500-Level Teacher Training
Upcoming Training Dates
Our next 500 Hr Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga TT-(300 plus) course starts Summer/Fall 2023. In person or online Livestream.
This year’s 300 hr will include weekends at The Yoga Space in Portland as well as several elective in-person retreat options/immersions for you to choose from to fulfill your 300 hr requirement for certification. Online study & quizzes of our anatomy course with Ian LeMasters is required, as well as taking studio classes with Michele or Ian either in-person or livestream. An Unlimited yoga pass for classes at Yoga Space will be included for all registrants.
Weekends in Portland, Oregon at The Yoga Space (OR LIVE-STREAMING TO YOU)- 100 hours
SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1ST -THE THERAPEUTIC WISDOM OF YOGA WITH DOUG KELLER & MICHELE LOEW
-Trout Lake, Washington 5 day immersion, Asana & Assists, philosophy & practice July 14-19th, 2023- 40 hours
-Blue Spirit 100 hr 2 week immersion August 5-19th, 2023 in Nosara, Costa Rica with Michele & community- 100 hours
-100 hr Yoga Nidra Online Immersion (replay course with homework and self study)- 100 hours
-Doug Keller and Michele Loew 5 day immersion September 27-October 1st (Yoga Therapy and philosophy)- 50 hours
-Mahasiddhas Reunion with Michele Loew, Krishna Das, Dr. Robert Svoboda, and Robert Thurman December 11-17, 2023. 100 hours
-Vajra Yoga Module 1, 2, or 3 with Michele Loew & Robert Thurman. Each module is 100 hrs.
Online/self paced requirements
-Anatomy videos & quizzes- 30 hours
-philosophy reading & assignments-Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yoga Taravali: Reading, lectures, and writing assignments or projects. 30 hours. Michele will give assigned reading and a few fun projects to help you integrate these into your life.
-teaching, assisting, or video presentations. 10 + hours- This will include creating a 60 minute teaching video as a final.
The course builds on your 200 hr. foundational course and will provide you with expert level education and teaching skills in Vinyasa yoga, methodology, injury prevention & support, alignment based asana, pranayama, meditation, and comparative Indic philosophy in classical yogas of Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Classical Indic philosophy from a non-sectarian approach. 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 teach from within & that yoga which we have deeply integrated.
Michele Loew will teach, advise, and curate this course, with Ian LeMasters giving anatomy and advanced asanas training, and world renowned Doug Keller, Robert A.F. Thurman, Dr. Robert Svoboda, & Krishna Das, sharing wisdom on elective segments of this course.
Please contact Michele if you have more detailed questions about this course. http://firstname.lastname@example.org
$3300- includes Portland weekends & online materials only (pay for your other course hours Ala-carte.
$3800- Includes In-Person Weekends Portland September/Oct Online Self Paced Requirements/ 100 Hr Nidra Course/Trout Lake Weekend retreat.
$6500-8000 (depending on room)- Includes In-Person Weekends in Portland/ Costa Rica Retreat 2 Weeks at Blue Spirit/ Doug Keller course/ online requirements/ Trout Lake weekend retreat.
To attend the December Mahasiddhas reunion or Vajra Yoga rather than Costa Rica, please register for Ala-carte option, and then purchase the other courses you want to attend. Michele will help you curate your course and hours.
Weekend 1: Foundations of the Middle Path; Standing Poses and Suryanamaskar; Standing Poses, Tantra/Ashtanga Vinyasa & Trishtana; Kena, Katha, & selected Upanishads; Meditation training. Basic Sanskrit & chanting.
Weekend 2: Forward Bends & Hip Openings; Yoga Sutras; Meditation Training.
Weekend 3: Backbends & Twists Yoga Sutras; Meditation Training
Weekend 4: Yoga Therapeutics; The Bhagavad Gita "The Middle Path of Love"; Meditation Training
Weekend 5: Inversions & Arm Balancing