Yoga Teacher Training

If you love getting sweaty and building strength, stamina, and courage, we want you to join our YTT tribe! If you have a calling to share power yoga with others, or if you just want to deepen your personal power yoga practice, this training is for YOU!

We are thrilled to offer the only 200 hour registered yoga teacher training in Gwinnett County with a focus on POWER YOGA! PPY is now a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and students who successfully complete our training will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour certified teacher. The goal of our program is to give you the tools and confidence to lead a power yoga class and begin a career (or side hustle) in teaching yoga! But even if your goal isn’t to teach, think of YTT as an investment into your personal practice, where you will learn another side of yoga from a teacher’s perspective.

You will learn techniques and fundamentals of power yoga, rooted in the teachings of Baron Baptiste, Bryan Kest, and Beryl Bender Birch, plus teaching methodology, yoga history and philosophy, business and ethics for yoga teachers, yoga anatomy & modifications for all levels, safe assists and adjustments, communication and voice as the teacher, and how to intelligently create a safe power yoga sequence. Prior to graduation, you will practice teach and assist current PPY teachers in public classes, so you will be confident and ready to lead your own class upon completion of the program!


YTT Frequently Asked Questions

Since the training requires practice at the studio, the cost of this training includes a limited class pass to regularly scheduled studio classes.

Full training tuition cost is $3000. See payment plan info below.

The program requires attendance to at least 44 PPY classes, so the cost of this training includes a limited class pass to attend the required 44 classes.

Tuition also includes a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Alliance and the ability to register as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, the opportunity to participate in the PPY Mentorship program for recent YTT graduates, the PPY Training Manual, a recent PPY graduate mentor throughout the program, and an amazing new family to cherish for life!

Yes! For our Spring 2019 YTT program, we have a 3-installment payment plan with a $150 administration fee. Payments are due April 30th, June 30th, and August 30th.

The Spring 2019 YTT meets on Tuesday nights from 6pm-9:30pm and every third weekend of the month (9am-5:30pm Saturday and Sunday). The first session is April 30, 2019. The last session is the day of graduation, November 17th, 2019.

We recommend that you have a regular yoga practice before beginning the YTT program; however, we consider all applicants and can discuss this on a case by case basis.

With over 12 years of teaching experience and 17 years of practice, studio founder, Sherry Lankford, will be leading the 2019 YTT program. Sherry is a 200 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance, and is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). The 2019 YTT program will also feature guest instructors to be announced.

There will be homework assignments throughout the program that may take anywhere from 1-3 hours per week. You can expect reading assignments, journal assignments, and writing assignments. The program also requires practical experience in addition to the classroom contact hours. You are expected to attend a minimum of 44 yoga classes, assist 2 public PPY classes, teach 2 free public PPY classes, and observe 3 PPY public classes.

No! The art of teaching yoga is more than the physical practice of yoga. You will practice yoga during your journey, but many hours of the training are spent in a traditional academic classroom environment with a lecture, reading and writing requirements, and homework.

If you already know that you cannot attend a full weekend of the training, then you probably want to wait until the next program to join. If you think you might miss part of a weekend session or a Tuesday session, we can discuss this on a case by case basis. Generally, the policy is that all sessions are required and any missed sessions must be made up at an additional cost.

Unfortunately, our program is designed for ages 18 and up.

PPY is recognized by Yoga Alliance as meeting their standards for a Registered Yoga School. With the PPY Yoga Teaching Certificate, you will be eligible to join Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Many studios and facilities require teachers to hold a 200 hour Teaching Certificate prior to employment. 

While adhering to the standards required by Yoga Alliance, the PPY 200 hour training emphasizes teaching methodology specific to power yoga classes. After completing the PPY 200 hour training, you will be prepared to teach a safe and intelligently sequenced power vinyasa yoga to all levels. You will receive an overview on teaching other styles like beginners, gentle, restorative, and yin, but the primary focus will be on teaching power vinyasa classes across all levels.

Please email to discuss payment options and reserve your spot in our Spring 2019 YTT. Space is limited!

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Performance Power Yoga | 150 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville, GA 30046 | (678) 861-4374

Performance Power Yoga
150 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 861-4374