We are thrilled to be accepting 12 students back into in person training with us in Los Angeles for the learning adventure of a lifetime. We begin in August!
Unlock and unleash your yoga teaching potential. We do not produce cookie-cutter yoga instructors. We challenge and educate you to better know yourself as a teacher and grow your capacity from your ability to make sound decisions based on your needs and the needs of your students. This training will challenge you to investigate the why of how you teach, and ask questions that may not have occurred to you to consider, so that you can ultimately deliver your own lessons and curriculum with clarity and confidence. This 300-HR Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles with Noah Mazé and boasts the highest caliber of yoga education. This internationally recognized 300-hour Yoga Alliance-approved* curriculum is known to be among the very best of trainings. We set a high standard and our students graduate with vast teaching knowledge and skills, and resources and materials they can access and revisit forever.
- Teaching Methodology (for both “Hatha” & “Vinyasa Styles”
- Anatomy & kinesiology
- Sequencing for every level
- Sequencing for practice advancement
- Sequencing for stiff & injured yogis
- Creative sequencing
- Hands on (and off) adjustments
- Leadership & facilitation
- Pranayama, mantra & meditation
- “Business of Yoga”
- Successful completion of a YTT 200.
- Attending students must submit proof of vaccination for COVID-19.
- To graduate with a certificate, students must be present for all 6 modules and view the recordings if you have been absent. (Enrollment can roll and modules need not be taken in order.)
- This is an interactive and interpersonal training. We do not require “turned in assignments” and there are no tests or exams.
- Successful completion of this TT will allow students to register with Yoga Alliance with an RYT-500 designation.
- In Person Module 1 (Rebuilding Foundations): August 16-20, 2021
- In Person Module 2 (Anatomy): August 23-27, 2021
- Practicum & Q/A ONLINE September 8, 2021
- Practicum & Q/A ONLINE September 17, 2021
- In Person Module 3 (Philosophy): October 4-9, 2021
- In Person Module 4(Sequencing): October 11-16, 2021
- Practicum & Q/A ONLINE October 23, 2021
- Practicum & Q/A ONLINE October 27, 2021
- In Person Module 5 (Vinyasa): November 29-December 3, 2021
- In Person Module 6(Ethics, Leadership & Facilitation): December 6-10, 2021
- Practicum & Q/A ONLINE December 14, 2021
- Practicum & Q/A ONLINE December 15, 2021
TUITION & ENROLLMENT: WE WILL ENROLL ONLY 12 NEW STUDENTS WITH TUITION SET AT $4400
What to Expect:
- Six 40-60 hour modules, described generally below, with space in-between to allow time for integration and application.
- Live modules take place Monday to Friday on the dates below from 8 am to 4 pm PST.
- Each morning we meet, class will begin with morning meditation and asana practice. To follow, we will convene for a group assessment and participate in peer teaching with feedback. To follow, the module’s focus will be presented through lecture or practicum.
- Each module runs for five days with group study and practice, and an online session in between module from time to time (which are recorded).
- All live sessions and online sessions are video recorded and available to be reviewed in our specially designed online classroom, in case you cannot attend a session or want to revisit the learning.
- Access to online resources provided for all modules and courses will not expire.
- Subject matter consists of both live and pre-recorded sessions, and we can work with students independently to help them achieve the schedule and time frame that works best.
- In addition to the above schedule, each module has additional OPTIONAL “bonus” video classes & homework assignments for you to complete on your own time.
- Materials include access to our thousand page 200 YTT Manual.
- Supporting materials and resources are available to enhance your learning, both during and in-between modules.
- Our program resources provide more hours than the 270-hour requisite. All of which a student can repeat as often as desired. We encourage students to revisit sessions, as there is always more to learn, and repetition helps deepen the learning process.
Module 1: WELCOME TO ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING: GETTING TO KNOW YOU
In this module, we will lay the groundwork for progressive teaching, starting from where you are at as a person and a teacher. This module’s focus will center around pose improvements, demonstration, and observation. We will encourage you to think about yourself holistically, and what you currently offer to your students as a teacher.
- Opening and closing class rituals
- Verbal instruction focus – type of instructions
- Pose analysis
- Experiential education
- Full Spectrum class planning and sequencing
- Ethics of teaching
- Assessment of applied anatomy & physiology
- Understanding & mitigating misalignments
- Clarification of classical form and when to modify
- When and why to use props
- How to better use yoga books & resources
- Yoga Business Topics: Money & Contracts
Module 2: APPLIED ANATOMY: THE WONDER OF YOUR BODY
Continuing on with progressive teaching, we will dive deeper within the body to further solidify your understanding of biomechanics within postures. From major muscle groups to skeletal regions, we will examine how the body functions to allow the body to enter and sustain various asanas, as well as common injuries and modifications. We will focus on creating and teaching anatomical body region classes, with best practices for demonstration within class.
- Anatomy of poses
- Anatomy review and discussion
- Advanced lessons in muscular function, biomechanics & kinesiology
- Skills and drills to incorporate into class
- Verbal instructions
- Sequencing for an anatomy-focused class
- Science based strategies for training mobility
- Demonstrating anatomical terms and concepts in teaching
- Ethics of teaching
- Yoga Business Topics: Marketing
Module 3: PHILOSOPHY; TAKING THE TEACHINGS TO HEART How to teach to a theme can be difficult. It can also be overbearing and can feel “preachy” to students. Our discussions will include background in storytelling, folklore and oral and aural traditions of memory, recitation, interpretation and commentary. We examine how yoga has come to be associated with posture, asana, and the dissemination of yoga to the west and subsequent proliferation of modern postural yoga. we will examine how to properly teach to alignment of postures, and how to best set up your class sequence geared towards a peak posture or a philosophical idea.
- Sequencing for themes and philosophical teachings
- Yoga Philosophy review and discussion
- Yoga Business Topics: Developing Business Avatars
Module 4: THE ART OF SEQUENCING Sequencing can be challenging. Sequencing with proper alignment and to a theme can be even more challenging. In this module, we will examine how to properly teach to alignment of postures, and how to best set up your class sequence geared towards a peak posture or a philosophical idea.
- Sequencing for alignment-focused classes
- Focus pose and peak pose class planning
- Sequencing for every level of yogi
- Sequencing to your objectives and learning outcomes
- Sequencing with regressions & progressions
- Yoga Business Topics: Content
Module 5: VINYASA KRAMA: TEACHING VINYASA
What is vinyasa…really? With many broad definitions out there, we will look at modern vinyasa in its current form today and identify elements of vinyasa together to better understand this style. Progressions and regressions of asanas will be evaluated to accommodate mixed-level classes.
- Transitions & sequencing
- Keys to teaching an effective vinyasa flow class
- Intelligent use of props
- Understanding pose regressions / progressions and mixed level option
- Asana: comparative analysis
- Exploration of yoga specialty areas
- Business of Yoga: The Art of Skillful Business Relationships
Module 6: TRAIN THE TRAINER: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER The culmination of this course will build your current toolbox that you carry around as a teacher. There are many that we may possess, but either do not utilize them, underutilize them, or do know how to utilize. This module will focus on how to maximize tools like teaching skills, understanding your class as a whole, and how to communicate effectively.
- “Seat of the teacher”
- Group facilitation & feedback
- Overt / Direct skills of teaching
- Subtle / Indirect skills of teaching
- Group dynamics and stages of group development
- Training arcs and curriculum development
- Leadership & studentship
- Establishing trust and connecting to your audience with “buy in”
- Professional Direction – “Taking this back to your business”
Here’s what Graduates have said about this TT:
The depth of knowledge gained through this school is grace-filled and immeasurable. Teachers are gifted! The school exceeded all expectations; it offered a balanced, but a rigorous blend of practice, anatomy, philosophy, and contemplation. Not only did I deepen my knowledge of yoga, but I also learned how to leverage my personal practice so as to create a more authentic teaching style. The International community is unlike any I’ve ever met before. Everyone is welcoming, kind, intelligent, inspiring, and loving. Every person I met had incredible knowledge about yoga philosophy, lifestyle, technique, and compassion. –Brig Wollack
This program was vigorous and engaging! I got so much out of it, there were ZERO corners cut and I would recommend it anyone who is serious about deepening their practice and understanding of yoga. Noah is an incredible and knowledgable teacher and I feel really lucky to have had this experience. –Natalia Chambers
Thorough training. Left feeling much further along as a teacher. Diverse and supportive environment. Teachers challenged students to learn in compelling ways. Also a really fun staff to train with. Loved this program whole-heartedly. –Kate Callaway
As a result of the 300 hour training, I am more capable leading a yoga philosophy discussion, teaching yoga in relation to the body’s anatomy, and supporting a meditative and reflective practice. Noah Maze and the entire teaching team, including support staff, were/are phenomenal. I should add that I earned the 200 hour certification through the Maze Method, so I am very familiar with the teaching style and his in-depth, well-rounded instruction. In the 300 hour training, when I compared my base knowledge to other students in the cohort, I was happy -and so incredibly proud- to have a broader foundation in philosophy, anatomy, and, surprisingly, Sanskrit knowledge. I’m a more confident yoga instructor and inquisitive lifelong yoga student because of Noah and his team. –Sher Amos-Grosser
I found the depth of teaching in the subjects of anatomy, asana and philosophy to be thorough and applicable to the practicalities of teaching. All of the teachers on the course had their own unique engaging style but they all shared a passion for yoga and a sense of warmth and kindness, which shone through. There was a great opportunity to engage in an online community with fellow students which was very valuable. There were also lots of opportunities to communicate directly with each teacher in different time zones, which was extremely well organised and helpful. The videos were beautifully created and produced so as to be easy and entertaining to watch whilst maintaining each teachers individual style and personality. Overall a fantastic course produced by caring and knowledgeable instructors. –Elizabeth York
This training was amazing! I began the 300-hour RYT training during COVID 19, to expand my yoga knowledge. I never realized it would be so fulfilling. I started studying every module, worksheets, assignments, practice, daily meditation, and recommended readings books. I can confirm that they exceeded my expectations. I’m still digesting all the material, notes, and this beautiful experience. I’m so grateful that I chose Noah as my teacher. A teacher who teaches from the heart with great passion. Noah, Tracy, and the team are an inspiration. Thank you so much for doing this. I will forever be grateful for this experience. It was exactly what I hoped for and exceeded my already high expectations. I highly recommend The Mazé Method teacher training program for anyone who is serious about teaching yoga and developing their skills as a teacher. I truly feel ready to keep my yoga teaching journey. — Annie Salado
This 300 RYT program is extremely in-depth and comprehensive – it is very clear that all involved at The Maze Method in putting together this training are passionate, professional, invested in your success and just plain amazing – truly a life-changing experience on many levels! –Teresa Torgerson
This training was amazing! Noah Maze and team are constantly growing and evolving their program. I feel like I could take this training in another year and it would be a completely new learning experience. I loved the style of teaching and how each educational category was woven throughout the specific educational category that we were focused on for the week. Simply brilliant. I felt inspired and engaged throughout the entire training. –Meghan Ruiz
This school provided me with a thorough understanding of yoga. From poses, to biology, to linguistics, to the philosophical and psychological sides of yoga, I was able to develop a broad understanding of yoga so that I could figure out what interests me….I can tell that Noah has really perfected this course and how he delivers the information through lessons and assignments. The lessons are very easy to follow along to, each of which is complemented by an actual yoga sequence, and the assignments allow you to [build upon] sequences and practice teaching. –River Lynch Hope
I loved the way that Noah’s curriculum encouraged us to find our own creative voice as established teachers, while definitely pushing us past our comfort zones and illuminating new ways to approach our teaching practice. I was challenged but encouraged along the way and given many opportunities to contribute to group discussions and some very deep learning. I really loved the Modular structure of the course, which allowed me to fit it into my strange and inconsistent work schedule. They were incredibly accommodating from the start and his team of teachers was just outstanding, each with their own unique take on the same curriculum, inspiring us to take the content and make it our own too. Loved every minute and I can’t recommend their training programs enough.
I was very pleased with this training. Anatomy, asana, and philosophy were detailed in instruction and included a lot of repetition to make the material easier to absorb. Communication was prompt and the course was laid out in a well thought out methodical manner. –Kathleen Brooks
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