are you ready to

stand out as an inspiring yoga teacher even if you can't fold your body into a pretzel?

Get instant access to the signature system I created
to help you embrace your unique traits and skyrocket your confidence.

Does this sound familiar?


Getting certified online +
registering with the Yoga Alliance

Gain the skills to not only help others, but also deepen your own practice.

Do it at home in your coziest pajamas at a pace that fits your needs.

Connect with individuals who share your passion for all things yoga.

Kind Words From

past students

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Chrissy F.

“I was given all the essential tools and confidence in your training so I could spread my wings and find what was true to me.”

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Salena s.

“I’m lucky to have trained with one of the best. Shannon keeps it real and teaches true yoga!

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Treisha P.

“Thank you for this unexpected gift—just taught an awesome class and all I could think was how greatufl it was you I called.”

Are you ready to follow the whisper to teach yoga?

let's go with yes!

Purple Lotus Yoga
Online Yoga Teacher Training

In this 200-hour yoga teacher training, you’ll become a one-of-a-kind yoga teacher
who confidently leads and inspires your classes and clients.

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Here's what's included:

You’ll sky rocket your confidence with our signature yoga teacher training program that focuses on the mechanics and mindset you’ll need to teach yoga + and inspire others.
Proven System

Embark on the same transformational journey as in-person training.

Private Community

Private Facebook group for community, interaction + accountability.

1:1 calls

Three 1:1 calls throughout training to answer questions and keep you on track.

Lifetime Access

Online participants receive lifetime access to all the videos and content.

Ongoing Support

Email support + mentorship throughout the training, same as in-person training.

Teaching Manual

Manual, worksheets, and templates to support you during and after training.

What you'll learn...

Enjoy mind-body lectures, yoga classes, learning enhancement activities, and mentoring sessions in an easy-going, low-pressure environment.

By the end of yoga teacher training, you’ll understand yoga as a system and weave it into all areas of your life.

You’ll feel comfortable in the unique experiences you bring to your teaching, including knowing how to design well-balanced and engaging classes


Yoga Foundations

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

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Teaching Foundations

Pacing, environment, verbal + physical cues, class management, observing and mentoring. Sun salutation asanas.


Ethics Foundations

How yoga and philosophy connect to equity and accountability in yoga. Four Agreements and kriya yoga. Cool down asanas.

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Breathing Foundations

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


Meditation Foundations

How to, expectations, five different types + tools like mantras + mudras. How meditation affects the nervous system. Seated asanas.

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Anatomy Foundations

Ten major systems of the body with emphasis on bones, muscles + nervous system, and how yoga impacts each one. Standing balancing asanas.


Chakra Foundations

The seven major energy centers with physical and mental correlations. Practices to use to enhance chakra energy. Prone asanas.

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Business Foundations

Where to teach, pay expectations, insurance, Yoga Alliance, next steps. Arm balancing asanas. Review and final assessments for program completion.

More Kind Words

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Let's talk about the bonus

Many new teachers are interested in offering private lessons.
Get all you need to know in the Teach Private Yoga Now bonus.


Access to everything you need to know about teaching private yoga.


10 audio lessons you can download to any device for on-the-go learning.


Forms and templates you need to conduct private sessions.

Get started teaching because people need your special brand of yoga.

And just so we're clear...
(Because we don't believe in wasting time)

You're in the right place if:

hi, i’m shannon

For more than 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.

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Frequently Asked Qs

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 materials.

You are responsible for purchasing the required text books that will enhance your learning experience:

  • Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
  • Anatomy of a Spirit by Caroline Myss
  • Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Embrace Yoga’s Roots by Susanna Barataki
  • Teaching Yoga by Beeca Hewes
  • Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long.


Available through Amazon and other major book retailers.

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

✔️ You 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.

✔️ You will need to complete and pass (with 70% or better) a written test.

✔️ When you complete all of the assignments and turn in all required papers + videos, and pass the written test, you will earn a certificate of completion emailed to you as a PDF.

If completed before August 31, 2023, you may register with Yoga Alliance if you choose.

  1. Self-Paced Plus ($497)

You have access to the online video lessons via the learning platform PLUS three hours of 1:1 calls with Shannon.

  1. Self-Paced Plus Payment Plan (2 x $265)

*Only the SELF-PACED PLUS training is eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance upon completion of all requirements.

YES! If you’re interested in learning more about yoga but don’t want to teach, you can do the SELF PACED ONLY option for $247.

In this option, you have access to the online training content only. You do not have access to 1:1 time with Shannon unless you add it on.

There is no time limit for completing the Self-Paced Only option.

*Please note, at this level you will only earn a certificate of completion that is NOT eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance.


Getting started is easy. Click the ENROLL NOW button and you’ll be directed to the check-out page. After you’ve completed your payment, you’ll receive login information for the course.

Online yoga teacher training is self-paced. You complete the lessons in your own time.

Additionally, you will be able to schedule your 1:1 calls with Shannon throughout the training for questions, mentoring, and accountability.

All 1:1 calls are done through Zoom. You may need to download Zoom in order to use it.

You can find the appropriate links inside the program.

After enrolling you will receive instructions for joining ThriveCart in order to access all the videos, assignments, and materials.

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

If you wish to register with the Yoga Alliance, the current deadline is September 13, 2024.

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

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Joining yoga teacher training is easy!

Choose the most convenient payment option from below, click the enroll now button and you’ll be taken to a checkout page to complete your purchase.



Get instant access to the entire program and save $30.


2 x $265

Get instant access with 1 payment today + 1 next month.



No live calls + not eligible for Yoga Alliance registration.

If you've still got questions for us or want to chat, please email us anytime!
We'd love the chance to chat further, no pressure, we promise.