“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 three 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.
Creative Sequencing Strategies for Yoga Teachers
With Greta Hill
Sequencing is one of the skills that can really distinguish “just another yoga class” from a totally transformational yoga experience! Sequencing is the arrangement of asana within a yoga class that holds the understanding of the body’s intelligence, as well as key movement patterns and a strategy for making intelligent progression over time.
Vinyasa Krama is the art of placing things in a “special way with purpose.” This workshop will deepen your understanding of Vinyasa Krama while providing teachers and serious practitioners of yoga a clear map towards intelligent, progressive and creative sequencing. You will learn at least 4 distinct pathways to creating a sequence that will educate, inspire, and transform your class planning and ensure that you are never bored or at a loss for what to teach next!
Greta has been a devoted student and teacher of yoga for 20 years. She has been training teachers to find their voices and teach with skill, clarity, creativity and passion for the past 10 years. She is known for her fun, creative, and progressive sequences that take students beyond the realm of what they thought possible!
Tuition: $155 for both days
This workshop is open to anyone, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training. If you are taking the class toward your teaching certification, please register for the program online in advance.
For those enrolled in our advanced 300hr Teacher Training program only, the associated Practicum is offered separately from the two-day training. This session will help you meet the Yoga Alliance requirements to complete the 25 required hours of Practicum, and will include practice teaching, receiving and giving feedback, observing others teaching, and assisting while others are teaching.
Practicum Schedule: Sunday March 19, 2:00-7:00pm
Practicum Tuition: $90
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 Workshops 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