Spira Power Yoga


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1135 Northwest Gilman Boulevard

Issaquah, WA, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Trainings Formats

spread out over time

Weekends only

trainees commute to the program



About Spira Power Yoga

In-Depth, Mindfulness-Based Yoga Training. Yoga is NOT script memorization! Learn Simple But Powerful Tactics That Will Change Your Life. Why are so many people RAVING about the 200 hr Teacher Training?   One Word: Mindfulness  Mindfulness is what makes Spira...

In-Depth, Mindfulness-Based Yoga Training. Yoga is NOT script memorization!

Learn Simple But Powerful Tactics That Will Change Your Life.

Why are so many people RAVING about the 200 hr Teacher Training?


One Word: Mindfulness 

Mindfulness is what makes Spira different. We call our 200 Hour Training Mindfulness and Yoga because we offer so much more than yoga asana.

Mindfulness allows the mind to become:

·        more resilient to adversity

·        more present to joy

·        more efficient at work.

Mindfulness teaches us to engage with our friends, family, and profession in a way that is more productive and emotionally rewarding.

Spira's journey is a unique self-discovery. Full of readings in philosophy, anatomy, and history. This is a worthwhile journey even if you have already taken a 200-hour class, or if you never want to teach.

Spira has an amazing curriculum.

Did you always want to take Spira's 200 hours of mindfulness and yoga but you live far away. No worries! Finally, Spira's unique training is available remotely via zoom.

All of our training is structured to be beneficial and enjoyable for those who wish not to teach.

To listen to testimonials go to our website:

We believe yoga is a path of lifelong learning. Teacher training is a term that we use because we are Yoga Alliance and Washington State Certified Teaching Vocational School and that is the language that they determined for these classes. But that does not mean that this training is restricted to teachers only. We welcome everyone who is curious, who enjoys learning, and who wishes to understand yoga on a deeper level.

Yoga is not just a workout. Yoga is a philosophy and meditative art. Thus teacher training should be about enabling students to think, research, and understand. Spira does not believe in teaching script memorization and set sequences. A teacher should understand technique and methodology and construct his or her classes in a way that is safe and creative in mind and body and appropriate for the students who are in class. A well-rounded teacher has a strong grip on anatomy, mindfulness meditation, philosophy, history, and an everlasting passion for connecting with people and learning.


Spira does not believe in applications. This is 9 months-long journey open to everyone; we can all learn from one another no matter what is our level of physical capability! If we are to teach the public with many different bodies, we are much better off if our class is diverse! Also, yoga is a philosophy, during the ten-month-long journey, you will find your way. We don’t teach a compressed short course for this very reason. Self Enrichment through Yoga Teacher Training is for everyone. All I need from you is your commitment.

If you have any questions contact:


Our training exceeds 200 hours to allow people a bit of flexibility. Our curriculum is 9 months long; it is not realistic to demand perfect attendance since occasional flu or family situation does not discriminate between regular time and yoga teacher training time.

You can miss three days or a one-weekend block and still have enough hours for the certificate. I will record as many lectures as possible, so there is an opportunity to catch up on the material.


I always send out review notes and homework assignments via email. I am also available for my students for a quick catch-up with a cup of tea.

October 2022 - July 2023 school year dates are the following:

Family and Work Friendly Schedule for Weekend Modules:

  • • Fridays, 6:00pm – 10:00pm - always on zoom
  • • Saturdays, 11:30am – 4:00pm - studio and zoom
  • • Sundays, 11:30am – 3:30pm - studio and zoom


Below are the dates:

    • October 7-9
    • November 4-6
    • December 2-4
    • January 6th-8th
    • February 3rd-5th
    • March 3rd-5th
    • April 31st-May 2nd
    • May 5th-7th
    • June 2th-4th
    • June 16th-18th -graduation

    40 Days of Introspection Workshop is part of Teacher Training! We will offer these lectures online to make your Friday nights easier.

The 40 days workshop will be:

every Friday for 2 hours via zoom
From January 13th-February 24th 7:30-10 pm
(Recording will be available if you miss the lecture)

You will have reading and homework assignments between our meetings.

Dora Gyarmati, 500 hr -ERYT 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 the humanities created a unique style that 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.
  • • We are also a World Federation of Yoga Licensed Teaching School
  • • And Certified School by Meditation Alliance International

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 practitioners — not just what is “required” for a quick teaching certificate.

This is an extended course over 9 months meeting for 1, weekend per month. This structure allows you to read more books, learn more interesting data from all the traditions (modern science and traditional yoga), and truly dwell in the teaching of yoga and the yoga lifestyle. It also provides 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 and 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.

Dora will be present throughout all the hours. She is the lead teacher, lecturer, and 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?

Spira offers a deep curriculum that goes beyond what is required by Yoga Alliance. You will read 8 books.

 You will learn the history of yoga and be well-rounded in classical yogic texts. You will dive into anatomy, nutrition, and 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 the safe and healthy choreography of asanas. You will learn the art of mediation, its 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 10 months:


 This is a unique teaching curriculum that you will not find in other studios.

Program cost:

  • • $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your space (100% of the deposit is applied toward your tuition)
  • • $3,500 due on the first day of training (full cost including deposit)

*The program cost includes training materials and handouts, 40 Days of Introspection workshop, and a 20 class pass.

*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 a work in progress. As I grow as a teacher, so does my reading list change. I will be telling you at 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)


  1. 1. The Key Poses of Yoga – Ray Long MD FRCSC
  3. 3. The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
  4. 4. Chakras and their Archetypes - Ambika Wauters
  5. 5. Teaching Yoga – by Mark Stephens
  6. 6. Awareness– The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony de Mello
  7. 7. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  8. 8. The Liberated Mind by Steven C Hayes, PhD
  9. 9. Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  10. 10. Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
  11. 11. The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga – Ray Long MD FRCSC – optional during 200 hours

If you have any questions, please contact

Ready to sign up?
Go to our website to register:

Spira Power Yoga does not discriminate against students or potential students on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Our refund policy is in compliance with WAC 490-105-130.

Spira Power Yoga is owned by Dora Gyarmati, upon enrollment, you will receive our full catalog of rules and regulations as well as your rights as stated by Washington State. For further info. please email:


First Registered October 2012

Online Trainings

Approved through 2021 RYS Online Teaching Exemption:
  • Spira 200-Hours Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher Training or Self Enrichment
Approved through 2022-2023 RYS Online Teaching Application:
  • Spira 200-Hours Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher Training or Self Enrichment

Upcoming Training Dates

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Oct 7, 2022—Jun 18, 2023
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Jan 28, 2022—Oct 23, 2022
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First Registered October 2012

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 56

By Eva Sofia Hebert RYT® 200

Jan 30, 2021

I had never actually been to Spira before signing up for the program...I just wanted my 200 hour cert and I’d heard good things about their regular yoga classes. Best decision I ever made. Dora and her family of teachers have created a program that not only focuses on the physical aspects of yoga, health, and teaching, but also delves deeper into the mindfulness that supports and sustains the work. She found a way to weave in so many different traditions and ideas that helped me to challenge even long-held beliefs. I thought I was going to walk away with a certificate and the knowledge to teach...But the training is so much more. I found more grace for myself, humility, balance, and mindfulness that continue to help me grow as a human and build my personal practice. It just wouldn’t have been the same without Dora and Spira. Full Review

By Amy Repasky RYT® 200

Jan 26, 2021

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Dora Gyarmati

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Carina Terra

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Brenda Schornak

RYT® 200

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