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We proudly offer yoga education with organized and meaningful curriculum. Our programs are thoughtfully created to deliver the best yoga education you can get based on anatomy, philosophy, movement principles, subtle body and how to put it all together in a way that makes sense. If you love our classes and want to study with us, we would be honored to invite you into our 200 hour training program. This program is perfect for anyone interested in becoming a teacher OR anyone who is curious about the deeper meaning, history and understanding of how to apply the science of yoga to both time on the mat and daily life.

There are no pre-requisites for this training. You do not need to be a yoga expert to study about yoga. If you have already completed a 200-hour course, whether with us or another studio, and want to enhance your skills as a teacher, we take training one step further in a wonderful weekend course called Bridge the Gap. This course will help you master your teaching skills, inspire your students, and keep them coming back to class. For questions about teacher training, please contact us.

Dates and Times

April 27th - July 1st Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday all day *No Class Memorial Day weekend, Mother's Day/Father's Day

Pricing

Non-refundable deposit: $500 Early Bird Pricing: $2500 - Ends March 15th Regular Pricing: $2800 Ask us about payment plans!

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

  • EXPERIENCE A POWERFUL JOURNEY OF YOGA EDUCATION AND ITS ANCIENT WISDOM
  • LEARN HOW TO TAP INTO IT IN YOUR PRACTICE AND APPLY THIS KNOWLEDGE TO YOUR LIFE IN WAYS THAT CREATE MEANINGFUL AND POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION
  • WE PROMISE YOU THIS COURSE WILL THOROUGHLY PREPARE TO TEACH YOGA
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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:

 

ANATOMY AND ALIGNMENT FOR YOGA 
- 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.

PHILOSOPHY 
- 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. 

TEACHING METHODOLOGY 
– 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.

PRACTICE 
- 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.

PRACTICE TEACHING 
- 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.

INDEPENDENT STUDY 
– 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


LA Yoga Teachers

Sheryl Utal

Co-Owner

Sheryl is the co-owner of Red Diamond Yoga, and truly believes in the power of yoga to heal. She discovered yoga over 10 years ago, while suffering from many common physical and emotional issues. She fell in love with the practice, and while building physical strength she began to awaken. She learned first-hand that practicing yoga creates awareness of the self and provides the tools to heal, physically and emotionally. Practicing yoga has been transformational for her. Out of her own healing journey, her compassion for others grew. Sheryl became compelled to share the gifts that yoga has given her with as many people as she could. After over a decade long career in Real Estate Development, she became a yoga teacher and founded Red Diamond Yoga in West Los Angeles in 2013 with her Mom, Arlene. The intention for this studio is to be a place where everyone can heal, practice finding gratitude, self-love and seek to reach their full potential. Red Diamond Yoga was born from an open heart and a genuine desire to share what Sheryl truly believes in, the power of vinyasa yoga to build awareness, confidence, concentration, coordination, strength, a sense of self – and most importantly, learn how to let go. Sheryl hand selects the most talented teachers she can find to teach at Red Diamond based on their compassion and expertise. Sheryl leads the community along with her Mom and her wish is that all students who practice and study yoga at Red Diamond feel empowered, learn about acceptance, compassion, how to take responsibility for their thoughts, and the importance of living in the present moment. From time to time Sheryl returns to teach classes but these days she stays busy running the studio and enjoying her own practice.

West Los Angeles Yoga Teacher

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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