200hr Anusara Teacher Training

Red Hot Yoga Teacher Training

Our teacher training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP) and The Anusara® School of Hatha Yoga (ASHY), demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title ‘Registered Yoga Teacher’ (RYT) as a sign of quality training when they register themselves with YAP.  Whether you are planning on embarking on a career as a Yoga teacher, or looking to deepen your knowledge of Yoga theory, practise and philosophy, our 200 hour Anusara® Teacher Training Course is designed to give you all the tools you need.  The course will give you a qualification recognised worldwide.

Our Anusara® Teacher Training course is run by Sarah Powell, Accredited Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher and Certified Anusara® Teacher Trainer.

Course Schedule

The course is held over six months.  Each day starts at 9:30am and finishes at 5:30pm, with an hour break for lunch and a mid-afternoon tea break.  The dates of the next two courses are:

2019-20 Course Dates 2020-21 Course Dates
25th-29th September 2019 9th-13th September 2020
16th-20th October 2019 14th-18th October 2020
13th-17th November 2019 18th-22nd November 2020
8th-12th January 2020 13th-17th January 2021
5th-9th February 2020 10th-14th February 2021
4th-8th March 2020 10th-14th March 2021

Course Pre-Requisites

You have a consistent practise that you have been dedicated to for at least two years.

You are prepared to commit to six months of study, maintaining your regular practise, completing homework assignments and acknowledge to yourself that the hours will be long and will require a lot of energy.

You are open minded and prepared to learn new and different techniques and philosophies: you are prepared to broaden your horizons.

Click here to complete the Application Form.

Course Content

Successful graduates from this training will be able to register not only with Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP) but also with Anusara® School of Hatha Yoga (ASHY).

The Anusara® trainings are well known as one of the most comprehensive and challenging trainings available. By completion students will have a thorough knowledge of yoga history and the meaning behind the practice, as well as being able to sequence and teach not only a well aligned and safe yoga class, but one which empowers and uplifts the class through ‘theme weaving’. Taking this training is guaranteed to challenge you, yet uplift you – it won’t be easy, but it will be wonderful!

Certified Anusara and Senior Yoga Teacher, Sarah Powell will lead you through this inspiring training, along with some subject matter specialists.

The course focuses on providing a safe space and a nurturing atmosphere for an in depth study of the practice of yoga. This enables the student to deepen their personal practice and find their unique voice as a skilled yoga teacher.

During our teacher training program we will explore the essence of each pose, with the goal of enabling our students to have all the tools possible to teach inspirational yoga classes.

We are also looking for students with a genuine desire for yoga, willing to immerse themselves into the intensive modules.  The course will be challenging, but incredibly rewarding too, both in terms of your development as a Yogi and your new found skills as a teacher.

On completion, the student will be able to teach a strong yoga class grounded in a competent knowledge of human anatomy, the psychology of practice, the teaching & learning cycle, and yogic tradition.

Course Syllabus

The key areas covered as part of the Course Syllabus are:

• Yoga History and Philosophy
• Philosophy of Anusara® Yoga
• Developing your personal yoga asana practice
• Pranayama
• Meditation
• Anusara® Universal Principles of Alignment for Syllabus I and II)
• Physical Body Anatomy & Physiology
• Subtle Body Anatomy
• Ethical Guidelines
• Teaching Methodology (instructions, language, voice, demonstrations, building, observation, etc)
• Sequencing Strategies
• Creating and Using Class Themes
• Adjusting and Assisting
• Practice Teaching
• Business of Yoga
• Assessments

The course also includes modules on the soft skills required to make a successful career in teaching Yoga, including how to market yourself; using social media and other platforms to advertise your classes and build a following; how to set yourself up as a sole trader and manage your tax affairs; how to create an effective biography and CV and many more!

Course Assessment

The course will include continuous assessment as well as practical and written examinations.  In order to Graduate and receive certification, students must complete the following:

  1. Complete the total number of contact hours. This includes attending all the course sessions or making up any missed hours with an appropriate Senior Yoga Teacher.
  2. Complete all non-contact hours and homework.
  3. Be present at all course session modules and be punctual.
  4. The RHY Anusara® Teacher Training is a combination of continuous assessment, practical and written examinations. After each module, reading and small amounts of written work are set.
  5. Towards the end of the training, there are slightly longer pieces of work in each subject area to complete.
  6. There will also be a final teaching assessment, an exam and an assessed piece of coursework.
  7. Graduation will be dependent on completion of all written work, attendance to all sessions and payment in full of course fees. If you fail to attend any of the sessions, you will be required to make up the missed hours, which will incur additional fees.
  8. Graduation from the training is not a given. All areas must be complete and passed before certificates are issued. We are dedicated to only certifying those students who we are convinced will be competent to teach a strong Yoga class, according to the examinations we set.

These rules may seem stern, but experience has shown that only a structured approach leads to consistently good teaching and consequently, confident, well-equipped teachers. Please respect us as your teachers as we will support and respect each and every one of you.

Application and Fees

The cost of the course is £3250, with a non-refundable £600 deposit to reserve your space.  The balance is payable before end of June for the courses starting in September.

The number of students on the course will be strictly limited to ensure individual attention.

To apply for a position on the course, please complete the Application Form to register your interest.  If your application is successful, we will contact you to take your deposit and confirm your acceptance on the course.

Click here to download the Red Hot Yoga Teacher Training Policy Document Pack.

Reading List

The following list contains required and recommended books to read prior to and during the course. The better prepared you are, the easier a time you will have:

Pre-Course Reading

Author Title ISBN Buy on Amazon
BKS Iyengar (2008) Light on Life: The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom ISBN-10: 1905744269

Recommended Reading

Author Title ISBN Buy on Amazon
BKS Iyengar (2015) Light on Yoga: The Definitive Guide To Yoga Practise ISBN-10: 0007107005
Bulbul Sharma (2007) The Ramayana ISBN-10: 8184758480 Ramayana by [Sharma, Bulbul]
Edwin Bryant (2013) Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ISBN-10: 0865477361
Jack Hawley (2011) The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners ISBN-10: 1608680142
Blandine Calais-Germain (2008) Anatomy of Movement ISBN-10: 0939616572
Sally Kempton (2011) Meditation for the Love of it: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience ISBN-10: 1604070811
Anodea Judith (1987) Wheels of Life: User\’s Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn\’s New Age) ISBN-10: 0875423205 Wheels of Life: User's Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn's New Age)
Richard Miller QC (2010) Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing ISBN-10: 1591797586 Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing
Gail Boorstein Grossman (2014) Restorative Yoga for Life ISBN-10: 1440575207
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    I have a relaxed & open approach to teaching and use simple language and gentle encouragement to help people focus on their yoga journey, whatever that might be to them.

    Clive Bratchell

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    My passion is watching my students develop physically, mentally and emotionally. I became a Yoga teacher to try to inspire others, as I have been inspired.

    Clarissa Ord

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    Following a vinyasa style, my classes are often supported with carefully curated playlists which helps encourage students to take their practice to their own limit.

    Bailey Tzuke

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    As a teacher, I love seeing the progression of new students in their honeymoon of discovery on the mat. As a student, I am forever grateful for the practice.

    Jane Beevers

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    Yoga makes you feel better - that is why I love practising and teaching; it reminds us to check in with ourselves, to observe and breathe.

    Denise Marlow

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    Seeing the changes in students after classes is truly magical. It's always a pleasure to know the class has impacted someone in a highly positive way, that's why I love teaching so much.

    Julie Fastiggi

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    Teaching at Red Hot Yoga never feels like work, I am incredibly fortunate to have a job I love with amazing Students & wonderful staff.

    Tracey Reilly

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    I'm passionate about sharing how well aligned yoga & meditation can make you feel not only physically more vibrant and energised, but also emotionally & spiritually better equipped to embrace this beautiful crazy world of ours!

    Sarah Powell