Purple Lotus Yoga 200-hour Online YTT

Stand out as an inspiring yoga teacher, and get certified, with 200-hour online yoga teacher training.

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Have you been. . .

Hearing the whisper to teach yoga, but when you see pictures, you look nothing like the insta-teachers?

Researching programs, but haven't been able to commit because of conflicts or work and family obligations?

Realizing you can't put off your dreams any longer, especially after the pandemic and other major world events.

I've been there, too. . .

In 1998, I took my first yoga class and instantly fell in love with it. A few months later, I got the whisper to teach. As I debated on how to approach my teacher, I started thinking about the other rockstar yoga teachers I’d met.

I couldn’t float on my hands or bend my back at an impossible angle. Binds took more effort with my T-rex arms. My voice twanged and hitched, and I didn’t have a charismatic personality like my mentor.

But I couldn’t ignore the whispering any longer.

Since there were no such things as yoga schools, I had to pluck up my courage and ask my teacher, someone I greatly admired, to mentor me. She probably wondered what the heck I could bring to the table, but I surprised us both.

I still can’t do all the postures, nor I am overly bendy or trendy. But I know how to create a one-of-kind yoga teacher who inspires her clients and classes with compassion and respect.

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Now imagine getting certified online and being able to register with the Yoga Alliance.

🙌 Gain the skills to not only help others, but to also help yourself through challenging times.

🙌 Connect with a group of supportive individuals who share your passion for all things yoga.

🙌 All while accomplishing it in your coziest PJs, in the comfort of your own home, at a pace that fits with your schedule.

Good news. You’re in the right place.

But before I get into the course, let’s talk about . . .

Who 200-hour online ytt is for:

  • You’re ready to pursue your dream of becoming an inspiring yoga teacher.
  • You have at least a year of experience practicing yoga.
  • You want to dive deeper into yoga but you’re not interested in ever teaching.
  • You’re a newly minted yoga teacher and your previous program skimped on certain topics.
  • You’re a therapist/counselor who wants to be able to bring yoga and mindfulness techniques to your clients.
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By the end of 200-hour online training, you'll:

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  • Understand yoga as a system + begin to weave it into all the areas of your life.
  • Know how to easily design an engaging and well-balanced asana class.
  • Have the confidence to lead and inspire group yoga classes.
  • Feel comfortable in the experiences you bring to your teaching.
  • Successfully navigate the obstacles that arise for beginner teachers.
Hi there, I'm Shannon

For 20 years, I’ve been helping women realize their dream of becoming compassionate, confident, and competent yoga teachers.

I show women they don’t have to be a certain size or race, own expensive clothes and accessories, or contort their bodies into impossible shapes to be a “real” yoga teacher.

Teaching yoga isn’t about your age, Sanskrit fluency, or having an Instagram feed filled with fancy photos. It’s about creating an inclusive space that allows individuals to experience a transformation.

With my Texas-accented Sanskrit, T-Rex arms, and size 8 off-brand yoga pants, I teach one hell of a class.

Shannon with Purple Lotus Yoga
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How does it all work?

Our comprehensive 200-hour online training provides instruction in the mechanics of yoga as well as mindset work. You’ll deepen your knowledge while enhancing your own personal practice.

  • Lessons delivered via detailed videos, readings, workbooks, handouts, and lectures.
  • Recorded lessons, on the online learning platform Teachable, follow the in-person format I’ve used for the last 18 years.
  • Three live Zoom sessions are conducted each moth for lessons, Q&A, and practice teaching to maximize engagement, interaction, community, and accountability.
  • You’ll receive on-going support and mentorship throughout the training just as if you were attending in-person.
  • Online participants receive lifetime access to the training course hosted on Teachable.

Completion requirements

✔️ Practice teaching: Throughout the training, you will practice teach different parts of a yoga class (centering, cuing postures, breathing, savasana, etc.). These assignments must be completed on a group Zoom call or recorded and shared with the lead trainer.

✔️ Required Books: These books will enhance your learning experience: Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar, Anatomy of a Spirit by Caroline Myss, Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, and Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long.

✔️ Complete Assignments: Complete and turn in all required assignments for training program.

✔️ Teaching Demonstration: Participants will need to complete a final teaching demonstration. This can either be done during a designated Zoom session or a recorded video of you teaching.

✔️ Written Test: Participants need to complete and pass (with 70% or better) a written test.

✔️ Upon Completion: When you complete all of the assignments and turn in the tracking form, teaching demonstration, and written test, you will earn a certificate of completion emailed to you as a PDF. If completed before December 31, 2021, you may register with Yoga Alliance if you choose.

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Topics covered during 200-hour online YTT

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History + philosophy, classical forms, influencers, yoga styles, eight limbs, yamas + niyamas. Foundational and Symmetrical postures.

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Pacing, environment, verbal + physical cues, class management, observing and mentoring. Sun Salutation postures.

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How to, proper instruction for four main breathing techniques, anatomy of breathing, and pranayama. Cool-down postures.

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How to, proper instruction for four main breathing techniques, anatomy of breathing, and pranayama. Standing postures.

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How to, expectations, chanting, mudras, bandhas, how meditation affects nervous system, vagus nerve. Seated postures.

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Ten major systems of the body and how yoga impacts each one. Introduction into chakra system. Standing balance postures.

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Where to teach and pay expectations, insurance, Yoga Alliance, networking. Beginner inversions/ arm balancing postures.

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Upon completion of modules, you’ll be able to finish the last components of certification: a teach-back + written exam.

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When you enroll in Purple Lotus Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training, you’ll also receive access to the Teach Private Yoga Now bonus training. Everything you need to know about teaching private yoga and building a full client schedule.

You have three easy options
to choose from:


You have lifetime access to the online video lessons with no time limit for completion. Please note, at this level, you can earn a certificate of completion, but are NOT eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance.


You have access to everything in tier one PLUS you can participate in the 3x per month Zoom sessions where we have in-depth discussions on a specific module topic, Q&A, postures, and practice teaching.


This option includes everything in the first two tiers PLUS six, 60-min 1:1 Zoom sessions with me. Call eligibility expires one year from your date of enrollment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Many people participate in yoga teacher training to deepen their own knowledge and practice as well as connect with a community of other yoga-passionate individuals.

You have lifetime access to the course lessons, videos, and all training manual. You are responsible for purchasing the required text books: Heart of Yoga, Anatomy of a Spirit, The Four Agreements, and Anatomy of Yoga available through Amazon and other major book retailers.

  1. Self-Paced Only ($297)

You have access to the online video lessons via the Teachable Platform. There is no time limit for completing the Self-Paced Only option. Also please note, at this level you will only earn a certificate of completion that is NOT eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance.

  1. Self-Paced + Live Zoom Sessions ($497)

You have access to everything in the first option + you’ll be able to participate in the live monthly Zoom sessions. In these twice monthly meetings, we’ll cover Q&A, in-depth discussion on a specific module topic, and practice teach.

  1. Self-Paced + Live Zoom Sessions + 1:1 Calls with me ($1297)

This tier includes everything from the first two tiers + six (6) 1-hour 1:1 calls with me. Once you’ve enrolled in the course via Teachable, you’ll be able to schedule your 1:1 calls.

  1. Hit any of the Enroll Now buttons and you’ll be directed to a check-out page.

Online yoga teacher training is conducted through both the Teachable platform and Zoom. If you don’t have Zoom you will need to download it in order to use it. You can find the links to the appropriate meetings here on this page (they’re updated regularly) and the links are also posted in the group Facebook page.

You will also need to join Teachable in order to access all the assignments and materials.

2021 Fall Dates:

September 9*, 21, 25 | Module 1

October 19, 23 | Module 2, 3

November 4, 16, and 20* | Module 4, 5

December 2, 14*, 18 | Module 6, 7

*Date moved due to US holiday(s)

1st Thursday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm CST (new module content)

3rd Tuesday, 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST (Q&A + Office hours)

4th Saturday, 10:30 am – 12:30 CST (module postures)

All live calls are recorded and added to the Teachable platform.


Great question and one I don’t have a solid answer for yet. Right now there are too many unknowns to factor to be able to adequately answer.

However, please know and understand as you make a commitment to me, I make one to you too. If you start yoga teacher training with Purple Lotus Yoga, I will do everything in my power to help you finish training.

There are no deadlines for completing online training. You have lifetime access to the program on Teachable.

If you wish to register with the Yoga Alliance, the current deadline is December 31, 2021.

Yoga Alliance, a non-profit organization, is constantly updating their requirements and deadlines could be extended.*

*Yoga Alliance has announced a forthcoming exemption for 2022. I’ll know more after October.

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