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[Canceled] Getting Started with Inverted Poses: Yoga’s Hidden Treasure Poses with Richard Schachtel

Jan 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

| $40 – $60

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Getting Started with Inverted Poses: Yoga's Hidden Treasure Poses with Richard Schachtel - Center for yoga of Seattle

Saturday January 2nd, 2021 @4:00pm-6:00pm
Fees and Early Special is below

In Iyengar Yoga standing poses are the gateway to the practice for beginning students. Inversions such as Shoulderstand are introduced as restorative poses which help students recover from the vigorous aspects of the practice.

Shoulderstand helps improve overall circulations and energy flow and also helps ward off many common respiratory illnesses. It is also good for making the digestive system work better.

For more experienced students, the inverted poses, particularly shoulderstand and headbalance become the most important part of the practice.

Regrettably many students take yoga for years without their teachers instructing them in inverted poses and they miss the heart of the practice!

This workshop is open to all who would like to learn the basics of these poses and to receive feedback necessary to improve.

We will focus on shoulderstand and headbalance but may include some time working on full arm balance commonly known as handstand.

The regular practice of this category of poses has many benefits including increased energy, alertness, improved memory, better circulation, a strong and flexible back, deep relaxation (shoulderstand and variations), and much more.

Time permitting we will conclude with practicing seated forward extensions which are considered cooling poses.

Date & Time: Saturday January 2nd, 2021 @4:00pm-6:00pm

Fee: $60.  $40 by Sunday, November 29th, 2020.


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 Thoughout 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.


Jan 2, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$40 – $60
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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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