Cathy Daley-Owner/Director/Teacher

Cathy is trained and certified as a Yoga Teacher in Kripalu/Hatha method of yoga by the Kripalu Center. Cathy is also trained and certified (500 hrs) as a Professional Yoga Therapist through Integrative Yoga Therapy Institute.



RYT 200 TEACHER TRAINING  - HATHA Yoga for Health & Well Being


Alive With Yoga RYT200 Teacher Training is designed to provide a vehicle for cultivating acknowledge base from which to teach breath-centered, health and well being -focused hatha yoga. There are scheduled workshops that take place on weekends. The rest of the components are customizable.  Some by arrangement between the participating students and the teacher, and others can fit into your schedule and be completed in your own time. The idea is that you can explore a deeper interest in practicing and teaching yoga without having to suspend or disrupt your life (estimated time for completion is 4-6 months.)

The curriculum offers a foundation of philosophy, technique, methodology and interpersonal skills. But because of the flexibility of our program, each participant shapes the course of the training according to their specific needs and interests.

If you don’t want to be a yoga teacher, participating in some or all the AWY Yoga Teacher Training provides the opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding of those aspects of yoga that interests you most. Click here to see current offerings).

For those who do wish to pursue yoga as a vocation, the program provides a supportive and nurturing environment for you to develop the confidence needed to be a teacher and the real world know-how to make it a profession.


2 things that make the AWY Yoga Teacher Training unique:

1. The focus on health and well being orientation of the yoga practice we teach.  Graduates of the program are equipped to teach group classes to typical yoga students and adapt practice for those with injuries or acute conditions

2. The structure and curriculum of the AWY Yoga Teacher Training allows for participants to personalize their training and fit it into their lives. Unlike other programs, we have not crammed 200 hours into a series of all day weekends or an “intensive” month. The only part of the program that is formally scheduled are the workshops (2 -2.5 hours long) that take place on weekends over the course of six months. In these workshops, we examine philosophy, yoga for specific issues, methodology, meditation. You can choose which ones based on your interests. The other components (philosophy, postures, group practice, personal practice, observe/assist, teaching) are completed according to the participant’s schedule and in their own time. Those who put the time and energy in straight away can complete the program in four months.  You will need to plan with Cathy Daley accordingly to satisfy the full 200 hrs.

Graduates of this program will receive a certificate of completion RYT200 and be eligible to register with the YOGA ALLIANCE RYT200 and take advantage of becoming a member with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).

Tuition:  $ 2575.     $600 Deposit.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Deposit not refundable. 

Lead Teacher: Cathy Daley E-RYT500 Professional Yoga Therapist

Call Cathy to discuss.  (941) 302-1004

E-RYT 500 - Integrative Yoga Therapy.  Professional Yoga Therapist

Cathy is trained and registered as a Professional Yoga Therapist through Integrative Yoga Therapy Institute. (500 hrs of Integrative Yoga Therapy.  200 hrs Kripalu/Hatha Method).  

 Best Yoga Instructor  - Natural Awakenings 2011, 2012,2013,2014

In my own life Yoga is one of the greatest gifts I’ve received. It not only enhances health and vitality, but it also brings lasting inner peace, happiness, and wellness”, said Cathy Daley. “It has always been my intention to provide a setting where it would be easy for everyone to experience Yoga’s life-enhancing benefits regardless of their age, health or situation in life.”


Fall/Winter 2016/17 -
November - April


Teacher Training CertificationTuition:  $ 2575.

$600 Deposit. CANCELLATION POLICY:  Deposit not refundable. 

If you don’t want to be a Yoga Teacher contact Cathy for other pricing and involvement.

Contact Cathy Daley (941) 302-1004 or email:


Fall/Winter 2016/17 October 25 - April 30

 200hr Certification

 Scheduled Wednesdays 8:30 – 11:30. Techniques, Training and Practice/Teaching Methodology/Philosophy

(This day and time can be changed according to wish of attendees)

Scheduled Workshops. You must pre-register for workshops that you are most interested in (included in cost):

Wednesday morning 9:00 - 12:00.


Saturdays, 1-4:00pm

Nov     5
Dec    10, 17, 31
Jan     14, 21, 28
Feb      4, 11, 18, 25

Mar      4, 11, 25

Apr       1, 8, 15, 22

Scheduled Meditation   Sundays 11:00 - 12:30 - November 6th – April 30th.


180 hours formal training 20 hours on your own.                            


Dates and Times Subject to change.  Check with Cathy



Hatha Yoga Practice (Sadhana)


Warm-ups (Pratapana)

Postures (Asana):
- Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)
- Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar)
- Mountain (Tadasana)
- Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)
- Standing Back Bend (Anuvrittasana)
- Standing Forward Bend
- Standing Spinal Twist
   (Sama Matsyendrasana)
- Triangle (Trikonasana)
- Warrior (Virabhadrasana)
- Side Warrior  (Virabhadrasana 2)
- Balancing Half Moon
  (Tula Ardha Chandrasana)
- Dancer (Natarajasana)
- Boat (Navasana)
- Child (Garbhasana)
- Half Locust (Ardha Shalabhasana)
- Locust (Shalabhasana)
- Cobra (Bhujangasana)
- Pigeon (Kapotasana)
- Gate (Parighasana)
- Half Circle (Ardha Mandalasana)
- Downward Dog
   (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)
- Symbol of Yoga  (Yoga Mudra)
- Bound Angle (Baddha Konasana)
- Head to Knee (Janu Shirshasana)
- Seated Spinal Twist
- Posterior Stretch
- Inclined Plane (Purvottanasana)
- Bridge (Setu Bandhasana)
- Knee to Chest Pose
   (Pavana Muktasana)
- Half Shoulderstand
   (Ardha Sarvangasana)
- Supine Spinal Twist
   (Supta Matsyendrasana)

Relaxation / Yoga Nidra
- Corpse (Shavasana)

Yogic Breathing (Pranayama):
- Ocean Breath (Ujjayi)
- Complete Breath (Dirgha)
- Alternate Nostril Breath
   (Nadi Shodhana)
- Skull Shining (Kapalabhati)


Yoga Therapy

- For the Back    - Cancer
- Chair                - Cardiac Disease
- Restorative      -  Diabetes & Obesity
- Osteoperosis    - Yoga for Depression
- Arthritsi
- For the Hips


Muscular-Skeletal Systems
Movement Dynamics:
- Core Support
- Press Points
- Spinal, Pelvic & Joint Movement
- Forward Bending
- Backward Bending
- Lateral Bending
- Spinal Rotation
- Balancing
- Inversions

Breath & Movement

- Cardiovascular System
- Lymphatic/Immune System

Digestion & Elimination:
- Digestive System
- Urinary System

Endocrine System
Nervous System

The Five Sheaths (Koshas)

Prana & The Energy Body:
- Energy Currents (Nadis)
- Energy Vortexes (Chakras)


Intention & Attitude
Being a Student / Being a Teacher
Conscious Communication

Introduction to Yoga
- Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
- Yamas and NiYamas

- Chakras

Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga):
- Social Ethics (Yama)
- Personal Practices (Niyama)
- Posture (Asana)
- Breath (Pranayama)
- Inward Focus (Pratyahara)
- Concentration (Dharana)
- Meditation (Dhyana)
- Union (Samadhi)

Yoga Therapy


Principles of Existence & Embodiment

Fundamental Characteristics
of the Material World (Gunas)

Obstacles to Clear Perception (Kleshas)


Sacred Space & Safety
Centering & Integration
Guiding Warm-ups
Guiding Asanas
Hands-on Assisting
Developing Awareness
Guiding a Relaxation Experience
Creating a Complete Experience
Guiding a Practice Class (Sadhana)
Teaching a New Asana
Teaching Pranayama
Teaching Meditation
Teaching a Training Class
Lesson Planning
Curriculum Design
Class Design
The Business of Yoga


Reading Assignments
Study Questions
Preparation for Exams
Preparation for Practice Teaching

Ongoing Home Practice (Sadhana)
- Monthly Sadhana Reports
Ongoing Yoga Classes
- Monthly Class Observation Reports


Observing, assisting & guiding in
partners and small groups

Practice Teaching in small groups:

1. Guide warm-ups & one asana,
focus on details (10 min)

2. Guide warm-ups and a series of
 asanas, focus on developing
 awareness (30 min)

3. Guide a complete practice class
 (sadhana), focus on details and  awareness (75 min)

4. Introduce a new asana (30 min)

5. Introduce a new pranayama and a
 new asana (45 min)

6. Introduce new techniques in a
 complete class (75 min)

Where:  Alive With Yoga Studio.  7513 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238

Register:  Pay or send check to  Alive With Yoga, 8208 Nice Way, Sarasota, FL 34238

Modules open to those that do not want to be Yoga Teachers.

Yoga Philosophy - Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:00AM           see more

Going  Deeper Asanas  Wednesdays 10:00- 11:15       see more

Mindfullness and Meditation Sundays 11:00 - 12:30   see more

Special Workshops Saturday afternoons                             see more