Yoga Teacher Certification Programs 

With so many options, how do you know which YTT program is right for you? For true seekers, the most important consideration is the quality of the educational program itself. If fate brought you to this page, you have the opportunity to train with one of the best educators in the yoga industry. But don't just take our word for it. Our director, Karina Mirsky has been training yoga teachers since 2004; studios all over the USA and abroad hire her to present in their YTT programs. In 2008, Karina was named one of the "Top Famous American Yoga Teachers" by Yoga Journal. You can also read testimonials by our graduates. (Learn more about Karina below.)

Sangha Yoga Institute is committed to being an inclusionary learning environment. We welcome you just as you are, any shape, size, gender, ethnicity, or cultural background. Just believe in yourself and sign up for a SYTT today! 

Yoga Session


Three, six-day immersion trainings. This program is a rich foundation from which to begin (or deepen) a practice of teaching yoga. SYTT specialities are yoga philosophy, sequencing, vital life-force energy, and meditation. We have our roots in Rod Stryker's Para Yoga® and in the Himalayan Tradition. This program is also open to those seeking deeper study or personal growth. Click below to learn more!

Head Stand Pose


This 300 hour, advanced yoga teacher training is open to anyone who has completed a 200 hour program and wants to deepen their knowledge of yogic texts, phiosophy, psychology,

asana, pranayama, bandha, energetic anatomy, private sessions, workshops, and business. Trainings are held in six-day tiers in Kalamazoo once every three years and in 28-day  immersions in Costa Rica, every other year. 



YMC: Yoga Mindset Coaching™

Are you a certified yoga teacher? Do you wish could make a bigger impact in your students lives? Are you ready to double, or triple your income from teaching? If yes to these questions, get trained to do Private Yoga and coaching sessions! The online YMC Basic Training is based on the best selling book: Make a Difference & Make a Living Teaching Yoga.


Karina Mirsky, BBA, MA, ERYT

Karina has practiced yoga since childhood and has been teaching since 1998. She was the first certified teacher of Rod Stryker's Para Yoga. Karina also holds degrees in Business Management and East/West Psychology. She is an adjunct professor of Yoga Studies at two universities, and served as a faculty member of the Himalayan Institute for six years. Karina has also studied intersectional feminism, curriculum design, and learning theory. She is a passionate and compassionate, as well as, an experienced and skillful educator.


Karina closed Sangha Yoga studio in 2014 to travel to other centers to train teachers most of the year. But once a year, she runs a program in Kalamazoo out of People's Church. Don't miss the chance to get certified by her. Read what our graduates have to say HERE.

Karina is also the founder of Yoga Mindset Coaching™. In May 2019, she published Make a Difference & Make a Living Teaching Yoga: The Secret to Transforming Lives While Supporting YourSelf.  Get it on Amazon.


Karina has been featured in numerous publications and presented in several conferences. Below are features of, interviews with, podcasts, and articles by Karina Ayn Mirsky. In December 2012, she graced the cover of Yoga International.

(Yoga for Disabilites)

(Podcast- Yoga of Manifestation)

(Moon Salute article, many videos)

(Yoga of Relationships)

(21 Top Famous  Yoga Teachers)

(100 Trailblazers)

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