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The Details

Free to Be Program

Yoga Humanities: 30 hours

  • History

  • Philosophy

  • Ethics

Techniques, Training, Practice: 75 hours

  • Asana

  • Pranayama & Subtle Body

  • Meditation

Anatomy & Physiology: 30 hours

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Biomechanics

Professional Essentials: 50 hours

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Sequencing

  • Class Management

15 hours Elective - Diverse workshops offered to trainees & community involvement





Program Structure

Our program runs for 8 (3 day) weekends, over 5 months. Each meet-up is approx. 25 hours from Friday-Sunday. Students must attend ALL scheduled training hours for completion of this program. In the event that hours are missed, students can contact Jessie for make-up work & information. 

Friday & Saturdays 8am-6pm

Sunday 8am-4pm

Spring 2025 Dates

  • Coming Soon!


  • Full Tuition $3400

  • Early Birds Discount (before April 1st) save $200

  • Pay In Full Discount (before April 1st) save an additional $300

  • A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to save your space in the program

  • 6, 9 & 12 Month Payment Plans are available

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Freebird Standards

Freebird Yoga Academy's 200 Hour Teaching Training has undergone Yoga Alliances rigorous new Elevated Standards process. Whats that mean for you? It means that we've done the work to make sure YOU are receiving the highest quality training possible. As required, we meet in person for the full 200hr training, all core curriculum requirements are met - including History, Philosophy, Training Techniques, Ethics, Methodology and Anatomy, and you can be sure our trainers meet the required qualifications to lead you on your journey.


We hold ourselves and this program to a pretty high you can too!


Jessie Davies

Lead Trainer, E-RYT 500

Owner of Freebird Yoga Studio & Creator/Lead Trainer of Freebird Yoga Academy, Jessie completed her first 200 hour teaching certification with Baptiste affiliates Evolution Power Yoga in 2014. Her love for learning & curiosity for the practice kept her growing! She has since completed an additional 200 hours with both House of Yoga in York city and most recently Patrick Beach & Carling Harps Awakening Yoga Academy based in Seattle. Jessie graduated from her 300hr leadership teacher training with Create Karma of Lancaster, earning her E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. Prior to opening Freebird Studio she has co-lead multiple 200hr programs in York and has graduated close to 40 teachers. A student of the practice for over 16 years and teaching for the past 9...Jessie has accumulated thousands of hours both on and off the mat. Her passion for community, connection and all things anatomy & movement keep her inspired, curious and growing. 


 Brooke H, York 

"It was an honor to be taught and mentored by Jessie through the process of becoming a yoga teacher. Not only is Jessie thorough in her knowledge of anatomy and how the body moves, she also is passionate about honoring and providing support for all bodies. Jessie has continued to inspire me personally & professionally with her perseverance, dedication, and commitment to lead with integrity to the practice of yoga and spirit of authentic, wholehearted, badass-ness. She’s a wonderful mix of spicy and sweet with a huge compassionate heart for others healing & growth. You not only want a teacher like Jessie, you NEED a teacher like Jessie." 

Tell us a little bit about yourself in the form below! Once submitted, be on the lookout for a confirmation email response within 1-3 business days. The journey begins April 2024....hope to see you there! 

Currently a 200hr RYT?  Jump in & refresh your skills or learn something new! Bonus: Earn continuing education hours required by Yoga Alliance too [Discounts available for RYT]

Studied with Jessie in the past?  Email Jessie for a past student discount towards this all new & up to current YA standards program.

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