“A vocation is: The place where your deep gladness and the hunger of the world meet.” ~ Frederick Buechner
Join our 300-hour Modular 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.
The Strong Yogi: Balancing Strength & Flexibility
with Amanda Ford & Denise Benitez
It’s an exciting time to be practicing and teaching yoga. For decades flexibility, “lengthening” your muscles and training your joints to move into extreme ranges of motion, were typically the focus of yoga asana. This is quickly changing as the studies of exercise science and biomechanics are more readily applied to yoga, moving us toward a more integrated view of asana that recognizes the importance of muscular strength as well as flexibility.
Join us for a lively workshop filled with discussion and practice.
You will learn about the most recent science of stretching and how flexibility is actually in your brain, not your muscle tissues themselves. You will learn why muscular strength is more important than muscular flexibility for protecting your joints against injury. You will learn how the modern world places particular physical demands upon the human body, and how those of us living in this specific time and place can use targeted flexibility and strength training to improve our health and quality of life. You will be encouraged to think critically and creatively about how you can apply modern knowledge of our human structure to the traditional practice of yoga asana. Finally, you will come away with unique and practical strength-building sequences that can be performed on their own or inserted easily into a yoga class sequence.
You will receive a booklet of complete class notes and exercises to deepen your strong yogi practice outside of the workshop.
Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16
12:30-4:15 pm each day
Tuition: $150 for the full weekend
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 $50 deposit.
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. Go to the Events page and register there for the modules of your choice.
2017 Module Overview
Ethical Dilemmas in the Seat of the Teacher – Bianca Raffety
From Transcendence to Therapy: A Natural History of the Body in Yoga – Matthew Remski
Creative Sequencing Strategies – Greta Hill
Strong Yogi – Amanda Ford & Denise Benitez
Sanskrit: Using Sacred Sound to add Richness and Dimension to your Teaching – Claudette Evans
How to Design and Teach an Intro to Yoga Series – Beth Award
Bringing Ayurvedic Principles into the Yoga Class – Ellen Boyle
Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness – Claudette Evans & Nicole Bratt
Embodying the Elements: Movement Patterns for Awakening the Innate Intelligence of the Body – Greta Hill
Applied Psychology for Yoga: Emotional Literacy for Yoga Teachers – Amy Reed & Livia Shapiro
Intro to Nada Yoga, Chanting Mantra, and Leading Kirtan – Claudette Evans
Light the Lamp of Knowledge: The History and Philosophy of Yoga – Amy Reed