Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yoga Teacher Training ~ 200hr

Karma Yoga Center is offering a 200hr, immersive Yoga Teacher Training at our studio in Platt Park, Denver. Our training connects students to both the spiritual and technical teachings of yoga under the guidance of lead teacher and studio owner Katrina Gustafson. Learn more about your own personal spiritual path and how to embody that through the teachings of yoga.

The training will include 2 separate 7-Day Immersions (Sept 22-29, 2017 and Jan 19-26, 2018) and 4 weekends between Oct 2017 and Jan 2018. The training will kick off retreat style in the mountains of Colorado where students can open their spiritual immersion and training in Mother Nature for 2-days with the group.

Lead teacher and studio owner Katrina Gustafson will be guiding the training with a staff of master teachers from Karma Yoga Center including Laura Wade, and Lisa Theis.

Dates 2017 & 2018

  • Sept 22-28        7-Day Immersion & Retreat 
  • Oct 20- 22            3-Day Weekend
  • Nov 3-5                 3-Day Weekend
  • Dec 8-10               3-Day Weekend
  • Jan 5-7 (2018)     3-Day Weekend
  • Jan 16-22 (2018) 7-Day Immersion 

7-Day Immersions begin Friday evening and end Thursday evening

  • Fri: 6-8pm, Sat: 10am-4pm, Sun: 10am-4pm
  • Mon-Thu: 10am-4pm

3-Day Weekends begin Friday evening and end Sunday evening.

  • Fri: 6-8pm, Sat: 10am-4pm, Sun: 10am-4pm


  • $2,400* Karma Yoga YTT Graduate
  • $2,500* Early Bird Discount for Full Payment before Training Starts
  • $2,700* Regular Tuition
  • $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold you place in the training. Applied toward your tuition.

*Credit Card Payments will have an additional 2.5% processing fee added. There are no fees for Cash and Check payments.*

*Training Manuals and Books are not included in the tuition price. These will be between $40-$70. As well as the Anatomy Lab Fee which will be about $50*

Monthly Payment Plans

Monthly payment plans are available throughout the course of the training. Contact Katrina to discuss your options: 303-709-0535 or with the subject ”YTT Payment Plan.

Cancellation Policy

All $200 deposits are non-refundable. Any cancellations within the first week of the Sept 22 will forfeit 1/3 of your tuition. Cancellations after Oct 2 will forfeit the full paid amount with the option to be reapply for future YTT trainings.


All of the Teacher Training program will be held at Karma Yoga Center (1705 S. Pearl St. Denver, Co 80210), except for the following:

  • Retreat Weekend Sep 22-24 @
  • Anatomy Cadaver Lab

Katrina Gustafson

Owner and founder of Karma Yoga Center, Katrina Gustafson is a certified yoga instructor who has been leading retreats and teaching yoga for 12 years. Yoga has transformed her life so vastly that she left her 12 year career as a high school Language Arts teacher to pursue the practice of yoga wholeheartedly. Her teaching style is a heart-centered vinyasa (flow) with an emphasis on the spiritual aspects of the practice. She is a student of internally renown master teacher Saul David Raye. Katrina subscribes deeply to the practice of bhakti (devotional) yoga. She works hard on maintaining the integrity of this ancient practice while bringing it into the 21st century. Though yoga brings her deep joy, her greatest passion is loving on her two boys Maximus and Boden and her talented partner Michael Shankara.

Lisa Theis

Lisa’s love affair with the practice of yoga began some 15 years ago in a Bikram studio in San Francisco. What began as a physical and mental challenge to just stay in the room for the duration of class, quickly became a deep and healing connection for her body, mind, and spirit, and eventually became a life’s passion and calling. Though Bikram may have been her entrance into the world of yoga, from there she continued to explore and refine her practice, experiencing as many teachers and styles she could: from Power Vinyasa to Forrest to Anusara to Jivamukti and seemingly everything in between. And, after years of searching for a style of yoga to focus her energy, in 2011 she found Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Para Yoga.

She is now on track to become a Para Yoga certified instructor and studies mainly under Yogarupa. The lineage of Para Yoga and Sri Vidya has helped Lisa develop and embody a deep understanding of and reverence for the true power a focused and dedicated yoga practice can bring. There has been no bigger transformation in her life than the one that came from the Para Yoga system and it’s methods. Her classes strive to provide a space for each person to explore the effect of yoga in their own way and are rooted in the methodologies of Para Yoga. Each class will include pranayama (breathwork), the exploration and experience of the energetics of asana (postures), mantra, visualization and intentional focus, and meditation. Yoga, and life, is an evolutionary process. We humans are always growing and changing, discovering and understanding. The more we can reflect upon our growth and change, the more we can discover and understand who we truly are and rejoice in it. Hari Om!

Laura Wade

Laura began studying yoga in the late 1990s, and has been teaching since 2001. In addition to numerous certifications, she has led teacher trainings in the Denver area for over 10 years. Her classes are therapeutic/alignment based with a whole lot of flow and fun thrown in. You can expect music, introspection, a deepening-of-your-studies dharma perspective, a little irreverence with a lot of reverence, and a fulfilling practice for your mind, body, and soul. Though so many teachers have influenced Laura, she resonates with Prana Flow master Shiva Rea, David Sye from the UK, Rod Stryker, and Saul David Raye.