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ONLINE LIVE 5:30AM-6:45AM,7AM-8:30AM & 4:30PM-5:45PM YOGA INTENSIVES Meet 4 Days a Week for 3 Weeks!

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

8 WEEK SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER COURSES START SEPTEMBER 8TH CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS.

1-YEAR PRACTITIONER TRAINING WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6-8PM STARTS JULY 15. MEETS 45 TIMES! TAKE IN-STUDIO OR ONLINE OPTION

1 YEAR PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSE TUESDAYS 10AM-12 NOON STARTS JULY 14. Spaces available.TAKE IN STUDIO OR ONLINE ONLINE OPTION (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. Learn the basic series of postures that you can use for a lifetime! The classes meet 4 DAYS A WEEK FOR 3 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, 4:30PM-5:45PM, & 6:00PM-7:30PM .WE ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING SPECIALS ON THESE COURSE THIS WEEK ONLY:FOR NON NEW STUDENTS, & FOR BRAND NEW STUDENTS.

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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. 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 JULY 19

    . NEW DAYTIME YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE STARTS JULY 14 & WED'S EVENING TEACHER TRAINING COURSE STARTS JULY 15. BOTH ON SPECIAL THROUGH 7/19 FOR $999-$1199! $3,450 Regular Fee. NEW WEEKEND TEACHER TRAINING STARTS AUGUST 8, 2020. On Special through 7/19 for $999-$1199. SEPETMBER 8-OCTOBER 3 Immersion 200HR Teacher Training 200 HRS on Special for $999 WITH 16 HOURS FREE MAKE-UPS OR $1,199 FOR 40 HOURS FREE MAKE-UPS through 7/19. 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

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Upcoming Teacher Trainings & In-Depth Studies Courses

Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Practitioner Training Sample Class, Q and A, & Info Session THURSDAY AUGUST 4 with Richard Schachtel Director The Center For Yoga of Seattle. PRE-REGISTRATION & PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED. ONLINE VIA ZOOM APP.

THURSDAY AUGUST 4TH 10:00AM-11:30AM *THIS ONE IS ONLY FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE NEW THURSDAY DAYTIME YOGA TEACHER TRAINING STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2020*

Sample Teacher Training Class & Sample Yoga Practitioner 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* SPACE IS LIMITED.

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 started on JULY 15 on Wednesday Nights 6-10pm STARTS ONLINE LIVE STREAMING WITH ZOOM and Wednesday Nights 6-10pm Starting In September. NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN. Has just met 2 times.
  • The 1 Year Tuesday Morning Teacher Teacher Training Started on JULY 14 and meets 10am-2pm weekly and Thursday Mornings Starting in September STARTS ONLINE LIVE STREAMING WITH ZOOM. NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN Has just met 2 times.
  • The 1 Year Weekend Teacher Teacher Training Starts In October 2020 and meets 1-7pm. STARTS ONLINE LIVE STREAMING WITH ZOOM
  • The NEW UPCOMING 1 Year THURSDAY Morning Teacher Teacher Training Starting in SEPTEMBER 2020 and meets 10am-2pm weekly
  • The NEW UPCOMING 1 Year TUESDAY EVENING Teacher Teacher Training Starting in SEPTEMBER 2020 and meets 6pm-10pm weekly
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Our Yoga Practitioner Trainings Meet on Wednesday Evenings Every Week from 6-8pm started on July 15th( You can either take the class IN STUDIO OR TOTALLY ONLINE LIVE STREAMING!. THE COURSE WILL START FOR ALL ONLINE LIVE. and on Tuesday Mornings which started on JULY 14 from 10am-12noon. THE COURSE WILL START LIVE AND ONLINE LIVE STREAMED. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE IN-STUDIO VERSION OR THE TOTALLY LIVE STREAMED VERSION. WE HAVE STUDENTS SIGN UP FROM CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA! You can still join. They have only met 2 times. We have a Saturday Practitioner Training meeting 30 Saturdays from 4:30pm-7pm, sometimes from 4-7 and occasionally from 2:30pm-4:30pm and 5-7pm. You can take the in-studio version or the totally online version. The course will start live online.

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.

FEE: $25 UNTIL TUESDAY AUGUST 4, $35 THEREAFTER FOR THE THURSDAY CLASS. $25 FOR THE SATURDAY SAMPLE CLASS UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT AT 8PM AUGUST 7TH; $35 THEREAFTER. LIMITED TO ONLY 10 STUDENTS.

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.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS AND Q AND A ON THURSDAY AUGUST 6 AT 10:00AM * THIS ONE IS ONLY FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE NEW THURSDAY DAYTIME TEACHER TRAINING STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2020*.

New 2020 Daytime Tuesday Yoga Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Just Started JULY 14, 2020

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

Started JULY 14, 2020. Meets 10:00am-2:00pm with a lunch break with Richard Schachtel.HAS ONLY MET 3 TIMES. WILL MEET EVERY TUESDAY EXCEPT DECEMBER 22 &29 AND WILL FINISH BY JUNE 1, 2021, WITHIN A YEAR! WE ARE TAKING SIGNUPS FOR A NEW THURSDAY MORNING TRAINING STARTING IN THE FALL BELOW.

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. WE HAVE STARTED THE TRAINING ONLINE, LIVE USING ZOOM AND WILL MEET IN PERSON WHEN IT IS SAFE, PRUDENT AND ALLOWED. THE COURSE WITH END WITHIN 1 YEAR. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN AND THE COURSE STILL HAS A SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNT. AFTER Signing UP, WE WILL SEND YOU LOG IN CREDENTIALS. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE-UP THE MISSED LESSON.

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 36 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.

$1,499 Special Rate through Midnight Sunday AUGUST 9, 2020 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.

$1,699 Special Rate With UNLIMITED MAKE-UP CLASS OPTIONS through Midnight Sunday AUGUST 9, 2020 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 AUGUST 9, 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 SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT RATE.

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 AUGUST 9

*No refunds. No cancellations





New 2020 Wednesday Evening Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Just Started JULY 15, 2020

200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Wednesday Evenings. Started JULY 15, 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. THE COURSE JUST JUST STARTED AND MET 3 TIMES. WE WILL MEET FIRST ONLINE LIVE USING ZOOM UNTIL IT IS SAFE, PRUDENT AND ALLOWED. THEN WE WILL SWITCH TO IN-STUDIO SESSIONS FOR THE DURATION. WE WILL FINISH THE TRAINING BY WITHIN 1 YEAR BY 6/30/2021. STUDENTS CAN STILL REGISTER AND START WITH SESSION 4 ON AUGUST 5,2020 OR YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR A NEW EVENING PROGRAM LISTED BELOW ON TUESDAY NIGHTS STARTING IN SPETEMBER.

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.

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

$1,499 SPECIAL RATE THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020 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 $1,699(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 AUGUST 9, 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 BELOW TO MAKE 12 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $166.50 USING PAYPAL





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.

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

New 2020-2021 Weekend Yoga Teacher Training -200 Hour Certificate Program Starts OCTOBER 10, 2020 Limited Enrollment

Register Now for Our 7th 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 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.

Richard Schachtel is Seattle's most experienced yoga teacher trainer. He has taught Teacher Training Courses 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.

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 $3,600. We are running a Special on This Course for those who Sign Up and Pay in Full by Midnight Sunday Pacific Standard Time AUGUST 9, 2020, of $999! This Option includes 4 free make-ups during the training at appropriate Select Evening Daytime of Weekend Teacher Training Courses during this training and for a period of 1-year after the course ends.

We also have an Unlimited Make-up Option on special for $1,199 that has options for unlimited make-ups during the training and for a period of one year after the training ends at appropriate Evening, Daytime, and Weekend Teacher Training Classes. The Unlimited Option is on special only through This Sunday Night at Midnight. For those who choose the 4-make-up package for $999, an additional 5-6 hour make-up classes are $30 each or $20 for making up at a 2-4 hour class.

Register Now to Secure your Space and to Save a Bundle. IF WE CANNOT MEET IN PERSON, WE WILL START THE COURSE LIVE ONLINE USING THE ZOOM APP. WE HAVE STARTED 2 TEACHER TRAININGS IN JULY 2020 ONLINE, STREAMING LIVE ON ZOOM AND THIS FORMAT CAN WORK VERY WELL.

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 attendees coming from Olympia, Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, the San Juan Islands and Seattle.

Here are the 2020 and 2021 Dates: All Times are 1-7pm:

2020

Saturday October 10, 2020
Saturday October 24, 2020
Saturday October 31, 2020
Saturday November 7, 2020
Saturday November 14, 2020
Saturday November 21, 2020
Saturday December 5, 2020
Saturday December 12, 2020
Saturday December 19, 2020

2021

Saturday January 9, 2021
Saturday January 16, 2021
Saturday January 23, 2021
Saturday January 30, 2021
Saturday February 6, 2021
Saturday February 20, 2021
Saturday February 27, 2021
Saturday March 6, 2021
Saturday March 13, 2021
Saturday March 20, 2021
Saturday March 27, 2021
Saturday April 17, 2021
Saturday May 15, 2021
Saturday June 12, 2021
Saturday July 10th, 2021
Saturday July 17, 2021
Saturday July 24, 2021
Saturday July 31, 2021

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE LOWEST RATE PAYING IN FULL NOW FOR the 4 Free Make-Up Option

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE LOWEST RATE PAYING IN FULL NOW FOR the UNLIMITED Make-Up Option

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER ON THE COURSE WITHOUT THE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT RATE.* PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE POSTPONED THE STARTING DATE UNTIL OCTOBER 10TH TO ALLOW MORE STUDENTS TO JOIN THIS YEARS WEEKEND COURSE.

New 2020 Daytime Thursday Yoga Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts September 10, 2020

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

Starts SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 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 daytime and evening 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.

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.

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.

COURSE FEE: $3,450. We have a $999 Special Promotional Rate With 4 Free Make-ups through Midnight Sunday AUGUST 9,2020 Pacific Standard Time for those that pay in full Now. We have a Special Rate of Only $1,199 with Unlimited Make-ups, Also Good Through Sunday At Midnight. The Make-ups can be taken during the course and for a period of 1-year after the course ends at other appropriate teacher training classes. For those selecting the unlimited make-up option, there is no charge for additional make-ups. For those selecting the 4 free make-up option, after the 4 free make-ups, additional make-ups are $20 for each 2-4 hour class or $30 for each 6 hour make-up class. 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. starting Now. This option is available to AUGUST 2 and the tab to sign up is below.

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THIS RATE. Regular Fee $3,450.IF WE CANNOT START THE TRAINING IN PERSON, WE WILL START ONLINE LIVE USING THE ZOOM APP. WE HAVE 2 NEW TEACHER TRAINING COURSES THAT WE HAVE STARTED USING ZOOM THAT STARTED IN JULY 2020 AND THESE ARE GOING WELL. THESE WILL SWITCH TO LIVE IN STUDIO INSTRUCTION WHEN WE ARE PERMITTED TO DO SO.

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.

*Registration fees are Non Refundable and are not transferable to other trainings, classes or retail. In the event the start date of a training is postponed, refunds will not be given, and the course will still end on time. $350 transfer fee to switch to another training.The Poster will be put up shortly. Please see the Poster for the earlier training on Tuesday Mornings for more information

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Terms and Conditions: Non refundable. Cannot be cancelled. In the event the start date of the course is postponed, no refunds will be issued and the course will still end on time by 12/22/22.

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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.

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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

C. M.

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