Michele's Next 500 (300 plus) WEEKEND based course starts April 1st, 2022.
Join us for this amazingly positive life changing journey and take your teaching to the next level!
This 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 (or an approved training) prior to taking the 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.
Michele Loew will teach this course with support from Yoga Space staff and visiting guest teachers. Based on Michele's longtime personal study of yoga in the lineage of Krishnamacharya- Iyengar, Ashtanga & Vinyasa yoga, and her long time study with her primary 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.
Michele has studied for many years with senior Iyengar teachers, completing Aadil Pahlkivla's Yoga Therapy course as well as 17 years with Doug Keller. This will inform how we move in both Mysore style Ashtanga practice and led flow classes. We will also explore different styles of teaching Vinyasa based yoga and therapeutic work with students. 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 studied during the course.
After each live stream, replays will be posted to this course giving you lifetime access to these teachings.
Weekend 1: April 1-3, 2022: 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 8-10, 2022: Forward Bends; The fine art of assisting; Yoga Sutras; Meditation Training.
Weekend 3: April 22-24, 2022: The Hip and lotus family; the 3 granthis; Yoga Sutras; Meditation Training
Weekend 4: April 29-May 1, 2022: Twisting & The Marichyasana family; Bhagavad Gita "The Middle Path of Love"; Meditation Training
Weekend 5: May 20-22, 2022: Transitions, Floating, Apana & the Core Body; Bhagavad Gita; Meditation Training
Weekend 6: 5 DAY INTENSIVE May 26-30, 2022: Subtle Body & Yoga Nidra Intensive
Weekend 7: June 10-12, 2022: Sirsasana & Sarvangasana; Finishing Poses; Jalandhara Bandha; Bhagavad Gita & comparative Buddhist philosophy; Meditation Training
Weekend 8: June 24-26, 2022: Backbending; The Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Introducing Pranayama; Meditation Training
Weekend 9: July 8-10, 2022: The Art of Inversions: Handstand, Forearm Balance; Pranayama; Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Tantric Philosophy; Chakras, Nadis; Meditation Training.
Weekend 10: July 15-17, 2022: Arm Balancing; Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Therapeutics; Vijnana Bhairava & Tantra Philosophy; Yoga Nidra; Meditation Training.
Students of this Summer's 500hr Teacher Training have the extraordinary opportunity to complete their training with a 2 week intensive and ceremony in Costa Rica.
July 30 - August 13, Michele will be offering a 2 week intensive at Blue Spirit Retreat Center in Nosara, Costa Rica. This course will include 2 sessions of asana daily with hands on assists and Michele’s eyes and expert therapeutic assists.
As this Teacher Training is a hybrid course, this 2 week retreat will be an ideal addition for those who are attending the training online; for those attending the weekends in Portland, this will be an opportunity to come together in person with the greater sangha to deepen your practice further and celebrate.
The Costa Rica retreat is not required for this Teacher Training, but it is an incredible opportunity for those looking for the devotional richness of being in community and enriching your practice in a nourishing paradise.