Yoga Alliance Accredited

Join us for our 5 month Yoga Alliance accredited training in the art of teaching yoga. The course will cover the following topics over 7 weekends at the Southern Star University Avenue location, followed by a week-long retreat (affectionately known as "yoga camp") at the Flowering Lotus Retreat Center in Magnolia, MS.

  • History and Philosophy (Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (Gross and Subtle Anatomy)
  • Sanskrit Terminology
  • Asanas and Variations
  • Proper Alignment and Safe Adjustments
  • Designing and Sequencing All types of Classes from dynamic flow to meditative restorative practices
  • Pranayama, Meditation and Kriya
  • Adapting Yoga for Special Needs (Pregnancy, Injuries, Medical Conditions)
  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Yoga as Therapy
  • Qualities of an Effective Teacher


Saturday/Sunday Dates:

(Class times 7:45am - 5:30pm, with a 2 hour lunch break)

  • Jan. 6th & 7th
  • Jan. 20th & 21th
  • Feb. 3rd & 4th
  • Feb. 17th & 18th
  • Mar. 3rd & 4th
  • Apr. 7th & 8th
  • Apr. 21st & 22nd

WEEK-LONG IMMERSION and Graduation Ceremony

  • Friday 5/25 - Thursday 5/31


$2800 Early Bird Rate, or $2950 for registrations received after November 1st, 2017.

Pricing includes:

  • Tuition
  • Teacher Training Manual
  • 6 days lodging and meals for the final immersion. (equivalent to about $900 per person)
You are responsible for your required reading books, yoga supplies (mat, blanket, bolster, 2 blocks, strap, etc.) and transportation to the Solomon Center for the final immersion. (4.5 hour drive--Most of us will carpool).

Payment Plans Available: We also offer a monthly payment plan, $500 deposit to register for the training and reserve your space ($650 after 11/01/17) and 5 payments of $460 each month that we are in session (Jan-May).

Your Instructors

Stevi Self, 500 E-RYT

Stevi has been teaching yoga since 1998 and leading teacher trainings since 2010 in Mississippi and across the United States. Along with teaching asana, pranayama and meditation, she also specializes in Anatomy, Yoga for Special Conditions, and Ayurveda.

"Over the years that I have been teaching, I have seen yoga transform. People used to be skeptical of the benefits of yoga--thinking it was something just for the lithe and flexible. Now, we have students entering the studio every day who have been sent to us by their doctors to help with various injuries or conditions. This is why our program not only covers the common poses and how to sequence a fun dynamic flow class, but also how to adapt your classes to meet the unique needs of a wide range of students in front of you. That's what makes a good teacher--being able to make your classes accessible because you want your students to succeed."

Mary Solomon

Mary has enjoyed the practice of yoga for over 20 years and has been a certified instructor since 2005. She has been studying Anusara yoga with John Friend, Noah Maze, Desiree Rumbaugh, and Scotta Brady. Her classes can be described as meditation in motion. Mary's love of yoga and its benefits come through in her approach - encouraging all to try it and most importantly to "Breathe!" Her classes aim to guide students through postures (teaching flexibility and strength) while learning to relax and remain mindful of the breath. Students are encouraged to honor the body's limitations at any given moment and to adjust their practice and mind accordingly. Mary is the co-owner of Southern Star Yoga Center and the co-director of Southern Star's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

What former students have to say about the program:

"An absolute joy! :) I learned so much more than I was expecting--about yoga and myself. It was life changing."

"So great! I loved every part."

"Wonderful, amazing, inspiring. Y'all are wonderful, encouraging instructors. Thank you for sharing your gift of yoga."

"I want to thank you both for your thorough and amazing training! You were such a big part of making my dream come true."

Previous teacher training sessions SOLD OUT by the Early Bird deadline, so we recommend registering early if you are interested in joining us. If you have questions, Email Us at


Southern Star Yoga Center is registered as a 200 RYS Yoga School through Yoga Alliance.