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200 Hour Teacher Training

This Course Includes:

  • Official Red Diamond Yoga Teacher Training Manual written by Red Diamond Yoga Founder Sheryl Utal
  • Additional and exclusive anatomy workbook for Yoga Teachers written by Gwen Yeager
  • Certificate of Completion
  • One Free month of unlimited yoga classes at Red Diamond Yoga
  • Experiential teaching practice with immediate expert feedback
  • A lifetime sister and brotherhood support network from the deep connection and friendships made with your fellow teacher trainees

Required Reading Materials:

Over the course of this training, you will need the following textbooks

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
  • The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil

The Benefits of Our Program


Course Curriculum Breakdown

Throughout the 200 hour training, trainees build a deep understanding of the foundations that support transformative asana practice.  There will be a focus on the following simple foundational principles, actual time spent may vary however the time allotted for each section is as follows:


- 30 hours In-Class, 12 Home-Study

We believe in the importance of alignment and place a heavy emphasis on precise alignment for effectiveness and safety.  We provide you with a practical, accessible and necessary knowledge of human anatomy. The objective for our anatomy course is that you know what you are talking about when you tell your students what to do with their bodies. It is here that you learn how to work in asana and why it’s important to be aware of risk and how to avoid it with confidence.

- 18 Hours In-Class, 12 Home-Study

Yoga can happen in many ways but no matter what form it takes we want you to understand how to keep it rooted in authentic yoga. For a physical practice to be called a yoga practice rather than just exercise, there are a few requirements.  After completing this course you will know what makes what you practice and teach something called yoga and how it connects to the system as laid out in the ancient philosophical texts.  We’ve created a user-friendly application of the yoga philosophy that transforms physical poses into tools for learning how to find your own authentic truth, peace and limitless potential and how to teach your students to do the same. 

– 25 hours

Knowledge of yoga, anatomy, alignment and philosophy is wonderful and will help you find peace and a deeper practice in your own life but that knowledge alone does not translate into a powerful teacher.  We will teach you our time tested specific methodology for planning and delivering classes to your students in a way that inspires them deeply both on and off their mat.  We believe in intelligent sequencing, commanding use of language and techniques for holding space that create an experience for your students that will keep them coming back to your class and help them live their yoga off the mat.

- 65 hours

These tightly-focused, themed practices will be held on each training day, the details of each type of asana and breathwork are studied.  As you discover how the practice feels, experience your own challenges and triumphs, you become better prepared to teach people how to navigate their own yoga journey.

- 18 hours

In order to be as prepared as possible for the real thing, actually teaching students after this training you will be required to teach a class in order to graduate, which will be observed by our faculty and followed with ample constructive feedback, to gain actual teaching experience by employing the tools acquired during the training.

– 20 HOURS

With these tools, graduates can teach confidently and creatively in their own unique voice while staying true to the deep purpose of yoga practice.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate this course successfully, the following 3 objectives must be met:

  1. Attendance Policy: One-hundred percent attendance or authorized make-up is required. If you miss a class, you may make it up in a future or concurrent training for no cost or you may hire a Red Diamond Yoga faculty member to teach a private lesson at their regular rate for such. In some cases, a missed class can be made up with a special assignment.

  2. Teaching: There will be practice teaching throughout the course however at the end, you must teach a well-rounded flow class to your peers, the sequence for which will be written by you.  This teaching final will occur the last weekend of the training.

  3. Anatomy Assessment:  This happens at the end of the course. The exam covers the content of the training.  All of the information you need to pass the exam is contained in this manual.  If any section is failed, its remediation will be decided by the lead trainer at the time.  

  4. Philosophy Assessment: This happens at the end of the course. In contrast to the anatomy exam, the questions asked are provided ahead of time. 

If you are searching for a deeper understanding of yoga whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wish to study more of this ancient practice than what is explained in your favorite class about philosophy, alignment and anatomy then this program is for you. At Red Diamond Yoga we believe that yoga is a tranformational journey to the self through the physical work of the asana practice but there is so much more to discover about the other limbs of the 8 fold path. Asana is just one of those limbs and we know that taking a deep look at this ancient wisdom will deeply inspire you both on and off the mat and change your life in ways you cannot imagine. Learn how the asana practice affects the movements of the mind, how to become the witness of your thoughts, let go of what doesnt serve you and believe in your limitless potential. Find your voice, connect deeply to your practice, and transform the way you see the world in this well rounded 200 hour program. You will leave with an enhanced perspective and the tools to teach public classes should you chose to take the seat.

For questions email info@reddiamondyoga.com

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Meet the teachers

Sheryl Utal


I am the co-owner of Red Diamond Yoga and I believe in the power of transformation through yoga. When I began my yoga journey it immediately changed my life. I discovered the practice during a challenging time and I was looking for relief. I believed a better life with more joy and peace was possible. When I committed to my yoga practice I learned first-hand that practicing yoga provides the tools to heal, physically and emotionally. With commitment and consistency this practice can transform you by asking you to practice being uncomfortable, to look within at who you are in those moments and to really question where you mind goes. It is then that we have the power of choice to change our way of thinking, to grow and let go of limiting beliefs. During this self-work, layers of attachments and distractions can be released and the authentic self can be revealed.

Through many years of practice and my own healing journey grew compassion for others and the desire to share the powerful gifts of yoga with as many people as I could. In 2012 I began teaching and in 2013 I founded Red Diamond Yoga with my mom, Arlene, to be a place where everyone can practice finding their full potential. Red Diamond Yoga was born from an open heart and a genuine desire to share what I truly believe in and inspire others.

My classes are always different but often include strong, dynamic and intelligently sequenced vinyasa flow to build heat, build strength, open pathways for healing, quiet the mind, and learn how to let go. Conscious breath work is always a key element in my teaching and my classes are designed to take students on an inner journey of self-awareness, focus and purification while creating balance in the body and the mind. Expect to sweat!

I invite you to visit my studio and I hope to connect with you personally.

Laetitia Guyot

Laetitia received her 200-hours Yoga Alliance certification in Venice Beach, California, including prenatal, therapeutic and restorative yoga.

She started practicing yoga to heal and relax her own body from Martial arts competitions. She immediately fell in love, decided to give more space to yoga in her life and eventually became a teacher!

Laetitia later decided to deepen her knowledge in therapeutic yoga and obtain a ‘Yoga for Cancer’ certification in New York allowing her to work with cancer patients and survivors.

She teaches to share a passion and help people to find their inner peace and joy.

In a fast-paced world, through a dynamic Vinyasa flow, she invites her students to practice compassion, stillness and to focus on breathing. Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement," and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like. As a martial artist you will sometimes see her adding a little bit of it into her classes!

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