Art of Assisting | Seattle

Art of Assisting is a hands on training that will transform your practice, your assisting and your teaching. As a student, you will experience a new perspective on your personal practice and a deeper understanding of energetic flow. It is an opportunity to make a contribution to others and can be a powerful access to teaching. As a teacher, you will gain confidence and tools in delivering assists that are direct, clear and powerful by mastering the principles of alignment. Art of Assisting is a training for all levels of practitioner and teacher. Join world class Baptiste Institute teaching teams for a fun and interactive training in the art of powerful assisting. 

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Join Desirae Pierce and Dave Farmar for a fun and interactive training in the art of powerful assisting.


*Tuition for this program does not include travel, lodging or meals.

NOTE FOR OUT OF TOWN PARTICIPANTS: The training starts at 12pm on Friday and will end on Sunday at 2 pm.  Please keep this in mind as you book flights.

Dates | Schedule

Friday April 18 | 12pm – 9pm
Saturday April 19 | 8am – 8pm
Sunday April 20  | 8am – 2pm


Be Luminous Yoga
900 Lenora Street #128
Seattle, Washington 98121

Be Luminous is located on both the Seattle Street Car and regular bus lines.  There is an on-site parking garage within the complex, which is typically $14-$20 per day with a 2.5 hour validation and there are also many other public parking lots for $10 per day that are within 2 to 3 blocks from the studio.

Eateries | Groceries

There are a number of amazing restaurants and food options near Be Luminous Yoga. Tutta Bella, Starbucks, Sea Star Restaurant are all located within the complex of the studio. Another food option is Whole Foods Market which is conveniently located right downstairs from the studio!

Weather | Clothing

Spring in Seattle, Washington is often balmy and wet.  Be sure to bring your rain gear and expect temperatures to be between 45 and 65 degrees. During program, plan to wear sportswear acceptable for practicing yoga (wicking material, no cotton) and bring layers to cover up during seated discussion or partner work. There are often 2-3 yoga asana practices throughout the day, so we recommend bringing at least two changes of yoga clothes.


The Pan Pacific Hotel is the closest hotel to Be Luminous and is located directly across the complex from the studio.  There are also the La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle DowntownBest Western Loyal InnHotel Max and The Westin Seattle all within walking distance from the studio.  Baptiste does not have a group rate set up at a specific hotel, we find that our participants tend to prefer to make their own arrangements.

We recommend Christopherson Business Travel should you wish to book your flights, lodging, or ground transport for your training.
Baptiste dedicated phone line: 888-399-3429
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Cancellation Protection

Travel Guard offers affordable trip protection plans that guard against an extensive list of reasons for cancelation. Specifically, we recommend The Gold plan from Travel Guard which offers you protection against trip cancelation, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses and other issues that could occur while you are away from home. Call us for more details or visit Travel Guard online.

This offer is available to those who are US and Canadian residents only, however if you reside outside of those countries we do recommend that you make arrangements for travel protection elsewhere.


You are responsible for maintaining a healthy level of hydration throughout the training. Because you will be continuously sweating and losing fluids throughout asana practices, you should balance this by consistently taking in fluids. In addition to your normal water intake, we strongly suggest that you also drink electrolyte replenishment fluid throughout each day. The amount you will need will vary depending on your size and your activity level. Please note that we do NOT provide Ultima or other powder; you are responsible for bringing a sufficient amount of electrolyte powder for the duration of the program.

What to Bring | Required

  • Journal and pen
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga strap
  • Yoga block
  • Towels for asana practice
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Ultima, Gatorade or other electrolyte replenishment powder
  • Minimum of two pairs of yoga clothes per day
  • Lunch and/or snacks