Are you considering becoming a certified yoga teacher this year? There are a lot of options for you to choose from as more and more Seattle yoga studios started offering yoga teacher trainings over the last few years. Before picking one, make sure to review these yoga teacher training tips from 11 local yoga teachers & studio owners as well as this advice from Tracy Weber to pick the right one for you. To help you with your decision process, here are some Seattle yoga teacher training picks from our yoga event calendar:

200h Yoga Teacher trainings in Seattle

Pick #1: Center for Yoga of Seattle with Richard Schachtel


Richard Schachtel is leading multiple Iyengar yoga teacher trainings this year at the Center for Yoga of Seattle. You can get your teacher training certification within a month with one of the 4 week programs starting either on May 26th, July 6th or September 8th 2015. There is also an opportunity to do it over the course of the year with this training option which meets once a week on Wednesday evenings starting September 2nd 2015.

Pick #2: Spira Power Yoga in West Seattle with Dora Gyarmati


Dora Gyarmati is leading a Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program starting on September 18th which lasts 8 months meeting one and occasionally two weekends per month at the Spira Power Yoga studio in West Seattle.

Pick #3: Shakti Yoga in Ballard with Lisa Black

200 hour yoga teacher training at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga

This Baptiste yoga teacher training starts on September 11th 2015, it is 4 months long and it meets on weekends at the Shakti studio in Ballard.

Pick #4: Purna yoga teacher training in Bellevue at Alive & Shine Center


This yoga teacher training takes place at the Alive & Shine Center in the Eastside over the course of 26 days starting June 19th 2015. This is a Iyengar style yoga teacher training led by Mirabelle Amour, Brad Waites and Marchella Yokoyama.

Pick #5:  Be Luminous teacher training in Downtown Seattle


This program starts on January 21st 2016 at the Be Luminous yoga studio in South lake Union. The program is 4 months long and meets over the course of 5 extended weekends which include a Thursday night session and 3 full days Friday through Sunday.

500h yoga teacher trainings in Seattle

 Pick #6: RYT500 in Capitol Hill at 8 limbs yoga

This is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year at 8 limbs yoga allowing you to take your RYT200 certification to a RYT500. You can start any time during the year. This teacher training is led by Melina Meza, Anne Phyfe Palmer, Jenny Hayo & Chiara Guerrieri.

Pick #7: RYT500 at Seattle Yoga Arts in Capitol Hill

This is a modular teacher training that allows you to take up to 3 years to complete your additional 300 hours to become RYT500 Yoga Alliance certified. You can start it at any time and pay for each module as you go. The training takes place at the Seattle Yoga Arts studio in Capitol Hill.

Pick #8: RYT500 at Be Luminous Yoga in Downtown Seattle

This is a flexible yoga teacher training program which you can complete in one to three years, it includes both modules at the studio in Be Luminous Yoga in South Lake Union and retreat time at the North Cascades Institute and in Bainbridge Island.

Pick #9: RYT500 program at the Center for Yoga of Seattle in Ravenna

This RYT500 teacher training is led by Richard Schachtel starting August 10th 2015 at the Center for Yoga of Seattle in Ravenna. This program provides a couple of options in terms of schedule depending on your preference.

Other types of yoga teacher training

Pick #10: Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Teacher Certification in Seattle

This is a 3 day program which takes place in South Lake Union the weekend of June 12th 2015. This teacher training program is led by Melissa Longfellow and Jenn Perell.

Pick #11: Flow Cycle teacher training at Live Love Flow


This is a weekend training at Live Love Flow which is located close to Seattle University. This teacher training program is focused on cycling and is led by Dawn Hood. The Live Love Flow studio offers regular classes that combine cycling and yoga.

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