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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CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING TRAININGS , DATES, FEES, AND REGISTRATION DETAILS


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

4-WEEK IMMERSION 200 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS MEETING IN 2020 March 2-28 and July 6-August 1 and also in September 2020 (See more information below)

6 DAY MODULAR 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING: Take the 200 Hour training in 4 Six Day Modules starting in March 2020 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.

2019 -2020 1 YEAR WEDNESDAY EVENING 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on Wednesday evenings 6-10pm Starts November 6, 2019. REGISTRATION IS OPEN

2019 -2020 1 YEAR TUESDAY DAYTIME 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on Tuesdays daytime 10am-2pm Starts November 12, 2019. 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 Again In April 2020

2020 8th Annual Spring 4-Week Immersion March 2-28, 2020. 14th Annual Summer Immersion Teacher Training July 6-August 1, 2020 Meets Mondays Thru Saturdays. REGISTRATION IS OPEN

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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 has been tremendous and we are adding New Daytime Courses in Starting in October 2018 and in February 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 & 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 October 9TH.Registration is open
Next 4-Week Immersion March 2020
Next 6-Day Module Starts March 2020
Next Evening Course Starts November 6. Registration still open
Next Daytime Course Starts November 12. Registration still open
Next Weekend Training Starts April 2020.


Upcoming 2019 &-2020 200 HR Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training & In-Depth Studies Courses - Registration is now open:

Teacher Training and In-Depth Studies Sample Teacher Training Class and Q and A Wednesday OCTOBER 23 OR OCTOBER 30 6:30pm-8:00pm with Richard Schachtel Director The Center For Yoga of Seattle

Wednesday October 23, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday October 30, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

If you've been considering a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, now is the time to find out more.

These are FREE Teacher Training classes, provided you sign up Here in advance. No credit card information is required. Space is limited.

Those who arrive without pre-registering online, will be charged a drop-in fee of $23.

Please, arrive early at 6:15pm dressed for yoga practice. Q and A session will follow the class. The class is limited to only 20 people so please only sign up if you intend to come and participate. The Session is for those who have not already signed up for a teacher training at The Center For Yoga of Seattle. If you already signed up for one of our upcoming trainings at The Center, please do not sign up for this session so that we can use each space to reach people who have not yet decided to enroll in one of our trainings.

The open house is for those interested in one of our upcoming 200-hour teacher trainings, OR our 1-year Yoga Practitioner Training Courses(no theory, methodology, or Anatomy in the practitioner training).

  • Our Next Evening 1 Year Teacher Training starts on November 6 on Wednesday Nights 6-10pm
  • The 1 Year Tuesday Morning Teacher Teacher Training Starts on November 12th and meets 10am-2pm weekly
  • The 1 Year Weekend Teacher Teacher Training Starts on January 2020 and meets 1-7pm
  • 8th Annual Spring 4-Week Immersion 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training March 2-28, 2020
  • 14TH Annual Summer 4-Week Immersion Teacher Training July, 2020
  • Bring your yoga clothes and your questions!

Our Yoga Practitioner Trainings Meet on Wednesday Evenings from 6-8pm starting on November 6, and on Tuesday Mornings starting on November 12 from 10am-12noon.

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.

Please sign up early and arrive early for the class!

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.

**For those simply wanting to find out about Iyengar Yoga, please see the Trial Iyengar Yoga Classes offered each month for $23. Richard teaches fundamentals classes every Thursday Night 6:00pm-7:30pm AND Friday Morning 11:15am-12:45pm that you can drop-in on for $23.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR OCTOBER 23

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR OCTOBER 30

NEW 2019 DAYTIME TUESDAY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE STARTS NOVEMBER 12, 2019

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

Starts NOVEMBER 12, 2019. Meets 10:00am-2:00pm with a lunch break with Richard Schachtel.

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.

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.

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. Our Current Thursday Morning Session Started on May 9, 2019 has met every week except July 4th. Our Wednesday PM Teacher Training Started May 23, 2018 and Finished on August 8, 2019. Our 2018 Thursday Daytime teacher training Started February 1 and finished December 20th.

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.

Fee $3,450.

$999 Special Rate through Midnight Sunday OCTOBER 27, 2019 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.

$1,199 Special Rate With UNLIMITED MAKE-UP CLASS OPTIONS through Midnight Sunday OCTOBER 27, 2019 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 OCTOBER 27 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 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 OCTOBER 27.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT RATE.

New 2019 Wednesday Evening Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts November 6th

200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Wednesday Evenings. Starts November 6, 2019.

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.

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, 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 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 on May 23, 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!

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar

$999 SPECIAL RATE THROUGH SUNDAY,OCTOBER 27, 2019 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 $1,199 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 OCTOBER 27, AT MIDNIGHT. There is a tab below to register using this option.

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THIS RATE. Regular Fee $3,450

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 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.


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 January 25, 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 OCTOBER 27, 2019, 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!

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 January 25, 2020 Course Starts!
Sunday January 26, 2020

Saturday February 22, 2020
Sunday February 23, 2020

Saturday March 7, 2020
Saturday March 14, 2020
Saturday March 21, 2020
Saturday March 28, 2020

Saturday April 17 2020
Sunday April 18, 2020

Saturday May 22, 2020
Sunday May 23, 2020

Saturday June 5, 2020
Sunday June 6, 2020

Saturday July 11, 2020
Saturday July 18, 2020
Saturday July 25, 2020

Saturday August 1, 2020

Saturday September 12, 2020
Saturday September 19, 2020
Saturday September 26, 2020

Saturday October 3, 2020
Saturday November 7, 2020
Saturday December 5, 2020
Saturday January 23, 2021
Saturday February 20, 2021
Saturday March 6, 2021
Saturday March 13, 2021
Saturday March 20, 2021
Saturday March 27, 2021 Course Ends!

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

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

4-Week 200HR Yoga Teacher Training March 2-28, 2020 in With Richard Schachtel

March 2-28, 2020

The Fee For This Training is $3450. We expect the program to Fill Early. We are running a Special on This Training of $999 through Sunday OCTOBER 27, 2019 with 16 Hours of Free Make-ups! We also have a Special for those who want up to 40 hours for free make-ups for Only $1,199!

We also have a payment plan option where you can take the $3,450 course for $1,998 by making 12 monthly payments starting immediately of $166.50.This option is also only good through Sunday OCTOBER 27, 2019 at midnight. Register for both options below(see grey tabs).

We are only Accepting 25 Students. Register Now and Save!

This course meets in Seattle

Richard has over 140 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.

The course starts at 2pm on Monday March 2, 2020 and follows the following schedule

  • Mondays 1:15PM-7:45pm STARTS AT 2PM THE FIRST DAY
  • Tuesdays 2:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesdays 2:00pm-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 28th

Limited Enrollment.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW AND TO HAVE A SPACE IN THE COURSE WITH 16 HOURS OF FREE MAKE-UPS!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW AND TO HAVE A SPACE IN THE COURSE WITH 40 HOURS OF FREE MAKE-UPS!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTED RATE.

*Registration fees are Non Refundable.

New 2019 Tuesday Evening Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts April 7, 2020

200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Tuesday Evenings. Starts April 7, 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 current Evening Teacher Training Courses attending from Bellevue, Sammamish, and eastern suburbs, Tacoma, Everett, Lynnwood, & Whidby 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 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. *Free Make-ups at the Weekend Teacher Training, Thursday Daytime Teacher Training, and at the New Wednesday Evening Teacher Training projected to begin September, 2020 during the training and for 6 months afterwards! Our Last Tuesday Evening Teacher Training Started in May 2019 and has met Every Tuesday and is now in the second half of course meetings and will end in March 2020!

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar

$1,499 SPECIAL RATE THROUGH SUNDAY OCTOBER 27, 2019 AT MIDNIGHT Pacific Standard Time! 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 OCTOBER 27, AT MIDNIGHT. There is a tab below to register using this Payment option.

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THIS RATE. Regular Fee $3,450.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW PAYING IN FULL FOR LOWEST RATE

NEW 2019 DAYTIME THURSDAY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE STARTS APRIL 23, 2020

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

Starts APRIL 23, 20120 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. 4 Free Make-ups during the training and 6 months afterwards at the Weekend Teacher Training, at the Tuesday Evening Teacher Training, and the New Tuesday Daytime Teacher Training starting September, 2020. After these 4 free make-ups have been taken, additional make-ups if needed are $20 for each 2-4 hour session and $30 for each 5-6 hour session

Alignment Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar.

COURSE FEE: $3,450. We have a $1,499 Special Promotional Rate through Midnight Sunday OCTOBER 27, 2019 Pacific Standard Time for those that pay in full Now. 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 OCTOBER 27 and the tab to sign up is below.

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THIS RATE. Regular Fee $3,450.

*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!


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.

14th Annual SUMMER 200-HOUR 4-WEEK IMMERSION TEACHER TRAINING JULY 6-AUGUST 1, 2020

Alignment Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle With Richard Schachtel

July 6-August 1, 2020 The Fee For This Training is $3450. We are running a Super Early Special on This Training of Only $875 through Sunday OCTOBER 27, 2020. That's Just Eight Hundred Seventy Five Dollars Plus less that $100 for Books.Register Now and Save! This is NOT a TYPO! THIS PRICE WILL END FOREVER AFTER 10/27/19.

This course meets in Seattle

Richard has over 140 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.

Refund Policy: No Refunds under any circumstances.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: for those who cancel their space in the program by email 1 month or more before the start on the program can switch to another course by paying a $350 transfer fee and also pay the difference between what they have paid for this course and the Current Price of the course they which to transfer to. There are no refunds for cancelling from the program.

For those who cancel more than 1-month before the start date of this course, your credit towards a future course must be used within 12 months of the end of the course from which you transferred from.

There are no refunds, credit, or any options for those who cancel within 1-month of this course.

The course starts at 2pm on Monday July 6th and follows the following schedule

  • Mondays 1:15pm-7:45pm(*Starts at 2pm the first day*)
  • Tuesdays 2:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesdays 2:00pm-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 1th.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE LOWEST RATE PAYING IN FULL NOW

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL RATE

9th Annual SEPTEMBER 200-HOUR 4-WEEK IMMERSION TEACHER TRAINING SEPTEMBER 8-OCTOBER 3, 2020

Alignment Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle With Richard Schachtel

September 8-October 3, 2020.Yoga Alliance Approved Course. Earn a 200 Hour Certificate!

The Fee For This Training is $3600. We are running a Special on This Training of $700 through Sunday OCTOBER 27, 2019 at midnight. THIS PRICE ENDS FOREVER AFTER THAT DATE. That's Only Seven Hundred Dollars. We also have a payment plan option where you can take the $3600 course for $1,998 by making 12 monthly payments starting immediately of $166.50. This option is also only good through Sunday October 27, 2019 at midnight.This option will end on the above date. Register for both options below (see grey tabs).

Limited Enrollment. Register Now and Save!

This course meets in Seattle

Richard has over 140 recent graduates of his 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Courses. This is a great training and it can dramatically help improve 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.

The course starts at 2pm on Tuesday September 8, 2020 and follows the following schedule

  • Mondays 1:15PM-7:45pm.NO CLASS SEPT 7
  • Tuesdays 2:00pm-10:00pm * Starts Tuesday at 2pm 9/8/20
  • Wednesdays 2:00pm-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 October 3</li

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
  • 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
  • You have 32 free make-up hours that you can take over the next 12 months if you miss some of the hours of the training.
  • The program ends at 7:15pm on October 3

Limited Enrollment.

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*Registration fees are Non Refundable

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I chose the Center for Yoga and Richard Schachtel for my very first 200 hr yoga teacher certification, and I couldn't be happier with my choice! As a dedicated student of yoga for eight years, my desire for an experienced, wise and senior teacher in an alignment-based practice drove my decision.

Richard is extremely knowledgeable, and he keeps control of his classes so that you are always learning--about every body type, every prop, and you're encouraged to explore what different modifications and props do for you.

I've left this training prepared to begin working with ANY type of body and ANY level of ability, which was my goal.

However, I've also left this training having discovered such an invaluable resource and teacher in Richard that I'm committed to continuing to study with him both to further my own practice and to also continually deepen my understanding of yoga in the Iyengar tradition.

I have chosen to teach yoga to others and share the joy of this self-healing practice, and I'm incredibly grateful to be learning so much from Richard that I can then pass on to my students.


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


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

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