300 Hour Vajra Yoga School

November 11 - November 17, 2024

Robert A.F. Thurman

Michele Loew

Our 300 Hour Vajra Yoga School course will be held November 11th, 2024 to April 6, 2025.This is a unique Yoga Alliance Certification program sponsored by Menla and Tibet House US that incorporates the classical yogic inner sciences from India and Tibet to give people the tools to have a better life and share them with others.This is a unique yoga teacher training that focuses on the intersection between Hatha Yoga & Vajrayana Buddhism. We explore the philosophical and experiential interface between both traditions.If you are looking for a Yoga Teacher Training course that is non-sectarian and brings in yoga and the meditative sciences from both traditions, this is the course.Our program is designed to support self-discovery and growth, lasting joy and physical health and happiness. We focus on alignment-based Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Tibetan Healing Yoga, breathing practices, meditation and philosophy from the Buddha and the Yogis & great Mahasiddhas from India and Tibet.The journey is deeply educational and spiritually transformational, while giving you the practical skills to support other students on their path.Whether your goal is to teach yoga or deepen your practice, you will find the tools that light your journey.We recommend students take this course that have already taken our 200 hour school, another 200 hour program, or have been studying yoga and or Buddhism for a few years with a committed practice.This program is 300 hours of teachings divided into 2 terms. We begin our course November 11th, 2024 with an in-person immersion at Menla Retreat in New York, which can also be live-streamed for those that can’t make it to Menla.However, we strongly recommend you attend in person.We will continue meeting weekly to study together over zoom with live-stream asana practices, Q&As & philosophy sessions with the teachers. And we will close our school year with a final in-person retreat at Menla.In person Retreats at Menla:November 11-17, 2024 & March 31-April 6th, 2025Ongoing weekly livestream zoom classes held: Fridays 11-1pm Eastern with Robert Thurman & Saturdays 11-1pm Eastern w/Michele Loew. Classes will be recorded and translated into anylanguage for your viewing if you miss class live.*Course materials available for 1 year after course finishes on our teachable learning platform.*Tuition monthly payment plans available.Register here for tuition and payment plans: clear-light-at-the-yoga-space.teachable.com/p/vajra-yoga-300-hr-full-course-11-9-2024-4-6-2025
Sample Retreat schedule
  • 7 - 8 am Vajra Yoga w/ Michele
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm Yoga techniques for teachers w/ Michele
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 pm Free time
  • 4 - 6 pm Philosophy w/ Bob
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 - 9 pm Restorative Yoga practices w/ Michele


Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...

Michele Loew

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher & practitioner of Hatha & Tibetan Yogas & the founding director of the Vajra Yoga School of Comparative Buddhist & Indic Yogic Studies where sheco-teaches with Professor Robert A.F. Thurman at Menla & abroad. She has taught, practiced...



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