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 8 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 power yoga with a sprinkle of yoga philosophy in each class. We offer a safe space for everyone.

YTT Frequently Asked Questions

The PPY Method is anatomy-based, mindful movement 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.

Tuition for the next program is $3200. Early Bird tuition is $3000 through November 1st, 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 ($1190 value), access to several PPY YTT Graduate Mentors, the comprehensive PPY Power Yoga Teacher Training Manual, and an amazing new tribe to cherish for life (invaluable)!

Yes!  PPY offers a 3-month installment auto-payment plan for an $200 administration fee.

The 6th Program is tentatively scheduled to begin in Fall of 2023!

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, CEO, and YTT Director, Sherry Lankford, leads our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, and is assisted by PPY YTT Graduates.

Sherry participated in her first yoga teacher training in 2004 after college. She is a 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and 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/training in 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 using her method. Sherry is also 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.  


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. You must be willing and able to commit to this additional obligation for 10 months.

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 Legacy RYS 200 Standards. Yoga Alliance is a voluntary member-based, non-profit organization that
serves yoga schools and yoga teachers across the globe. Yoga Alliance provides world-recognized credentials and unifies its members around a shared ethical commitment consisting of a Code of Conduct, Scope of Practice, and collective awareness of and responsibility to equity in yoga.

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 because this distinct credential serves as a marker to the public of high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching.

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.  The PPY Method is an asana focused practice (sweaty, mindful movement) with a hint of yoga philosophy weaved in, so if you are looking for less of a movement-based training, this one may not be for you. However, this training is both physically and mentally  transformational and 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.


Click here to apply for our next 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