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Study at Seattle’s Premier Yoga Studio Now in Our 44th Year! SEATTLE'S ONLY IYENGAR YOGA STUDIO. RICHARD SCHACHTEL DIRECTOR SENIOR IYENGAR YOGA TEACHER. Find the Courage To Sign Up and Come

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WE NOW HAVE 4 LEVELS IN OUR EVENING PROGRAM: SLOWER,LEVEL 1 BEGINNING IYENGAR YOGA, LEVEL 2 CONTINUING IYENGAR YOGA , LEVEL 3 INTERMEDIATE IYENGAR YOGA. WE HAVE 2 LEVELS IN OUR EARLY MORNING PROGRAM AT 5:30AM AND 7AM LEVEL 1 BEGINNING IYENGAR YOGA AND ON WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS WE HAVE LEVEL 2&3 CONTINUING AND INTERMEDIATE IYENGAR YOGA. 4-9 WEEK COURSES IN STUDIO OR ONLINE

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

8-9 WEEK STRUCTURED EVENING PROGRAM OF ONCE A WEEK COURSES. 4 WEEK STRUCTURED EARLY MORNING TWICE A WEEK PROGRAM. EVERY 3 MONTHS WE HAVE A 4 DAY A WEEK YOGA IMMERSION AT 5:30AM AND ALSO AT 7:00AM

Level 1 Beginning Iyengar Yoga, Level 2 Continuing Iyengar Yoga. Level 3 Intermediate Iyengar Yoga. All can be taken in-studio or Live Online on Zoom. Friday Night Slower Yoga can Only be Taken In The Studio

Drop-ins OR Single Sessions Classes to Our Evening Program at $30 if Signed up In Advance Online. $32 if paying at the Studio. No Drop-Ins Allowed at Early AM Twice a Week and 4 Day a Week Courses

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    6-9 Week Yoga Courses

    Every two months we offer 8-9 Week Series Classes that meet once a week in the Evening. Every Month we offer twice a week Early Morning courses for 4 weeks. Every 3 Months we offer a 4 day a week Yoga Immersion at both the 5:30am as well as the 7:00 times for 4 weeks. 4 different class levels in the Evening Program including Slower Therapeutic Yoga On Friday Nights, Level 1 Beginning Iyengar Yoga, Level 2 Continuing Iyengar Yoga, and Level 3 Intermediate Iyengar Yoga which allow you to develop your skill level gradually and make real improvement. Our Early Morning Program has 2 different levels: Beginner Level 1 Iyengar Yoga, and Level 2 &3 Continuing and Intermediate Iyengar Yoga

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    Teacher Training & In-Depth
    Studies Courses

    The Center for Yoga of Seattle has had some of the Most Popular Teacher Training Programs in the USA. We had the largest program in the Greater Seattle Tacoma with over 150 recent graduates over the past 8 years. OUR FIRST 6-DAY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SINCE COVID WILL MEET AUGUST 20-25, 2023. REGISTRATION HAS JUST OPENED 4/30/23. TO FIND OUT MORE COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK: https://www.yogaseattle.com/teacher-training/

    Check back for our New 2023 Yoga Teacher Training Program.

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    1 Year Practitioner Training Courses have been replaced by our 4 Week Early Morning Immersions

    Be in a special course with a high energy group of committed students who want to go further with their practice of yoga each day. These courses are held Tuesday thru Fridays at 5:30am-6:45am and 7:00am-8:30am. 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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    2-5 Week Yoga Immersion Courses

    Our Immersion Yoga Courses are some of the best at The Center, meeting 4 times a week for 4-Weeks at 5:30am-7:00am and 7:00am-8:30am (no drop-ins allowed). We offer these immersions every 3 months. We are one of the only Centers in the United States offering these courses. 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 immersions. Learn the basic series of postures that you can use for a lifetime! The classes meet 4 DAYS A WEEK FOR 4 WEEKS AND OUR SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL COURSES WE OFFER. Enrollment is limited. WE OFFER THESE COURSES 5:30AM-6:45AM, 7:00AM-8:30AM TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY FOR 4 WEEKS.WE ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING SPECIALS ON THESE COURSE THIS WEEK ONLY.

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    Drop-in Classes

    Yes We Have Drop-in Classes! Please Keep in Mind That We Teach Iyengar Yoga which may be very different than your previous yoga classes. There are several classes each week that you can drop-in to. While we very much prefer working with students who can commit to attending a regular weekly class in a 4-8 week series, we do accept drop-ins to our Evening once a Week Courses. For those Without Any or Much Recent Iyengar Yoga Background, the Monday at 7:45pm-9:00pm and Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm Level 1 Beginner Fundamentals Course can be appropriate. But for those who Need to go Slower we have a Slower Iyengar Yoga Class on Friday Nits 6:30pm-7:45pm. Our Tuesday 6:00pm-7:30pm Continuing Iyengar Yoga is for those who Are Currently Practicing Iyengar Yoga. The Level 2 Class has an intensity to it, so you must not only know the Fundamentals of Iyengar Yoga but are ready to Work in a Stronger and Deeper Way. Our Wednesday Night Level 3 Intermediate Iyengar Yoga is for those who have a Long and Current History of Practicing Iyengar.This class includes poses from all categories. Tuesday and Wednesdays are Not For Those Who Don't Currently Practice Iyengar Yoga. The Friday Night Slower Yoga Class is for those who need to Go Slowly. An ideal class for those who need a slower pace. This class is our most Theraputic Class in our Program. Single Drop-In Classes are $30 if you sign up in advance on our Website, or $32 for those who show up at the studio without signing up in advance. Please Arrive 10-15 Minutes Early if you are coming as a Drop-In Student so that we can talk to you(and other new students), have you Fill Out a New Student Form, and Still Star The Class On Time.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 Night

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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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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

Lori Lochelt
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

JoAnn A. Fortman
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

Kelsey Cleveland
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

Carey Hilbert
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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