200 hr Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Spira in West Seattle.

Amazing program whether you are looking to teach or simply deepen your yoga and enrich your life.

2015-2016 200-Hrs Teacher Training is Sold Out.

Registration for year 2016-2017 is already open. Register for 2016-2017 here 

Spira’s teacher training is both unique and popular. So far every year we sold out one month before the start of the training. Do not wait till last minute! If you register early, you can also take advantage of a very easy month to month payment plan!
If you have any questions contact dora@spirapoweryoga.com

2016 – 2017 school year dates are the following:

Sept 16th-18th 2016
Oct 7th-9th
October 21st-23rd
November 18th-20th
December 9th-11th
January 2016 20th-22nd
February 17th-19th
March 17th-19th
April 7th-9th
April 21st-23rd 2017 Graduation! :-)

Dora Gyarmati, EYRT is the owner of Spira Power Yoga Studio and a creator of Spira Philosophy and Teaching Methodology (A 200 hrs YA school). Her European heritage and education in both the sciences and in the humanities created a unique style which blends Eastern and Western theological, literary and scientific traditions.

The training is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Spira Power Yoga is also certified by Washington State as a licensed vocational school.

Schedule made to fit into your busy life.
Teacher Training is not only for those who wish to teach. Take this training to enrich your life and deepen your yoga knowledge.

If you’ve been searching for a 200 hour program that will provide you with both a Western Scientific approach and Eastern Philosophy, look no more! This training will teach you the foundations and history of yoga, anatomy, and how to teach beginners to advanced — not just what is “required” for a quick teaching certificate.

This is an extended course over 8 months meeting for 1, occasionally 2 weekends per month. This structure allows you to read more books, to learn more interesting data from all the traditions (modern science and traditional yoga) and to truly dwell in teaching of yoga and yoga lifestyle. It also provides a enough time to practice teaching yoga so that you feel more ready to jump in and actually teach a class by the time of graduation.

This course is also perfect for the practitioner who wishes to deepen their yoga practice, deepen their knowledge about history, philosophy, anatomy and self-awareness. Spira does have a lot of practice teaching during teacher training, but practice teaching can teach you about self-awareness, so you will find it useful whether you are taking the course for self-enrichment or as teacher training. We also have a lot of lectures and book discussions.

Spira’s Teacher Training structure is perfect for the working adult with a family since the meeting times allow you to work around your busy schedule. There is no need to put your life on hold. Meetings are Friday night, Saturday and Sunday once, occasionally twice a month for 8 months.

The training also includes Dora’s 40 Days of Introspection in January 2017.(This means an additional Friday meeting for 7 Fridays for the duration of 40 days for more info on 40days click on 40 Days tab under Teacher Training on this website. Email info@spirapoweryoga if you have any additional questions.)

Spira offers a deep curriculum that goes beyond what is required by Yoga Alliance. You will read 7 books over the 8 months and you will listen to lectures by the following amazing guest teacher:

  • Dora Gyarmati – Lead Teacher EYRT – creator of Spira methodology
    Des Wood PhD in nursing – Anatomy lectures
    Auryel Van Gemert – visiting lecturer, Meditation and Breath; Pranayama
    Carina Terra 500 ERYT – visiting lecturer, Ayurveda and Energy Sequencing
    Brenda Schornak -RYT – Assisting teacher throughout the 200 hour lecture

Spira-Yoga-Studio-5-photoDora will be present throughout all the hours. She is the lead teacher, lecturer and the creator of the curriculum. She will help you through the practice teaching exercises. She believes in upholding the highest standards for quality of education but she also wishes to provide a loving family environment. She will be there for you if you need help throughout the year. She also has her two dogs with her at all times, Panni (a standard poodle) and Albert (a maltipu) is ever present in the studio during the trainings. Students often find their presence calming and centering.

What will you learn during Spira’s teacher training?

You will learn the history of yoga and be well rounded in classical yogic texts. You will dive into anatomy, nutrition, self-care including making time for your own practice. We will discuss students’ different learning styles, different teaching styles, hands on assisting, the business of yoga and more. You will study sequencing and safe and healthy choreography of asanas. You will learn the art of mediation, it’s historical roots and how it developed into a modern mindfulness practice. Your trainers will artfully overlay ancient yoga teachings and embed them into modern science.

We want to make sure that you will feel comfortable teaching at any level; from total beginners starting yoga later in life to advance yogis and flexible gymnasts in their twenties.

At Spira we teach from a deep understanding of anatomy. We keep our classes very much rooted in Western traditions utilizing mindfulness techniques.  You will learn how to teach yoga without preaching a particular spirituality.
Completing Teacher Training at Spira will allow you to inspire people from gyms to yoga festivals.  The training is also open to folks who simply wish to deepen their knowledge in the field of yoga and gain a better understanding of their own practice.
Here is a list of some of the topics that Spira’s Teacher Training/Self Enrichment covers over the 8 months:

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Last three years this training has sold out! Make sure to pre-register. This is a unique teaching curriculum that you will not find in other studios.

2015 – 2016 school year dates are the following: (we are in the middle of this session, keeping dates up to help current students. Next sessions dates are on the top of this page)
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Sept 18th-20th
Oct 9th-11th
October 23rd-25th
November 20th-22nd
December 11th-13th
January 2016 22nd-24th
February 19th-21st
March 18th-20th
April 8th-10th
April 22nd – 24th 2016 Graduation! :-)

Program cost:

$500 non-refundable deposit  to secure your space (100% of the deposit is applied toward your tuition)

$3,000 early registration discount before August 1, 2016 (full cost including deposit)

$3,300 after August 1, 2016  (full cost including deposit)

Final payments are due September 16, 2016. Spira is happy to help with a payment plan. Please inquire at the front desk. You must start payment plans early enough to complete all payment by September 2016!

To Register for 2016-2017 click Here -

*The program cost includes: 2 books for 40 days (The Happiness Hypothesis and 5 Love  Languages), training materials and hand outs, 40 Days of Introspection (January 2017).
*You  will be responsible for purchasing or reading these  books from the library:

(List is subject to change. I strive to bring in new books and interesting articles every year. I am, much like our yoga practice is a work in progress. As I grow as a teacher, so does my reading list change. I will be telling you every meeting what books to purchase and read next.  You do not have to worry about this list before our first meeting, but it is exciting to know a little bit about it!- Dora)

The Key Poses of   Yoga - Ray Long MD FRCSC
The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
The Wheels of  Life – A user’s guide to the chakra system by Anodea Judith
The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Teaching Yoga –  by Mark Stephens
Awareness- The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony de Mello
Siddhartha  by Hermann Hesse
Ashtanga Yoga Practice  and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle
Morphic Resonance – Rupert Sheldrake – optional
Choosing Reality – A  Buddhist  View of Physics and the Mind by B. Alan Wallace – optional
The Key Muscles  of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long MD FRCSC –  optional

If you have any questions, please contact info@spirapoweryoga.com .