200-Level Teacher Training

Upcoming Training Dates

Our next training's first weekend course will start Friday, October 4, 2019

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. 

Join Michele Loew, lead teacher, for our last info session Saturday, September 21st 10:45am.



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, Vinyasa flow, Hatha, and restorative/ Yin 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.

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:  $3100  Includes books and unlimited yoga pass at studio.  Payment plans available at $3500 divided into 6 installments. 

Students wanting to take our 300hr course consecutively to complete 500 hours of training can purchase both trainings at a discounted combined tuition rate of $5300. 

Upon acceptance, there is a $300 non-refundable deposit to hold your place.   Application 

Refund policy:  No refunds after training start.

Training Staff

Michele Loew will lead the majority of this weekend format training with support from Simon Menasche and David Sudar on philosophy and meditation training, and Yoga Space teachers will take supporting roles as mentors or guest teachers.  Anatomy training by Thomas Meyers certified anatomist Shelly Stephenson. 

Schedule Overview

The 6-month training will take place primarily on weekends: Friday nights from 6:15-9:15pm;  Saturdays from Noon-8pm with break 4-5pm; Sundays from 11-7pm with break from 3-4pm..  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: 
October 4, 5, 6

Orientation:  Friday night 6:15-9:15pm  Orientation, practice together, meet & greet.

Saturday:  5-8pm  Standing poses connecting to the earth;  Tadasana/ Samasthitih; linking pattern of breath with movement; 1st 3 positions of Surya Namaskar;

Sunday:  5-8pm:  Asana, Philosophy, meditation, Yoga Nidra,

Weekend 2: 
October 18, 19, 20
Standing Poses & Downward Facing Dog study, assists, and alternatives.   Chapters 1 & 2 Bhagavad Gita. Meditation.

Weekend 3: 
October 25, 26, 27

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: 
November 8, 9, 10
Back bending with ease, principles and assists. Teaching Practicum.  Yoga Sutras Chapters 1-2,  Anatomy of psoas and spine.
Weekend 5: 
November 15, 16, 17th
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: 
November 22, 23, 24th
Twisting poses; Beginning Pranayama.  Bhagavad Gita Chapters 7-10
Weekend 7: 
December 6, 7, 8th
 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: 
December 13, 14, 15th
Bhagavad Gita, Ch. 13-18;  Arm Balances. Shoulder and Wrists therapeutics.  Teaching Practicum. Assisting in class. Meditation.
Weekend 9: 
January 3, 4, 5th
Advaita Vedanta; Comparative philosophies; Restorative Yoga; Yin Yoga, PreNatal Yoga, Pancha Kosha model; Yoga as therapy / low backs. Teaching Practicum, assisting.  Tantra philosophy
Weekend 10: 
January 10, 11, 12

Teaching Practicum, Sequencing, Meditation; Tantra philosophy and comparative Buddhist study. 

Weekend 11: 
January 17, 18, 19
Chakras, nadis, internal form and flow; tantric philosophy overview;  Yoga Nidra. Meditation. Teaching Practicum.
Weekend 12: 
February 7, 8, 9

Review & Teaching Practicum.  Closing Ceremony & Party.  The seat of the teacher; ethics, business of yoga, and teaching principles review