Join master teacher, Noah Mazé, or 5 Master Classes to improve your yoga practice and uplevel your asana game.
Each of these practices will help students further develop their yoga practice and understanding of pose architecture. Stages for all poses will be taught, and each participant will have plenty to challenge themselves while working within healthy boundaries. You will be met right where you are at in your yoga experience and you will go to the next level in a supportive and rigorous practice environment.
Classes are for ALL LEVELS of yogi. Injuries and/or stiffness OK. Complete participation is strongly recommended.
Day 1: Fortify Your Heart– Do you desire a more confident, stable and liberated experience in your body while bending backward? It may not be facilitated in the way you expect. Set your dial to awareness and enliven the levers and pulleys that lengthen and extend your spine. In this session, we will explore innovative drills to mobilize and activate your shoulder girdle, neck and spine. Learn to bend with appropriate tensile strength and balance stability and mobility. Bringing your spine body fully online will enable your whole self with the healthy and powerful qualities these postures enable. Variations of all postures will be available. This workshop will feature step-by-step sequencing, applied anatomy, clear instructions, creative prop work, attention to alignment and stages appropriate for all yogis of all levels.
Day 2: Strong to the Core—This slow_and_steady workshop will first activate and strengthen the deep stabilizing muscles of your pelvis and spine. With mula-bandha and uddiyana-bhanda in place, we circumnavigate 360 degrees around your torso and pelvis to systematically strengthen every side. Expect plenty of pelvic floor and transverse abdominus activation cues, supine and seated abdominal strengtheners, strengthening drills for your inner thighs (hip adductors) and outter hip muscles (hip abductors), as well as hamstring and back strengthening. Expect specific anatomical cueing and explanation, activation skills and drills, plenty of yoga pose applications, and fun and challenging arm balance culminations. This session is for all levels of yogis who are ready to work hard, learn and have fun. Your core will be fortified, your hips, pelvis and back will be grateful!
Day 3: Hippy Harmony: To facilitate greater harmony in life and in movement, we investigate mobility strategies in our spine, pelvis, and hips. Understanding the dynamic possibilities of these regions of your body will unlock greater freedom in a wide range of standing, and seated postures, as well as your capacity to transition creatively through these asanas with ease and stability. In this deep exploration of hip openers and lower body alignment, we will seek to cultivate a blissful place of love and inner sweetness. Awaken the circuitry and intelligence of your lower limbs and accomplish greater freedom in your functional ranges of motion, while you dive into your depths and saturate the richness of these deeply calming and intoxicating poses. This workshop will feature step-by-step sequencing, applied anatomy, clear instructions, creative prop work, attention to alignment and stages appropriate for all yogis of all levels.
Day 4: Ankle & Foot – Warrior Feet: This class focuses on specific movements and actions of the toes, feet, and ankles in warrior poses (virabhadrasana I, II, III) and on stabilizing and aligning the feet knees and hips. Be prepared to occupy your legs and experience your feet as you never have before. Joyful groaning optional! This workshop will feature step-by-step sequencing, applied anatomy, clear instructions, creative prop work, attention to alignment and stages appropriate for all yogis of all levels.
Day 5: Wings of Grace: Explore, strengthen, open and leverage your shoulder girdle and upper extremities (the upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, and hands). Learn healthy ways to mobilize as well as increase your strength and stability in the upper body in common poses and take what you discover into your practice. Strengthen and improve your down dog, and plank poses, and push into inversions like handstand. Prepare and break through to LIFT OFF to new heights and embody your greatest possibilities. This workshop will feature step-by-step sequencing, applied anatomy, clear instructions, creative prop work, attention to alignment and stages appropriate for all yogis of all levels.
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.
- 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