Join Level 2 Authorized teacher, Krista Shirley, at Woodley Park Yoga, for an intensive immersion in Ashtanga Yoga.


The four (4) month practitioner Intensive program will cover the practical, theoretical, historical, and spiritual aspects of the science of yoga. This program will provide eager students with a thorough education, dedicated personal practice, heightened awareness, and an abundance of inspiration and passion! Class size is limited in order to create an intimate learning environment.

Students will meet with Krista four weekends over the course of four months.  Classes will meet at Woodley Park Yoga in Washington, DC. In addition, students will meet with Krista virtually, via zoom, once per month over the course of four months for live Q&A sessions.

This four month practitioner intensive is for both students and teachers of this practice of Ashtanga Yoga. It is not necessary that you be a teacher or ever desire to become a teacher to join us.  However, it is important that students have a desire to deepen their knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga.


  • Students must maintain a personal asana practice at least three times per week.
  • Applicants must complete all reading and research assignments during the course.
  • All accepted applicants must attend all weekend sessions with Krista August-November 2022.
  • Students must complete all homework: reading, written and practical assignments.


• Asana

• Yoga Theory and Yoga History

• Pranayama/Breathwork

• Meditation

• Chanting

• Kriyas (purification practices)

• Anatomy (physical and subtle) 


Krista Shirley


Woodley Park Yoga

2625 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008



Four (4), practitioner weekends with Krista

August 20-21

September 17-18

October 22-23

November 19-20


Saturdays: 1:00-7:00pm

Sundays: 11:00am-5:00pm


Tuition for the Woodley Park Practitioner Intensive Program is $1,300.00.  This is inclusive of your course of study – lectures, classroom instruction, guided and mentored meditations, monthly Q&A calls, and comprehensive Practitioner Intensive Program manuals.

Please note: Recommended books are not included in the cost of the program.


Contact to register for the program.


Refunds: Full refunds will be issued until August 1st. After August 10th no refunds will be issued.


The intention of this program is to educate students. Students who complete this practitioner intensive in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion issued by Krista Shirley. Please NOTE, this is NOT a teacher certification course. Only R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India can grant students Authorization or Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

If you are interested in this four month Practitioner Intensive Program, please email or for more information and to register.