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Join our 200-training - YAECP®

Yoga Teacher Training-Studio Focus

Join our fall 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Begins October 13th YAECP®

Provided in partnership with Dancing Dogs Yoga (DDY) and TNP Wellness.

For over a decade, Dancing Dogs Yoga (DDY) has been a pioneering force in yoga teacher training, educating hundreds of instructors through their exceptional programs. Led by Shelley Carroll, DDY offers immersive 200 and 300-hour training courses across multiple locations including Georgia, North Carolina, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Their curriculum focuses on vinyasa yoga, enriched with deep explorations into philosophy, history, and the spiritual dimensions of yoga practice.

Since 2019, TNP has been at the forefront of mental health support for adults and youth in educational and corporate environments. Our evidence-based somatic interventions, including somatic experiencing, yoga asana, and mindfulness, empower participants to effectively promote mental wellness and resilience

Deepen your knowledge

You'll be empowered to guide a variety of yoga classes in your community.

Throughout this training:

Acquire the tools, confidence, and skills to lead safe, effective, and inspiring vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga classes. Whether you aim to become a yoga teacher or deepen your practice, this experience promises to be life-changing.

Our fully virtual program offers 170 hours of asynchronous learning, led by our highly qualified teachers through various media. Additionally, you’ll engage in 30 hours of live sessions, connecting with our team and peers in small groups to deepen your learning.

At DDY and TNP, we maintain strict attendance and completion requirements. You must complete all lessons, pass assessments, and submit teaching videos to receive certification. While we understand life’s challenges, maintaining the high quality of our program, valued by studios, schools, and companies, requires our rigorous approach.

October 2024
Online Yoga Teacher Training

Join our fall cohort of teachers and embark on a comprehensive online RYT® 200 training that equips you to teach yoga immediately!

Secure your spot in our limited-space live sessions by registering for the course as early as possible.

Need payment options? Explore our scholarship opportunities via our foundation or utilize Klarna or Affirm for a payment plan tailored to your budget.

Preview the course for additional live dates and review our FAQs. For any further questions, reach out to info@tnpwellness.net

6 Pillars of Learning

Learn to Teach

Immerse yourself in philosophy, alignment, sequencing, and experiential learning in our program. Upon graduation, you'll emerge fully prepared to step into teaching with confidence and skill.

Your mental health

Deepen your knowledge and enhance your mental health. Training not only provides you with teacher training but tools to support yourself.

Virtual Model

In a post-COVID world, offering yoga classes online presents an excellent opportunity to expand your teaching reach and student community. Develop valuable experience in virtual instruction in an online environment.


Join our community of facilitators and educators. Build a network of peers and join our online group after graduation for continued support.

The Business of Yoga

Learn how to earn additional income by offering wellness workshops, yoga sessions, and mindfulness work in your community and online. Practical applications for earning infused throughout the training.

Personal Growth

When we look inward (svadhyaya) without judgment (ahimsa) we can grow like never before. Our training creates a brave container for your growth!

Why train with DDY &TNP?​



In our YTT Program, excellence is paramount. Our comprehensive 200-hour training ensures that you graduate with versatile teaching skills, ready to confidently lead various yoga styles. Alongside vinyasa, you’ll teach yin and restorative sequences, gain experience guiding meditation, and explore various breathwork styles during the meditation module.


Practical Applications

 While we value learning about yoga history and self-care, we also recognize that investing time and money in training should yield tangible benefits. That’s why our program is designed to equip you with practical skills that enhance your income-earning potential and enable you to make a meaningful impact in your community through wellness services. 


Experienced Instructors

Benefit from guidance and mentorship from seasoned instructors with diverse backgrounds and extensive experience in the field. Our team brings together professionals with varied expertise, including yoga, mindfulness, yoga philosophy, anatomy and more. This enriches your learning experience, offering a wide range of perspectives and approaches to support your growth as a teacher.


Comprehensive Curriculum

Our comprehensive curriculum not only covers the fundamentals of yoga and mindfulness but specialized areas such as trauma-informed practices. Unlike many 200-hour programs that focus solely on teaching a specific style of yoga, our training ensures versatility, equipping you with the skills to confidently lead various types of classes. 

Preview the course here

Join our October Cohort Now to Save!

Register here prior to June 15th for the biggest savings! EARLY saves $499.

About Shelley

Shelley Carroll has trained thousands of yoga teachers and is one of the most sought-after teacher trainers globally. 

Shelley (she/her/hers) has been at the forefront of yoga education, pioneering innovative ways to share the wisdom of yoga with aspiring teachers worldwide. As the founder of Dancing Dogs Yoga and the DDY Yoga School, she now brings her extensive experience into the digital space with a comprehensive online yoga teacher training program designed to inspire and empower the next generation of yoga leaders.

Since 2011, Shelley has successfully led yoga teacher training programs across the United States and internationally, with a notable presence in the Southeast. Her teaching methodology is deeply rooted in a variety of yoga styles, including vinyasa, yin, restorative, and hatha yoga, all framed within an enriching curriculum that emphasizes yoga philosophy and the intricate study of the chakras.

As a Chopra Center Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Shelley integrates Ayurvedic wellness principles into her training, offering a holistic approach that supports not only the physical practice but also mental and spiritual growth. Her goal is to create versatile yoga teachers who are prepared to teach anywhere in the world, whether in studios, online, or in unconventional spaces.

Shelley is also a committed activist, and her passion for community and justice shines through in her leadership style, encouraging a sense of purpose and service in her trainees.
Certifications: E-RYT 500®, YAECP®, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner®

About Danielle

Danielle Brunson has thousands of hours of experience training classroom teachers, clinicians, and yoga teachers to provide services. 

One of our lead trainers, Danielle (she/her/ella), brings decades of experience in making wellness accessible to adults and youth across diverse settings.

With a rich background in both public and private education, Danielle has served as an elementary teacher, ESOL push-in instructor, Assistant Principal, Principal, Federal Program Manager, District Leader, and School Board Member. Throughout her tenure in educational leadership, she specialized in teacher training and development, fostering a deep commitment to supporting educators’ learning and well-being.

In addition to her extensive work in education, Danielle has been a leader in designing and developing online programs. She spent years at Pearson Online and Blended Learning, honing her expertise in online education before transitioning to consulting and e-learning program development post-pandemic. Her insights and skills in this area enrich our training programs, ensuring they are relevant and effective in today’s digital landscape.

Beyond her work in education, Danielle has extensive training in the wellness domain. She holds over 500 hours of certification from YAECP programs, qualifying her to teach yoga to adults and children, as well as in trauma-informed yoga and somatics. Moreover, Danielle pursued a two-year study in the prestigious MMTCP program, learning from global leaders in mindfulness and meditation practices.

Our Training Team

Our experts have thousands of hours of teaching and training experience in the classroom and the yoga studio.

Danielle Brunson

Lead Trainer E-RYT 500®, YAECP®, MMTCP, MBSR, Ed.S, MAED

Shelley Carroll

Lead Trainer E-RYT 500®, YAECP®, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner®

Ian Elmore-Moore

Trainer, E-RYT 500®, YAECP®, MEd

Brianna Whitfield

E-RYT 500®, YAECP®

Dr. Kali Arnold

M.D., E-RYT 500®, YAECP®

Frequently Asked Questions

Each cohort has a new start date. Our next 200-hour program begins in fall 2024, with the official start date set for October 13th. Given that the program is fully online, there is flexibility with dates and deadlines. The last live session for the fall cohort is  March 2nd. Upon completion of all requirements, you will receive your certificate and can register with Yoga Alliance immediately.

Yes, there is a requirement of 30 hours of live engagement for a 200-hour YAECP certificate. If you find yourself unable to attend all the live sessions, don’t worry. You can still join the training and collaborate with our team to make up the missed live hours. However, if you anticipate missing the majority of the live sessions, we recommend waiting until you have a more suitable schedule.

Here’s a refined version:

Explore various payment options for your 200-hour yoga training:

1. Pay in full upon registration for a $100 discount.
2. Apply for a scholarship through the TNP Foundation, reducing costs by up to $1,300.
3. Educators can seek funding from their school or district, including options like Title II funds and other professional development funding.
4. Utilize Affirm or Klarna for a low or no-cost payment plan, available through our registration link.
5. Consider fundraising in your community or online platforms like donorschoose.org.

For inquiries about payment options, please email info@tnpwellness.net.

The studio and SEL focuses share 80% of the curriculum, with both groups participating in live sessions and accessing asynchronous content together. The main difference lies in the remaining 20%.

Studio-focused students delve deeper into yoga philosophy, studio class creation, and the business aspects of being a yoga teacher in the community. On the other hand, SEL-focused students explore CASEL standards, integrating somatics and asana into K-12 classrooms, and receive guidance on creating and delivering wellness sessions and workshops for adults.

Both programs also cover the business side of yoga, emphasizing marketing strategies for profitable services, including kids’ programming, workshops, classes, and more.

The TNP Foundation provides scholarships to support students in need. If awarded, the scholarship covers 60% of tuition.

Scholarship Eligibility and Prioritization:
The Foundation Board prioritizes applicants based on the following criteria:

1. Community Service:
– Applicants providing services to communities in need.
– Individuals involved in the nonprofit sector.

2. Diversity and Inclusion:
– BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students.

These criteria ensure that scholarships are awarded to those who can have the most significant impact on underserved communities and promote diversity within our programs.

To apply simply submit a funding request here.