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[Live Streamed] 2020 3-Week Yoga Intensives “The Fundamentals of Practice” Course with Richard Schachtel

Sep 8, 2020

| $170 – $300

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These  3-Week, 12 Session Courses are Live Streamed from Seattle, Washington, Pacific Daylight Time via Zoom Limited to Only 12 Students per intensive!

You will receive Live Feedback on how you are doing and you don’t have to travel to Seattle, or to Seattle’s Ravenna Neighborhood to take the course! We have students from other parts of the US taking these courses, and The Whole Seattle Tacoma Everett Metropolitan Area.

We have Immersions/intensive Yoga Courses at the following times and dates:

Meets Tuesday Thru Friday
September 8th-25th

Meets Tuesday Thru Friday
September 22nd- October 9th

Meets Tuesday Thru Friday
September 29th-October 16th

Meets Monday Thru Thursday
October 5th – 22nd

Meets Tuesday Thru Friday
October 13th – 30th

Meets Tuesday Thru Friday
October 20th-November 6th

Meets Monday Thru Thursday
October 26-November 12

Meets Tuesday Thru Friday
November 3rd-20th Beginners Welcome

Meets Tuesday Thru Friday (Ends on Wednesday)
November 10th-25th Beginners Welcome

We will have Other 5:30am, 7:00am & 4:30pm Online Live Intensives November, and December as well as January 2021.

*We have a special on all of these courses this week.

The regular fee is $300 for each 3-week course.

Each of these courses is on special

For $222 through Sunday night November 8 at midnight pacific standard time except the special on the course starting on November 3 ends on Nov 2.

We also have a special for brand new students of $180 also good through this Sunday night at midnight except for the special on the course starting on November 3 ends on November 2.

You will need to do the following to participate in any of the courses:

  1. Sign up for one of these particular courses in advance here with the yoga center. If you sign up by this Sunday night you will receive a substantial discount.
  2. After signing up here with the yoga center, we will email you, a log-in with a password to take the course well before the course starts. Look to see in your receipt after signing up for the course for log-in information. If it is not there, we will email you the information.
  3. You will need to download the Zoom App. You will need to have a computer with a web camera, or a smart phone.
  4. Be ready 5-10 minutes before 5:30am, 7:00am, 4:30pm or 6:00pm  to start the class (depending on which course you signed up for).
  5. Please have a non skid yoga mat, 3 blankets, and 2 foam or wooden blocks for your use during the class. Have a metal or wooden chair nearby. It is helpful but not required to have a wall behind you.

What is a yoga intensives?

This is a Yoga Intensive, a Progressive 3-Week Course where the same group of students participates 4 days a week to learn how to practice yoga correctly, appropriately, and with energy and enthusiasm.

Students experience the power of almost daily practice, and how progress is made in yoga.

The course is for those brand new to yoga practice,  those with previous yoga experience but not Iyengar Yoga Experience,  and those with experience in Iyengar Yoga.

This type of course, is rare or nonexistent in the Seattle area and most places around the world where most classes are casual drop-ins with new and different students in each class. These drop-in classes rarely advance the student. The pace of those classes is often too fast where you rarely settle into each pose and don’t have enough time to release and stretch fully.

 What is Special about This Intensive Course?

  1. You are learning Iyengar Yoga, an extremely well respected, methodical approach to yoga which makes yoga accessible and lays out many clear paths to real progress.

Iyengar Yoga is often called the Gold Standard of Yoga Systems. It is practiced by over 10 million students worldwide. Time Magazine listed its founder BKS Iyengar as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004.

Iyengar Yoga emphasizes precision of alignment in every yoga pose, and practicing poses in such a way as to create vitality, a life to them. The development of increased awareness and sensitivity for each student is very important.

Iyengar Yoga emphasizes the regular practice of Standing Poses, Inversions, Forward Extensions, Backward Extensions. Twists and Restorative Poses in the practice. The order of how you do a practice is extremely important. this is known as sequencing a class.

Simple props are often used to make poses more stable, more accessible, and often, more accurate.

  1. The teacher, Richard Schachtel is one of the most experienced Yoga Teachers in the Northwest.

He has taught this course for over 25 years and understands what students need to know and practice in order to improve.

Richard has trained 23 times in India with the Iyengar family. He directs the Northwest Largest Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Program.

There is a maturity to Richard’s teaching, coming from many years of personal practice, study and teaching literally 1000’s of students.

  1. The intensive format where the same group of people attends 4 days a week for 3 weeks without any casual drop-in students. This structure helps to create an environment where the classes develop, and students make safe, consistent, real progress.

Terms and conditions:

No Brand New Students will be admitted after the 3rd day of the course. The course fee is not pro-rated for those who start late.

There are no make-ups for missed lessons. You cannot take one of the other online intensives or any other online or in-person course as a make-up. You have to make the effort to take each day’s lesson live.

The course is Non-refundable.

There is no credit or substitution for cancellations.

The course is not transferable to others, or to other programs.

You cannot switch to another course.

All Sales are Final.


About the Teacher: Richard Schachtel

Richard Schachtel


Richard 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 8, 2020
$170 – $300
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Center for Yoga of Seattle
(206) 526-9642
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