ONLINE: Vinyasa Immersion & Teacher Tuneup A Four Day ONLINE Intensive for Yoga Teachers and Serious Vinyasa Practitioners

Noah Mazé - Global Online
March 2020 - Ongoing

Join internationally acclaimed yoga teacher, Noah Maze ONLINE to learn how to weave and fuse form and flow during a special 4 day vinyasa yoga ONLINE INTENSIVE set to take place from March 25-March 28, 2020. In accordance with temporary Yoga Alliance guidelines, since we cannot offer this program in person right now due to global health concerns, this course will be offered for 28 hours of in person credit and an additional 14 hours of non-contact credit and can count toward our 300 hour certificate.

If you are at home and have a bit of time, you can take this online program from ANYWHERE. If you can’t make all of the live in class sessions, for any reason, all sessions will be both livestreamed and recorded available within hours of our daily session completion. We will offer this training to students around the world in a new kind of way. We will meet in a virtual classroom where we can participate with (and see)  one another.  Our conversation will be substance driven and we are designing this event so students will feel like they are with us in class. The videos will be high quality and easy to watch.  The substance will deliver the learning you crave. The platform will be user friendly and fun to join.  We will be able to participate together “in person” and our platform will confirm your attendance and engagement so in person credit may be earned. Recordings and lessons and classes to 40 plus hours of content (28 hours in class plus extras including additional lessons and classes) will be available on the backend of our plat form when you log into our website and access will not expire. This course is accredited though Yoga Alliance and counts towards 28 hours of contact continuing education hours and 14 hours of non-contact continuing education hours, and meets the bulk of annual CE requirement(s) for yoga teachers.

This all-level intensive (for serious yogis and teachers of yoga) will expand your understanding of vinyasa yoga, breath based movement, and sequencing strategies to optimize the flow. In this intensive, we dive deeply into pose analysis, organizing principles, vinyasa sequencing and how to skillfully balance pose alignment and choreography, with dynamic pace, optimal rhythm and breath awareness. You will acquire knowledge and many relevant and practical tools and techniques to implement into your practice (and teaching). There will be lessons, vinyasa classes, breaks, video lessons, teaching practicum, homework, and many additional resources which we will deliver to you- this will all live in one easy to find place – when you log into this website and access your library (beginning at the time our course starts, March 25th).

With this effort, we hope to offer something very valuable in a new way.  And an incentive for you will be that the value will keep on giving.  Our classroom time — conferences and sessions together — will be recorded and you will have an online folder to visit and revisit our time together and the material we will work with.

Embody your own most effective teacher, and the integrity of your offering will be magnetic and magical. Whether you are a vinyasa teacher looking for new skills and tools, an alignment-based teacher seeking to broaden your range, or a serious yogi who wants to know more about how to optimize your flow practice– this program is for you.  And it’s coming straight to you– AT HOME!

We will cover the following topics and information groups:

Form, Function & Flow: What you need to know, organizing principles and essential skills

  • What is vinyasa yoga? Etymology, definitions, historical context and a comparative look at contemporary vinyasa
    styles
  • Organizational principles of vinyasa
  • Vinyasa teaching strategies and skills
  • Vinyasa sequencing
  • Overview of levels: Level 1, Mixed Levels, Level 2-3
  • Balancing instruction with rhythm, pace and flow
  • Maintaining momentum and flow
  • How to cue breath
  • Pacing fundamentals — how to keep consistent rhythm
  • How to (and whether to) incorporate physical adjustments into a flow class
  • Effective postural demonstrations –considerations and techniques
  • Environment: classroom organization, heat, light, music
  • Seat of the teacher; holding space for challenge and compassion
  • Opening strategies: arriving and settling poses
  • Introducing and teaching seated ujayii pranayama
  • Progressive sequencing for “surya namaskara A”
  • Effective chaturanga and sun salutation modifications
  • Progressive sequencing for “surya namaskara B”

Foundations of Flow continued

  • Difficult poses and transitions
  • Addressing common misalignments while maintaining momentum and pace
  • Modifications, options and prop use and other pose improvement strategies
  • How to introduce and teach mula and uddiyana bandha
  • How to create focus and provide recovery time during class
  • Repetition — strategies and principles
  • Progressive sequencing for “surya namaskara C”
  • Optimizing abdominal strengthening, arm balances and forward bends in vinyasa sequences
  • Teaching and optimizing backbends in vinyasa sequences
  • Closing postures
  • Savasana and ending class

Meaningful Boundaries

  • Mixed level strategies for Surya Namaskar, A, B & C
  • Mixed level syllabus of arm balances, hip openers and forward bends
  • Mixed level sequencing with variations on standing poses, arm balances AND backbends
  • Introducing supine ujayii pranayama
  • How to incorporate and help students learn handstand and forearm balance in mixed level vinyasa
  • Continued exploration for all levels improvement of chaturanga dandasana
  • How to deliver safe and effective classes when your peak pose is a backbend
  • Preparing for effective classes when your peak poses are arm balances or hip openers
  • Introducing viloma pranayama, and kumbaka

Raise the Bar

  • Intermediate/advanced syllabus of poses
  • How and when (and when not to) to teach intermediate/advanced vinyasa
  • How to increase the challenge and safely manage risk
  • Set your students up for success; no curve balls, no surprises
  • How to sequence intelligently for peak sequence
  • Intermediate/advanced vinyasa transitions and skills
  • How to teach kapala bhati pranayama
  • How to effectively lead practice-style classes

Dates

March 25 2020 - Ongoing

TIMES
Daily from 7am to 3pm PST

If you are at home and have a bit of time, you can take this online program from ANYWHERE. If you can’t make all of the live in class sessions, for any reason, all sessions will be both livestreamed and recorded available within hours of our daily session completion. Recordings and lessons and classes to 40 plus hours of content (28 hours in class plus extras including additional lessons and classes) will be available on the backend of our plat form when you log into our website and access will not expire. There will be lessons, vinyasa classes, breaks, video lessons, teaching practicum, homework, and many additional resources which we will deliver to you- this will all live in one easy to find place - when you log into our site.

Form, Function & Flow: What you need to know, organizing principles and essential skills

  • What is vinyasa yoga? Etymology, definitions, historical context and a comparative look at contemporary vinyasa
    styles
  • Organizational principles of vinyasa
  • Vinyasa teaching strategies and skills
  • Vinyasa sequencing
  • Overview of levels: Level 1, Mixed Levels, Level 2-3
  • Balancing instruction with rhythm, pace and flow
  • Maintaining momentum and flow
  • How to cue breath
  • Pacing fundamentals — how to keep consistent rhythm
  • How to (and whether to) incorporate physical adjustments into a flow class
  • Effective postural demonstrations --considerations and techniques
  • Environment: classroom organization, heat, light, music
  • Seat of the teacher; holding space for challenge and compassion
  • Opening strategies: arriving and settling poses
  • Introducing and teaching seated ujayii pranayama
  • Progressive sequencing for "surya namaskara A"
  • Effective chaturanga and sun salutation modifications
  • Progressive sequencing for "surya namaskara B"

Foundations of Flow continued

  • Difficult poses and transitions
  • Addressing common misalignments while maintaining momentum and pace
  • Modifications, options and prop use and other pose improvement strategies
  • How to introduce and teach mula and uddiyana bandha
  • How to create focus and provide recovery time during class
  • Repetition — strategies and principles
  • Progressive sequencing for “surya namaskara C"
  • Optimizing abdominal strengthening, arm balances and forward bends in vinyasa sequences
  • Teaching and optimizing backbends in vinyasa sequences
  • Closing postures
  • Savasana and ending class

Meaningful Boundaries

  • Mixed level strategies for Surya Namaskar, A, B & C
  • Mixed level syllabus of arm balances, hip openers and forward bends
  • Mixed level sequencing with variations on standing poses, arm balances AND backbends
  • Introducing supine ujayii pranayama
  • How to incorporate and help students learn handstand and forearm balance in mixed level vinyasa
  • Continued exploration for all levels improvement of chaturanga dandasana
  • How to deliver safe and effective classes when your peak pose is a backbend
  • Preparing for effective classes when your peak poses are arm balances or hip openers
  • Introducing viloma pranayama, and kumbaka

Raise the Bar

  • Intermediate/advanced syllabus of poses
  • How and when (and when not to) to teach intermediate/advanced vinyasa
  • How to increase the challenge and safely manage risk
  • Set your students up for success; no curve balls, no surprises
  • How to sequence intelligently for peak sequence
  • Intermediate/advanced vinyasa transitions and skills
  • How to teach kapala bhati pranayama
  • How to effectively lead practice-style classes
Global Online

Details to be provided prior to program start.

  • 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
This training is led by Noah Mazé.

“I gained so much from this program – it blew all of my expectations out of the water. I came to get away from my everyday self, but ended up finding so much of myself, both mentally and physically.”

“This was the most holistic, detailed, serious and fun yoga instruction I have ever received. The group was lead with great skill across the ability range within group throughout the program. I learned a lot. I grew in my yoga practice and as a person and had a great time.”

“This is the most rewarding training I’ve ever done. I really loved it. I love the non-dogmatic approach and the openness to other points of view. The content is solid. The instructors are all knowledgeable. I felt inspired and supported. Noah is a bad-ass teacher and amazing human being. I loved everyone on this team – thank you all!”

For more information about the program or the curriculum contact Tracy:
Email: yogamaze@icloud.com
Phone: (310) 871-8808