200-Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training

Hot Yoga Teacher Training – Philippines

200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate Course

30 July – 28 August 2017 | Manila, Philippines


Teach hot yoga, inspire students & change lives.
Start a new career as a certified yoga teacher.

Dear Yoga Student,

Let me guess… you’re a hot yoga junkie?

You practice yoga just about every day, you hang out in the yoga section of the bookstore, and at work you spend most of your time surfing yoga web sites. Sound familiar?

Don’t worry, we’ve been there.

When I first discovered hot yoga, I remember sneaking out of the office early just to catch my favorite teacher’s classes. Very quickly, I realized that I was starting to see life differently, and there was no point in fighting it any longer.

Within a few short months, yoga became the most important focus in my life. As crazy as it seemed at the time, I quit my job and became a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. The rest is history.

But I was so nervous!

When I enrolled in my first yoga teacher training, I had a “good” corporate job in publishing. Yoga had only been in my life for a short period of time when I left it all behind. But the transformation I saw in myself was so worth it.

When I began, my body was stiff and I wasn’t confident I could complete the training. To my surprise, teacher training actually made me a much better student. Quickly, I learned that passion and hard work is the recipe to shape the life of your dreams.

After one month of intense practice and study, I felt stronger and healthier than ever before in my life. Most importantly, I was in a position where I could truly inspire students as well as demonstrate my employability.

If you would have told me back when I first started that I would someday become a teacher trainer and operate my own studios in three different countries, teaching more than 10,000 students… I would have laughed out loud.

But this is exactly what’s happened to me. Stories like mine are becoming increasingly common for students coming out of our training academy. Yoga is booming. There’s a huge demand for skilled and passionate teachers worldwide.

Do you love yoga and are excited to share your passion with the world? Do you like the idea of earning a full-time salary working part-time hours? Do you yearn to travel and surround yourself with health-conscious, open-minded people?

Then you have come to the right place!



Top 5 Reasons to Teach Yoga

  1. Inspire Students & Change Lives – Few jobs provide an opportunity to impact the lives of so many people on a daily basis. With teaching yoga, you are given the opportunity to inspire classes of students every day. Passion mixed with impactful practice provides an amazing gift that is a rare and rewarding job to have.
  2. Deepen Your Practice – Yoga students come to class looking for guidance, but they also give back an incredible amount of energy and insight. You’ll be amazed how frequently you’ll find yourself learning from students.
  3. Enjoy a Flexible Schedule – Most yoga teachers work for 3 or 4 hours per day, and the rest of the time is yours to do as you please. If you’re like me, you have tons of other interests in life that you haven’t had time to pursue. You’ve been working full time, often in a job that you hate. After I started teaching yoga, I finally had time to do freelance writing for magazines, learn guitar, and I even wrote a novel.
  4. Earn a Good Salary – Years ago, most yoga teachers hardly earned enough to get by. Today, Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers are highly specialized and highly valued. Personally, I never imagined that I’d teach in five different countries and then own my own studios—but that’s exactly what happened. The world is a big place, but the yoga community is very small. As a yoga teacher, you’ll quickly connect with studios and teachers all over the world and opportunities will reveal themselves organically.
  5. Live & Breathe Yoga – Let’s face it, living a healthy lifestyle is not easy. Surrounding yourself with people who live a healthy lifestyle is even harder. When I started down the path of yoga, all my old friends were living very toxic lifestyles. When I became a yoga teacher, that all changed. Like me, my new friends and co-workers loved yoga were committed to healthy living. I never realized how powerful it is having a positive support group. For many teachers, this begins a revolution in their personal health and lifestyle. The best time to train to teach is when you’re most excited about yoga. Passion and enthusiasm are the key ingredients for success. Personal practice is always growing, and the decision to make this practice into a profession should evolve from your own personal motivation. If you’re excited now, then there is no better time to take initiative.


What Students are Saying

This is Not Your Typical Teacher Training Course

The Absolute Yoga teacher training program was originally developed to meet the demands of our rapidly expanding international studios. We couldn’t find enough qualified teachers to teach and fulfill this need in the market. Absolute Yoga TT program was designed to mold teachers into the best version of themselves.

The first course was invite-only. The sole purpose was to turn our most passionate and dedicated students into full time working teachers, prepared serve their communities. You’ll hear the proven success as 70% of Absolute Yoga’s teaching team has been through our training programs.

As a graduate, you’ll be a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. This gives you the freedom to control your career, teach anywhere in the world, and even open your own studios without restrictions. The choice is yours.


Why it Matters

This course consists of a strategically planned curriculum. It truly turns yoga students into yoga teachers in just four weeks’ time—every time. Our successful graduates and our successful studios are proof of the program’s efficiency.

Absolute Yoga´s teachers work in studios, gyms, health resorts, and many even open their own studios all over the world. Today, there are more than 1,000 Absolute Yoga teachers in 48 countries and counting.

Absolute Yoga has penetrated every continent, claiming its place as the fastest-growing style of hot yoga in the world.

Become an Effective Teacher

The yoga training industry is very strange in that most teacher training courses do not actually teach you how to teach. If you talk to any yoga studio owner, you’ll find they rarely hire new graduates. In most cases, new grads from most schools are just not ready to teach a class yet.

With Absolute Yoga, we take a completely different approach—100 percent practical and career focused. Our graduates are qualified, competent, and employable from the day they leave our school.

Studios all over the world come to us to recruit our graduates to teach in their studios. At the end of each course, we get calls and emails from studios wanting to hire our teachers. Absolute Yoga continues to recruit our own teachers directly from our own graduating classes as well.

Remember, Absolute Yoga Academy started as a professional training school for our own staffing needs—and that hasn’t changed. Our course is 100 percent practical. Our graduates are ready and able to teach the moment they leave the course.

You’ll experience a transformational journey. To go from never teaching a course on day one, to a master in the classroom- is a huge accomplishment. You’ll not only be able to teach, you’ll believe in yourself to teach. You will master our 50-pose sequence, the anatomy, instructions and modifications, and have the confidence to teach it to others.


Absolute Hot Yoga Series

Let’s get sweaty! Absolute Hot Yoga is a high-energy series of 50 classic yoga poses in a fixed sequence that promotes balance, strength, flexibility, and overall wellness. The heat allows you to stretch deeply, cleanse the body, and calm the mind.

One of the unique things about the Absolute’s Hot Series is that it’s great for beginners, intermediate and even advanced students. The series can be adapted to all levels, so it doesn’t get boring.

As a teacher, one of the big challenges with some classic Hot Yoga sequences is that students “outgrow” the series and stop coming to class after 6-12 months. Absolute Hot Yoga is different. It was designed with the lifetime student in mind, so we see students engaged and excited about Absolute Hot yoga Yoga 2-3x as long as most Hot Yoga series.

Adjust, Adapt, Modify

VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS & VOCAL SKILLS – Are you shy? Are you afraid to speak in front of people? Don’t worry. You’re going to become a pro at public speaking. Our teaching team has spent 6 years developing a foolproof system that turns anyone into a great teacher in a matter of days. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never taught anyone anything in your whole life. With our system, you can learn to be effective.

Thinking on your feet is a huge part of being a yoga teacher. Sometimes you’ll need to use your voice to keep control of the class, and other times you may need to physically assist a student in and out of a posture. You’ll learn the how’s and when’s of helping and modifying- so everyone has a safe and uplifting experience. This is the real “art of teaching”.

KRIYAS, PRANAYAMA, MEDITATION – There’s more to learn than just yoga poses. Throughout the training, we’ll practice powerful yogic techniques for cleansing and purifying the body (kriyas). We will look in depth at breathing exercises (pranayama) that will soothe the nerves and focus the mind. At our evening meditation, we’ll sit together as a group and practice stillness- the most challenging yoga practice of all.

Learn the real history of yoga and its true meaning. The yoga we all know and love today is very different than the spiritual practices of India. As a yoga teacher, it’s important to know the history and belief system that started this powerful practice we now love.

ANATOMY OF YOGA – Head, shoulders, knees, and toes… When we practice yoga, we become hyper-aware of our bodies, our imbalances, our weaknesses, and our strengths. The study of anatomy, specifically as it relates to yoga, will help you gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening beneath the skin. This is vital to avoid injury, modify poses safely, and teach with confidence.

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA – So now that you’re ready to teach, what’s next? During the last week of the training, you’ll learn how to apply for jobs, how to write a yoga resume, and where to look for work. This introduction to the business of yoga will put you miles ahead of other teachers in your area helping you to land a great job quickly.

At Absolute Yoga, we pride ourselves on having the lowest student-to-teach ratio in the industry. While most trainings have 30, 40, or even 80 students for each teacher, we insist on a 10-to-1 student to teacher ratio. This means you get a gargantuan amount of personalized attention. With this kind of focus, you’ll learn different styles and approaches based on your individual personality.

When you’re researching training courses, the training team should be your number one priority. Most training courses are led by just one instructor, often a self-proclaimed “guru.” At Absolute’s Hot Yoga Teacher Training, there are a minimum of 2 core teachers throughout the course. There’s also a minimum of 2 guest teachers that bringing with them thousands of hours of teaching experience and dozens of different skill sets.

NOTE: All Absolute Yoga Training staff have 1000-4000 teaching hours experience. That experience provides them with unparalleled knowledge as trainers.


Meet the Teachers


Dinah Salonga

Dinah Salonga started practicing Bikram yoga in 2005 and was certified as a 200-hour RYT Hot Yoga Teacher in October 2010 by Absolute Yoga Academy in Koh Samui, Thailand.

In November 2010, she founded Yogaplus, Inc. together with 4 other yoga enthusiasts. The company opened its first studio under the brand name yoga+ in February 2011 at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Since then, yoga+ has grown to 3 branches and has also spun-off another brand called yoga+express which now has 4 branches.

In December 2012, Dinah obtained a 100-hour Yin Yoga teacher training certification with Victor Chng of Yin Yoga Asia in Singapore. She is also a certified facilitator for TeamUp, a mindfulness-based coaching program.

Dinah has been the Course Director for Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Manila since 2014. She facilitates the practice teaching sessions and teaches modules related to the series and Becoming a Mindful Teacher. She handles all course-related inquiries and concerns.


Ryan Chester

Ryan Chester started practicing yoga to make his body more flexible for martial arts. He took his first yoga class in Victoria, B. C., Canada in 2006 when he joined a friend in a Bikram yoga class.

Although the first class didn’t impress him that much, he kept going back for more. After a consistent yoga practice, he realized that he gained more than flexibility and six months after his first class, he enrolled in the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training course in Oahu, Hawaii. Since his graduation, he has taught full time at different studios in Canada and the Philippines. He has been in the Philippines teaching yoga full time. He has also taken a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course and teaches Hot and Flow classes at yoga+.

He has been part of the teaching team of Absolute Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Manila since 2014. He facilitates the posture labs and teaches the modules on room management and managing first-timers. His attention to detail and alignment is something that he loves to share with the trainees.


Mae Evangelista

Mae’s yoga journey started in the most common manner. Like most people, she wanted to do something to lose weight at the same time relieve her of the stress she was going through then. Her first ever class was with Bikram yoga in 2007 but her practice became more consistent in 2009. She joined the Philippine Yoga Asana Competition that same year where she was declared the overall champion.

She started to explore other yoga styles after that and found herself loving yoga so much that she decided shifting from her secure corporate career to becoming a full-time yoga instructor in 2011. She is certified to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Absolute Hot Yoga and teaches all these styles at yoga+. She was the pioneer instructor of the signature Hot Core class at yoga+.

Mae is joining the teaching team for the first time this year. She will be participating actively in the practice teaching sessions and posture labs so the students can benefit from her many years of experience as a yoga instructor and practitioner.


Neil Salang

Neil graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a minor in French language from the De La Salle University in 1990. It was here where Neil was exposed to different Asian philosophies which opened his mind to a new consciousness of seeing things.

Neil became a certifed Ashtanga Vinyasa instructor 2011. He regularly teaches Meditation, Ashtanga and Flow classes in yoga+ studios.

He is now a full-fledged Kriya yoga and a devotee of the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) ashram. This ashram was established by his Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, a modern day Indian Saint and the author of the best-selling book Autobiography of a Yogi. SRF devotees practice meditation with the sole purpose of improving oneself morally, sharing the benefits to all beings and to return to the Divine Creator.

He teaches the Yoga Philosophy and History module and provides the trainees with the right context to help them establish the right framework for their teaching and personal practice.


John Paul H. Prado, MD, DDM

Dr. J.P. Prado graduated from the University of the East, Manila, before studying spine therapy. After completing the Basic and Advanced courses in the Academy of Wholistic Healing Arts under Thomas Zudrell, he decided to study further in Hamburg, Germany under Dr. Helmuch Koch Landau. The Therapy specialized in the precise manual treatment for painful joints and muscles, based on anatomy and the laws of physics.

After noticing certain weaknesses of the German therapy, Dr. Prado studied dynamic cervical traction and manipulation in Okayama University Hospital under Dr. Tetshiro Matsushima to fill in the gaps of the German technique. In 2009 Dr. Prado attended courses in University of Southern California for Advanced Diagnostics in absence of traditional diagnostic tools. He has also trained in Enhanced External Counter Pulsation, a treatment specializing in using blood circulation in the lower extremities to improve cardiovascular health.

He is the go-to doctor of yoga practitioners and instructors in the Philippines and he understands how the body moves in yoga poses. He handles the anatomy modules and provides the trainees with enough information to help them understand their students’ bodies better.

Sample Schedule

Repetition is the mother of skill. The more you do yoga, the more you’ll know it inside and out. This is a yoga teacher training course not a “yoga camp.” Instead, it’s a very systematic process that will transform you from a student of yoga into a teacher of yoga. Our strategically designed schedule is formulated to maximize your learning experience.


06:30 – 08:00 Morning Practice
08:00 – 09:00 Shower / Breakfast Break
09:00 – 12:00 Workshop I
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:30 Workshop II
16:00 – 17:30 Afternoon Practice
18:00 – 19:00 Workshop III/Self-Study

Tuition Investment

Investing time and money into education is a big decision, but ultimately you’re investing in yourself. Equipping yourself with the foundation, tools, and confidence to succeed is the recipe for an authentic life-changing experience. We see firsthand the dramatic change in our students. These are people who become leaders in the teaching field, influencers in the industry, and inspiration to those around them.

This isn’t a question of “How much does it cost?” The intelligent question is “What is it worth?” Most graduates earn back their initial investment in the first 3-6 months of graduation!

Payment options: Bank Transfer and Online Purchase

6-months installment at 0% interest on regular rate through BDO, BPI and Metrobank credit cards. Can be processed through payment made directly to yoga+.

Investing time and money into education is a big decision, but ultimately you’re investing in yourself. Equipping yourself with the foundation, tools, and confidence to succeed is the recipe for an authentic life-changing experience. We see firsthand the dramatic change in our students. These are people who become leaders in the teaching field, influencers in the industry, and inspiration to those around them.

This isn’t a question of “How much does it cost?” The intelligent question is “What is it worth?” Most graduates earn back their initial investment in the first 3-6 months of graduation!

Tuition Investment: ₱141,900

Monthly Installments: From₱5,912.50/month*

*Early Price Discount ends on May 15th

Monthly Installments: Become a Certified Hot Yoga Teacher for less than ₱6,000 a month through BDO, BPI or Metrobank credit card. We can offer from 6-month to 24-month installments through yoga+. A one-time payment for interest between P8,000 to 13,000 will be applied, depending on the credit card provider. For more information call +63-2-869-6420 or email info@yogaplus.ph

Service Scholarships: We offer a limited number of service scholarships for each course based on application.

Your Certification

As a graduate, you’ll be certified by Absolute Yoga- one of the largest and most-trusted names in yoga training internationally. On top of that, your Absolute Yoga certification qualifies you for Yoga Alliance certification. We use this third party accreditation for Absolute Yoga to ensure our quality and international standards are met.