200-hour Teacher Training


Empower Yourself. 
Empower Others.


***The info below is from our 2018 teacher training. Complete details (including dates) for our 2019 training will be posted very soon .


Inspired Power Yoga: 

Focusing on a Power Vinyasa style of yoga that ignites the body and mind, this training provides participants with a deep understanding of yoga postures and sequencing so they can confidently create safe and effective yoga classes.  The program consists of eight intensive weekends over the course of a six-month period, as well as home study, written assignments, practice hours, and real-time teaching experience.  Successful completion of all the requirements of the South Hills Power Yoga Teacher Training will enable graduates to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 hour level. 

Who should take this training?
South Hills Power Yoga Teacher Training is designed for yoga practitioners interested in becoming yoga teachers and for those wishing to deepen their personal practice. The SHPY teacher training is also a great opportunity for yoga teachers of varying backgrounds to train with a focus on power vinyasa yoga. 


  • A consistent yoga practice

  • A desire to learn & share

  • Commitment to the entire teacher training process

Please Note: An advanced asana practice is NOT a requirement of this teacher training program. Start where you are!

The Application Process:
The 2018 application process is "rolling". Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received (or until the program is full). Class size is limited to ensure that each participant receives adequate attention and access to faculty. (The application process opens at the end of the Open House to be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017.)


Topics Covered:

  • Teaching Techniques for the practices of meditation, asana & pranayama

  • Hands-on Adjustments - techniques and best practices for seeing and adjusting your students’ bodies

  • Anatomy: focusing on both the physical and energetic body

  • History & Philosophy of yoga

  • Yoga Ethics

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Mindful integration of music into yoga classes

Trainees will gain experience by regularly teaching to their peers, giving and receiving feedback, as well as by teaching to the public in SHPY community classes.

Dates for the Program Open House & Eight Intensive Weekends - 2018:

Open House for 2018 Training: Sunday, December 3, 2017 (2-4:30p.m. @ SHPY-Dormont)

Weekend One: March 16-18
Weekend Two: March 23-25
Weekend Three: April 6-8
Weekend Four: April 20-22
Weekend Five: April 27-29
Weekend Six: May 4-6
Weekend Seven: June 1-3
June & July - Independent Study & Community Classes
Weekend Eight: July 20-22


2018 Schedule for Intensive Weekends*:
Friday: 7:15-10:30p.m. (@ SHPY - Dormont)
Saturday: 1-8p.m. (@ SHPY - Peters)
Sunday: 9a.m.-5p.m. (@ SHPY - Dormont)
*Exact times and location are subject to change. 

Additional Time Commitments: 

Participants will also be required to:

  • Complete all reading and related assignments

  • Attend 36 regularly scheduled SHPY classes between March 19 and June 4, 2018 (cost included)

  • Attend 4 outside yoga classes (additional cost)

  • Attend (and/or) assist a set number of FREE trainee community classes (Dates- TBD)

  • Complete Independent Study

(The entire training process will take six-months to complete and some requirements are based on individual and group scheduling needs. Additional contact hours will be scheduled during the course of the training, some on an individual basis.) 

Total Cost: $2,800

Cost Breakdown: 
$300 Non-Refundable Application Fee (Must be paid in full before application can be processed. Application Fee is waved for those who attended FREE Open House on Sunday, December 3, 2017.) 
$2,500 Tuition (A payment plan is available and will be fully explained at the Open House and in the application.) 

What’s included:

  • Unlimited yoga at SHPY (for the duration of the Teacher Training Program)

  • 8 Intensive Weekends

  • SHPY Teacher Training Workbook

  • An opportunity to assist community classes

  • At least one opportunity to teach a public community class at SHPY

  • SHPY Teacher Training Alumni Benefits - Includes future discounts on studio classes & in-house events

Required Books (2018 Final Book List): 

Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste
Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff
Quiet Mind – A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation by Susan Piver
Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika by B. K. S. Iyengar 
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary by Chip Hartranft

Recommended Reading/Watching:

Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul by Sharon Gannon & David Life
Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Videos
Yoga Mat Companion 1: Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses by Ray Long
Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System by Anodea Judith

*Participants are responsible to provide: 

  • All required reading materials

  • All supplies needed for yoga practices

  • A journal & pen

  • Meals during the 8 Intensive Weekends


Primary E-RYT Teacher Training Instructors:  
Stacey Vespaziani
Darcy Lyle

Friday Night Master Classes With:
Jennifer Lee
Michael Harrington
Courtney Seiberling

Prenatal Yoga Workshop With: 
Candace Lain-Fabus

Restorative Yoga Workshop With:
Holly Koenig

Additional Guest Teachers:

Program Mentors:
Kristen Hannan
Jennifer Caumo
Candace Lain-Fabus
Holly Koenig

Program Testimonials:

“I would recommend Yoga Teacher Training at SHPY to anyone interested in deepening their practice, gaining more knowledge and/or preparing to teach and share the joys of yoga. It is a solid education in pose anatomy, class sequencing and flow, yoga philosophy, integration of music and how to find your voice and intention as a teacher. This training was one of the most challenging things I have ever done and one of the most rewarding. It changed my life!” ~Ann Hollern (SHPY 200-Hour TT Alumna)

"I've never felt so much love and support from people that were once strangers to me. My fellow yogis created such a safe and welcoming environment. We all laughed, cried, sweat, shared and took care of each other. We began an endless journey together. The SHPY TT Program literally changed my life! I now have the confidence, wisdom, education, and love to empower/serve others through Yoga." ~Amanda Ippolito (SHPY 200-Hour TT Alumna)

“Yoga teacher training at SHPY was a huge catalyst for me. My humble teachers encouraged me to make peace with uncertainty and to approach everything on and off my mat with a beginner's mind. This program has deepened my journey of opening my heart and connecting to my spirit. I will be forever grateful for this experience.” ~Louann Dukes (SHPY 200-Hour TT Alumna)

"I would recommend SHPY's teacher training program without hesitation. The staff struck a perfect balance between pushing you to become a confident teacher and providing honest/useful feedback. The training process was powerful and most importantly, empowered me to feel prepared to teach anywhere." ~Elizabeth Green (SHPY 200-Hour TT Alumna) 

Please use the below form to message the studio with any questions you have regarding the 2017 SHPY Teacher Training Program. 

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The $300.00 application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
All tuition payments become non-refundable on February 15, 2018 and thereafter.
If South Hills Power Yoga cancels the teacher training, a full credit or refund will be issued. 
South Hills Power Yoga reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion. 
No refund will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the program. 
By applying to/registering for this program, you agree to comply with these terms.