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Red Hot Yoga Teacher Training

Teacher Training
Red Hot Yoga Teacher Training

200hr RYT Registered Training spread over 11 months.


14/15 North St., Guildford Surrey, GB GU1 4AF

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training



Apr 15 to
Feb 21
2015 - 2016
01:00 amto11:00 am



Full Description

Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, 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 UK. 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 Robertson, Red Hot Yoga owner and Accredited Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher, along with Alex Cook & Jane Beevers, Senior RHY teachers; Stuart Girling, one of the world’s foremost experts on Anatomy for Yoga; and Craig Norris, Yoga Philosophy Guru.

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 15th to 19th – Five Day Intensive
May 16th – 17th
June 13th – 14th
July 11th – 12th
September 12th – 13th
October 10th – 11th
November 7th – 8th
December 5th – 6th
January 16th – 17th
February 20th – 21st
March 12th – 13th
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 have explored the essence of each pose. Our goal is to enable 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 Pre-Requisites

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

You have a qualified Yoga Teacher 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.

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:

Complete the total number of contact hours. This includes attending all the weekend modules over the year.
Complete all non-contact hours and homework.
Be present at all weekend modules and be punctual.
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.
Towards the end of the training, there are slightly longer pieces of work in each subject area to complete.
There will also be a final teaching assessment, two presentations and two open-book exams, one in Anatomy and Physiology and one in Philosophy and General Principles of Yoga.
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 pay a fee of £30 an hour to make up the time.
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. 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 £3000, with a non-refundable £500 deposit to reserve your space. The balance is payable before the commencement of the course in April 2015. There is an early bird discount of £200 for students who pay the balance of the course fee before the 1st February 2015.

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 you application is successful, we will contact you to take your deposit and confirm your acceptance on the course.

Reading List

The following are required and recommended books to read prior to and during the course. Like everything in life, the better prepared you are, the easier time you will have:

Required Reading

Author Title ISBN
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: 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
Ray Long (1 Nov 2009) Key Muscles of Yoga: Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga (Scientific Keys): 1 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