We are Sattva


At Sattva Center for Archery Training, we have classes for all archery levels. Archers can deepen their skillsets through General Archery, JOAD, AAAP, Private Coaching, and Distance Coaching. Not sure where to start? Scroll down for our journey map.

Coach Certifications

Sattva Center offers Level I, Level II and Level III-NTS certifications. In addition to the curriculum proscribed by USA Archery, certification courses include additional resources and learning opportunities (video feedback, for example). Once you certify with Sattva, we encourage you to keep in touch for advice on instruction, program development, risk management, and equipment needs. Courses are taught by USA Archery Level IV-NTS Coach, Kyle Bissell, owner of Sattva Center for Archery Training.


Professional Development from the inside out. RIPPLE uses archery to create active learning environments where participants gain transferable, personal and professional skills. RIPPLE blends skill instruction and coaching; focused facilitation and guided discovery; challenge and fun.

Get to your Yes.

Coach Kyle Bissell, Level IV-NTS USA Archery Coach works with athletes looking to achieve their personal best. Bissell works with archers to clarify and define their goals, developing individualized training plans to improve form as well as physical and mental strength. Sattva Center offers training that supports advanced and competitive archers. We educate athlete about NTS, equipment tuning, mental management, and physical conditioning. Enjoy year-round access to 30-meters, a dedicated strength and conditioning area, distance coaching, and a welcoming community of JOAD and AAAP archers.

Your archery training. Personalized.

Open to beginners through advanced archers, private coaching puts the emphasis where you need it: an introduction to archery at your own pace, the details of form, mental management, goal setting, training plan evaluation, or anything in between. Archers work one-on-one with professional Sattva instructors and coaches, all certified by USA Archery.

Hello Yellow

The Hello Yellow Indoor Tournament & Training Series offers the Northeast USA a series of opportunities for athletes and coaches to develop competitively, technically, and professionally. Tournaments are held during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Training Clinics are scheduled throughout the year and encompass many different aspects of modern archery.

I have never tried archery.

I did archery at a club or a camp.

I have my own bow and use it in my backyard with friends.

I have taken some classes and want to learn more.

I am a dedicated archer and want more training.

I compete in tournaments.

I want to compete in tournaments.

 I want to go for my Level I, II, or III Certification.

I want to prepare for my Level IV.

I want to improve my coaching skills.

About Sattva Center for Archery Training

Sattva Center for Archery Training is the leading destination in New England for target archery coaching and resources. We offer customized programs for people of all ages and skill levels.

Sattva Center for Archery Training, formerly Amherst Archery Academy, was founded in 2011. Sattva Center, from the beginning and at its core, exists to help people develop inner and outer strength through the process of learning archery. Archery is a form-based sport rooted in process which requires being strong, on the inside: Sattva.

Founded by Coach Kyle Forbes Bissell, Head Coach and Level IV-NTS USA Archery Coach, Sattva Center serves over 1000 archers a year through archery classes, custom programs, professional development, and private coaching. Sattva is also home to the only pro shop in Western Massachusetts dedicated to target archery.