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

NEW OCTOBER CLASSES AND PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSES START OCTOBER 1-7TH.

2 MONTH SPECIALS FOR NEW STUDENTS SEE SPECIALS FOR ONCE A WEEK OCTOBER & NOVEMBER CLASSES

1-YEAR PRACTITIONER TRAINING WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6-8PM STARTED SEPT 12 NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN

1 YEAR PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSE THURSDAY 10AM-12 NOON STARTS OCTOBER 2 (See Practitoners Tab Above)

Drop-ins vary in price: $23 For most classes; ; $17 for Saturday at 9am
(no drop-ins to Practitioner Training Courses and Teacher Trainings.).

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

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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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    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 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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    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. 3 Practitioner Training Courses Started Soon. Wednesday 6-8pm class starts September 5th; the Tuesday 10am-12om class starts September 11th; or the Weekend 4-7pm class starts October 20,2018

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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 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. Learn the basic series of postures that you can use for a lifetime! Our level 1&2 classes teach the bsic standing, forward extending, rotational, beginning back-arching and inverted poses. The classes meet Monday Thru Thursday 4:30pm-5:45pm. Enrollment is limited.SEE OUR NEW 45 SESSION PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSES MEETING FOR 2 HOURS EACH WEEK MEETING EVEININGS AND DAYTIME. WEEKEND PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSES MEET ON SELECT WEEKEND DAYS OVER A 1-YEAR PERIOD AND MEET FROM 4-7PM OR 2 CLASSES OR 2:30PM-4:30PM AND 5:00PM-7:00PM

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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 and Sunday at 9am-10:30am for $17 per class. Monday Level 2 6pm-7:30pm $23. Friday 11:15am-12:45pm Level 1&2 $23; *Fri Night Slower 6:30-8pm for $23 NO CLASS AUGUST 10-31. You can also drop-into 8 additional series classes for $23 per class. We also have one One Hour $11 Drop-In Fridays 10-11am Level 1& 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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    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 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24

    NEW WEDNESDAY EVENING Teacher Training & in-Depth Studies course Started SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 on Special Through Monday 9/24 $1199 regular $3100! BRAND NEW STUDENT SPECIAL 50% OFF A 2 MONTH ONCE A WEEK CLASS OCTOBER 1-November 30th! $56-$72 FOR 8-9 WEEKS REGULAR $128-$144 Through 9/24 ONLINE ONLY. EVENING, DAYTIME & WEEKEND OPTIONS! 4 Week Immersion Teacher Training 3/4-3/30 2019 On Special through MONDAY 9/27 for $999. $3,450 regular. NEW DAYTIME TEACHER TRAINING STARTS 10/2 ON SPECIAL THIS WEEK for $999 through 9/24. NEW PRACTITIONER TRAINING STARTED SEPTEMBER 12, 6-8PM ON SPECIAL FOR $899 through 9/24 $1500 Regular Build a Strong Personal Yoga Practice Beginners are welcome! Click here to Find Out More

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    2018 Teacher Training In Goa India November 26-December 22, 2018
    Registration is Now Open!

    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

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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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Upcoming Teacher Trainings & In-Depth Studies Courses

NEW 7th Annual Fall 200-HOUR 4-WEEK IMMERSION TEACHER TRAINING SEPTEMBER 4-29, 2018

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Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle With Richard Schachtel

September 4-29 , 2018 THE FEE FOR THE TRAINING IS $3,100.We are not admitting any more students as the training is underway. The Next Immersion teacher trainings in Seattle are March 4-30, 2019, and July 2019(see below) THEY ARE ON SPECIAL THIS WEEK THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24TH

This course meets in Seattle and is starting very soon. This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance. Over 125 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.

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.

Richard is one of the most experienced yoga teacher trainers in the US.

The course starts at 2pm on Tuesday September 4th and follows the following schedule

    Mondays 1:15PM-7:45pm * Course starts on Tuesday*
    Tuesdays 1:15pm-10:00pm ** Starts at 2pm the first day Sept 4th**
    Wednesdays 1:15pm-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 7pm on September 29th

Limited Enrollment.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING

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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

New 2018 Wednesday Evening Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Started September 12, 2018

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200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Wednesday Evenings. Started September 12, 2018. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!

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 125 recent graduates of this 200 hour course! It is something very special to be in a Teacher Training and In-Depth Studies Class that meets every week for 2 hours of practice. If you want to learn how to practice well and experience the power of regular Iyengar Aligment Yoga, this course may be for you! Please Register Now to Secure your spot in the training.

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar

$1199 SPECIAL RATE THROUGH MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT Pacific Standard Time! FEE

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THIS RATE. Regular Fee $3,100

This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance. Over 125 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.

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.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL TIME SENSITIVE DISCOUNT.

NEW 2018 DAYTIME YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE STARTS OCTOBER 2, 2018

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

Starts OCTOBER 2, 2018. Meets 10:00am-2:00pm with a lunch break. with Richard Schachtel.

This training is limited in size, 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. We offered our first Weekday Daytime Teacher Training earlier this year and it has been one of our best teacher trainings! It is something special to be in a teacher training & in-depth studies course that meets every week. The training starts from the very basics and develops each week. You don't have to be an intermediate practitioner to particiipate in the training. You do need to have the desire to learn and to improve. The material from the Iyengar Method of Yoga is very powerful and extremely useful for those who want to teach any style of yoga as it trains you in how to work with many different types of bodies.

This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance. Over 125 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.

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.

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar.

$999 Special Early rate through Midnight Monday SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 Pacific Standard Time!

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THIS RATE. Regular Fee $3,100.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER ON THIS COURSE WITHOUT THE CURRENT PROMOTIONAL PRICE

2018-2019 WEEKEND YOGA TEACHER TRAINING -200 HOUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM STARTING OCTOBER 20, 2018! LIMITED ENROLLMENT

Register Now for Our 6th Annual 1 Year Weekend Yoga Teacher Training with Richard Schachtel and receive a substantial discount. This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance. Over 125 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.

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 expect the training to fill with participants from Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Bellingham, and the northern and eastern Seattle suburbs.

The Training meets mostly on Saturdays 1-7pm with a few Sundays also 1-7pm.

Fees

The Fee for the Training is $3,100. We are Running a Special on This Course for those who Sign Up and Pay in Full by Midnight Monday Pacific Standard Time SEPTEMBER 24, 2018, of $999! LIMITED ENROLLMENT.

Register Now to Secure your Space and to Save a Bundle!

Dates of The Training

The course meets for 180 hours in Seattle. There is a minimum of 20 hours of homework

Please register early. The Training is limited to only 25 students and we often have enrollee's coming from Olympia, Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, the San Juan Islands and Seattle. We expect the training to fill!

Here are the 2018 & 2019 Dates: All Times are 1-7pm:

2018

Saturday & Sunday October 20 & 21, 2018

Saturday & Sunday January 26 & 27, 2019

Saturday & Sunday February 9 & 10

Saturday & Sunday February 23 & 24 2019

Saturday & Sunday March 2 &3, 2019

Saturday March 9, 2019

Saturday March 16, 2019

Saturday March 23, 2019

Saturday March 30, 2019

Saturday & Sunday June 1 &2, 2019

Saturday & Sunday June 8 &9, 2019

Saturday & Sunday June 15 &16, 2019

Saturday & Sunday June 22 &23, 2019

Saturday July 13, 2019

Saturday July 20, 2019

Saturday July 27, 2019

Saturday August 3, 2019

Saturday Sept 7, 2019

Saturday Sept 14, 2019

Saturday Sept 21, 2019

Saturday Sept 28, 2019

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER ON THE COURSE WITHOUT THE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT RATE

4 WEEK YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN MAGICAL GOA INDIA! November 26- December 22, 2018 WITH RICHARD SCHACHTEL

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A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Approved By Yoga Alliance will be given again in 2018!

The course is taught by Richard Schachtel, Director The Center For Yoga of Seattle a yoga teacher based in Seattle for over 40 years.

Richard has over 125 recent graduates of his 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Courses. This will be his third teacher training in Goa and will be held at the same studio Richard taught in Anjuna Goa in November 2017.

The setting will be the beautiful Yoga Shala at the Artjuna Lifestyle complex in Anjuna, Goa. This is fully equipped Iyengar Yoga Studio with Wall Ropes, Chairs, Bolsters, Blankets, Straps, Pranayama Pillows, Banckenders, and more.

The Course fee does not include lodging,meals, and transportation.
Inexpensive lodging is readily available in Anjuna for under $20 per day through until December 15th. You can eat very well for under $15 per day. You will need to purchase 3 required books and bring them to Goa, and 2 books you will purchase at the first day for $41.50 US

Goa can be easily reached by plane from Bombay. It is only a 1 hr flight with many flights each day. Anjuna is about a 1.5 Hr affordable hour taxi ride from the Goa Airport.

We will meet daily with the following approximate schedule:

    10:40am-1:40pm Asana Practice & Teacher Training
    1:40pm-2:40pm Delicious Lunches Available on Site for Additional Fee (many choices!)
    2:40pm-4:20pm Philosophy, Anatomy, Methodology, or History
    6:10pm-7:40pm Pranayama, Student Teaching, Further Study & Practice of Asana or Anatomy

We will have 3 afternoons off for beach outings AND
There will be 3 Full Sundays Off
The Fee for the Training is $3,100.

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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, 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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