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Redpoint Yoga Saigon
200HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Due to covid, we will need to postpone this training.
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10 WEEKENDS ( August 14th - October 31st, 2021 ) | HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

TRAIN LOCALLY, TEACH GLOBALLY - An Internationally Recognized Course -

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Our course is accredited through Yoga Alliance - the leading international organization for teaching yoga. Graduates of Redpoint Yoga have a certificate that is globally recognized.

Redpoint Yoga's curriculum is closely aligned with Yoga Alliance’s requirements to ensure the highest international standards.

COURSE INFO

Location

We train at one of Saigon’s premier yoga studios - Yoga Sculpt n Shape (Check out their feature in Harper’s Bizarre Vietnam here)

Check out Andy & Oanh’s classes at Yoga Sculpt n Shape – schedule here

Message Yoga Sculpt n Shape on Facebook for their intro special – first lessons free!

Dates

Orientation & Info Session – Aug 1st

Week 1 – Aug 14-15th

Week 2 – Aug 21-22nd

Week 3 – Aug 28-29th

   • Holiday – Sept 4-5th

Week 4 – Sept 11-12th

Week 5 – Sept 18-19th

Week 6 – Sept 25-26th

Week 7 – Oct 2-3rd

   • Week off – Oct 9-10th

Week 8 – Oct 16-17th

Week 9 – Oct 23-24th

Week 10 – Oct 30-31st

  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct

Daily Schedule


Saturdays & Sundays


7:00 - 8:30am – Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga

8:45 - 10:45am - Workshop A

10:45am - 12:30pm - Lunch

12:30 - 2:30pm - Workshop B

2:45 - 4:45pm - Student Teaching



Note: Breakfast and afternoon snacks provided



We will also have a weekday workshop on Wednesdays from 6-9pm @ Yatha Yatha Yoga Studio

Tuition

• Course Tuition:

   o Early Bird $1,750/40 mil VND (by June 14th)

   o Regular $1,950/44.5 mil VND


Tuition Benefits: Best Value in Vietnam

  • Internationally-recognized 200 Hour yoga teaching certification (upon successful completion)
  • • Course books – Asana Manual, Practice Journuiet the mind and flow. He values yoga’s synergistic ability to balance the nervousal, Course Companion, Ray Long’s Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow & Standing Poses, notebooks & folders
  • Fresh and healthy catered meals – breakfast and afternoon snacks
  • Weekend retreat in Cat Tien: 3 night retreat with nature hikes and jungle tours in Cat Tien National Park. Hosted @ La Vie Est Belle yoga, meditation and arts community
  • 1:1 personalized support before, during and after the training to help you develop and achieve your unique training goals
  • Professional photo shoot for your yoga portfolio
  • Most comprehensive yoga library in Vietnam (70+ books in Redpoint’s Library – essential yoga books in both English & Vietnamese)
  • Bonus e-learning with extensive, well-organized online resources
  • Private facebook group before, during and after the training with events and networking opportunities

How to Apply

Click here for an application.

After you complete it and we review your application, a $500 (11.5 mil VND) deposit will confirm your place.

Questions? Contact us via Facebook here

Or email us your questions info@RedpointYoga.com


Contact us if you would like to:

    • Meet the instructors and learn more

    • Take one of our classes


Phone – 076-435-4435 (En) – Andy

              0933-547-334 (Vn) - Nguyen

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TOP 5 REASONS TO JOIN OUR TRAINING

Train with Saigon’s top teachers

Andy Seymour – RYT 500, E-RYT 200 & Master’s in Education, 12 years international teaching experience

Tu Dang – E-RYT 200, YathaYatha Studio owner & Inside Flow instructor

Oanh Nguyen – E-RYT 200, Yoga Sculpt n Shape Studio owner & head teacher

Huong Thai – E-RYT 200, leading yoga teacher in Saigon, with over 3,000 hours experience MayA Yoga Studio owner

Huong Nguyen – RYT 200 & Corporate Mindfulness Consultant

Plus many expert guest instructors

Easy-to-learn curriculum

Learn yoga one step at a time

o We start at the beginning. We make yoga philosophy simple. We introduce the most essential tips for a successful yoga practice.

o Our curriculum is designed so that we check in with every student, every step of the way.

o Bonus e-learning, weekly coffee meet-ups, individual appointments, and bilingual instruction are provided to support every type of learner.

Learn by doing

o We learn best when we’re having fun..!

o Redpoint Yoga makes learning easier by applying real-life situations, focusing on activities and games

21st century yoga curriculum

o Learn the most current science as it applies to yoga

o Interpret and apply the wisdom of ancient yoga philosophy in today’s modern context

Supportive learning community

o Our yoga community helps students connect, collaborate and develop a confident yoga practice




o Our positive group dynamic supports your transition from yoga student to yoga teacher




o Yogis from past trainings stay active on our private Facebook groups as well as yoga meetups

Create inspirational yoga flows

• Teach yoga that reflects everything you love about it

• Our emphasis is not what we cover in workshops, it’s what you discover through your practice

   o Grow in the two areas that matters most:

       o Develop your yoga practice - your “inner teacher”

       o Connect with your students - your “outer teacher”

   o We design our curriculum so you can gain deeper insights into yoga practice and teaching.

   o We then help you turn this yoga knowledge into actionable teaching skills. With 1:1 support, we help you translate this into inspired lessons.

Business Support

• Your career begins with us. Create yoga lessons and services of value to your community.



• We offer extensive support for developing your brand and business.



• Personalized support offered for every step of building your yoga portfolio including: CV & cover letters, professional yoga photos, promo videos, websites and social media brand development.

Redpoint Yoga
Cat Tien Meditation Retreat

Join us for a fun weekend getaway at La Via Est Belle where we'll:

  • Hike to Crocodile Lake in Cat Tien National Park
  • Practice outdoor yoga by the river
  • Learn essential meditation practices for yoga: anapana & vipassana
  • Fun group workshops
  • Enjoy healthy and delicious vegan dining
  • Late afternoon river tour of Cat Tien
  • Down time to read, journal or hang out with friends in nature

When yogis “practiced yoga” centuries ago, they were mostly meditating. So what method should we practice and why? Short answer is: vipassana.

We will learn and practice the two most simple and effective techniques still widely used today – anapana and vipassana. These are the two techniques that Buddha practiced, and we will study them as they are currently taught worldwide by the teachings of the late S.N. Goenka.

Check out Andy’s article on vipassana meditation in the May 2020 issue of Namaskar Magazine here (pages 20-21).

For a summary on the anapana and vipassana meditation methods, you can click to learn how meditation fits in with yoga philosophy here, and yoga practice here.

Instructors' Details

Andy Seymour

RYT 500, E-RYT 200 & Master’s in Education, 12 years international teaching experience.

Andy discovered yoga a decade ago as a result of various running injuries. It amazed him to find such an ideal practice that develops flexibility and heal injuries.

As a yoga teacher, his classes strike a subtle balance between challenge and ease – creating a space for yogis to quiet the mind and flow. He values yoga’s synergistic ability to balance the nervous system and focus the mind - allowing us to fully engage the present moment.

Andy loves teaching. He has 12 years of classroom experience. Prior to teaching yoga, he taught geography, philosophy and economics at the American International School of Vietnam. With a Master’s in Education, he has a keen understanding that good teaching is simply developed through dedicated practice, rather than a talent only few possess. The art of teaching is more of a science – one that’s easier and more fun to learn through activities and games. Our course’s curriculum is designed with this perspective in mind.

In 2015, Andy completed his 200 Hour YTTC in the Ashtanga tradition in Rishikesh, India. In the spring of 2018, he graduated Lucas Rockwood’s Yoga Teacher’s College in Barcelona, Spain.

Tu Dang

E-RYT 200, YathaYatha Studio owner, Inside Flow Instructor & Rainbow Kids Yoga educator

Tu first practiced yoga more than 10 years ago, but only after she began to take vinyasa classes at Yoga SnS in 2015 did she connect with the practice. It can be said that the powerful and inspirational style of vinyasa has lit up in her the fire of passion for yoga.

Tu is one of the first graduates of Andy's yoga teacher training in 2017. The course was an endless source of inspiration for Tu as she could discover a lot of new insights about yoga from her teachers’ broad knowledge and practical experience

After graduating, she decided to pursue her career as a professional yoga teacher, with her special interest in creating fun and creative Yoga for Kids. She has opened her own studio in 2018 - YathaYatha Yoga - a boutique yoga space in Binh Thanh district with unique workshops on yoga, dance and innovative movement.

If you have any problem during the course, don’t hesitate to talk to Tu. With her experience as an alumni, she will be pleased to help you with all of her enthusiasm.

Oanh Nguyen

E-RYT 200, owner and lead instructor at Yoga Sculpt n Shape.

In her 17 years of teaching, Oanh has built a reputation as a motivator. Students often approach her hoping to improve their body – either by losing weight or building muscle. Hence the motto of her studio: “Sculpt the Body, Shape the Soul.”

With a natural ability to connect with her students, Oanh’s talents transfer well into her role as a studio manager. Oanh has an enthusiasm for fitness that’s palpable. Her classes reflect her fun and outgoing personality - combining energetic poses with deep yogic breathing to calm the mind and bring a peaceful vibration throughout.

Huong Thai

E-RYT 200, yoga studio owner with over 3,000 hours teaching experience

Huong’s style of yoga is inspired by the original Ashtanga Primary Series of yoga. From this foundation, she blends vinyasa flows into a practice that is strong, yet balanced. Her style continues to evolve through her dedicated self-practice.

Huong’s yoga journey began eight years ago. As soon as she tried yoga, she knew this would be the promising start of something new.

Soon after, she joined a yoga teacher training in Saigon, Tirisula Yoga. Her colleagues at Vietnam Airlines enjoyed her teaching so much, they suggested she open her own studio, which led to the creation of MayA yoga.

Established in 2011, MayA yoga has been a community yoga space. Many students at MayA are longtime members, including many colleagues at Vietnam Airlines. Huong considers teaching yoga here her favorite job, and is happy to share the gift of yoga with her students.

Huong Nguyen

RYT 200 & Executive Mindfulness Consultant

Huong approaches her work the same way as she does life – with a growth mindset. As a senior corporate executive for 20+ years, Huong has benefited from her dedicated meditation and yoga practice. As a mindfulness-based consultant, she helps clients find the work/life balance to get them to the next step.

Huong will join as a philosophy teacher, helping yogis reflect on their motivations, and activating their strengths.

Anh Nguyen

Communications & Course Logistics

Anh Nguyen – RYT 200, Founder of NANyogagram

Nguyen first practiced Yoga in 2013, but until 2017 when he started working in companies, he just realized how much Yoga helps balance his life.

Beyond his day job, he kept practicing and learning yoga. In 2017 and 2018, Nguyen completed his 200 Hour YTTC Certificate in Vinyasa yoga with Nomad Yoga in Hoi An. In 2019, after 2 years teaching yoga, NANyogagram was born, and continues to be an inspiration for Nguyen’s practice.

Redpoint Yoga Anatomy Workshops

Special guest workshops with Hieu Huynh of Golden Hands Pilates & Massage and Shaun Alexander of Mandala Wellness – Both certified massage therapists in Saigon

Workshop 1 – Anatomy for your practice

For this workshop, Hieu will give 1:1 postural assessments, identifying areas to strengthen and stretch for each individual yogi.

Then Andy and Tu will help to identify poses to develop your strength and flexibility – setting you up for a successful yoga practice.

Hieu is owner and head massage therapist at Golden Hands Massage and Pilates in D2.

Hieu has over 20 years experience in physiotherapy, having studied in England, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. She has cured more than a thousand people from problems involving the neck, back, shoulders and knees.

Workshop 2 – Anatomy for your teaching

Shawn will demonstrate the basics for how to “read” your students with a visual postural assessment.

Next, he will lead yogis through hands-on techniques to assess general hip strength and flexibility.
Shaun is a massage therapist and rehabilitation bodyworker at Mandala Wellness in D2. He is licensed through Lauterstein-Conway School in Austin, Texas.

One-of-a-Kind Yoga Teacher Training

Problem: Most trainings measure “success” by the lead instructor’s accomplishments.

This can become a teacher-centered experience.


Solution: Redpoint Yoga takes a student-centered approach.

We measure success based on:

1) How fun & engaging our workshops are for yogis

2) How well yogis can demonstrate what they’ve learned

Big difference.


Q) What sets this training apart from the rest?

You.

The entire curriculum, each workshop, activity and question is designed with you – the student – in mind. And we have the curriculum to prove it.

Click here to read more on Redpoint Yoga’s course overview

Redpoint Yoga’s Mission Statement

Help you to communicate what you love about yoga, develop a solid practice, and teach inspired lessons

Click here for curriculum details

Mission Expanded:

1 - Communicate what you love about yoga

Understand yoga philosophy

Reflect on the aspects that you use

Essential Question 1 – What beliefs am I encouraging about yoga?

2 - Develop as a student

Develop your yoga practice (pre-practices, poses, breathing, meditation)

Identify tips learned from other teachers (learn from your “outer teacher”)

Identify tips learned through your self-practice (learn from your “inner teacher”)

Articulate what you have learned

Essential Question 2 – What are the best tips for a successful practice?

3 - Develop as a teacher

Understand universal theories of teaching and learning

Transfer your understanding of yoga philosophy and your practice to create yoga lessons of value to your community

Essential Question 3 – What experiences do I want to create as a teacher?

Everything we do in this course falls into one of three related domains:

We focus each of these domains into Essential Questions:

While these are big questions that take years of practice and teaching to develop, you will graduate our training with a general understanding of all three.

Think of these Essential Questions as a way to establish your trajectory as a yoga teacher.

As a foundation for your yoga teaching, we focus primarily on the 2nd category – practice. Learn about correct alignment, safe practice, and explore diverse styles of yoga. Experience the benefits of a dedicated practice firsthand through our immersion.

With a solid foundation in the practice of yoga, we will branch out into the philosophy of yoga. How did yoga originate and why is it so popular today? Finally, we will learn foundational aspects of teaching yoga.

In addition to gaining knowledge in these three domains, there are many opportunities built into the curriculum for reflection. Learn how to apply these theories as you develop your own understanding of yoga philosophy, practice and teaching.

Yoga Alliance Hour Requirements

Yoga Alliance requires a minimum number of hours in each of 5 categories:

• 100 Hours - Techniques, Training & Practice

• 25 Hours - Teaching Methodology

• 20 Hours - Anatomy & Physiology

• 30 Hours – Yoga Philosophy

• 10 Hours – Practicum

Here is how we organize these hours in Redpoint Yoga’s curriculum:

1 - "What is yoga?" (15%)

• 30 Hours of Yoga Philosophy

2 - "How do I practice yoga?" (60%)

• 100 Hours of Techniques, Training & Practice
• 20 Hours of Anatomy

3 - "How do I teach yoga?" (25%)

• 25 Hours of Teaching Methods
•10 Hours of Practicum

How will we spend the 200 hours?

Our one-month immersion is organized over 3 weeks – 20 days of training with 3 Sundays off.

Each day we train for 7.5 hours:

• 90 min practice

• Three 2-hour workshops

Note: The last workshop every day will be for student-teaching

So 20 days of training with 7.5 hours per day = 150 hours.

In addition to these 150 hours, we will have 20 hours of studio practice prior to the training and 30 hours of homework during the training

Requirements for Graduation

All requirements necessary for graduation are built into our 200 hour curriculum. You will not be required to devote any additional time to successfully complete our training.

For those looking to further develop in yoga philosophy, practice and/or teaching, we offer supplemental curriculum as well as 1:1 support before, during and after the training.

Every evaluation will have clear guidelines for satisfactory/unsatisfactory performance. Student assignments will be graded with detailed and supportive feedback from course instructors.

1 - "What is yoga?"

Tell us your "Yoga Story" (8 hour homework assignment)
- How did you discover yoga?
- What aspects of philosophy help you? (connect to course content)
- Option to write a paper, make a video, drawing/painting, or podcast

2 - "How do I practice yoga?"

Written Test of Yoga Knowledge (Quizzes & Final Exam)
- Poses, Alignment & Breathing
- Anatomy, Physiology, Safety & Benefits
- History & Styles of Yoga

3 - "How do I teach yoga?"

Skills-Based ("Hands On") Tests -All assessed with feedback from trainers
- Teach Sun Series A & B (Week 1)
- Teach a 30 minute lesson (Week 2)
- Teach a 60 minute themed lesson (Week 3)
- Teach a private lesson (Final Exam)
- Give a 15 min presentation ("Mini-workshop")
- Outline your yoga portfolio

List of Workshops

Techniques & Practice Teaching Methods Anatomy Philosophy
Group practice with Andy, Oanh, Huong & Tu Yoga Adjustments – How to Adjust Everyone Yoga Alignment – Principles for a Safe Practice Yoga Sutras – Yoga’s Founding Philosophy
How to Develop Your Inner Teacher Through Self-Practice Designing Flows – How to Connect Poses for “Vinyasa” Anatomy & Science of Breathing Yoga Pre-Practices (Yamas & Niyamas) – How to Deepen Your Practice
“What is Yoga?” – Defining Our Practice Designing Lessons – Begin with Your End Goals in Mind Anatomy of the Spine – How to Protect and Strengthen Our Spine Applying Hatha Yoga Philosophy on the Mat (Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
Intro to the Ashtanga Primary Series – Mysore Style Using Your Voice – Developing Precision in Your Cues Shoulders, Knees, Elbows – Essential Anatomy Buddhist Philosophy & Yoga
Yoga Breathing Techniques – Pranayama How Students Learn – Foundational Education Theory Yoga & Our Nervous System – How To Tone Our Nervous System How to Discover Your Dharma? How to Perform Your Kharma? – Bhagavad Gita & Game of Thrones
5 Types of Poses – Standing, Forward Bends, Backbends, Twists & Inversions Business of Yoga – Creating Your Brand Avoiding Common Yoga Injuries The Hero’s Journey – Putting Our Yoga Journey Into Perspective
Intro to Meditation – Anapana & Vipassana Business of Yoga – Connecting with Your Community The Science of Yoga – Direct vs. Holistic Benefits Reflecting on Your Experiences – Developing Self-Knowledge
Intro to Yin Yoga & Deep Stretching Creating Your Yoga Portfolio Flexibility & the Nervous System Describing Your Yoga Journey – How You Discovered Yoga & Why You Love It
Yoga & Massage Teaching Private Lessons – Connecting 1:1 Yoga Nutrition – Food for Optimum Health and Longevity History & Evolution of Modern Yoga (20th & 21st Century)
Yoga & Music – Syncing Movement with Breath for Whole Group Flows Teaching Advanced Poses – Tips for Unlocking Your Student’s Potential 7 Chakras & Our Endocrine System – The Science Behind the Chakras Yoga Ethics – Debates & Dilemma

Testimonials

  • As a sporty and active person, I find this course extremely helpful for my personal practice – not only in yoga but also other gym workouts. One of the most interesting things here is that the course showed me both spiritual and scientific views on yoga.

    After the course, Andy has been giving me good advice related to my yoga career. As I am a new yoga teacher, he supports me by sending me many job opportunities in Saigon where I live. Thanks to Andy, now I have achieved many goals in my yoga teacher career after just one year since I started.

    Sophie Van, YouTube content creator at Yoga by Sophie
    Sophie Van
  • Definitely one of the most trusted and well-designed curriculums. Talented and dedicated teachers, wonderful yoga mates, great vibe…you name it!! My appreciation especially to Andy Seymour for creating and hosting such an amazing course and giving me the chance to really step up on my yoga career. Last but not least to our lovely warm hearted wonder women: cô Oanh Nguyen, cô Thái Hương and cô Tú. Really can’t thank you enough, not only to the teaching and guidance but also for the genuine sharing and friendship. Forever love!!!
    Mai Nhien
  • Highly recommended for those who want to pursue yoga teaching with fundamental and diversified knowledge. Professional and dedicated teachers, well-designed curriculum.
    Ngan Giang
  • Perfect class, perfect teachers!
    Thuy Trang Pham
  • The curriculum is well-designed for you to cover as many aspects of Yoga, yet you can still focus on essential points.

    You can find both traditional and modern characteristics of Yoga here. Even you do not plan to be an yoga instructor - simply fall in love with yoga, 200h YTTC from Redpoint Yoga Saigon is also a good chance for you to have fun and make yoga friends. Trust me!
    Nhi Luong Diem
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FAQ

General Questions for Redpoint Yoga

What if I’m new to yoga?

Beginners are encouraged to join our course. Typically, we require at least 6 months of yoga practice.

Students who have less than 6 months will likely find it too challenging to successfully engage all the course content.

Students who have practiced for over a year or who have a regular home practice will find the pacing manageable.

What if I’m not fluent in English?

Not an issue. We have three instructors and two support staff who are bilingual (English/Vietnamese). You have the option of submitting coursework and teaching lessons in English or Vietnamese.

Teaching yoga in English is not a graduation requirement. Still, we provide many resources to help get you started if this is a career goal of yours.

What style of yoga do you teach?

Our instructors teach a hatha-vinyasa style of yoga. In other words, we teach the popular fusion style found in most yoga studios.

We also explore the traditional Ashtanga Primary Series, while also offering enough variety to meet most studios and student’s needs.

As a student, you will have the freedom and support to design and teach yoga in your own style.

What is the maximum amount of time I’ll have to put into this training?

For this training plus the Yoga Alliance certificate, you only need to invest 200 hours.

If this is all the time you have to commit, no worries!

For those looking to get more out of their YTTC, we’re here to help. We offer additional resources and 1:1 support before, during and after the training.

For those looking to deepen their understanding of philosophy, yoga practice, or developing their yoga career, we can create a unique, self-directed program and help you get there step-by-step.

Just let us know what topics you’re interested in, and we can take it from there.

Aside from the 20 practice hours before the training, there are no prerequisites for our immersion.

We do recommend being in good physical shape and having at least 6 months of yoga experience prior to the training.

We also recommend starting to read some yoga books on topics of interest. You can also get a head start on our course content in our e-learning center.

Are there any prerequisites for the training?

Aside from the 20 practice hours before the training, there are no prerequisites for our immersion. We do recommend being in good physical shape and having at least 6 months of yoga experience prior to the training.

What if I don’t want to teach yoga?

Our primary focus is preparing you to be a successful yoga teacher. However, if you would rather join the course to deepen your practice, we welcome any motivated students.

What does “support before, during or after the training” look like?

As part of the 200 HR YTTC, yogis get 3 free one hour skype sessions with Andy before or after the training.

If you are in Saigon, we can catch up for coffee. Or we can catch up before or after one of Andy or Oanh's classes at Yoga Sculpt n Shape (first 3 lessons free).

These sessions are designed to help you develop your yoga practice and teaching goals and outline action steps to get there.

If you would like continued support, Andy offers continuing ed through 3 packages:

   • One hour skype call - $50

   • 50 hour Yoga Journey training (online) - $250
       o Personalized curriculum
       o Includes four one-hour coaching sessions
       o 15 hours Yoga Alliance continuing ed credit (YACEP)

   • 200 hour Yoga Journey training (online) - $600
       o Personalized curriculum
       o Includes ten one-hour coaching sessions
       o 30 hours Yoga Alliance continuing ed credit (YACEP)

Check back soon for more info on the 50 & 200 HR online trainings.

Is there anyone I can speak with to see if this training is right for me?

If you are in Saigon, we can catch up for coffee. Or we can catch up before or after one of Andy or Oanh's classes at Yoga Sculpt n Shape (first 3 lessons free).

Email us at info@RedpointYoga.com and we can set up a free 30 min skype session with Andy.

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have to see if this training is a good fit.

How do I sign up?

Click on the "Apply" button below. After you submit your application and we review it, a $500 deposit will hold your space.

Questions about Redpoint Yoga's schedule, training & syllabus

How will we spend the 200 hours?

Our training is divided into 180 “Contact Hours” and 20 “Non-Contact Hours.” This means we will spend 180 of 200 hours together.

Each day we train for 7.5 hours:

  • 90 min practice
  • Three 2-hour workshops

Note: The last workshop every day will be for student-teaching

So 20 days of training with 7.5 hours per day = 150 hours.

Every Wednesday, we have a 3 hour workshop @ Yatha Yatha Yoga (30 hours total).

In addition to these 180 hours, we will have 20 hours of studio practice prior to the training.

For more info, check out our syllabus in “Curriculum Details

Why don’t we spend all 200 hours together?

Rather than adding an additional three days to the training, we find it more useful for students to practice 20 hours in local studios prior to the training.

This helps them experience diverse teaching styles as well as make connections with their local studios where they may want to teach after our immersion.

These non-contact hours also makes the training three days shorter, and cheaper.

Aside from these 20 practice hours, there are no other course requirements beforehand.

Redpoint Yoga mentions the option for “self-directed education” – what is this?

Since everybody has unique interests, talents and strengths, we believe each yogi should have a unique curriculum. This just requires you to answer a few simple questions about your interests and we take care of the rest.

Not interested? You can skip this part. It’s not required for graduation.

If interested, you can dig deeper into one of the 3 key areas of our training:

   • Yoga practice – What style of yoga do I like? (And how do I get better, faster?)

   • Yoga philosophy – What philosophy do I connect with (And how can I apply it?)

   • Yoga teaching – What kind of a teacher do I want to be? (And how do I get better, faster?)

From there, we identify some initial goals.

Andy will then help identify the knowledge and skills we need to develop.

From there, we outline and co-create a personalized curriculum that will help you reach your practice and teaching goals.

What books are required for the training?

For the Redpoint Yoga Saigon training, we require yogis to pick up:

   • Yoga Mala by Pattabhi Jois ($10 on Kindle)

   • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar ($13 paperback - not available on Kindle)

   • Anatomy for Vinyasa Flows and Standing Poses by Ray Long MD ($8.50 on Kindle)

   • The Worry Solution by Dr. Martin Rossman ($10 on Kindle)

   • The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr ($14 on Kindle)


All other content relevant to our YTTC is provided in course PPTs, and is written into Redpoint Yoga’s course books:

   • Practice Journal

   • Course Companion

   • Asana Manual

   • Designing Lessons


The content in these course books is the summary of:

   • Dozens of books on yoga and teaching

   • Hundreds of podcasts and YouTube videos

   • Andy’s 10 years in the classroom, 5 years teaching in yoga studios, Master’s in Education, insights gained from completing two 200 HR YTTCs as a student and 3 as a teacher


Redpoint’s e-learning center also including dozens of podcasts and YouTube videos, all categorized by topic and easy to find.

What other books do you recommend for yoga philosophy, practice and teaching?

Whatever books you might be interested in, start there!

Here’s a list of books I’ve found helpful:


Yoga Practice Books

   • Yoga Mala by Pattabhi Jois

   • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

   • Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson

   • The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar

   • 2,100 Asanas by Daniel Lacerda

   • The Power of Ashtanga Yoga by Kino Macgregor


Breathing and Deep Relaxation Practices

   • The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown

   • The Healing Power of Breath by Dr. Patricia Gerbarg

   • Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and Mind by Mary NurrieStearns

   • Guided Imagery for Self-Healing by Dr. Martin Rossman


Yoga Anatomy

All of Dr. Ray Long’s books:

   • Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends: Yoga Mat Companion 2
   • Anatomy for Backbends and Twists: Yoga Mat Companion 3
   • Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions: Yoga Mat Companion 4
   • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys Volume I
   • The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys Volume II

Also:

   • Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter

   • Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel

   • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff


Nutrition Books

   • Eat Fat, Get Thin, Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman

   • Why We Get Fat by Dr. Gary Taubes


Philosophy Books

(Note that I draw from a wide range of sources here. I believe yoga philosophy extends to practice off the mat, and concepts outside of traditional yoga):

   • Tribe by Sebastian Junger

   • The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler

   • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

   • Man & His Symbols by Carl Jung

   • Consciousness in Jung & Patanjali by Dr. Leanne Whitney

   • Jung on Yoga by Dr. Dario Nardi

   • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers

   • How to Relax & How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

   • Light on Life by BKS Iyengar


Yoga Teaching & Career Development

(Another note here that I haven’t found a lot of great books on teaching yoga. Most of the books I recommend are more general philosophy of education books):

   • Free to Learn by Dr. Peter Gray

   • Don’t Do Stuff You Hate by Isaac Morehouse

   • The Art of Self-Directed Education by Blake Boles

   • Classroom Instruction That Works & The Art & Science of Teaching by Dr. Robert Marzano

   • Spin Selling by Neil Rackham

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