500-Level Teacher Training


  The Yoga Space 500-Hour Advanced Studies program is a 300 hr plus Yoga Alliance Certified completion program which requires students to have graduated from a 200 hr. Yoga Alliance certification program such as ours or an approved course.   Upon completion you will receive a 500 hr. Yoga Alliance Certification. 

The course builds on your 200 hr. foundational course with advanced study in teaching skills, methodology, yoga as therapy, asana, pranayama, and meditation.  It is designed to polish your teaching to the next level of brilliance.  In 200 hour trainings we learn the basics to teach and begin our self study, here we will learn who we are as teachers and learn to shine from our centers. 

This intensive course is based on weekend modules and will include a highly recommended option to practice morning "Mysore" style self-practice with Michele Sundays & Tuesdays weekly.  It will also include a weekend with world renowned Ashtanga teacher and Director or The Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Ty Landrum.  

Attendance at all modules or an equivalent of appropriate make-up hours is required for Yoga Alliance Certification. 

Michele Loew will teach the base modules in this course, and Ian LeMasters will be the assistant teacher and supporting program coordinator.  Based on Michele's longtime personal study and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with her teacher Richard Freeman, this course will utilize the deep investigation of yoga via the lineage of Ashtanga Vinyasa, but not limited to Ashtanga.  Students coming from other lineages need not have previous experience in Ashtanga to take this course.  The practices will be built mindfully and progressively from the ground up with deep attention to physical and subtle body alignment.    Michele has studied for many years with senior Iyengar teachers, completing Aadil Pahlkivla's Yoga Therapy course,  as well as 15 years with Doug Keller, renowned yoga therapist.  This will inform how we move in both Mysore style Ashtanga practice and led classes.  We will also explore different styles of teaching Vinyasa based yoga and therapeutic work with students.  Upon completion of this course students will have a strong personal practice that will be a foundation that will endlessly inform whatever style of yoga they are invited to teach.   Anatomy & Physiology study will be taught by Michele & guest teacher and Anatomy Trains certified anatomist, Shelly Stephenson.  Doug Keller's Yoga As Therapy Manuals will also be utilized during the course.  As the course progresses, we will begin exploring and teaching modern vinyasa sequencing outside of the Ashtanga lineage .

We take a maximum of 20 students.

Our next course first required module weekend will begin April 20th.  Applications are currently being accepted.     Please contact Michele if you have more detailed questions about this course.    http://michele@theyogaspace.com

Location:  Yoga Space NW.   Weekend modules will take place at our NW studio Friday evenings from 6:15-9:15pm,  Saturdays 12-8pm;  Sundays 10:45-7pm

2018 Program runs April-September                                                                                                  

April 20-22  Module 1:  Foundations of the Middle Path:  Standing Poses and Suryanamaskar;  Trishtana; Kena, Katha, & selected Upanishads;  Meditation training

April 27-29 Module 2:  Forward Bends; The fine art of assisting; Yoga Sutras;  Meditation Training

May 11-13 Module 3: The Hip and lotus family; the 3 granthis;  Yoga Sutras:  Meditation Training

May 18-20 Module 4:  Twisting & The Marichiasana family;  Bhagavad Gita "The Middle Path of Love";  Meditation Training

June 1-3 Module 5:  Transitions, Floating, Apana & the Core Body;  Bhagavad Gita;  Meditation Training

June 15-17 Module 6:  Sirsasana & Sarvangasana; Finishing Poses; Jalandhara Bandha;  Bhagavad Gita & comparative Buddhist philosophy;  Meditation Training

June 29-July 1 Module 7:  Backbending;  The Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Introducing Pranayama;  Meditation Training

July 13-15 Module 8:  The Art of Inversions:  Handstand, Forearm Balance; Pranayama; Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Tantric Philosophy; Chakras, Nadis;  Meditation Training

July 27-29 Module 9:  Arm Balancing; Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Therapeutics; Vijnana Bhairava & Tantra Philosophy;  Yoga Nidra;  Meditation Training

August 3-5 Module 10:  Introducing Intermediate Series;  Pranayama;  Vijnana Bhairava; Heart Sutra;  Meditation Training

August 25-27 Module 11:  The Language of Sequencing; Practicum-Group Teaching; Yoga Therapy & Alternative Modalities (Restorative, Prenatal, Specialized practices);  Meditation Training

September 7-9 Module 12:  Ashtanga Vinyasa as a basis for Creative & Intelligent Sequencing in the modern integrative world; Practicum-Group Teaching;  Meditation training

September 14-16 Module 13:  Ty Landrum Weekend

September 21-23 Module 14:  Closing Weekend;  Practicum



How to apply

There is a $50 application fee to apply.  

Tuition is $3500, $4000 if doing payment plan over 6 months.  The cancelation policy is no refunds, but studio credit is available.   

Testimonial by student & teacher:  joeybfoster@gmail.com 
"This training put together all of the missing pieces for me as a teacher and a practitioner. Never have I had a teacher who has inspired me more to reignite my personal practice. Michele is so generous with her time and so willing to pass down her teachings. I would recommend this training to anyone who is looking to find a deeper understanding of digestible philosophy, modern anatomy and the true lineage of yoga. As a result of working hard in this program, my class sizes have grown and I have so many new tools when working with private clients who need special anatomical attention. The Yoga Space 500 hour teacher training gave me more confidence and a supportive long-term community of people I love. I would recommend this program to my closest friends and I would take this training again in a heartbeat"


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