200-Level Teacher Training

Upcoming Training Dates

Our next training's first weekend course will start Friday, September 27, 2024

Please email Michele Loew with questions: michele@theyogaspace.com

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. 

We will share 8 weekends together devoted to developing our personal yoga practice as well as learning to share yoga with others.

Whether you want to teach yoga skillfully or simply deepen your practice, this course is greatly transformational .

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 intelligently sequencing a flow based class, practicing with alignment to protect your body and open your subtle body, and learning philosophy to deepen our yoga journey

 

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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:  $2900 (Includes books and unlimited yoga pass at studio). 

Payment plans available divided into 6 installments $3000

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

Refund policy:  No refunds after training start.

 

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Training Staff

Michele Loew

Ian LeMasters

Allie Lyon

Lauren Bozarth

Schedule Overview

The Yoga Alliance Certification  will take place primarily on weekends: Friday nights from 6:00 - 8:00pm;  Saturdays from 11:00 - 5:30pm; Sundays from 11:00 - 5:30 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 meet everyone, receive books, syllabus, guidelines and practice.

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

 

Hours for all weekends:  

Fridays 6-8pm

Saturdays and Sundays  11-2pm and 3-5:30pm

Weekend 1: 
September 27-29
Standing Poses & Downward Facing Dog study, assists, and alternatives. Yoga Sutras.

Weekend 2: 
October 4-6

Surya Namaskar; Forward Bends; Yoga Sutras; Teaching Principles
Weekend 3: 
October 18-20
Hip Openers; Bhagavad Gita Philosophy; Teaching Practicum. 
Weekend 4: 
November 1-3
Twisting poses; Bhagavad Gita; Teaching Practicum
Weekend 5: 
November 22-24 
Back bending with ease, principles and assists; Teaching Practicum; Bhagavad Gita
Weekend 6: 
December 6-8
Art of sequencing a flow-based class; Beginning Inversions; Sarvangasana and Sirsasana cycles; Restorative Yoga; Yoga Tantra, Teaching Practicum. 
Weekend 7: 
January 10-12
Handstands, Arm balances, pranayama, Teaching Practicum
Weekend 8: 
February 14-16
Closing Weekend, Pranayama, Yin, Restorative Yoga, Subtle Body, taking seat of teacher, business of yoga