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Seattle Yoga Arts 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Jan 9, 2015

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Seattle Yoga Arts 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
One Weekend a Month, January 9, 2015 – December 6, 2015
1540 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA   98122     206.440.3191

 Weekend format that is accessible and open to those who work full-time, have children or wish to immerse in yoga studies while still having a life! Everyone is welcome who wants to learn; no physical prerequisites. Each weekend includes lecture, practice and discussion. You spend the year with a cohort of peers, which develops community and trust.

Here’s an inspiring fact: for almost all the applicants to our teacher training, the impulse to take the seat of the teacher arises from a heartfelt desire to offer the benefits of yoga to others. Being a yoga teacher is an honor, and a never-ending process of growth and service, whether you are teaching one person or one-hundred. We have seen, again and again, that yoga changes lives, and we know that being part of that evolution is a privilege.

Our full spectrum teacher training will support you in establishing daily life practices that sustain and nourish a yogic lifestyle. We will guide you in accessing your own creativity and brilliance, support you in establishing a meditation practice, and offer you tools to become the best yoga teacher you can be. We will also take you on a great tour of the yoga tradition, its philosophy, great insights, and texts. All our core faculty were trained in Anusara yoga, and understand that method fully, while also honoring and sourcing the best from other methods of yoga, and the fields of physical therapy, kinesiology, psychology, therapeutics, etc. The stream of Tantric philosophy is included in our curriculum, a topic you won’t find in most teacher trainings.

Two of our core faculty (Denise Benitez and Bianca Raffety) are currently earning their Graduate Degrees in Psychology, and they have a love for translating the sometimes arcane texts of yoga into usable, practical guidance for the modern yogi.

We’ve trained some of the most beloved teachers in the Northwest and beyond. Seattle Yoga Arts has been known as a studio of excellence since it opened in 1993. Our core faculty are among some of the most respected teachers in the Northwest. We’ve had the time and experience to refine our Teacher Training program; we’ve weeded out what isn’t beneficial, and continually refine our teaching techniques to creatively enhance your learning.

You become an excellent teacher when you bring head and heart, intelligence and passion, together into your own individual form of teaching. We have found that all potential yoga teachers are imaginative, dynamic and brave. Often it is a process of believing that about yourself, and having it confirmed by your peers and your teachers. We provide a steady and safe container for your expansion into this recognition of your own worth and talents.

You will leave this training prepared and inspired to teach effective, uplifting yoga to a wide range of body types and abilities, and with a strengthened sense of self-confidence and self-worth.

Core Faculty: Denise Benitez, Elizabeth Rainey, Bianca Raffety, Amy Reed, Beth Award, all experienced teachers and teacher trainers

Adjunct Faculty: Kathleen Pape on the Psychology of the Classroom, Meg Agnew on Meditation and Mindfulness, Michael Jacobus on Anatomy, Guest Teacher on Ayurveda and more.


What Graduates Say About This Program:

*”I chose this program because I always found the teachers who graduated from it to be the most professional and well-educated in all facets of yoga, not just asana. I wanted the best education possible when I decided to deepen my study of yoga, and I was not disappointed with this training. SYA runs a highly respectable, professional, thoughtful training. Denise and her teachers are truly talented.”  AM (2013 grad)

 *”Denise Benitez and the SYA teaching staff are a valuable community asset. Their integrity and passion for yoga as a physical practice and as a guiding principle for sincere and full living is apparent in the way they each show up as individuals.”  AK (2013 grad)

 *”I can’t say enough about the quality of this education: wonderfully experienced faculty committed to safety, inquiry and meditation, and the creation of a space for the development of the hearts of the teacher trainees. Appropriate for those already teaching, those who want to teach, and those who want to deepen their study of yoga.”  EH (2014 grad)

Dates and Times:

 The program consists of twelve weekends of 15 hours each, beginning in January 2015 and ending in December 2015. There are study group gatherings and homework outside of class time. Plan on about two to five hours of outside class work a month.

Weekend dates for 2015 are:

  • January 9-11, February 6-8, March 6-8, April 3-5, May 8-10, June 12-14, July 10-12, August 7-9, September 11-13, October 9-11, November 6-8, December 4-6.

Hours of each weekend are: (Days include breaks for walks and food!)

  • Fridays – 1:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Saturdays – 12:45 to 6:45 pm
  • Sundays – 1:00 to 4:00 pm


Registration and Tuition:  Register here

$200 non-refundable application fee. Total program is $3300 and the application fee is rolled into full payment. Payment can be made in full, or $290/weekend. You can expect to spend about $100 on books.

This year-long training will earn you certification through Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour level.

Curriculum: Find out more about the curriculum.



Jan 9, 2015
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Seattle Yoga Arts
(206) 440.3191


Seattle Yoga Arts
1540 15th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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