Our next training's first module will start September 28, 2018

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. This foundational training is ideal for serious students of yoga wishing to profoundly deepen their practice and aspiring teachers alike.

Primary focus:

  • 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.)

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 The People's Yoga, Yoga Pearl, Yoga Shala, Yoga on Yamhill, Mandala Yoga, Santosha, Sellwood Yoga, Imagine Yoga Studio, Yoga Bhoga and of course many of The Yoga Space staff have taken both our 200-hr and 300-plus (500-hr) programs. 


Tuition: $2800   

Upon acceptance, there is a $300 deposit to hold your place. Application Deadline: September 21, 2018

Payment plans are available, but must be completed by February 2, 2019  (Tuition for payment plans:  $3300)

Refund policy:  No refunds after September 21, 2018 unless we can find a replacement for your spot. 

Please see The Yoga Space Website for complete training details and to apply:  http://www.theyogaspace.com/training/200-level

Training Staff:
Michele Loew will lead the majority of this weekend format training with support from Simon Menasche on philosophy and meditation training, and Yoga Space teachers will take supporting roles as mentors or guest teachers.   Shelly Stephenson, certified Pilates teacher and Thomas Meyers Certified Anatomy Teacher will teach Anatomy segments. 

Schedule Overview:
The 6-month training will take place primarily on weekends: Friday nights from 6-9pm, Saturdays from 12-8pm and Sundays from 11:00-6pm.   All Sessions will take place at the NW studio. 

Students are expected to take at least two additional yoga classes per week at The Yoga Space or another studio and keep a practice diary of home practice or other class participation. Unlimited yoga classes at The Yoga Space are included in the tuition. 

Weekend 1:
Orientation; Standing poses connecting to the earth; adjusting tadasana/ samasthitih; linking pattern of breath with movement; 1st 3 positions of surya namaskar; Theory of alignment as simultaneous awakening of opposites. Ujjayi pranayama and the unitiing of prana and Apana.   the Kena Upanisad (a context for this course); History of yoga and our lineage.

Weekend 2:
Standing poses continued. Downward facing dog study, assists and alternatives. Beginning shoulder anatomy & general alignment of shoulder girdle in asana. Bhagavad Gita Ch. 1+2. Meditation.

Weekend 3:
Forward bends, anatomy of legs and feet; Bhagavad Gita Ch. 3-6 - Sankyha Philosophy. Principles of teaching. Preparation for Sarvangasana: shoulder neck form, eye and neck reflex. 

Weekend 4:
Back bending with ease, principles and assists. Teaching practicum. Yoga Sutras Ch. 1-2. Anatomy of psoas and spine.

Weekend 5:
Hip Openers, marichayasanas; hip joint and rotations; Padmasana (injuries, rotations, adjustments; anatomy of the knee); Yoga Sutra Yama & Niyama Ch. 3+4. Teaching practicum. Meditation.

Weekend 6:
Twisting poses; Beginning pranayama. Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7-10.

Weekend 7:
Art of sequencing a flow-based class; Inversions; Sarvangasana and sirsasana cycles. Accessing the core line. Teaching practicum. Assisting in class. Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11-12.

Weekend 8:
Bhagavad Gita, Ch. 13-18; Arm Balances. Shoulder and wrists therapeutics. Teaching practicum. Assisting in class. Meditation.

Weekend 9:
Advaita Vedanta; Comparative philosophies; Restorative yoga; PreNatal yoga, Pancha Kosha model; Yoga as therapy / low backs. Teaching practicum, assisting. Tantra philosophy.

Weekend 10:
Teaching practicum, sequencing, meditation; Tantra philosophy and comparative Buddhist study. 

Weekend 11:
Chakras, nadis, internal form and flow; tantric philosophy overview;  Yoga nidra, meditation, teaching practicum.

Weekend 12:
Review + teaching practicum. Closing Ceremony + party. The seat of the teacher; ethics, business of yoga and teaching principles review.