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 (E-RYT 200 and RYT 500) completed 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 and clear, and she 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 it 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 pranayama, and these practices will begin to unveil the beautiful teacher that you already are. Your knowledge of yoga theory and 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 and sequencing, moving with the breath can also be a powerful meditative action. Anchored in the unseen aspects of an asana class, Vinyasa Yoga uniquely accommodates to the evolution of a teacher, allowing new teachers to bring all that they have learned and all that they 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 to find your inner teaching voice as a yoga teacher!

Namasté, Kathy


200 Hour Course Outline:

  • Comprehensively teach a compelling vinyasa class
  • Intelligently and safely create your own sequences
  • Use hands-on adjustments and modifications at the studio
  • Use observational skills  in “real” classes at the studio
  • Deepen your practice with unlimited yoga at both studios during your training
  • See bodies and observe movement
  • Synchronize breath and movement
  • Articulate the attributes of each posture
  • Use Sanskrit names of  yoga postures
  • Improve & commit to your own practice
  • Improve your knowledge of the business of teaching yoga
  • Observe functional and subtle body anatomy
  • Learn about the history, philosophy, & lineages of yoga
  • Study across a multitude of yoga disciplines
  • Learn the ethics of being a yoga teacher
  • Learn first aid and safety techniques
  • Practice a yogic diet


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

You will start to teach during your training, but the goal is only to help you internalize 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. It does not matter if you are determined to be a teacher or hope to simply to 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 in applications and turning out huge groups of mediocre teachers is BIG business. 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  2015

October 2nd-October 23rd

The approximate daily schedule:

Monday through Friday:

9:45-11:00pm—Breakfast~Training Session
1:00-5:00pm—Lecture-Training Session
5:00-7:00-Choose one evening yoga class to take, assist, or observe 

Saturday & Sunday schedule: 

8:15-9:45am—Practice teaching
10:00am- Practice 
12:00pm-3:00pm~lecture~training sessions

There will be homework everyday and practicum hours.

* 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 21 intensive days. 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 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 and all assignments in their entirety, and full payment of tuition.


Full tuition for the program is $2,775.00  due by September 15th. Early Bird discount $2,675 if paid by July 1st.  CLICK HERE to pay now.


  • $200 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance to the program.  There will be absolutely no refunds on the deposit, so please be sure you are ready to commit to this training before you send your application and fees.
  • Payment can be made in three installments: the initial deposit of $200 is paid upon applying. The 2nd deposit of $1400 is due by August 3rd. The remaining balance is due by September 15th. Payment can be made in full at any time prior to the training.


• If you are coming from out of town and need lodging we will work together with you to find suitable housing to share with other YTT’s close to the studio. We have several options available.

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


Required Books for the 200 Hour Yoga Instructor Training


~List coming soon~


Cancellation Policy

Up to seven (7) days prior to the beginning of the training, a full refund will be issued minus the deposit. Within 7 days of training, absolutely no refunds will be issued.


How do I apply?

EASY! Complete and submit your application (CLICK HERE) and deposit before August 15th.