Learn to teach what you love! This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with the effervescent Nichol Chase will take place in San Francisco over two intensive weeks in the Fall of 2020, and is enrolling now! We will limit attendance to no more than 25 yogis.
Designed to help you learn more about all things yoga, leverage your practice to improve your poses—and your experience of them—this program will provide you with an effective understanding of the biomechanical alignment of yoga postures (asana), as well as an expanded knowledge of yoga generally. Our curriculum combines detailed alignment and intelligent sequencing with vinyasa theory, and provides you with sound knowledge and skills to teach safe and effective yoga classes. You will study and deconstruct asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation, applied anatomy, therapeutics, yoga theory & practice, yoga history & philosophy, basic Sanskrit, ethics & boundaries, and you will master the skills required to teach. Most importantly, you’ll learn what impact all of this can have on your life, on and off the mat.
This training is ideal for serious students of yoga, aspiring yoga teachers, and teachers with varying levels of experience. We accommodate “stiff” students, and encourage their attendance. We also welcome students suffering with pain or injury and those who are working with systemic health challenges. Pregnant women are also welcome.
Expect to join Nichol onsite for no fewer than 160 on-site learning hours (as more fully detailed in the time/date section below). In addition to onsite learning, students will receive digital access to extensive online learning resources and materials, including workbooks, worksheets, and other documents via our school’s very own online learning platform. Accordingly, over the course of this training you will be enrolled in no fewer than four of our most essential online courses (Essential Poses & Practice, Essential Teaching Skills, Anatomy Primer and Philosophy Primer) with a retail value $1500.00. Each of our online courses includes hours of video lessons and some include video practices. Each of these online products also offers written resources in the form of manuals, workbooks, articles and other downloadable pdf documents, which you will use both during the training and likely for years post graduation. If you wish to learn more about our online resources or the courses included as part of tuition in this program simply visit our online course portal at www.mazeonyoga.com).
This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance and focuses on three areas of study: The Theory and Practice of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, and The Art of Teaching. Graduates may register with Yoga Alliance at its RYT-200 level upon successful completion.
If you love learning, have a body, and want to more fully inhabit that vessel– this training is for you.
DatesModule 1: August 28-September 6 2020
Module 2: November 4-13 2020
9 hours per day, generally 10am-7pm
Complete participation is strongly recommended. However, life events and circumstances sometimes take priority, and we are as flexible and reasonable as we can be with our students. Makeup options are available. Please see our Makeup Policy for more information.
In this training, you will study and deconstruct asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation, applied anatomy, therapeutics, yoga theory & practice, yoga history & philosophy, basic Sanskrit, ethics & boundaries, and you will master the skills required to teach. With great precision and clarity, your trainer will cover the primary tools needed to teach yoga to others. In addition to studying the fundamental yoga postures, topics will include:
- How to improve your own yoga practice
- How to teach a yoga pose
- Actions and alignment
- Purpose and use of props
- Restorative poses
- Observing and understanding bodies
- The art of teaching
- When and how to modify yoga poses
- How or whether to touch students and when to use adjustments
- How to effectively sequence a class
- Introduction to meditation
- Functional anatomy and physiology
- Meaning behind asana systems
- History of Yoga – major schools and movements
- 1 year of yoga practice recommended
- No prior teaching experience required
- Stiffness and injuries OK
- Willingness to participate in a group process
- Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
- Dedication, motivation and self directed studentship
"I seek out teachers who are so passionate about their disciplines that simply being around them inspires others to pursue what they love as well. This is why I chose to complete my 200-hour teacher training with Nichol Chase—she is a gifted teacher and lifelong student whose positive energy is contagious. Nichol pours a tremendous amount of thought into every aspect of her teaching, and she makes her students feel seen and valued. Her classes are challenging and detail-oriented, yet her teaching style makes learning accessible for all students. Studying basic anatomy can be a tedious process, but Nichol managed to teach it in a more engaging way than many of my college professors. As a result, I retained more knowledge and actually enjoyed the process. This program enriched my life in so many ways, and I feel so lucky I had Nichol to guide me through the experience!" - Megan Yee
"I loved the experience and signed up for the 300 hour program even before I finished. Aside from just being able to focus on yoga for 8 hours a day, a week at a time, with incredible instructors, I enjoyed working with my classmates and watching us all grow as yoga practitioners and instructors." - Jeff Swanson
"I would highly recommend the The Mazé Method 200 hour teacher training because it’s not just about learning to teach yoga poses. It’s learning about yourself. It’s about individual growth. That’s why I chose to study with The Mazé Method. Through this training I’ve become much more observant and gained awareness and understanding of what the poses do for our bodies. I joined the program to deepen my knowledge, but it has also been about evolvement in my own being. It’s been scary, exciting, very emotional and wonderful for me." — Laura Wang