200-Level Teacher Training

Upcoming Training Dates

Our next training's first weekend course will start Friday, Januray 5, 2024

This foundational training is ideal for serious students of yoga wishing to profoundly deepen their practice and aspiring teachers alike.  Upon completion of this course you will meet the requirements for Yoga Alliance 200 hr. Certification. 

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About the Program

Our program is rooted in the lineage of Krishnamacharya, blending the Vinyasa flow, internal form, and intelligent progression found in the Ashtanga system, the precise alignment instructions and supported poses of the Iyengar system, and the modifications to the individual that Desikachar emphasized.

We will focus on:

  • The Theory & Practice of Yoga (intensive asana, philosophy, pranayama and meditation study)
  • Therapeutic Applications (learn to teach alignment based yoga as you gain a strong understanding of anatomy & physiology as applied to yoga asana.
  • Art of Teaching (gain the confidence and tools to be an effective teacher using voice, body language, gentle assists, & the art of sequencing, as you practice teaching.
  • Yoga Philosophy, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Comparative study of Buddha's Science.

We are very proud of our long-time training program, and it is greatly respected in the Portland community.  We have placed teachers at all the major studios including People's Yoga, Yoga Pearl, Yoga Shala, Yoga on Yamhill, Mandala, Santosha, Sellwood Yoga, Imagine Yoga Studio, Yoga Bhoga,  and of course many of our Yoga Space staff have taken both our 200 and 300plus (500 hr) programs. 

Tuition:  (early-bird price if paid before November 1, 2023)-  $2800 Includes books and unlimited yoga pass at studio. 

Payment plans available divided into 6 installments $3000

Tuition in full paid after November 1st is $3100.00

Upon acceptance, there is a $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your place.   Application 

Refund policy:  No refunds after training start.

Training Staff

 Michele Loew

Ian LeMasters

Allie Lyon

Lauren Bozarth

Schedule Overview

The 6-month training will take place primarily on weekends: Friday nights from 6:00 - 8:00pm;  Saturdays from 11:00 - 5:30pm; Sundays from 11:00 - 6:00 pm with breaks in-between.  All sessions will take place at the NW studio.  The first weekend of the training will be a shorter orientation weekend to rmeet everyone, receive books, syllabus, guidelines and practice.

  Unlimited yoga classes at The Yoga Space and required books are included in the tuition. 

Weekend 1:

Januray 5, 6, 7 

Orientation:  Friday night 6:00 - 8:00 pm  Orientation, practice together, meet & greet.

Saturday:  11- 5:30pm  Standing poses connecting to the earth;  Tadasana/ Samasthitih; linking pattern of breath with movement; 1st 3 positions of Surya Namaskar;

Sunday:  11 - 6pm:  Asana, Philosophy, meditation, Yoga Nidra,

Weekend 2: 
January 12, 13, 14
Standing Poses & Downward Facing Dog study, assists, and alternatives.   Chapters 1 & 2 Bhagavad Gita. Meditation.

Weekend 3: 
January 26, 27, 28

Forward Bends, Anatomy of legs and feet;  Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3-6-  Sankyha Philosophy.   Principles of Teaching.  Preparation for Sarvangasana, Shoulder neck form, eye and neck reflex. 
Weekend 4: 
February 2, 3, 4
Back bending with ease, principles and assists. Teaching Practicum.  Yoga Sutras Chapters 1-2,  Anatomy of psoas and spine.
Weekend 5: 
February 16, 17, 18
Hip Openers, Marichayasanas; hip joint and rotations; Padmasana (injuries, rotations, adjustments; anatomy of the knee); Yoga Sutra Yama & Niyama Chapters 3 & 4. Teaching Practicum. Meditation.
Weekend 6: 
February 23, 24, 25
Twisting poses; Beginning Pranayama.  Bhagavad Gita Chapters 7-10
Weekend 7: 
March 8, 9, 10
 Art of sequencing a flow-based class; Inversions; Sarvangasana and Sirsasana cycles. Accessing the core line.  Teaching Practicum. Assisting in class.  Bhagavad Gita Chapters 11-12
Weekend 8: 
March 29, 30, 31
Bhagavad Gita, Ch. 13-18;  Arm Balances. Shoulder and Wrists therapeutics.  Teaching Practicum. Assisting in class. Meditation.
Weekend 9: 
April 5, 6, 7
Advaita Vedanta; Comparative philosophies; Restorative Yoga; Yin Yoga, PreNatal Yoga, Pancha Kosha model; Yoga as therapy / low backs. Teaching Practicum, assisting.  Tantra philosophy