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One Year Weekend Only 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Iyengar Style with Richard Schachtel

Apr 11, 2015

| $999

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Register now for a unique 1 Year 200 Hour Weekend Only Yoga Teacher Training featuring the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems: Iyengar Yoga. The course meets mostly on Saturdays from 1-7 with a few Sundays 1-7pm so that participants from around Western Washington can attend.

This $2,900 course is currently available on Special for $999 for a limited time. The training is limited to only 35 people and early registration is advised.

This training will be given by Richard Schachtel a 30 plus year Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Founder & Director of The Center For Yoga of Seattle in Ravenna. Richard has been giving Teacher Training Courses in Seattle since 1986, and has trained many successful yoga teachers throughout the Northwest and the US. He has trained 20 times in India with BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar at their institute in Poona, most recently in 2014.

Iyengar Yoga is known for it’s exacting focus on alignment, its ability to make yoga accessible to a wide range of student populations(of ages, body types, physical conditions, injuries,and more), it’s development of whole body strength as well as flexibility, it’s wide range of practices from dynamic practice sessions, to restorative yoga, to yoga therapeutics, as well as for the high quality of its teachers.

Iyengar Yoga is not a fixed sequence where you do the same practice every class. The room is not excessively heated. A full range of yoga poses are practiced including inversions. Iyengar Yoga often uses props which greatly increases one’s ability to practice with greater integrity and precision.

BKS Iyengar is the author of many books, including “Light on Yoga” “,Light on Pranayama”, & “Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.”

Some of the areas of focus of the training will include:

  • Developing a personal yoga practice. This is hugely important*
  • Iyengar Yoga Teaching Methodology: Learning The Arts of Demonstration, Instruction, Observation and Correction.
  • Sequencing practices, classes and courses.
  • Learning how to deal with common problems in the yoga class: helping those with back, knee, neck,& shoulder problems, hamstring injuries, and more.
  • Anatomy for Yoga.
  • This Course has a strong focus on the Philosophy of Yoga, its History and Development and its origins.
  • Ethics of teaching Yoga.
  • Yoga for Women.
  • Restorative Yoga. Restorative Yoga actually originated from Iyengar Yoga which most people are not aware of.
  • Pranayama, or The Yogic Art of Breathing. In Iyengar Yoga we teach pranayama in a systematic way starting from a supported reclined position later adding seated practice.

What is Unique about This Training? The unique aspect of this course is that you are receiving training in one of the most effective and intelligent yoga systems available: Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar Yoga is for all ages, body types, and all fitness levels.
Richard is The Seattle Area’s Only Authorized Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trainer and this is the only Authorized Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in this area. Know the difference!

The training is for those wanting to develop and deepen their personal yoga practice, for those wanting to teach, for those currently teaching who would like to enhance their training and skills , as well as for those who are keen to learn more of highly influential Iyengar method of yoga.

Graduates will not be certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers but will be able to be Yoga Alliance RYT-200’s. They may then enroll in one of Richard’s 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training where those with a 200 hour certificate from any school can work toward earning a 500 hour certificate.

This 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved training is excellent preparation and training for those interested in working toward obtaining eventual certification in Iyengar Yoga.

Iyengar Yoga is one of the world’s most respected and recognized yoga traditions. You do not have to be an advanced practitioner to be in this training, nor to have background in Iyengar Yoga.

All are welcome who wish to learn more, to develop a personal yoga practice, and have a desire to improve themselves. You do not need to have a current desire to teach yoga to enroll. The training is extremely valuable in helping students understand how to practice appropriately for themselves. You do not have to have a super bendy body type to enroll. The teacher is mature and has taught yoga for over 40 years and makes the training applicable to a wide range of students, ages, and body types.

There are free make-up opportunities for a 1 year period after the end of the training , as well as make-up opportunities on Tuesday Nights 6-10pm through January 2016 during the training.


Apr 11, 2015
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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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