Teacher Training Blueprint 2023 - Hot Yoga Bologna
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200 hours Blueprint 26.2 Bikram Yoga Teacher Training

Hot Yoga Bologna is very excited to present the

200 Hours Blueprint Bikram Yoga Teacher Training Program

Organised and led by Riji Suh, from New York City,

hosted by Hot Yoga Bologna

Dates and times

Dates: April 24, 2023 through June 11th, 2023.

The training structure is two 2-Week-In-Person modules, separated by one 3 Week- Virtual module.

Full attendance to all in-person and virtual modules is mandatory to fulfill training requirements.

LIVE session dates:

Session 1: Tuesday, April 24, 2023 through Sunday, May 7, 2023

Session 2: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 through Sunday, June 11, 2023

Expect a full day commitment (exact times TBA). There is NO training on Mondays.


Monday, May 8, 2023 through Monday, May 29, 2023

Virtual Training includes group lecture sessions on Friday and Saturday afternoons/evenings (European time), precise times TBD according to the lecturer.

All trainees are expected to maintain a minimum of 5 practice sessions per virtual/solo week and attend all virtual group sessions and partner/group practice.

Riji has practiced Bikram yoga for 18 years and taught internationally for 16.

She is an E-RYT (Experienced Yoga Teacher) 500-hour Lead Teacher accredited by Yoga Alliance.

This training is for dedicated yoga students with a minimum of two years practice of Bikram Yoga.






What you will learn



Evolution of your personal asana practice
Energized overall health, deeper self-awareness and self-love
Heightened sense of authenticity from teaching-practice
Clarity and understanding of healthy breathing, form/technique, instruction, and benefits for each of the 26 asanas.


Cultural, racial, and LGBTQ+, empowerment and inclusivity training
Leadership and team-building skills
Friendship and community


Essential anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
Foundational yoga energetics
Foundational yoga principles and philosophy


Deep dives into lectures with passionate, invested teachers and speakers
Competence to teach the 26.2 class
Professional development, goal setting, and career guidance
The 26.2 Blueprint Training is designed to be a teaching anchor for life

What is required from you

-Two years of cumulative Bikram yoga practice 

-Complete the application (click below) 


     In your application, please specify:

how long you have practiced, where you have practiced, and your current teachers

     A virtual interview via phone or Zoom may be requested by Riji.

-Video component

All applicants will be asked to submit short clips that demonstrate their knowledge of the following poses:

Half Moon full set (1x), Standing Head to Knee (1x side), Standing Bow (1x side), Cobra (1x), Camel (1x), Rabbit (1x), Stretching (1x)

*we are looking for your understanding of the pose (breath and form), not depth of your asana, or “perfection”.

Graduation Requirements

Attendance – All trainees are expected to attend each session of the training. These include asana practice, lectures, peer connection, and professional development seminars.

Live sessions: 1 hour of weekly partner + group asana practice

Virtual sessions: 2 hours of weekly partner + group teaching practice

Virtual/solo sessions: at least 5x per week of Traditional Hot Yoga asana classes.

Accountability check to ensure progress in the Training curriculum.

Study – All trainees are expected to fulfill requirements for curricular reading, media, and written assignments.

Ethics – All trainees must demonstrate a conscious commitment to equal respect and service for self, practice, study, fellow trainees, TT faculty, and respective studio staff. Respect for community members of all cultural, racial, and LGBTQ+ identities is paramount. All trainees are expected to consistently practice holding a positive, peer-affirming space that allows for healing and discovery.

Competency – By the end of the training, all trainees must demonstrate proficiency to teach a complete 26.2 class to teachers and fellow teacher-trainees with the 26.2 Blueprint.

Upon graduation, local trainees will be asked to teach one benefit class at the respective training studio. Trainees from out of town will be asked to teach one benefit class at your home studio or wellness space.

A note on punctuality and attendance:

If a trainee is late to 3 sessions, they will pay a $33 USD fee to Blueprint TT.

Attendance is required for all training sessions. If a trainee misses a session, they are required to make up the session under the guidance of Training staff, at a fee of $125 USD per hour, paid to the Blueprint Teacher Training.







TOTAL TUITION for 26.2 BLUEPRINT TEACHER TRAINING, Spring 2023 in Bologna, Italy with RIJI SUH:

HOLIDAY Tuition: $5300 USD paid by January 17th, 2023

Early Bird Tuition: $5600 US paid by March 11th, 2023

Standard Tuition: $6300 USD, starts March 12th paid by May 2nd, 2023

Payment plan (made in 5 installments): $6600 USD.

Please note:

**Teacher Training tuition does NOT include trainee housing, meals, transportation, and expenses during the IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL periods of training, STUDIO rentals during in-person or virtual/solo sessions; STUDIO Membership/practice package during virtual/solo sessions.**

***All trainees are welcome and encouraged to bring their own practice mat daily, as well as a water thermos (filtered water is available in-studio) and electrolytes for replenishment (these are also available for separate purchase through STUDIO).***


Non-refundable deposit: $500 USD

    • First installment: $2600 US

    • Four auto-payments: $1000 USD, fulfilled by July 1st, 2023

**Note: All payments will be scheduled as auto-pay. Sae Suh Scholarship recipients may be on an auto-installment plan without interest, on dates confirmed with Blueprint TT.**

Led Teacher


Training and Certifications:

Institute of Integrative Nutrition CIP Advanced Coaching Practicum Certification, New York, NY (October 2021)

Institute of Integrative Nutrition Hormone Health Specialization Certification, NewYork, NY (October 2021)

Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach State Certification, New York, NY (March 2021)

Jared McCann Vinyasa Teacher Training, New York, NY (August 2019)

Dharma Yoga Teacher Training, New York, NY (June 2010)

(26.2 Hot Yoga) Bikram Teacher Training, CA (November 2006)

Yoga for Kids Teacher Training (Jodi Komitor), New York, NY (2005)

B.A. Native American Studies, minor: Spanish, Colgate University