200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training & Yoga Immersion Course

August 09 - August 30, 2021

Michele Loew

We are thrilled to announce the first ever 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher training at Menla.   Join us for a life changing retreat and intensive yoga studies program.  Surrounded by pristine forests, magical mountain streams, and the transformative energy of the Medicine Buddha, this is indeed a course not to be missed.   Whether you are looking to deepen your spiritual practice, transform your body/mind/life, or receive teaching certification, you are welcome to attend.  Students that already have a 200 hr YA are also welcome to attend for CEUs.You will learn how to advance and deepen your practice as well as teach others with confidence.  Taught by Michele Loew and her wonderful Yoga Space team, Michele is also the founder & co-director of the Vajra Yoga school for comparative Buddhist & Indic yoga studies with Robert A.F. Thurman.  This training is rooted in the yoga lineage of Krishnamacharya, blending the Vinyasa flow, internal form, and intelligent progression found in the Ashtanga system, the precise alignment and supported poses of the Iyengar System, and the therapeutics and modification to the individual that Desikachar emphasized.  Students with Buddhist backgrounds will enjoy Michele’s ability to shed light on the similarities between the teachings of the Buddha, and those of the Hatha & Classical Yogis.  You will learn: 
  • In depth understanding of yoga asana alignment, both physical and subtle body techniques.
  • The Theory & Practice of yoga (intensive asana, philosophy, pranayama, and meditation study)
  • Breath and meditation techniques, & Yoga Nidra daily.
  • The key principles of applied anatomy & physiology.
  • How to intelligently sequence a yoga practice.
  • Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and selected works on yoga philosophy.
  • How to strengthen your personal practice and embark on a journey to self-liberation for the sake of all sentient beings.  
  • The power of practice in a community of like minded practitioners that love yoga.  
This Program takes place August 9th - 30th: 7am - 8pm daily with free time each day to enjoy nature, the Menla spa, meditate, contemplate, play, & renew.  You will also have access to Michele’s Online study material of recorded anatomy & physiology teachings, asana technique videos and other pre and post course learning material.  Grads completing all course work and attending the hours in-person will qualify for Yoga Alliance 200 hr. Certification or YA CEUs.


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 & ph...



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