Join internationally acclaimed yoga teacher, Noah Mazé, for a special 2 day yoga intensive, in Wisconsin this October of 2019. This yoga intensive will boost your practice and sharpen your yoga practice and yoga teaching skills.
These theme-based asana classes take you on an integrated journey of thoughtful inquiry (mind), courageous engagement (heart), and experiential embodiment (body). Each class begins with a brief exploration of philosophical teachings and/or a mythic narrative of yoga. We then physicalize the teachings in asana practice through choreographed sequences of postures, and internalize the teachings in contemplative meditative practices. The yoga tradition offers a wide and deep ocean of wisdom, filled with rigorous philosophical traditions, rich mythic narrative and symbolic iconography. We will explore these teachings in both their historical context, as well as how we, as modern yogis, may derive meaning from these ancient wisdom traditions. If you wish to dive into this ocean of wisdom and engage the teachings while practicing on the mat, these classes are for you. Our exploration will be entirely secular in nature; no belief required.
Saturday, October 26 10:00-12:30
Strong to the Core
Saturday, October 26 1:30-5:00
Immersion Session: Demystifying Alignment
Sunday, October 27 10:00-12:30
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.
Strong to the Core
Got core? This class will strengthen your deep core stabilizers as well as your more global core muscles as we circumambulate 360 degrees around your torso and pelvis with strengthening poses and drills. We begin with the pelvic floor and transverse abdominus, into supine core strengtheners and hip openers, boat pose and plank pose variations, inner thigh strengtheners, outer hip stabilizers, back strengthening poses and culminating arm balances. Your core will be slow cooked and your shoulders will get some bonus strengthening too! All levels; come ready to work hard and have fun.
This workshop will expand your understanding of yoga asana, functional anatomy and kinesiology and sequencing with a dynamic mix of theory and experiential practice. This session will increase your knowledge and you will gain new tools and skills to implement into your yoga practice (and teaching). Every pose is a combination of stability and ease (sthira / sukha), but all to often we get bogged down with contradictory alignment cues and actions that leave us overwhelmed and confused, both physically and mentally. Noah will offer a powerful and logical, step-by-step process for understanding and practicing asana alignment in this compelling workshop: the morning session will be an alignment based asana workshop featuring step by step sequencing, applied anatomy and creative prop work. The afternoon will dive more deeply into explanation, pose analysis, more anatomy and sequencing strategies. Please bring a notebook.
This progressively sequenced class will feature handstand, forearm balance, headstand and shoulder stand. Each inversion will have careful and specific preparation, attention to detail, and stages will be given for all levels of yogis. Whether you are an inversion pro, or desire to learn how to do these powerful and graceful poses, there will be much for you to learn and practice.
- 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 would definitely recommend this program, and I already have. It was top notch in quality and quantity of material, as well as in support and openness and communication. Noah’s unique experience has produced an unparalleled leader, facilitator, and guide. Lessons learned in our training modules have extended far beyond the scope of yoga into life and relating to others in a more effective manner. I received SO MUCH, this training goes above and beyond for any student wanting to deepen their skills, gain confidence, and reach a new level of mastery in yoga.”
“Noah is inspiring and exhibits an unparalleled mastery of teaching. For some time now, I have been contemplating the notion, “be impeccable with your word.” I tried to think of people who embody this and would often come up empty until I met Noah. Noah is careful with his words, exhibits accuracy, accountability, and thoughtful articulation. These are important qualities in an effective leader. When Noah speaks, people listen – and they take it to heart. Along with that, he also embodies creativity, playfulness, humor, sensitivity, and ardor. All of these qualities make for a very well-rounded, inspiring leader and I feel honored to have received guidance and to have learned such a great deal, not just about yoga, but about life.”