Deepen your practice and teach what you love—wherever you are
This spring, join Noah Mazé, Rocky Heron, and teaching mentor Nichol Chase for Awaken the Teacher Within: A 200-Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training. This experiential adventure begins in February of 2021 and will continue through June and conclude with graduation early that month.
As communities around the world seek out opportunities to become more just and harmonious, skilled and compassionate educators are more needed and valued than ever. In this training, we invite you to step into your personal power and embark with us in transformation. This journey will not only deepen your practice, but evolve and awaken a powerful, authentic teacher within you. This training will submerge you in all things yoga. It will spark an ever-growing love of learning, propel your personal transformation, and engage your leadership skills.
- 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher training
- Includes a comprehensive digital manual
- Access to pre-recorded classes and lectures
- Access to live office hours and Q&As with Noah Mazé and Rocky Heron
- Engage with your fellow teachers in training and mentors in an exclusive community platform
- Includes worksheets, templates, articles, and other learning resources
This training follows the Mazé Method of yoga education, a step-by-step approach to becoming a skillful, confident teacher. The curriculum combines detailed alignment knowledge and intelligent sequencing with vinyasa theory to provide you with sound skills for teaching safe and effective yoga classes. Your teachers have spent over 50 years collectively investigating nearly every style of yoga, its practices, and associated philosophies. Their knowledge, combined with their approach to experiential education, creates a learning environment that is rich and multi-faceted.
We will study and deconstruct asana (yoga poses), pranayama(breathwork), meditation, yoga theory, yoga practice, yoga history and philosophy, basic Sanskrit, and ethics. Each day will be a treasure trove of learning about anatomy, kinesiology, applied biomechanics, and how to use this knowledge to optimize your yoga and movement practice and teaching.
Students will learn to apply healthy critical thinking through an inquisitive approach to yoga studies. They’ll practice innovative teaching drills, gain clarity about how scientific principles substantiate training techniques, explore the deeper dimensions of yoga practice, and leave with a cutting-edge understanding of human movement and physiology. In all, students can expect to complete this training with new perspectives on yoga study, a greater understanding of biomechanical alignment principles, and expanded general knowledge.
Also included in this training will be an in-depth discussion with Nikki Myers, founder of the Yoga of 12-Step Recovery on The Yoga of Ethics: Living and Teaching With Integrity. This five-hour segment will help you to align your thoughts, words, and actions with your values. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to dive into the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in and beyond yoga spaces with Michelle Cassandra Johnson, a social worker, social activist, and yoga instructor.
This training will take place via Yoga International. Upon completion and graduation, students may choose to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour RYT level.
In accordance with Yoga Alliance guidelines applicable at the time of training a large percentage of this training will consist of pre-recorded videos specifically tailored and progressively sequenced to maximize student learning and engagement. They will live in the online training on Yoga International, where students may revisit them again and again. In addition to the pre-recorded lessons and classes, Rocky or Noah will offer live sessions to conduct practicum, answer emerging collective questions and further clarify lessons as needed. Nichol Chase will offer another live support session each week where students can ask questions and receive help with training assignments.
Our student body will be a diverse, virtual, global community of yogis with a wide range of experience. Participants will range from newer yoga practitioners to experienced teachers. Students with stiffness, challenges with yoga or meditation, injuries, and health issues are all welcome. If you are interested in a deeper understanding of yourself and your body, and if you want to develop tools that nourish your body, mind, and personal gifts, this training is for you and we encourage you to attend.
We begin this training on February 1 and currently plan to end our delivery no later than April 29, 2021. Nothwithstanding the foregoing, we are delivering this program in accordance with amended Yoga Alliance guidelines for Online delivery during COVID19; and, to the extent Yoga Alliance requires us to adjust program dates or delivery of content, we will maintain our flexibility.
Full participation in real time is highly recommended to maximize your online learning in a group environment. However, life is busy and full participation is not always possible. All sessions are archived and available within 24 hours after each ends (and in most cases sooner). Usually students may engage with missed sessions later on the same day of offering.
Additionally, the perk of learning online is students may repeat sessions at a later time. There is always more to learn and repetition is sometimes useful and always a great resource. Despite when you participate, students may earn credit; as we are able to verify and track your participation. While we prefer real time student participation, anyone not participating live can still have an exceptionally rich and rewarding experience.
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 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