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Is your head still spinning from yoga teacher training?

Wish you go back and retake some of the topics?

Want to continue your education without the weekends and wallet-squeezing?

Then the PTL Academy may be exactly what you’re looking for….

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I’m SHANNON CALDWELL, a wife, mom, and business owner, and I’ve mastered the art of squeezing-it-in (and I’m not talking about my yoga pants).

In 1999, I was where you are. I loved yoga and wanted to teach, but I couldn’t do all the postures. I didn’t bend and flex like others. I’m vertically challenged and have T-rex arms. I looked nothing like my yoga teacher or any of the other teachers I’d met.

There were no yoga schools so I had to ask my teacher (someone I greatly admired) to mentor me. SCARE-Y. She probably wondered what the heck I could bring to the table as a teacher, but I surprised us both.

That 5 minutes of nervous discomfort (and telling my self-doubts to shove it) led to me to a life I could never have dreamed of…and I had plenty of poopoo-ers along the way (and still do).

It’s not about the yoga voice, Sanskrit, or even wearing fancy pants….it’s about how people feel during and after class. With my Texas accent, bad Sanskrit (so I rarely use it) and my Gap and Target yoga pants, I teach one hell of a class.

Since I started teaching yoga classes and mentoring teachers, I’ve racked up 10,000+ hours. But more important than my achievements are the successes of the teachers who chose to work with me.

  • 20+ yoga studio owners
  • 8 yoga training directors
  • 10 yoga & wellness biz owners
  • And too many teachers (who are still teaching) to count….

My mission has always been to bring the best yoga training I can to those who seek it (teachers and non-teachers alike), creating as much flexibility as I can for people to attend and to pay. My approach has allowed me to train an amazing collective of yoga teachers for the last FIFTEEN years.

I am lucky to have trained under one of the best, who also keeps it real and teaches true yoga.


Thank you for nurturing us into better teachers. I am grateful and inspired by the amount of grace, strength, and sense of humor you demonstrate during each session. I have gained so much confidence and knowledge.


You saw so much potential in me during a messy period of my life. You never doubted (at least I didn’t feel it). You were nurturing and nonjudgmental. It was so empowering.


Shannon is my best supporter. I love that she is down-to-earth and knows how to relate to you in what you’re going through. My favorite part is the steps of letting go and moving forward with your life.