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Yoga Alliance Teacher

Training Programs

Professional, certified 200-hour programs

in the US and Costa Rica

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Welcome

Our immersive programs are designed to empower your experience in life. Whether you are joining us at our studio in Washington State, at the Bodhi Tree Resort in Costa Rica, or at another location around the world, we aim to do far more than teach you yoga. Our vision is to create connection; connection with your self and with other likeminded humans around the world. 

Step into the inquiry of who you are and embrace the journey of teaching yoga in an empowering and accepting circle. Create lifelong memories and friendships through intentional and meaningful conversation as we support one another on our paths. Carve out time for yourself to grow, to learn and to care for the parts of you that crave it. 

Our three and four week programs carve out enough time to truly drop into the experience. By stepping out of the go-go-go world you're enabling access to deeper parts of yourself that are often hidden by the mental chatter we experience daily. Step into the opportunity with us; learn, connect, and access your truest potential. We can't wait to share in this experience with you. 

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HEAR FROM

OUR STUDENTS

"a truly inspirational yoga teacher training supported by excellent structure, content, and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend their school to anyone who wants to teach authentic, inspiring, technically advanced yoga."

 

—  Lucy P. (United Kingdom)

Upcoming Trainings

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Wenatchee, WA

Pacific Northwest vibes! Join us at our cozy studio in Wenatchee, Washington.

October 4th-30th, 2021

27 Days

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Nosara, CR

The magic of Playa Guiones awaits. Join us at the beautiful Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort.

July 2nd-23rd, 2022

21 Days

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Nosara, CR

The magic of Playa Guiones awaits. Join us at the beautiful Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort.

Nov 27th-Dec 18th, 2021

21 Days

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Wenatchee, WA

Pacific Northwest vibes! Join us at our cozy studio in Wenatchee, Washington.

October 1st-28th, 2022

28 Days

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Nosara, CR

The magic of Playa Guiones awaits. Join us at the beautiful Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort.

March 19th-April 9th, 2022

21 Days

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Nosara, CR

The magic of Playa Guiones awaits. Join us at the beautiful Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort.

Nov 26th-Dec 17th, 2022

21 Days

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our

program

A PORTAL TO AWARENESS

Finding and sharing your unique yoga style requires tapping into the innate teacher within. Our program delivers the tools to access that truth by laying the foundation of a technically sound practice, layered with the invaluable ability to uncover your own inner wisdom.

Join us in taking an in-depth look into inquiry-based movement application through the practice of yoga. Our program is accessible to all levels of practitioners.  This training empowers each student to find their yoga, creates a safe and welcoming space to learn, and delivers comprehensive knowledge and tools needed to begin the journey into teaching.

Course Curriculum

alignment + modifications

Learn foundational alignment and prop modifications for traditional yoga postures, inculding cueing and sequencing.

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hands on assists

Learn the difference between an adjustment and an assist, and how to incorporate them into practice and teachings.

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training manual

Our full color training manual designed as an approachable roadmap to self-development as a yogi and teacher.  A lifelong tool for reflection and learning.

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8 limbs of yoga

Foundational overview of Patanjali's classification of Yama's, Niyama's, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

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yoga sutras

Philosophical introduction of the yoga sutras written by Patanjali on the theory and practice of yoga. 

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chakras + somatics

Dive deeper into the connection between the practice of yoga and the integration of how it relates to the the human body.

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Additional Principals

In addition to our core teachings, this training also covers yogic elements designed to enhance and empower you and/or your teachings as your lifelong journey through this practice unfolds. Some elements covered include: meditation, flow of the breath and body through vinyasa, relaxation techniques, sequencing, chanting, business of yoga, communication techniques, virtual yoga and more.

 
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EXPERIENCE

YOUR TRUEST SELF

About Our Trainings

 

Since 2008 we've developed yoga education programs designed to let your experience be the teacher. With modules contributed by professionals in their respective fields, we provide a solid foundation for learning in a non-authoritarian environment.

 

Morning practice, mid-day lectures, practical application, evening discussion, self study, meditation, small group presentations, and peer teaching sessions bring a cohesive and intentional structure and flow to the program. 

 

Our aim is to empower your inner wisdom so that you can share your unique yoga with the world. This approach provides you with the ability to do more than a memorize cues in a standardized flow, rather, it supports your ability to teach from a place of inner truth and wisdom. And let's face it, the world needs more of that!

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Training Staff

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Bridget Shae

program director

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An innovator in the field of inquiry-based learning, Bridget is a leader in encouraging students to find their truth through the practice of yoga. Bridget co-founded iLa Yoga™ in 2012 and is the Director of iLa Yoga™ and Bodhi Tree Yoga Schools, accredited by the Yoga Alliance. 

 

Bridget has been a student of the practice since 2003, and began teaching in 2008 having studied with renowned teachers including Don and Amba Stapleton, Kevin Courtney, Thomas Droge and Donte Qunine. Bridget teaches a diverse array of practices, and shares her knowledge as an expansive approach to healing. Her studies and commitment to the practice have led to original inspirations, methods, and practices, delivering students with the ability to tap into their inner wisdom and find their own path through this ancient practice. Bridget has taught thousands of students from around the world including Europe, the Middle East, Central America, South America, North America, and recently led one of the first legal teacher training programs in Saudi Arabia.

 

Her classes invite you to step more fully into yourself with careful consideration. Infusing the energy of yoga with understanding the intelligence of prana and awareness, her teachings help to bring clarity and a heightened sense of purpose to your life.

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Dakota Shae

program assistant

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With a focus on practical application, Dakota’s teachings center around a whole system approach to achieving optimal health and wellness.  Dakota co-founded iLa Yoga™ in 2012 and is the Assistant Director of iLa Yoga™ and Bodhi Tree Yoga Schools accredited by the Yoga Alliance, alongside his partner, Bridget.

 

Dakota’s launch into the vast domain of yoga began in 2006 stemming from an interest in exploring peak physical performance. As a lifelong athlete, he found undeniable physical benefits from a regular practice that, over the years, has evolved into a daily discovery of what is needed to live a happy, healthy life. In addition to his yoga practice and education, studies in breathing techniques, ice therapy, meditation and endurance training have generated a diverse outlook on being well. From this approach, Dakota uses the practice of yoga as the main vehicle to awareness in discovering what practices are most beneficial on any given day. His teachings offer the opportunity to bring about radical self-care and change through the practice of awareness and consistent practice.

 

A calm, yet passionate demeanor, contribute to the vibrant and inspiring teacher that he is. Dakota cares deeply about equipping each of his students with the tools they need most to live their best life.