Do you find yourself fascinated by the world of the old ancient practice, and feel like this is the right time for you to find out more about it? Taking a Yoga teacher trainings is choosing to go on a journey to discover how to bring peace into your life, boost your confidence, and learn how to listen and understand your body. It also gives you the chance to learn about the philosophy and practice of yoga, while becoming a part of an amazing community, and gathering the skills that will allow you to share the blessings of yoga with others.
To help you find the right program for you, we have compiled a list of the best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings led by the most notorious and experienced yoga teachers in the Seattle yoga Area from our yoga event calendar.
These events may have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis – please double check with the organizer to make sure they are still happening.
About this Teacher Training: Led by 4 experienced yoga teacher and teacher trainers – Denise Benitez, Beth Award, Ellen Boyle, and Nathaniel Amos, this teacher training is a 12-month course of study consisting of one weekend per month, January – December 2020. This program will help you establish and develop a yoga practice while refining your understanding of alignment principles, yoga philosophy, anatomy, asana, pranayama and meditation techniques.
Start Date: 1/3/2020
Lead Teachers: Denise Benitez, Beth Award, Ellen Boyle, and Nathaniel Amos
About this Teacher Training: This yoga teacher training is a comprehensive study of yoga and personal inquiry. It is designed to expand your knowledge of yoga and grow your personal practice. For the student with the desire to delve deeper into the eight limbs of yoga or the practitioner who would like to share their love of the practice with others.
This 10-weekend course will consist of 188 hours of classroom lectures and practices, supplemental practices, home practices, personal inquiries, reading assignments and homework, for a total of 240 hours.
Start Date: 1/17/2020
Lead Teachers: Kathleen Sheets & Rebekah Gilbertcher
About this Teacher Training: Instructors Erin Widman and Molly Allison weave their combined knowledge to bring you this unique Yoga Teacher Training. An advanced Yoga Instructor and Medical Practioner combine their six decades of knowledge to bring functional movement and fascial anatomy to the realm of art and science of yoga
✔ Alignment based yoga
✔ Fascia based yoga
✔ Learn through functional movement
✔ Chronic pain relief & management
Created for health practitioners, yoga instructors and those looking to deepen their intimate knowledge of movement based healing.
One Easy Segment Per Month: Learn at your pace in one easy block of days each month.
Flexible Payment Plans: Pay all at once, monthly or on a per class basis.
RYT Credits Available: Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training certification credits available.
Start Date: 1/23/2020
Lead Teachers: Molly Allison & Erin Widman
About this Teacher Training: It is as simple as that. When you know you will be responsible for sharing something with another human being – you automatically take it to heart in a different way. Whether you take the training for personal development or with the intention to begin teaching yoga Devoted Yogi encourages their trainees to begin to SEE through the eyes of a teacher. The PATH of Teaching is a PATH of integration: making something a living wisdom which can then be shared and passed on.
Passing on the living wisdom of yoga is the purpose of the 200 hr devoted yogi teacher training. Giving you the tools to teach/practice vibrantly, progressively and with confidence is the faculty’s commitment to you. They are dedicated to bringing you the finest Art, Science and Tradition Yoga has to offer. The Parampara (teacher to student unbroken lineage) is something the instructors of this program are deeply devoted to and take quite seriously here at their Island Yoga Shala (school).
Start Date: 1/31/2020
Lead Teacher: Jenna Mcdonald
About this Teacher Training: This training is for those wanting to teach yoga, for those wanting to learn more to develop a personal yoga practice, for those currently teaching who wish to develop their skills in learning the highly acclaimed Iyengar Method of Practice and Teaching.
The Training is a Great Mix of Practice: learning the theory and practice of Iyengar Yoga with Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy for Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Practice Teaching and More.
Start Date: Multiple Dates Available
Lead Teacher: Richard Schachtel
About this Teacher Training: This program is a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training starting in February 2020. Offered in a convenient monthly format over 10 months, it will be held in Seattle at the beautiful Phinney Ridge Yoga Studio. Generally, it meets once per month on Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and there will be some other elective courses to choose from to fit your particular interests.
Start Date: 2/5/2020
Lead Teachers: Christy Fisher & Julie Hsu
About this Teacher Training: Yogachelan’s next Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) begins March 20, 2020. It is once a month over eight months. Located in beautiful Lake Chelan.
Are you ready to take the next step in your yoga education? Whether you want to teach or deepen your yogic understanding. Present yourself with the opportunity to change your perspective of yoga and yourself.
YTT will enhance your practice of asana from an understanding of anatomy and physiology; subtle energy; philosophy; yoga history; pranayama; inclusivity; the business of yoga; exploration of you, your true self without boundaries. You will build confidence, find your yoga voice, and be ready and prepared to teach.
Lynda …”Those of you who know my background and have taken classes from me know that I am very passionate about yoga and how it can benefit the quality of our lives. As you embark on this yoga teacher training it is about giving you the best training and understanding of this lifestyle of Yoga. We have developed the curriculum from our experience and training over the years and those topics we felt were good and those we felt were lacking. Yoga teachers we have talked to are saying they would like a deeper understanding and application of anatomy. With that in mind, we have made this a main focus so that you are well prepared.”
Start Date: 3/20/2020
Lead Teacher: Lynda Kennedy
About this Teacher Training: Global Vinyasa provides a 200-hour training program that fulfils the Yoga Alliance standards. Students who complete trainings with Global Vinyasa are equipped to lead a safe and successful yoga practice with confidence, and are eligible to register as an RYT 200. This is more than simply a program to gain a teaching certification – this is a program that will push boundaries and encourage you to evolve. Designed to ground and enhance your practice while learning how to safely and effectively guide others in theirs.
Global Vinyasa feels that it may be time for a change in the ideals and values of the “Yoga Industry” that we see today. The organizers of this program strive to shape the direction of what yoga may become tomorrow, and to preserve the sanctity of the origins of this ancient practice.
Start Date: 3/30/2020 & 11/30/2020
Lead Teacher: Candace Welch
About this Teacher Training: Deepen your yoga practice by becoming a certified yoga instructor and get certified to share your love of yoga with others in this rewarding intensive yoga teacher training program.
During this 200-hour program, you’ll learn the following:
✓ Fundamentals of Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga
✓ How to structure a class
✓ Use of props
✓ Movement dynamics
✓ Proper modifications
✓ Meditation techniques
✓ Effective cueing
✓ Anatomy and physiology
✓ Yoga philosophy
✓ Nutritional concepts
Start Date: 4/6/2020
Lead Teacher: Dee Williams
About this Teacher Training: The 8 Limbs Summer Intensive Teacher Training was designed for students, schoolteachers, and others with a flexible schedule and/or an interest in full immersion into yoga. This training is limited to 15 participants, allowing for a more intimate and individual experience. It runs from late June to end of July every year.
Start Date: 6/29/2020
Lead Teachers: Jonna Bracken, Douglas Ridings, and others
About this Teacher Training: This 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is designed to empower you to become a strong, confident, and successful yoga teacher. You’ll master fundamentals of teaching yoga, enrich your personal yoga practice, and understand the practical applications of philosophy anatomy, yoga sequencing, and so much more.
In addition, you’ll get lifelong membership in our 200-hour yoga teacher training. We’re not kidding! This means that you’ll be able to return a year or two or even five years later to take parts of the teacher training for free.
Start Date: 9/12/2020
Lead Teacher: Arundhati Baitmangalkar
About this Teacher Training: This training will teach you the foundations and history of yoga, anatomy, mindfulness, meditation and how to teach beginners to advanced — not just what is “required” for a quick teaching certificate. You will learn the art of mindful self-awareness, and meditation, the history of yoga and be well rounded in classical yogic texts. You will dive into anatomy, nutrition, self-care including making time for your own practice. Students will discusswith the instructors their different learning styles, different teaching styles, hands on assisting, the business of yoga and more. You will study sequencing and safe and healthy choreography of asanas. You will learn the art of mediation, it’s historical roots and how it developed into a modern mindfulness practice. Your trainers will artfully overlay ancient yoga teachings and embed them into modern science.
Start Date: 9/18/2020
Lead Teacher: Dora Gyarmati
About this Teacher Training: The 8 Limbs Modular Training is made up of ten-weekend immersions from October through April, with reading and writing assignments to supplement and specialize class hours. This training option offers the opportunity to spread your time commitment and studies over the course of 7 months. This training is a great fit for both the aspiring teacher and the dedicated practitioner ready to learn more. Completion of the 10 weekends in this Modular Training are required for those seeking 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Certification.
Whatever level of commitment you choose, the Modular Training offers excellent opportunities to deepen your yogic knowledge and self-study in a supportive community!
Start Date: 10/9/2020
Lead Teachers: Anne Phyfe Palmer, Melina Meza, and others.
About this Teacher Training: Sendatsu means leader or guide in Japanese, and Sendatsu Evolution refers to your transformation from being a bystander to your life to becoming the leader of your life. Sendatsu Evolution is a Yoga Alliance Registered 200 hour multidisciplinary yoga teacher training that empowers you to facilitate change in your life and to inspire others to do the same.
The life cycle of a leader is a four step process: Initiation, Cultivation, Maturation and Separation. Self-study is the thread that weaves each step together.
The process begins with your initiation to the program and the lifestyle of svadhyaya, or self-study, in order to tap into your innate potential and expand beyond prior self-limiting thoughts and actions. Initiation creates the foundation for cultivation of new information and tools that are rooted in the Yoga Sutras, 8 Limbs of Yoga, Anatomy & Physiology, The Chakras, Ayurveda and Ethics. Your maturation involves putting tools into practice, creating and composing your own classes that honor your authentic voice and message. Finally, your separation includes a graduation ceremony and redefinition of the leader you’ve become throughout the training.
Start Date: 10/12/2020
Lead Teacher: Leah Zaccaria
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