913 Harding St. Lafayette, LA 70503 | 337.236.9000


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Spring 2018 Dates - Wednesday, January 10 through Sunday, May 20, 2018

Saturdays 9AM to 6PM w/break & Sundays Noon to 5PM-
January 13&14, 27&28; February 10&11, 24&25; March 10&11, 24&25; April 7&8, 21&22; May 5&6, 19&20

Wednesdays - 7PM to 10PM
January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, (not 14), 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April (not 4), 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16


Call or write Jerry for your catalog and application @ 337-288-1570 or info@acadianayoga.com

2oo Hour Program specifics:


"This yoga teacher training ultimately has and will continue to help me find my voice and be comfortable speaking and sharing my truth." - graduate, LJ


"I started this journey with the intention of deepening my practice and learning more so I could share with others. What I didn't realize was how profoundly it would change the way I approach everything in my life. I am grateful for your no nonsense approach to teaching. Your tough love and encouragement helped me to push through when I felt I had taken on more than I could handle." - graduate, CM


"I'm so grateful I made the decision to go through this training. I wanted to learn everything I could about Yoga, and I got so much more! The benefits continue to reveal themselves. Every time I teach I am reminded of how much I learned in Jerry's training." - graduate, KL


 Acadiana Yoga and Wellness offers an extensive, comprehensive, and enriching Yoga training program tailored to both aspiring teachers and serious students of all levels. Whether you seek to deepen your individual practice or learn the art of teaching with integrity and grace, this program and its teachers provide the sacred space, wisdom, and support necessary for you to blossom and grow along your own unique Yogic path.


Each student expands his or her Yogic knowledge through intensive personal study, hands-on experience, and practical application. The curriculum was developed to explore Yoga’s vast richness, including: applied anatomy and physiology as related to asana study and teaching methodology, philosophy, lifestyle, ethics, and principles of becoming and living as a Yoga teacher and lifelong student.

In this Teacher Training you will learn how to...
Create and hold a sacred space.
Cultivate confidence and authenticity in your teaching voice.
Plan smart sequences for a variety of levels/types of classes.
Instruct using healthy biomechanical alignment principles.
Develop and deliver themes that inspire.
Introduce Pranayama breath work and meditation.
Observe common misalignments in students.
Give effect physical and verbal adjustments and offer beneficial modifications
Incorporate key yogic philosophies in your classes.
Teach Yoga with effective clarity.


The founder, Jerry Smith-Guidry, has worked in the yogic arts since 1990. She was designated as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500 hour level). She is the lead faculty member of the Acadiana Yoga and Wellness LLC teacher training certification course. This course meets and exceeds the requirements for the Yoga Alliance National Certification 200RYT. Expect change and growth! We are excited to be part of your unique Yogic journey. Namasté!



Upon graduation, you will qualify for the Yoga Alliance RYT200 registration.


Requirements for Admission to our Program

There is a process whereby the student will visit with Jerry (in person or on the phone) after completing the application form. An application fee of $150 is to be attached to the form. Your tuition includes unlimited classes with Jerry while in school.

  1. Completed application and application fee are required before training begins.
  2. Each application will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  3. Knowledge of the poses, and average physical stamina necessary for integration of information.
  4. A minimum of 12 months of regular practice and public study is recommended.
  5. It is not required that you desire to become a teacher through this program. Any student looking for a deeper motivation to learn and grow in their practice is a welcome addition to the group.


Practice Requirements


You will be encouraged to practice yoga on a daily basis. Your Asana, Pranayama, and attention to the Yamas and Niyamas is very important.
Along with a daily practice, and a weekly public class, you will observe or assist several of Jerry's classes.


Homework and Reading Assignments


There is a required reading list, and each student is expected to write a book report.
These include-

  1. Jivamukti Yoga.
  2. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
  3. Yoga-The Spirit of Moving Into Stillness
  4. Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual.

Requirements for Certification

  1. Attendance of all dates and trainings.
  2. Attendance of weekly public classes.
  3. Observation or assistance in assigned public classes.
  4. Completion of all homework assignments in a timely manner.


Cost and Enrollment


$2600 if paid in full

$2900 if installment payments are required

 Your teacher training manual is paid for with your tuition; the above reading material is not. These are standard yoga texts that you may already own and will serve as reference guides for the training. You will need to bring your yoga mat and manual at every training.


Learn to Teach Yoga Fearlessly!




Begin Your Journey Today!

Call Jerry at 337-288-1570

or write info@acadianayoga.com

for your FREE catalog & application.



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