300-Hr-YTT: The Breath of Life

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

300Hr YTT ~ The Breath of Life ~

Puerto Morelos, Mexico & Karma Yoga Center, Denver, Co

Dates: Aug 25, 2024 – Feb 9, 2025
Faculty: Katrina Marie Gustafson, Lisa Theis, & Michael Shankara

Module 1: Puerto Morelos, Mexico 
Mexico Dates: Aug 30 – Sep 8, 2024
Fly to: Cancun, Mexico

Modules 2-6:  Karma Yoga Center, Denver Co
Denver Dates: Aug 25, Oct 4-6, Nov 1-3, Dec 6-8, Jan 17-18, & Feb 7-9 (Full Details Below) 

Early Bird Tuition: $5,470 (Includes Mexico Immersion~ Module 1 & Modules 2-6 @ Karma: Must be taken in 1 season.
Regular Tuition & Payment Plan: $5,830 (Includes Mexico Immersion~ Module 1 & Modules 2-6 @ Karma: Must be taken in 1 season.
Deposit: $432 Non-Refundable (Deducted from Tuition)

Mexico Immersion Only~ Module 1: $2,970  (100Hrs)
Individual Weekend Modules 2-6 @ Karma: $720 (25Hrs each)

**Payment Plans Available for the Full Tuition Option~ See Below**

300Hr Teacher Training & Spiritual Immersion

The Breath of Life 

Welcome! As a valued student, you are front and center of this program. We hope to provide you with everything you need to feel knowledgeable, confident, and inspired about your life path-and teaching others how to find their path too. This is more than an asana focused yoga teacher training. It is also an opportunity to deepen your spiritual awareness and practices. This training efforts to umbrella all aspects of yoga as taught in the great system of Vedic knowledge which states “that all the universe is OneSelf and that the key to cosmic knowledge lies within our own minds and hearts”.

Katrina, Michael, and Lisa have curated a integral and dynamic 300hr YTT curriculum, that will unlock many doors for the aspirants who take this program. It addresses our entire nature, including life as a spiritual being. This program will prepare the aspirant to thrive in life, not only with physical and mental/emotional health, but it will help nurture spiritual prowess as well. The depth and breadth of the material far surpasses the qualifications for YA certification. We are pending approval.

The 300Hr program will be taught in 6 modules from August to February. Module 1 is a 10-Day Immersion in Puerto, Morales, Mexico. Modules 2-6 are weekend immersives taught at Karma Yoga Center in Denver, Co. Students can either sign-up for the entire training or individual modules at your own pace. For those doing individual modules, they will be offered every year during the same seasons and you can jump in and out. Students who would like to just take 1 or 2 modules for personal interest or continuing education credits can also join. We are delving into the deeper teachings of Self-Realization, Self-Healing, and Consciousness. Students don’t necessarily need to have completed a 200Hr training prior but the 300Hr Training will be taught as if that level of self-study has been completed. Please contact Katrina if you are wondering if you are a fit prior to registering: love@karmayogacenter.com

“Yoga is one of the most extraordinary spiritual sciences that mankind has ever discovered. It is like a gem of great proportions, containing many facets whose light can illumine the whole of our lives with great meaning. Going back over five thousand years, it is one of the few spiritual traditions that has maintained an unbroken development throughout history. Comprehending all aspects of the human being and the world of nature, it can unfold all the higher powers that are accessible to us both internally and externally.”

-Dr. David Frawley

Katrina, MIchael & Lisa
300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center
300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

300Hr YTT Open House (In Person or Zoom) 

$360 Early Bird Discount  ~ Register and Pay in Full by Aug 25, 2024
Dates: Saturday, June 29
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Karma Yoga Center (1705 S. Pearl St. Denver, C0 80210)

Description: Come to Karma Yoga Center for a FREE Open House to learn all about our 300Hr Yoga Teacher Training Program and Mexico Immersion. Lead teachers Katrina Marie Gustafson, Lisa Theis, and Michael Shankara will give a presentation followed by a Q&A. Get to know the studio, the community, your teachers and the program. We will also do a slide show with more info on the Mexico Immersion, Weekend Modules and the Day Immersion & Intro that kicks off the training. Get a $360 Early Bird Discount for registering and paying in full before Aug 25,  2024. Just drop in, no registration required.

This Open House can be attended in Person or via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed out when you register below

Astrology Readings and Spiritual Healing Services
300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

General Schedule

The 300Hr Breath oF Life Training in its entirety will include 1-Intro Session and 6-Modules with direct contact with your teaching faculty. Additional training requirements for certification are list below. The Intro Session and Modules 2-6 are at Karma Yoga Center in Denver, Co.  Module 1: The Breath of Life Immersion is in Puerto Morales, Mexico.

    • 1-Day Immersion & Intro                                                   Aug 25, 2024   (Denver)           
      • 9am-6pm
    • Module 1: Breath of Life Immersion in Mexico     Aug 30-Sep 8, 2024  (Mexico) 
      • Full Days
    • Module 2: Energetics of Movement                             Oct 6 – 4, 2024  (Denver)   
      • Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm       
    • Module 3: Cosmology and Puja                                      Nov 1 – 3, 2024  (Denver) 
      • Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm
    • Module 4: Mantras, Malas, and Mudras                   Dec 6 – 8, 2024  (Denver)   
      • Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm
    • Module 5: Alchemy and Self-Care                                Jan 17 – 18, 2025  (Denver) 
      • Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm
    • Module 6: Final Showcase: Presentations               Feb 7 – 9, 2025  (Denver)   
      • Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

1-Day Immersion & Intro 

Date: Sunday~ Aug 25, 2024
Time: 9am – 6pm 
Location: Karma Yoga Center 

Description: This is the kick-off for the full 300Hr Program. Students will get an overview of the program, discuss the requirements, beging delving into the manual, intention setting ceremony, mala making session, and opening teachings. You will also receive all of your required reading texts. 

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

Module 1 ~Breath of Life Immersive (Mexico) 

Date: Aug 30- Sep 8, 2024 
Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico ~ Fly to Cancun 

Description: The Breath of Life Immersive will be in the quaint village of Puerto Morales, 25 min south of the Cancun Airport. We will be at a private Garden Villa with individual apartments, swimming pool, and 1-block from the pristine beach.  We will open our studies with Philosophy, Sacred Geometry, Anatomy, Ayurveda, The Upanishads, and Practicum sessions. See below for full details. 

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

Module 2 ~ Energetics of Movement

Date: Oct 4 -6, 2024 
Times: Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

Location: Karma Yoga Center, Denver Co  
Main Teacher:  Lisa Theis 

Description: Study with master teacher Lisa Theis the Energetics of Movement. Understand how Breath, Subtle Body, Theme and Sequenced Movement link together to create a cohesive and beautiful yoga class. 

Lisa Theis

Module 3 ~ Cosmology and Ceremony 

Date: Nov 1-3, 2024 
Times: Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

Location: Karma Yoga Center, Denver Co  
Main Teachers:  Katrina Gustafson & Michael Shankara  

Description: Cosmology is the understanding of your personal self in relationship to your Soul or Cosmic Self. We will study this through your Astrology Chart, Karma & Dharma, Personal Evolution and Great Cycles of Time such as the Yugas. Paired together with Ceremony, this will be experiential as you learn the art of Puja, Creating Altars, Setting Space, Magic, Energetics of Temple Creation, and how this relates to energy, intention, Karma & Dharma. 

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

Module 4 ~ Mantras, Malas, & Mudras

Date: Dec 6-8, 2024 
Times: Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

Location: Karma Yoga Center, Denver Co  
Main Teacher:  Lisa Theis 

Description: Study Primal Sound as Mantra. Learn how the Mantra and Sound (Nada) interacts with our mind, body and spirit. Mantra is both for Self-Healing (Ayurveda) and Self-Realization (Yoga). There are eternal sound currents (Nadis) in your Astral Body that resonate to mantra. Concurrently, use the mala you made at the 1-Day Immersion for mantra practice and learn more about the mala as  spiritual-scientific tool. You will learn mudras of the hands and body to further assist in the energetic movement of consciousness through the body at all layers: physical, astral and causal.  

Chant-n-Chill Mantra Karma Yoga Center

Module 5 ~ Alchemy and Self-Care

Date: Jan 17-19, 2025 
Times: Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

Location: Karma Yoga Center, Denver Co  
Main Teachers:  Katrina Gustafson & Michael Shankara 

Description: Yoga is the spiritual-science of Self-Healing & Self Realization and how to realize the inner light of consciousness. Yoga is Alchemy~ the universal practice of Self-Transformation. Study the symbols, stories, and stages of resurrecting conscious light from the ego and personal-self. The Complimentary practices of Self-Care will be shared. Learn practices for the physical, mental and spiritual self that establish, maintain and support Self-Care and your Shakti or Personal Magic. Mental and Spiritual health are essential to fulfilling our Dharma and Soul’s Purpose.  

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

Module 6 ~ Final Showcase Weekend: Graduation Presentations

Date: Feb 7-9, 2025 
Times: Fri ~11am -6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

Location: Karma Yoga Center, Denver Co  
Main Teachers:  Katrina Gustafson, Lisa Theis & Michael Shankara 

Description: Throughout the course of your 300HR training and immersion, you will develop a 2Hr Workshop of your personal choosing to teach others. This workshop can span any of the topics from the training and bridge into modalities of interest (See Below for full requirements). This weekend will be condensed presentations to the teaching staff and your training group. Full workshops will be presented later to the public at Karma Yoga Center.  

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center
300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

300-Hr Training Pricing

  • $5,470   Early Bird Tuition for the Entire Training paid in full by the start of the training (Aug 25, 2024). This Payment is to take the training within one cycle from Aug -Feb.
  • $5,830   Regular Tuition & Payment Plan for the Entire Training. Full tuition is to be paid by the last day of the training (Feb 9, 2025)
  • $432       Non-Refundable Deposit is required to hold you place in the entire training. Applied toward your tuition.
  • $2,970   Mexico Immersion Only~ Module 1
  • $720 ea  Modules 2-6 at Karma Yoga Center in Denver, Co

**Students that decide to do the 300Hr Training over multiple cycles by piecing together modules will pay a total of $6,390. Prices may change year to year, so this amount may change over time.**

*Credit Card Payments will have an additional 2.5% processing fee added ($143 for the full tuition). There are no fees for Venmo, Cash and Check payments. Call or email us to make non-credit card payments. Contact Katrina to discuss your options: 303-709-0535 or love@karmayogacenter.com

Yoga Teacher Training Manuals, Books and Drawing Supplies are not included in the tuition price. These will be about $99

Cancellation Policy
All $432 deposits are non-refundable. Any cancellations within the first week the training will forfeit 1/3 of your tuition. Cancellations after week 1 will forfeit the full paid amount, with the option to be re-apply for future YTT trainings.


Payment Plans

Monthly payment plans are available throughout the course of the Yoga Teacher Training. Contact Katrina to discuss your options: 303-709-0535 or love@karmayogacenter.com with the subject ”YTT Payment Plan.” Installments paid before the start of the training will be a total of $5,470, after the start they will total $5,830, for a $360 difference. All payment plans will be paid in full by the end of the training. Payment Plans are flexible and tailored to meet your needs.

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center


& Membership

As part of your Yoga Teacher Training you will receive:

  • 5-month Unlimited Yoga Membership
    • In-Studio Classes &  On-Line Classes
    • $540 value
  • 10% Off All Merchandise
  • 10% Off All Workshops 
  • 20% Off Spiritual Counseling, Energy  & Healing Sessions
  • 20% Off Astrology Readings (Relationship & Birth)

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

~The Breath of Life Immersion ~

Aug 30 – Sep 8, 2024

Mexico Info

300Hr Mexico Immersive Info 

After the Day Immersive & Intro on Aug 25, students will journey to Puerto Morelos, Mexico under the tropical blue skies of the Mayan Riviera to stay at a Private Garden Villa by the ocean. For 10-Days, we will delve into the deeper 300Hr teachings, establishing a daily rhythm for your practice and studies.

We will open our immersion with Philosophy, Sacred Geometry, Anatomy, Ayurveda, The Upanishads, and Practicum Sessions. Each day will start with a morning Sadhana at the beach to do breathwork, mantra and meditation. We will follow up with morning ayurvedic teas and discussion. Some class session will be at the Private Yoga Palapa in the lush gardens, some will be at the Salt Water Pool and some will be at the pristine beach. Full Morning breakfast is included each day and some afternoon and evening meals.

Private Garden Villa and Accommodations 

The private Garden Villa has beautiful individual apartments, fully equipped in-room kitchenettes, living areas, sitting porches, a salt water swimming pool, free bicycles to use, walking gardens, ponds, water fountains and features, hammocks, beach chairs and umbrellas for use and is located 1-block from the beautiful white sands of the Mexican Caribbean and 4-blocks from the charming town of Puerto Morales. Each student will have their own Private Room as a Single Occupancy.

The Town of Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos is the very heart of the Mexican Caribbean and located only 25 minutes from the Cancun Airport. It is a cultural and ecological gem as it is completely surrounded by protected tropical mangroves and two biological reserves. It has also maintained it’s cultural and spiritual connection to the the Mayan peoples and heritage. Here you find local shops, artisans, and crafts-people with a vibrant community. There is as local farmers market, several well stocked grocery stores, and many wonderful restaurants to choose from. The cuisine is fresh, inspired and caters to all diets from seafood to vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, and all variety dietary needs.

Visit the Pyramids, Temples and Cenotes 

We will also take a day trip to visit some of the ancient Mayan Temples and Pyramids along with the spiritual and breath taking cenotes. Both the Mayans and the Yogas speak of a Universal connection of consciousness and acknowledge a more ancient connection between these two spiritual lineages.  Katrina and Michael have been coming here for over a decade and Michael has studied with his Mayan teachers throughout the region. Michael will give a private tour of the Pyramids and Cenotes, sharing the cosmic connection between the Mayans, Yogis and many other sacred wisdom traditions that all link back to Atlantis.

Personal Expenses 

Students are responsible for their own Flights to the Cancun Airport and airport transport. We will arrange for the airport pick-up and help coordinate your travel plans. All Breakfasts are include and some additional group meals. Students will have the options to go to the grocery store and utilize their fully equipped kitchenettes. You can also eat at the many local restaurants for any additional meals.

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center
300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center
300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center
300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center
300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

Additional Requirements

During the training, you will receive a 5-month Unlimited Yoga Membership at Karma Yoga Center. To complete your 300Hr Teaching Certificate you have additional  requirements outside of the actual Training Immersion & Weekends. These requirements do not have to be completed by the end of the Training, they can be done in your own time. When all requirements are met, you will receive your 300Hr Yoga Alliance Certification.  

  • Teach 5-Community Classes @ Karma Yoga Center ~ 5Hrs

  • Teach 10-Recorded Classes ~ 10Hrs

  • Assist 5-Classes @ Karma Yoga Center ~ 5Hrs

  • Take 15-Classes @ Karma Yoga Center ~15Hrs

  • Teach 2Hr Workshop @ Karma Yoga Center


Required Reading 

These are the required reading books and ancient text for the 300Hr YTT. We will provide the books and give them to you at the 1-Day Immersion. We have purposely chosen specific editions and translations for this training, so please use our selected list only. We also recommend that you wait to read the texts until they are presented and discussed as much more depth may be found at that time.

Yoga and Ayurveda– Dr. David Frawley

Upanishads– Eknath Eswaran

Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound– Dr. David Frawley

Kybalion-The Three Initiates

300Hr Mexico Yoga Teacher training~ Karma Yoga center

Graduation Requirements & Workshop

Create and facilitate a 2-hour workshop at Karma Yoga Center that is open to the public sometime after graduation weekend. As a Seva, all proceeds for the workshop will be donated to charity or seva of choice. Students also need to fulfill all requirements for contact hours and non-contact hours for the program. This includes the 1-Day Immersion, Mexico Retreat, Modules 2-6 and all the Additional Requirements. Students must also adhere and comply to all the requirements in the Code of Conduct Manual.

Karma YOga Center 200Hr & 300 HrYTT

Katrina Marie Gustafson

The mermaid of the mountains, Katrina Marie seeks the heights of the peaks and the depths of the oceans in her practice. Through the wisdom of the heart, her purpose is to help guide others to open their own. She has studied in the temples of India, the pyramids of Mexico, and in the crucible of modern life. She finds the sacred in the rhythm of the seasons, the stars, and every second of life.

As the owner and founder of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, she brings the Bhakti from all wisdom traditions to her yoga classes- singing, chanting, dancing, and journeys into the heart. Katrina fills every yoga session with love. She weaves in the teachings of her yoga mentor Saul David Raye and the cosmic knowings from the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology.  She shares her life journey with her half-side husband Michael Shankara and her two boys Max & Bo.

Lisa Theis~ Karma YOga Center~ Yoga Teacher training Program 200Hr

Lisa Theis

Lisa’s journey with the practice of yoga began 18 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 she has had many influential teachers, she is a dedicated student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and follows the lineage of Para Yoga and Sri Vidya. Her classes strive to provide a space for each person to explore the effect of yoga in their own way and, while rooted in the methodologies of Para Yoga, are an amalgamation of all her teachers’ influences. Each class will include pranayama (breathwork), the exploration and experience of the energetics of asana (postures), mantra, visualization and intentional focus, and meditation.
Michael Shankara ~ Karma Yoga Center ~ Astrologer

Michael Shankara

Michael is a certified yoga teacher, Mayan Shaman, Priest, and Astrologer. Initiated into the sacred wisdom of the Maya, Michael is the sole apprentice under elder, priest and shaman Dr. Don Miguel Angel Vergara- former director of the sacred Chichen Itza Archeology Site in Mexico. Michael is also a musician and sound healer, providing live music for yoga classes, retreats, journeys and mediations at Karma Yoga Center. Michael is a certified Crystology Healer and studies Soul Astrology, Astronomy, and the Mayan Calendars. He offers Energy Healings and Astrology Readings that integrate his shamanic and yogic trainings. Michael & Katrina also provide a free videos series on the  Fulls called the The Shaman & The Mermaid.