200 Hour





September 2018- May 2019 – Enrollments accepted now!

Do you have Questions about Teacher Training?

Come to one of our Information Sessions:

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Sunday March 4 @ 11:45am


Do you love yoga? How about helping others?

Liberty Yoga is offering OUR 3nd Annual 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)!

With over 27 years of combined experience, yoga studio owners:


Erin Sweeney Detwiler

(MS, E-RYT, Anatomy and Physiology Instructor) 


Christine Shaw

(BS, E-RYT, Founder of FLY! Vinyasa® and Y4ES)

offer you a comprehensive, intelligent, fun and thorough teacher training.

Gain all the skills you need to confidently teach yoga. 

What you can expect from this training:

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   Principles of FLY! Vinyasa®, taught by Christine, founder of FLY!. Learn how to design & teach a safe an effective

      Yoga class. 

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali. This is the ancient yoga text.

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   The Eight Limb Path of Yoga. These are the steps to stress management used by yoga.

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   Anatomy and Physiology (taught by Erin, a college anatomy instructor).

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   Alignment to safely design classes for multiple levels from beginner to advanced.

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   Practical Experience with Teaching including learning verbal cues and hands on adjustments.

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   The Business of Yoga.           


pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   Have at least 1 year experience practicing yoga asana (physical movements), vinyasa style recommended.

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   Be approved by your doctor to perform vinyasa style yoga including movements needed to perform a sun salutation.

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   Complete an application.  We are requesting video applications.  The requirements are easy and listed below.

         Please contact us with questions or issues with the format: 302-367-5074 (Christine)

pranava--om--ios-7-interface-symbol_318-35432.png   Submit a letter of recommendation from one of your yoga teachers.


Weekends: Fri 5:30–8:00pm, Sat 8-5pm, Sun 8-4pm

Weekend Date  Topic
Weekend 1 September 21-23 Building the Nest. What is Yoga? How to Breathe. Surya Namaskar.
Weekend 2 October 5-7 Listen for the Worm, then Dig. Asana Practice, Yamas and Niyamas
Weekend 3 November 2-4 The Where and Why of Flight. Anatomy and Physiology Boot Camp
Weekend 4 Nov 30-Dec 2 Discover Your Wings. Alignment, Anatomy, Assists, and Asana
Weekend 5 January 4-6 Tweet! Teacher Methodology and Finding Your Voice
Weekend 6 February 1-3 Leaving the Nest. Partners, Pranayama and Pratyahara
Weekend 7 March 1-3 Following the Flock. Practicum, Dharana
Weekend 8 April 5-7 Leading the Flock. Practicum, Dhyana
Weekend 9 May 3-5  Soaring the Skies. Bringing it all Together, Samadhi



Required Reading:

General:  Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens

Anatomy: Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long

Sutras: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Mukunda Stiles OR The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Alistair Shearer

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele

Suggested Reading:

Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long

Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates / Mediation on Intentions and Being by Rolf Gates

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

It’s Easier Than You Think -The Buddhist Way to Happiness by Sylvia Boorstein

Price: $2799.00

Early Bird Price = $2,549 Payment due by July 15, 2018

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Graduation Requirements

Physical and Written Practicum Test – This test involves demonstrating teaching and answering some brief open book questions.

Written Quizzes – 75% or better on monthly quizzes.  Your monthly quiz grade can be substituted with a cumulative final grade.

Attend a minimum of 8 out of the 9 required weekend trainings.

Attend a total of 60 yoga classes between September and May during your training. These classes can be attended at our studio or elsewhere.  You will keep a log. We offer YTT students discounted memberships at Liberty Yoga and discounts on workshops and shop purchases.

Perform daily meditation for a minimum of 5 minutes each day.  You will keep a log.

A final project that involves a special themed class of your own design.


What if I have to miss a weekend?

We strongly recommend missing no weekends.  That said, we have built in enough hours to achieve your certification if you miss one weekend.  You will still be required to make the work up on your own and we will work with you on this.  If you miss more than one weekend you will be able to make up the weekends missed the next year if you wish to complete the program.

After September 1st, there are no refunds.  You may use the money toward classes at the studio until September 1st, 2018 or enroll in the the 2017-2018 FLY! Vinyasa teacher training.

Is Liberty Yoga Yoga Alliance Registered?

Yes!  FLY! Vinyasa® 200 hr teacher training at Liberty Yoga is a registered yoga school with yoga alliance.  Upon completion of the program you will be able to send them your certificate and become a registered yoga teacher.  Christine and Erin are also both E-RYT with Yoga Alliance. Feel free to view their profiles on the Yoga Alliance site.

Why would I choose this program over other local options?

Quality is probably of the utmost importance to you.  Christine and Erin are committed to helping you to achieve your yoga goals by deepening your knowledge of this ancient practice.  We know life can be tough, and we also know how to help to get through the tough stuff.  We are excellent physical practitioners and are committed to bettering the physical practice of our students through example, verbal and hands on assistance, detailed alignment cues and instruction. The alignment you will gain in this program is based on therapeutics and anatomy; it allows for differences in individuals, and it will help you to promote fitness in your clients from the inside out. Christine has one of the strongest physical practices available locally and is founder of FLY! Vinyasa with safe and effective core strengthening transitional movements. Erin has years of experience working with special populations and teaching anatomy and physiology at the college level.  You will receive valuable experience and knowledge with this program!!

Can a Career in Yoga pay my bills?

Great question.  We’ve done it; it’s hard but we’ll show you how! Part of the Teacher program is called “The Business of Yoga” where we can help with the details of whatever you choose to do with your teacher training experience.

I don’t really want to be a yoga teacher. Would this program still be good for me?

Yes. Yoga keeps you feeling and looking healthy by relieving your stress. It helps you to manage your relationships and to feel calm.  Christine and Erin both look like they’re 30 but actually they’re both 108 years old!  (Okay just kidding). Seriously, they both know how to use yoga to reduce stress and move towards health, love, peace, and joy into their lives and the lives of others!  Come heal and grow with them in this wonderful program that teaches how to manage stress!

Requirements of Video Application

Set yourself up with a smart phone and a yoga mat. Video record yourself answering / doing the following:

  1. Introduce yourself with your full name.
  2. Say number of years practicing yoga. What style? With whom?
  3. State why you wish to take our Yoga Teacher Training?
  4. Show us the version of the sun salutation you currently practice.
  5. Send us the video or add it to youtube and invite us to watch it.  Send to: [email protected] and [email protected]  Subject line: YTT application

Please contact us with questions or issues with the video format: 302-367-5074 (Christine).

We will allow paper applications if necessary.