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  • Study with World-Class Teachers

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  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

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Michele Loew

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon.  She is known as a teacher’s teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr. & 500 Hr. Yoga Schools and her ability to combine Western knowledge of the body (anatomy & physiology and modern kinesiology techniques) with the Eastern tradition of yoga.  

She has practiced and taught Hatha & Vinyasa yoga since 1998, having studied extensively in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions as well as the Sri Vidya lineage & since 2014, the Kalachakra Yogas.  She is known for her keen observation skills and her ability to guide students toward aligning the physical and energetic body through the use of expert hands-on assists and intelligent verbal cues. She brings to her teaching a warm and engaging style that reflects her own internal understanding of the practice.  

Michele is an avid student of Eastern & Western Philosophy and continues to study with her principal yoga teacher Richard Freeman with whom she has practiced with since 2000. She has been Richard’s assistant in his teacher trainings and workshops and has a close understanding of his brilliant middle path teaching.  She practices Tibetan Buddhist yogas and has received initiation from a number of Tibetan teachers, including several Kalachakra initiations with HH The Dalai Lama. She practices Vajrayana as guided by her beloved teacher in Buddhist inner science, Dr. Robert Thurman.  

Michele teaches regular classes and trainings in Portland, as well as retreats and workshops internationally. For more information on Michele please also visit www.theyogaspace.com and follow her on instagram @micheleloew

Please feel free to email Michele with any questions or to let her know about former injuries or modifications you might be working with in your practice. michele@theyogaspace.com

Events with Michele Loew

Yoga Nidra for Super Bliss, Wisdom, & Compassion
March 28 - 31, 2024

Join us for this 4-day in-person retreat on the enlightened sleep yoga practice of yoga nidra and the sister sciences of Tibetan dream and clearlight sleep yoga. Michele will share inspiring talks and a yoga nidra practice at each session to take us into deep meditative mode, heal, relax, and restore. Whether you need deep rest and healing or you are looking to expand your knowledge in this inner science to deepen your own journey or share yoga nidras with others, this course will be of great benefit. Take the 4-day course alone or add on the full 100 hr…

April 19 - 24, 2024

Yuthok Yonten Gonpo (ca. 1126-1202CE) is believed by Tibetans to be an emanation of the Medicine Buddha, and he translated/composed the Eight-Branch Deathless Essence—four Medicine Buddha Tantras that descended from Indian Mahayana Buddhism as the lost Buddhist version of what was known in India as the work of the famous Vāgbhaṭṭa. Yuthok travelled all over 12th century India, Sri Lanka, Persia, and Nepal, attaining the state of Great Adept Mahāsiddha, and teaching to numerous disciples all the levels of Mahayana sutras and tantras within the context of the pinnacles of teachings and attainments, the mahāsandhi “great connection” perfection. In this…


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