Join Noah Mazé for 2 days of intensive study, and play, in Berkeley, California in November 2019.
This anatomical-based yoga intensive will take you on an educational and experiential journey of body-mind-heart and will teach you more about your body and yoga poses than you ever knew before. Each day details out a specific anatomical body region and makes the download of information clear, understandable and experiential. You will learn a ton as you activate specific actions and muscles/muscle groups in progressive and creative sequencing of movement patterns and yoga poses.
Embodied Wisdom— Asana workshops with Noah Maze
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.
Individual Session Descriptions:
On the Field of Dharma
The opening setting and context for the Bhagavadgita inspires this full-spectrum asana class with an emphasis on standing poses. We will explore the possible meanings of dharma, in body/mind/heart, and what it may mean to lay claim to the field of dharma and to “stand in yoga,” yogastahah [BhG 2.48]
The Yoga of Action
Inspired by the teachings of action, karma-yoga, this session will build strength and opening in a steady and skillful sequence to backbending peak postures. Krishna will tell us that we are always acting; the question is whether or not we are doing it well. “Yoga is skill in action” – yogah karmasu kaushalam [BhG 2.50]
The Yoga of Insight
The inspired by the teachings of wisdom and knowledge, jnana-yoga, this session sequences forward bends, hip openers, twists and meditation to conspire to bring you ever more deeply into your own embodied wisdom and “yoked intelligence” –buddhiyukto [BhG 2.50]
About Workshops with Noah Mazé
Noah teaches yoga workshops all over the world. This program is for dedicated yoga students who want to take some extra time to explore postures in a meaningful, refined, methodical way and learn practical strategies for building strength, flexibility and focus. Noah will provide the attention you need to help you achieve your personal goals in your physical yoga/asana practice.
Morning asana sessions tend to be upbeat, with an emphasis on standing postures, backbends, arm balances and/or vinyasa flow. We turn inward as the sun wanes to forward bends, inversions and restorative postures. Students can expect to leave this program with a deeper, more expansive practice, and know how best to grow your yoga practice in the context of her/his own limits and boundaries.
Friday, November 22
1:30pm – 4:30pm On the Field of Dharma
6:00pm – 9:00pm The Yoga of Insight
Saturday, November 23
12:30pm – 3:30pm The Yoga of Action
- 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