Dancing Dogs Yoga is excited to offer our 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program (TCP).  As a 200 Hour and 300 Hour Yoga Alliance approved school,  DDY offers world class training in a supportive learning environment. Practice. Lead. Teach. will give you the tools, confidence and skill to teach an effective and inspiring power vinyasa yoga class in the tradition of Baron Baptiste.  

As a 200-Hour 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 200-Hour 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.  Email us at training@dancingdogsyoga.com to apply or ask questions!

Here is just some of material we cover in the 200-hour program:

• Anatomy/Physiology
• Sequencing
• Practice Teaching
• Hands-on Assisting
• Philosophy
• Asana
• Meditation
• Inquiry

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.

We invite you to step into greatness and into the service of others and to become an exception DDY teacher. The training consists of 160 classroom hours and 40 non-classroom hours.

Dancing Dogs Yoga is an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School. Students who successfully complete our training can register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour certified teacher.

2017-2018 Training Dates:


Atlanta, Georgia -  Immersion 

WHERE: DDY Atlanta Westside Ironworks 
WHEN: April 3-8 (Immersion Week), April 21-23, May 5-7, May 26-28, June 2-4
COST:  $3500.00 


Greensboro, North Carolina Immersion 

WHERE: DDY Greensboro 
WHEN: May 15-21(including Art of True North Alignment); June 16-18, July 7-9;  July 15-16 (Art of Assisting in Savannah, GA) July 21-23
COST: $3950 (cost reflects the inclusion of TWO Baptiste Institute Programs

Savannah, Georgia - Immersion

WHERE: DDY Savannah Broughton Street 
WHEN: June 5-10, July 15-16 (Art of Assisting with Baptiste Yoga), July 24-29
COST:  $3750

FALL 2017- SPRING 2018

Savannah, Georgia Weekend Program

WHERE: DDY Savannah Broughton Street
WHEN: September 1-3, October 6-8,November 3-5,December 1-3, January 5-7, 2018 February 2-4, February 16-18, 2018
COST: $3500

Atlanta, Georgia Weekend Program

WHERE: DDY Atlanta Westside Ironworks (some dates possible at DDY ATL Beltline)
WHEN: September 15-17, 2017; October 20-22, 2017; November 17-19, 2017; December 15-17, 2017; January 19-21, 2018; February 9-11, 2018 and February 23-25, 2018.
COST: $3500

Dancing Dogs Yoga Teacher Certification and Leadership Program Tuition: $3500.00- $3950.00*

$500 non-refundable application fee due with application. $1,500 due within 30 days acceptance. balance due on or before training begins.  Email shelley@dancingdogsyoga.com to apply for financing.

*Save $250 and pay in full upon acceptance.  Not valid with any other discounts.

Cash, check or major credit cards accepted.   You will be invoiced $500 at application and the balance upon acceptance and choice of payment option.

What does tuition include?

Your tuition includes yoga at DDY during the scheduled weekends.   If you wish to purchase unlimited yoga, you may do so at a discount.  The Savannah and Atlanta studios offers unlimited yoga for $50 per month during training as  part of our energy exchange program.    

Tuition covers all scheduled training hours including weekend intensives and additional workshops and programs at the studio during your training that are required for certification.  

Manuals included in training costs.  Additional reading materials are required for full participation in the course and are not included in costs.   You will be provided a reading list prior to the training start date.

Trainees receive 20% off most DDY workshops and merchandise during the duration of training.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

• A full refund (less $500 application fee) will be issued if cancellation occurs more than 7 days before program start date.

• No refunds within 7 days 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.

Yoga at Dancing Dogs Yoga Savannah

"For years, I lived in disconnect and battled severe depression; after training at Dancing Dogs Yoga, I found my power, my voice, and my self. Once I was taught to create the joy, magic, and softness that was missing in my life, I began living out a life I love and now inspire others to do the same. Thanks to my teachers and this training, I am now truly unstoppable."
– Megan Howe, Studio Manager
Dancing Dogs Yoga
RYS 200 Yoga Alliance  RYS 300 Yoga Alliance

Yoga Alliance Approved School
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at the 200 and 300 Hour levels.  We have been teaching powerful and transformational  teacher training programs since 2012. We offer both RYT-200 and RYT-500 designations.  Students who successfully complete our programs are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.  

MyCAA Military Tuition Assistance
Dancing Dogs Yoga is recognized as a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA) school and participants may be eligible for up to $4000 in tuition support through the MyCAA program. MyCAA, a component of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, is a career development and employment assistance program. MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate's Degrees (excluding Associate's Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations. Email us to find out more or apply now for assistance.