Hot Yoga Teacher Training in San Ramon, California

4 Weeks 250hr Hot Yoga Certification Training with Evolation Yoga Immersion and Module Options


250-Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training Program

The Evolation Yoga hot yoga teacher training program consists of four full weeks and 250 hours of training designed to help hot yoga trainees to further share their love and passion for yoga while increasing their knowledge of the practice and becoming certified (and capable) to teach. Our San Ramon hot yoga teacher training is available as an immersion training done over four consecutive weeks or as a module training spread out over a few months time.

Come train with us at Evolation Yoga in San Ramon, California for 250hrs of hot yoga education and guided practice led by experienced yoga instructors who are passionate about yoga and enabling trainees to become certified yoga teachers.

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Immersion Program Training Dates

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Module Program Training Dates

Module 1: September 30, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Module 2: November 2, 2019 - November 9, 2019

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Bikram Yoga San Ramon Studio for This Hot Yoga Teacher Training

This Evolation Yoga hot yoga teacher training takes place at Bikram Yoga San Ramon studio of Northern California with all necessary training essentials and studio amenities provided for every trainee during this training.

The set studio space at Bikram Yoga San Ramon is perfect for training and we are honored to be offering our Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training program with the team and local community at Bikram Yoga San Ramon.

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Getting To and From San Ramon for The Hot Yoga Teacher Training

This 250hr hot yoga teacher training takes place in Northern California, specifically in the East Bay area of San Ramon, CA at Bikram Yoga San Ramon studio. The studio training location for this training is approximately 25 miles and 30 minutes drive from Oakland International Airport (OAK) and about 45 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Transportation is not provided to or from this teacher training but there are local taxi, ride-share and public transportation options that are available. Please just send us a message if you have any questions or need any help with determining the best transportation services for you during this training.

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*Please note that trainees participating in our extended yoga teacher training program will train in San Ramon for the June, July and August dates and then on the peninsula (on the other side of the bay) for our October and November extended training dates.


Meet the instructors for the Hot Yoga Teacher Training in San Ramon


Zefea Samson

Zefea had her first experience with yoga at the age of four, when her parents practiced with the renowned teacher Angela Farmer in the Iyengar tradition. She graduated from Bikram’s teacher training in 2005 and represented the Netherlands as the Dutch gold medalist three times in the international yoga championships, all those years finishing in the world’s top ten. In 2009 Zefea and her husband, Mark Drost, founded evolation in a desire to evolve the way the primary hot series is passed on and focus on a collective and community approach. They have conducted hot yoga teacher trainings since. Over 100 trainings and more than 1000 trainees later, Zefea feels that they truly have developed an inspiring and effective service. Zefea is thrilled to be working together with so many amazing teachers. In every training she keeps learning and growing herself and aims to improve further on what she can offer her students.


Mark Drost

Mark, along with his wife Zefea, is the co-founder of evolation yoga. He has been studying yoga, the philosophy of yoga, and meditation for his entire adult life. He has been practicing Bikram Yoga for over 20 years and started teaching in 2001. He has taught in hundreds of studios around the world and mentored several hundred teachers. He has founded or co-founded many studios.  His inspiration for his yoga journey is to create union in the lineage of Paramhansa Yogananda. Mark brings his 35 years of experience in this tradition to his teaching. He applies this principle of inclusion to all his classes, in which he enriches the heated hatha yoga espoused by Bikram Choudhury, with a deeper focus on meditation and breathing.


Elias Gaitan

Elias a life-long competitive athlete and avid surfer found Hatha yoga in the early 90’s. At this time Elias’ body was showing serious signs of breakdown due to years of wear and tear and a variety of injuries. His body needed help. Elias discovered that Yoga offered deep healing benefits to a body and mind that was locked in a state of chronic stress. He experienced a palpable sense of liberation that he did not find in his sitting meditation practice. Yoga became his physical practice, and meditation, which led him to his first yoga teacher training, Bikram’s Beginning Yoga in 2003.

Since then, Elias has eagerly accrued numerous certifications and has trained with hatha yoga masters such as; Rajashree and Bikram Choudhury (Bikram yoga), Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga), Mark Whitwell (Heart of Yoga), Baron Baptiste (Baptiste Power Yoga), Brian Campbell (Body Work Yoga) and Duncan Wong (Yogic Arts) to name a few.

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Curriculum for the San Ramon Hot Yoga Teacher Training

Our yoga teacher training programs are designed to help trainees to enhance their understanding of yoga while empowering them to effectively teach and share the many healing benefits of yoga with fellow students. All Evolation Yoga teacher training’s come inclusive with training materials and essentials; book reading lists and continuing yoga education recommendations; daily yoga and meditation practice; anatomy studies, posture mechanics and proper corrections for injuries; group study sessions, live yoga teaching practice time and interactive group feedback provided for all trainees; insights into best teaching practices and how to discover, apply for and begin new yoga teacher opportunities; an overview of the business side of yoga from studio ownership and management to recruiting and employing yoga teachers and more. All yoga experience levels, styles and schools are welcome to train with Evolation Yoga, regardless of practice level, prior training or teaching experience.

Teacher Training Curriculum

Yoga History and Philosophy

  • History, philosophy and evolution of yoga

  • Practical (and tangible) yoga philosophy

  • Eight Limb Path of Yoga

  • Bhagavad-Gita

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • Teachings and lineage of Paramhansa Yogananda and Bikram Choudhury

The Art of Teaching

  • Teaching clinics

  • How to address a group of students

  • How to use your own body as a teaching tool

  • How to use your voice, volume, tempo, and pacing

  • How to correct postures

  • Choosing the right words

  • Energy, passion, confidence, humor

  • Using your own presence and Self-awareness as a transformative teaching tool

The Business of Yoga

  • Teacher guidelines & etiquette

  • Appropriate conduct inside and outside the yoga room

  • How to apply for a teaching position

  • Teacher expectations

  • Student interaction

  • Role playing

  • Feedback


  • What meditation is and why it’s practiced

  • Meditation techniques

  • Silencing the mind for deeper levels of awareness

  • Establishing a connection with nature and the world you live in

  • Connecting with the true Self

Asanas (Postures)

  • Daily classes

  • Posture mechanics

  • Knowledge of asanas

  • Foundational yogic anatomy & physiology

  • Subtle Anatomy & Chakric System

  • Alignment & how to avoid injuries

  • Modifications & adjustments

  • Medical benefits

  • How to read bodies

  • Balance between body, mind and breath

  • Sequencing

Pranayama (Breathing)

  • The use of breath as a transformative tool for Self-awareness

  • Breath control

  • Different breathing techniques

  • Exploration of benefits

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Accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certifications

Evolation Yoga is a registered Yoga Alliance yoga school proudly training and enabling yoga practitioners to become certified yoga instructors. When you complete our four week, 250 Hour Yoga Immersion Training, you will be accredited with and receive a RYT 200-Hour registration certificate through Yoga Alliance, allowing you to teach hot 26+2 (Bikram method) series yoga classes.


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Hot Yoga Teacher Training Experience with Evolation Yoga

"I just finished my Teachers training in Santa Barbara and I could not have had a better experience. The teachers are world class and the atmosphere in the studio warm. I got so much more out of the experience then I could have ever hoped for. Grateful."

Frida Bergh - Santa Barbara, CA Graduate


Tuition Costs and Payment Options

250-Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training in San Ramon Tuition Fee

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Tuition fee payments can be made via credit card, check or bank transfer payments.  To reserve and guarantee your space, a down payment of $2,000 USD is required for this training program.

Early Bird Discount

Our Early Bird Discount rate is $3,900 USD for this training. Save $500 USD on this training with our Early Bird Discount when you pay $3,900 USD in full at least 90 days prior to the start of your training.

Payment Plans and Third Party Financing

We offer flexible payment plan options as well as third party financing for our teacher training programs. Contact us to discuss the payment options that will be best for you.


Train with Evolvation Yoga in San Ramon of Northern California

Join Evolation Yoga in Northern California for a life changing 250Hr Hot Yoga Teacher Training at Bikram Yoga San Ramon studio where you will train alongside fellow yogis while being guided by senior level yoga instructors each step of the way. Spaces are limited for this hot yoga teacher training, send us a message now to discuss details and to get your space booked with us in San Ramon, California.

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What's Included In This Training

  • Evolation Yoga designed training course materials and essentials

  • Training book reading lists

  • Hands-on support and assistance all throughout the training

  • Live teaching practice time for all trainees

  • 250 hours of hot yoga teacher training education

  • Yoga Alliance® RYT Certification

  • Lifetime of support for all Evolation Yoga alumni

  • Free training repeats for all Evolation Yoga alumni

Cancellation Policy

Deposits for trainings are non-refundable ($2000 for 250 hours training). All money paid to Evolation Yoga for trainings is transferable for a credit to another Evolation Yoga training in the event that trainee is unable to attend the original training they booked. Please contact us directly for more details about our cancellation policy.

Extracurricular Activities (optional)

During your free time while you attend your yoga teacher training, we encourage you to study, practice and reflect upon your experience as much as possible but you are of course welcome to partake in extracurricular activities should you wish to do so. Simply let us know and we can and will help to provide you with tips, suggestions, recommendations and resources for local activities near to your training location.


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