The Red Diamond Yoga School courses and workshops will help you grow and develop new skills, deepen your existing practice and prepare you to share the practices of yoga, breath work, and meditation with others.
Whether you are looking for personal growth opportunities, continuing education credits or a full teaching certification, we have programs to meet your needs up to the 500 hour level and beyond.
You may choose to complete a full certification training all at once or by taking individual courses to combine for your final certification over time. In other words, we work to design courses that meet your needs and time schedule.
Teaching Certification Courses
200 Hour YA Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level? Have you always wanted to teach and share the yoga practice with others? Then our amazing 200 hour teacher training program is perfect for you.
In this program you will explore each of the 8 limbs of yoga including the ethical practice, movement, breath and meditation practices. You will learn from the very best faculty in anatomy and the subtle body, safe and effective sequencing, alignment and physical adjustments, and much more.
January 29th-April 9th
Early Bird Signup Ends January 15th
Leaders: Erin Grossman & Kate Stone
June 4th-August 13
Early Bird Sign Up Ends May 15th
Leaders: Sara Blowers & Erin Grossman
Sept 9th-November 19th
Early Bird Sign Up Ends August 31st
Leaders: Sara Blowers & Erin Grossman
300 Hour YA Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Are you ready for a deep learning experience with an amazing faculty of experts in many aspects of yoga?
Our 300 hour program is perfect for anyone who has completed a 200 hour program and is ready to hone their skills to become an advanced teacher or practitioner. This program is designed to give you a wide range of knowledge on the physical, philosophical and historical aspects of yoga. With this knowledge and one on one attention from a dedicated mentor, you will advance your skills and specify a teaching path that aligns with your goals and interests.
All of the course work is taught at an advanced level by experts in the field. You will be working one on one and in small groups with your mentor, as well as the larger mentee team, for 6 months. You will complete this program with an advanced understanding of your practice, a deeper understanding of yourself, and powerful life long relationships with your fellow students and mentors.
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100 Hour YACEP Certified Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Learn the core principles of yin yoga, the science of stretching, sequencing and teaching classes, the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians, fundamentals of Tao and more!
From philosophy and subtle body to postures and physiology, immerse yourself in the cooling side of yoga on a search for physical and mental balance through yin yoga.
This 100 hour training offers the building blocks to a personal yin practice as well as teaching public classes and private clients.
Students will cover yin postures, breathing, and meditation techniques; light basic anatomy and injury management tools; as well as a special module led by Kateri Wang on the meridians and aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn to break down the postures physically and energetically, while linking intelligent and creative sequences for any setting.
200-hr Yoga Teacher Training, or basic posture and sequencing knowledge highly encouraged but not required. For those interested in claiming the full 100 hrYAECP, completion of a teaching practicum is required after the completion of the course. This will be scheduled on an individual basis.
March 11th-March 26th
Leader: Kevin Montgomery
June 10th-June 25th
Leader: Laura King
Sept 16th-October 1st
Leader: Kevin Montgomery
50 Hour Somatic Breathwork Facilitator Training
Breath is a powerful healing modality. When we learn to use different breath techniques we can release emotion, raise our vibrational energy, and hack into our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. From fight or flight to rest and digest, breath can take you to places where healing can be found.
This breath work training will focus on a somatic three part breathing technique. You will learn to hold a safe space for people to find release, hone your intuitive skills, and create a relaxed and healing environment for your students.
This class is designed for teachers who have a 200 training and have experience managing the classroom space for yoga or other healing modalities.
For those who don’t have teaching experience, we recommend that you start with the two day Holding Space course before attending a facilitator intensive.
Join Robert Bahedry for this 4 day facilitator intensive in the beautiful surroundings of the desert.
50HR YACEP with Practicum
Join Robert Bahedry for this 4 day facilitator intensive in the beautiful surroundings of Sequoia.
50HR YACEP with Practicum
Join Robert Bahedry for this 2 day beginning facilitator for those just learning to hold space intuitively.
20HR YACEP available
50 Hour Sound Bath Facilitator Training
Schedule Coming Soon!
Yoga Lifestyle Courses
The benefits of the yoga diet and lifestyle are many but often times we often overlook the impact our choices off of the mat may have on our practice. These courses are designed to deepen your understanding and practice on and off the mat to step into a more mindful and connected life.
Whats more, all of these courses are led by experienced faculty and qualify for YCEP credits.
Finding Your Balance in the Yamas and Niyamas with Kevin Montgomery
Have you ever had those moments where something just doesn’t feel right? Those times when you just feel a little bit off or out of sorts; maybe a little overwhelmed? It’s very difficult to be fully present in this moment when we feel these internal or even external distractions.
We often reach a point where our actions, relationships, and thoughts are not in line with our truth and beliefs. Not only that but we notice the imbalance keeping us in a constant state of underlying stress.
On the other hand, aligning our thoughts and actions with our own sense of Truth, will help guide us to a more peaceful and joy filled life. A lifestyle that allows us to be fully present in every moment.
By doing the work in the Yamas and Niyamas, we find alignment and balance in our lives off the mat just as we do in our bodies on the mat. But this work is one of self examination and mindful action. The practice is ongoing, but it can have a very positive impact on every aspect of our lives each step of the way.
So in this course we will focus on the Yimas and Niyamas in a practical way. As we read, journal, and share each week, we practice new skills. In fact one of the most powerful take aways just might be the process of mindfully examining each aspect of our lives. And most of all learning to be present in the moment as we journey though this amazing material together.
While this course is a part of the 200 HR program,.it’s valuable to anyone who is looking to deepen their practice and do the work of aligning your mind, body, and actions with your Truth.
So join us for a life changing journey toward self discovery and balance!
A Deep Dive into the Subtle Body with Jeanne Heileman
This deep dive into the yogic subtle body will explore detailed and nuanced subjects and practices to educate and invigorate both teaching and personal practices. The yogic subtle body is our unseen energetic self which consists of various pathways, energetic channels and portals that link our physical selves to our energetic body. This course will move beyond basic subtle body knowledge and technique toward more advanced knowledge, practice and skills. Diving deep into the subtle body is a wonderful way to connect deeply to one’s inner world in an effort to seek balance from the inside out.
This advanced course will be taught by Jeanne Heileman. Jeanne brings together over 37 years of yoga study with over 26 years of teaching experience. She specializes in discovering the needs of an individual and gently guiding a student to their own true essence.
200hr Yoga Teacher Training or at least one year of steady yoga practice is required for this course.
When: Sundays January 15th-February 5th, 2022 12-4pm
Where: Red Diamond Yoga La Cienega Plaza
YACEP Credits: 20
Gifts from the Bhagavad Gita with Jeanne Heileman
The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as The Gita, is an epic scripture that is part of the Mahabharata. This beautifully written tale is part of some of the oldest yogic texts studied today. With themes that explore the nature of Self, higher powers, and the world. The Gita has roused numerous views and commentaries on many subjects including, duty, family, war and life purpose. This narrative text is rich with parables and wisdom that discuss questions debated by both ancient and contemporary cultures, and includes teaching on several branches of yoga including Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, and Raja yoga.
Immerse yourself in the study of this ancient text for a deeper understanding of the heart of yoga and it’s many philosophies. Join Jeanne Heileman for a four week course unearthing the many gifts from the Bhagavad Gita. Jeanne brings together over 37 years of yoga study with over 26 years of teaching experience. She specializes in discovering the needs of an individual and gently guiding a student to their own true essence.
No previous study is required, only a true curiosity and willingness to listen and learn.
When: January 11th-February 1st 2022 Wednesdays 6:30pm-8pm
YACEP Credits: 12
Introduction to the Meridians with Kateri Wang L.Ac.
Learn the basics of the the 12 main meridians based on traditional Chinese medical theory and explore a deeper layer of the self. The meridians are linked to contemporary yoga practices most often through yin yoga, but effect and reflect our physical and energetic balance on a daily basis on and off the mat. This course includes basic information on the 12 main meridians and practical applications such as pressure points and meditation to move Qi and release blockages. Learn the fundamental theories of Qi, meridian flow and circadian rhythms to gain an understanding of the effects of these energies on our physical and emotional well being. This introductory course is taught by Kateri Wang. Kateri is a licensed acupuncturist with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in ear acupuncture for disaster and trauma relief, addiction and mental health recoveries.
No previous experience or knowledge required.
The Wisdom of the Tao with Kevin Montgomery
Yin Yoga is based on the Chinese philosophy of Taoism. It is difficult to make sense of this practice without understanding it from the perspective of those origins.
In this 10-week class you will gain an understanding of this beautiful philosophy and world view with the aid of Winnie the Pooh. In one of the most accessible books I have read on this deep subject matter, we will explore the important life concepts of the Tao using Benjamin Hoff’s classic work The Tao of Pooh.
You will come away with a deeper understanding of the natural world and how living with the rhythms and laws of nature will bring contentment.
Why do we fight things we cannot change instead of accepting them and working with the flow instead of against the flow of the universe?
That is the human condition, and we will be learning how to find our path and find the peace and stillness that comes from gliding down the watercourse rather than paddling against the current.
Living the Yoga Sutras: Pada 2 with Edwin Bryant
When: March 4th and 5th 2022 12-4pm plus 2 2hr zoom calls
Where: Red Diamond Yoga La Cienega Plaza
YACEP Credits: 15
Yoga Sequencing Intensives
These intensives are designed for certified yoga instructors who want to expand the types of classes they are able to offer. While these are not a substitute for the full teaching certification, everyone can use these programs to deepen their practice and understanding of alignment and sequencing.
Additionally, these courses may qualify for up to 30 hours of YACEP credit for instructors registered with Yoga Alliance.
Check back in the fall for the full calendar of sequence intensives for 2023.
Yoga Beyond the Classroom
If you yearn to plan and lead wellness travel experiences, or deepen your understanding of practical business concepts, then these courses offer a strong lineup to help you reach your goals. In addition we offer practical safety certification courses through the year to ensure you are always up to date.
In short, these courses are designed to provide practical training and certifications to help you prepare for new challenges beyond the practice room.
CPR, AED and Basic First Aid with Dr. Rhonda
CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid
This certification is required to teach at RDY and for anyone leading our adventures. In this one day intensive you will learn adult and infant CPR, how to use an AED, and basic first aid for would treatment and triage.
You will receive your 2 year certification. These courses are great for anyone looking to certify or re-certify and are open to everyone, you do not need to be an instructor or guide for RDY to take this class.
Wilderness First Aid
Schedule coming soon!
Leading Yoga Adventures with Kevin Montgomery
Retreat Leader Training
This program is designed to give you the tools necessary to lead a successful retreat either as a primary guide or an assistant/instructor.
This course is for anyone who is planning to lead an RDY Adventure or any other retreat that is already planned and curated.
You will be set up for success in handling the many different situations that come up on retreats. You will be given tools and worksheets to help organize and keep activities on track throughout the retreat. You will also learn how to deal with the logistics of international group travel and handling group dynamics in various situations.
If you hope to package and sell your own retreats in the future, this course is a prerequisite to the full retreat planning courses.
Planning Successful Yoga Retreats
Planning a Successful Yoga Retreat
Do you dream to plan and lead your own domestic or international retreats? If so this course is right for you.
From developing the concept to curating the perfect location and activities, we will explore each facet of planning a successful retreat.
We will show you how to set up your retreat business, insurance, licensing requirements for selling travel, how to market your retreat, and of course how to execute a seamless experience for your guests.
Even if you plan to work with an established retreat travel company there are many things you will need to be aware of and pitfalls to avoid.
The Retreat Leader course is a prerequisite for this one. We encourage you to come with a retreat idea in mind that we can use as practical material to develop your first retreat in this course.
The Business of Yoga
Schedule Coming Soon!