Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Officially Approved Courses by Yoga Alliance

Welcome to the home page for Yoga Teacher Trainings, with Richard Schachtel, Director of The Center For Yoga of Seattle

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200 Hour Options 1-Year Daytime, Evening or Weekend in Seattle,
OR 6 Day Module Trainings (4 Modules to earn a 200 hour certificate
OR 4-Week Immersions in Seattle

4-WEEK IMMERSION 200 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS MEETING THESE WILL RESUME IN 2021 IN MARCH, JULY AND SEPTMBER (See more information below)

6 DAY MODULAR CHOOSE YOUR OWN DATES 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING: Take the 200 Hour training in 4 Six Day Modules starting in MARCH 2021 4 Modular Tract taking the 4 weeks in in whatever months the training is offered as long as you take week 2 after taking week 1, etc. See Below for more information on the 4 module Choose Your Own Dates Option.

2020-2021 1 YEAR TUESDAY EVENING 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on TUESDAY evenings 6-10pm Starts FEBRUARY, 2021. REGISTRATION IS OPEN

2020 -2021 1 YEAR THURSDAY DAYTIME 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on Tuesdays daytime 10am-2pm Starts FEBRUARY, 2021. REGISTRATION IS OPEN

2020 -2021 14 MONTH WEEKEND 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on 30 WEEKEND DAYS, MOSTLY SATURDAYS 1-7PM. STARTS FEBRUARY 2021. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

2021 9TH Annual Summer Immersion Teacher Training Meets Mondays Thru Saturdays. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON

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Richard is one of the most experienced yoga teacher trainers in the US. He has been giving yoga teacher training courses since 1986 and has influenced many current teachers in the US and abroad. Richard is an approved Yoga Teacher Trainer with Yoga Alliance to give YA-200 Hour teacher trainings.

We are pleased to offer these high quality and low cost teacher trainings. Affordable & High Quality yoga teacher training is important to us. Make sure you enroll in a training by a teacher who has taught for at least 15 years. Although this alone is not a guarantee of quality, it does eliminate a fair amount of trainings given by teachers who have not matured in their approach. It takes time to learn how to work with a wide population of students.

Yoga is for everyone and this is especially true for Iyengar Yoga.

In 2018 we added for the first time a Weekday Daytime Teacher Training Meeting Every Week.The response to this was tremendous and we are added New Daytime Courses in Starting in October 2018 and in May 2019

We have recently added an option to take the 4 weeks of training in 6 day modules over a period of 7-16 months. A limited number of students can take the first week of training in either March, May/June, July or September and take the second week of training in the next upcoming immersion training. The third and fourth week will meet in the next 2 immersion trainings. This way those who cannot take off 4 consecutive weeks of work can come to Seattle to be trained and still maintain their job and family responsibilities.

We have also created an option to take the 4 Different 6 Day Modules in a Track of Your Own Choosing. You will still need to take the first week of training first before you can continue with the second week but you can decide in which of the 4 weeks you will be attending each module. See the "Create Your Own 6 Day Module Sequences" below for more information about this option and its pricing.

Our immersion teacher trainings are highly rated by our students. Many Graduates of courses in 2016-2020 rate these courses a 9.5 out of 10!

Overall our ratings are very high:

  • 36% of our recent graduates rated the course as a 10 out of 10.
  • 16% rated the course as a 9 of 10.
  • And 18% rated the course as an 8 of 10.

The Center for Yoga of Seattle is a Yoga Alliance Registered School.

Videos From Teacher Training Courses

Richard shows how to safely open the thoracicdorsal spine back arching over the tressler

Richard shows how to get started in supported bridge


Daytime, Evening, & Weekend 200 HR Teacher Trainings

NEW Evening Course Starts FEBRUARY, 2021.Registration is open
Next 4-Week Immersion MARCH 2021
Next 6-Day Module Starts MARCH 2021
Next Evening Course Starts FEBRUARY, 2021 Registration still open
Next Daytime Course Starts FEBRUARY 2021. Registration still open
Next Weekend Training Starts FEBRUARY, 2021.


Upcoming 2021-20222 200 HR Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training & In-Depth Studies Courses - Registration is now open:

Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Practitioner Training Sample Class, Q and A, & Info Session NONE ARE SCHEDULED RIGHT NOW with Richard Schachtel Director The Center For Yoga of Seattle. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. LIMITED ENROLLMENT. ONLINE VIA ZOOM APP.

NONE ARE SCHEDULED AT THE MOMENT

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.

  • The 1 Year Weekend Teacher Teacher Training Starts In FEBRUARY 2021 and meets 1-7pm. STARTS ONLINE LIVE STREAMING WITH ZOOM
  • The NEW UPCOMING 1 Year THURSDAY Morning Teacher Teacher Training Starting in FEBRUARY 2021 and meets 10am-2pm weekly
  • The NEW UPCOMING 1 Year TUESDAY EVENING Teacher Teacher Training Starting in FEBRUARY 2021 and meets 6pm-10pm weekly
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Our Yoga Practitioner Trainings Meet on Tuesday Evenings Every Week from 6-8pm starts in FEBRUARY 2020( You can either take the class IN STUDIO OR TOTALLY ONLINE LIVE STREAMING!. THE COURSE WILL START FOR ALL ONLINE LIVE.We also have a course on Thursday Mornings 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. 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.

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Richard Schachtel has been training yoga teachers in Seattle since 1986. Over 150 recent graduates are approved by Yoga Alliance. He has taught throughout the US, in India, China, and Australia.

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New 2020-2021 Weekend Yoga Teacher Training -200 Hour Certificate Program Starts FEBRUARY 27, 2021 Limited Enrollment

Register Now for Our 7th Annual 1 Year Weekend Yoga Teacher Training with Richard Schachtel and secure a space in a special training. This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance. Over 150 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 $4,000. We are running 2 Specials on This Course though This Sunday for those who Sign Up and Pay in Full by Midnight Sunday Pacific Standard Time OCTOBER 18, 2020. One Special 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.This Special is $1,299 through this Sunday.

We also have an Unlimited Make-up Option on special for $1,499 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. IF WE START LIVE, ONLINE, WE WILL SWITCH TO IN STUDIO CLASSES WHEN IT IS ALLOWED AND SAFE TO DO SO. WE HAVE STARTED 2 TEACHER TRAININGS IN JULY 2020 ONLINE, STREAMING LIVE ON ZOOM AND THIS FORMAT CAN WORK VERY WELL. NO NEED TO WAIT A YEAR TO TAKE THIS IMPORTANT COURSE. Space is limited.

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 2021 and 2022 Dates: All Times are 1-7pm:

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
Saturday September 11, 2021
Saturday September 18, 2021
Saturday September 25, 2021
Saturday October 2, 2021
Saturday November, 2021
Saturday December, 2021

2022

Saturday January 29, 2022
Saturday February 26, 2022
Saturday March 5, 2022
Saturday March 12, 2022
Saturday March 19, 2022
Saturday March 26, 2022
Saturday April 30, 2022
Saturday May 21, 2022

Saturday July 9, 2022
Saturday July 16 , 2022
Saturday July 23, 2022
Saturday July 30, 2022

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 Tuesday Evening Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts FEBRUARY 23, 2021

200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Tuesday Evenings. Starts FEBRUARY 23, 2021.

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

This training is limited to only 25 students and we have students in our current Evening Teacher Training Courses attending from Bellevue, Sammamish, and eastern suburbs, Tacoma, Everett, Lynnwood, & Whidby Island, as well as Seattle. We have over 150 recent graduates of this 200 hour course! Please Register Now to Secure your spot in the training. The training is extremely effective in learning how to practice well and how to gradually develop an appropriate practice. The instructor is Seattle's most experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer having given these courses since 1986.

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 Alignment Oriented Iyengar Method of Practice and Teaching.

Richard Schachtel 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 held 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. Make-ups at the Weekend Teacher Training, Thursday Daytime Teacher Training, and at the New Wednesday Evening Teacher Training projected to begin July 2021, during the training and for 1 Year afterwards!

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar

FEE: $4,000. We have a SPECIAL RATE THIS WEEK of Only $1,299 THROUGH SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2020 AT MIDNIGHT Pacific Daylight Time with 4 make-ups. OR $1,499 with UNLIMITED MAKE-UPS (RECOMMENDED FOR MOST PEOPLE) GOOD ALSO TIL SUNDAY NIGHT.THE COURSE WILL START LIVE, ONLINE, IF WE CANNOT START IN-STUDIO DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS AND SAFETY ISSUES, WE WILL START ONLINE, LIVE VIA THE STREAMING APP ZOOM AND WILL SWITCH TO IN-STUDIO WHEN IT IS SAFE AND ALLOWED. WE HAVE 2 NEW TEACHER TRAINING COURSES WHICH STARTED IN JULY 2020 MEETING WEEKLY ON ZOOM AND THESE ARE GOING WELL BEING TAUGHT LIVE STREAMED. THE COURSE WILL BEGIN EITHER ONLINE OR IN STUDIO REGARDLESS OF PANDEMIC CONDITIONS.

Make ups are available at other appropriate teacher training classes in the evening, daytime, and weekends, during the training and for a period of 1-year afterwards. There is no charge for make-ups for those that sign up for the unlimited options. Additional Make-ups are $20 each for 2-4 hour classes or $30 for 6 hour sessions for those that select the 4 Free make-up Option.

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 WITH 4 FREE MAKE-UPS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW PAYING IN FULL WITH UNLIMITED MAKE-UPS

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR A SIMILAR TRAINING WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTED RATE**WE WILL BE GETTING THE NEW POSTER UP FOR THIS TRAINING SOON. IT IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME AS THIS POSTER EXCEPT THAT THIS COURSE IS TUESDAY NIGHTS, STARTS IN NOVEMBER 2020 AND ENDS NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 20, 2022. ALL POLICIES ARE STILL THE SAME.

New 2020 Daytime Thursday Yoga Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts FEBRUARY 25, 2021

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

Starts FEBRUARY 25, 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 The course will start online, live if we are not able to start in person, and then meet in person when that is allowed.

This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance. Over 150 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: $4,000. We have 2 Specials on the training This Week for Those Who Sign UP Now and Pay in Full. One, a $1,299 Special Promotional Rate With 4 Free Make-ups through Midnight Sunday OCTOBER 18,2020 Pacific Daylight Time. We also have a Special Rate of Only $1,499 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.

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THESE SPECIAL RATES.IF WE CANNOT START THE TRAINING IN PERSON DUE TO STATE GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS THEN, WE WILL START ONLINE LIVE USING THE ZOOM APP. WE HAVE 2 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSES CURRENTLY MEETING EACH WEEK LIVE, ONLINE, USING ZOOM WHICH STARTED IN JULY 2020. THESE CURRENT TRAININGS ARE WORKING 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

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE LOWEST RATE AND SAVE WITH 4 FREE MAKE-UPS AND HAVE SPACE IN THE TRAINING!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE LOWEST RATE AND SAVE WITH UNLIMITED FREE MAKE-UPS!(RECOMMENDED FOR MOST PEOPLE)

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT RATE.PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE MEETS ON THURSDAYS NOT TUESDAYS. WE WILL BE PUTTING UP THE NEW THURSDAY POSTER SOON.ALL OF THE POLICIES ARE THE SAME. THE COURSE WILL END BY 12/23/22 AND IT MEETS ON THURSDAY MORNINGS.


Comments From Students who have taken our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Iyengar yoga tradition. This program is worth going to if you value detailed actions and communication from your instructors to get a deeper understanding of asana. Iyengar is alignment based and focuses on the foundation of the asana. In the Iyengar tradition you will also be introduced to the use of props to modify or deepen your asana. You will be instructed in the proper use of props as well. B.K.S. Iyengar pioneered this approach to make yoga for everyone. You will be teaching many different body types the knowledge is 2nd to none. After many many hours of practice the mind body awareness grows more aligned. Great intro. 200hr course!

Kendra Webber
Jun 17, 2015


Richard is wise and talent teacher. I am so appreciated when a teacher spends a lot of time discussing alignment and the reason behind why we do certain sequence of poses. I enjoyed paying attention to his teaching style during the teacher training course.

Kwanruethai Patumrattanachote
Oct 01, 2015


This school and my teacher hold a sacred place in my heart. I'm extremely thankful for the entire experience and the amount of knowledge I attained while in the school. This is my foundation and my roots to the beautiful path laid before me. Thank you, thank you for being such a special part of my journey! Namaste

Kasey Crutchfield
Jul 21, 2014


The Center for Yoga Seattle as an Iyengar studio has the best alignment principles and is very good at making sure you can recognize if a person is doing a pose correctly and how to adequately use props to assist in their yoga experience.

Kiwani Allen
Sep 17, 2014


I had a great time during the summer intensive. Learned a lot of fine tuning skills and great methods to teach. I would highly recommend this program.

Shannon Slevin
Aug 06, 2015


The Center for Yoga of Seattle's 1 Year Weekend teacher training program covers considerable breadth of material without sacrificing depth. Of particular note is that this program gives you tools with which to work with individuals of greatly varying physical ability. A very enjoyable experience.

Nesanit Mitiku MD PHD


The Center for Yoga of Seattle has a special passion for helping students reach their full potential, safely, and understanding the "why" of everything we did.

Kelley Bridges
Aug 26, 2014


I appreciate the time spent on correct alignment and learning how to do the poses safely. Good intro to the depth and scope of yoga and instilled in me a desire to continue my studies.

Adrianne Bolach
Oct 17, 2014


The month long course was hard, but to feel the accomplishment at the end of the training was worth it, I really enjoyed this training. I learned so much and had met some really great teachers. Our instructor knew his material and presented it in the short month I was enrolled. He has a lot of experience and is willing to teach it to anyone who is willing to learn.

Ethel Hogge
October 19. 2015


Iyengar's approach to yoga meets everyone at their level of practice. This training gave me the confidence to offer adjustments in any pose, by bringing the body into alignment which minimizes the potential for injuries.

Bonnie Chan
April 2, 2014


The comradery of the students was excellent. No competition was felt, rather each student supported and helped others daily. The primary instructor was generally kind and sympathetic towards students yet maintained the structure and pace of the intensive training. Sufficient rest was given and encouraged to maintain personal health during the program. I would recommend a longer course rather than so much to absorb in a short intensive training. However, the use of time was excellent.

Cristine Harvold
January 8, 2014


200hr Yoga teacher program was the best experience in this year. I met brave, strong and amazing peers and teachers through this program. I'll never forget this experience. I'll go on my yoga practice to the last breath.

Jiyul Kim
June 24, 2014


Sophia


[My impression of this trainig was] excellent! It deepened my own practice in addition to enlightening the fundamentals of teaching. while not ready for teaching from this course alone, I now have the skills and knowledge to prepare on my own. [What I liked most about the training was] the practice teaching. That was the most beneficial aspect.

Bob Runkle
Kennewick, Washington


I was challenged and informed. [The training] was well thought out and enjoyable—just what I was looking for. [I liked] having the opportunity to concentrate on yoga for five days with like-minded people and being exposed to other teachers and different levels of classes. I learned and ... grew from the experience. I will take valuable usable information and skills home with me.

Barbara Harris
Boise, Idaho


The training was excellent. The material was covered in-depth and presented with precision and clarity. The insights that Richard shared along the way were in valuable. His experience and expertise are shared in a very natural way through his teaching.

I really liked how Richard emphasized correctness while creating an environment that fostered confidence and exploration. Richard was very generous with his knowledge but careful not to overload trainees with too much at one time.

Natasha Borg
Lebanon, Oregon


You could see that Richard worked very hard to make his classes run smoothly with structure and enjoyed teaching. He flooded our minds with wonderful information that you can actually use out in the real yoga wold. Richard's techings were easy to follow and to the point. And it seems everyone felt very safe asking all kinds of questions. Overall, it was a workthwhile ezperience and I wish I had come sooner!

Angel Yim
Seattle


The Training was first class. I liked taking each subject/pose scientifically... I gained a lot more knowledge and depth of the poses. It will be a great asset to my students and my self. This Intensive further broadened my knowledge of how to present a better class and make yoga invigorating and fun. I'll be looking forward to the next Intensive.

David Luce
Dillingham, Alaska


Emma


The detail and thoroughness with which poses were explored was highly useful. The Training assisted in learning how to read bodies, perform adjustments/variations and to empower my students.

Kelly Green
Saskatchewan, Canada


The information presented was well-rounded in that it engaged all the different learning styles; visual, kinesthetic and auditory. Not only was there a wealth of information presented that is useful, I also found the opportunity to observe Richard enlightening — the mastery of his instrument, his mindful presence and teaching style that come to be even more valuable in helping me understand how to teach.

Kevin Pope
Logan, Utah


I thought the program was a well-balanced mix of watching, talking and doing. It was helpful for me to observe you do the poses, talk us through them, and then to have us do them. But it was especially helpful to observe other people in various stages of mastering the poses. I liked the parts of the classes where we discussed using props and modifying poses so that every student can have a feeling of 'doing the pose.' Overall I thought the training dynamic, positive and supportive.

Anita Mann
Norman, Oklahoma


The Training was very worthwhile, giving the aspiring teacher confidence, verbal skills, and helping to sharpen their eye to proper alignment in the asanas and ways the asanas can be taught and modified... I especially appreciated the openness and approachability of the instructor and his effort to get the students to think.

Ellen Scriven
Cataldo, Idaho


The Teacher Training Intensive was just what I needed. Richard did a wonderful job of stretching both my body and mind. He forced me to look at self-imposed limitations and challenged me to perfect each posture in the systematic Iyengar style. I appreciated Richard's experience and ability in looking at the class both collectively and individually, then going with the flow as each asana was introduced and worked on.

Tesla Starr Keehn
Custer, South Dakota


I was very impressed with the Training. I liked the way the poses were broken down to basics, with emphasis on how to adjust the beginning student, how to actually do the physical adjustments, and how to utilize props. I liked the fact that the course covered a little of everything — anatomy, asanas, props, certification, invocation, liability insurance, partner work issues, qualities of a good yoga teacher, working with challenging students, 'yoga manners' and rules to give to students, how to prepare an intro course, etc. I liked the half-day of partner work, where we had an opportunity to verbally practice teaching a couple of asanas. Richard, you are very personable and professional. You have a real sense of mindfulness about you — very focused, nothing wasted in your presentation. I enjoyed your Training very much. The whole group was great and I love Seattle. I'm starting a six-week intro course next week.

Rita Dungey
Minneapolis, Minnesota


A fantastic course that was very rewarding emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I felt great after the course was over. The week with Richard deepened my appreciation for my own practice of yoga. The intense focus of all of the components of the poses examined was enlightening. I learned how important it is to focus on proper form and the flow of energy that is inherent in each pose.

Gregg Cronn
Bellingham, Washington


Well conceived, clearly stated objectives, purposefully directed, thoughtfully presented and supported with lucid explanations. Richard's approach demonstrated an inspiring respect for his subject, his students and himself. As well, he was able to balance the seriousness of the occasion's intent with a relaxed and friendly openness. Very comfortable and beneficial. I liked the detail combined with depth and scope; had the overall feel of completeness as does well-scripted, -staged and -performed theatre.

Storie Mooser
Portland, Oregon


Excellent. From a teaching perspective I learned many ways to assist my clients express their greatest potential in the asanas. As a student I am deeply grateful for moving deeper in my own practice. One adjustment Richard gave me relieved tension I'd been feeling in my hip for a great while.

Dana Riffel
Wichita, Kansas


The Training was very comprehensive. I felt the vital information on helping raw beginners was very thorough. The methods of teaching a beginning posture surprised me. I had no idea working with props could be so beneficial. I thought the Training would be massively difficult, especially with the different levels attending. However, Richard addressed each and every one of our concerns without exclusions. I felt that working with the others was a very important interaction.

Jan Cillo
Olympia, Washington


Richard is very mentally organized; he would break each pose down, step by step. He was very forthcoming with information, hiding no aspect of his knowledge — hard-won, learned through experience.

Gail Wegodsky
Marietta, Georgia


I highly recommend the training. Richard's understanding and teaching of Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga was excellent. The course was presented in a detailed, clear and informative fashion. The atmosphere was very pleasant. I liked Richard's detailed analysis of each pose presented in the course. It proved helpful to understand the importance of detail, to grow not only in my personal practice, but also in becoming a competent yoga teacher.

Yveta Suchomel
RN
Polson, Montana


I found the Teacher Training course to be comprehensive, informative, and very valuable to my yoga career. I enjoyed the amount of time we spent on looking at how different people do the poses and the various problems there were with each student.

Shelly Myers
Naples, Florida


The Course II Teacher Training was very comprehensive and interesting. It fulfilled my expectations and was the perfect complement to the first Teacher Training I took last year. All of the major asanas were explained and demonstrated in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and you made sure that everyone understood what was being taught. I have to admit that what impressed me the most, as it did last year, is the extensive use of so many props. I think that I am a better teacher now because I have refined my teaching by holding the asanas longer and paying more attention to the details. I have more confidence in my teaching skills because my students tell me I get better and better.

Anita Raynor
Homosassa, Florida

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