Power Yoga Teacher Training


Creating the Next Generation of Physical Therapy Informed Yoga Teachers

Our priority is to empower our community with the mindset, skills, and mobility to think better, move better, feel better & human better.  Our new 2023 Power Yoga Teacher Training provides a learning space for those who are wanting to lead the charge.

Power Yoga Teacher Training in Omaha

Are you…

  • Ready to take your regular yoga practice to the next level by instructing others?
  • A current group fitness instructor interested in adding yoga instruction to your repetoire?
  • A massage therapist or other body worker who has an interest in yoga and teaching yoga?
  • A health care professional interested in the mind-body connection and how you can educate the community?

If so, our Power Yoga Teacher Training may be a perfect fit for you! 

In Partnership with Omaha Power Yoga

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Teacher Training Content

This is an accelerated training for individuals who have a degree or certification in fields of study like yoga, mental health, meditation, wellness, physical therapy, medicine, or the like, and will require both independent study and in person sessions.

This course will consist of 30 hours of in person training, 30+ hours of online video lectures, reading, and writing, plus 10 hours of outside teaching practice.  Participants can expect a deep personal study dive, as well as challenges to what they think they know about yoga and how the body moves.


Hybrid Format

  • In-Person Discussion
  • In-Person Teaching Practice
  • Video Lectures
  • Instructional Videos
  • Community teaching

Course Topics

  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Anatomy Basics
  • Biomechanics Basics
  • Engagement & Mobility Skills (How Anatomy and Biomechanics relate to yoga)

Reading Examples

  • Yoga Biomechanics  by Jules Mitchell
  • The Four Agreements  by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Yamas & Niyamas by Deb Adele
  • You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Course work 

Pre-course work will be released on 10/1.  In-person sessions will kick off on 10/13.  

Participants will learn yoga philosophy, anatomy, biomechanics, the concepts of Physical Therapy Informed Yoga, and how thoughts and perceptions influence physical sensations and movement limitations.

Course work will include practice leading postural practice in every in person session, delve into their own thought, perception and movement habits, watch recorded lectures and various skill videos, write short reflection essays, and complete required reading and quizzes.

In order to graduate with a Power Yoga Teaching Certification, participants will be required to lead 9 (60 minute) group yoga classes, plus 2 (30 minute) one-on-one sessions.  One of the nine group classes must be with Rachelle or Suzanne present.  The other eight classes will need feedback forms completed by each attendee.

Teacher Training Requirements

  • Participants must submit an application via email.
  • Participants must have a degree or certification in yoga, mental health, meditation, wellness, physical therapy, medicine, or the like.
  • Required book cost is not included in course price. Participants need to attain their own copies prior to the start of the course.
  • Excerpts from the recommended reading will be supplied, however, participants are encouraged to obtain copies and read at their leisure.

Class Schedule

Session 1: October 13th, 1pm - 6pm

  • Power Yoga Philosophy
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Living and Embodying the Practice
  • The Styles of Yoga
  • Postural & Teaching Practice

Session 2: October 14th, 8:30am - 2:30pm

  • Anatomy
  • Philosophy & Self-Reflection (The Four Agreements)
  • Postural & Teaching Practice

Session 3: October 20th, 1pm - 6pm

  • Biomechanics
  • Physical Therapy Informed Yoga
  • Philosophy & Self-Reflection (You Can Heal Your Life)
  • Postural & Teaching Practice

Session 4: November 3rd,1pm - 6pm

  • Engagement & Mobility Skills – Part I
  • Pranayama (breathwork)
  • How the Body Stores Experiences
  • How Stored Experiences Effect Yoga Practice
  • Postural & Teaching Practice

Session 5: November 4th, 8:30am - 2:30pm

  • Engagement & Mobility Skills – Part II
  • How Beliefs and Perceptions Effect Yoga Practice
  • Leadership
  • Postural & Teaching Practice

Session 6: November 10th, 1pm - 6pm

  • Managing Energies
  • Review & Reflections
  • Postural & Teaching Practice

About the Instructors

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About Suzanne DeJong, RYT 200, CPYT

Owner of Omaha Power Yoga, intuitive life coach and yoga teacher with more than 500 hours of training and continuing education, Suzanne continues to find ways to learn from every person and experience she encounters. Her classes, trainings and coaching empower clients with the skills and self-awareness to be their own facilitator of change.

Suzanne’s personal practice began with Bikram Yoga (or Hot 26) “to get toned and flexible.” After 20 years of practice and life, she realized the physical benefits are just nice side effects. Her kids are her driving force for continued self-study and growth, because she believes the ultimate lessons show up in how we live, not what we say. Suzanne believes evolution of a community, a state, a world, starts with individual change. She invites you to investigate the connection between thought, emotion and physical sensation to understand your current state better and create your change.

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About Rachelle McGuigan, PT, COMT, CPYT

With over 20 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic PT, Rachelle McGuigan is the owner of Trinity Physical Therapy.  She was the first professional in the state to be certified in manual therapy by the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She expanded her healing skills to include Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation as well as certifications in Reiki, Graston Technique, and Power Yoga.

Rachelle is gifted in helping clients find relief from limitations that prevent them from fully enjoying life. She often helps students find relief from pain when other avenues were ineffective. She is passionate about using her unique intuition and talents to assist people in integrating all aspects of healing – body, mind and spirit. Her yoga classes are a great balance of sneaky strength, introspection, technique and fun!

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A village of satisfied yogis

“Yoga at OPY is like jazz music.  Once you known the rules, you can break the rules.”

~Marcia B.

“Rachelle’s class is always a revelation!”

~Barb K.

Suzanne’s kind, gentle and patient approach is amazing.  She taught me how engage muscles so that I get full benefit from the poses.  I’m hooked.”

~Debbie R

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