Free to be a teacher

Kick-start your journey to living your best life - AND LOVING IT!

This is a transformative training program designed to create space for action in your life and in your community! Through this program you will develop the tools you need to become a yoga teacher and leader: inspiring change, cultivating greatness and being of service to your community and beyond. Whether you are a yoga student inspired to teach, a teacher ready to empower, or a new yogi excited to breakthrough into a life you love, join us on your mat for this powerful training! You will receive the required training needed to apply for Registered Yoga Teacher status (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance. Here is what you will study in the training:

  • ● Powerful sequence based on Baron Baptiste's "Journey Into Power" to deliver your class
  • ● Detailed anatomy and physiology training
  • ● General principles of alignment and modifications for every BODY
  • ● The powerful art of hands-on assisting
  • ● Real time teaching and live feedback/coaching
  • ● The history of yoga, ethics and philosophy (an online Yoga Alliance approved course)
  • ● Yoga4SocialJustice™ with Dr. Valin S. Jordan
  • ● Business of yoga
  • ● Communication, public speaking & presentation skills
  • ● Vision & Goal-Setting

  • **2023 DATES TO BE RELEASED MARCH 2023**

    Thursday nights: 5pm-10pm
    Friday nights: 5pm-10pm
    Saturdays: 8am-10pm
    Sundays: 8am-6pm
    *These times are approximate and may vary slightly
    *Some training may occur online, and a majority of this program will be held in person in the Downtown and Old Metairie studios.

  • ● 100% attendance is required. Certification will not be granted if 100% attendance has not been achieved.
  • ● Students must come fully prepared for each training session.
  • ● Students are asked to bring meals, extra clothing and all that they need for the entire process.

    $3250 *Early Bird (if paid in full by July 10, 2022)
    $3500 (after July 10, 2022)
    *Payment plans are available. Contact us for details:

    **200 Hour Teacher Training Scholarship: Deadline for submission, July 1, 2022.

  • ● Unlimited yoga classes at Free To Be Power Yoga Old Metairie, Uptown, Downtown and Free To Be Everywhere On-Demand for the duration of the Teacher Training.
  • ● Learning to teach yoga from your own personal vitality and authenticity.
  • ● Confidence in communication, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • ● Opportunities for continual training and development as an FTB assistant, FTB teaching
  • apprentice, FTB substitute teacher, and/or FTB teacher.
  • ● Personalized support with one-on-one mentoring from Janae Holmes and Zoë Thibeault-Stone throughout the training. We are here for your growth and learning to create a customized training that will challenge, inspire and provide you with an unmessable foundation to achieve your goals for this training and for your life.
  • ● Life-changing experience with an out of the box result for your life! With a whole lot of sweat, work, laughter and joy.
  • ● 15% off Free To Be branded apparel during training weekends.
  • ● 15% off Free To Be Workshops during the length of the training.


    The following required readings (please borrow or purchase these books prior to the start of your training):
    ● Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste
    ● The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
    ● The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali (translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda)
    ● The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
    ● Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
    ● The Bhagavad Gita
    ● Skill in Action by Michelle Johnson

    *A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due to apply. This deposit will be applied to the total cost of the program. All fees are non-refundable. Credit toward future Free To Be teacher trainings will be given (including $500 application deposit) for cancellations at least 7 days prior to the start of the program.
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