500-Level Teacher Training

Upcoming Training Dates

Our next 500 hr (300 plus) Yoga Alliance Certification course will begin April 2, 2021.  We are receiving applications, and encourage you to apply soon, as we expect to fill our in-person course which is limited to 11 people due to social distancing guidelines in place for the pandemic.  Spots will be opened up as things change if possible.  We will also have an oline option for those unable to attend in person.   Please apply below or contact michele@theyogaspace.com   

We hope to share this amazing training with you very soon! 

About the Program

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 and will provide you with expert level education and teaching skills in Vinyasa yoga, methodology, injury prevention & support, alignment based asana, pranayama, comparative philosophy & 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 teach from within & that yoga which we have deeply integrated. 

Training Staff

Michele Loew will teach this course with support from Yoga Space teachers Ian LeMasters, Russ Dodge, and Doug Keller.  Based on Michele's longtime personal study of yoga in the lineage of Krishnamacharya- Iyengar, Ashtanga & Vinyyasa yoga, and her long time study with her primary Hatha Yoga asana teacher Richard Freeman, this course will utilize the deep investigation of yoga from a classical lineage perspective to build an intelligent foundation that can be applied to any style of yoga.    The practice will be built mindfully and progressively from the ground up with deep attention to physical and subtle body alignment.   We will learn to give intelligent classical assists, & deeply explore yoga philosophy, comparative Buddhist philosophy, meditation  & mindfulness practices, Yoga Nidra, and Hatha Yoga.

There will be an online platform for additional support via teaching videos, homework, and student community forum.  



Schedule Overview

Weekend trainings will take place at our NW studio Friday evenings from 7:30-9:15pm,  Saturdays 12-8pm;  Sundays 12:30-7pm.  Zoom sessions for online courses will be shorter, and recorded material put up to study and re-watch on our online platform.                                                                                                 

Weekend 1:  April 2-4th, 2021.  Foundations of the Middle Path;  Standing Poses and Suryanamaskar;  Tantra/Ashtanga Vinyasa & Trishtana;  Kena, Katha, & selected Upanishads;  Meditation training.  Basic Sanskrit & chanting.  

Weekend 2: April 9-11th, 2021.  Forward Bends;  The fine art of assisting; Yoga Sutras; Meditation Training. 

Weekend 3: April 23-25th, 2021. The Hip and lotus family; the 3 granthis; Yoga Sutras; Meditation Training

Weekend 4:  May 7-9th, 2021. Twisting & The Marichyasana family;  Bhagavad Gita "The Middle Path of Love";  Meditation Training

Weekend 5:  May 28-30th, 2021. Transitions, Floating, Apana & the Core Body;  Bhagavad Gita;  Meditation Training

Weekend 6: June 4-6th, 2021. Sirsasana & Sarvangasana; Finishing Poses; Jalandhara Bandha;  Bhagavad Gita & comparative Buddhist philosophy;  Meditation Training

Weekend 7:  June 18-20th, 2021. Backbending;  The Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Introducing Pranayama;  Meditation Training

Weekend 8:  June 25-27th, 2021. The Art of Inversions:  Handstand, Forearm Balance; Pranayama; Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Tantric Philosophy; Chakras, Nadis;  Meditation Training.

Weekend 9:  July 9-11th, 2021. Arm Balancing; Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Therapeutics; Vijnana Bhairava & Tantra Philosophy;  Yoga Nidra;  Meditation Training.

Weekend 10:  July 23-25th, 2021. Introducing Intermediate Series;  Pranayama;  Vijnana Bhairava; Heart Sutra;  Meditation Training

Weekend 11:  August 6-8th, 2021.   The Language of Sequencing; Practicum-Group Teaching; Yoga Therapy & Alternative Modalities (Restorative, Prenatal, Specialized practices like Yin);  Meditation Training

Weekend 12: August 13-15th, 2021.   Final Weekend & closing ceremonies