hour program at DDY Atlanta on the famous Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail. If you are a newer teacher, have trained in a style of yoga outside of the Baptiste Methodology, or you are looking to earn your RYT-500 with Dancing Dogs Yoga, this module will get you ready for all subsequent modules. Taught in concert with our RYT-200 program, the Methodology Reboot allows you to brush up on your teaching skills and begin your 300 hour path with new found confidence.
As a 200 Hour and 300 Hour Yoga Alliance approved school, DDY offers world class training in a supportive learning environment. This inspirational and life-changing program will give you the tools, confidence and skill to teach an effective and inspiring power vinyasa yoga class in the tradition of Baron Baptiste.
This training takes place over 7 weekends and all modules are required:
Week 1: Begin Your Journey Into Power. September 27-29, 2019
Week 2: Asana + Philosophy. October 25-27, 2019
Week 3: Anatomy and Hands On Assisting. November 15-17, 2019
Week 4: Subtle Energy and Yoga. January 10-12, 2020
Week 5: Svadyaya- Self-Study. February 7-9, 2020.
Week 6: Expand. March 13-15, 2020.
Week 7: Graduation and Triumph. April 3-5, 2020.
As a teacher graduate, you will learn the physical, energetic, and spiritual implications of yoga, as well as the importance of your way of being— how to live an authentic, essential life. Led by Certified Baptiste teacher Shelley Lowther and other DDY Senior Teachers, this program is appropriate for practitioners of every level. This is a physically, mentally and emotionally challenging training that is a must for anyone wanting to share the practice of yoga, as well as those who simply wish to deepen their own understanding of the practice.
The DDY training is designed to prepare you to be a confident, effective yoga instructor. Each session covers a different unit of study and includes asana, lecture, group discussion, and small-group exercises.
The aim of this program is to create exceptional teachers, Not only will you leave our program prepared to teach, you will also be able to stand in front of a room of people and share openly and authentically. You will gain invaluable insight into your own way of being. At DDY, we believe that the best yoga teachers are those who connect with their students, who speak authentically and from the heart, and who are comfortable in their own skin, regardless of who or what is around them. Through the practices and techniques of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, you will learn to identify the obstacles in your life and gain the tools to become your most powerful self, both in and out of the yoga studio.
DDY has a strict attendance policy and attendance is required at all Teacher Training sessions. Every group class that is missed must be made up in the studio within 7 calendar days. For every 1-4 hours missed you will need to schedule a one hour private, at a rate of $150. For every 4-8 hours missed, you will need to schedule a 2 hour private, at a rate of $250. Workshops can be made up at other locations when available. We're happy to work with you on this to ensure that you can get all of the information that is missed. The maximum amount of days missed can be no more than 2 days. No refunds are available in case of chronic absences.
Participants in this teacher training must:
From time to time, adjunct faculty will join the group to share specific expertise and offer insight.
Dancing Dogs Yoga is an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School. Students who successfully complete our training can register with Yoga Alliance as either a 200-hour or 300-hour certified teacher.
In the first weekend, you will learn the ins and out of Journey Into Power as a Sequence, and begin to understand the philosophy, methodology and sequencing of a Baptiste Yoga Practice.
Expect heavy asana, fun practice teaching sessions, and workshops on alignment and meditation.