“A vocation is: The place where your deep gladness and the hunger of the world meet.”  ~ Frederick Buechner

Join our modular 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training anytime!

  • Earn your 300 hours through stand-alone modules that you take as you like.
  • Work toward 500-hour RYT certification through Yoga Alliance or take modules independently for your own education and nourishment.
  • Begin the program when it works for you.
  • Learn on your own timeline: study what you want to study, when you want to study it.
  • Study with experts in their fields.
  • Take up to four years to earn your 300 hours.
  • Some classes are open to everyone; other classes open only to teachers, teachers in training, and teacher wannabes.
  • Receive discounted classes at SYA during the first year of your training. You'll pay only $10 per class.
  • Let us know what you’d like to learn; we’ll create a module around it!

Why study with us?

Seattle Yoga Arts is renowned as a studio of depth and excellence in teaching and our core faculty are among the most respected teachers in the Northwest. Since we began our Teacher Training program in 1998, we have trained some of the most beloved teachers in Seattle and beyond. We have had the time and experience to refine our program and we continually refresh our training with current and vital concepts that enhance your potency as a yogi and as a teacher.

Our core faculty members were trained in Anusara yoga and understand that method deeply. We also honor and source the best from the fields of physical therapy, kinesiology, therapeutics, etc. We have a commitment to including the stream of Tantric teaching in our philosophy, while also continually revisiting the root texts of the yoga tradition.

We believe that being a yoga teacher is an honor, a privilege and a never-ending path of growth and service. We have seen over and over that yoga changes lives and know that being part of that evolution is sacred.

Lead Faculty: Denise BenitezClaudette Evans, Ellen BoyleAmy (Reed) Aarabi, Bianca Raffety

Upcoming Modules


Friday, July 20, 6:00-8:00p
Saturday, July 21, 1:00-6:00p
Sunday, July 22, 1:00-4:00p

Hours: 10.0
Includes 2.0 hours of integrated Practicum

Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

with Peter Lynch, E-RYT 200, YACEP

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimers. The most important thing a person with PD can do to combat its progression is to move their body! 

This workshop will teach you how to provide the benefits of yoga to people living with PD. We'll learn about the causes, symptoms and variety of issues faced by people with PD and other movement disorders, and how you can support them with an array of effective yoga practices. 

The composition of symptoms in each person with PD is highly individual. We will learn techniques to meet our students where they are and still provide challenging, safe and life-affirming yoga. Mindful practices of breathing, body awareness, strength, flexibility, mental focus and self-compassion are key tools to provide folks living with these kinds of disorders.

In 10 hours of lecture, demonstration, discussion and practice you will:

  • Learn how to set up a safe space for people with a movement disorder, what movements and poses are most potent, and techniques to engage students with cognitive issues
  • Get the chance to design yoga sequences for all levels of students with PD, plus hands on practice teaching students with PD
  • Explore diverse techniques to adapt and modify a class so that everybody can get the chance to experience what we all know as teachers—that yoga is for every body!
  • Learn how these techniques can apply to folks with stroke, MS, and other movement disorders 

$200 Early bird pricing through July 15
$225 Full price July 16 & after


Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the workshop start; after which, no refunds are given.

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Friday, Oct 12, 1:30-7:30p
Saturday, Oct 13, 1:30-8:00p
Sunday, Oct 14, 11:00am-4:00p

Hours: 17.5*
Includes 6.0 hours of integrated Practicum

*This training includes an opportunity to add on a 3.0 hour mentorship with Nicole Bratt. Full details below on the right. Please note that the mentorship requires a separate registration.

Restorative Yoga: Advanced Techniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness

with Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans

“Restorative poses can be adapted to the student instead of the student trying to fit [themselves] into the shape and demands of an active yoga pose. Restorative yoga is about opening, not stretching. No matter what condition you are in, it is virtually always possible to find a position of ease that supports you in consciously letting go and resting.” ~Judith Hanson Lasater

Enrich your skill with teaching the art of deep relaxation, Restorative yoga, during this advanced experiential training. The weekend is designed for yoga teachers who have taken a Restorative Yoga teacher training in the past, been teaching Restorative yoga for at least 6 months, or students who’ve had a regular Restorative yoga practice for at least a year.

During these three days, you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the biological and psychological benefits of Restorative yoga
  • Refine your understanding of how intentional sequencing can meet a desired goal or outcome for your students
  • Hone your proficiency with theming for a Restorative class
  • Learn advanced Restorative postures and how to provide options to meet individual needs
  • Practice teach what you’ve learned with feedback
  • Expand your existing hands-on repertoire for assisting students in these poses

$395 Early bird pricing through Sept 30
$465 Full price October 1 & after


Restorative Yoga Mentorship

with Nicole Bratt

This add-on mentorship opportunity is designed as an accompaniment to Claudette & Nicole's 300-hour Teacher Training module, Restorative Yoga: Advanced Teachniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness. The mentorship includes one (1) 75-minute Restorative yoga class observation, one (1) 75-minute Restorative class assistantship, and a one-hour in-person meeting with Nicole Bratt, E-RYT 200/RYT 500, YACEP, Relax & Renew certified.

  • You will schedule your mentorship sessions with Nicole; she will contact you directly. You must be available Sunday evenings for the observation and assistantship sessions; we're sorry, no exceptions.
  • Upon completion, you'll earn you 3.0 additional Contact Hours.
  • Mentorship must be completed by January 31, 2019.

Capacity is limited to 6 mentees.

Tuition: $90

Please note: Only students who have take a prior Restorative yoga teacher training with Nicole are eligible for this mentorship.


Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the workshop start; after which, no refunds are given.

300-hour Teacher Training Overview


Two Ways to Join:

1.  Working toward certification through Yoga Alliance?  

Fill out & send us the application form, along with a $100 deposit. ($50 of this application fee goes towards your first 300-hour TT module.)

Mail to: Seattle Yoga Arts, 1540 15th Ave, Seattle WA 98122, or email us the application at nicole@seattleyogaarts.com and call the studio at 206-440-3191 to pay the application fee by credit card. 

For more information, download a detailed breakdown of requirements for certification through Yoga Alliance. Upon registering you will receive tools with which to track your hours.

2.  Just taking classes for your own education? 

No need to send in an application. Simply register online for the modules of your choice.



2018 Year-Long Course

January through December (Two meetings per month)
Living Yoga: A Year of Deepening & Awakening – Ellen Boyle

2018 Module Overview

January 20
Complex Relationships: Ethical Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher – Bianca Raffety

February 10-11
Applied Psychology for Yoga: Emotional Literacy for Yoga Teachers – Amy Reed & Livia Shapiro

March 9-11
Trauma Informed Yoga: Teaching to Create Space for Healing and Growth – Bianca Raffety

April 22
How to Design and Teach an Intro to Yoga Series – Beth Award

May 11-13
Teaching Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Students – Jaime Waliczek

June 23-24
Weaving the Subtle Body into Yoga Class: An Immersion into the Koshas and the Chakras(with Integrated Practicum) – Ellen Boyle

July 21
Yoga for Parkinson's with Applications for Other Movement Disorders (with Integrated Practicum) – Peter Lynch

September 22
How to Speak Somatically: The Neurobiologically-Informed Classroom – Denise Benitez

October 12-14
Restorative Yoga: Advanced Techniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness (with Integrated Practicum) with Restorative Yoga Mentorship option – Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans

November 10-11
Breath Intelligence for Strength & Ease – Susan Grote

December 7-9
The Art of Sequencing & Practicum – Alia Swersky