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Dates and Times

January 11th - February 23rd

Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00pm-8:00pm

Mondays: January 20th & February 17th


TUITION:

$2300 early bird (last day December 31, 2019)
$2500 (starts January 1, 2020)
Non-refundable Deposit: $500
*deposit goes towards tuition

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200 Hour Teacher Training


This Course Includes:

  • Red Diamond Yoga Teacher Training Materials
  • Anatomy workbook for Yoga Teachers written by Gwen Yeager
  • 200HR Certificate of Completion with Yoga Alliance accreditation
  • Unlimited Yoga Classes at Red Diamond Yoga during the teacher training
  • Experiential teaching practice with immediate expert feedback
  • Community Class teaching rotation upon completion of practicum
  • 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 Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • Trail Guide to the Body 5th Edition by Andrew Biel

The Benefits of Our Program

  • Experience a powerful journey through yoga’s ancient wisdom and education
  • Incorporate a deeper understating of each of the 8 limbs into your daily practice and create positive, meaningful and lasting transformation
  • This course will prepare you to begin teaching public yoga classes

Course Curriculum Breakdown

Throughout this 200-hour training, you will build a deep understanding of the foundations that support transformative asana practice. There will be a focus on the following foundational principles:

 

YOGA ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
- 20 hours In-Class, 10 Home-Study

We emphasize the importance of alignment to effectively and safely practice yoga. We provide you with the practical and accessible knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and basic bio mechanics necessary to be an effective instructor. You will gain an understanding of anatomy to work with students on proper alignment to safely practice with their unique anatomy. Importantly you will learn when to limit your advice and encourage students to seek additional help in the medical community. It is here that you learn how to work with the body in asana and the importance of being aware of contraindications and how to avoid the risk of injury with confidence.

YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE, AND ETHICS
- 20 Hours In-Class, 10 Home-Study

To call a practice yoga rather than just calisthenics, there are certain scientific, philosophical and traditional requirements. After completing this course you will know what makes what you practice and teach 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 a moving meditation to develop the mind-body connection. Learning how to find your own authentic truth, peace and limitless potential and to lead students on their journey requires a fundamental understanding of the 8 limbs and the foundational philosophy of the classical yoga texts.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY 
– 30 hours

A solid understanding of yoga, anatomy, alignment and philosophy will help you find peace and a deeper practice in your own life. Applying this knowledge in a public class requires skills in planning, communication and classroom management strategies. We will teach you our specific methodology for planning and delivering powerful classes to your students in ways that inspire and engage students on and off their mat. We work with intelligent sequencing, commanding use of language and techniques for holding space to create an experience for your students that will keep them coming back to your class and help them discover the benefits of yoga off the mat.

PRACTICE 
- 75 hours

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

PRACTICE TEACHING 
- 20 hours

You will be required to teach a class in order to graduate, which will be observed by our faculty and followed with constructive feedback. This will be your opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have developed over the course of the training in a live classroom setting. Completion of all classroom hours, all practicum hours, passing the final exam and final sign off from the lead faculty instructor are prerequisite to leading this class.

STRUCTURED INDEPENDENT STUDY
– 15 HOURS

Independent Study will be time spent on specific in-depth work outside of the classroom. This may include additional reading in yoga philosophy, it may include assisting faculty led public classes with alignment, additional study in specific areas of anatomy, subtle body, meditation or other aspect of the practice. The nature of this study and learning objectives will be determined with the assistance and approval of the master faculty instructor during the first 2 weeks of the training. 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 and receive certification you must attain the following:

  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 and you will be provided the grading assessment in the syllabus.

  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 the course materials. 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.

At Red Diamond Yoga we offer a transformational journey to the self through the physical work of the asana practice. Asana is just one of the 8 limbs and a deeper understanding of this ancient wisdom will 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 doesn’t 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 necessary to teach public classes should you chose that path. Above all you will embark on a life long journey of exploration, learning, and fulfillment that is the practice of yoga.

Meet the teachers


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!



Testimonials




“I wanted to go through teacher training to deepen my practice and to prepare me to teach others the benefits and joy of yoga! When it came to finding the right training, it was really important to me to find a training curriculum that aligned with what I've enjoyed as a student of yoga. Since I was a student of Laetitia's and loved her approach to teaching, I was really eager to see what I could learn from her. Laetitia is a dedicated teacher who is really thorough with her training and passionate about her students! She gives real-time feedback, and she creates an environment for folks to not only learn to teach but to deepen their own connection to yoga.

RDY's TT curriculum is holistic, and it covers philosophy, teaching, anatomy and more which not every training does. I left after my 200 hours feeling excited, prepared and closer to the practice! I highly recommend training with Laetitia, and I'm additionally grateful that RDY offered teaching opportunities after training to help me gain experience in the studio.“ - Lauren Kruse



“You hear a lot of people say that yoga teacher training changed their life—and in a sense, they’re right—but in reality it doesn’t “change your life”, it changes the way you live your life. Whether you end up becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice, this training will forever enlighten you. You will appreciate your life more, you will fall in love with yoga all over again, and you will walk away a better person for it. Red Diamond Yoga is a community-centric yoga space that not only cares deeply about the practice of yoga, but each of their student’s individual journey and relationship with yoga. A lot of teacher trainings out there have a one-size-fits-all approach, and nothing could be more far from the truth when it comes to this teacher training. Laetitia Guyot (the lead trainer) will not only inspire you, but ignite something inside of you that you never knew was there. From anatomy, to philosophy, to practice teaching—she will make you feel supported, loved, and empowered throughout the whole process. This is the right journey for you—trust yourself and trust the process. Your future self with thank you for it.“ - Erinn Sullivan



“Training with Laetitia has been amazing. I searched all around Southern CA for the "right" YTT program and found a lifetime of friendship and guidance. I initially signed up to deepen my understanding of vinyasa flow. But the TT program opened my eyes to so much more with various workshops to explore multiple yoga lineages. I value the in-depth yoga philosophy discussion and personalized teaching feedback provided each week. As I continue to teach and guide other practitioners down the path of compassion and grace, I hope you take the leap and start your training at Red Diamond Yoga.“ - Serena Chai



“The 200 hour YTT at Red Diamond Yoga changed my life, and I highly recommend that anyone considering it sign up. Laetitia is an intelligent, authentic, thoughtful instructor, and it was an honor to study under her guidance. The anatomy workshop made learning about the human body FUN, and the homework assignments really helped to deepen understanding of the material covered in class. Reading, writing, and discussing anatomy, philosophy, and yoga instruction made the hours fly, and each day was broken up enough to always be engaging. The training fully prepared me to teach yoga, significantly advanced my physical practice, strengthened my sense of self (and self-confidence!), and deepened my connection to the community.“ - Clare Therese

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