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[Live Streamed] Introduction to The Practice of Pranayama -6 Week Session Course with Richard Schachtel

Sep 25, 2020

| $150 – $280

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[Live Streamed] Thanksgiving Weekend Workshops & Fundraiser with Richard Schachtel - The Center For Yoga Of Seattle

This is a 6-Week Course on Pranayama, the Yoga Art of Breath Control, taught Live Online Using Zoom OR 2 Week Immersion

Meets 6 Friday Mornings
September 25-October 30, 2020.

Meets 6 Friday Mornings
Fridays 5:30am-6:45am
October 23-December 4 (no class the day after Thanksgiving).

2 Week immersion
4:30pm-5:30pm Monday thru Thursday
October 26th – November 5th (8 sessions).

Meets 6 Fridays Mornings
Fridays 7:00am-8:30am
November 6th – December 18th( no class the day after Thanksgiving).

In the first part of each session, workshop participants will have a chance to learn and experience several of the most effective restorative poses which draw your mind inward, open your chest and prepare the mind and body for the subtle yet powerful practice of pranayama. These are simple yet profound relaxation poses for your nervous system.

Many of these poses are gentle supported backarches on bolsters or specialized yoga pillows and can be practiced of common blankets. You will need to have 3-5 Good, Firm Blankets at home for this class.

In the second part of each class session, students will learn and experience several beginning pranayama (yoga breathing) exercises. The purpose of the course is to help students understand and help build a pranayama practice.

Pranayama is a part of yoga practice where the breathing is done consciously and deliberately to awaken its potential, to develop our capacity for concentration, to soothe the mind, and to revitalize our energy pools. There are many pranayamas to learn, just as there are many different asanas that we practice.

Few instructors teach pranayama in Seattle, often because they don’t have a regular pranayama practice or they just don’t know enough about this important aspect of yoga.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn some basics from 1 of the Northwest’s most experienced Yoga Teachers. Please sign up early! Space is extremely limited. Class is Online LIve Using Zoom.

4:30pm immersion course fee: $280.
This immersion is on special through Sunday night September 27th for $200.

7:00am course  fee: $210
This course is on special this week for $150
Through midnight Wednesday night November 4th for $150. Save $60!

This course is only offered a few times a year. Please don’t eat for at least 2 hours before the class.

No Make-ups are available
No switching between different classes
No refunds for cancellations.
No credit for canceling or non-attendance
Cannot be used for any other course or program currently or in the future.
Non-transferable to other programs or other people.
All sales final.


About the teacher: Richard Schachtel

Richard SchachtelRichard Schachtel has been training in Iyengar Yoga for over 40 years. 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 2016. 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 100 recent graduates of this program which is offered also on the weekends, and in 4 week immersions. Richard has taught yoga workshops throughout the USA, at several Iyenger Yoga National Conventions, in Australia and India, and taught this spring in China.


Sep 25, 2020
$150 – $280
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Center for Yoga of Seattle
(206) 526-9642
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