“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.
Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness
with Claudette Evans & Nicole Bratt
Steeped in the lineage of Iyengar, and the style of Judith Lasater, Restorative yoga has become one of the most sought-after class styles in the US, particularly in urban areas. The reason is obvious—relaxation. With the speed of modern life, people desire efficient, effective, and transformative ways to rest and rejuvenate.
Restorative yoga is a receptive practice where the body is passive while completely supported by props. By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, Restorative yoga allows students to release physical, mental, and/or emotional exhaustion, tension, and patterning, all while cultivating compassionate attention. Among its benefits are improved sleep, digestion, and blood pressure, as well as reduced stress, anxiety, and depression.
Embrace and explore the art of relaxation with Claudette and Nicole as they weave lecture with practice for this nourishing and experiential weekend. During these three days, you will:
- Define Restorative yoga and how it is distinct from other forms of yoga
- Gain an understanding of the science behind why Restorative yoga works
- Master traditional Restorative postures, and learn to adapt them to meet individual needs
- Learn to plan thoughtful sequences and mindful transitions between poses
- Develop and refine your teaching skills to create attentive physical support for different bodies
- Sharpen your observation skills, and make adjustments and assists to optimize your students’ experience
- Learn how to create an appropriate setting for a Restorative yoga practice, including cultivating spaciousness in the classroom
Friday, August 11, 1:30-5:00p
Saturday, August 12, 1:30-6:00p
Sunday, August 13, 11:00a-4:00p
13.0 (includes 5.0 hours of integrated Practicum)
Please plan to be present for the entire weekend; partial enrollment will not be allowed.
$275 Early bird pricing through July 31
$300 Full price August 1 & 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.)
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 (with integrated practicum) – Claudette Evans & Nicole Bratt
TBD – Matthew Remski
Intro to Nada Yoga, Chanting Mantra, and Leading Kirtan – Claudette Evans
Light the Lamp of Knowledge: The History and Philosophy of Yoga – Amy Reed