200-hour certification @ Sacred Space + Allen

When I launched Purple Lotus Yoga teacher training in January 2003, it was the culmination of passion and experience. I’d graduated college with a B.S. in Journalism and stumbled into the world of corporate training and development. I loved training, but the corporate part left me empty.

After I was laid off from another training position, it was suggested I start teaching yoga full time since I had such passion for it. Two years later, I created my dream job: training and mentoring yoga teachers.

Sixteen years later, I’m still doing what I love. I’m still as passionate today as I was in that first session with five participants.

‘What I received were ways to break free of that desire to fold into myself! I’ve expanded my vision more than I could ever have imagined. Shannon believes in me and in all her students.”


2014 Graduate

important yoga alliance updates

Yoga Alliance (YA) is increasing its standards for the 200-hour level. As a current Registered Yoga School, Purple Lotus Yoga has one year from its 2020 renewal to update to the new standards. To meet the new requirements, the length of time spent in teacher training must increase (and therefore the pricing too).

I have elected to make incremental upgrades through the next two sessions until I meet the new Yoga Alliance standards. The September 2019 session increases from 6 to 7 months. The April 2020 session increases to 8 months, and the January 2021 session will be 10 months and following the new YA standards.

If you’ve been on the fence about yoga teacher training, now is a great time to do it before the new standards take affect. Anyone who completes their 200-hour level with Purple Lotus Yoga before December 31, 2020 will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance under the current standards.

Please understand these new increased standards impact ALL current Registered Yoga Schools, not just Purple Lotus Yoga.

Dates, Locations & Costs

Serving McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Plano

The 200-HR training is available in Weekend & Weekday options. Please check back frequently as additional sessions are added to the schedule.

2019-2020 NEW WeekEND Session Dates

All weekend training is currently conducted at Sacred Space in Frisco, TX 75033. For more information regarding our training home, click on the link.

  • Sept 7-8
  • Oct 5-6
  • Nov 2-3
  • Dec 7-8
  • Jan 11-12
  • Feb 8-9
  • Mar 7-8
  • Meeting times are 9:30-5:30, Saturday and Sunday

2019-2020 NEW WeekDAY Session

All weekend training is currently conducted at my home yoga studio in Allen, TX 75013 with our favorite doggy mascot, Sookie. P.S. She is the chillest, friendliest, loving mascot around.

  • Sept 17-19
  • Oct 15-16
  • Nov 12-14
  • Dec 10-12
  • Jan 14-16
  • Feb 11-13
  • Mar 17-19
  • Meeting times are 9:30-1:30 Tuesday-Friday

“I was driving home from teacher training and feeling choked up because a whisper of a dream from 2007 is becoming a reality. I’m so happy I found you and your teacher training. It’s been an exciting journey learning the ins and outs of yoga and teaching and learning more about myself in the process.”


2016 Graduate