Teacher Training

                                                  200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

                                with Kathy Shirley RYT 500, E-RYT 200RYS200



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


 Lead Faculty

The training is led by Kathy Shirley, owner and founder of Key Largo Yoga. Kathy Shirley, primary teacher, is an RYT 500 hour completing her training in the majestic Himalayan Mountains in Rishikesh, India. She is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. Kathy was a classroom teacher for many years and has a unique ability to assist students in meeting their full potential. Kathy’s approach to yoga is accessible, clear, and recognizes that the mental and spiritual practice of yoga is integrally important to the physical experience.

Guest Faculty

Please stayed tuned…


 Your yoga journey begins now!

  200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered  Training Program

 The journey from being a yoga student to becoming a yoga teacher can be a powerful step in the transformation of your practice and life itself.  This YTT will give you the skills necessary that you have found in your teachers to bring you to the place of wanting to pursue your education and practice more deeply. Our program will be a mentally, physically and emotionally challenging but will help each student in the process of being able to Walk the talk. It is easy to fool some of the people some of time~however, we will teach you to become a serious practitioner and this will allow you  to become an inspired, amazing yoga teacher. You will practice Asana, Chanting, Meditation, and Pranyama and this practice will begin to unveil the beautiful teacher that you already are. Your knowledge of Yoga theory as well as yogic history will deepen and with this knowledge you will begin to understand how a daily Sadhana is necessary to become an inspiring yoga teacher. You will learn to teach others while also immersing yourself in deep study, reflection and growth. We invite you to accelerate your practice with other like minded students to  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 others to shine!

The beauty of a Vinyasa Yoga practice is found in the rhythm with which alignment and sequencing merge together to create a balance of breath and movement. Although there is a strong focus on alignment or sequencing, moving with the breath can be a powerful mediative action. Anchored in the unseen aspects of an asana class, Vinyasa Yoga is uniquely accommodating to the evolution of a teacher. Allowing new teachers to bring all that you have learned and all that you are into the classroom. The result is a class that is consistent and inspired.

I look forward to supporting each of you in your journey to deepen your practice or become a teacher finding your inner teaching voice!

Namasté, Kathy


You will learn how to:

  • Comprehensively  teach a compelling vinyasa class
  • Intelligently and safely create your own sequences
  • Hands on adjusts and modifications to serve your students
  • How to see bodies and observe movement
  • Synchronize  breath  and movement
  • Articulate the attributes of each posture
  • Study and learn the Sanskrit name of 150+ yoga postures
  • Improve & commit to your own practice
  • Learn the business of yoga
  • Functional and subtle body anatomy
  • The History, Philosophy, & lineages of yoga
  • Study across a multitude of yoga disciplines
  • Learn the ethics of being a yoga teacher
  • First Aid and safety techniques


Deepen your personal practice, learn to teach yoga in a safe, non~competitive atmosphere, make lifetime connections and have the experience of a lifetime!! 

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, school 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 where limited time is spent with individual students.  The process of taking applications in and turning out mediocre teachers in huge groups is BIG business today. I know this because as a studio owner and practitioner, I have been to many classes with teachers who were not qualified to teach and received trainings that did not follow the guidelines of the Yoga Alliance. My goal is to provide a training that will have you leaving confident, totally in your authentic voice and ready to teach. I highly value the coaching relationship and believe it is necessary to commit to each and every student to support their personal journey. I look forward to being your teacher for many years to come!


Program Dates  2014~2015

  • December 5th, 2014~May 3rd, 2015


  • December 5~7, 2014
  • January 2~4, 2015
  • February 6~8, 2015
  • March 6~8, 2015
  • April 3~5, 2015
  • May 1~3, 2015

 Daily Schedule

  • Class times:
    Friday, 6–9 p.m.
    Saturday, 7 a.m–12 p.m., 1–5 p.m.
    Sunday, 7 a.m–12 p.m., 1–5 p.m.


* 20 additional hours will be  required during your training . This will consist of  at home study and service  to the community.

Student Obligations

This 200-hour program is completed over the course of  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, exams 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.


Full tuition for the program is $2,775.00  due by November 25th. Early Bird discount 2,575 if paid by October 31st.  CLICK HERE to pay now.

  • $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 , teacher manual, 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)

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, by Erich Schiffman

Human Anatomy Coloring Book, by Margaret Matt

Bhagavad Gita, by Eknath Easwaran

~Inside the Yoga Sutras Reverend Jaganath Carrerra~ PLEASE READ THIS COPY BEFORE TRAINING BEGINS


Cancellation Policy

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.

Absolutely no refunds will be issued after the training begins.


How do I apply?

EASY! Complete and submit your application (CLICK HERE) and Deposit before November 10th.