True Learning Through Practice
Whether you aspire to teach Yoga or take your practice to a new level, the Viveka Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training at Bala Yoga offers a unique, personalized approach to guide you on your path.
Led by Dikla Kafka + Lara Ederer, this course will provide ongoing mentorship as you expand your knowledge of Yoga. Drawing on a rich tradition of lineages, including Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative and Yin, we begin with the fundamentals and dive deep into the teachings of Asana, Pranayama, Subtle Body, Anatomy, Philosophy and Meditation. Viveka weaves over 30-hours of anatomy into the training, far more than the minimum required by Yoga Alliance, so that graduates leave as confident purveyors of intelligent movement. You will be guided on the skills to become a powerful & effective Yoga teacher, which includes purposeful sequencing, teaching skills and safe assists. Expect to graduate ready to teach Vinyasa or Hatha based classes.
You may find your one true path, or you may be called to explore many – we are here for you!
Both of your teachers are 500 Hour E-RYT and YACEP with Yoga Alliance with a combined 18 years of teaching experience. Viveka Yoga is a 200 and 500 hour certified school through Yoga Alliance and has trained over 60 teachers in the greater Seattle area since 2017.
Join us for one of our upcoming info sessions to learn more about this training!
- The Yoga Sutras
- The Bhagavad Gita
- Light on Yoga
- The Key Muscles of Yoga
- + We will provide you with a manual rich in essential content
Our training schedule is designed to accommodate parents raising children, service industry employees, and others with unique needs. We hope it’s a fit for you!
- May 1st – 10am-2pm
- May 2nd – 9am-5pm
- May 4th-8th – 10am-2pm
- May 11th-15th – 10am-2pm
- May 18th-22nd – 10am-2pm
- May 25th-29th – 10am-2pm
- June 1st-5th – 10am-2pm
- June 8th-12th – 10am-2pm
- June 15th-19th – 10am-2pm
- June 22nd-26th – 10am-2pm
- June 27th – 9am-5pm
- Early Bird Pricing: $2,995 (Paid in Full by Mar 1, 2020)
- Full Price: $3,295 (Paid in Full by May 1, 2020)
- Payment Plan: $3,400 ($500 deposit + 4 payments of $475 – payments 1-3 due before May 1, payment 4 due before June 1)
Bala Yoga will be awarding two scholarships for students who wish to enroll in this training. This scholarship is designed to encourage more diversity & inclusion across the yoga industry, and is offered specifically for those who have been marginalized due to their race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity and/or socio-economic situation. Recipients of the scholarship will receive up to 50% off the full price of the training. In order to apply, you must fill out an application by January 15th, 2020. Recipients will be notified no later than January 27th, 2020. Submit Your Application Here
TRAINING TERMS + CONDITIONS
All final payments must be completed before the course start date.
Tuition minus deposit refundable up to 90 days prior to course start date.
50% Tuition minus deposit refundable if cancellation made 60 – 89 days prior to course start date.
For cancellations made under 60 days of course commencement, payment is completely non-refundable, non-transferable.
ABOUT DIKLA KAFKA
I started my yoga journey back in Tel Aviv, my home town, in 2003, after 5 years of Korean martial arts practice. I was immediately drawn to the magic and depth of yoga. I practiced Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda yoga, and finished my level 1 Ashtanga training in 2010, while pregnant with my second child.
I teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. I currently teach at Bala Yoga Kirkland and Fremont. I lead TT programs since 2017 and advanced trainings and Yoga Philosophy workshops since 2015.
100h Ashtanga, Yogalab TLV
200h Hatha, HYI
200h Vinyasa, Les Leventhal
95h Yin, Ali Valdez
500h advanced certification, Sattva Yoga
MA in political Science and philosophy, Tel Aviv university
BA in Interdisciplinary Arts studies, Tel Aviv university
In my spare time I raise my 2 amazing girls, play the violin and practice martial arts.
ABOUT LARA EDERER
I was introduced to yoga in 2002 by a newly certified friend who needed practice students. Over the next several years I ventured in and out of the practice as well as different styles until I found her “home” in Vinyasa and Ashtanga traditions. I took my first abbreviated teacher training and teacher’s assisting program in 2011 at Shakti Vinyasa. In 2012 I completed my 200 Hour with Be Luminous with a primary focus in Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa, and Slow Flow. I have spent the last 3 years studying with my teacher Tiffany Cruickshank and Yoga Medicine, a school that is an adjunct to eastern and western medicine with a yogic component. In August, 2018 I completed my 500 hour advanced studies and added yin, restorative, myofascial release, therapeutics, internal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, orthopedics, and cadaver dissection studies to my training experiences. I am also registered as a Therapeutic Specialist and am in the 1000 hour YTT with Yoga Medicine.
I teach at Bala Yoga, Ritual House of Yoga, TruFusion, Shakti Vinyasa, Yogabliss, and Verde Organic. I also teach privates, corporate yoga, anatomy trainings, and have filmed an online course for Yoga Medicine and Yogi Approved.
In addition to teaching, in 2014 I co-founded Yogalab Northwest, a community inspired organization that hosts international yoga teachers in the Seattle area. YLNW has hosted Sri Dharma Mittra, Kino Macgregor, Jason Crandell, Tiffany Cruickshank, Chris Chavez, Amy Ippoliti, CarmenAguilar, and we have several new teachers scheduled for 2020.
I have studied with many local and international master teachers and continue to be inspired by vastness that my students teach me as well. I am most definitely considered a yoga “anatomy nerd.”
200 hours Be Luminous
500 hours Yoga Medicine
Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutic Specialist
1000 hour pending studies Yoga Medicine
50 hours Advanced Teacher Training with Jason Crandell
25 hours Advanced Therapeutics and Teacher Training with Amy Ippoliti
25 hours Assisting with Lisa Black
14 hours Teacher Training Shakti Vinyasa
When I’m not teaching I spend time traveling with my husband and son.