This FALL, join Noah Mazé and Team for Awaken the Teacher Within: A 200-Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training. The adventure begins January 18, 2022 and will continue through June 17, 2022.
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 January 18, 2022 and currently plan to end our delivery no later than June 17, 2022. 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.
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
Here's what some of our students and 200 hour graduates have had to say verbatim (For verification please refer to Yoga Alliance's Website where mandatory school reviews are published)
"The Mazé Method offers a solid, wide-reaching program that focuses on the fundamentals of the learning and teaching of poses, alignment, anatomy, philosophy, teaching methodology, business approach, and much more. The expertise, support, and professionalism of the instructors was encouraging. I am happy to have received my certification through the Maze Method and strongly recommend them to others pursuing certification, or continuing education credit. It was a true honor."
"Noah Mazé is a world leader in Yoga Teacher Training. His articulate, comprehensive and passionate delivery of his YTT programs makes The Maze Method the most highly-sought accreditation within the yoga community globally."
"I will post a voluntary review before I even graduate from this spring session. I love it, how the manual serves as a base to get back to when you have questions, a guiding hand to question your own beliefs, and a work book to explore more than the usual brushing over philosophy & history of yoga. In depth anatomy and pose breakdown help build the blocks to be able to dissect any other pose. The content is well thought out (that color codes post it wall). It follows a logical order. There is a daily schedule with a bit of everything to keep it varied. Asana practices range from relaxing to challenging, short & long,..And the community, with twice weekly live sessions to ask questions and practice teaching, to see each others faces. The online tools to communicate with people from around the world. And this last part, people from around the world, enriching your life with their presence."
"I had a great experience with Noah and the team during the virtual/online 200-hr YTT. It was so convenient for me to be able to take the training online since I work full time and don't live anywhere near LA. I learned so much and feel that I will be able to go back to the vault of materials (videos, recordings, yoga classes, and readings) for years to come. This training is definitely for people who love learning -- you will be fully immersed into all things yoga. By the end of the training, I felt fully empowered to begin my teaching journey."
"I found the depth of teaching in the subjects of anatomy, asana and philosophy to be thorough and applicable to the practicalities of teaching. All of the teachers on the course had their own unique engaging style but they all shared a passion for yoga and a sense of warmth and kindness, which shone through. There was a great opportunity to engage in an online community with fellow students which was very valuable. There were also lots of opportunities to communicate directly with each teacher in different time zones, which was extremely well organised and helpful. The videos were beautifully created and produced so as to be easy and entertaining to watch whilst maintaining each teachers individual style and personality. Overall a fantastic course produced by caring and knowledgeable instructors."
"My training with The Maze Method was a great experience! I have a busy life with 3 children and a business, so they worked with me to make it possible to complete my training. Anytime I had questions or concerns Tracy was very always there to help! I would definitely recommend The Maze Method!"
"The course I attended was comprehensive and generous with its content. I feel lucky to have learned from Rocky and Noah and I feel that I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that has changed my course going forward without question. I learned more in three and a half months with these teachers than I could have learned in 10 years attending my local studio."
"I am very impressed by the teachers, so engaged and competent. They have put a lot of energy and efforts in this complete program. And they all are committed and humble."
"I joined this amazing teacher training in 2019, with Noah Maze and Rocky Heron. This training is highly recommended. They both created such a safe environment, that I was able to constantly challenge myself. There was a lot of growth there as an individual, a student and as a teacher. Both are not only incredible knowledgeable but also so supportive. I loved the experience and they are always my teachers."
"Taking the 200hr YTT with The Maze Method was the best decision I made! All the teachers showed extensive knowledge and experience, not only on Yoga and overall topics included on the training, but also on their own practice, and their ability to teach and share them. They created a friendly and positive environment to learn and to cherish longterm friendships."
"The Maze Method (through the tutelage of Rocky and Noah) was the ideal experience for me and my journey in Yoga. Upon reflection, they provided me with a core foundation of asana that can be applied in many diverse routes from here. They reintroduced me to the anatomy of my body, the history of the practice, and the peace of company during this era of life we all find ourselves in. I feel literate in the practice to now go forth with more confidence and better grasp what speaks to me in looking ahead. Thank you for this gift."
"Really thoughtful and comprehensive online provision, very engaged and organised teacher and admin team. I am reusing the material from the YTT, and I have already been back for more and supplementary material. I hope that Yoga Alliance will accommodate online training on an ongoing basis post Covid, as ideally i would like to pursue further certification through the Maze Method."