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Study at Seattle’s Premier Yoga Studio Now in Our 40th Year!

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New 8-9 Courses Meeting Once a Week Start the First Week of Every Other Month-7AM YOGA INTENSIVES Meet 4 Days a Week for 3 Weeks!

This Weeks Schedule & Upcoming Weeks (See Table Below).

8 WEEK JANUARY & FEBRUARY COURSES START JANUARY 6-14 REGISTRATION OPEN.

1-YEAR PRACTITIONER TRAINING WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6-8PM STARTS JANUARY 29TH. MEETS 45 TIMES!

1 YEAR PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSE TUESDAYS 10AM-12 NOON STARTS JANUARY 28TH. Spaces available. (See Practitoners Tab Above)

Drop-ins vary in price: $24 For most classes; ; $10 for Saturday at 9am and Wednesday 9am class with Teacher Training Students. No drop-ins to Practitioner Training Courses and Teacher Trainings.

NEW 4,5,8 &9 WEEK COURSES START EVERY MONTH OR EVERY OTHER MONTH

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Learn Iyengar Yoga: The Gold Standard of Yoga Systems


  • Alignment
  • Precision
  • Energy
  • Relaxation

A Yoga System For All.


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    4-9 Week Yoga Courses

    Every month we offer 4-9 Week Series Classes that meet once/twice a week. A variety of convenient time slots and different class levels including Gentle Yoga, Level 1, Level 1&2, Level 2 & Level 2&3 which allow you to develop your skill level and make real improvement. See also the Intensive Courses featured to the right. We are also offering 8-9 week courses on the fundamentals from time to time.

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    Teacher Training & In-Depth
    Studies Courses

    The Center for Yoga of Seattle has some of the most popular teacher training programs in the USA. 4 Choices for the foundational 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Training: One 4 Week Immersions held each July, September, & March. OR 1 Year Courses meeting Either Weekly on A Weekday Evening 6-10pm Or a Weekday 10am-2pm, OR on Weekends. There is a also a Track/Module Format where you take the program in 4 six day segments over a 12 month period.

    The Track module program has either a fixed schedule over a year or the more flexible Choose Your Own Dates Option. We reward Early Sign-Ups with Huge Savings! Please see our Teacher Training Overview Page.

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    1 Year Practitioner Training Courses: Daytime, Evening, and NEW Weekend

    The 45 session Yoga Practitioner Courses(Daytime & Evening) and 30 Session Weekend Courses are for those who want to be in a more elite learning environment, one which progresses gradually to allow the students to get comfortable with a deeper and more powerful practice. The course is not for those who need a slower yoga class. But otherwise all are welcome to register and join this exclusive type of yoga course. The most important things to know is that you are enrolling in a high quality form of Yoga: Iyengar Yoga and that you are taking from one of the most experienced yoga teachers in the Northwest.

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    3 Week Yoga Intensives

    Our intensive courses are some of the best at The Center, meeting 4 times a week for 3 weeks at 7am-8:30am (no drop-ins/make-ups allowed). Students quickly learn how to practice & experience the Power of Daily Yoga in their lives! Many of our best students & teachers started here and many of our most dedicated students continue their studies in the level intensives. We have level 1, 1&2, and Level 2 Courses. Learn the basic series of postures that you can use for a lifetime! Our level 1&2 classes teach the basic standing, forward extending, rotational, beginning back-arching and inverted poses. The classes meet TUESDAY Thru FRIDAY. Enrollment is limited.OUR NEXT 3 WEEK 7AM INTENSIVE MEETS JANUARY 14-31, 2020.WE ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING 3 SPECIALS ON THIS COURSE THIS WEEK ONLY:FOR NON NEW STUDENTS, FOR BRAND NEW STUDENTS, AND FOR FULL-TIME UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. WE ALSO HAVE A FEBRUARY INTENSIVE TOO!

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    Drop-in Classes

    Yes We Have Drop-in Classes! There are 16 classes each week that you can drop-in to. We have Fundamentals classes every Saturday at 9am-10:30am for $10 per class with one of our teacher trainees. Monday Level 2&3 6pm-7:30pm $24. Friday 11:15am-12:45pm Level 1&2 $24; *Fri Night Slower & Restorative Yoga 6:30-8pm for $24(resumes 1/10). You can also drop-into 8 additional series classes for $24 per class; Those new to Iyengar Yoga please attend a level 1&2, or Slower class. No drop-ins at Practitioner or Teacher Training, Click to see The 16 classes.SEE THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE ON THE TABLE ABOVE

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    Workshops

    Learn more about Iyengar Yoga with Specialized Theme Based Workshops. These 2-3 HR, Full Weekend, or 5 Day Practice Intensives workshops provide access to information that isn't available in such depth as at regular weekly classes. They help you know more about, for example, how to Open Your Hips or get comfortable with Inversions. You can make breakthroughs in many of these deep practice sessions. Highly recommended to learn more!

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    This Week's ONLINE ONLY SPECIALS Through SUNDAY JANUARY 26TH

    50% Off Special for 2-Month Classes for JAN & FEB for New Students Once a Week Classes for 8 Weeks $72. Regularly $44 Good through 1/19. 3 WEEK 7AM INTENSIVE STARTS 1/14 TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY. $300 ON SPECIAL THROUGH 1/16 $150-$218. NEW DAYTIME YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE STARTS JANUARY 28 & EVENING TEACHER TRAINING COURSE STARTS JANUARY 29TH BOTH OR SPECIAL THROUGH 1/26 FOR $999-$1199! $3,450 Regular Fee. NEW WEEKEND TEACHER TRAINING STARTS JANUARY 2020. On Special through 1/26 for $999-$1199. March 2-28 Immersion Teacher Training 200 HRS on Special for $999 WITH 16 HOURS FREE MAKE-UPS OR $1199 FOR 40 HOURS FREE MAKE-UPS through 1/26. MODULE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM $3800 ON SPECIAL THROUGH 1/26 FOR $1600-$1,998 Click here to Find Out More

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    Teacher Training In Goa India was most recently held in 2018.

    4 week immersion 200 HR Yoga Alliance Approved Course in Anjuna, Goa, India.Was held in a beautiful fully equipped Iyengar Yoga Studio at Artjuna. Plenty of time for beaches & site seeing as well

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    Private Sessions

    Private lessons for 1-2 people can be useful if: you have back problems & are looking for specialized therapeutic ways to use yoga to get better; you have a problem with basic poses in group classes; you're looking for guidance in developing an at home yoga practice; you're getting back to exercise & want to be sure you can do yoga.

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Courses Happening Soon

Once a Week Courses

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Upcoming Teacher Trainings & In-Depth Studies Courses

Yoga Teacher Training and In-Depth Studies Sample Teacher Training Class, Q and A, & Info Session SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1ST 4:00PM-5:30PM with Richard Schachtel Director The Center For Yoga of Seattle

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1ST 4:00PM-5:30PM. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLINE REQUIRED. FREE IF SIGNED UP. DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS 8PM FRIDAY JANUARY 31ST

Sample Teacher Training Class, Info Session and Q and A is for those interested in one of our upcoming 200-hour teacher trainings, OR our 1-year Yoga Practitioner Training Courses (no extensive Theory, Methodology, Philosophy or Anatomy in the Practitioner Training). *PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR A TEACHER TRAINING IN OUR PROGRAM SO THAT EACH SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING A NEW COURSE*.

If you've been considering a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, now is the time to find out more.

  • Our Next Evening 1 Year Teacher Training starts on January 29 on Wednesday Nights 6-10pm
  • The 1 Year Tuesday Morning Teacher Teacher Training Starts on January 28 and meets 10am-2pm weekly
  • The 1 Year Weekend Teacher Teacher Training Starts on APRIL 18 2020 and meets 1-7pm
  • 8th Annual Spring 4-Week Immersion 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training March 2-28, 2020
  • 14TH Annual Summer 4-Week Immersion Teacher Training July, 2020
  • Bring your yoga clothes and your questions!

Our Yoga Practitioner Trainings Meet on Wednesday Evenings from 6-8pm starting on January 29, and on Tuesday Mornings starting on January 28 from 10am-12noon.

Find out why Iyengar Yoga Alignment is the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems.

Experience teacher training from Seattle's most experienced yoga teacher trainer.

Some of the Hallmarks of Iyengar Yoga are:

  • 1. The emphasis on precision of alignment in every pose.
  • 2. The specific and creative use of props that can help to individualize the practice to each student.
  • 3. The important feedback on practice that is given by well-trained competent teachers.
  • 4. Well structured sequences that help the student to progress and to gain awareness.
  • 5. Emphasis on developing the ability to work and stay in the poses in order to gain real benefit as compared to classes which are too fast to experience the full benefit of each pose and do not allow enough time to make adjustments and corrections.
  • 6. The emphasis on practicing a full-range of poses including the highly important inverted poses which are sadly not taught at"gym yoga" classes.

Please sign up early and arrive early for the class!

Richard Schachtel has been training yoga teachers in Seattle since 1986. Over 140 recent graduates are approved by Yoga Alliance. He has taught throughout the US, in India, China, and Australia.

**For those simply wanting to find out about Iyengar Yoga, please see the Trial Iyengar Yoga Classes offered each month for $24. Richard teaches fundamentals classes every Thursday Night 6:00pm-7:30pm AND Friday Morning 11:15am-12:45pm that you can drop-in on for $24.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE SAMPLE TEACHER TRAINING CLASS ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1 AT 4PM.

New 2020 Daytime Tuesday Yoga Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts February 25, 2020

200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Tuesday Daytime Sessions.

Starts FEBRUARY 25, 2020. Meets 10:00am-2:00pm with a lunch break with Richard Schachtel.

This training is limited in size to only 25 students, and we have students in our current courses attending our 1 year trainings from Bellevue, Sammamish, and eastern suburbs, Tacoma, Everett, Lynnwood, Whidbey, Bainbridge and Vashon Islands, as well as Seattle. Please Register Now to secure your space in the course.

This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance. Over 140 students have graduated from these 200 Hour trainings with Richard in recent years.

The training is for those wanting to teach yoga, for those wanting to learn more to develop a personal yoga practice, for those currently teaching who wish to develop their skills in learning the highly acclaimed Iyengar Method of Practice and Teaching. Graduates of this program will learn much that is not taught and lacking in gym and trendy yoga center classes.

Richard Schachtel is Seattle's most experienced yoga teacher trainer. He has taught special classes for those wanting to be trained to teach yoga since 1986.

He has trained yoga teachers not only in Washington State but teachers from around the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia in his immersion yoga teacher trainings help several times each year in Seattle.

Richard is The founder of The Center For Yoga of Seattle (1980) and continues to serve as its Director.

He has trained 23 times in India with BKS Iyengar, author of Light on Yoga and numerous books, and with Geeta Iyengar, author of Yoga: a Gem For Women, most recently in December 2017.

Richard has taught yoga in Seattle since 1975 and has given workshops in Iyengar Yoga throughout the US and has taught Yoga in China, Australia, and India.

We are Proud of our Track Record in Offering These Courses to People in The Seattle Metro Area. Our last Class on Tuesday Mornings started on October 2, 2018 Finished on August 27,2019, within a year. Our Current Thursday Morning Session Started on May 9, 2019 has met 26 consecutive weeks except July 4th. Our 2018 Thursday Daytime teacher training Started February 1 and finished December 20th, also within a year.

The Training is a Great Mix of Practice: learning the theory and practice of Iyengar Yoga with Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy for Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Practice Teaching and More.

Alignment Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar.

WHY THIS TRAINING IS SPECIAL?:

  • You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • The format of meeting almost every week where you can grow your yoga practice and become more confident in your understanding of what is important to practice and How to practice appropriately. You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose, and poses done with vitality and life!This method is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • You will learn how to use props intelligently which can help to make yoga more accessible
  • You are getting trained by Seattle's Most Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer with over 30 years of training Yoga Teachers
  • Regardless of what style of yoga you choose to teach, training in this Alignment/Precision Method of Yoga will make your teaching much more effective and powerful.This training will give you a basis for a lifetime of beneficial yoga practice and successful teaching.

Limited Enrollment.

Fee $3,450.

$999 Special Rate through Midnight Sunday JANUARY 26TH, 2019 Pacific Standard Time! if Paid in Full Now with 4 Free make-ups at Select Daytime, Evening, and Weekend Teacher Training Classes during the training and for a period of 1-year after the training ends.

$1,199 Special Rate With UNLIMITED MAKE-UP CLASS OPTIONS through Midnight Sunday JANUARY 26TH, 2019 Pacific Standard Time! if Paid in Full Now. Make-ups are at other Select Daytime, Evening, and Weekend Teacher Training Classes during the training and for a period of 1-year after the training ends. EXPIRES SUNDAY NIGHT

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THESE RATES.

There is also a Payment Plan Option where you are able to take the $3,450 course for $1998. This consists of 12 Monthly Payments of $166.50. This option is available to JANUARY 19TH, and the tab to sign up is below.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE TRAINING FOR $999 WITH A SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNT WHEN PAID IN FULL WITH 4 FREE MAKE-UPS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE TRAINING WITH UNLIMITED MAKE-UP OPTIONS FOR $1,199.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE TRAINING MAKING 12 PAYMENTS OF $166.50 STARTING NOW FOR A TOTAL OF $1998. THIS OPTION IS GOOD ONLY THROUGH SUNDAY JANUARY 26TH.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT RATE *PLEASE NOTE THE TRAINING STARTS FEBRUARY 25 AND NOT JANUARY 28 AS IN THE POSTER*AND STILL ENDS JUNE 29,2021.

New 2020 Wednesday Evening Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts January 29, 2020

200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Wednesday Evenings. Starts January 29, 2020.

Meets 6-10pm with a dinner break. with Richard Schachtel.

This training is limited to only 25 students and we have students in our 2 current Evening Teacher Training Courses attending from Bellevue, Sammamish, and eastern suburbs, Tacoma, Everett, Lynnwood, & Whidbey Island, as well as Seattle. We have over 140 recent graduates of this 200 hour course! Please Register Now to Secure your spot in the training.

This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance.

The training is for those wanting to teach yoga, for those wanting to learn more to develop a personal yoga practice, for those currently teaching who wish to develop their skills in learning the highly acclaimed Iyengar Method of Practice and Teaching.

Richard Schachtel is Seattle's most experienced yoga teacher trainer. He has taught special classes for those wanting to be trained to teach yoga since 1986.

He has trained yoga teachers not only in Washington State but teachers from around the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia in his immersion yoga teacher trainings help several times each year in Seattle, and in Goa India each Winter.

Richard is The founder of The Center For Yoga of Seattle (1980) and continues to serve as its Director.

He has trained 23 times in India with BKS Iyengar, author of Light on Yoga and numerous books, and with Geeta Iyengar, author of Yoga: a Gem For Women, most recently in December 2017.

Richard has taught yoga in Seattle since 1975 and has given workshops in Iyengar Yoga throughout the US and has taught Yoga in China, Australia, and India.

The Training is a Great Mix of Practice: learning the theory and practice of Iyengar Yoga with Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy for Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Practice Teaching and More.

We are Proud of Our Track Record in Offering These High Quality Courses to students from the entire Seattle Metro Region. Our last Wednesday Evening Teacher Training started in September 2018 and finished on August 7, 2019. Last Year's Tuesday Evening Teacher Training began February 6, 2018 and met 45 consecutive weeks and finished on December 11,2018! We have a current Tuesday Evening Training Which started in May of this year and has met 28 Consecutive Weeks and is scheduled to finish early by April 2020.

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar

$999 SPECIAL RATE THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 2019 AT MIDNIGHT Pacific Standard Time $3,450 Regular Fee! This Option includes 4 Free Make-ups During The Training And For a 1-Year Period After The Training Ends at Select Other Evening, Weekend and Daytime Teacher Training Classes There is Also an Unlimited Make-Up Option for $1,199(Recommended for Most People)That Includes Unlimited Make-Ups During The Training And For a 1-Year Period After The Training Ends at Select Other Evening, Weekend and Daytime Teacher Training Classes.This Also Ends Sunday Night There is also a payment plan option to take the $3,450 course for $1998 by making 12 monthly payments of $166.50.AVAILABLE TO JANUARY 26TH, AT MIDNIGHT. There is a tab below to register using this option.

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THIS RATE. Regular Fee $3,450

WHY THIS TRAINING IS SPECIAL?:

  • You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • The format of meeting almost every week where you can grow your yoga practice and become more confident in your understanding of what is important to practice and How to practice appropriately. You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose, and poses done with vitality and life!This method is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • You will learn how to use props intelligently which can help to make yoga more accessible
  • You are getting trained by Seattle's Most Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer with over 30 years of training Yoga Teachers
  • Regardless of what style of yoga you choose to teach, training in this Alignment/Precision Method of Yoga will make your teaching much more effective and powerful.This training will give you a basis for a lifetime of beneficial yoga practice and successful teaching.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW PAYING IN FULL FOR LOWEST RATE OF $999 with 4 FREE MAKE-UP CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW PAYING IN FULL FOR THE UNLIMITED MAKE-UP OPTION WITH A SPECIAL RATE OF $1,199

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTED RATE.

I chose the Center for Yoga and Richard Schachtel for my very first 200 hr yoga teacher certification, and I couldn't be happier with my choice! As a dedicated student of yoga for eight years, my desire for an experienced, wise and senior teacher in an alignment-based practice drove my decision.

Richard is extremely knowledgeable, and he keeps control of his classes so that you are always learning--about every body type, every prop, and you're encouraged to explore what different modifications and props do for you.

I've left this training prepared to begin working with ANY type of body and ANY level of ability, which was my goal.

However, I've also left this training having discovered such an invaluable resource and teacher in Richard that I'm committed to continuing to study with him both to further my own practice and to also continually deepen my understanding of yoga in the Iyengar tradition.

I have chosen to teach yoga to others and share the joy of this self-healing practice, and I'm incredibly grateful to be learning so much from Richard that I can then pass on to my students.


August 18, 2018
Tara took the 4-Week Immersion 200 Hour Training in July 2018

4-Week 200HR Yoga Teacher Training March 2-28, 2020 in With Richard Schachtel

March 2-28, 2020

The Fee For This Training is $3450. We expect the program to Fill Early. We are running a Special on This Training of $999 through Sunday JANUARY 26TH, 2019 with 16 Hours of Free Make-ups! We also have a Special for those who want up to 40 hours for free make-ups for Only $1,199!

We also have a payment plan option where you can take the $3,450 course for $1,998 by making 12 monthly payments starting immediately of $166.50.This option is also only good through Sunday JANUARY 26TH, 2019 at midnight. Register for both options below(see grey tabs).

We are only Accepting 25 Students. Register Now and Save!

This course meets in Seattle

Richard has over 140 recent graduates of his 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Courses. This is a great training and can help you get your personal yoga practice and help you develop valuable teaching skills! This is a powerful course taught by one of the most experienced yoga teacher trainers in the US. This is a course with proven results.

The course starts at 2pm on Monday March 2, 2020 and follows the following schedule

  • Mondays 1:15PM-7:45pm STARTS AT 2PM THE FIRST DAY
  • Tuesdays 2:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesdays 2:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thursdays 10:00am-7:45pm
  • Fridays 11:15am-8:10pm
  • Saturdays 10:45am-7:10pm
  • Sundays Off

Typical Day in Teacher Training:

  • 2 Hours Study of Anatomy For Yoga
  • 2 Hours Study of Yoga Philosophy Or Yoga Methodology
  • Two 2-Hour Yoga Asana & Yoga Teacher Training Classes
  • The program ends at 7:15pm on March 28th

Limited Enrollment.

WHY THIS TRAINING IS SPECIAL?:

  • You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • You will learn how to use props intelligently which can help to make yoga more accessible
  • You are getting trained by Seattle's Most Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer with over 30 years of training Yoga Teachers
  • Regardless of what style of yoga you choose to teach, training in this Alignment/Precision Method of Yoga will make your teaching much more effective and powerful.This training will give you a basis for a lifetime of beneficial yoga practice and successful teaching.

Limited Enrollment.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW AND TO HAVE A SPACE IN THE COURSE WITH 16 HOURS OF FREE MAKE-UPS!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW AND TO HAVE A SPACE IN THE COURSE WITH 40 HOURS OF FREE MAKE-UPS!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTED RATE.

*Registration fees are Non Refundable.

Four 6 Day Module 200 Hour Teacher Training Certificate Program Yoga Alliance Approved- Start March 2, 2020 With Your First Week Of Training!

img-upcoming-05 Take the 4 week teacher training in Just 13 Months with one Week In March 2020, one week in July 2020, one week in September 2020, and one week in March 2021.
You start the week of March 2-7, 2020, and finish the week of March 22-27, 2021.


Graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance to be recognized at 200 HR RYT's.

We Also have a Choose Your Own Dates Option which allows you to take the 4 courses according to your availability as long as you take the 4 weeks in sequential order(take week 2 after taking week 1 etc). In this option you can start in March 2020 with the first week of the training. You can take weeks 2,3,4 in the same or other months that it is offered 1n 2020 and 2021 provided you take them in the right order. The Choose your own dates program has a higher fee.

The 2020-2021 Dates are for the 4 Module Option are Starting On March 2, 2020 are:

The 2020-2021 Dates are for the 4 Module Option are Starting On March 2-7, 2020 are:

March 2-7, 2020
July 13-18, 2020
September 21-26, 2020
March 22-27, 2021

The Daily Schedule is:

Monday 1:15pm-7:45pm *Training starts at 2pm the first day*
Tuesday 2:00pm-10pm
Wednesday 2:00pm-10pm
Thursday 10:00am-7:45pm
Friday 11:15am-8:00pm
Saturday 10:45am-7:00pm

THE FEE FOR THIS 4-MODULE TEACHER TRAINING IS $3,800.
WE ARE RUNNING A SPECIAL ON THIS TRAINING FOR ONLY $1,600 FOR THOSE WHO SIGN UP BY SUNDAY JANUARY 26TH, 2019

Terms and conditions:

No Refunds for canceling.

If you need to reschedule one of the modules, there is a $400 charge for each change.

If you want to change to the Choose Your Own Dates Program, there is a one time charge of $650 to do so.

No credit toward regular classes or retail items for canceling. No exceptions to the above will be made.

Registrations are not transferable to other people.

The daily class schedule may be subject to change.

If any of the 6 Day Modules do not meet, we will offer you another Specific Module, extend the time in which you can take the training so that you can complete the training and graduate, and no refunds will be offered.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE TRAINING FOR $1,600 WITH A SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNT STARTING 3/2/2020

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Experience The Center For Yoga of Seattle difference

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Authentic Yoga, Not Trendy Yoga

Authentic Iyengar yoga doesn't keep the room artificially heated to sauna like temperatures; we keep it comfortable. We don't play music when we teach; you should hear the valuable things your teacher says, be calm & quiet within, and hear your breath. We don't need to be more overstimulated than we already are in modern life. We don't blend in weight lifting; Iyengar yoga develops useful strength & good body tone. Yoga correctly done is enough to offer immense benefits for your mind & body.

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Classes For Everyone!

The Center is known as a remarkably welcoming place: for the brand new beginner, for the student who has tried and practiced other methods of yoga but is looking for more, as well as for the dedicated student looking for more expert feedback and guidance for their practice.

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We Have Decades of Teaching History in the Seattle Area Since 1980

Richard Schachtel is one of the most highly trained and experienced yoga teachers in the Northwestern United States. He has assembled a group of talented, inspiring and relatable teachers to form his staff. The Center's teachers are all serious students of yoga who practice what they teach! Many have trained with Richard in his weekly classes or his teacher training courses, and have personally apprenticed with him.

Live Video From a Workshop on Using The Chair for Backarching Poses with Richard Schachtel

Students Talk About The Center & Iyengar Yoga

Comments from students who have traveled to Seattle from around the US to take a 5 day practice intensive with Richard Schachtel

The training was everything I was looking for and more. Richard's teaching style is direct, precise, and thorough, as well as attentive to the individual needs of each student. I do not have access to this level of Iyengar instruction in my area, so this was such a gift. The training has inspired me, ...Read More


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


Excellent training! It was challenging, exhilarating, and fun. I walked into the training with an open mind, not knowing what to expect with some doubts about my ability and stamina to complete the full five days (due to my advanced age and lack of yoga experience). However, due to Richard's expertise, ...Read More


Kennewick, Washington


I was very impressed by the amount of material and number of asanas we were able to cover in five days. Richard tailored the class to the level of the students, and I think that all of us grew considerably in our practice, in our knowledge of the asanas (including their Sanskrit names), and in our bodies ...Read More


Kobe, Japan


It was exactly what I was looking for and needed. I needed to move on to the 'next level' in my yoga practice. The workshop pushed me to new levels of familiar asanas and introduced me to some I had not done before, and some that I avoid because of physical concerns/limitations and fear of injury. I ...Read More


Eugene, Oregon


I liked the chance to do some deep practicing with a superior teacher [in the Level 2 Practice Intensive]. I have never taken a regular class from Richard, previously having always done Teacher Trainings. I really enjoyed the chance to learn more about how to sequence asanas, how to transition into ...Read More

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