300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

“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 BenitezEllen BoyleClaudette Evans, Elizabeth Rainey

Upcoming Modules

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Saturday, July 20, 1:00-8:00 p

Hours: 7.0

Low and Slow: Stabilization Principles & Gentle Practices for Accessible Asana

with special guest Robin Rothenberg

Safe and informed asana practice requires careful attention to cuing and the cultivation of interoceptive awareness within the student. In this workshop, Robin will guide teachers on how to slow down practice and take students into an educational experience of functional movement, utilizing adaptive asana coordinated with breath.

This focused and mindful process deepens practice for all levels of practitioners, as it allows time for internal assessment, assimilation, and refinement. It also uniquely builds confidence in students with limited ROM or who are working through areas of chronic pain and need practices that stabilize and strengthen without creating joint strain. Robin brings her expertise, accrued over 30 years of working as a yoga therapist and training teachers in the art of adaptation, to share with the SYA community.

$140 early bird through July 14
$165 full price July 15 & after

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


Sunday, September 22, 1:00-4:00p

Hours: 3.0

Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana

with Nathaniel Amos

Join Nathaniel for an introduction to creative sequencing for ‘advanced’ physical asana and prepare to take your practice safely and sustainably to the next level. We will begin with lecture organized around anatomical sequencing that is focused on cultivating safe, aligned actions that build towards advanced shapes.

Come learn and then play! Leave with a sense of accomplishment and a direction for deepening your practice at home and in public classes. This is a workshop designed for both teachers and students alike!

Please note that this workshop is limited to 12 participants; pre-registration is highly encouraged.

$60 early bird through Sept 15
$75 full price Sept 16 & after

This is part two of a three-part Advanced Asana series offered by Nathaniel at SYA in 2019.

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

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Friday, October 4, 5:30-7:30p

Hours: 2.0

Ethics: Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher

with Bianca Raffety

Teaching yoga as a path and profession requires ethical study beyond being able to name the yamas and niyamas and into a deeper exploration of the ethical foundations that guide our behavior and inform our relationships with our students. Situations will inevitably arise that require us to move beyond theoretical & philosophical understanding and into action.

During this brief training we will:

  • Set an ethical foundation as teachers in complex relationships with our students and each other

  • Prepare for the inevitable awkward moments, situations, and relationships by examining the fabric of our individual ethics

  • Engage in dialogue and reflection on how to go deeper with our understanding of self-awareness and ethical dilemmas

  • Develop tools to engage in dialogue with each other for support and guidance

$40 early bird through Sept 29
$50 full price Sept 30 & after

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

300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Overview


Two Ways to Join:

1.  Working toward certification through Yoga Alliance?  

Fill out & send us the application form, including a copy of your 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate of completion, and your $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.



2019 Year-Long Course

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

2019 Module Overview

January 18-20
Restorative Yoga (Level 1): Teaching the Art of Stillness – Claudette Evans & Nicole Bratt

March 8-11
Supple & Strong: Integrating Strength and Flexibility – Amanda Ford

April 19-21
How to Design & Teach Intro to Yoga Series – Beth Award

May 11-12
Somatic Experiencing® and Yoga: Tending Trauma and Chronic Stress Through the Wisdom of the Nervous System  – Elizabeth Rainey

May 19, Sept 22, & Oct 27
Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana (3-part series; can be taken sequentially or separately) – Nathaniel Amos

June 15-16
Sustainable Yoga Immersion: Discover the 4 Pillars of Practice – Brea Johnson

July 20
Slow and Low: Stabilization Principles & Gentle Practices for Accessible Asana – Robin Rothenberg

September 14-15
Original Mind Yoga: Accessing Metaphor and Imagination in Teaching and Practice – Denise Benitez

October 4
Ethics: Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher – Bianca Raffety

October 18-20
Restorative Yoga (Level 2): Advanced Techniques for Teachers – Nicole Bratt and Claudette Evans

November 8-10
Exploring Meditation: Developing and Deepening a Transformative Practice – Sarah Trudeau

November 22-24
Yoga for Parkinson’s & other Movement Disorders – Peter Lynch