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Continuing & Intermediate Iyengar Yoga Weekend Immersions with Richard Schachtel

Feb 13, 2021

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[Live Streamed] Getting Started and Comfortable with Shoulderstand, Plow and Basic Variations - The center for yoga of Seattle

Join us for an Action-Packed Weekend Immersions on Exploring The Path of Practice with Center For Yoga of Seattle Director Richard Schachtel
Feb. 13th, 2021 – Feb. 15th, 2021
10:00am-1:00pm Yoga Asana Practice
4:00pm-6:00pm Hip Opening Poses, Restoratives, Inversions, & Pranayama

The weekend will be based upon The Outstanding and Internationally Acclaimed Yoga System developed by BKS Iyengar and his family in India over the past 80 years, known as Iyengar Yoga.

Having 6-15 hours during the weekend to develop one’s practice is indeed a luxury. It is also very helpful to be guided by an experienced yoga teacher.

You will be practicing and exploring Poses from a wide variety of categories: standing, backward extending, hip-opening, rotational (twisting), forward extending, inverted, and restorative. The afternoon sessions will lead to the seldom taught important practice of pranayama, the yoga art of breath control.

The immersive weekend is for students from all over the world who can take this live workshop compatible with their time zone. Seattle is USA  Pacific Standard Time Zone.

The event is open to all who have some foundation in Iyengar Yoga: know and practice the basic standing poses, have some familiarity in using the basic yoga props, know how to do shoulder stand with blankets. They should also not have major injuries.

You will need to have access to the basic yoga props:
1 non skid yoga mat
3-6 Firm Blankets for Yoga
1-2 Blocks
1-2 Yoga traps

Helpful also to have but not required are:
1-2 bolsters
1 chair for yoga, metal, wood, or plastic. Backless is best but no backless can usually work

The Weekend is for those who want to improve at yoga asana and pranayama practice, and want to learn more about the fine points and refinements that the Iyengar Yoga system is known for.

We expect to have an international group of motivated practitioners for the weekend.


About the instructor: Richard Schachtel

Richard SchachtelRichard Schachtel has studied Iyengar Yoga since 1976.

He is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 1984.

He founded The Center For Yoga of Seattle in 1980.

He has given Yoga Workshops Throughout The USA and has taught at several Iyengar Yoga Conventions.

Richard has taught as a guest instructor in Australia, China, and India. He has trained over 200 students in his Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training Courses.

Richard has a unique background for foreign Iyengar Yoga Teachers(non-India based). He has made 23 yoga study trips since 1980 to Pune India to study directly with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar and Abhijata Iyengar.

Many of his yoga study trips were 2 months of training with the Iyengar Clan and their Senior Students.

He has trained with all of The Iyengar Family stating with BKS Iyengar in 1980. He has taken intensives with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar in India. He participated in the 2014 and 2015 Yoganusasanam, and the events beginning the Centenary of BKS Iyengar in 2017 also in India.

He has trained with BKS, Geeta and Abhijata in the USA many times.

Richard assisted BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar when he was in Pune in Medical Yoga Classes for over 20 years.

Richard teaches all levels of students and loves to teach intensive yoga courses.


Feb 13, 2021
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Center for Yoga of Seattle
(206) 526-9642


Center for Yoga of Seattle
2261 NE 65th St.
Seattle, 98115 United States
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