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FALL 2024


What is TEP?

The BIG Teacher Empowerment Program is a unique and dynamic 200 Hour Teacher Training Program created to empower YOU to be a powerful, dynamic, out-of-the-box, bad ass yoga teacher. You will learn to share the power of yoga with others with authenticity, clarity, and purpose. You will be supported, challenged, and elevated in new and surprising ways. Bring your love of the practice, your passion, your willingness to step into the unknown, and anything is possible. 100% commitment is required and any absences are required to be pre-communicated.

Fall 2024 TEP Schedule - Weekend Dates:

Weekend One: October 18th - 20th (FULL Weekend)

Weekend Two: November 9th - 10th

Weekend Three: December 7th - 8th

Weekend Four: January 11th - 12th

Weekend Five: February 1st - 2nd

Weekend Six: February 22nd - 23rd

Weekend Seven: March 15th - 16th

Weekend Eight: April 4th - 6th (FULL Weekend - Graduation!)

Tuesday nights: 5:30 - 9:00pm We will meet Tuesdays nights for the duration of the program starting on October 22nd

Weekend Schedule for Weekend 1
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Weekend Schedule for Weekends 2 - 7:
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Weekend Schedule for Weekend 8:
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pmpm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pmpm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pmpm

Required Readings: (Required to read the first 4 books on the list prior to the start of the program.)
Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Thanks For the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Hee
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat by Kelly DiNardo & Amy Pearce-Hayden
Light on Yoga (pgs 1-61) by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translation by B.K.S. Iyengar
Bhagavad Gita translation by Eknath Easwaran
Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World by Michelle Johnson

100% commitment to the program is required. Any absences must be pre-communicated prior to the start of the training and in order to complete the required hours of the program you may only miss and make up one weekend.


BIG Houston TEP Investment: $5,000
$1000 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance into the program. Please scroll down to the bottom for info on our BIPOC Scholarship opportunity.

Please note our cancellation policy:
*30 days prior to teacher training: full refund less $1,000 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit
*14-29 days prior to teacher training: 50% refund less $1,000 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit
*Less than 14 days prior to training: No refund. If paid in full, a credit in the amount of your tuition, not including the 1,000 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, will be applied to your account to be used exclusively for a future teacher training program with BIG Power Yoga

BIG Stands for BIPOC Leadership in the Yoga Community

BIG Power Yoga stands for BIPOC leadership in the yoga community and is taking responsibility in helping to end systemic racism. We are a company and community committed to building studio and virtual spaces that are diverse, inclusive and celebratory for all. We acknowledge the under-representation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in our community, in the greater yoga world, and the impact this has had on all of us. We are committed to changing this and moving into a new possibility of community and leadership together.

Our mission at BIG Power Yoga is to empower as many people as possible in living their biggest lives possible. In order for us to fulfill on this mission we must make yoga representative of BIPOC communities, accessible to all, and a diverse space that truly heals and transforms our systems and our hearts.

One place we are taking immediate action is with our BIG Teacher Empowerment Program (TEP); our 200hr yoga teacher training. To support our mission and to facilitate change BIG is offering BIPOC scholarships to anyone who self identifies as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color.

We would love to have you join us if you share our commitment, if you feel that this could be a powerful opportunity for you and could support you in making the difference you want to make in the yoga community and the world.

Full and Partial Scholarship are available. Scholarship applications are due on or before September 9th 2022. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded. Applications will be reviewed by committee and applicants will be responded to by April 12th. If you would like to apply, please complete the BIPOC Scholarship Application.

Requirements for Applicants - this scholarship is intended for students who:

-Self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color

-Students who have a consistent yoga practice and commitment to yoga

-Are able to commit to 100% to the program and can attend all of the training dates

Please email for the scholarship application.