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


200 Hour Options 4 Week Immersions in Seattle or Goa India,
OR 1 Year Evening, Weekend, or Daytime

COMING UP SOON 2018 -2019 1 YEAR WEDNESDAY EVENING 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on Wednesday evenings 6-10pm Starts September 5th, 2018.

4-WEEK IMMERSION 200 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING MEETING IN 2018 September 4-28 AND in 2019 March 4-30(See more information below)

6 DAY MODULAR 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING: Take the 200 Hour training in 4 Six Day Modules starting in September 2018, March 2019 or July 2019 There are 2 Options Here: the 4 Modular Tract taking the 4 weeks in a specific order with one track each time the 4 week immersion training is offered OR Choose Your Own Dates Option where you can take the weeks 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 Teacher Training AND the Choose Your Own Dates Option.

NEW ONE YEAR DAYTIME 200 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING STARTS SEPTEMBER 11, 2018. MEETS TUESDAY MORNINGS: Meets on Tuesdays 10:00am-2:00pm (See more information
below)

COMING UP SOON 2018 -2019 1 YEAR WEEKEND 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on Mostly Saturdays 1-7pm and a few Sundays 1-7pm Starts October 20 , 2018.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN GOA INDIA in 2018! NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 22, 2018 - 200 Hr Yoga Alliance Approved Course Second Annual Training! Registration is Now Open

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.

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 & 2017 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 SEPTEMBER 5.
Next 4-Week Immersions September 4, 2018 and March 4, 2019.
New Daytime Course Starts Sept 11.
4-Week Immersion 200 Hour TT September 4-28 still has a few spaces left


Upcoming 2018-2019 Teacher Training and In-Depth Studies Courses - Registration is now open:

Teacher Training and In-Depth Studies OPEN HOUSE

200 Hour Programs with Richard Schachtel

Wednesday August 22, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

If you've been considering In Depth studies or Teacher Training, now is the time to find out more.

This is a FREE Teacher Training class.It is also for those interested in just the yoga practice part of those courses called Yoga Practitioner Courses. Please arrive early at 5:50pm dressed for yoga practice. Q and A session will follow the class.(We will finish by 8pm).

The open house is for those interested in one of our upcoming 200 hour teacher trainings:

  • The 4 Week Immersion Teacher Training September 4-28
  • Wednesday Evening Teacher Training Starting September 5th
  • The 1 Year Tuesday Morning Teacher Training Starting on September 11th
  • The 4 Week Teacher Training in Goa India November 26-December 22, 2018!
  • The Weekend Teacher Training in Starting 10/20/18 2018!

Bring your yoga clothes and your questions!

Find out why Iyengar Yoga Alignment is the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems.

Experienced teacher training from Seattle's most experienced yoga teacher trainer.

Richard Schachtel has been training yoga teachers in Seattle since 1986. Over 125 recent graduates are approved by Yoga Alliance.

***PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ONLINE HERE SEE LINK BELOW***.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS on August 15th

**For those simply wanting to find out about Iyengar Yoga, please see the Trial Iyengar Yoga Classes offered each month for $23.This is dropping in to many of our regular classes or $17 at our weekend drop-in classes

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 HAVE A $1099 Special rate good only through Midnight Monday AUGUST 20, 2018 Pacific Standard Time.
ONLY 4 SPACES AVAILABLE AT THIS RATE! PRICE GOING UP TUESDAY

Registration has recently opened for this training. This course meets in Seattle. See the March 5-31 Immersion Poster above for more information on the 4-week immersion format teacher training

Richard has over 125 recent graduates of his 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Courses.The Course is taught by one on 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

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL RATE

4 Module 200 Hour Teacher Training Certificate Program Yoga Alliance Approved- Start September 4, 2018 with Your First Week Of Training!

img-upcoming-05 Take the 4 week teacher training in 2018 with one Week In September 2018, one week in March 2019, one week in July 2019, and one week in September 2019.You start Sept 4, 2018, and finish in 2019.

The fee for the training starting in 2018 is $3,100. We have A SPECIAL PROMOTION This Week Only For Those Starting on September 4 of Only $1600 only available on our website through MONDAY 8/20 FOR THE 9/4 STARTING DATE. It is Available Online Only.

Graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance to be recognized at 200 HR RYT's.

We Also have a Choose Your Own Dates Option which allows you to take the 4 courses according to your availability as long as you take the 4 weeks in sequential order(take week 2 after taking week 1 etc). In this option you can start in September 2018 with the first week of the training. You can take weeks 2,3,4 in the same or other months that it is offered 1n 2018 or 2019 provided you take them in the right order. SEE THE CHOOSE YOUR OWN DATES OPTION FOR DATES AND CURRENT PRICES BELOW.THE SEPTEMBER START DATES ARE ON SPECIAL THROUGH 8/20 FOR THOSE STARTING IN SEPTEMBER ONLY.

The 2018-2019 Dates are for the 4 Module Option are Starting On September 4, 2018 are:

The 2018-2019 Dates are for the 4 Module Option are Starting On September 4th, 2018 are:

September 4-11, 2018 No Class Sunday Sept 9th Starts at 2pm on 9/4
March 11-16, 2019
July 22-27, 2019
March 23-28, 2020

The Daily Schedule is:

Monday 1:15pm-7:45pm *Training starts on Tuesday Sept 4th at 2pm*
Tuesday 1:15pm-10pm
Wednesday 1:15pm-10pm
Thursday 10:00am-7:45pm
Friday 11:15am-8:00pm
Saturday 10:45am-7:00pm

SIGN UP NOW FOP 9/4/18 STARTING

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER ON THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE TIME SENSITIVE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT

Choose Your Own Dates 4-Six Day Module Teacher Trainings Start September 4, 2018 Yoga Alliance Approved Certificate Program

200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle With Richard Schachtel. A Certificate Program

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

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

THE NEXT TIME TO START IS September 4 AT 2:00 PM, 2018.
YOU CAN COMPLETE THE TRAINING IN 2019 By taking weeks in and September 2018 and during the March, July and September 2019 modules.

Typical Weekly Schedule:

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

THE FEE FOR THIS OPTION IS $3100. WE HAVE A SPECIAL RATE FOR THOSE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER (OF $1998 THROUGH MONDAY AUGUST 20 FOR THE SEPTEMBER 4TH STARTING DATE. ONLY 3 SPACES AVAILABLE AT THIS $1998 RATE
Regular fee: $3100

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP AND START ON 9/4/18.

SIGN UP NOW TO START ON 9/4/18

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE POSTER ON THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT

6 DAY TEACHER TRAINING SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2018 WITH RICHARD SCHACHTEL STARTS TUESDAY SEPT 4 AT 2PM AND ENDS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH 7:45PM

Want to experience a one week teacher training with an experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer?

Want to receive teacher training in one of the most respected forms of yoga: Iyengar Yoga.

The week will give you a well-rounded experience in the practice and teaching of an Alignment Based System of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy, and Theory.

For those interested in taking the remaining 3 weeks of this foundational teacher training approved by Yoga Alliance, they can enroll in the other 3 weeks which are offered several times each year.

The Fee for this 6 day training is $775. You will need to purchase some specific books for this course for under $150 that are very important.

You can start off slowly with earning a 200 Hour Teacher Training Certificate by taking the first week in 2018 in either July 9-14 or September 4-10.

After taking this first week of the 4-week training you can take weeks 2,3,4 in either 2018 or 2019.

The Fee for each additional week of the training is also $775 and you can take them during different months the 4-week teacher training intensives are offered as long as you take week 1 before week 2, etc.

To see the daily schedule of this training as well as more information on its content, please see the information above pertaining to the full 4-week Training in July 2018.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS 6 DAY TRAINING SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2018. LIMITED ENROLLMENT

New 2018 Wednesday Evening Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts September 5, 2018

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200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Wednesday Evenings. Starts September 5, 2018.

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! Please Register Now to Secure your spot in the training.

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar

$1099 SPECIAL RATE THROUGH MONDAY AUGUST 20, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT Pacific Standard Time! FEE IS GOING UP TUESDAY

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

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 SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

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

Starts September 11, 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 expect this Course to Fill Early.

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar.

$999 Special Early rate through Midnight Monday AUGUST 20, 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. Books are an additional $125. We are Running a Special on This Course for those who Sign Up and Pay in Full by Midnight Monday Pacific Standard Time AUGUST 20, 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

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW

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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.

We have a Special Super Early Bird Rate of $999 good through Monday Midnight AUGUST 20, 2018 Pacific Standard Time (US West Coast Time)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

NEW 7th Annual March 2019 4-Week Immersion 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training March 4-30, 2019

Iyengar Style Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle With Richard Schachtel

March 4-30, 2019 THE FEE FOR THE TRAINING IS $3,450. WE HAVE A $1199 Special rate good only through Midnight Monday AUGUST 20, 2018, Pacific Standard Time.

WE ARE ONLY OFFERING 4 SPACES AVAILABLE AT THIS RATE!

Registration has JUST opened for this training. This course meets in Seattle. See the September 5-30th, 2018 Immersion Poster above for more information on the 4-week immersion format teacher training. The New poster will be posted shortly and will have the same policies.

Richard has over 125 recent graduates of his 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Courses.The Course is taught by one on the most experienced yoga teacher trainers in the US

The course starts at 2pm on Monday March 4th and follows the following schedule

Mondays 1:15PM-7:45pm * Course starts at 2pm the first day March 4
Tuesdays 1:15pm-10:00pm
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 7:15pm on March 30th

Limited Enrollment.

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13th Annual SUMMER 200-HOUR 4-WEEK IMMERSION TEACHER TRAINING JULY 8-AUGUST 3, 2019

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Alignment Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle With Richard Schachtel

July 8-August 3, 2019 The Fee For This Training is $3450. We expect the program to Fill Early. We are running a Special on This Training of $1199 through Monday AUGUST 20, 2018. We are only Accepting 25 Students. Register Now and Save!

This course meets in Seattle

Richard has over 125 recent graduates of his 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Courses. This is a great training and can help you get your personal yoga practice and help you develop valuable teaching skills! This is a powerful course taught by one of the most experienced yoga teacher trainers in the US. This is a course with proven results. PLEASE SEE THE POSTER FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2018 IMMERSION TEACHER TRAINING AS THE INFORMATION IS THE SAME EXCEPT WE HAVE NEED TO RAISE OUR PRICES FOR 2019

The course starts at 2pm on Monday July 8th and follows the following schedule

  • Mondays 1:15PM-7:45pm
  • Tuesdays 1:15pm-10:00pm
  • 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 7:15pm on August 3th.

Limited Enrollment.

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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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


June 24, 2014



[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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


Dillingham, Alaska



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Homosassa, Florida