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Yoga Alliance Teacher

Training Programs

Professional, certified 200-hour programs

in the US and Costa Rica


Our immersive programs are designed to empower your experience in life. Whether you are joining us at our sanctuary in Washington State, at the Bodhi Tree 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. 




Upcoming Trainings +

Program Details

Program Details

Learn about our imersive and experiential based teacher training programs.

Click the link below for a detailed program overview!

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Nosara, CR

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

March 20th-April 10th, 2021

21 Days

Wenatchee, WA

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

2021 Dates TBD

27 Days





Finding and sharing your truth requires tapping into the innate teacher within. Our program delivers tools to access that truth by laying the foundation of a technically sound practice, layered with the invaluable ability to experience the inquiry of being alive.

Join us in taking an in-depth look into inquiry-based movement application through the practice of yoga. Designed and developed by Bridget and Dakota Shae, founders of iLa Yoga™, it 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.

hands on assists

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

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.

8 limbs of yoga

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

yoga sutras

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

chakras + somatics

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

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, playlist development, communication techniques, virtual yoga and lots more!

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"The experience of a lifetime!"

- Shaina B. (United States)

About Our Trainings


Over the past twelve years 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 our program. 


Finding and sharing your truth requires tapping into the innate teacher within. This training delivers tools to access that truth by laying the foundation of a technically sound practice, layered with the invaluable ability to tune into the inquiry of being. 


This approach provides more than a regurgitation of cues in a standardized flow, rather, it supports the ability to teach from a place of inner truth and wisdom.




"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)

Training Staff

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.

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.


The studio is always open half an hour before each class. In addition the front desk, and boutique are open:

Monday - Thursday 5pm-7pm

Friday 5pm-5:30pm

Sunday 5pm-6pm

13 Orondo Ave, Wenatchee Washington

Tel: 509-670-2384

Email: info@ilayoga.com

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