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!

We are thrilled to offer the only 200-hour registered yoga teacher training in Gwinnett County with a focus on HOT POWER YOGA!

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 goal of our program is to give you the tools and confidence to lead a power yoga class by graduation!

In this yoga teacher training, you will learn:

  • Techniques and fundamentals of power vinyasa yoga
  • PPY’s signature teaching methodology
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Business and ethics for yoga teachers
  • Yoga anatomy and options for all levels
  • Safe assists and adjustments
  • Communication and voice as the teacher
  • Intelligent Sequencing

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

Our signature “Hot Power Flow”  class is heated to 90 degrees to promote detoxification and healing in the body. A PPY class is power vinyasa, 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.  

Tuition cost is varies per program between $2800-$3200. See payment plan info below.

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 (value $833), the comprehensive PPY Power Yoga Teacher Training Manual, PPY graduate mentors to support your journey, and an amazing new family to cherish for life (invaluable)!

Yes! PPY offers a 4-month installment autopayment plan with a $200 administration fee added to the total.

Our next program is not yet scheduled. Typically, the program meets every Friday night (6 pm- 9pm) and the third weekend of every month (Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 6 :30 pm)

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.

Studio Founder, Sherry Lankford and PPY’s Lead Instructor, Emily McInnis, co-lead PPY trainings.

Sherry is a 200 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-200 RYT) with Yoga Alliance, and is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Currently, she is working toward obtaining the designation of 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-500 RYT) and has over 13 years of teaching experience and 18 years of practice.

Emily is a 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher  (E-500 RYT) with Yoga Alliance, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and currently works full-time as a Yoga Instructor.


There will be homework assignments throughout the program that may take anywhere from 1-3 hours per week. We expect that all trainees commit to practice teaching on their own in addition to the scheduled training sessions. There will be 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.

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 any scheduled sessions, please note this on your application for review on a case by case basis. Generally, the policy is that all sessions are required and any missed time must be made up upon approval 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 new standards required by Yoga Alliance, the PPY 200-hour training is based on our signature style, so you will learn how to safely teach our Hot Power Flow format. You will receive an overview on teaching other styles like beginners, gentle, restorative, and yin, but the primary focus will be on teaching fitness-based power yoga classes to all levels. This training also provides a safe space for self-growth, inner work, and discovery.

 All PPY teachers are trained in our signature power yoga methodology, which is designed to offer safe, accessible, well-balanced, and purposeful classes. Graduating from PPY’s teacher training does not guarantee a teaching position, but is required to be considered.

PPY provides a welcoming space for the local yoga community to grow, an 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.


Click here to apply for our upcoming YTT. Currently, our application is free (value of $100). 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