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Bala Yoga 500-Hour Teacher Training

with Dikla Kafka & Lara Ederer


January 12, 2024




Bala Yoga Kirkland


500-HR TUITION: $4,975 | SINGLE MODULE: $500


Email or call 425 898 4347 for more information.


Please join industry mentors Dikla Kafka and Lara Ederer this Winter for a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training specializing in curating a purposeful practice for athletes, as well as a furthering education opportunity to evolve professionally.

Athletes of all ages and sport disciplines are seeking ways to maximize potential and elevate performance. A regular yoga practice can enhance athletic performance by increasing mobility and range of motion, igniting enhanced recovery after training, improving of stamina and focus. Participants in this workshop will learn the physical, physiological, and psychological benefits yoga can explicitly provide athletes; programming and progression for specific sports; and how to engage and connect with coaches, athletic teams, and individual competitors.

In this advanced yoga teacher training course you will learn how to work with a variety of athletes, ages, and disciplines as well as how to incorporate yoga within their training plan.

Instructors are 500 Hour E-RYT and YACEP with Yoga Alliance. Bala Yoga Teacher Training is a part of Viveka Yoga: a 200 and 500-hour certified school through Yoga Alliance that has trained over 100 teachers in the greater Seattle area since 2017.

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Expand your skill set with the entire 500-hour training, OR take a single module for continuing education. 500-hour participants qualify at the RYT-500 hour level with Yoga Alliance and are automatically added to Bala Yoga’s teaching sub list.


Take advantage of two of Seattle’s most experienced trainers, with over 25 years of collective training experience in the room. In this training, you’ll draw from a wealth of background, wisdom, and movement styles.


We believe one-on-one feedback is what develops a solid foundation. We facilitate your unique journey with individualized attention as you move through the program.


25hr Restorative (w/ Lara): January 12-14, 26-28

25hr Advanced Philosophy and Mythology (w/ Dikla): February 9-11, 23-25

25hr Yoga for Athletes (w/ Lara): March 8-10, 22-24
As a movement specialist, there is a continuous path that includes expanding ones skill sets, education, and professional advancement. In this module you will learn how to implement a specifically curated yoga practice within the training plan of a wide variety of athletes.

25hr Self-Myofascial Release (w/ Lara): May 3-5, 17-19

50hr Yin (w/ Guest teacher): Summer 2024

25hr Advanced Anatomy & Working with Injuries (w/ Lara): Fall 2024

25hr Slow Practices: Subtle Body and Meditation (w/ Dikla): Winter 2024

Fridays – 4:30–9pm
Saturdays – 12–5:30pm
Sundays – 10:00am–4:00pm

Online participants evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us to inquire.


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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.


I started my yoga journey back in Tel Aviv, my hometown, in 2003, after five 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. I have led TT programs since 2017 and advanced trainings and Yoga Philosophy workshops since 2015. In my spare time, I play the violin and practice martial arts.

Yoga Education

  • 100-hour Ashtanga, Yogalab TLV
  • 200-hour Hatha, HYI
  • 200-hour Vinyasa, Les Leventhal
  • 95-hour Yin, Ali Valdez
  • 500-hour advanced certification, Sattva Yoga

Other Education

  • MA in Jewish education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • MA in Political Science and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Arts studies, Tel Aviv University


Lara Ederer, E-RYT 500 and yoga medicine registered therapeutic specialist has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2010. Her extensive studies include multiple orthopedic immersions, on hands cadaver dissection, and yoga for athletes. She is also certified by the National Accreditation of Sports Medicine as a certified personal trainer.

Lara has worked with professional football and soccer players, collegiate rowers, and a myriad of other athletes on a team or individual basis including boxers, skiers, power lifters, and volleyball players. She is an “anatomy “ nerd and loves to incorporate functional movement within the scope of her professional and personal movement practices.

In 2011 she completed her 200 Hour with Be Luminous with a primary focus in Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa, and Slow Flow. Lara has spent the last 6 years studying with her teacher Tiffany Cruickshank and Yoga Medicine, a school that is an adjunct to eastern and western medicine with a yogic component. In August, 2018 Lara completed her 500 hour advanced studies having added yin, restorative, myofascial release, therapeutics, internal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, orthopedics, and cadaver dissection studies to her training experiences. Lara is also registered as a Therapeutic Specialist and has continued with her 1000 hour studies through Yoga Medicine.

In addition to teaching she is the co-founder of 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, Carmen Aguilar. As co-founder of Viveka Yoga RYS with Dikla Kafka, Lara has mentored 120 aspiring yoga teachers in 8 separate 200-hour YTT programs and will launch their second 300/500 in November 2023. When she is not teaching she spends time traveling with her husband and son.

Yoga Education

  • 200-hour Vinyasa YTT
  • 500-hour E-RYT
  • 1000-hour Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutic Specialist
  • 75 hours Advanced Teacher Training with Jason Crandell
  • 50 hours Advanced Therapeutics and Teacher Training with Amy Ippoliti
  • 25 hours with Sri Dharma Mittra
  • 40 hours with Kino Macgregor
  • 25 hours Assisting with Lisa Black

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