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

Upcoming Teacher Training Information Sessions


Are you ready to take the next step in your yoga practice? Whether you feel called to teach or just want to deepen your practice through in-depth study, reflection, discussion and practice, come learn about SYA's 2018 Immersion and Teacher Training Program from our lead instructors and recent graduates.

Join us! All sessions are free, but please RSVP to nicole@seattleyogaarts.com.

  • Immersion & 200-hour
    •  Saturday, November 18, 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Immersion, 200-hour, & 300-hour
    • Saturday, December 16, 12:30-2:00pm

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.

Lead Faculty: Denise BenitezAmy Reed, Greta Hill, Claudette Evans, Ellen Boyle

Upcoming Modules

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Sanskrit: Using Sacred Sound to Add Richness & Dimension to Your Teaching

with Claudette Evans

This training module is designed for yoga teachers, recent YTT graduates and serious students who want to develop confidence in Sanskrit reading and chanting. We’ll focus on four specific areas of interest to yoga teachers: Sanskrit basics, including learning to recognize Sanskrit devanāgarī, as well as transliterated text; the aphorisms of the Yoga Sūtras; the verses of the Bhagavad Gītā; and the devotional mantras of the Upaniṣads.

The weekend will consist primarily of call-and-response chanting in order to develop a feel for the rhythms and cadences of Sanskrit chanting.

Participants will:

  • Enhance their proficiency and poise in Sanskrit chanting
  • Gain valuable insights into how Sanskrit presents the teachings of yoga
  • Learn how to reference Sanskrit directly as a means to illuminate the teachings for your students.
  • Explore the practice of Nāda Yoga, the yoga of sound and vibration
  • Begin to cultivate a sonic practice to harmonize body, mind and heart

If you want to make Sanskrit chanting a regular feature of your classes and workshops, as well as a regular part of your own spiritual practice, this workshop is for you. No prior experience necessary. All are welcome.

Friday, November 10, 1:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, November 11, 1:30-6:30p
Sunday, November 12, 11:00-4:00 pm

Hours: 14.0

$295 Early bird pricing through Nov 5
$325 Full price Nov 6 & after


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. Go to the Events page and register there for the modules of your choice.



2017 Module Overview

November 10-12
Sanskrit: Using Sacred Sound to add Richness and Dimension to your Teaching – Claudette Evans

December 1-3
Light the Lamp of Knowledge: The History and Philosophy of Yoga – Amy Reed

2018 Module Overview

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

February 9-11
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
Designing a Therapeutic Class - Ellen Boyle

July 21
Yoga for Parkinson's with Applications for Other Movement Disorders - 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 - Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans

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

December 8-9
Creative Sequencing Strategies & Practicum- Greta Hill