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 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 July 6-August 1 and also in September 2020 (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 July 2020 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 WEDNESDAY EVENING 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on Wednesday evenings 6-10pm Starts JULY 15, 2020. REGISTRATION IS OPEN

2020 -2021 1 YEAR TUESDAY DAYTIME 200 HR TEACHER TRAINING & IN-DEPTH STUDIES COURSE Meets on Tuesdays daytime 10am-2pm Starts JULY 14, 2020. 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 JULY 11TH. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

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 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 JULY 15, 2020.Registration is open
Next 4-Week Immersion JULY 2020
Next 6-Day Module Starts JULY 2020
Next Evening Course Starts JULY 15, 2020 Registration still open
Next Daytime Course Starts JULY 14. Registration still open
Next Weekend Training Starts JULY 11, 2020.


Upcoming 2020 &-2021 200 HR Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training & In-Depth Studies Courses - Registration is now open:

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

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

Starts JUNE 2, 2020. 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. Graduates of this program will learn much that is not taught and lacking in gym and trendy yoga center classes.

Richard Schachtel is Seattle's most experienced yoga teacher trainer. He has taught special classes for those wanting to be trained to teach yoga since 1986.

He has trained yoga teachers not only in Washington State but teachers from around the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia in his immersion yoga teacher trainings help several times each year in Seattle.

Richard is The founder of The Center For Yoga of Seattle (1980) and continues to serve as its Director.

He has trained 23 times in India with BKS Iyengar, author of Light on Yoga and numerous books, and with Geeta Iyengar, author of Yoga: a Gem For Women, most recently in December 2017.

Richard has taught yoga in Seattle since 1975 and has given workshops in Iyengar Yoga throughout the US and has taught Yoga in China, Australia, and India.

We are Proud of our Track Record in Offering These Courses to People in The Seattle Metro Area. Our last Class on Tuesday Mornings started on October 2, 2018 Finished on August 27,2019, within a year. Our Current Thursday Morning Session Started on May 9, 2019 has met 36 consecutive weeks except July 4th. Our 2018 Thursday Daytime teacher training Started February 1 and finished December 20th, also within a year.

The Training is a Great Mix of Practice: learning the theory and practice of Iyengar Yoga with Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy for Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Practice Teaching and More.

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

WHY THIS TRAINING IS SPECIAL?

  • You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • The format of meeting almost every week where you can grow your yoga practice and become more confident in your understanding of what is important to practice and How to practice appropriately. You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose, and poses done with vitality and life!This method is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • You will learn how to use props intelligently which can help to make yoga more accessible
  • You are getting trained by Seattle's Most Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer with over 30 years of training Yoga Teachers
  • Regardless of what style of yoga you choose to teach, training in this Alignment/Precision Method of Yoga will make your teaching much more effective and powerful.This training will give you a basis for a lifetime of beneficial yoga practice and successful teaching.

Limited Enrollment.

Fee $3,450.

$999 Special Rate through Midnight Sunday JUNE 7, 2020 Pacific Standard Time! if Paid in Full Now with 4 Free make-ups at Select Daytime, Evening, and Weekend Teacher Training Classes during the training and for a period of 1-year after the training ends.

$1,199 Special Rate With UNLIMITED MAKE-UP CLASS OPTIONS through Midnight Sunday JUNE 7, 2020 Pacific Standard Time! if Paid in Full Now. Make-ups are at other Select Daytime, Evening, and Weekend Teacher Training Classes during the training and for a period of 1-year after the training ends. EXPIRES SUNDAY NIGHT

ONLY 4 SPACES AT THESE RATES.

There is also a Payment Plan Option where you are able to take the $3,450 course for $1998. This consists of 12 Monthly Payments of $166.50. This option is available to JUNE 7, and the tab to sign up is below.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE TRAINING FOR $999 WITH A SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNT WHEN PAID IN FULL WITH 4 FREE MAKE-UPS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE TRAINING WITH UNLIMITED MAKE-UP OPTIONS FOR $1,199.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT RATE.PLEASE NOTE WE HAD TO POSTPONE THE STARTING DATE TO JULY 14.

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 JUNE 7

*No refunds. No cancellations





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

200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Wednesday Evenings. Starts JULY 15, 2020.

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

This training is limited to only 25 students and we have students in our 2 current Evening Teacher Training Courses attending from Bellevue, Sammamish, and eastern suburbs, Tacoma, Everett, Lynnwood, & Whidbey Island, as well as Seattle. We have over 140 recent graduates of this 200 hour course! Please Register Now to Secure your spot in the training.THE COURSE IS STARTING SOON!

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 in September 2018 and finished on August 7, 2019. Last Year's Tuesday Evening Teacher Training began February 6, 2018 and met 45 consecutive weeks and finished on December 11,2018! We have a current Tuesday Evening Training Which started in May of this year and has met 28 Consecutive Weeks and is scheduled to finish early by April 2020.

Alignment Yoga Teacher Training in the tradition of BKS Iyengar

$999 SPECIAL RATE THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020 AT MIDNIGHT Pacific Standard Time $3,450 Regular Fee! This Option includes 4 Free Make-ups During The Training And For a 1-Year Period After The Training Ends at Select Other Evening, Weekend and Daytime Teacher Training Classes There is Also an Unlimited Make-Up Option for $1,199(Recommended for Most People)That Includes Unlimited Make-Ups During The Training And For a 1-Year Period After The Training Ends at Select Other Evening, Weekend and Daytime Teacher Training Classes.This Also Ends Sunday Night There is also a payment plan option to take the $3,450 course for $1998 by making 12 monthly payments of $166.50.AVAILABLE TO JUNE 7, AT MIDNIGHT. There is a tab below to register using this option.

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

WHY THIS TRAINING IS SPECIAL?:

  • You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • The format of meeting almost every week where you can grow your yoga practice and become more confident in your understanding of what is important to practice and How to practice appropriately. You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose, and poses done with vitality and life! This method is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • You will learn how to use props intelligently which can help to make yoga more accessible
  • You are getting trained by Seattle's Most Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer with over 30 years of training Yoga Teachers
  • Regardless of what style of yoga you choose to teach, training in this Alignment/Precision Method of Yoga will make your teaching much more effective and powerful.This training will give you a basis for a lifetime of beneficial yoga practice and successful teaching.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW PAYING IN FULL FOR LOWEST RATE OF $999 with 4 FREE MAKE-UP CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW PAYING IN FULL FOR THE UNLIMITED MAKE-UP OPTION WITH A SPECIAL RATE OF $1,199

CLICK BELOW TO MAKE 12 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $166.50 USING PAYPAL





CLICK HERE TO SEE THE POSTER FOR THIS TRAINING WITHOUT THE CURRENT SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTED RATE.PLEASE NOTE THE TRAINING STARTS JULY 15 NOT APRIL 8 AS IN THE POSTER. WE HAD TO POSTPONE BECAUSE OF THE CLOSURE.

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 JULY 11, 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 JUNE 7, 2020, of $999! This Option includes 4 free make-ups during the training at appropriate Select Evening Daytime of Weekend Teacher Training Courses during this training and for a period of 1-year after the course ends.

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

Register Now to Secure your Space and to Save a Bundle!

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 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

2021

Saturday January 23, 2021
Saturday February 20, 2021
Saturday March 6, 2021
Saturday March 13, 2021
Saturday March 20, 2021
Saturday March 27, 2021

Saturday & Sunday April, 2021

Saturday May, 2021

Saturday June, 2021

Saturday July 10th, 2021
Saturday July 17, 2021
Saturday July 24, 2021
Saturday July 31, 2021
Plus 6 additional Saturdays

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 THE TRAINING STARTS ON JULY 11 NOT ON APRIL 18

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.WE ARE PLANNING ON HOLDING THIS TRAINING. The Fee For This Training is $3450. We are running a Super Early Special on This Training of Only $999 through Sunday JUNE 7, 2020! We are also offering a Special on this course with 40 Hours Free Make-ups for $1,199! through Sunday Night. These make-ups can be taken over a 12 month period if needed.

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 WTIH 16 HOURS OF FREE MAKE-UPS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE LOWEST RATE PAYING IN FULL NOW WITH 40 HOURS OF FREE MAKE-UPS

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

4 Module Teacher Training "Choose Your Own Dates Option" Start With First Week July 6, 2020 And End By October 2, 2021

This Choose Your Own Dates Option is designed for those who cannot attend all 4 weeks of the 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Courses in succession. These training weeks are offered 2 times in 2020 in JULY, AND SEPTEMBER, and 3 times in 2021, also in MARCH, JULY, AND SEPTEMBER.

Those who Select The Choose Your Own Option can attend the Four, 6-Day Module Trainings over the course of 19 months in the Months that are Best for Your Schedule that we offer the training.

You Choose which dates will work for your schedule from the March, July and September Teacher Trainings in 2020, and 2021, but you must take the 4 courses in the correct sequence.

Module 2 can only be taken after Module 1 has been completed.

Module 3, only after Module 1 and 2.

Module 4 only after Modules 1, 2, & 3.

You can even take 2,3 or even 4 Modules in the same teacher training if this fits your schedule.

This 4-week training allows students to be recognized as a 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher. It is Approved by Yoga Alliance and has had over 140 graduates over the past several years.

We will focus on understanding, practicing and teaching Asana in the great yoga tradition of BKS Iyengar, author of Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

The course also includes Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy For Yoga, Theory and Teaching Methodology, Pranayama, Student Teaching, Ethics of Teaching Yoga and Much More!

The Fee for the Choose Your Own Dates Teacher Training is $3,800. WE ARE RUNNING A SPECIAL ON THIS OPTION FOR THOSE STARTING ON JULY 6TH FOR $1,998.THIS OPTION IS GOOD THROUGH SUNDAY JUNE 7, 2020 AT MIDNIGHT.

Students learn a great deal about yoga practice, yoga theory, and about teaching in this Foundational Teacher Trainings.

Iyengar Yoga is known for it's immaculate attention to detail, with a strong emphasis on precision and alignment.
Its teachers are trained to make yoga accessible to a wide range of students. Millions of students and teachers worldwide have been influenced by this method of yoga.

Richard Schachtel is one of the most experienced yoga teacher trainers in the USA. He has been giving teacher training courses in Seattle since 1986.

Richard founded The Center For Yoga of Seattle in 1980 and continues to serve as its Director. Since 1980 he has traveled 23 times to India to Train with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar at their Institute in Poona, most recently in December 2017.

Richard has been a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 1984. He also earned a Sivananda Yoga Teaching Certificate in 1974.

Richard worked as one of the 60 Plus Assessors for the BKS Iyengar Association of the United Stated to Certify Teachers in Iyengar Yoga for nearly 20 years.

The Daily schedule for the teacher training is as follows:

Mondays 1:15pm-7:45pm * We start at 2pm on the first day of the training*

Tuesdays 2:00pm-10:00pm

Wednesdays 2:00pm-10:00pm

Thursdays 10:00am-7:45pm

Fridays 11:15am-8:00pm

Saturdays 10:45am-7:00pm

Sundays Off

Module 1 can be taken :
July 6-11, 2020
September 8-14, 2020 No class 9/13
March 1-6, 2021

Module 2 can be taken:
July 13-18, 2020
September 14-19, 2020
March 8-13, 2021
July 12-17, 2021
September 13-18, 2021

Module 3 can be taken:
July 20-25, 2020
September 21-26, 2020
March 15-20, 2021
July 19-24, 2021
September 20-25, 2021
Module 4 can be taken:
July 27-August 1, 2020
September 28-October 3, 2020
March 22-27, 2021
July 26-August 31, 2021
September 27-October 2, 2021

Terms and conditions:

No Refunds for canceling.

No credit toward regular classes or retail items for canceling. No exceptions to the above will be made.

Registrations are not transferable to other people.

The daily class schedule may be subject to change.

If any of the 6 Day Modules do not meet, we will offer you another Specific Module, extend the time in which you can take the training so that you can complete the training and graduate, and no refunds will be offered.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW TO START ON JULY 6, 2020

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 $999 through Sunday JUNE 7, 2020 at midnight. 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 JUNE 7, 2020 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.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW AND TO HAVE A SPACE IN THE COURSE!

*Registration fees are Non Refundable

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

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

Starts SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 Meets 10:00am-2:00pm with a lunch break. with Richard Schachtel.

This training is limited in size, and we have students in our current daytime and evening 1 year trainings from Bellevue, Sammamish, and eastern suburbs, Tacoma, Everett, Lynnwood, Whidbey, Bainbridge and Vashon Islands, as well as Seattle. Please Register Now to secure your space in the course.

This 200 Hour Course is Approved By Yoga Alliance. Over 140 students have graduated from these 200 Hour trainings with Richard in recent years.

The training is for those wanting to teach yoga, for those wanting to learn more to develop a personal yoga practice, for those currently teaching who wish to develop their skills in learning the highly acclaimed Iyengar Method of Practice and Teaching.

Richard Schachtel is Seattle's most experienced yoga teacher trainer. He has taught special classes for those wanting to be trained to teach yoga since 1986.

He has trained yoga teachers not only in Washington State but teachers from around the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia in his immersion yoga teacher trainings help several times each year in Seattle.

Richard is The founder of The Center For Yoga of Seattle (1980) and continues to serve as its Director.

He has trained 23 times in India with BKS Iyengar, author of Light on Yoga and numerous books, and with Geeta Iyengar, author of Yoga: a Gem For Women, most recently in December 2017.

Richard has taught yoga in Seattle since 1975 and has given workshops in Iyengar Yoga throughout the US and has taught Yoga in China, Australia, and India.

The Training is a Great Mix of Practice: learning the theory and practice of Iyengar Yoga with Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy for Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Practice Teaching and More.

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

COURSE FEE: $3,450. We have a $999 Special Promotional Rate With 4 Free Make-ups through Midnight Sunday MAY 24,2020 Pacific Standard Time for those that pay in full Now. We have a Special Rate of Only $1,199 with Unlimited Make-ups, Also Good Through Sunday At Midnight. The Make-ups can be taken during the course and for a period of 1-year after the course ends at other appropriate teacher training classes. For those selecting the unlimited make-up option, there is no charge for additional make-ups. For those selecting the 4 free make-up option, after the 4 free make-ups, additional make-ups are $20 for each 2-4 hour class or $30 for each 6 hour make-up class. There is also a payment plan option where you are able to take the $3,450 course for $1998. This consists of 12 monthly payments of $166.50. starting Now. This option is available to MAY 24 and the tab to sign up is below.

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

WHY THIS TRAINING IS SPECIAL?:

  • You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • The format of meeting almost every week where you can grow your yoga practice and become more confident in your understanding of what is important to practice and How to practice appropriately. You are getting training in the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems:Iyengar Style Hatha Yoga. This method emphasizing precision of alignment in every pose, and poses done with vitality and life!This method is miles above the usual fare in modern yoga classes. You will learn the fundamentals of learning to work with a wide variety of yoga students
  • You will learn how to use props intelligently which can help to make yoga more accessible
  • You are getting trained by Seattle's Most Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer with over 30 years of training Yoga Teachers
  • Regardless of what style of yoga you choose to teach, training in this Alignment/Precision Method of Yoga will make your teaching much more effective and powerful.This training will give you a basis for a lifetime of beneficial yoga practice and successful teaching.

*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!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW FOR THE LOWEST RATE AND SAVE WITH UNLIMITED 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.

New 2020 Tuesday Evening Teacher Training & In-depth Studies Course Starts September 15, 2020

200 Hour Program Approved by Yoga Alliance of 45 Tuesday Evenings. Starts September 15, 2020.

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

This training is limited to only 25 students and we have students in our 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

FEE: $3,450. We have a SPECIAL RATE of Only $999 THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 24, 2020 AT MIDNIGHT Pacific Standard Time with 4 make-ups. OR $1,199 with UNLIMITED MAKE-UPS (RECOMMENDED FOR MOST PEOPLE) GOOD TIL SUNDAY NIGHT.

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 SEPTEMBER 2020 AND ENDS NO LATER THAN JUNE 30, 2022. ALL POLICIES ARE STILL THE SAME.


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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