300Hr-YTT: Spring 2018

300-Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings @ Karma


Karma Yoga Center’s 300-Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program strives to not only provide you with the knowledge required to deepen your teaching, but also to give you the opportunity to integrate and assimilate what you learn by putting it into practice in your everyday life. Our aim is to illuminate the forces within you through advanced techniques, philosophical discussions, and hands-on practicums.

We will help you become a masterful teacher through exploring complex concepts and teaching methodologies; and we will provide guidance of how to deliver what you experience. 

Embody The Teachings…

We believe most effective way to develop the skills to become an influential and powerful yoga teacher is through embodying the teachings. It is one thing to know about the subtle power of this practice, and its another thing to live it.  Significant teaching time will be allotted for a master level experience to be uncovered. This experience is a direct result of implementing the techniques passed to us from our teachers and past masters and our own personal experiences.

As a result, the student will begin to embody the deeper possibilities of yoga’s sacred teachings. Somewhere within the treasures of yoga exists your personal transformation, karma’s pure atunements, and the conscious evolution of the human race. And all, are features of our potent advanced training program.

Mexico Immersions or Karma Yoga Center Immersion…You Choose!

The final week of the training will be an intimate immersion, either in the lush tropics of the Mayan Riveria of Mexico, or here at Karma Yoga Center, you have the option to choose where to spend your concluding immersion week. This immersion will allow the student to take the teachings and consciously apply them in their moment-to-moment day for seven days. Whether its walking along the beach at sunrise in meditation, or leading us in a soul journey through our chakras in the studio, each day of the final week will bring the teachings into real time application.

Soul Contract

We graciously invite you on this very special voyage into the known and unknown. Join us for a journey into the essence of your being. Learn to move through obstacles and overcome limitations. Embody the teachings and light the fire of transformation that allows you to step deeper into your Soul Contract.

 Scheduled Teacher Trainings

300hr YTT & Mexico Immersion: Living Your Soul Contract
Spring 2018 
Dates w/ Mexico Immersion : March 22- June 8          (Mexico Immersion is June 1-8)
Dates w/ Karma Immersion: March 22- June 28     (Karma Immersion is June 22-28)
Location: Karma Yoga Center & Yucatan, Mexico
Lead Teachers: Katrina Gustafson, Lisa Theis, Santosh Powell, &  Michael Shankara
Pricing: You choose which Immersion you would like to culminate your training in…

  • $3,950 ~ Week Immersion @ Karma Yoga Center, June 22-28


  • $4,950~ Week immersion in Mexico, June 1-8: Includes accommodations, daily breakfast, and two group dinners. Each unit has a kitchenette. Does not include airfare.

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The 300-Hr Spring 2018 Training with the Mexico Immersion from is March 22 – June 8 and the same training with the Karma Yoga Center Immersion is March 22- June 28. The trainnig is taught in 4-day segments, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The training will meet form 4-8pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and form 8am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

5 Extended Weekends: Thur & Fri 4-8pm and Sat & Sun 8am-5pm

  • March 22-25      Universal Elements
  • April 5-8             Subtle Cosmic Force
  • April 19-22         Evolution and Vibrations of the Universe
  • May 3-6              Earth to the Sky 
  • May 17-20          Illumination of the Heart

Week Immersion Options (Choose 1)

  • June 1-8        Mayan Riviera, Mexico   OR…
  • June 22-28   Karma Yoga Center, Denver

300-Hr Training Pricing

Mexico Immersion Prices

  • $4,950* Regular Tuition
  • $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold you place in the training. Applied toward your tuition.

Karma Yoga Center Immersion Prices

  • $3,950* 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.

Yoga Teacher Training Manuals and Books are not included in the tuition price. These will be between $80-$120. As well as the Anatomy Lab Fee which will be about $50*

Cancellation Policy
All $200 deposits are non-refundable. Any cancellations within the first week the training will forfeit 1/3 of your tuition. Cancellations after week 4 will forfeit the full paid amount, with the option to be re-apply for future YTT trainings.

Monthly 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.” All payment plans will be paid in full by the end of the training.

Discounts & Membership

As part of your Yoga Teacher Training you will receive:

  • 3-month Unlimited Yoga Membership
    • $325 value
  • 10% Off All Merchandise
  • 10% Off All Workshops 
  • 10% Off Energy & Healing Sessions

Mexico Immersion Info 

We will be staying in a small fishing village right on the ocean waters of the Mayan Riviera of Mexico. Just 20 miles south of Cancun, this location is safe, easy to get to, and connected to the ancient energies of the Mayan and Mexican peoples. Our special retreat center is totally self-contained, and we will be the only group in the space. There are beautiful accommodations, a private pool, tropical gardens, a covered-outdoor yoga space, free bicycles, and it is a 2-minute walk to the spectacular beaches.

This little fishing village is surrounded by tropical mangrove forests and a sea-turtle reserve. Because of this, the village area cannot be commercially developed and maintains it’s local charm. It is home to artisan crafters, local farmers, fisher people, and spiritual seekers. There is a wonderful farmers market, a hand craft market, and a grocery store. There is also a great selection of small beach-side restaurants, a coffee shop, local craft shops, and beautiful uncrowded beaches. We will be taking a few adventures into the jungle to visit some of the Sacred Mayan sites, including the famous Chichen Itza and the Ik Kil Cenote.

Attendees will be provided with a daily breakfast and 2 dinners. Each room has it’s own kitchen for cooking or you can eat out. Attendees are responsible for their own airfare. We will provide transportation to and from the airport and to our planned adventures. Attendees are welcome to rent their own vehicles if you want your own personal transportation during free-time- however it is not necessary. Everything is within walking/biking distance from our Retreat Center.

Karma Yoga Center; Mexico Yoga Teacher training 300 Hour
Karma Yoga Center: 300 Hour Yoga teacher Training mexico
Karma Yoga Center: 300 Hour Yoga Teacher training Mexico

Topics Covered

  • Learn and embody progressive sequencing of asana through:
  • Breath patterning
  • Chakras, Vayus & the Subtle Body
  • Ayurveda
  • Cultivate yogic lifestyle practices:
  • Sadhana and the Inner Inquiry
  • Meditation & Pranayama
  • Ayurveda & Natural Medicine
  • Experience Yoga Philosophy from the Yoga Sutras and the cosmic creation theories of Yoga
    & Tantra
  • Explore the world of Karma & Dharma through discussion, readings, & practice
  • Advance your understanding of posture action, complexity, & energetics
  • Study deity archetypes: The Universe in You
  • Participate in Bhakti, Sanskrit vibrations, & Mantra chanting: The Path of Devotion
  • Absorb advanced subtle body theory & subtle energetic practices: Awaken Intuitive
  • Refine your understanding of the Gunas and how they effect your everyday life.
  • Explore yogic scriptures and their fundamental teachings
  • Participate in practicum workshops: refine teaching techniques
  • Experience & embody the Truth of the teacher.

Teaching & Learning Style

You will be supported throughout your training and immersion by the teaching staff and community at Karma Yoga Center. It is our core mission at the studio to create a loving community in all we do. We understand that being and feeling supported is key to your success and transformation in our training. And, our teacher training aligns with our mission of support.

You will be engaged and learn by:

  • Hands-on Teaching Practicums
  • Group Participation
  • Individual Work
  • Lecture
  • Speaking & Sharing Your Journey
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Observing
  • Private Consultations
  • Assisting
  • Presenting 

During the training, you will receive an Unlimited Yoga Membership at Karma Yoga Center. Through your requirement to attend 3-classes a week during the off-times of your training, you will be able to stay connected to the community and interact with your teachers and fellow students. You will also teach 5-classes, observe 5-classes, and assist 5-classes over the course of the trainings. 

Post training, you will have the opportunity to teach our Free Community Classes at the studio, as well as the possibility to apprentice with one of the lead teachers.

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 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.

Santosh Powell

Triputi is an Eastern word describing the perfection between the Body, Breath and Mind; a transcended relationship of peace and mindfulness that uncovers direct knowledge. A way to live and be in the Flow, an inspired experience and an empowering understanding best describe classes that Santosh guides. By incorporating physical alignment wisdom with the higher values of a focused mind with the breath, this inspiration becomes known intimately. The energetic combination guides the student into the realm of deep inner connection of mind and subtle understanding. The perceptions are guided to experience yoga as an awareness practice, a masterful territory of individual empowerment and purposeful action. To live and breathe through porthole of the heart is a permanent intention. Each student is held in this sacred embrace to explore their own special relationship with yoga.

Santosh is Yoga Alliance registered at the E-RYT 500 and E-RYT 200 levels. For 9 years he has taught yoga teachers in 5 different Yoga Teacher Training programs at both the 500 and 200 hour level. He is approaching 10,000 hours of actual teaching experience. Santosh authored and personally developed two Yoga Alliance Certified 200 hour training programs and he currently teaches in the Spiritual Studies School at Karma Yoga. He teaches beginning through advanced workshops on asana, pranayama, meditation and Eastern spiritual philosophy throughout the Rocky Mountain area. His training has included asana of numerous styles from many highly experienced teachers. He has in-depth study of Ayurvedic medicine, Raja Yoga, Tantric spiritual practices, advanced pranayama and the vast spiritual teachings of yoga.

The expanding summit of his work culminated in his Guru, Sri Baba Hari Dass, who resides at the Mt. Madonna Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the central California coast, initiating him into the sacred teachings of the Pujari. Rare in the western hemisphere. His classes are diverse, fun, challenging, and explore the greatest elements of classic yoga. Living remote in the mountains has allowed him to spend over 15 years in highly focused practice where he continues to polish the one magic stone in search of the Perfect Breath…. The State of the Breathless.

Michael Shankara

Michael is a certified yoga teacher and Shaman. He weaves together the practices and wisdom of Bhakti Yoga with Mayan Shamanism. Initiated into the sacred wisdom of the Maya, Michael is the sole apprentice under elder, high priest and shaman Don Miguel Angel Vergara. Michael is also a professional musician and former tropical biologist. Together, he and Katrina own and operate Karma Yoga Center.

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