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Study at Seattle’s Premier Yoga Studio Now in Our 37th Year!

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New Courses Start the First Week of Every Month

Learn Iyengar Yoga: The Gold Standard of Yoga Systems

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A Yoga System For All.

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    1 Year Practitioner Training Courses: Daytime or Evening

    The 45 session Yoga Practitioner 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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    4-5 Week or 8-9 Week Yoga Courses

    Every month we offer 4-5 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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    3 Week Yoga Intensives
    Early am or Late Afternoon

    Our intensive courses are some of the best at The Center, meeting 4 or 5 times a week for 3 weeks at 7am & 4:30pm (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.

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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 for $16 per class. Monday Level 2 6pm-7:30pm $22. Friday 11:15am-12:45pm Level 1&2 $22; Fri Night Slower 6:30-8pm for $22. You can also drop-into 8 additional series classes for $22 per class. Those new to Iyengar Yoga please attend a level 1, level 1&2, or Slower class. No drop-ins at Intensives, Click to see The 16 classes.

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    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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    Monthly Class Passes

    Take up to 7 classes a week in any calendar month with our semi-unlimited Monthly Class Pass. Feel the difference with more frequent classes and the immense power that regular yoga practice brings. Our Monthly Pass is only $99 for the first month and $135 thereafter ($129 with Autopay Option), and for visitors to Seattle. Intensive and higher level classes are not included in the pass. We have some incredible specials for New Students for the 2 and 3 months semi-unlimited class pass that we will be offering again starting in 2017

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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 US. 4 Choices for the foundational 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Training: One 4 Week Immersions held each July, September, March & June. 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 7-16 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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    This Week's Online Only Specials through Monday JULY 24 ONLY

    | 8-9 Week Beginning Yoga Classes or Slow Yoga Classes Meeting Once a Week STARTING JULY $80-$90 Regular $128- $144 NEW STUDENTS ONLY -Semi-Unlimited Class Pass $99 for brand new students. You can buy at first class| 1 Year Weekend Only Teacher Training starting 7/22/17 $999, $3100 Regular Fee thru 7/24.You have just missed 2 classes. 4 Week Immersion 200 Hour Teacher Training Sept 5-30 or March 5-31,2018 on Special for $999 through 7/24 $3,100 regular. NEW TUESDAY EVENING Teacher Training & in-Depth Studies course Starts 10/3 on special through 7/24 $999 regular $3100! New Daytime Teacher Training Meets Thursday 10am-2pm Starts 10/5 On Special thru 7/24 for $999 $3100 Regular NEW GOA INDIA TEACHER TRAINING NOVEMBER 3-30 ON SPECIAL FOR $999 THROUGH 7/24 $3100 REGULAR! See Teacher Training Overview Page: https://www.yogaseattle.com/teacher-training/ New 1 Year Yoga Practitioner Training. 45 Session daytime or Evening course of Special for $899 til 7/24 Click here to Find Out More

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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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    Teacher Training In Goa India November 3-30,2017!

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

This Weeks Schedule & Upcoming Weeks

Drop-ins vary in price: $22 For most classes; $22 For Monday level 2 and Thursday 6pm level 1; $16 for Saturday at 9am
(no drop-ins to 3 week yoga intensives.)

Workshops & Teacher Trainings have separate pricing. Early morning 7am intensives may not appear in schedule.


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Courses Happening Soon

Once, Twice, or Four Time a Week Courses

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Workshops to Learn & Experience More!

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Upcoming Teacher Trainings & In-Depth Studies Courses

11th Annual Summer Immersion Yoga Teacher Training-200 Hour Course. Next Immersion September 5-30 See Below

July 6-31, 2017

The course is currently underway and is not admitting brand new students. The course fee is $3100. There is space in the upcoming September 5-30th course listed below!
Class meets:
Mondays 1:15pm-7:45pm
Tuesdays 1:15pm-10:00pm
Wednesdays 1:15pm-10:00pm
Thursdays 11:15am-7:45pm
Friday 11:15am-8:10pm
Saturday 10:45am-7:15pm
*Meets One Sunday July 30th 10:45am-7:00pm

Click here to see the poster.


NEW 2017-2018 1 Year Weekend Yoga Teacher Training Course JUST STARTED. SIGN UP NOW AND JOIN BEGINNING 7/22.

Register Now for one of our Elite Teacher Training and In=Depth Studies Courses.
A 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Course. Students attend from Olympia, Tacoma, Bellingham, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland as well as Seattle and other outlying areas. The Training is Limited in Size and students have already begun to reserve their spot.

The Fee for the training is $3,100. We are offering this course on Special for $999 only through Midnight Monday July 24 Pacific Standard Time. The course has just met two times which you will be able to make-up.

Here are the 2017 Dates: All Classes Meet 1-7pm:

Saturday July 22
Saturday July 29

Saturday July 15
Saturday July 22
Saturday July 29

Saturday September 9
Saturday September 16
Saturday September 23
Saturday September 30

Saturday & Sunday October 21 & 21
Saturday & Sunday November 4 & 5

Here are the 2018 Dates: All Times are 1-7pm:

Saturday & Sunday Feb 3 &4

Saturday March 10
Saturday March 17
Saturday March 24
Saturday March 31

Saturday June 2
Saturday June 9
Saturday June 16
Saturday June 23

Saturday July 14
Saturday July 21
Saturday July 28
Saturday Aug 4

Saturday Sept 8
Saturday Sept 15
Saturday Sept 22
Saturday Sept 29

Save These Dates in 2018 in case we need to make-up classes
Saturday & Sunday October 13 & 14
Saturday & Sunday October 27 & 28


Click here to see the poster without the discounted rate. Note Course Started July 8th not June 3.

4 Module 200 Hour Teacher Training- START SEPT 5TH, 2017

Take the 4 week teacher training in 2017 with one week in one week in September 2017, one week in March 2018, one week in June 2018, and one week in July 2018.

The regular fee for the training starting in 2017 is $3,100. We have this option available for $1600 for those starting Sept 5th OR MARCH 5, 2018. Offer good through 7/24.

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). The choose your own dates option is also on Special through 7/24 for $1998.The regular price is $3100 for this option.

The 2017 Dates are for the 4 Module Option are:

September 5-9, 2017

The 2018 Dates are:

4 Module 200 Hour Teacher Training- St

March 12-17, 2018
June 18-23, 2018
July 30-August 4

The Daily Schedule is:

Monday 1:15pm-7:45pm
Tuesday 1:15pm-10pm
Wednesday 1:15pm-10pm
Thursday 11:15am-7:45pm
Friday 11:15am-8:00pm
Saturday 10:45am-7:00pm


Choose Your Own 4-Six Day Module Teacher Trainings Start 2017

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle With Richard Schachtel

This Immersion is for those who cannot attend 4 contiguous weeks and prefer to take one 6 day week over the course of 6-12 months. The 6 day modules must be taken in the correct sequence (Module week 2 after Module week 1, etc.) but you are free to choose the time frame that suits your schedule.

We can only offer a few spots of this option of taking the training in a way that fits your schedule. Please make your decision to attend early!

YOU CAN COMPLETE THE TRAINING IN 2018, By taking weeks in March, June, and July 2018

Typical Weekly Schedule:

  • Monday 1:15PM-7:45pm
  • Tuesday 1:15pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesday 1:15pm -10:00pm
  • Thursday 11:15am-7:45pm
  • Friday 11:15am-8:00pm
  • Saturday 10:45am-7:00pm
  • Sunday Off

See the Options for Weeks you can attend in 2017. Click here to see the specific dates.

$1998 special rate through Midnight Monday July 24 Pacific Standard Time, 2017 ONLY 2 SPACES AT THIS RATE!.
Regular fee: $3100




Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle With Richard Schachtel

September 5-30, 2017

$999 Special rate through Midnight Monday July 24, 2017 Pacific Standard Time. ONLY 4 SPACES AVAILABLE AT THIS RATE!

Registration has recently opened for this training.

*The course starts at 2pm on Tuesday September 5th and follows the following schedule*

    Mondays 1:15PM-7:45pm *No Class 9/4*
    Tuesdays 1:15pm-10:00pm *Starts at 2pm on the first day 9/5
    Wednesdays 1:15pm-10:00pm
    Thursdays 11:15am-7:45pm
    Fridays 11:15am-8:10pm
    Saturdays 10:45am-7:10pm
    Sundays Off

The program ends at 7pm on Sept 30th

Limited Enrollment. See the 11th Annual summer Immersion Poster for more information on our 4 week immersion teacher trainings.

*Not held again in the US until March 2018* Limited Enrollment

No Refunds. No Exceptions. $350 Transfer Fee to Other Training only with 21 days advance notice.


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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

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Comments from students who have traveled to Seattle from around the US to take a 5 day practice intensive with Richard Schachtel - 2017 Practice Intensive AUGUST 2017
NEW YEARS In City Retreat JAN 1 &2

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, as I hoped it would, to develop a daily practice and work on specific areas. I pushed myself further than I ever have and felt absolutely exhilarated every day. Although I get discouraged with the limitations of my lower back, I am more hopeful that I can overcome this restriction with continued practice. Richard was very inspirational and I am grateful. Additionally, I am very impressed with the studio, the registration and communication process, the website, and all aspects of the business, including this feedback form. ... Richard encouraged us to try new things and exposed us to a wide variety of asanas, including preparations, props, wall ropes, and more. He quickly assessed the abilities of the class participants and adjusted accordingly when necessary. Things were thoroughly explained, and there was ample time for questions and clarifications. The class format, time, and schedule were optimally utilized. Richard's devotion to the practice, study, and teaching of Iyengar yoga is evident. I especially appreciated his positive nature and his directness of purpose. His words, "We only have so little time here and together," stayed with me. He obviously wanted to impart as much information and training as possible in this intensive week. I appreciate the patience necessary in teaching beginning students."

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, professionalism and encouragement, I was able to complete the week and go further than I have ever gone before. I came away from the training with a greater respect for yoga and a strong commitment to deepen my own practice. ... I liked Richard as the instructor. His sincere love and commitment to yoga was contagious. He was tough, but he didn't make me feel bad when I couldn't meet up to his standards. He just kept telling the students that we can do it with practice and commitment. Consequently, I have registered for the October Teacher Training, and plan to attend a level-2 Practice Intensive sometime next year. In addition, I plan on attending other workshops as the opportunity and time presents itself.

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 in both strength and flexibility. The five days featured a balance of challenging practice and much needed relaxation. Personally, I loved seeing my practice grow over the five days, and loved the opportunity to study with a knowledgeable Iyengar teacher such as Richard. I hope I have the opportunity to do a level-2 Practice Week. ... I liked when we worked on sequences to work up to a difficult pose, such as lotus or backbend. I also enjoyed the various use of props and learning new ways to use props in my practice. I loved the experience of working with the ropes, which was a new experience for me. During the five days, I had to go out of my 'comfort zone' and in doing so, I made many breakthroughs in practice, such as my first lotus, backbend and Sirsasana on the ropes.

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 was very challenged, but never defeated! ... I liked the methodical, stage-by-stage breakdown of many of the poses, building up to the final asana.

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 them, and how to break them apart. Less time was spent on the details of the asanas [as is done in Teacher Training classes], and more time doing yoga. My home practice has changed ... and I think I am a more confident teacher. Overall, I felt I gained a deeper understanding of Iyengar yoga — so much to learn.


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