Teacher Training

Begins January 10, 2020 


You Are Ready Now!


About PoYo’s 200-Hour Teacher Training

This 200-Hour Teacher Training is based not just about teaching yoga on the yoga mat but also for taking your practice out into the world, and being a leader while having a huge impact! You will learn how to show up with transparency, authenticity and openness everywhere you go as a teacher, parent, friend, spouse, child, colleague…and just overall human being. It’s a wild concept to consider but… consider it’s possible that the person you are after completing this training wouldn’t even recognize the person you are now.

This training uses the practices and techniques of Baptiste Yoga to embody teaching powerfully, dynamically and confidently. Tricia and Adrienne have spent almost 2 decades refining their teaching and leadership. They know what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to leading and empowering and inspiring yoga class. There will be no need for additional courses or gimmicks to make you attend more. We will encourage everyone to attend Baptiste programs because we believe in this methodology, but no further education is required to become a teacher. This 200 hour training is one of the only trainings in Santa Barbara that will have you ready to teach when you graduate.

This program is for anyone who wants to explore more in their yoga practice, make life-long friends, and lead and inspire others on this path.

Spring 2020 Dates

  • Jan 10-12

  • Jan 24-26

  • Feb 7-9

  • Feb 21-23

  • March 6-8

  • March 20-22

  • April 3-5

Schedule Commitment

  • Friday 6:00pm–10:00pm

  • Saturday 8:00am–8:00pm

  • Sunday 8:00am–8:00pm

At first, the thought of making the leap from being a student to becoming a teacher seemed scary. The teacher training gave me all the tools I needed and more to become a powerful instructor. I recommend this teacher training to anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of yoga and truly find their voice as a teacher.
— Michelle




  • Coaching on how to be a powerful communicator on and off your mat

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Asana – Biomechanics, Alignment, Modifications & Assisting

  • Philosophy & Ethics

  • Diet & Lifestyle

  • Communication & Presentation Skills

  • Life Coaching

  • Meditation, Breathing Techniques & Self-Study

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Tons of Practice Teaching 

The Power of Your Om Teacher Training prepares you to confidently teach a powerful class. I stepped into my own power as a teacher and yogi. I deepened my yoga practice, made lifelong friendships and joined a community to support my growth as a teacher and human being. This teacher training is 10x more powerful than a previous 200 Hour Training I did.
— David





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$250 deposit is non-refundable after training commences

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200-Hour Teacher Training

Created by Adrienne Smith, E-RYT 500

Led by Tricia Speidel E-RYT 200

Unlimited Yoga Classes & Workshops During Your Training

$250 Deposit/Application Fee (non-refundable applies to your total fee)

Total Cost is $3,000 if Paid in Full by January 1, 2020

Payment Plans Available (See FAQ below)




200-Hour Teacher Training

Created by Adrienne Smith, E-RYT 500, Certified Tier 3 Baptiste Teacher, FIT to Lead Graduate

Led by Tricia Speidel E-RYT 200, Certified Tier 2 Baptiste Teacher, FIT to Lead Graduate

Unlimited Yoga Classes & Workshops During Your Training

$250 Deposit/Application Fee (non-refundable applies to your total fee)

Total Cost is $3,400 and payment must be completed by April 1st

Deposit =$250, + 8 payments of $394 (paid every two weeks)

More Payment Plans Available (See FAQ below)

Payment Details



Save on your tuition fee when you sign up early

  • Application/Deposit Fee of $250 (goes towards total cost)

  • Teacher Training Total:  $3000 Save $400 when pay in full by January 1, 2020.


  • $2,700 if paid in full before January 1, 2020

  • $3,060 if paid on payment plan by April 1, 2020


8 payments of $394 instead of paying the full fee up front. Final payment must be made by April 1, 2020).  The last day to be eligible for a payment plan is January 10, 2020. 



+ What Is The Schedule?

7 weekends: January 10-12, 24-26, February 7-9, 21-23, March 6-8, 20-22, April 3-5

Fridays 6:00-10:00pm Saturdays 8:00am-8:00pm , Sundays 8:00am-8:00pm

+ Who Is Teaching & What Style Are We Learning?

Adrienne Smith & Tricia Speidel

“The way to really learn something is to teach it!.” Power of Your Om’s Teacher Training Program is based on total immersion where you learn by doing. From day one you will be teaching yoga and assisting classes. If you are a current teacher, you will learn how to break out of the traditional “yoga teacher” mold and speak and live what is authentically our own voice with love instead of fear.

If you’ve never taught before, you will learn all this and the skills to become a highly skilled Vinyasa Yoga teacher. If you have no interest in ever teaching yoga, you will still benefit from this process as it will allow you to step out of your comfort zone and into a place of freedom and self expression. For purposes of your final exam, you will be given a sequence of poses to teach but you’ll be encouraged to teach with your own unique expression, variation & style. You will leave teaching like YOU and no one else.

All members of our Teacher Training Team have at least E-200RYT – which means they have taught over 1000 yoga classes. Collectively, the Teacher Training Team has been teaching yoga for 18 years.

+ When Should I Apply For The Training?

Apply for training as soon as you know you want to attend. You will receive $500 off the total program cost if you register and pay in full by January 1st ($3,000 versus $3,400). You may apply as early as you’d like and begin a payment plan on your balance once your application has been accepted. Programs are considered sold out at 16 participants, so early application is recommended to guarantee acceptance.

We work with very new yogis as well as very experienced yoga. teachers. All are welcome. If you have a passion for yoga and a desire to change lives, you are ready to apply for yoga teacher training at Power of Your Om. Because attendance is restricted, all applications are read and evaluated prior to acceptance. There is a waiting list if the training for your desired dates are full.

+ What Is The Application Process Like?

Applying for teacher training is easy. You will fill out our online application, upload a photo & resume, and pay the $250 application fee (100% refundable if you are not accepted). You will hear back on the status of your application in 3-4 days. The $250 is applied to your full tuition.

+ What If I Don't Want To Be A Teacher?

We have many students who come to teacher training because they want to learn more about their own yoga practice – how to enhance your own practice on and off your mat . However, most of these students surprise themselves and begin teaching professional classes before the training is even complete! Whether you want to teach or not, you are welcome to apply for training and come to learn with Adrienne.

+ What Can I Do To Prepare For Training?

Prepare for training by purchasing & reading the required books (see below under curriculum), attending classes at the studio, and learning what poses comprise Sun Salutations A & B in a power vinyasa class. Upon acceptance, you will be sent all of the information you need to get started. Most of the magic will start on day one – show up ready for anything!

+ What Will Be Covered In This Training?

Power of Your Om’s curriculum includes all required elements in a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training program, but also includes an emphasis on teaching early & often, with additional bonus opportunities to teach and assist in live classes at the host studio. Students will teach a full hour class, assist more than 10 live classes & lead a one hour workshop before graduation, as well as teach in small groups & partners daily.

+ What Materials Should I Purchase & What Will Be Provided?

You will be provided with a comprehensive teacher training manual on day one of training, as well as appropriate hand-outs as the training moves forward. Please purchase hard copies of these books rather than electronic or audible books. Books by Baron Baptiste are available for purchase at the studio for the same price you find them online. Purchase any Translation of the Yoga Sutras that you like. Bring them all for the first day of the training.

Required Reading:

  • Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste
  • 40 Days to Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste
  • A book with a translation on the Yoga Sutras

+ Will I Be Certified After Completing The Training?

Yes. Power of Your Om Yoga Studio is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training School. At the completion of training, we will assist you in registering with the Yoga Alliance (international teacher registry) for the designation of RYT (registered yoga teacher).

+ Does The Program Offer Job Placement & Networking Support?

Yes. We are delighted to say that most of our teachers in training begin teaching well before training is complete. Adrienne has connections with a lot of yoga teachers, studios and businesses around the country and will help connect you with others that will help move your teaching path forward. Many of our graduates are successful studio owners looking for teachers and interested in mentoring young teachers. We will continue to share resources & connections whenever we can, especially if you are connected with Power of Your Om on Facebook so that we can see what you are up to and what is most relevant to your yoga business.

+ What Is The Assisting & Apprenticeship Program?

We are here for the long haul and are committed to growing potential teachers into their highest possibility. Trainees are paired with a PoYO teacher during your YTT experience and that relationship will continue after graduation. Once you have completed a training with Power of Your Om or any other 200 Hour yoga teacher training, you will have the opportunity to continue with us as part of our assisting and apprenticeship team. This program requires commitment, accountability and a willingness to grow meanwhile honing in your teaching skills, learning best practices and receiving coaching and feedback to take your teaching to an entirely new level.

+ What Is The Cost Of The 200-Hour Training & What's Included?

Paid in full by January 1st: $3,000

Payment plans available – 8 payments of $394

Included In Your Tuition:

  • Free classes and workshops at Power of Your Om for the duration of the training
  • 1, 30 minute 1:1’s with PoYO Teaching Team
  • The training is led by Tricia Speidel
  • Opportunities to enter assisting and apprenticeship program at Power of Your Om
  • Opportunities to reach out to neighboring businesses and health centers as a representative of Power of Your Om.

+ What Is The Homework?

  • Attend yoga classes – at least 10 per month
  • Assist at least 10 yoga classes during the training
  • 1 hour of written/practical homework each week
  • 1 hour of reading homework each week

+ Are There Scholarships Available?

We don’t have any scholarships available for this program and though if you really want to make this happen, start sharing your vision with the people in your life that want to see you thrive. You will be surprised by how others start to show up for you to see you make an impact in the world.

+ What Payment Plans Are Available?

We offer two payment plans.

Complete 8 payments of $394 by April 1, 2020

You can begin any payment plan up to 6 months prior to your training dates and the cost of the training must be paid in full 15 days prior to graduation. We’re sorry but we cannot offer the early-bird pricing if you are on a payment plan.

+ What Do I Do If I Have To Miss Training Hours?

We ask for full commitment to the program before applying- attending all sessions. In the event that you will need to make up hours, some hours can be made up with homework and private sessions. 1:1 sessions are charged at $100/hour with one of our E-RYT 200 Hour Teachers.

+ Can I Attend Part of One Training & Complete The Rest At Another Time?

Yes, you may attend a later program of Power of Your Om’s to allow for the required hours for your training if you cannot complete one in full. You will not receive final certification until completion of all hours and requirements and payments.

+ What Is Your Cancellation & Refund Policy?

If you are accepted to training, your $250 application fee is non-refundable. If you are not accepted for any reason, this fee will be refunded. If at any time you decide to end your commitment, you will be charged a pro-rated amount based on the completed hours. Any tuition payments made towards training are non-refundable, but may be moved forward as a credit for future training dates within one year of your original program dates. Hours will be pro-rated as appropriate.

+ Who Can I Talk To If I Have More Questions?

Please email adrienne@powerofyourom.com if you have additional questions. Adrienne is here to support you in this exciting opportunity.

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