Teacher Training

                                                  200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

                                with Kathy Shirley E-RYTRYS200

                                                 (and guest teachers)


Motivated by the Joy learning brings, you will gradually progress from basic to refined levels of understanding until you attain mastery – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, I-17


Your yoga journey begins now!

This is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training Program:


As such it will be a mentally, physically and emotionally challenging process designed to enable serious students to become inspired teachers. You will practice asana, meditation, and pranyama working towards becoming more proficient. Your knowledge of Yoga theory will deepen to the point that it will become an aspect of the fabric of your life and of everything you do and say as a yoga teacher. You will learn to teach others while immersing yourself in deep study. Accelerate your practice, gain fundamental insights by delving into the ancient science of yoga. Tap into the unlimited creativity, energetic principles and aesthetics of Vinyasa. Find the voice of the teacher within you, and get ready to inspire, transform and delight!

The genius of Vinyasa Yoga is not found in its approach to alignment or sequencing, but rather in the rhythm with which alignment and sequencing unfold. Anchored in the unseen aspects of an asana class, Vinyasa Yoga is uniquely accommodating to the evolution of a teacher; allowing him/her to bring all that she has learned and all that she is into her classroom. The result is a class that is consistent and inspired.

I look forward to supporting each of you in your journey to find your inner teaching voice!

Namasté, Kathy

You will learn how to:

  • Effectively teach a compelling class
  • Intelligently create your own sequences
  • Adjust and modify to serve your students
  • Connect breath and movement
  • Articulate the attributes of each posture
  • Study Sanskrit & Yoga’s literary heritage
  • Improve & diversify your own practice
  • Learn the business planning it takes to be successful doing what you love
  • Functional and subtle body anatomy
  • The History, Philosophy, & lineages of yoga
  • Study across a multitude of yoga disciplines
  • Learn the ethics and business of yoga
  • First Aid and safety techniques


Yoga Teacher Training. It’s not just for teachers.

While you will start to teach during your training, that’s only to see how you’ve internalized what you’ve learned. It builds tremendous self-confidence. Whether or not you choose to share it as a professional is irrelevant. You might share it with friends or family. Or volunteer at your church or synagogue or community center. Whether you’re determined to be a teacher or simply evolve your own practice, this is a good place to land.


The Coaching Relationship

Many teacher trainings today are like a teacher mill.  Taking applications in and turning out mediocre teachers in huge groups. I know this because as a studio owner and practitioner, I have been to many classes with teachers who were not qualified to teach. My goal is to have you leaving confident, totally in your authentic voice and ready to teach. I highly value the coaching relationship and mentoring. I look forward to being your teacher for many years to come!



  • October 11 – 13, 2013
  • October 18 -20, 2013
  • October 25 – 27, 2013
  • November 15 – 17, 2013
  • November  22- 24, 2013
  • December 6 – 8, 2013
  • December 13-15 , 2013


  • Friday 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Saturday 6:00 AM -4:00 PM
  • Sunday 6:00 AM-4:00 PM



  • 4:00-7-00 Evening Session

Saturdays and Sundays

  • 6:00 – 8:30 Yoga & Meditation
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Working Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 12:00 Morning Session
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Working Lunch
  • 1:00 – 4:00 Afternoon Session

* 19 additional contact hours will be  required during your training (approximately 2 hours per week). This will consist of  participating in classes, observing classes and assisting the teacher.


This 200-hour program is completed over the course of 3 months. Completion of the full program is intended to satisfy the requirements for Yoga Alliance certification at the 200-hour level. The program is open to students who wish to deepen their practice, to those who want to learn to teach yoga, and to teachers who are looking to expand their knowledge and satisfy continuing education requirements. The weekends are intense, full weekends. The full program requires a significant time commitment so please consider your availability before registering.

  • A minimum of 1 year of consistent vinyasa flow yoga practice is recommended
  • To meet Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a 200-hour Registration, attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
  • Prior to acceptance into the program, each applicant will be required to complete an application.
  • All written assignments and projects must be completed to receive certification


  • Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Credit will not be given for partial attendance. Missed sessions can be made up during the next program session.
  • A certificate will be issued once all requirements have been met – successful completion of all courses in their entirety, all assignments and full payment is received.
  • Program fees include all program sessions and the following during the course of the program
    • 20% discount on retail purchases
    • 20% discount on all Key Largo Yoga workshops and events


Full tuition for the program is $2,300.00  due by October 1st.  CLICK HERE to pay now.  (Payment plan available on request.)

  • $200 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance to the program

Tuition does not cover the cost of a small number of books that are required reading, but does include all training sessions and materials, as well as unlimited drop-in classes at Key Largo Yoga during the months of training.


Required Books for the 200 Hour Yoga Instructor Training

(all available on www.Amazon.com )

Structual Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles

The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I by Ray Long & Chris Macivor

Yoga:A Yoga Journal Book by Linda Sparrowe (paperback edition)

~Inside the Yoga Sutras Reverend Jaganath Carrerra~

~please read this book before coming~




Up to seven (7) days prior to the beginning of the training, a full refund will be issued minus the deposit. For cancellations in the seven (7) days prior to the beginning of the training, a credit will be issued at Key Largo Yoga for the full amount paid minus the deposit.

No refunds will be issued after the training begins.


 How Do I Apply?

EASY! Complete and submit your application (CLICK HERE) and Deposit before October 1st, 2013.