200hr 12 Month Teacher Training 2020/2021

Red Hot Yoga Teacher Training

Our teacher training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, 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 Yoga Alliance Professionals.  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 Teacher Training Course is designed to give you all the tools you need.  The course will give you a qualification recognised worldwide.

Our Teacher Training course is run by Clarissa Ord, Red Hot Yoga owner and Accredited Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher, along with her team of Senior RHY teachers as well as visiting subject matter experts.

Course Schedule

The course is spread over 12 months, to fit in with busy lifestyles.  The course begins with a 5 day intensive week of learning, followed by 10 weekends (one per month, with a break in August) for a total of 200 hours:

April 22nd to 26th – Five Day Intensive 2020
May 16th – 17th 2020
June 6th – 7th 2020
July 4th – 5th 2020
September 12th – 13th 2020
October 10th – 11th 2020
November 7th – 8th 2020
December 5th – 6th 2020
January 9th – 10th 2021
February 6th – 7th 2021
March 6th – 7th 2021

Course Pre-Requisites

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

A qualified Yoga Teacher is willing to recommend that you are ready to attend a Teacher Training Course.

You are prepared to commit to 12 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 styles of Yoga, techniques and philosophies: you are prepared to broaden your horizons.

Click here to complete the Application Form.

Course Content

We have designed this training with the best teachers available in their fields in order to impart to the students the passion they feel for their subject. 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 weekends.  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.  Whilst your own practise will certainly develop throughout the year, the primary purpose of the course is to teach you how to teach – a very different skill.  The best practitioners do not always make the best teachers!  With many thousands of hours of teaching between them, our teachers will show you how to tailor a class to the students in the room.  This is only possible with a solid grounding in your subject matter, giving you the flexibility and confidence to see what your students need and to give it to them.

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 areas covered as part of the Course Syllabus are:

  1. Teaching Experience
  2. Teaching Yoga
  3. Practising Yoga
  4. Teaching Methodology
  5. History of Yoga
  6. Philosophy of Yoga
  7. Anatomy of Yoga
  8. Physiology of Yoga
  9. Voice Projection
  10. Language when Teaching Yoga

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 weekend modules over the year.
  2. Complete all non-contact hours and homework.
  3. Be present at all weekend modules and be punctual.
  4. The RHY 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 open book 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 31st January 2020. We are also able to offer a monthly payment plan – this requires a £1000 deposit, then 10 monthly payments of £275, totalling £3,750.

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:

Required Reading

Author Title ISBN Buy on Amazon
Mark Stephens (15 Oct 2012) Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes ISBN-10: 1583944974
Mark Stephens (1 Jun 2010) Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques ISBN-10: 1556438850
Mark Singleton (10 Feb 2010) Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice ISBN-10: 0195395344
Sri Swami Satchidananda (15 Sep 2012) Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: New Edition ISBN-10: 1938477073
Svatmarama (Author), Brian Dana Akers (Translator) (1 Sep 2002) Hatha Yoga Pradipika, The ISBN-10: 0971646619
Stephen Mitchell (27 Aug 2002) Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation ISBN-10: 0609810340
Chris Jarmey (31 Jul 2008) The Concise Book of Muscles ISBN-10: 1905367112
David Keil (31 Jul 2014) Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers ISBN-10: 1905367465

Recommended Reading

Author Title ISBN Buy on Amazon
Ray Long (1 Nov 2009) Key Muscles of Yoga: Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga: 1 (Scientific Keys) ISBN-10: 1607432382
Ray Long (1 Nov 2009) Key Poses of Yoga: Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga: 2 (Scientific Keys) ISBN-10: 1607432390
Ray Long (1 Oct 2010) Yoga Mat Companion 1: Standing Poses ISBN-10: 1607439433
Ray Long (1 Oct 2010) Yoga Mat Companion 2: Forward Bends & Hip Openers ISBN-10: 1607439425
Ray Long (1 Oct 2010) Yoga Mat Companion 3: Back Bends & Twists ISBN-10: 1607439441
Ruby Wax Sane New World: Taming The Mind ISBN-10: 1444755757
B. K. S. Iyengar (2 April 2001) Light on Yoga: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Practice ISBN-10: 0007107005
K. Pattabhi Jois (4 Aug 2010) Yoga Mala ISBN-10: 0865477515
Jon Kabat-Zinn (26 Aug 2004) Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation For Everyday Life ISBN-10: 0749925485