200-Level Teacher Training

Upcoming Training Dates

Our next training's first weekend course will start Friday, Januray 26, 2024

Join us for an information session on Sunday, January 7th at 10:30am, meet the teachers, Q&A, and spend some time in our lovely space.  

You're also welcome to email Michele Loew with questions any time 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. 


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.   Application 

Refund policy:  No refunds after training start.



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 rmeet 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: 
January 26, 27, 28
Standing Poses & Downward Facing Dog study, assists, and alternatives.   Chapters 1 & 2 Yoga Sutras

Weekend 2: 
February 2, 3, 4

Surya Namaskara; Forward Bends;  Anatomy;  Yoga Sutras;  Principles of Teaching; Teaching Practicum.  
Weekend 3: 
February 23, 24, 25
Hip Openers; Yoga Sutras philosophy study;  Anatomy; Teaching Practicum
Weekend 4: 
March 8, 9, 10
Twisting poses; anatomy of the spine & core;  Bhagavad Gita; teaching practicum
Weekend 5: 
March 29, 30, 31
Backbending with Ease; Anatomy;  Bhagavad Gita Chapters 
Weekend 6: 
April 5, 6, 7
 Art of sequencing a flow-based class; Inversions; Sarvangasana and Sirsasana & Restorative Yoga alternatives;  Teaching Practicum. Art of Hands on assists;  Bhagavad Gita
Weekend 7: 
April 19, 20, 21
Growing to Handstands & Arm Balancing; Shoulder and wrist therapeutics; teaching Practicum; Non-dual yoga philosophy
Weekend 8: 
May 3, 4, 5
Restorative Yoga; Yin Yoga, PreNatal Yoga, Teaching Practicum, assisting.  Hatha Yoga/Tantra philosophy