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Our New Weekend Only Yoga Teacher Training Approved by Yoga Alliance starts soon on June 1, 2019 given by Richard Schachtel, Director, The Center For Yoga of Seattle. The course meets over a 14 month period mostly on Saturdays 1-7pm with a few Sundays as well.

The unique features of this teacher training are:

-The training is based upon Iyengar Yoga and is one of the only trainings in the state with this focus. Iyengar Yoga emphasizes creating good alignment in every pose, with poses practiced full of life and energy, learn to make  yoga accessible to all populations,  the use of props at times with greatly expand the options for practice, and smart sequencing. It is considered the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems. Richard has studied Iyengar Yoga for over 43 years in India and in the US.

-The course is given by Seattle’s Most Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer who has been training teachers since 1986. Over 125 students have completed the course in recent years and are approved by Yoga Alliance. Richard has taught throughout the US, and in Australia, China, and India.

-Make-ups are available at Richard’s other 200 hour teacher trainings on Weekday Evenings, Weekday Mornings, and for a period after this training ends on Saturdays.

-The training is open to all except for those with  serious injuries who need to take slower/gentle yoga classes or private lessons.

-The course is for those wanting to teach and for those wanting to develop an intelligent personal yoga practice.

-Iyengar Yoga has been one of the most influential methods of yoga worldwide for the past 50 years.

-The course includes student teaching, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy, Methodology, the History and Development of yoga and more.

-Richard Schachtel has taught yoga in Seattle for over 40 years and is the Founder and Director of the Center For Yoga of Seattle in Ravenna. He is one of the Northwest’s most experienced yoga teachers.


Date: Jun 01st, 2019 – Aug 01st, 2020
From: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost: $999-$3,450


About the instructor:  Richard Schachtel

Richard Schachtel

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.
Richard Schachtel has been training in Iyengar Yoga for over 40 years which emphasis developing a practice with a high degree of precision of alignment. He founded The Center For Yoga in 1980 and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and an authorized Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trainer. He has made 22 yoga study trips to India to personally train with the Iyengar Family most recently in December 2017. Richard is the Seattle Area’s most Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Richard has been training teachers in Seattle since 1986 and has influenced several generations of yoga teachers. There are over 125 recent graduates of this program which is offered also on the weekends, and in 4 week immersions.

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.

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