This foundational training is ideal for
serious students of yoga wishing to
profoundly deepen their practice and
aspiring teachers alike.
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.
The 5 month training will take place primarily on weekends: Friday nights from 7-8:45pm; Saturdays from 11-1pm & 2-4pm; Sundays from 11-1pm & 2-6pm. All sessions will take place at the NW studio for in person attendance, and will be live-streamed and stored here on teachable for remote viewing at your own pace.
This is Michele's third training being offered in this dynamic, online format. Students have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and engage with the material in a way that suits their learning style. With the live zoom sessions and the recorded sessions available any time you like, you really have the best opportunity to learn and deepen your practice.
During the course of the training, students will have access to unlimited classes with Michele Loew on zoom, and a 20% discount on studio class cards for all other studio classes both in-person and zoomed.
Weekend 1: October 8, 9, 10
Orientation, philosophy, light asana, yoga Nidra, Standing poses connecting to earth, Tadasana & samasthtih, linking pattern of breath with movement. 1st 3 positions of Suryanamaskar A,
Weekend 2: October 15, 16, 17
Standing Poses & Downward Facing Dog study, assists, and alternatives, anatomy of the legs and feet, sitting practice alignment. Yoga Sutras Chapters 1 & 2 Meditation.
Weekend 3: October 29, 30, 31
Forward Bends, Anatomy of the pelvis, back body muscles and fascial lines; Yoga Sutras; Sankyha Philosophy. Principles of Teaching.
Weekend 4: November 12, 13, 14
Back bending with ease, principles and assists. Teaching Practicum. Yoga Sutras, Anatomy of psoas, spine, hip flexors and extensors.
Weekend 5: November 19, 20, 21
Hip Openers, Marichayasanas; anatomy of hip joint and knee; Bhagavad Gita. Teaching Practicum. Meditation.
Weekend 6: December 3, 4, 5
Twisting poses; anatomy of the core muscles, Beginning Pranayama. Bhagavad Gita Chapters 7-10
Weekend 7: January 7, 8, 9
Art of sequencing a flow-based class; Beginning Inversions; Sarvangasana and Sirsasana cycles. Anatomy of the head, neck, accessing the core line. Bhagavad Gita, Teaching Practicum. Assisting in class.
Weekend 8: January 14, 15, 16
Handstands, shoulder and wrist anatomy, Teaching Practicum, Meditation.
Weekend 9: February 11, 12, 13
Arm Balances, Teaching Practicum, Sequencing, Sanskrit primer, Meditation; Tantra philosophy chakras, nadis, comparative Buddhist Philosophy.
Weekend 10: February 18, 19, 20
Closing weekend cermony, Pranayama, kriya, subtle body, business of yoga, taking the seat of the teacher, teaching practicum.