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Here's what some of the Joyflow Teacher Training Alumni had to say:

"An excellent program, extremely versed in yoga philosophy and dedicated to maintaining a tradition of honoring both the history and future of Yoga. The program was very personable. Instructor is accessible and committed to the students." Jason Lee (Now teaching in Flowood, and rocking his Singing Bowl Sound Baths)

"Joyflow Yoga provided me with an awareness of not only the asanas but also the history of yoga. I found myself on a path of learning more about myself as well as how my yoga practice can help others."  Jamie Coon (now teaching fellow teachers and 7th grade art students in Clinton, MS.)

"JoyFlow Yoga TT was amazing! The teaching manual, handouts, reading assignments and recommended books, class teamwork assignments, workshops and additional study tools and handouts provided by Debi were very detailed, thorough and helped me in the learning process through this journey!!!"  Ashley Dixon Scarbrough (Now teaching yoga in Pucket, and Flowood MS.)

"The Joyflow Teacher Training program is wonderful and I highly recommend it (in fact I have steered potential students towards it already). It gave me a very well-rounded body of knowledge that not only included how to teach yoga asanas to a class, but also the history and evolution of yoga and how to make it part of our lives off the mat. Coming from an Astanga-style practice, I gained a new understanding and respect for different types of yoga, especially restorative and chair yoga. Our cohort was very diverse and I appreciated how Debi worked individually with each of us to help us develop our own personal style of teaching that worked best with our unique personalities. Debi has a great reputation within the Mississippi yoga community and I've heard nothing but positive things about her from people who ask me who I trained with. Overall, I left the training feeling confident and ready to begin my teaching career."  Elizabyth Harrington (Now teaching around Clinton & Jackson, MS, and has in-home studio TeaHouse Yoga)

"Not only did we extensively cover all of the learning objectives from the course. We built an incredible network and friendships within our class. We all grew very close and will remain in touch and collaboration in the future. It's nice to have a group of peers that I can bounce ideas off of and share experiences. Our teacher facilitated and encourages this network greatly! Yoga Teacher Training is one of the best things I've ever done!" Christina Estrada  (Now teaching, exploring and adventuring all over the globe!)

"I could not have asked for a better yoga teacher training experience! It was awesome! Debi is an amazing teacher and, now friend. She has a huge heart, and she is super knowledgeable about ALL things yoga. Debi did an excellent job in preparing me to go out into the world and share the love of yoga through teaching. I recommend Joyflow Yoga to anyone looking to broaden their knowledge and experience of yoga!"  Ashley Allen (Now teaching in Meridian, MS)

"This teacher training program was an enjoyable experience for me. The resource materials were excellent as was the training format and overall atmosphere in the studio. The program content was inclusive of the history, philosophy, ethics and techniques, and so many other aspects of yoga that has helped me in my personal practice as well as an instructor. The knowledge and life long experience of our Training Instructor was a tremendous asset to the success of this program." Kathleen Jennings (Now teaching in Flowood, MS, with a touch of Tai Chi too!)

2021-22 Joyflow Yoga Teacher Training

Joyflow Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training has been accredited by the Yoga Alliance since 2001 and has certified 22 classes of teachers. It was the first registered training in Mississippi and has inspired new teachers all over the Southeast.

Joyflow Yoga is now taking registrations for the next training

which will be November 2021 through March 2022.

The Joyflow training is unique in that it reflects the 30+ year background of Debi Lewis's experience in a variety of styles and traditions. Her teaching style is playful, nurturing and generous in its scope. She strives to cultivate confidence and self-awareness in all those she mentors.

Some participants have a strong desire to teach and some are interested in a deep dive into a personal yoga experience. Many students have taken the experience of this training and have merged it with their profession.

Requirements: Emotional and spiritual maturity. At least 2 years in any style of yoga or spiritual practice. General knowledge of alignment in the basic poses.

Location: Most or all of the program will be offered via zoom. You will need a computer or smart phone, internet, quiet space to practice and join discussions, a yoga mat and basic props. The book list and manual will be supplied upon registration. All sessions will be recorded and sent to you; this is helpful if you have to miss and make the time up.

Wednesday Evenings: 7:00-9:00pm, from Nov.10th - Feb.23rd

8 Weekends:

1. Nov 5-7

2. Nov 19-21

3. Dec 3-5

4. Jan 7-9

5. Jan 21-23

6. Feb 4-6

7. Feb 25-27

8. March 11-13

The Practicum consists of practice teaching classes. I will observe at least two of them and give feedback. A note of clarity: once you have completed all requirements and fulfilled a level of basic competence, you will be receiving Certification through Joyflow Yoga and will then be able to apply to Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registry, if you desire, thus becoming a registered RYT200 yoga teacher.

If you are interested in this training, please email me at to receive a registration questionnaire.

Your investment in this program is $2000 if paid in full, via cash or check (ie, no bank fee and saving you $250). OR 5 monthly payments of $450, due at the first of each month. 

Ways to make payments:

     Check: preferred, mailing address provided upon request


     Venmo: Debi Saraswati Lewis @joyflow9

     CashApp: Debora Lewis $debidesigns