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

Noah Mazé - Los Angeles, CA
March 25-28 2020

Join internationally acclaimed yoga teacher, Noah Maze in Los Angeles this fall to weave and fuse form and flow during a special 4 day vinyasa yoga tuneup in Los Angeles from March 25-March 28, 2020. 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). 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 week will uplevel your yoga.

Over these 4 days 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 25-28 2020

TIMES
Daily from 10am to 6pm

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.

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
The Mazé Method
Larchmont Village
Los Angeles, CA 90004
yogamaze@icloud.com

More information about exact location and logistics will be provided to students in the program welcome materials.

  • 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