Yoga Teacher Training

If you love sweaty, strong, fitness-based power vinyasa yoga,  and have a calling to share your love for power yoga with others, this is the yoga teacher training for YOU! PPY is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and students who complete our training will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour certified teacher.

The PPY Teacher Training Program is the premier teacher training in Gwinnett County and our expert teacher trainers will guide you through a transformational 7 month experience that will be unlike anything else.

In this yoga teacher training, you will learn:

  • Techniques and fundamentals of power vinyasa yoga
  • PPY’s signature teaching methodology (PPY Method)
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Yoga anatomy and options for all levels
  • Safe assists and adjustments
  • Communication and voice as the teacher
  • Intelligent sequencing
  • An overview of Yin, Restorative, Seniors, Beginners, and Prenatal Yoga
  • The Business of Yoga, PLUS yoga law and ethics for yoga teachers with YTT Director and Studio Owner, Sherry Lankford, a licensed attorney
The PPY Method is anatomy-based, mindful and safe straight-up asana (pose) teaching with a sprinkle of yoga philosophy in each class. As a studio, we offer a safe space for everyone and do not practice chanting, require you to wear all white, or prohibit socializing and community in the yoga room. Be ready to move, come as you are, and vibe with us before and after class!

YTT Frequently Asked Questions

The PPY Method is anatomy-based, mindful, straight-up asana (pose) teaching with a sprinkle of yoga philosophy in each class, and is designed to offer safe, accessible, well-balanced, and purposeful class. Our signature “Hot Power Flow” class is heated to 90 degrees to promote detoxification and healing in the body and is a power vinyasa flow, which means a flow of poses that links breath to movement through dynamic and challenging sequences designed to build strength, increase stamina, and lengthen and tone the body.

Reserve your spot and lock in the Early Bird tuition cost of $2800 if paid in full by December 31, 2021.

Or, reserve your spot with a $500 deposit toward the total tuition cost of $3000, due in full by January 28, 2022.

See below for installment plan details.

Program includes a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Alliance and the ability to register as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher upon graduation, unlimited PPY classes during the training ($833 value), the comprehensive PPY Power Yoga Teacher Training Manual, and an amazing new family to cherish for life (invaluable)!

Yes!  PPY offers a 4-month installment auto-payment plan with an $200 administration fee. The first installment of $800 is due by January 28, 2022 and automatically runs on February 28, 2022, March 28, 2022, and April 28, 2022.

The next training begins January 28, 2022 and ends on August 19, 2022. The cohort meets in studio from 6:30pm-9:30pm every Friday and 6 full weekends (Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 9am-6pm).

We recommend that aspiring teachers develop their own regular yoga practice before beginning our YTT program; however, we consider all applicants and can discuss this on a case by case basis. Our training is open to all levels and all bodies.

PPY Founder and YTT Director, Sherry Lankford, PPY Lead Instructor, Emily McInnis, and PPY YTT Graduate and Instructor, Jennifer Hays, all lead our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Together, they bring over 20 years of teaching, and are a dynamic team.

Sherry participated in her first yoga teacher training in 2004 after college. She is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (500 RYT) with Yoga Alliance and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She has trained through YogaFit International, CorePower Yoga, and John’s Creek Yoga. She also holds additional certifications teaching Yin Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Yoga for Seniors, Pre/Postnatal Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Floor-based Pilates, and Barre Fitness. She is the creator of the PPY Power Yoga Method that is consistently taught in every PPY class and has trained every PPY instructor. Sherry is a licensed attorney and incorporates her knowledge of the law into the business and ethics portion of this training, making the PPY training unlike any other training around.  

Emily is a 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500 E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Emily started teaching in 2013 and earned the designation of 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher from Asheville Yoga Center in 2018.

We expect that all trainees commit to practice teaching on their own in addition to the scheduled training sessions. There will be homework, reading assignments, journal assignments, and writing assignments. The certification also requires the attendance of a minimum number of PPY Power classes during the training.

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.

This program requires commitment and dedication for the full seven months, and all 200 hours are necessary to get the most out of the training. If you already know of planned absences, let us know before committing and we can discuss options on a case by case basis.

Currently, 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 current standards required by Yoga Alliance, the PPY 200-hour training is based on our signature style, so you will learn how to safely teach Power Vinyasa. But, you will also receive an overview on teaching other styles like beginners, seniors, prenatal, restorative, and yin.  We offer straight-up asana focused classes, so don’t expect chanting or a bunch of woo-woo at PPY! This training provides a safe space for self-growth, inner work, and discovery without mystique, judgment, or spiritual bypassing.

 All PPY teachers are trained in the PPY Method. Graduating from PPY’s teacher training does not guarantee a teaching position, but is required to be considered.

The PPY community provides a welcoming and encouraging space for yogis to take their yoga practice to new levels, and an inspiring space for new yogis to learn how powerful their bodies can be. The PPY culture seeks to cultivate an inclusive and safe space for all yogis of all levels.

This upcoming training will be PPY’s 6th 200 hour yoga teacher training, so our program leaders have over 1000 hours of leading and mentoring new yoga teachers. Many teachers graduating from PPY’s program have successfully found immediate work as a yoga teacher following graduation, and some have even become leaders in our teacher training program.

Click here to apply for our upcoming YTT. Currently, our application is free (value of $100). Once your application is approved, you will receive a link to make your $500 deposit and reserve your spot!

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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