DDY Fall 2019 Yoga Teacher Training at Victory Power Yoga

      Clayton, NC, USA

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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      Oct 4, 2019 - Apr 5, 2020
      Group size: 8 - 25
      DDY Fall 2019 Yoga Teacher Training at Victory Power Yoga
      Clayton, NC, USA

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      • Email address verified
      56 reviews

      Oct 4, 2019 - Apr 5, 2020
      Group size: 8 - 25

      About this trip

      Earn your Yoga Teacher Certification at Victory Power Yoga in Clayton, NC with Dancing Dogs Yoga and VPY!   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.  October 4-6, 2019

      Week 2: Asana + Philosophy. Nov 1-3 2019

      Week 3: Anatomy and Hands On Assisting. December 13-15, 2019

      Week 4: Subtle Energy and Yoga. January 17-19, 2020

      Week 5:  Svadyaya- Self-Study.  February 14-16, 2020.

      Week 6:  Expand.  March 20-22, 2020.

      Week 7:  Graduation and Triumph.  April 3-5, 2020. 

      Empower and Inspire Others

      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.

      Refund/Cancellation Policy

      • A full refund (less $300 application fee) will be issued if cancellation occurs within 7 days if registration, unless registration occurs within 15 days of start date.   
      • No refunds within 15 days of program start date. 50% refund if cancellation occurs between 29-15 dates of program start date.
      • If DDY or a DDY partner cancels the training, a full refund (including deposit) will be issued or students will be offered a transfer to another program.

      Participants in this teacher training must:

      • be free of major injuries going into the program
      • attend 100% of every session
      • be coachable
      • have a radical commitment to personal growth

      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.

      What’s included

      • 300 Page Custom Manual
        Years of knowledge and practice have been condensed into an amazing keepsake yoga teacher certification manual.
      • Opening Cacao Ceremony
        Start off your training with an opening ceremony complete with intention setting
      • Anatomy
        Study anatomy with our very own PhD and learn how anatomy specifically applies to yoga practice and teaching
      • Physiology
        Understand the physiology and yoga and body mechanics
      • Practice Teaching
        You will start teaching yoga the VERY first weekend of training. Discover your voice!
      • Hands-On Assisting
        Learn to assist every pose in the sequence and feel confident giving your students hands-on instruction
      • Philiosophy
        Study Yoga Philosophy with skilled and heart-centered teachers and find your own understanding of important texts
      • Asana
        Grow your own yoga asana practice so that you can help others
      • Meditation
        Learn to meditate and learn to teach meditation. Develop or expand your existing practice.
      • Inquiry
        Dive deep and discover your own true inner power!
      • Sequencing
        Learn to teach Journey Into Power as instructed by Baron Baptiste and understand the intelligence of sequencing. What you teach next matters-- we will teach you the WHY.
      • World Class Yoga Classes
        All yoga and meditation classes on the scheduled weekends are included in your training.
      • Asana Workshops
        Asana workshops include Alignment, Backbends, Hips, Inversions, Assisting, Yin Yoga and more!
      • Yoga of Four Agreements
        Dive deep into the Four Agreements with Shelley Lowther and June Stewart
      • Warrior Goddess Training
        Warrior Goddess facilitator Shelley Lowther will lead you through a full day of transformation, exploration and joy!
      • Meditation Workshops
        Dive Deep Into your meditation practice-- or start one!
      • Philisophy Workshops
        Explore the yoga sutras, the Bhagavad Gita and much more
      • Energetic Workshops
        Explore kirtan, chakras, crystals, cacao, reiki and many other modalities of healing and yoga.
      • Props
        Blocks, blankets and straps are available at no cost. Mats and towels are available to rent.

      What’s not included

      • Housing
        Please contact us for a list of available, additional housing.
      • Books
        Books may be purchased as an add on.
      • Meals
        Meals are not included
      • Mats + Towels
        Mats and towels are available for rent or purchase in the studio.

      Available Packages

      Early BIrd Paid In Full

      Paid in Full at Booking 

      Tuition Paid in Full
      Deposit: $300
      Tuition Financed
      Deposit: $300


      Week #1: October 4-6
      Begin Your Journey Into Power

      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.

      Sample Schedule:

      Friday: 5:30pm-9pm

      Saturday: 8am-7:30pm

      Sunday: 9am-7:15pm

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      My experience was incredible! The Dominican Jungle Treehouse was breathtaking and I plan to return in the future. The entire Yoga Retreat was beautiful with delicious wholesome food, a wonderful, friendly and attentive staff, inlcuding the manager Alex who was on top of every detail. It's a gorgeous, clean place like no other. Shelley Carrol models excellence in business and Dancing Dogs Yoga overdelivers!
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      By Kendra G for Yoga Luxury Yacht Adventure on Jul 31, 2023
      DDY Travels does it again. This was my second retreat and IT WAS EPIC! The accommodations & location were so luxurious and the challenge of doing yoga on a yacht was definitely a new experience. Such a perfect balance of yoga, meditation, relaxation, fun and adventure and the new friends made and experiences shared will forever be imprinted as some of the best times in my life. If you are thinking about joining a DDY Travels retreat...you will not be disappointed. Find your paradise now.
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      This retreat was such an incredible time. From the yoga itself, to exploring the National Park itself, to visiting the cactus garden at sunset, to exploring the town itself, Shelley created time and space to genuinely experience this magical space! I will always remember, however, that the desert is COLD in November!
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      I was fortunate enough to complete my YTT at the Dominican Tree House Village in El Valle, Samana. I am so thankful for Shelley and being able to share my yoga story. Shelley is a woman of many virtues but my favorite is her being able to hold space for diverse populations in yoga (BIPOC/LGBTQIA+). I was supported during my learning journey, and encouraged throughout my training to continue to create space for other individuals like myself. Our training was well organized, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and a healthy balance between learning, resting, and adventure! I was paired with the best roommate and suite mates ever! I am terrified of being in the jungle but knowing I was there with three other women, made it so worth while. Finally, Emma made the most amazing Dominican cuisine for us daily and the Tree House Staff were so hospitable. I would absolutely go on another training/retreat with Shelley and the crew!
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      What an amazing trip! This was my second DDY retreat and I will be back for more! The resort was beautiful, with a yoga Shala that looked out over the ocean and has a jungle backdrop! And on top of that, the food was amazing! The variety of both included and optional activities where amazing, in addition to the twice daily yoga. My personal favs were the sound healing, and the Mayan clay ceremony. The fellow retreaters where also amazing and really made it a trip to remember! Can’t wait for the next retreat!
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