It is the natural evolution of a yoga student to become interested in learning more.  Once you see the changes that happen through a consistent yoga practice it is normal to wonder why? Why does the practice of  yoga make me happier, kinder and less reactionary.  Whether you are curious about the anatomy and physiology, the subtle body, or philosophy of this ancient practice, this 200hr training will teach you how to increase your awareness and live life more fully. Program begins end of September 2017.

Join us for an info session

Sunday, August 13th | 5:15 – 6:00 P.M


this program is for you if

Teacher Training Program goals

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Our approach to learning

By exploring the many avenues by which students learn postures in the asana class, teacher training participants will be guided through a multitude of lectures, discussions, reading assignments, writing assignments, posture exploration, teach back demonstration exercises, posture sequencing, class development and weekend intensives.

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Competency skills

At the end of training, participants receive a certificate of completion

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Heres how it works

To sign up for the teacher training, fill out the 2 documents below  and send in with your $500 deposit.

Before you fill out the application and payment plan, please review the policies and schedule.

Our Teacher Trainees meet every Thursday evening from 5:00 – 8:30pm. Program begins in Oct and runs through April with a few weeks off for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  In addition to meeting weekly, there will also be once monthly weekend immersions.  On the immersion weekends students will meet from 12:30 – 6:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Email or call the studio for a full schedule at or 425.489.1900.

meet your instructors

Lydia Lagrou LMP, 500 E-RYT

NWYC face picLydia’s love of the practice is evident through her thoughtful instruction and philosophy infused classes. Although challenging, her playful, heartfelt approach to the practice of vinyasa yoga makes it accessible to all levels.

Yoga inspires optimism, enthusiasm for life and an abundant sense of inner well-being: concepts she continually promotes through teaching classes, teacher trainings, and leading mentorship programs.

Lydia’s yoga journey began 10 years ago and since has taken her on a wild ride. She was immediately drawn to the practice after the transformational effect she felt after just one class. She pursued her 500hr yoga certification through Yoga Works. Her education continued with a spontaneous spiritual journey to India studying with Anand Mehrotra.  Interested in learning more about anatomy and physiology she graduated from Northwest School of Massage in 2012.

This journey culminating in the most recent chapter: the opening of Leela Yoga Studio in the heart of downtown Bothell.

She strives to to guide each student through safe and supportive yoga practices designed to awaken feelings of well-being, limitless possibility, intuition and playfulness.


Kari Studley PT, DPT, RYT

kari_photoKari discovered yoga in 2012 and credits regular yoga practice as a key part of her success as a professional bike racer.  As a physical therapist at Corpore Sano Physical Therapy in Kenmore, Kari enjoys integrating yoga movement concepts as part of her care approach.  She enjoys sharing her passion for movement and lifelong well-being with through yoga classes.

Kari completed her 200 hour Yoga Instructor certification through the Yoga Alliance in 2013, studying Hatha Raja style yoga through Stephanie Miller and Bamboo Moves.  She has degrees from Western Washington University (BS – Exercise and Sport Science) and Eastern Washington University (DPT).  Her cycling accomplishments include:  Masters World Cyclocross Champion, three-time U.S. National Cyclocross Champion, Single Speed Cyclocross World Champion and six-time Washington State Cyclocross Champion.

When not working, training or practicing yoga, Kari enjoys paddling with her rescue dachshund and riding bikes with her Studley husband.

Suzanne Hite

13062524_10209190267577836_6187981369875806205_nSuzanne took her first yoga class in 1999 at a local gym. It was a great compliment to her triathlon training. After suffering a debilitating foot injury a year later, her friend dragged her to hot yoga. She hated it—but was hooked! Compelled to share her experience, Suzanne received her teacher training certificate with CorePower Yoga in 2009. She strives to continue her education and has attended many different workshops and trainings with international and local yoga teachers like Baron Baptiste, Rajashree Choudhury, Bikram, Bryan Kest, Aadil Palkhivala, Troy Lucero and Liz Doyle. She loves to introduce beginners to yoga while challenging experienced yogis safely to new postures. “Watching students learn, grow and find peace is truly an inspiration!”